Monday, July 06, 2009
Gourd Drum in Blue
My boyfriend just finished another gourd drum. Now he's finished two and I haven't finished any. I still have to do some sanding on the rim of mine before I can put the head on it. But his experiments with lacing will help me do mine better, so it's all good. I find the whole process intimidating, but seriously what's the worst thing that could happen? I could tear the head? Crack the gourd? Both things can be fixed, right?
I asked my friend on Etsy what I could paint on the head with and he said acrylic or henna. So I told my boyfriend that. He got very excited because he wants to make another canvas quiver and painting it with henna sounded like a solution to a problem that he's had for awhile. Henna is made from plant leaves and is a lovely reddish brown usually.