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April 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Some photos from the Irvine Lake Mud Run benefiting the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation, which raises money for research toward a cure for Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).

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April 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I will be releasing a new single every month in the lead up to the official release of the album. For April, I have a new release called “One”. This one has Jennifer Takahashi on piano, Hiro Goto on violin, Irina Chirkova on cello, Dave Stone on bass, and John Ferraro on drums.

One - Key To My Heart

One by ashelynsummers

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has Jennifer Takahashion piano
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March 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Ashelyn Summers – Key To My Heart
CD Art

Design by Marissa Grigonis

Note: The template includes the interior and exterior bleed margins so the actual print will be slightly thinner.

It’s not exactly rotational symmetry, but I like the way it is meant to be read as it rotates.

As always, please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions :)

Update: The discs were meant to be paired with white on black for the regular version and black on white for the instrumental version.

Update: A custom version for XXTheOpenCloudXX :)

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March 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Here are four possible covers for “One”. Please leave a comment if you have any preferences or other suggestions :)

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March 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Angel (BigPete Remix) by BigPete

Angel (Instrumental) (BigPete Remix) by BigPete

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March 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Many thanks to XXTheOpenCloudXX for donating the cookies! As you can see, Mike enjoyed them very much :)

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March 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

It’s getting closer and closer to the day of the album release! That means it’s time to stop thinking of each song as a single and to start thinking about the songs as a collection. While I do have a some titles in mind, I would love to hear your thoughts :)

P.S. I’ll give a free (pre-order) digital album to the person with my favorite suggestion :) Comments must be posted before 11:59 PM (PST) on March 15th, 2011 in order to qualify. Congratulations to Giggi! :)

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March 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

For the March 2011 Cookie Contest, I’ve baked up a “Four String Clover” – four homemade frosted cookies shaped like violins and connected into a clover :) The first person to answer all three questions correctly will be sent four of these utterly scrumptious treats!

Note: Apologies, but to ensure freshness, the cookies can only be shipped to addresses in the US :( Of course, you could still make the day of family, friends, or random strangers :)

Note: Past winners are only eligible once every three months.

Ingredients: Love, Flour, Sugar, Butter, Milk, Egg Yolks, Vanilla, Salt

Question 1: How many tears of regret?

Hint: Willful Amnesia

Question 2: What is the date of my official album release?

Hint: It’s also my birthday :)

Question 3: The 15th of March is also known as the _____ of March

Hint: Beware Julius Caesar!

Note: The comments are moderated, so only users with accounts will see them appear immediately. Not to worry, we will credit your answers by the time stamp not by the order of appearance :)

 

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March 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I was recently featured in Sound Sunday on MakeUseOf! :)

“Ashelyn Summers is a singer / songwriter from Orange County, California. Her music is a combination of classical instruments and modern rock, backed up by a powerful voice…”

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March 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Robots and Monsters is currently giving to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. You will receive a hand-drawn robot or monster with your $50 donation. I’ve asked for a “monster: devious, salamander, swarm”. If you donate, please post a comment here so I can see your robot or monster :)

Also, I’ll take suggestions for a second robot or monster. So what should we get?

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These are the two my sister and I got last year. Any guesses which one I chose?

1) Monster: cute, leviathan, bathtub

2) Monster: rain, dragon, feathered wings

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