Life is a Journey....let's take it together.
After a Season of Silence, the floodgates have opened and a new album has been written and is waiting to be shared with the world. This album has pieces of "Hope Rising, The Journey" and "Unleashed" glimmering throughout it...yet has a unique feel in and of itself.
After my first Kickstarter, I knew I wanted to do another album - but with medical challenges and life throwing curve balls, the time was not right to dive into another project....until now.
This new album speaks of finding peace in the midst of even the worst storms you might endure. There is no denying that suffering exists in life...the question is, how do you find the blessing, the hope....and the joy through all of it? How do you make sense of the suffering? How do you shine through even the darkest moments? How do you find your way?
The truth is, we are all perfectly imperfect. It's beautiful, breathtaking, and heartbreaking to live out loud and love with a fierceness that offers no apology or excuse for being who you are. In this mess of a world, few things make sense...faith, hope, love, joy....these things do. And that's where you'll find me - soaking in every ounce of blessing that is born from every ounce of pain.
Even in the worst of times, Suffering Bleeds Joy.
After my first project, I had so many ideas of how I could make the second one even better - new ideas, better plan of attack, more collaboration - I am excited to get this ball rolling!
How can you support me? It's really quite simple - just check out the reward packages to your right - there's something for everyone! Select which one strikes your fancy and the rest will be history!
What's the plan for this album????
My bare bones minimum to make this album is $2,500.00.
This will include studio time for me and printing of the CD's. So far, I have 12 songs that I know for sure will exist on this album....but, along the way - I've been known to write a few that somehow make their way into the mix. :)
Beyond that, every penny over $2,500.00 already has a contingency plan!
I would use that money to pay for top notch musicians to come and add their talent and passion to the album. It is a dream of mine to have a full band behind me on this album, and while each song can stand on its own as it is right now - I can see something even more awesome coming from adding MORE to the songs. So, with every extra penny, I'm going to work to make that happen! Hiring folks with incredible talent and unrivaled passion can be expensive, but totally worth it if you believe in the music you're making. I believe in the music...and I hope you do too!
PLEASE help spread the word about my Kickstarter campaign and help me reach my goal! Share it on Facebook, Twitter, email, blogs, snail mail...however you think you can help get the word out - please do so! I need ALL of you to help me make this dream a reality!
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And, as an added bonus - everyone who pledges $25.00 or more will be entered into a random drawing (that will be videotaped and posted here) to be done at the end of the Kickstarter campaign. The winner of this drawing will be automatically upgraded to another package of their choosing (local packages only apply to local individuals).
I am looking forward to sharing this album with you...and the world. Together, we can make it happen...one pledge at a time!
Love and Light,
Risks and challenges
The only issue I can foresee with any of this is being hit with a major medical setback which might extend the final release deadline. I don't anticipate this happening as I have waited to begin this project until I finally hit a period of relative stability, but it's always wise to have a contingency plan.
What many of my backers from my first Kickstarter didn't know was that, towards the end of my first Kickstarter, I was quite ill and spent a lot of time in the hospital...all of the final touches from that album were made/approved/worked on from a hospital bed - and the deadline was met. My producer and the folks who added their musical touches were incredible and worked around the obvious obstacle and we made it happen! That same team is working with me on this album (along with some new folks), so I have no worries should we hit another snag such as that.
Anyone who knows me can say that I am a determined woman who will NOT let anything get in the way of my goals and my commitments....so, rest assured - no matter what - come Hell or high water...this project will meet your expectations AND the deadline!
- (30 days)