Tag Archives: Gainesville Florida

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro put on a great show in Gainesville. I really enjoyed the performance! The concert was more than two hours of music. Some songs he performed with his electric and bass guitar players. Some songs he performed solo. He performed a wide range of songs, showing the versatility of the ukulele and […]

Gainesville Flute Circle

Gainesville Flute Circle

It has been another successful year for the Gainesville Flute Circle.  Thanks to Jim Torrence for leading the monthly meetings and to all who joined in to play and share in a love of the music from the many styles of Native American flute. If you live in or near Gainesville and are interested in […]

Arts Festival: Thornebrook, Oct. 1-2, 2016

Join me at the Arts Festival at Thornebrook, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. Both days the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ll be located in space 49, selling handcrafted items made from wood. I’ll have my WrenSong Native American style flutes. I’ve created a new book on playing the flute that comes free with […]

Join me for Gainesville Arts Market Earth Day Celebration, April 16

Join me in celebrating the beauty of nature by attending the Gainesville Arts Market Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. My handcrafted work showcases the many ways natural wood can be transformed into musical instruments and other items to help you enjoy a little touch of nature in your […]

Judy and her flutes at Spring Garden Festival 2015

Bell Wood Turners at Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival

Woodturning, colorful flowers and plants, and warm weather. What a great combination for the Spring Garden Festival at the Kanapaha Botanical Garden in Gainesville, Fla. More than 6,000 are expected to attend the two-day event. The last day of the event is tomorrow, Sunday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I really enjoyed […]

Leah with several years worth of collected bottle tops

Creativity and upcycling

What sparks your creativity? One source of creativity for me is a visit to Satchel’s Pizza – and, of course, having a Satchel’s pizza. The wall paintings, the mosaic floor tiles, the hanging decorations are an array of color and pattern. The visual creativity designed by Satchel and his employees promotes my own creative thinking. […]

Gifts and holiday spirit at Winter Gift Fair, Dec. 14

Join me tomorrow — Sunday, Dec. 14 — for Blue Oven Kitchen’s Winter Gift Fair. The event is at the Vine, 627 Main Street, in Gainesville, from 2 to 6 p.m. I’ll be one of the 30 vendors and will have gift items for your holiday shopping or for a special gift for you. To […]

Glam Craft Festival offers holiday shopping fun

The Glam Craft Festival will be brightening the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the historic Mustang Hangar near the Gainesville Airport. I’m one of more than 60 artists and crafters who will have their work for sale. If you’re in the Gainesville area, I hope you’ll attend […]

Glam Craft Show

If you are in Gainesville on December 8, drop by the Glam Craft Show. From the look of the many vendors, it promises to have a wide range of great ideas and possibilities for your Christmas shopping. I’m excited to be there this year with Native American style flutes, wood burned platters, Christmas ornaments, unique jewelry […]