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Muse en Lystrala
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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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