The Dictionary definition for twaddle/twaddling is:
trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.
verb (used with object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
3. to utter as twaddle.

Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tag Tuesday - Africa

For this weeks Tag Tuesday theme of, 'Africa', I used my inktense watercolour pencils and created a Djembe drum.

I play in a local group with some incredibly talented & inspiring women. The Djembe is a rope-tuned, skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands originally from West Africa. According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying, "Anke djé, anke bé" which tranlates to, "everyone gather together in peace", and defines the drums purpose. 
A favourite quote of my teacher is ~ 
The spirit of the drum is something that you feel but cannot put your hands on,
It does something to you from the inside out . . .
It hits people in so many different ways.
But the feeling is one that is satisfying and joyful.
It is a feeling that makes you say to yourself, ‘
I’m glad to be alive today! I’m glad to be part of this world!”
—Babatunde Olatunji

Until next time..........
........thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' *hugs* 


  1. The drum is beautiful Mo and it was lovely to hear a bit about it. Have to admit I have never heard of these drums but I would love to see you and the group playing them! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you for the kid words about the drum Anne. I will try to find a link for you but we are only on it very fleetingly :o) xx

  2. It's a very appropriate tag theme for you Mo, I'm glad you were able to bring in your drumming skills. The drum looks really good. Well done missus xxx

    1. Thank you Lynn. Did you get the link I messaged you on fb? Xx

  3. Beautiful tag and I really enjoyed the drum poem too. You did an lovely job with your inktense pencils.

    1. Thank you so much Angie. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work through the online class. :o))

  4. Love your drum tag, and the interesting post! Sorry, I have only come by today, I am still having BIG computer problems! Hugs, Valerie

    1. Thank you Valerie, I'm glad you like the drum. It must be so frustrating having your computer misbehaving, especially as you use it every day. I hope it gets sorted quickly for you. :o)


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