Tag Archives: Crafts

Carved Wood Spoons

I enjoy carving green wood into wooden spoons using an axe and knife. The first batch of spoons I carved were from  horse chestnut.  It was such an enjoyable experience and I really liked that the whole operation was portable.  I could take the axe and knife with me and carve “on the road,” so-to-speak.  When making flutes […]

Carved Wood Spoons

Wood spoons carved as Christmas gifts

Six of my carved wooden spoons are now in new homes. A friend made a special order for Christmas gifts. This order of gift spoons was a lot of fun to create and shows a range of wood and spoon styles. The lilac spoon (second from right) was from a tree in Ontario, Canada. The […]

GLAM 2018 poster

GLAM Craft Show, Dec. 2

The GLAM Craft Show is a great way to find holiday gifts made by local artisans and crafters. This year’s GLAM event on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at First Magnitude Brewery. Admission is free. I’ll be selling several sizes of my fun pen, ink & watercolors. My […]

sweetgum carved spoons

Carving sweetgum spoons

I’ve been carving spoons from sweetgum this week. The wood was given to me friend who collected a couple of sweetgum branches while out running. The sweetgum tree was being taken down as part of a homeowner’s efforts to clear trees in anticipation of hurricane season. My friend knew I like to “rescue” parts of […]

Handmade wood holiday gifts

Now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping. I have a number of handcrafted wood items that can help you give special gifts to the special people on your list. Native American Style Flutes Give the gift of music with one of my Native American-style flutes. My flutes are designed to be easy […]

A Philosophy of Carving Spoons

From time to time I get interesting and/or encouraging correspondence through my website/blog. Recently, I have had a few comments and queries on my spoon carving. For example, I appreciated hearing from Mrs. B who wrote to tell me about her adventures in beginning spoon carving.  She is fortunate to have so many trees on […]

WrenSong Woods branch flutes

Making Music at Leesburg Art Festival

The Leesburg Art Festival was an enjoyable event and an opportunity for me to share my flutes and kanteles. A great part of the two-day festival was the full-day live music on the stage near my display tent. I could hear flute and drum music all day. I enjoyed meeting members of the Riverwind Flute Circle and performing on […]

Leesburg Art Festival 2016 poster

WrenSong Woods at Leesburg Art Festival 2016

The Leesburg Art Festival is this weekend, March 12 and 13, and I’ll be there selling my WrenSong Woods musical instruments. In addition to selling my instruments, I’ve been invited to go on stage and perform with members of the Riverwind Flute Circle. Thanks to Deb Almy, who I met at Flute Haven, for the invitation […]

Check out arts and crafts and the South Main Street art scene at SoMA, Oct. 16

The SoMA Art Media Hub will be the site of the October Gainesville Arts Market, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 16) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I’ll be there selling my flutes and kanteles and a collection of my small art pieces that are great for gifts. My colorfully painted stones are just right for helping manage […]

Join me for Indie Craft Show – July 25, 2015

Join me for the Indie Craft Show on Saturday, July 25, at the Holy Trinity Episcopal School in Gainesville, Florida. My handmade wooden flutes and kanteles will be on sale, including some of my special branch flutes. This a great time to purchase musical instruments to enjoy this summer and even begin rehearsing holiday favorites. […]

mandala painted on stone

Lake stones transform into colorful décor

I’ve been enjoying making stone art, using the stones from a lake’s beach. The size and shape of each stone helps me decide what the stone will feature on its surface. A round stone becomes a mandala. I may start with just one dot at the center and then build out and repeat patterns as […]

Earthskills gathering provides insight into basic skills from earlier times

Hand-cutting logs to become beams of a building. Weaving baskets out of palm fronds. Using blacksmithing skills to create a knife. The Florida Earthskills gathering in Hawthorne was a step back in time to remember the many skills that people used to have to create their own homes, food and clothing – without construction companies, […]