Making drums for troubled times
Drums giving back to me in the time of COVID
My drums are healing drums and part of my medicine role. Right now they are keeping me well as creativity helps me stay well to support others. We are shielding and they are such a boon. Making them is one thing that has kept me working through lockdown as a public service therapist working from home and being a carer at the same time.
Sales are ploughed back in to buy materials as much of my drum work is probono. See below some things we have been doing to stay strong and help others.
Lemmy helping my daughter pull a fur drum. COVID has delayed her operation so she has been very unwell but she is putting her artistry to good use. #artforwellness #covidart
13" horse drum has been reserved for a lovely woman who heals the land.
10 " women's drum. Tied with a women motif and showing "Our love is our strength" inscribed in the middle. Reserved and going to support an amazing public service worker who is grieving.
My personal drum of the moment for the missing and murdered indigenous women. Signed inside and decorated. If anyone wants this (with a beater) a donation of £80 to the First Nation women's work my Elder and their group do in downtown Vancouver will secure it. Email me. Posted free in the UK
This is a 12 inch turquoise drum and is for sale with beater. £125 plus post at cost. See below on wall top right.