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The art of making branch flutes encourages respect and consideration for the trees first. For the Earth first. When out gathering a branch for a flute, I'll open my heart to the spirit of the tree and her natural community, expressing appreciation for their existence, balance and beauty. Only then will I ask if there's a branch that might want to sing. If there is, a prayer of gratitude is offered before gathering. If no branch is available or willing, I'll enjoy the greater blessing of simple communion with the web of life.
This connection and relationship with the spirit of the tree continues through the flute making process, asking the tree how she might make the flute, given my hands, ears and eyes to work with. And if creation grants that our collaboration finds a high quality voice in the branch, wonderful! I'll then take detailed photos and record a video sound sample to offer up on a web page ~ similar to how many artists hang their work on the walls of galleries. If someone is enchanted enough by this one-of-a-kind branch flute and wants to adopt her,
the flute has found a home.
Due to the nature of how I gather and work with the branches,
keeping an open mind and heart to what the trees want to give me
and how they would make the flute, I'm unable to accept special orders or requests for specific species or keys.
Dryad Flutes may seem at the high end of the pricing scale.
This is due to the difficulty of the solid bore design I use
and the time, care and attention required in making concert/recording quality flutes from one-of-a-kind tree branches ~ one at a time.
I simply cannot and will not mass produce/market my flutes.
They are intended as individual works of healing art,
made sustainably and in good relationship with this
beautiful, living planet we all share.
Adopting a Dryad Flute
If this way of working and trading is acceptable to you, your interest in Dryad Flutes is greatly appreciated and I'll be happy to include you in email notificaitons, when completed flutes are available for adoption. These will be offered directly from this website through PayPal purchasing, first come first served. Please send me an email
if you'd like to be notified.
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