My drum circle has disbanded and I’m thinking about getting rid of my drum (not on here so don’t start asking ;)). It’s a shame for it to gather dust when someone else could be using it. It’s a machine-made djembe drum. There was an awful black logo in the middle of the drum skin so I painted spirals over the top of it. I did them in acrylic paint. I wasn’t sure how long they would last but they survived repeating bashing very well so I decided to do more painting.
The upper motif is a lioness and is there to protect the drum from damage. The lower motif is a pair of dogs which represent friendship. It was supposed to help me share my drum without feeling bad about it. I was very worried about people damaging the drum skin. I’m very surprised and pleased about how well the paint has survived years of bashing; repeated stretching and unstretching.
In the next post I will share some photos of the hat I made for my drum.