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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: Eager
  • Listening to: Nightwish - The Islander
  • Reading: Lynn Flewelling - The Oracle's Queen
  • Watching: House M.D.
  • Playing: Katamari Damacy
  • Drinking: iced tea
Ye gods, it's been too long since I updated here! 

Okay, so to start with: my life is utterly consumed with study at the SCCC School of Music. I finished a teacher assistant certificate last year, and next month I'll be graduating with a music certificate. Yay! 

I've been auditioning for a bunch of universities. While the College of Saint Rose was pretty much a blow (I got in but they flatly refused to give me enough money - cheap bastards), I got into SUNY New Paltz and UMass Amherst, and I was just invited to take the entrance examinations at the Sibelius Academy in Finland! SO EXCITED! 

University crap aside, I'm working on two upcoming releases:

Sirenne - And Eternity
darkwave, tribal, and EBM

Crown of Melusine - Mistold Tales 
symphonic metal

I'll be attending SCCC part time for the next year, so I'm hoping to get back to work on photography, composing, and fiction writing. I have a few short stories submitted for publication from the Clans of the Dark Masque series, so here's to hoping! 

Hope everyone is having a lovely and productive spring! 


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Thanks so much for the fave! :) (Smile) 
vikingjon Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding
to your favourites, Muse! :)
Manink Apr 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you dear Olly for the fav :heart:
Eue-Art Apr 12, 2014  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!
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