i received an email yesterday reminding me of the first anniversary of my Strings of Light CD.
Wow! Can it be so? It seems like only a few months.
The... Read more
Greetings and Holiday Wishes
I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and also update you all on an exciting addition to my harp healing practice.
In a few months I... Read more
The world of digital music
My education in the digital world continues.
But, today I am including a link to Amazon!!! Wow, that is a concept!!!! Amazon.
When you have a moment, please... Read more
This will probably be my last post on Kickstarter.
I just wanted to update you all on the past month's activities and also ask that you contact me if you... Read more
I've spent the last few weeks working on my CD Baby account and also a Bandcamp account. CD Baby seems to be finished. I expect to have Bandcamp... Read more
Just wanted to remind you of link to The Tank. They have some really neat stuff coming up this summer. I hope I can soon return to play there....................was really... Read more
CD Baby, Amazon, ITunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, FB CD Baby MusicStore, oh my, oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goodness........am I ever overwhelmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Learning much about the days of digital music, etc...................oh where, oh where is that simple recorder and tapes!!! Some of you can relate.
But, I... Read more
Just checking in..................
I think I mailed the last of the CDs out to you folks! I am in the process of getting those digital versions out to those who chose this as... Read more
This week was very busy with a CD launch celebration, mailing out posters and CDs and getting those digital folks set up. Wow!
The feedback has been very wonderful and... Read more
Ah, yes one more thing..............
Here is photo of the actual CD........................................................
Drum roll please.........................introducing
The Strings of Light CD.
Here are the photos of front and back of CD jacket:
To see more of Mary Lamery's beautiful art work go to her website www.mlamery.com. ... Read more
The day has arrived...............
Sometime between 4 pm and 7 pm East Coast time 1,000 CDs will be arriving at my doorstep. I could barely sleep last night! So exciting!!!!!!
And, on Sunday May... Read more
I am expecting to chat with Oasis CD Manufacturing folks today. They are fabulous to work with, I highly recommend them.
And, also expecting to see those CD babies at... Read more
Off to the races
The Strings of Light CD is being manufactured as we speak! I am looking forward to getting boxes next week. Then on Sunday, May 20th, we are having an open house/CD... Read more
So this is the week Oasis CD Productions works on the actual Strings of Light CD.
I expect to have the CD production completed by early next week and really... Read more
Off to the production company
So this is the week we are submitting all the pieces for Oasis CD Manufacturing to do their stuff and produce the CD, the kool CD jacket cover and then... Read more
Headin' down the home stretch
Had a great meeting with my graphic design gal. It was fun to see her play around on the laptop and show different angles, different colors, different grades of darkness... Read more
Posting some shots of me at ONE Wellness Center for harp healing Friday.
And meanwhile, I meet with my graphic artist on Monday and hope to get the CD jacket... Read more
Moving to the finish line
Things are moving along. I am about to meet with my graphic design artist. The tracks on the CD have been rearranged. Photos that will be on CD jacket cover... Read more
Greetings from the recording studio
Wow, what an experience and eye opener yesterday was. So much to focus on, listen to intently and analyze at every second. I have a new appreciation of what those... Read more
The excitement builds
I've been working on the insert page for the CD. It is now complete, just need to have it proofread.
The most exciting news is that tomorrow I go to... Read more
A standing ovation
Whilst searching through old photos on Easter Day I found one of my harp. It is from about 6 years ago when I spent a weekend at Lily Dale Assembly.... Read more
Thank you to all of you who have responded to my emails about information on where the CDs will be mailed or delivered. I hope to speak to Seth this... Read more
The past weeks have been filled with me working on ways to transfer the digital form of the Strings of Light CD to those of you that selected... Read more
The work continues
As Seth is in the recording studio working on Strings of Light, and Mary is painting away in her studio in Seattle, I am working on the insert page for... Read more
Update on the process of Strings of Light CD
Seth tells me he is working on one piece each day. He says it is a challenge that he is really enjoying. I am hoping to hear some of the... Read more
The first day at the recording studio.............................
Today I met with Seth to get an idea of this process of making a CD. I had lots of questions. Seth has done this many times, for himself and... Read more
The work begins
Stay tuned for photos and full report of my first day at the recording studio to work on Strings of Light CD. And the artist is at work on the... Read more
Thank you all
My Kickstarter campaign is finalized. Thank you all for your support. Now the work begins to actually create the CD.
Thank you, thank you, thank you...........................................
Looks like I will begin the actual making of the Strings of Light CD next week at Seth's studio...............can barely catch my breath! Wow.
I will send detailed update on... Read more
Sending more thanks
I have been reading lots this past week. Learning much about this making a CD process.
I was at Staples today getting quotes on the cost of a glossy poster... Read more
The world of digital music
I can see this is going to be quite the adventure, this making of a CD. This week I am looking into Bandcamp in order to figure out this digital... Read more
Enjoy this website
I thought today I would give the link to website of the fellow who will be engineering my CD. His name is Seth Hebert-Faergolzia. He is a multi talented guy,... Read more
My recording engineer has returned from his Europe tour. Kickstarter has begun its process of funding and I am hoping to begin my adventure in the actual studio in a... Read more
So, now I am spending much time thinking about the actual CD being engineered and produced. I was referred to Oasis Disc Manufacturing. When I called and spoke with one... Read more
I got up early today to watch my minutes tick down...............I was very excited.
