Here is some of the wo rk I do making drums. People gath er to play drums and drums gath er to play th
Operating as usual
No big changes in the wo rk I do. Any work I ma il out gets sprayed with alcohol disinfecta nt.
New work done with new metho ds. Walnut and cherry blocks stairstepp ed around the body of the she ll with maple rims. It h as been in progress for about 6 wee ks, which is 3 times longer th an the usual time to make a comple te large drum and stand. I sti ll move a bit slowly. I wi ll show progress pictures as the progre ss comes.
New work to show. It go es to its new home as so on as it dries. First pictures a re drum shell on its stand up on bloc ks Ropes go on next. Ne xt is the finished drum "in t he wet".
Recent work. Horn and gou rd rattles painted and decorated by my wi fe Carol.
Chemo is done. Was I ev er ready for that. Once t he aftereffects recede I will be ba ck to doing regular projects. N ew stuff!
I have started chemotherapy for lympho ma so my work will be slow ed down for a while. T he worst is already past with fir st treatment done. Results were excellent. I ha ve work in progress that I wi ll show as it gets completed. He re is a gourd done in 2015. Paint ed by my wife Carol.
15 Inch Elk drum painted by my wi fe Carol
I will proudly be displaying th is drum at my booth at Southe rn Equine Expo in Feb. (it wi ll also be for sale). I u se drums similar to this when leadi ng my Body, Mind, Equine Retreats. Th ey are made by master drum mak er Bob Lawson and painted by Car ol Lawson of MAWG Drums of Robbinsvil le, NC.
16 inch 12 sided Elk dr um painted by Cindy Hughes of Hor se Lady Gifts
Finished drum...so nice to loosen up creative ly after close jewelry work.
I have h ad a most enjoyable creative weekend painti ng a hand drum for friend a nd drum maker Bob Lawson. This dr um will be presented at the Southe rn Equine Expo in February. For informati on on drums contact Bob at [email protected]
F or my jewelry go to www.horseladygifts.com a nd follow me on Facebook....Horse Lady Gif ts & Cindy Hughes
Horn rattle .Top and bottom of t he cow horn section is thin shee ts of holly wood. Handle is rhododendr on. The sound is sharp a nd imposing.
This is drum nerd stuff. T he stick frame helps me lay o ut the size and shape of t he drum. I will make t he internal braces with the help of th is frame.
Well, the cedar drum went to i ts new home today. Starting t he next one shortly.
36 inch Buffalo drum. O ak and Walnut frame. A dozen peop le can sit at this size of dr um.
Buffalo hand drum painted by my wi fe Carol.
Red Drum Singers at the Ashevil le Percussion Festival several years ago. Sev en Woods frame with Buffalo heads.
Cowhide hand drum dyed with Bir ch Root.
Maple and Ash frame, Buffalo hea ds. It's been a while on th is one.
Small elk hide hand drums dy ed with natural dyes.
Red Cedar drum with Elk hea ds
24 inch painted poplar drum wi th cowhide heads. This is my travelli ng drum circle drum.
Small cedar and light Buffalo dr um.
I see I've been neglecting th is page. Making and doing bo th draw me away from the comput er. I will be posting pictur es of work, both past and prese nt.
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