All drum art is original hand painted heARTwork by Tonja Michelle, which was created by her late big brother, *Scott Anthony Gabryshak (*SAGe Altar Gifts, estate) who passed while working on a crabbing boat in Alaska in 1998. He made the frontpage of the "Alaska Fisherman's Journal" for the biggest Opilio season in history and died two days later.
Scotty & I grew up on my Grandparent’s land; Hoodsport, in Washington State & in Kitsap County, they were early 1900 homesteader’s from Norway. We learned how to respect & live very close to the land & hold ancient traditions Sacred. To my knowledge, we are not Native origin, but our souls are deeply connected to the Sacred Ways & Honoring the Circe Of Life, sharing the stories that continue to Inspire & Bless the shared awakening of the #1heART on #1eARTh.
After becoming executor of my brother’s *SAGe, estate, the answer to my prayer of how best to memorialize Scotty’s Tribal Style Line art, was to place it on Shaman Drums. It resonated so deeply, that I announced to the family what I had heard & checked out three books from the library of how to make them the very same day. Astonishingly, three days later, the great Spirit introduced me to the Wakan (Sacred) Drum Maker, Chuck Wilson & the journey deepened. Not only were the drums beautiful, but Chuck had specifically chosen sacred altar woods from all corners of eARTh, uniting all tribes on one frame & with strong intent, included the his version of a Medicine Wheel on the outer ring. On the fourth day, Chuck had gifted me a family Drum & three new "canvases" ("shaman drums) to paint on, even the paints needed were within walking distance from my hOMe, everything aligned as I had the courage to act upon the whispering of Spirit.
Tonja is the owner of the graphic arts company BeauTonian Arts Collection, w/ heARTnSOUL™️ and all art is copyright protected. Custom drum heARTwork is available, give Tonja a call and discuss your vision.
Pricing for Hand Painted Artwork:
Designs start at $222.00 *usd each. (*usual suggestion donation; this allows for perfect reciprocity, while some are able to offer more monetarily than others, some may feel the need to answer the call to become more involved with patronage & to open up other opportunities of exchange so each of us may flourish.)
100 character Vajrasattva Mantra in Sanskrit to further tie into the blessings given. Vajrasattva’s mantra is a powerful purification prayer that invokes the mind streams of all the Buddhas. Call for pricing as drum size is considered.
All other artwork – ask Tonja for a price quote.
Custom art – Start a conversation with Tonja for your project for a price quote. We ask for 50% deposit to start & the balance at completion.
Light responding to mantras on the Indian Prayer Stone next to the labyrinth at eARTh Sanctuary, WA.
Equinox 2021 "Forever Young" (Scotty's Totem Animal) visits the Glass Gardens across from eARTh Sanctuary, Whidbey Island.
"Eyes of Infinity" w/ the 100 Letter Vajrasattva in Sanskrit adorning the rim. Customized w/ Panther paws to reflect the drum Keeper's totem animal.
"Forever Young" colored Orca (Scotty's Totem Animal) visit's Chief Sealth.
"Sophia Dragon" painted for Summer Solstice Star Gathering at the Serpent Mounds, 2022. Tonja Michelle
"Sentient Star" w/ Red Rim of Protection & ankhs acting as portal guardians to the 16 rays. Adorned with the 100-Letter Vajrasattva Mantra in Sanskrit
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