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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 (

Check out my solo music material on SoundCloud (…, and my band, Crown of Melusine, is here (…. You can also follow me on Twitter (
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Nightwish - Bye Bye Beautiful
  • Reading: Jo Graham - Hand of Isis
  • Playing: .hack//infection
  • Drinking: mint chocolate coffee
Mein Gott, it's been a long summer. Classes, album recording and production, and attempts to write whenever I can. 

I have a few weeks to myself before classes start up in September, so I've been working on as many artistic endeavors as possible before I'm swamped with practice, theory drills, and work study. 

What I've been up to this summer:

1. My band, Crown of Melusine, completed and released our debut album, Well of Words! We're very proud of our first efforts, and we hope you'll enjoy them too:

If you like what you hear, buy a copy and help us eat! :D 

2. Although my novel, The Road to Golkonda, has been out for some time, I've been working on a series of short stories called Clans of the Dark Masque to follow on its heels. I've finished the first of eight, and will be spending the rest of the month getting as many finished as I can (I hope to be finished with half of all of them by the end of the month, and the other half by December). 

3. I'll be performing with my solo EBM project, Sirenne, at a female-fronted electro/industrial night at the end of this month - Original Sin at Valentine's in Albany, NY! If this tickles your fancy and you're in the area, come and see me play! 

Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Time: Doors 8pm, bands at 9
Location: Valentine's Music Hall
17 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY

4. I took an overnight trip with my partner (who is a working artist also) last week to Hudson, NY, where we took a ton of photos (some of which I'll be posting up here). A few of these are going to be made into prints to donate to an art donation charity the local humane society is hosting, and a few more of them - along with some of my Suomenlinna photos - are going to be part of a special benefit project I'm working on for Robyn King's Bullying Ends With Me project, which aims to end bullying on college campuses. More on that to come! 

5. Finally, I'm in the midst of photographing models for a photo project I conceived to go along with the Clans of the Dark Masque stories, and several of my friends obliged to participate in the project. I hope to be posting those soon as well! 

Autumn will probably see a quieter me but for occasional bouts of writing, although I'm hoping to do a few more photo shoots, and I'll be working on the second Crown of Melusine album, Mistold Tales. 

Keep creating all,

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vikingjon 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding
to your favourites, Muse! :)
Manink 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thank you dear Olly for the fav :heart:
Eue-Art 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav!! (:

Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love

Add me to your watch, cause I'm a fuckin' thug.

: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: ~KoudelkaW
OllyHymnia Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! You guys rock!
rainylake Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! I hope today is a great day for you. :heart: :party: :cake:
OllyHymnia Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
rainylake Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
Summaresta Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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