I am calling this new frame drum from the Journey Oracle, the Sunshine Drum.
It is Cortes Island blacktail deer stretched on a 14" BC Spruce wood hoop.
The 9 pointed interlacement pattern was finished last night in yet another coastal rain shower, and I did not imagine that the sun would come today to participate in the drum's birthday portrait.
Perhaps it was the 9 Muses singing in the smoke-tanned strands of hitching that wrap the star.
Perhaps it was the clear, thin hide of the young deer whose skin created this smooth drum face.
All I know is that I stepped outside with this drum and my camera and the sun appeared, bringing a warm glow to this new sunshine drum.
THE SUNSHINE DRUM
14" hoop of BC Spruce wood
Cortes Island blacktail deer hide
9 point Star of the Muse interlacement handfast
wrapped in smoke-tan hitching
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