Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sketch 16 of 365 - face

drummer girl

I discovered recently that I love drums -- particularly djembe drums and bongos that you play by hand. I love everything about them, from the craftsmanship and the feel of them beneath my hand, to the amazing sounds they make when held in different ways and beaten on different parts of their surface. Like a heartbeat, I feel it right at my core. It is an activity that keeps me very much in the present moment, and I think that is part of why it feels so satisfying. That, and the fact that it stimulates so many of the senses at once.

 I have no formal training in music of any kind, but that has never stopped me from beating my drum.

It reminds me of a quote I once read --
The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

PS - Thank you Nate, for the drum. I have cherished it every day since you left it with me.


Createology said...

Yes, I had to Google djembe drums and heard the master Lamin Jassey playing. The sound is amazing and I can attest to it alerting the senses. Play your drum dear...

Marilyn Rock said...

pa rum pa pum pum! You and your drum! I love thinking about you with your djembe drum. It's got to be very meditative and peaceful.

Keep drumming and sketching!

Missed you last night....xxoo M

fran p. said...

I have no idea of what a djembe drum is or how it sounds but it doesn't surprise me that you play it! I will google this drum soon so I'm not in the dark. Keep playing, making music and creating this little legless beauties. I have an amazing idea of what you can do with your little lovelies....I will share when I talk to you to the beat of your drum and heart!!!