yes , plastic drum , better than no drum at all , I agree ...
... with the 100 degrees F, in summer that we have here, to the below zero F. that we have in winter , it works at best , even more when the temperatures can change of 40 degrees in an hour !!! ....
Do you mean that you have to heat the skin before playing , dry it ? how ?? ... Fire ??
Will you make Bodhrans one day ? for the beater , I wrap a chamois's skin around the wooden beater to get that lower boomy sound .
thank you for your advices about ink and paints , but hard fo me to try on a scrap piece , since I don't make the drums and I have not the intention to start that, I leave that to talented people like you !!
) I will find the way , I hope !
About the design ,it is inspired by celtic continental design that I see on archeological pieces mainly from the 6th to 4th century BC , to me there are more "talkative" that recent celtic design, but not really recognised as celtic by people today !?! , it is only my interpretation of this style , but It makes me happy when people are sensitive to it , it is an kind of echo from a lost symbolic language ! I meditate on every design and it give me the vibes of it , this one seems to talk about a walker between the worlds !
I added some "otherworldly birds" , we know why !?