Sunday, November 24, 2013

Exciting November News!

A couple of exciting things to report today...

First, the Winter Peace CD project is complete and available to purchase in time for this holiday season! Visit my web page for more info. I am proud to have created the cover art as well as all of the layout and graphic design work, my first complete CD design project ever! I also sing a duet with Patrice Tiedemann on Gesu Bambino. My husband, pianist Matt Richard, wrote all of the original arrangements for this project. This project was made possible by the many generous donors who contributed to our fund raising campaign-- thanks to all of you!

The entire "cast" will be performing a CD release concert on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on 34 Center Street in Fairhaven, MA. Admission is $5 at the door and you'll be able to buy copies of the CD for $15. ALL proceeds from the CD and concert go to the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra's music education programs.

And--drum roll please-- FLOYD, THE MOVIE is ready and on it's way just in time for the holiday season! I will have copies of this Floyd companion DVD for sale at my upcoming events and it will be available on

Featuring both Floyd books to date, Floyd...Two Short Canine Tales has original music composed and performed by Matt Richard and narration by Heidi Swedberg. Cinematographer Philip Holahan did an amazing job creating these short films from my original illustrations in a way I couldn't have possibly imagined. And HUGE thanks to Wendy Macdonald and the Somerled Chartiable Foundation who produced this project and are donating ALL proceeds from sales to the MSPCA-Angell! I'll be posting more info about this soon, so stay tuned!!