So much fun playing for various events these past few weeks. Today I played my harp in a beautiful garden for the San Mateo Arboretum Society Garden tour. The estate where I played featured glorious gardens — a “Paradise Garden” with lovely miniature roses and sculpture and high brick walls giving it a Secret Garden feel, a cozy rose garden, an exuberant vegetable garden, and more. I played in the Shade Garden, with a stately Sequoia tree before me (very inspiring). I love playing in beautiful natural settings — cultivated or wild — and the lovely plants and garden-loving people who toured the gardens were quite a joy to play for.
It was a particular treat to find two young girls dancing to my music — in this case an improvisation on Pachelbel’s Canon. Of course I had to play “Waltz Of The Little Girls”, a Knodel & Valencia piece from The Harpers’ Masque that always seems to encourage young girls to dance. Sure enough, these girls honored me by dancing to it as well! What fun!
I’ve decided to embrace my artist self, and have redone the artwork for my solo Celtic harp and song CD, RoseGarden. Here is the new cover:
I’ll be updating my website with this new art, plus making mp3s of the album available in the coming weeks. If you own a copy of RoseGarden, and would like the new artwork, please let me know. I’ll be happy to send the new cover to you, and you can stick it right in the jewel case of your CD.
Life is just breathtaking right now! I’ll be resuming my blogging very soon, and will catch you up on the grace and enchantment that is springing alive right now, in each and every day.
I hope beauty and blessing is filling your lives as well!