9 Things I’ve Done On My Journey Of Female #Entrepreneurship

Hey everyone!

I’ve been working hard at my new venture of female entrepreneurship in small business. This has come after a period of intense thought and coaching following the COVID-19 outbreak. I am throwing myself into something new. It’s something exciting and it’s taking time to set up but it will be totally rewarding and YOU yes YOU are going on this journey with me and you’re going to help! In time I’ll tell you how!

Before we continue did you ever read that post I wrote about whether or not it’s a sin to have sex when your wife is on her period? I’m doing a PhD in Black Theology (specifically doing research in Womanist Theomusicology) so my post is not just opinion, its the sound theological reflections of a Doctoral student routed in fact. Informative, interesting and funny all at the same time lol here it is below:

This is really interesting and pretty funny too lol

Is it a sin to have #sex with your wife on her #period? – | #vagina #menstruation #biblestudy #Christianity #marriage #WorshipJesus

Helloo everyone, I’m baaaaack πŸ˜› It’s been really busy at hopelikerivers HQ but I am slightly less busy for now. This pause gave me some time to reflect upon the hard-hitting, unusual and taboo issues that I like to address on my blog regarding Christianity and women. Today we’re looking at the issue of married… Continue reading Is it a sin to have #sex with your wife on her #period? – | #vagina #menstruation #biblestudy #Christianity #marriage #WorshipJesus

Anyway… Back to business!

By now you’ve probably guessed I’m a bit quirky and this totally feeds into my business! πŸ˜‰

So far I have completed the following 9 things:

  • Trained – was secretly doing this for months,
  • Upgraded website to receive payments
  • Got really excited
  • SEO optimization
  • Upgraded CV – it’s so full lol
  • Carried on finishing my PhD – I’ll update you about that in a bit
  • Signed up to some affiliate programs – yes I’m serious
  • Been exhausted
  • Watched Frozen 2…

To do:

  • Why would I tell you that? πŸ˜›

I was so happy to set up PayPal to start collecting payments for my business hehe:

Keep coming back to find out what I’m up to!

You know you want to!

xxx

Hey So Here’s How My #Gig Went! | #freelance #musician #harpist #harp #musicteacher #freelancemusician #ridethefaderproductions #pilgrimshall #brentwood #Christian #worship

Hey!

Just thought I would feedback from last weekend!

Yeah totally had a great and awesome time playing with everybody! If you are interested in me harping for you head to my other website: www.ridethefaderproductions.com and drop me an email at catherine@ridethefaderproductions.com

Back-story, my friend Sally Cranham (read about her project Feathers and Whirlwinds here) contacted me a month ago about something going on at Pilgrims Hall again. Sally invited me to play there before! Last time I played my Clarinet as well as my harp!

I took a picture of my feet!

I have an electro-acoustic harp, basically, it’s the same principle as an acoustic guitar, it’s an acoustic instrument that it has a pick-up in it. That means that it can be amplified the same as an acoustic guitar. That also means I can plug it into an effects pedal and I have!! Hehehehe.

Yeah it was totally awesome people were really into the music we played and most importantly we all worshipped God! It was the 50th anniversary celebration of Pilgrims Hall which is a Christian retreat and counselling/training centre.

The man who preached was bang on point with his theology I really enjoyed it! I must confess this is the first time I have ever restrung my harp before a gig by myself but Jesus helped me to do it. It’s not easy by the way…..

There is a nuance to playing the harp in a band. The clips will show you that I am not playing all the time. The reason for this is firstly, to play in an ensemble you have to understand arranging and not just your instrument but everyone else’s too. The harp occupies the same frequencies as the keyboard, guitar and bass but it is not as resonant (loud) and the timbre is soft (it doesn’t have a great deal of attack at all except for the top end). So I have to pick spaces where the music is quieter to play but I also have to be mindful that I am not doing what the piano can (harp and piano music is the same except harp chords are only 4 notes deep in each hand). Firstly because it’s not gracious to dominate the team! Secondly because the piano does what it does better than the harp (chords, string pads on a synthesiser, generally being loud lol ect). Even if the harp is loud, the timbre is so soft that it will either muddy the mix played too much or just make everything else seem loud by doubling everyone else’s notes. Less is more πŸ™‚ So I have to play at times using techniques that everybody wants to hear when they see a harp that are idiosyncratic to the harp and or only the harp can do well, like a Glissando (which the harp does better than the piano) and occupy frequencies that are resonant in the harp (like the higher pitches), that others can’t or don’t have a directive to play when there are spaces in the music, (there’s no point me even bothering to play mid frequencies when the acoustic is playing, the harp gets lost in the mix it’s soo soft). Improvisational harping takes quite a lot of thinking:

My Harping History!!

I write songs for the harp, remember this from 2015!?

I’ve been making some experimental harp music!

https://soundcloud.com/hopelikeivers/sets/harp-songs

I’ve played the Harp for a wedding!

And I’ve played the harp as part of a worship band for various people many times:

I also like to play it for fun!

Well that’s all folks! If you are interested in me harping for you head to my other website: www.ridethefaderproductions.com and drop me an email at catherine@ridethefaderproductions.com

Catherine x