Inspiration is not some elusive unicorn.
Somehow, the majority of the world has come to believe that if you’re not famous, you’re not an artist and that artists compose a select group—a group of prodigies—a group of actors who win Oscars or musicians who are three-time Grammy winners. You know . . . the superstars. And the rest of us are to merely stand by watching as the rich and famous artists live their magical lives.
Well, [bleep] that.
Being an artist is not exclusively about fame or becoming billionaires.
It is, though, about freeing our imaginations. It’s about thinking outside the box and saying good-bye to false assumptions about ourselves and futures, developing our creativity, rejecting fear, and pursuing our inspirations—our true purposes and possibilities.
Being an artist is about using our artistic license to create an inspired life—one that’s magical—to us.
The truth is, we are all artists practicing the art of living—all of us.
As an artist, The Muse continuously and endlessly encourages us with inspiration, new ideas and possibilities to do what we love: to cultivate our skills and to discover and share our talents.
But Make no mistake: The Muse is not simply handing out inspirational party favors. The Muse is in the business of waking us up and making us realize our inspirations.
Inspiration is not some elusive unicorn. It’s not something intangible. Inspiration is no more unique to us than breathing is.
Because inspiration is the language of our spirit, feeling inspired is the sensation of experiencing our spirit—our Muse.
It’s by actualizing our inspirations that we live our desired lives and wake up to who we truly are.
When our deepest desire is to make our deepest desires real . . . we've been Marked by The Muse.
As artists, we are creators. We all have a wide range of mediums in which we create our everyday and contribute to the world around us, whether perceived as small or large works of art. We’re the ones creating our lives—every single day.
When we are Marked by The Muse, our life is our medium, and our mediums are many.
We create the experiences we want. We create our responses to the experiences we do not want. The truth is, The Muse inspires us all, as artists, to create our own masterpieces—our lives.
Because if we don't create what our ideas inspire, who will? If we don't create the lives we desire, who will?
Who will if we don't?
Alas, there’s no listing in the phonebook for The Muse.
But there are two here: daughter and mother.
We represent over 14 generations—spanning more than 462 resilient years—of inspired artists—living our lives Marked by The Muse.
To honor that heritage, we created Marked by The Muse for women, who are now, as we have always been, independent minded, incredibly artistic and divinely feminine.
We seek to creatively inspire you to awaken who you truly are by reminding you of the artist and the magic that dwells within you—your spirit—The Muse.
We’re passionate about living Marked by The Muse: about creating art, designs, and inspirational services grounded in classical simplicity and updated with a twist of whimsical imagination and wit; and about inspiring you with the wonder and symbology of color, totems of nature, and the power of inspirational words.
Because that’s the providence of Marked by The Muse—inspired vision: to express a dimension of life that is just beyond the five senses, one that inspires you to see things differently (or perhaps to see things the way they truly are—the way you truly are).
In truth, we are fulfilling our purpose as artists Marked by The Muse when you remember what makes you uniquely beautiful, realize the positive aspects of your spirit, are energized by faith in your abilities and character, feel whole, and possess an incessant optimistic attitude toward creating your desired life.
Let the creations and services we offer cultivate a connection with your muse and awaken the wondrous side of living through refining your greatest masterpiece—YOU.
Let us inspire you to live Marked by the Muse.
Because waking up to The Muse makes life worth living.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist . Muse . Designer . Intuitive
never takes caterpillars at face value (sees magic in infinite possibilities) Muse Tip 101 Emerge free of self~constraints and the opinions of others. Realize your true colors ~ Do what you love
Owner, Maker, Artist . Muse . Sewer . Intuitive
Gazes at candy like constellations (favorite cluster—The Turtle) Muse Tip 101 Taste the sweetness in your life. Get back to basics ~ do what you love.
Owner, Maker, Optimist . Mentor . Pusher . Master Builder
Passionate & fiery, The Muse is an endless source of inspiration, a guiding light of wisdom & strength of character. The Muse stimulates your drive, fuels resolute belief in yourself, & fans your creative fires. Follow your own Muse do what you love.
Hello and Welcome. I'm so happy you're visiting my boutique of inspiration and joy. I hope you connect with my work to find your own inspiration.
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