Due to the nature of how I work, keeping an open and respectful mind and heart whenever the trees are able to gift me one of their branches,
I am unable to accept orders for flutes. My artistic vision is to ask the spirit of the tree how she would make the flute, if she could. This inquiry and ongoing inspiration and teaching from the trees is important to me, from the gathering of the branch, through the flute making process, and in how the completed flute is
made available to the public.
When a branch flute is completed, I'll take detailed photos and record a video sound sample to offer up on a sales page. This is similar to how many artists present their work on the walls of galleries. If someone is then inspired by my art and wants to
adopt an available branch flute, that flute has found a home.
Dryad Flutes are sold either through PayPal, with a set price,
first come first served, or through the auction process on eBay. This set price may seem at the high end of the 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 cannot visit the lumber store to simply purchase my wood. And I 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.
If this way of working and trading is acceptable to you, I'll be happy to include you in email notifications when a completed flute is available for adoption. Due to the care and attention I pour into each branch flute I make, and my need to make these flutes in harmony and balance with my life, I am only able to complete about one flute a month. To receive notifications of these available flutes,
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very much appreciated!