Last evening on the occasion of the new moon, I met my dear friend Tyra for some girlfriend time. We had delectable things to eat and drink and we spent a great deal of time talking about everything. When we were finished, we took a walk and made our way into one of my favorite stores, Ten Thousand Villages. There I was drawn to an hour-glass shaped drum that was hanging on the wall. I immediately took it down, hung it on my shoulder and began to drum. The sound was so intimate and gentle, it was soothing to the soul. I bought the drum and include pictures of it here.
In July of 2007 I made my first frame drum from deer skin. It was a very beautiful, sacred experience for me. In January of this year, I started attending a monthly drum circle and fell in love with drumming.
The steady beat of the drum is such a soothing balm for me. The deep boom-boom calling me to loosen and let go the cares of the day, creating visions of ancient ritual in my mind's eye, filling me with sacred energy.