Sunday, September 28, 2008


I did it !!! I made my first music video all by myself! I have done a couple other projects. Simple art demo's for a friend. I also filmed 30 hours in Ireland, Scotland and Wales and other people edited the video. You can see the on on St. Patrick click here of my husband telling stories and playing. You can also see the youtube version on my song click here It is much bigger but not as clear as the little one below.

But this is mine my very own!!! I wrote the Song and filmed, acted and edited. A friend Jan filmed me in her yard and I filmed myself in the woods on our property.

I wrote the song humming away as I was getting ready for Christmas last year. Then I sang it all the way down to California from Oregon and in AZ to anyone and everyone who would listen, to friends, family, shop keepers......I called it my handmade song.

People liked it. I had some funny verses about "were busy making fruit cake....BRANDY WHERE'S THE BRANDY! honey will you get some" I sounded like a lush...but I did make the Best Fruit cake ever and I don't usually like it...

So finally one morning after we got home during the week after Christmas my composer husband came flying out of the bed room in his PJ's singing my song, He was waving his arms and conducting the children's choir and orchestra while singing Josh Groban's parts of my song!!! It was so cute. He heard it in his sleep and felt it could really be a great tune.

I wrote the music and the lines It's Christmas and the words after. He added the part that repeats "As we gather all together again....." I had heard something in my head sorta like that but was not talented enough to get it, it was out there the song had a life of it's own and wanted to come through me and John. I believe it was from God. He is the creative force after all....but it needed John to come on board and others too.
Another interesting tide bit. John has been playing Fernando Sor music for me for 2 years at night. It had gotten into my heart and brain. So when I started to write this little tune it was Fernando Sor like! Since he is the famous founder of Classical Guitar music 1819 I had a good teacher.

John raised notes in each section for a wonderful voice like Josh's so that it built...but then it was too high for me to sing!!! So he adapted it a little for me.

We recorded it on my MacBook Pro using the freeware Audacity recording program. Right off the mic on the Mac can you believe too can sing into your computer and make music and edit it, adding reverb...amazing. So anyway that is why it is not perfect but wow, "Anything worth doing is worth doing Badly at least at first!!"

We have not professionally recorded it yet but we will later. I want to put it on I tunes. I also want to get it to Josh but don't know how????? And any other great voices like Celine Dion (or Doris Day, I used to sing her songs as a little girl) you know any one??? and how to get it out???? I have the music in a score if you want to use it for your Christmas programs or recordings let me know.

I wish I could figure out how to get the uploaded quality better on youtube but I can't (I have tried to many wasted hours )and now I need to get ready for Art and Soul this week! So I will let you know when I have the better version video up and running.

Anyway here is it and please enjoy.....I am so happy.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


"Wise Men Kneel while Angels praise Him" a line from my new "It's Christmas" song. Beautiful Angels I saw in Vienna Art Museum.
Christmas for Musicans is in July, I am late!!! I wrote a song last Christmas and my husband John Doan made it REAL for me. He is so Darling!!! We are going to record it this weekend and my sweet and wonderful friend Harald post below is going to mix it for us. My job this week is to make a youtube Christmas video to post it with....I have been gathering photo's and video's this week. I plan to edit it today.
I had shot some video film last year at the end of Christmas season. Our manager told me the way to get my song out was to post a video on youtube in Aug. I am late!!! A few days ago I wrote my friend Suzi blu. about how she made her video's work for youtube. Speaking to her made me happy, thinking about how she is a dreamer and does fun romantic things on her video's. So I played dress up and ran in the woods and filmed myself. Then the next day I dressed up more and went to my friends garden. She filmed me and took photo's for me. It is hard to film yourself....(you do such a good job Suzi!!!) Anyway it so fun. My husband is wondering what a little fairy with a candle has to do with anything I am doing but I think I am following my spirit......and I will have the video up in a few weeks I hope....Pray for me.
Great painting I saw in Vienna by Klimt . My song has words about gathering together, and carols and everything to do with Christmas...

Sunday, September 7, 2008


My wonderful friend Harald in Austria just made a magical youtube video.
Please enjoy his special music.
Click here

Summer has be fun, the building of my studio, traveling with my husband.
I hope to get back to blogging more again later.
Love to you my friends.