A Little Egg Music

In life, and camping, it’s all about the folks you meet along the way.  During the last art show I participated in, I was displaying next to the woman who makes these wonderful clay flutes.  Over the hours we shared stories of our dogs and lives and travels.  We started talking about this blog and Egg adventures and Doris said she would be willing to depart from her beautiful, beautiful animals and try a Casita flute.

This charming piece is her creation.


Doris is a perfectionist and wasn’t as pleased with the sound this one creates because  of the proximity of the tire blowhole placement to the airconditioner air release.  I think it’s just charming, though.  I suppose one could ask her to make one with the blow hole on a bigger propane tank in front and just painting on a black hitch if better pitch over  physical accuracy was desired.  I think Doris would welcome that challenge.

Doris, in her 80s, creates.  She has no interest in Internet or charge cards so should you want to talk to her about creating one for you or commissioning a beautiful animal flute, you’ll have to call her and send her a check.  Her info is in this picture.  I have no financial interest in the sales other than I love Doris and it’s fun to support the artists I meet.



(Prices on her Ocarinas vary but this was quite time consuming and runs about $75 US.)

If music be the food of love, play on.  ~~Shakespeare

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3 thoughts on “A Little Egg Music

  1. How very sweet this story and so Beautiful her creation!! Great find…both the flute and the new friendship! Thanks again Ann! 🙂


  2. Ann, I met Doris about 15 years ago ~ at the U City Dog Park, and also at an art festival. The flute she made you is adorable! Also, I met you years ago thru Mary James, and you gave us a tour of your house!  The broom I bought from you at the Farmer’s market has finally worn out!  I’m keeping it, as the handle is still a work of art. I’m really enjoying your camping blog.  We’ll be setting off in our Bambi by next spring!sharon logan


    1. So nice to meet you here again. We are closing up our 20 years in STL and headed for the Mountains! The new house is from the 80s and just as much a project –in need of serious elbow grease creativity and love. Stay tuned to the blog for more details. It’s 185 acres and we already have two easy camper sites with stellar mountain views and a pond that we will stock for fishing.

      The muted tones of our current Rufus Porter style are giving way to vibrant mountain murals in the new place. It’s daunting right now but by this time next year, I hope to have made great, great progress. Hope you’ll come visit.

      Enjoy your travels.


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