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STATUS: The studio will be closed Wednesday evening for a model dinner and will be closed for a rain day on Thursday. Our next open day will be Friday both day and night.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

WEBSITE: The Wildwood Enchanted series now has new art posted in the Garden of Aphrodite. It is the first post beneath this update. There is also a new entry in author Richard Alan Scott's Labyrinth Journal. at: Labyrinth Journal Richard Alan Scott (post will be appear beneath this message after clicking link)

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Twitter: @GreyCrossStudio
Send text messages to 504-874-2908, Instagram @GreyCrossStudios, Twitter @GreyCrossStudio, Facebook Grey Anatoli Cross

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Inspire Thee! Songs of Inspiration for Artists

[in-spuh-rey-shuh n] 

Stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity

I am a firm believer in the inspiration of music on an artists work. You never know what you might hear, or for that matter see, when you step into my studio. I let the music flow around me as if it were water, aiming my creativity with the rhythm and the beat around me.

Some artists can't do this. They need solitary quiet in which to compose their work. I need this when I write so I can hear the thoughts more clearly. But with art, its more than likely that I need the joy of sound around me.

It changes constantly. When I begin my work day, it may start with the sounds of Mardi Gras music (something heard more and more often during carnival season). An hour later their may be a Verdi opera playing. From each I gain a different insight and find my work influenced in a different way.

What is important is that the music inspires an emotion in me. With that emotion I translate it into art.

I began awhile back, posting onto my twitter account a song of inspiration for each night. I've been asked by several to start to compile this into a regular list on my website. So in thanks to those who also gain inspiration from the music, I present this list here. It will be updated daily to add the new tune of each day.

I try to match these tunes to YouTube so everyone can hear.

In Harmony,


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