Friday, July 1, 2016

Flute Video & Voting Time!

It's time to vote for the PCAGOE July "Music" themed Challenge! Our guild members, as always, have come up with some inspiring entries. It's always so fun to see how each artist interprets the theme differently. Check out the 6 entries for this month:

You can vote for your 3 favorite entries at the PCAGOE blog. Voting is open until July 7th at midnight EST.

I was delighted to find the Sound Waves Flute that I made for this challenge featured on Polymer Clay Daily early this week! I was grateful too, that some of my favorite facebook pages shared this project (The Blue Bottle Tree, Strebe Designs & Paisley Lizard Designs). Many thanks to all the polymer people and friends who've shared my blog link to this project. Thanks too, for all of the wonderful comments and reactions! 

In the past week, since the original posting, I've received a lot of questions about the polymer covered flute, most of which were geared toward whether the flute actually plays, and whether the sound was affected by the addition of the polymer. So, I created a video contrasting the polymer flute to the uncovered flute. Forewarning: my flute playing is quite bad, since I do not play more than an occasional once or twice a year "pulling it out of the closet to see if I can still play" session.  It has been over 25 years since I played on a regular basis, so keep that in mind when you review the video. 

I don't really detect much difference between the sound of the covered flute and the sound of the uncovered flute.... it would be nice to hear the difference with a flautist who can play well, alas I have no such source. I hope this will adequately answer the questions that people have asked. Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

And don't forget to head over and vote for the PCAGOE challenge, one lucky voter wins a prize every month, it could be you this month!!



  1. Thank you for playing for us! A slight difference was picked up by my untrained ear, but certainly not enough for a person who was learning to play or in a school marching band or something. I love what you did and kudos to you for putting your playing and your project on video for us to enjoy! hugs to you!

    1. Thank you Carla, for checking out the video, and for your comments! :)

  2. Wow, great video and you are very good at it. You must have been awesome when you played all the time. Now, I know nothing about playing the flute or music for that matter. I mostly play the radio. I did hear a difference, the covered flute was deeper in sound. Did you cover the mouth piece? That could be what made the difference. Either way you sound pretty good and wonderful idea for the challenge. Congrats on all the "press" you got from this project. Very much deserved.

    1. Aww, thanks Line for your kind comments about my playing and about the project! ;) Honestly I was never more than an average high-school flute player, at best. I think the highest chair I achieved back then was 5th, maybe 4th chair, but I'm not positive about that (memory is lagging)... so many more talented players than me (both then and obviously, now!) ;)


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