Monday, August 29, 2011
Here's some photos from the drum circle we went to a few weeks ago. Gary liked it so much he now wants to get a drum, probably a conga. We're going to stop in to a place where we can get advice on what kind of drums to get. I still want to get a tongue drum. It was quite a relaxing yet energizing time. There were belly dancers, drum players, observers, and it was just plain fun at the beach.
I took my ceramic rain stick and my spirit jar and played those along with the music. I still have to fire the maracas which are nice and dry now. But I am thinking something ceramic might be heavy to keep shaking repeatedly. Drumming is a lot of exercise believe it or not.
We just talked to Gary's eighty-one year old uncle in Cranbury, New Jersey and he's OK. He said it's the second time in 50 years where he got water in his basement. He built his home and worked there in his own milk delivery service till he retired in his 70's. He got about five 5 gallon buckets full and had to pull his carpet up. His neighbor's whole basement filled up with water, but his land is graded improperly down towards his house. The downtown section fared much worse with several feet flooding the streets.
I mixed up some more mason stained slips and now I'm completely out of dry porcelain clay. Been working on a few more colorful pieces so stay tuned for those. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.