“I will sing to the Lord…”

…because He has been good to me.”
(Psalm 13:6)

By now you might be aware that on Saturday I went out with some friends and filmed the content for my Kickstarter campaign video. It’s hard to explain what a mind-blowing experience this was for me but I’ll try.

Firstly, before Saturday even came, the idea that these friends of mine would give up part of their weekend to come and help make my dream come to life is just remarkable to me. It blesses my heart so much.

Until last weekend, I had been bashing out chords on the piano and gradually improving as the months went on. On Saturday my friend Stuart, who is a great musician and songwriter, played one of my songs for me. I feel very strongly about collaborating in creative endeavours. For a long time I have wanted someone to be involved in my song writing and although Stu was simply playing the chords I had written, hearing someone play and sing what had been on my heart for over a year was so wonderful.

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We filmed by this boathouse and I could not imagine a more beautiful location. While filming some b-roll for the video, I stood by the loch and gave thanks to God for how he was weaving everything together. All I could hear were birds singing – one of my favourite sounds. As well as God’s peace, I felt an overwhelming sense of joy in spending time with these friends who I not only love but really look up to.

This is God’s beautiful design. He has brought be to a place in my life where I can joyfully exclaim ‘I can’t do this alone!’ He has taught me how to rely on Him but also, how to look to other people for help and guidance. Which is exactly where I need to be at this moment, as the time draws near for me to start raising the funds for this EP.

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Love,
Heather
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heather.a.farmer@gmail.com

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‘A New Thing’

a post I wrote a few weeks ago about the themes of one of my songs. ❤️

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This was the word that I was dwelling on when I sat down to the piano to write last summer. It became the anchor I held on to during my ‘inbetween’ season, rather than choosing to cling to the past. However, I felt strongly that the Lord was saying ‘acknowledge the past and move on’.

But move on to what? I was unemployed, living with friends and completely unsure of what was ahead of me. I was fearful about the future. I felt that I was living in a kind of fog, I couldn’t even see ahead of me.

I stripped away every other word of this passage and focused on just 3; ‘SEE, I AM’.

When you’re done with your past but you can’t quite see what the future holds, focus on Him. You may feel as though you’re getting nowhere but truthfully, time spent dwelling on His character is…

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Kickstarter Update

I cannot believe that tomorrow is April 1st. I’m not sure where the first part of this year went but I am excited about what is in store in the coming months. In the next few weeks I am going to begin filming the video for my Kickstarter campaign which will explain everything about my EP; the story of how I got to this point and the plans for recording – as well as also giving a preview of one of my songs. The plan is to launch the Kickstarter appeal at the beginning of May – a little later than I had initially intended but thankfully I allowed for that when I was planning out the project at the start of the year.

The total funds needed to make this EP possible are £3575. This covers the cost of recording, musician expenses, video production, design costs and promotional material. I am seriously excited about inviting people to be involved in this project – both financially and in the production process – as I truly believe that it has the potential to greatly bless people.

If you would like to know more and can’t wait until May OR if you would like to pledge support in advance whether financially or by volunteering to help promote the fundraising appeal, I would love to hear from you. I need people who will be willing to get behind the Kickstarter campaign as soon as it launches by donating/sharing from the beginning.

It’s an exciting time.

Love,
Heather
heather.a.farmer@gmail.com

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‘A New Thing’

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This was the word that I was dwelling on when I sat down to the piano to write last summer. It became the anchor I held on to during my ‘inbetween’ season, rather than choosing to cling to the past. However, I felt strongly that the Lord was saying ‘acknowledge the past and move on’.

But move on to what? I was unemployed, living with friends and completely unsure of what was ahead of me. I was fearful about the future. I felt that I was living in a kind of fog, I couldn’t even see ahead of me.

I stripped away every other word of this passage and focused on just 3; ‘SEE, I AM’.

When you’re done with your past but you can’t quite see what the future holds, focus on Him. You may feel as though you’re getting nowhere but truthfully, time spent dwelling on His character is time well spent. Months may pass and you may be in the same place while everyone around you is pressing on toward their goals; building, achieving, arriving. Fear not, my friend. You are building too. A strong foundation based on who He is. You are achieving more than you can imagine. Being still in His presence lets your roots grow deep. You’re not moving, not really going anywhere but before you know it; you’ve arrived.

You wake up one day with a feeling that you’re standing on the edge of something wonderful; a vision from the Lord. A goal, a dream, a deeper sense of calling. It feels big and it feels scary. Fear not, my friend. You didn’t know it but you have spent this season getting ready. You are more prepared than you know. You have focused on God. You know who He is and you know who you are in Him. It’s time.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” – Isaiah 43:1 (ESV)

This blog is based on the themes in my song ‘A New Thing’ which will be one of the tracks on my upcoming EP. I will be launching a Kickstarter Campaign this month to raise funds for this project. If you would like to know more about this project or pledge support in advance please contact me.

For His Glory,
Heather.
heather.a.farmer@gmail.com

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Introducing ‘Seasons of Change’

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed telling and hearing stories. I honestly believe that the most powerful stories we can tell are the ones which speak truthfully of the struggles and triumphs we have faced. If we are willing to make ourselves vulnerable, we can connect with others in their pain and also celebrate with them in their victories.

Having spent the last 3 or 4 years coming up with words and melodies in my quiet time, I was inspired last summer to sit down at the piano and see if I could learn enough to put some of my songs to music. I taught myself some chords and instantly felt a release and a certainty that this was what I should be pursuing. Every time I have completed a song, God has given me a clear word to share it with a specific person and I now believe that He is telling me to go further and make them available to everyone.

This EP is made up of songs that have been written during a time of change and fear in my life. They speak of God’s faithfulness and unfailing love, as well as His ability to make beauty out of even the hardest circumstances.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about this project but more than anything I am so excited to share these songs that have been on my heart for so long. My desire is that these songs would bring peace to those who hear them.

As of now I am working with a small group of musicians and friends to pull together arrangements for the songs and finalise the details of how this EP will sound. In March, I intend to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds (£4000) to complete this project. Once all the funds are raised, the next stage will be to begin recording in June and spend the latter part of the year working on marketing, promotion and organising a launch event.