The ArtInMusic Blog, began in early 2010
and is now in 2023 nearing 725 entries.
These posts tell the story of each artwork and music box.

Recent Blog entries
  • S_V_H The Logical Song 1st image

    This first image of The Logical Song shows a mix of colors I saw watching a live performance. I do not remember this song, released in 1979, or even the group Supertramp. Checking my Liked Songs playlist on Spotify (now at 2,353) I see that over the years I added four Supertramp songs: Bloody Well … Continue reading S_V_H The Logical Song 1st image

  • S_V_H Final image Wichita Lineman

    I think this first final version of the music for this music box is good enough to go to video. But later I knew in the past I have never settled for the first version of anything. I think the quality of this attached later fits this music box much better. What surprised me with … Continue reading S_V_H Final image Wichita Lineman

  • S_V_H Wichita Lineman first image

    I could be wrong, but I doubt many people under 30 years ever heard of this song or Glen Campbell. Of course I knew of it and have liked this song to this day. Although my first contacts with music was country (think Hank Williams) my first genuine connection to music was folk music. As … Continue reading S_V_H Wichita Lineman first image

  • S_V_H Fast Car final image

    I decided to, once again, create small works, but this time as a series. My plan was to use up my large supply of 15×30 inch canvases. I then had an unusual idea to hang them, with coated hanging wire, from another smaller rectangle canvas that then mounted the artwork to the wall. Although a … Continue reading S_V_H Fast Car final image

  • S_V_H Fast Car 1st image

    Completed in the first image of Fast Car is the notation with the lyrics, “I had a feeling that I belong.” The small wooden painted pieces scattered about are the notation’s beams and slurs, also completed and waiting to be glued down. I do not consider the song Fast Car a must paint song. I … Continue reading S_V_H Fast Car 1st image

  • S_V_H Dance Monkey final

    Dance Monkey project took over three week to complete. Creating an advanced draft, and then a finish version of the artworks cover music took three days. The rest of that time, was spend solving a number of issues related to the design and the performance of these mini works, plus updating the stereo system on … Continue reading S_V_H Dance Monkey final

  • S_V_H Dance Monkey 2nd image

    My choice to become a visual artist began after looking back at 500 years of western painting, and finding a different way to represent it. If that had not happened my other options would have been a return to photography (Ansel Adams) that I had pursued for decades, fall back on my passion for poetry … Continue reading S_V_H Dance Monkey 2nd image

  • S_V_H The guilt of Art & first image of Dance...

    There I was in a recline chair, staring up at your standard office speckled off white tiled ceiling, with a large four blub fluorescent light focused on me, as if I was there for an interrogation. But not so. I was there for my twice a year dental cleaning. My dear in the headlights look … Continue reading S_V_H The guilt of Art & first image of Dance Monkey

  • S_V_H Final image Cheap Thrills

    What thrills me first about cheap thrills is the time saved when I only need to cut out circles to represent the artwork’s notation. And even more important thrill is I like what I see on the canvas that hangs the artwork. That eight by twenty-four inch canvas has multiple layers of spaghetti like words … Continue reading S_V_H Final image Cheap Thrills

  • S_V_H Cheap Thrills first images

    The artist Sia released this “bouncy party anthem” in 2015. This music continues its popularity to this day. Cheap Thrills is big, with almost 1 billion video views on YouTube, and on Spotify, Cheap Thrills has played over 1.7 billion times. Definitely a catchy pop song. In choosing what music to paint I take popularity … Continue reading S_V_H Cheap Thrills first images