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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Reading: Stacy Schiff - Cleopatra, a Life
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: coffee
Y'all know I'm busting my tookus to get into the Sibelius Academy next year, and I could use your help.

Just getting overseas and paying for accommodations plus food is going to cost me a bit under a couple of grand. After that, if I get in, I have to pay for a residence permit and airfare to return to Finland, plus get a bunch of my stuff shipped (and to get the permit, I have to show that I have enough to support myself without the aid of the Finnish government). 

So, if you can, please please PLEASE contribute a few dollars to my Indiegogo campaign to help me cover these expenses. I expect some scholarship backup, but I won't see any of that money until the school year starts, and these expenses and funds provenances will all come before I even set foot in Finland again. Not only is this a longtime goal, but I will likely be the first African-American student they've had, so you'll be helping to diversify a relatively homogeneous institution as well. 

If you can help, I'm grateful. Even if you can't, share the link around to your friends and encourage them to help if they can as well! 

Thank you in advance, whether you donate or signal boost! 

-Muse
Homage to Selfie Culture by OllyHymnia
Homage to Selfie Culture
I had a really awesome summer of staying active (I lost some weight and am still losing!), doing Pilates, writing new music, taking photos, writing, and hanging with friends. 

I'm back to school next week, and I posted this last-week-of-vacation selfie to Tumblr today. A close friend of mine said that I looked radiant, and that it looked like summer had been good to me. I appreciated her compliment so much and I've needed a new devID anyway, so I decided to post it - tan lines and all! 
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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: str8voices - Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold
  • Reading: Cord Christian Troebst - The Art of Survival
  • Watching: Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XII
  • Eating: Nutella
  • Drinking: iced coffee
Hey y'all! 

Alas, I was not able to participate in the Sibelius Academy entrance exams this year - let's be honest, flying transatlantic is hella expensive, especially in May. I shall be taking them next year, however, so wish me luck (I've already started preparing, both academically and financially). 

I just released the new Sirenne album, "And Eternity" - ambient dark electronic. If you fancy a listen go here (and consider purchasing a copy if you like what you hear so I can continue living indoors and eating!): sirenne.bandcamp.com

I'm working on several compositions this summer as well - an arrangement of the Main Title from Game of Thrones, as well as an original piece entitled "Generations" about the Silent, Baby Boomer, and Generation X. I just started fiddling with a piano etude in D minor, too! If you're a sheet music enthusiast who also happens to be a fantasy nerd, check out the Faerunian Cycle, a series of pieces I started composing in honor of this famous Dungeons and Dragons campaign setting (so far only one piece is complete, but more are to come!): drive.google.com/?tab=mo&a…;

I haven't yet had the chance to travel for shooting new material (with a camera, that is), but I'll be visiting my home region of New England in a couple of weeks, and hope to be shooting a lot while I'm there. I'm also working on a new photo project, Women and Weaponry, and already several models have volunteered, which I'm very excited about. I'll be working on that project a bit while I'm in Rhode Island, as a friend of mine has generously volunteered the use of private land that we can shoot on! I am looking to book modeling projects for late summer and fall, as well, so if you'd like to use me for a project, hit me up!

As always, there are prints up in the print shop if you fancy any of my work (thanks to those who have bought prints or are planning to). 

Thanks for all your support! 

Muse

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OllyHymnia
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 and piano, and am hoping to pick up cello and taiko in the next year or two.

When I am not composing world, electronic and symphonic metal music, I'm usually writing books, taking photos or else posing for them, sewing, making artisan jewelry, or consulting at my arts studio, Nightkat. I run a seed company named Maenad Creative, providing web and social media consulting, arts management, business planning, and content and community generation and management.

I run a meta charity named Brightest World, a community dedicated to fostering and promoting humanitarian causes. Look us up on Facebook, and you can follow us on Twitter at the following (twitter.com/brightest_world).

Check out my solo music material on SoundCloud (soundcloud.com/muse-en-lystral…, and my band, Crown of Melusine, is here (reverbnation.com/crownofmelusi…. You can also follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/MuseOfLight).
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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Reading: Stacy Schiff - Cleopatra, a Life
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: coffee
Y'all know I'm busting my tookus to get into the Sibelius Academy next year, and I could use your help.

Just getting overseas and paying for accommodations plus food is going to cost me a bit under a couple of grand. After that, if I get in, I have to pay for a residence permit and airfare to return to Finland, plus get a bunch of my stuff shipped (and to get the permit, I have to show that I have enough to support myself without the aid of the Finnish government). 

So, if you can, please please PLEASE contribute a few dollars to my Indiegogo campaign to help me cover these expenses. I expect some scholarship backup, but I won't see any of that money until the school year starts, and these expenses and funds provenances will all come before I even set foot in Finland again. Not only is this a longtime goal, but I will likely be the first African-American student they've had, so you'll be helping to diversify a relatively homogeneous institution as well. 

If you can help, I'm grateful. Even if you can't, share the link around to your friends and encourage them to help if they can as well! 

Thank you in advance, whether you donate or signal boost! 

-Muse

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:iconvikingjon:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding
Sundial II.V detail
to your faves, Muse! :D
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m-vladimir Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
THank you for fav on m-vladimir.deviantart.com/art/… :hug:
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vilindery Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you for the fav :hug:
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birthdays Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
: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:

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OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D! Thank you! <3
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and may this year bring you everything you hope and dream of and remember anything is possible:-)
*Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) Airborne I love deviantART! :happybounce: 
_Tessie
Visual Artist & Illustrator & Musician~
<3

 P.S. Just join a band called "Angel Wings"  Hear our new song for free "Spoke Too Soon" streaming here on Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/angelwing…
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OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very kindly! And I shall be sure to check out Angel Wings! 
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome my friend & thanks so much!  I hope you had a fantastic birthday:-)
Blessings always,
_Tessie
<3
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the llama! :D
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