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Archive for February, 2010

Aotearoa

Playing into the earth at Rawhiti cave

Dried, drilled and almost ready to sing

At work in Waihola

It was a rainy day in Dunedin January 2009 as we were hitching with a sign reading “SOMEWHERE DRY” when we were taken by a beautiful couple who welcomed us into their home for two nights and ended up offering a place for some drying elder branches to spend the year. Well during our three weeks back in New Zealand this January we spent an amazing week with our friends at their lakeside home sharing meals, stories, inspiration and laughter alongside the drilling and bark removal preparing the dry elder branches to bring to Australia where they’ll be turned into flutes. Thankyou so much Richard and Lucy.

It’s exciting to have so much material, nice and dry, just waiting to be worked on. I can’t wait to see, hear and feel what all these branches are going to turn into.

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