A Dryad Magic Flute
Torrey Pine Branch Flute in Fm
Your interest in Dryad Flutes is greatly appreciated! And I will be very happy to send out email notices to you when I've completed an available flute, along with photos and a video sound sample of what it looks and sounds like. Currently these will be offered either directly from this website through PayPal purchasing, first come first served, or through the eBay auction process.
Due to the unique challenge of making unsplit, solid bore branch flutes and not knowing what species of tree or size and character of branches might grace my life, or how a particular branch might want to be voiced and tuned, I can no longer accept flute orders or commissions. When I was accepting them, attempting to fill requests for specific keys and tunings in a particular species of tree within a given period of time, the stress of trying to keep up with demand negatively impacted my health. And the healing intent that had inspired my flute making suffered as well. So I returned to my original vision -- asking how the spirit of the tree would make the flute, if it could. And this consideration, this respect for the tree first, for the Earth first, remembering the importance of a deep and balanced relationship with natural community, has brought me back home again to the peace and artistry of what is for me right livelihood.
My flutes may seem to be on the higher 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 mass market these flutes. They are intended as individual works of healing art, made sustainably and in good fellowship with the diverse web of life on this one, beautiful, blue-green planet we all share. Please do send me an email if you'd like to be notified of newly available Dryad Flutes!
With Love and Peace,