The Green Album is Here!!!!

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At long last, the collaborative project Winter and I have been working on for the better part of a year is available to the public!

The Green Album is a collection of 14 songs by 14 Pagan musicians written exclusively for the project, with the theme of love and reverence for the earth, and with 25% of the proceeds going toward the Rainforest Trust.

We chose the Rainforest Trust for their high Charity Navigator rating, as well as for their collaborative spirit, partnering internationally with other groups local to the endangered areas they work for.

Artists featured on the Green Album are:

Ginger Doss
Wendy Rule
SJ Tucker
Bekah Kelso
Tuatha Dea
Damh the Bard
Kellianna
Celia Farran
Mama Gina
Brian Henke
Spiral Dance
Sharon Knight and Winter
Murphy’s Midnight Rounders
Spiral Rhythm

Working with the artist of the Green Album was collaboration at its finest! Every artist involved exemplifies the “co-operation not competition” ethos, which made this project a joy to work on, and has strengthened bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime. Winter and I are truly thrilled to have been part of this, and I hope it will be just the beginning of an ongoing tradition of musicians coming together to put our ideals into concrete practices for making this world a better place.

Would you like to make your own contribution to the Rainforest Trust while treating yourself this fine collection of new songs?

Here’s how you can get a copy:

COMPACT DISC:

CDs are available exclusively through the individual artists. We each have a limited number to sell to our circles. If you buy from Winter and I, we keep the 75% of the sale not designated to the Rainforest Trust. If you are planning to see us along our tour route, you can pick up a copy at a live show. (Our tour dates can be found at http://www.sharonknight.net/tour/)

However, if you will not be seeing us soon, you can also order it via Paypal. Send $20 to sharon@sharonknight.net (Please select “send money to friends and family”, rather than “Paying for goods and services”). Include a note to let me know it’s for the Green Album, and to confirm your address.

We will sign it upon request, and get it out to you promptly!

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

Digital downloads are available immediately through CD Baby, and can be gotten right here: http://www.thegreenalbum.net/home.html

We are very excited to share this project with you!

Much love from the road! xoxoxox Sharon and Winter

Portals Featured Sponsor: Coventry Creations

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Jacki Smith (left) and her sister Patti.

These shining beacons of good vibery are the owners of Coventry Creations in Ferndale, Michigan.

I met Jacki last year at the Earth Warriors Festival in Ohio, and took to her right away. She is just the kind of woman I admire; a feisty redhead with an inspired business savvy, she has carved out a life on her own terms, through creativity, passion, and ingenuity. Back in 1991, Jacki was studying herbalism and aromatherapy, and decided to make candles infused with herbs and oils to give as gifts. The quality of these candles was so high that several folks encouraged her to offer them for sale. Reluctant at first, she decided to give it a try. Patti came on board a few years later, and Coventry Creations has now sold nearly 2 million candles worldwide.

Coventry Creations is committed to handcrafting their candles locally, and has continued this tradition for over 20 years. The quality, scent, and beautifully designed graphics of their candles surely have helped them become so successful, but it seems to me that the core of their success is really the enthusiasm and genuine passion they bring to their creations. Says Jacki, “At Coventry we see magic as the moment when you move past your limiting challenge into the healing that manifests the life you desire. Magic is our passion, and we live that passion in every candle, message and fragrance we create”.

Both sisters believe in the power of creating a vibration in harmony with your intention as the way to facilitate changes that bring you closer to the life you desire. The scents, colors, herbs, and words used when crafting each batch are  carefully chosen and focused on as each candle is created. Jacki and Patti bring their own sense of magic to every candle they create.

The way they describe it is downright musical!

Jacki has always been drawn to candles as a tool for intentional magic, for the moods they create are conducive to a meditative state where we can more easily slip beyond the grasp of our self imposed limitations and into a place of true healing.

You can read more about her candle magic philosophy right here.

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Look at these beauties! They smell as good as they look too.

In short, Jacki is a rockabilly badass who lives her life in screaming color. She brightens up the day of anyone who comes near her, as I have witnessed personally on numerous occasions. If I were looking for help getting out of a funk and back into a sense of personal power, I would trust Jacki as a guide wholeheartedly.

BONUS: Jacki has lent her mojo to Portals on several fronts, having supported our campaign both as Coventry Candles and as The Candle Wick Shoppe. She pledged at the Custom Song level, so I will be writing her her very own song of celebration, magic, and love of the earth, which you will surely hear by year’s end.

I hope you will give her the warm hospitality our music and arts tribe does so well, and give both her sites a visit.

Here are her details:

Coventry-Portals-AdsJacki Smith;
Enchantress, President and Trouble Maker
Coventry Creations, Candle Wick Shoppe and Type 40 Sales
248-545-8360
www.coventrycreations.com   Products for your soul!
The Seeds of Magic are found in your imagination and planted in your deeds.

Candle-WickCandle Wick Shoppe
175 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-547-2987
candlewickshoppe.com

From Candle to Reiki; from Mojo to incense we are your feel good store. Visit our new “spiritual apothecary”  filled with  unique gifts, candles, oil and incense and experience our Reiki Healing Center and our new Mojo Bar. We have the remedy for what ails your soul!


DISCOVER THE OTHER PORTALS FILM SPONSORS!

Each of these Portals sponsors has been hand selected by me as someone I would feel proud to showcase. They will each be getting a feature here over the next few months. Click the banners to visit their pages.