THANK YOU does not begin to express my feelings!

I’m shaking with delight that we are now at 108% funded, thanks to the majorly generous pledge from John and Ellen Essigmann. Yesterday the magnets and postcards order arrived, and next week I plan to start sending out my personal thank yous. Reward fulfillment is kind of a scary part of a campaign like this, but I am actually really looking forward to it. I was pawing through my collection this morning getting ready for another few hours in the studio today, and began setting aside a selection of special pysanky for sending out as rewards.

In other news, I just returned from a trip to NYC where I had the privilege of attending the world premiere of my friend Nancy Kates’ film Regarding Susan Sontag at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2014 . At the reception, I met the two composers who collaboratively created an original score for the 90-minute documentary: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Laura Karpman . When they asked me what I do, I told them about this project. I gave them each a project card and hoped they would check out the website.

Nora and Laura said that they had a near final cut of the Sontag film as their guide in writing the musical score, which very successfully complements the verbal script and the visual content, some of which is wonderfully experimental. I anticipate a similar process with Into the Ovoid . Our music choices and sound effects will need to arise from the visual content and narrative. As a detailed storyboard comes together over the next months, I’ll be seeking ideas and suggestions on what to consider when putting together a compelling soundtrack . Laura also mentioned Craft in America , a PBS series that tackles filming objects that are hard to film because they are fragile, or reflective, or have no bottom. I’m inspired to look into this more.

Again, thank you all. Your support is a tremendous honor.