Posted December 21, 2017THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US! Our CHANGES: 64 Studies for 6 Harps recording project has been funded and we will be able to move forward with the rest of the project. This could not have happened without your support, thoughtful posts, efforts to share and donate, so we want to say thank you. Since Hatchfund actually lowered our minimum goal at the last minute for us (big reason any artist considering crowdfunding should use Hatchfund) we were able to secure all the funds we raised, and we were also given a 30 day extension to continue raising funds to reach our stretch goal of $22,000! We're still receiving donations and will continue to until January 17. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!
Posted December 04, 2017Want to get a new tattoo AND support this project at the same time? Johann Mun will meet you for a new one in LA or NYC. Thanks Johann, I really appreciate your support now, and over the years. Lauren
Posted December 03, 2017Isaura String Quartet has generously donated 2 new perks for this project: a house concert or studio time with this LA-based world-class string quartet. https://m.facebook.com/isaurastringquartet/photos/a.370774229747742.1073741828.367138853444613/844425352382625/?type=3&source=54. Great value for your donation! Thank you Isaura String Quartet!
Posted November 27, 2017A good friend of the Tenney family, Los Angeles-based artist Joe Zorrilla has graciously donated an artwork of his, as this special perk available for a donation of $500.00 during this final week Nov 26-Dec 4. This beautiful drawing shares with Changes a playful spirit, and we are so excited to present it in relation to this recording project.
Ink and graphite on paper
18" x 24"
for a donation of $500.00
*framing of this work up for negotiation
Other artworks by Joe Zorrilla can be seen here:
Posted November 13, 2017This weekend we attended the world premiere concert of CHANGES: 64 Studies for 6 Harps at the Box Gallery in Downtown LA, it was wonderful. Two sold out nights! We are so so grateful to everyone who helped make the performance possible. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend, and to everyone who was thinking of us, and of Jim from afar, thank you as well. Being able to be there in person myself, I was able to feel the vibrations of the harps which is an amazing feeling. It is going to be important to make this recording for many reasons. One being that it's not easy for everyone to sit still in a chair for the entire duration (2.5 hours) of the piece.
We are SO CLOSE to being 50% funded as of this morning, which is incredible. The next two weeks we will be working harder than ever to reach our goal and we still need your help! Please share this with everyone you can, we're almost there! Thank you Thank you Thank you everyone!
Posted October 28, 2017A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported and shared our project. We are 21% funded already! Today, Hatchfund is matching donations 1:1! We can't thank you enough <3 <3 <3
A surprisingly popular reward has been the baby Agave succulent so we wanted to share some photos of the mother Agave in all her glory, a still from the video we made when we harvested the pups, and a picture of some of the baby Agaves. You may know that Jim was an avid gardener and was particularly fond of desert plants and landscapes. He planted this Agave in the early 2000s in Valencia California.
Agaves bloom only once in their lives right before they die as a final spectacular show (or attempt to reproduce). Most Agaves sprout pups by underground suckers, but this one, Agave vilmoriniana, or Octopus Agave, only makes pups on its stalk, which then becomes very top-heavy before eventually falling, giving the babies the opportunity to sprout roots on their new ground. When we fell this one, we harvested hundreds of these baby Agaves and they are all clones of the mother plant. And as you can see from the photo, she was very beautiful. If you want to keep your Agave small, just keep it in a pot. Give it full sun and water when soil is dry.
Posted October 22, 2017JUST REACHED $1,000! Thank you everyone for supporting us at this early and critical stage. We are so so grateful. 22,000 is a big number but please keep sharing and I know we will get there!!! Here is a pie chart that details our budget breakdown.