Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flesh Hides


Heart Beat Drum 017, originally uploaded by bruceinthewind.

Last weekend I had the experience of fleshing, cleaning and stretching a fresh cow hide with my friend Bruce. It's not an activity for the faint of heart. He is making a community drum and I plan to continue helping him.

Pretty cool, eh?

10 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

Sure is mister!

luthien said...

absolutely!

nici said...

WOW! I hope you will keep us updated on its progress...

annie kelleher said...

i have to be honest and admit that "cool" and "pretty" weren't the words that came to MY mind...

Divaeva said...

that is waaay awesome! :)

Leather Made Nice said...

Well done!! I bet your arms were sore at the end of the day. I look forward to a subsequent post. ;)

Laura Rose said...

wow, that is way impressive!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

It looks like hard work...and smelly too!! But what a great feeling of achievement when the jobs complete.
Lucky you to be involved in this great project.

Teresa Kintner Gunderson said...

Fantastic! Looks both cool & pretty to me. I can't wait to see pictures of the finished drum.

Jane said...

I can tell you my friend it is well worth it.
I have one and the sound is OUT of this world.
I've had mine 8 years and it's still excellent.