I recently attended a workshop with Jennifer Wust of Mountain River Drums and created my own frame drum- this is Riversong.
Jen makes beautiful drums and leads drum circles,
these are some of her hard working drums and they have been played by many people over many years.
We have decided to collaborate on painted drums with Jen creating these beauties and me painting on them. So she has sent these ones up for me to experiment on and get used to what will work on them.
So far I have tested various inks, stains, paints and dyes for application and they will need to go back out and do some more work now to see how the drums work with these art materials on them and also how the art materials hold up to life as a working medicine drum.