Friday, October 22, 2010

my drum

This is my cottonwood drum, made in Taos, New Mexico.  It has been with me for 30 years now.  It has taken me and many friends on Shamanic journies, and Spirit Canoes.  It is a powerful drum, indeed.  Its sound is the sound of the Earth.  I painted the thundercloud on it because I love the Thunderbeings; great grandfathers.  I play it when it rains, and give thanks.  During the NYC Marathon, I play it for the runners, and many respond to it very visibly. 


  1. don't you know how much i would love to hear it!!!!


  2. It's a lovely drum, Myth. I can almost hear it from here. I really love the way the criss-cross pattern of the tuning strings has become one with the wood over the years.

  3. Beautiful and I know the sound of the drum goes right to the heart of who hears it.

  4. I have made many of the double-skinned variety and yours is a beauty.......


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