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Umbra Oceania by OllyHymnia Umbra Oceania :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0 Look to the Sea by OllyHymnia Look to the Sea :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 1 0
I Can't Always Tell
I felt ugly
I told myself that even if I wasn't beautiful, I was interesting and strong
And that would have to be good enough
This morning, I woke up
And looked in the mirror
And I realized
I am beautiful
I just can't always tell.
:iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 1
by Sirenne
I flee alone
To my tower
all action done in vain
whence the time i was lost inside
a monster's frozen maze
where the shadows echoed voiceless unnamed
shattered by their fear
the minotaur hunting all whose footsteps
echoed in his ears
is this the penance i must pay
is this the karma i must suffer
the pain of all earth's living sum
stamped upon my heart
is this the penance we must pay
is this the sum of what we reap
is the monster raging all we have created for ourselves
where is the end to this labyrinth
the wolves aren't far behind
bring the light and shine it far beyond
the shadows we have made
Alone in my suffering
but i suffer not alone
all the earth's full living mired in their grief
the sword is sharp and made of fear
the castles fall
the bastions crumble
the age of poisoned thought enslaves us
all worlds cry out
devout hearts shout for release
is this the penance i must pay
is this the karma i must suffer
the pain of all earth's living sum
stamped upon my heart
:iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0
Seed of Future Summer by OllyHymnia Seed of Future Summer :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 1 0
Mature content
Another Cliche :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0
Koi Study by OllyHymnia Koi Study :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 1 0 Suomikahvi by OllyHymnia Suomikahvi :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0
From the Ashes
From the Ashes
Rise from the ashes of our pain
to discover that we've been remade
Rise from the shadows of night
to see a new dawn
in the lens of our eye
and see
the ruins behind us
the cord has been cut loose
The ruined landscape of the self
has been rebirthed at last
We rise
to gather here
our gaze turned to the past
of all the fires that scorched our skin
to bring us to this place
Rise from the ashes of our pain
to discover that we've been remade
Rise from the shadows of night
to see a new dawn
in the lens of our eye
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Sirenthought by OllyHymnia Sirenthought :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0 Purple Hair Don't Care by OllyHymnia Purple Hair Don't Care :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0 In the Zinnias by OllyHymnia In the Zinnias :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0 La Reine by OllyHymnia La Reine :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 0 0 Apocalyptica - Perttu ja Eicca by OllyHymnia Apocalyptica - Perttu ja Eicca :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 2 0 Apocalyptica - Perttu by OllyHymnia Apocalyptica - Perttu :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 2 0 Apocalyptica - Eicca ja Paavo by OllyHymnia Apocalyptica - Eicca ja Paavo :iconollyhymnia:OllyHymnia 1 0


5ucCUBE by jackskarma
Mature content
5ucCUBE :iconjackskarma:jackskarma 10 0
Lightning finger tattoo by sHavYpus Lightning finger tattoo :iconshavypus:sHavYpus 18 0 ball of fur by sHavYpus ball of fur :iconshavypus:sHavYpus 24 0 Hunting by sandara
Mature content
Hunting :iconsandara:sandara 2,904 111
Find what you love and let it kill you by sHavYpus Find what you love and let it kill you :iconshavypus:sHavYpus 29 3 Senator Kenobi and Amidala by croaky Senator Kenobi and Amidala :iconcroaky:croaky 431 18 Libera Me by ImNotMizu Libera Me :iconimnotmizu:ImNotMizu 138 10 Untitled by jonniedee Untitled :iconjonniedee:jonniedee 24 13 Tide of Light by oprust Tide of Light :iconoprust:oprust 357 15 Lashmaker Magazine Cover #15 by FlexDreams Lashmaker Magazine Cover #15 :iconflexdreams:FlexDreams 211 10 Face 07 by sandara Face 07 :iconsandara:sandara 2,263 37 Untitled Self Portrait by jonniedee Untitled Self Portrait :iconjonniedee:jonniedee 25 6
Holiday Card Project 2012

It's back!  With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
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DeviantART's official Comic-Con poster!
As a statement of empowerment and artist prestige, we're pleased to reveal deviantART's official poster for Artists’ Alley at San Diego Comic-Con – designed by the exquisitely talented Artgerm!
DeviantART couldn't be more excited to sponsor Artists' Alley for the fourth year in a row.  Our aim has always been to keep focus on those who not only make the entire convention possible, but provide us with a world of entertainment across all media: the artists.
Go forth and march with your creative brethren!

Get the poster!
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Princess Diana I by FlexDreams Princess Diana I :iconflexdreams:FlexDreams 299 15 Untitled by jonniedee Untitled :iconjonniedee:jonniedee 24 1


Muse en Lystrala
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm Muse. Thanks for stopping by my page!

I don't always have time to respond to individual comments, so if you've dropped a comment thanking me for faving your art - you're so welcome! Keep up your amazing work!

I'm originally from the tiniest state in the United States, although I tend to flit all over the place in search of adventure, inspiration, and kicks. Right now, I live in upstate New York, where I am studying music (I'm a classically trained mezzosoprano). Although I am primarily a singer, I also play harp, recordari, percussion, and piano, and am hoping to pick up cello and taiko in the next year or two.

When I am not composing world, electronic, or symphonic metal music, I'm usually writing books, taking photos or else posing for them, sewing, dancing, making artisan jewelry, or otherwise creating at my arts studio, Nightkat. I direct a classical ensemble called Geek Musica that specializes in the performance of film and video game scores.

Check out my solo music material:
My band, Crown of Melusine:…
My ensemble, Geek Musica:
  • Listening to: Faun - Gaia
  • Reading: The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons
  • Eating: grapes
  • Drinking: water
Women as Weapons, a new photojournalism project I have started, is now shooting! If you are a female-identifying weapons or martial arts practitioner or enthusiast, and you might want to participate, please drop me a line! The project will consist of photos and personal interviews exploring the theme of female warriorhood in the 21st century.

My ensemble, Geek Musica, will be performing with Blood Moon (which I am also a member of) on February 22nd to raise funds for Aleppo's survivors. We will be contributing funds to The White Helmets and Doctors Without Borders specifically for their work in Aleppo. If you can attend, please buy a ticket! This concert will take place in Albany, New York. Even if you cannot attend but want to help, consider purchasing a ticket anyway to help support us, the Albany Barn (our hosts), and these fine organizations who do such incredible and essential work. Go here to purchase a ticket:…

I started a new music project called Umbra Oceania that is Pagan folk and classical music. Right now, I'm working on its first work, "The Orphium," which will be a collection of some of the Orphic hymns set to music plus some original material. Follow me on Facebook:

On a much more personal note, I have recently found myself without a permanent residence. While I'm dealing fairly well with it, it can't go on forever, and I am asking all my supporters to donate $1 or more per month to my Patreon so I can secure permanent housing again. Mental illness and homelessness do not pair well together, and I need your help! $1 per month as a patron will gain you access to ALL the material I post to my patrons-only stream, including music, photographs, short stories and even novels, so pledge if you can! Go here to pledge:

Thank you for your support!


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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You (16) by daniya-ART
OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! 
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! 
birthdays Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's August 2nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: Zinhanu :squee:
OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Weeeee! Thank you very much! 
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy early Birthday! :happy birthday: by iDJPanda
:iconflyingheartsplz: birthday cake by Chibivillecute :iconflyingheartsplz:
Have a wonderful day! :happybounce:
OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! It was a good'un. :)
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
maryapasol Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave !!!!
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