Monday, November 16, 2009

well thank God for the sun! The Outer Banks has had more than our share of H2O...there are still "ponds" all over with side streets closed and unaccessible...drove up to Wilmington DE on Friday and hit all I left in OBX on the way BUT the show was worth it. The jazz band from Tatnall High is excellent under the direction of Jonathan Whitney (Mr J) and my string ensemble and "Divas" choir really did their homework and added a wonderful flavor of warmth and depth to our theme song for the show "You Raise Me Up."

I was delayed in traffic/weather and got to the school for a 15 minute rehearsal...that's incredible!! Thank yous to Christina Von Duyke, string & vocal director, Jonathan Whitney & Wilson Somers, music directors...and Deb Piper from Nativity Prep and the Salesian High School Marching Band! :) I hope to be back in the area next year if not before. The school itself is beautiful with an awesome performing arts center. Thanks to the community for making the commitment to the arts!
This was sent to me via's by Phillip Moffitt...Happy Thanksgiving:

Gratitude… the sweetest of all the practices… mindfulness of gratitude leads to a direct experience of being connected to life... to the realization that there is a larger context in which your personal story is unfolding.

Cultivating thankfulness for being part of life, blossoms into a feeling of being blessed… an appreciation for the interdependent nature of life… being consciously grateful to family, friends, teachers, benefactors and to all who have come before you who have made it possible for your existence to be comfortable, informed, and empowered.

Gratitude elicits feelings of generosity… creating further joy… softening a heart… building the capacity for forgiveness… meeting life with an open heart… in each moment as it arises.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

inquiring minds want to know...

Many, many! have been inquiring so I'm happy to announce 2010 will bring a new Christian CD to my offerings...I will be in the studio December and January between holidays with a release scheduled for May 2010. I am in the middle of music selection/rehearsal/'s not titled yet but I'm sure that will change soon.

Thank you for your inquiries and support!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

catch up

Well once again it has been too long since I've that it's getting chilly, I realized the other day it is November so I've got some catching up to do! September and October are always busy wedding months...and if Mother Nature cooperates, gorgeous...& she did!

Taste of Edenton was a beautiful night on the water in downtown historic Edenten...great food!! and lots of folks who had a fun-filled evening...if you are in the area, put it on your calendar for next September. That same afternoon I was at the Christian Bookseller in downtown Edenten...wonderful store...I'll be there again Dec 18 Friday (time to be announced but most likely in the afternoon) for the holiday festivities.
Finding Your Passion workshop: Thank you to those who was a nice day, intimate, casual as we moved it to a home donated for the day on the beach road (thank you D!).
Thank you also to the community at large who were my sounding board before the workshop (Val & Marion!) & to those who were supportive in prayer even though they couldn't participate. I did get something out of it for my own personal use as well as left over pasta from lunch! Thank you Quianna Grace Frost for leading us through the day. A few of us celebrated at the Beach Bread Company that night after my set...was a fun day!
I have been asked by several people when the next workshop will be...I currently do not have any plans as I have a few other projects I'm working on...but we'll see where the spirit take me on this. I have been asked to do a workshop at the Women's Expo March 26 2010 at COA Manteo Campus sponsored by the Dare County Business & Professional Women's Chapter.
I'm also still booking Living Room Concerts especially for the holidays which may include a sing-a-long section...visit the link on the web site for more info.
Coming up in November the fund raiser for animal welfare organizations at the Aquarium in Manteo Friday Nov 20 6pm.
Next Friday Nov 13 I'll be in Wilmington, DE for a fundraiser concert for the Nativity Prep School (we did a fundraiser in May at Holy Redemeer for them). Tickets are still available. Joining me that night will be the Tatnall High School Jazz ensemble, womens chorus and string ensemble. Check my web site calendar for info.
I'll also be at Festival of Trees this year at the Pearl at the Sea Ranch Hotel in Kill Devil Hills Saturday Dec annual fundraiser for Hot Line...always a fun few days and for a great organization!
New Years Eve is just around the corner & I will be at First Night in Williamsburg, VA ...
and one item for next year: SARAH HART a wonderful singer/songwriter whose material you hear at church and on my Christian CDs will be joining us January 31st, Sunday 3pm at Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk. Tickets will be available on the web site or by calling me. For those of you who have enjoyed my music and CDs, this is a great opportunity to meet the writer and hear her versions and material from her other CDs (Christian and folk). Check out Sarah's web site for more info: you can make it!
til we meet again - stay warm, take time out for friends & family...God bless!