And, then ...........there is was.
I got a neat email from the Kickstarter folks telling me... Read more
Thank you all so much for helping me reach my goal and begin the next part of this cool journey, the actual production of the Strings of Light CD.
I... Read more
Fully funded 2 days before dealine
Thank you all so much for supporting me in my project of creating the Strings of Light CD.
I am looking forward to the formal end of my Kickstarter campaign... Read more
Yahoo and wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I reached my goal, well we reached my goal!
Thank you all so much. I appreciate it and will never forget this amazing experience.
Thank you to Kickstarter, they are a great bunch of folks, and they present so... Read more
The Harp, Healing and Labyrinths
Upstate New York is rich in many ways, I have discovered. My participation in the monthly labyrinth walks in Rochester have been critical in my development as a harp healer.... Read more
Snow and the harp healer
Yikes, it has been cold and snowy lately. Bringing the harp to the center has been quite the adventure. Making sure she is safe, warm and doesn't get wet is... Read more
Gettin' down to the nitty gritty! Last few days of campaign, and some thoughts on The Tank
So my campaign for Strings of Light CD is down to the last 5 days, $485 to go!
My goodness, what a ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait till the 15th and the... Read more
Six days to go............nearly there!
Thank you all so much for your support.
I keep playing my music I created in The Tank daily and imagining the finished product. I have a 'mock up' I... Read more
Last week of campaign............appreciate you sharing my project, Strings of Lights CD
Thank you all for the support and encouragement.
An interesting article from a harping psychologist back in 2012.
Isabelle Guettres is the psychologist who now also practices therapeutic harp music. ... Read more
The Harp and Harp Healing
The most recent edition of the Harp Therapy Journal has a cover article by Laurie Riley. In the world of harp, folk harp and therapeutic harp music hers is a... Read more
The richness of Rochester, NY
I moved to Rochester in 2008, coming here to be with my elderly mom and younger brother. Growing up in Stamford, CT I knew a bit about New York State. ... Read more
Ten days to go
Thank you all that have supported me. Only ten days left to go. Seems unreal. I have finished my 'mock up' CD jacket and have it with me at all... Read more
CD Jacket for Strings of Light
I continue to have fun playing around with papers and pictures trying out possibilities for my CD cover.
I will post more tomorrow.......................meanwhile, going to dance my feet off tonight!!!!... Read more
I was thinking what will I write about today. Some mornings it is harder than others to come up with something interesting.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank... Read more
Day 17.............and I am dreaming about the names of the pieces on my CD
I was amazed one day to 'get' the names of all my tracks within a few minutes of focusing on this. They bring up images of healing, and make me... Read more
Day 16 CD Jacket Cover
I've been in contact with my friend Mary in Seattle. She is an artist/painter and will be creating the cover for my CD, Strings of Light. She has taken several... Read more
We have arrived at the midpoint of my campaign...........another 15 days to go. Approximately 25% of my $5,000 has been pledged.
Thank you very much to all who have supported... Read more
Day 13 An Invitation
It has been great fun hearing from new folks, and from the past about how much they love the harp, many who have wanted to always play a harp. I... Read more
Today, IN GRATITUDE
I have the good fortune of being part of a wellness center in Rochester, New York.
Today I would like to thank them, and focus on the wonderful work being... Read more
Some thoughts, quotes about music, healing and the harp
"Sound will be the medicine of the future." Edgar Cayce
"Although it is a fairly new concept to most people, therapeutic harp has ancient roots. Historically, the harp was used... Read more
Day 10 The healing sounds of a harp
When I was 12 years old, I took up the cello. To this day I adore the sound of that instrument. I can always pick it out in an orchestra... Read more
Day 9 Thank you all for your support and encouragement
This process has reconnected me to some folks I haven't seen for a while. I am also making new friends and supporters. Lots of excitement out there. What a neat... Read more
This amazing adventure in The Tank in Colorado: Harp strings galore
Once upon a time while watching an episode of Sunday Morning, I was thrilled to hear the story of a water tank turned into a sonic temple. I literally froze... Read more
Day 7 and I have the names of my pieces on my mind
I had a fun adventure coming up with the names for my tracks on the upcoming Strings of Light CD. The title of the last piece, track #8 came to... Read more
Day 6 Thinking about healing, harp healing
I moved to Rochester about 9 years ago after living 33 years in Seattle. I knew I was coming to the land of Eastman School of Music and found, that... Read more
Thank you all for the support and encouragement!
I have been having fun the past few days picturing my finished CD in its new jacket cover. There is a wonderful,... Read more
So exciting to imagine my completed CD, with its colorful cover and all the pieces listed inside including the one which will be on the cover, Strings of Light
Thank you to all my supporters. I appreciate you passing my campaign information on to your friends and acquaintances.
This morning I am really enjoying imagining my finished product: the... Read more
Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity. I am so excited can barely sleep. I look forward to actually creating the CD in the studio next month. And, also to recommit myself to developing and growing my harp healing work.
Thank you all so much for your support and generosity. As I look at my picture at the door of The Tank in Colorado where I recorded the harp sounds,... Read more