The May 30th post highlighted the community created by Karen Ness and her family, sharing stories, singing, laughing—her own words:

“We sang and laughed heartily into the night – my eyes are still swollen from laughing so hard I was crying. What brought us all back to the table after dinner was not dessert. It was Treewhispers!! And then it was the talk of whispers and melodies of the forest that lead to searching for the old guitar that was last played….. And then someone searched out an old song book. And then we continued to create our rounds as we sang and laughed into a new day. It was a perfect Sabbath evening in Israel! Love that you were there!!”

The paper rounds arrived safely protected by a recycled cereal box, posted in a padded envelope bedazzled with an array of fascinating stamps. I can’t help but think that these beautiful paper rounds are “charged” with the energy of the night—the songs, the stories and by the hands who made them. Thank you, Karen and family, and thank you to all who have participated in one way or another in the ongoing Treewhispers project.




Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

WoodSwimmer from bfophoto on Vimeo.

Shaking it up!

The staff at the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago get in on the fun using an incredibly delightful and easy method of recycling paper.

The staff at the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago are using a simple and incredibly fun method of recycling paper into.


Children, parents, grandparents, caretakers, camps and school groups are making paper and sharing tree stories at the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago.


Photos by Pamela Paulsrud

Treewhispers is on the move!

The Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is hosting Treewhispers June 15-August 13, 2017. Stop in at the Spotlight Studio to walk through the “forest” and share your personal story about trees. (You know—did you ever climb a tree, plant a tree or have a favorite tree? I’m convinced everyone has a connection to a tree.)