Match Made in Heaven
There are many earth angels working with Angel Harps and one of those is harp maker, Dwight Blevins of Blevins Harps in Colorado.
Optimistic and energized by her idea, Woodley began her quest to find the perfect harp by calling the top names in the harp making world.
But time after time she experienced uninterested and unfriendly attitudes that conveyed the message of, “why are you bothering us?”
Blevins Harps got involved with the project only after she almost gave up. The two met when Dianna decided to purchase her first personal harp.
As her idea for Angel Harps took hold, providence stepped in.
Dwight Blevins today is a designer and creator of custom harps. He believes his love for the music and folk instruments comes from his early years growing up in Appalachia.
His former career path in broadcast engineering was constantly changing and very demanding.
Over time, that fascination with music grew and lured him toward it with the promise of more artistic variety.
As he pondered, he found most instruments tended to require a specific design to work but that harps allowed more artistic variety.
Also, in approximately 6,000 years, the technology of the harp instruments stayed the same.
Dwight took the plunge, left Los Angeles for Colorado in 1990 and made his first harp in a big red barn under starlight.
A local music store bought that first harp and today he has produced more than 3,000 unique harps that can be found all over the world.
Harp culture has changed his life so much that he even married a harpist!
Blevins is amazed at the mystical qualities of the harp.
Mention a harp and it is a conversation stopper–but what is amazing is that his creation, now known as the Angel Harp, seemed to be waiting for Dianna Woodley’s call.
Blevins had designed the harp but didn’t market it or put it on the company website.
The two discovered that it was a match made in heaven.
Today’s Angel Harp is a 15-string harp that can be laid flat on the lap or placed on a small table (or chair) where the nylon strings can be strummed or plucked with one or both hands–and an angel is inscribed on each one.
The harp is small, compact, and easy to hold so that it is handicap friendly and easy to deal with.
This versatility allows easy playing for those of any age and most disabilities which makes it the perfect harp for the recipients.
Now, it was time to make that happen.
We believe the story of how the Angel Harps mission to help children attracts sponsorship on the local, regional and national levels would be of interest to viewers in a variety of media outlets.
Please contact Dianna Woodley by phone for more information on this segment.