Since we haven't had much snow to shovel (well apart from the big storm which is falling right now leaving snow up to my knees on the drive way!), I've had time to get creative. I spent a wonderful weekend making my very own hand held drum with Nova at Red Tail. Woohoo! this was something that I have been wanting to do ever since I was taught the Reiki Drum Technique back in the UK. The whole weekend was totally amazing as we honoured the stag whose hide was being used, and honoured the hemlock (whose wood is used in the hoop). Had a lot of fun kind of tie dyeing my hide with a natural dye made up of black walnut and the result is awesome (if I say so myself). The drum is just about dry now and ready for activation, slightly worried that it might not be tight enough but I can't face the idea of re-stringing the hide because that was a real challenge. (couldn't have done it without the help of Carlina and Nova actually and encouragement from the other fabulous women).