Here’s a special musical treat for your Saturday!! 

I’m so excited to share a wondrous song by the indescribably magical cellist Betsy Tinney, Musician…I had the luck of happening upon Betsy’s ethereal music at the farmer’s market one day, and then discovered that she plays at many of the same local fairy festivals that I vend at. Her music is a staple in our home, and I’m so honored to know that some of my favorite paintings reside with her.


Anyway, I’m incredibly touched – one of Betsy’s new songs was inspired by my “Persephone” painting, and I’m just tickled pink to hear it!! Here’s a bit of background from Betsy about the piece:

“This piece is a musical depiction of one of my favorite paintings, ‘Persephone,’ by Kristin Haakenson ( Persephone hangs in my studio right where I can see it when I’m playing.

“About this piece: To ‘play’ this painting, I started with the green vine (G drone) and leaves (a higher G, mostly in pairs) that frame the central image. I then added the pomegranates (an intermittent low D) and the stars (a high pizzicato). Once the frame was in place, I brought in Persephone’s melody (the main bowed cello line). Once that first melody was in place, it was clear that Persephone needed a second melody as well – probably because in the painting, she seems to be of two minds: walking forward while gazing back over her shoulder.”

★ You can listen to this enchanting piece at the link below ★

★ Be sure to check out Betsy’s Patreon, where you can enjoy a new song every month!!

★ Please also visit Betsy’s web site to learn more about her amazing music career:

Thank you, Betsy!! 

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