Inside is an ever-growing collection crafted from the abundance of nature.
The sculptures are either oak or cedar – both aged for many years before being used – and are painstakingly cleaned and polished to new glory. (And when I say painstakingly, I mean it. Each piece takes at least 5-10 hours to clean, sand, buff, and finish; some take much longer than that.) Then, if the structure of the wood is suitable for a dreamcatcher, I weave one out of artificial sinew, adding beads and feathers as feels appropriate.
The feathers are a relatively new venture, having been generously donated by my turkeys.
Smudge fans are ancient tools, used with or without incense for clearing the air & drawing fresh energy to a person or space. They can be employed in ceremonies & rituals, on altars, or at home for personal use.
The fans I make are from 100% natural turkey feather (from my own free range turkeys), with handles either of cedar which I harvest myself, humanely harvested antler, or simply the feather’s own stem.
The utmost respect is given each piece before, during, & after completion, & I allow the “spirit” of the materials to dictate what it wants in respect to decoration, adornments, paint, etc. I don’t force colors or styles, even if I personally prefer them. The result is a diverse collection of personality & beauty. Some pieces are adorned with beads, bells, & trinkets, while others take on a more natural appearance. Some come together rather quickly, while others can take weeks to complete.
After completion, I sit with each piece & ask what name it would like. At times, the name comes immediately & strongly; I had the name Cicada, for example, almost before she was finished.
Click on the picture of each for a full description and its location. Currently, my fans and dreamcatchers are for sale in a couple of shops in downtown Wimberley, TX. If there’s one you absolutely must have (and I understand that feeling completely), let me know and I’ll try to get it for you.