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.

2 comments:

Elephunk said...

I've never made a gourd drum. Sounds fun, but difficult. I hope you post pictures when you are finished!

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

It is one of those projects that has a lot of steps.