Of course I had to go make the mother of all drums! This baby is over 18 inches tall! I envision her (definitely a 'she') with a some beads on the leather strap, and a henna mandala on the head. (Glazing will present it's own dilemma, but I'm thinking something neutral...)
And nor have I made a lotus bowl in many, many months....
I was getting discouraged with both endeavors in the past and my time was consumed with orders...but somehow made room for some inspiration to peek thru after the mayhem of moving.