Thursday, February 11, 2010

myths, legends and drumming

Lately I have lost my partner Morgan to a book more than a drum. But the book is about drumming, so maybe its not so different. 

When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond is just amazing, I have been sneaking reads while Morgan is at work. Most surprising for me has been how much of our history, our mythology has been ignored or worse, changed, to suit the times.

This book is helping to inspire me, to spur me on. In the past I have scared easily and talked big but rarely acted. I guess I have just got tired of that, finally. So this year I will make time for dance lessons, for making music, for art. Strangely, it's easier with a baby to care for. I don't want to be mediocre as he deserves so much better. 

 Having a partner who is also an artist is a help... and a hindrance. When I say I need time to create he understands. But I have to say it, or he will just drum all day. 
Though the items shown have nothing to do with most of the rest of this post, I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful art I have found in the last week that inspire me and remind me of my desire to be more mythical. Please go check out some more of their work.


AnastasiaC said...

cool picks!!

Hellena Post said...

How do you get your photo's to post themselves in different locations on your page?? And to be interspersed by writing? I can only seem to get 5 photo's in a row and then the writing under it, and I'd like it to be more flexible....

hannahfaerie said...

Thanks for the comments!
Hellena, I push and pull and copy and paste and click and drag till I get them where I want. I'm sure there is a 'proper' way, but I just bully them. Sorry I can't help more :(