Born from the intention of Zeus and and Imagination of Mnemosyne mothered 9 daughters which became the muses Calliope, the Goddess of eloquence, epic poetry, drama, performance, communication, transmission and storytelling; Clio the muse of history and writing; Erato, the muse of four aspects of love-Agape-Eros-Libido & Philia; Euterpe, the muse of music and lyric poetry; Melpomene, the muse of tragedy; Polyhmnia the muse of oratory, sacred hymns and poetry; Terpsichore, the muse of dance; Thalia, the muse of comedy and play; Urania, the muse of Astronomy and Mathematics. Muses inspire you to take action. I have been having a block and looking over the Muses I realized that I was missing the muse of Thalia. I was forgetting how to play and have fun with my art. I usually call it artwork. Don’t want to even call it that anymore. I might start calling it artplay. Yesterday I received my large pallet knives I ordered, going to play with thick juicy paint. I am also going to prepare 50 blank canvases, and paint with no reference. The child in me got excited. It didn’t want to come out before, the parent in me was making it too serious. The child wants to explore and do art for the sake of art. I definitely feel a shift. You know there are no rules about a muse, how they should look or be. Gender, age, appearance and character are variable, but one thing for sure muses are like angels. Muses can set you into a deeper journey of discovery, joy, beauty and just plain loving the experience of creating. Who is your Muse?