Ok then. Back from
The festival was a real treat. Aside from selling some flutes, I hung out with Mark Holland, Jan Seiden, Jeff Martindale, and the fallen branch flute folks, Leonard Lone Crow, and 23 other flutemakers. I even bought a flute from Leonard, and let my compadre Mark Slater, peddle flute cases from my table. The best part was the whole event was about 12 steps away from my motel room door…but It was humid. It was REALLY humid. Something about all the lakes, and the moist wind bumping up against the Ozarks..I didn’t get it. But I’ve been to
As you can see from the photo, they liked me…….well, they liked my flutes anyway. I was probably best characterized as mildly irritating. I know the term “colorful” was used. I was subsequently offered $2,130.00 for the flute. I turned it down, and did so because I knew folks were going to want to see the first place flute, and I didn’t want to be the one to tell them it was in a car trunk headed for
The return trip was a breeze. I shipped 15 lbs. of flutes in a 45lb. German military foot locker via UPS, TO the festival, because at
Once I got home, I had to clean house web-wise. So I posted eight new flutes this morning. I have a little trick photo thing on the home page of a couple of my first flutes, and another shot of the flute that won at the festival, when you fiddle with your mouse over the picture. Cute.
As of this afternoon, I’m working on a flute of Blue Mahoe, which I don’t even think is wood, and camphor burl, which makes my shop smell like a cough drop. Too much information.
Way to go Richard. Your flutes and you deserve this! Keep up the good work.