Pansylee VanMeteren – Artist’s Bio

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Biography for Muse, Pansylee VanMeteren of Poetic Pastries ~ WV poet, lyricist, author and artist, who creates under the nom de plume, The Muse (Muse), daughter of a deceased American naval officer, she currently resides in the South Branch Valley of WV United States.

Early in her career, Muse engaged her skills for technical purposes, such as document translation and schematic visualizations for government entities. She continued to write and paint poetically, in secret, using her pen name, Muse. An inner compass is evident in her work. Pieces reflect both past and present dilemmas; while showcasing her victories in overcoming these obstacles ~ all from her faith based perspective. Light touches of modernism play hand in hand with old world strokes, offering highly visceral readings. In 2010, a genesis compilation of Muse, Enigmatic Evolution, gave rise to her poetic voice.

Muse’s creations are predominately lyrical often resulting in poetic sonnets and fairytale like art. Lengths of work vary from simple and compact poetry to elaborately complex pieces. Thematically her writing pattern engages an autobiographical subtext. Structurally the Muse’s works involve a blend of poetry and prose. Elegantly fluid sentence formation creates an often old world environment. Highly figurative language is used extensively throughout her work. The paintings and drawings of Muse waltz hand in hand with her own words. The children’s story ~ The Little Sprout, offers up a prime sample of this blending.

A paradox of a woman, her hands are calloused and reverent. They have painted canvases, molded clay, charted geo-spatial trajectories, engineered software, washed puppies, and scrubbed floors. They have wiped away tears and folded in prayer. They have fired missiles and cradled babies. She is known to be gaming wordsmith offering her readers in social media brain teasers and poetic ponderings. The Muse proudly claims a kaleidoscopic ancestry of Irish, English, Scottish, French, German and American Indian. Since her youth, she has been fluent in several languages. An avid bibliophile and logophile, The Muse continues her passion by immersing herself in the written word of various genres. She adores word games especially Scrabble.

A self proclaimed lover of life, The Muse, celebrates by inspiring those around her. She is married to her first love; is a mother, and a nanny (grand-mother). The Muse resides with her family on an American Heritage Farm, which has been in their family for over 200 years. Her poetic and artistic ingenuity flows from the inspirational South Branch Valley of WV.

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~ Top 10 Ways to Change the World ~

Change the World

Muses Top 10 Ways To Change The World:

(just in time for spring)

  1. smile~! show those pearly whites everywhere, a smile begets a smile. negative emotions are eased when smiles are present. hope exists in a smile. smiles are immediate ice breakers and help put others at ease. studies show individuals who read smile emoticons, subconsciously physically return the smile. proof positive smiles are contagious. :)

  2. share~! use what you have, be it monetary or other, and give selflessly. don’t give with the intention of becoming a “i did that so you owe me” type of giver. let your sharing be an un-tethered gift.  and remember, sharing your time, your heart and even your prayers can be the most important gift of all.

  3. compliment~! who among us doesn’t treasure a compliment? it is the acknowledgment of value – a surefire way to make others understand you are truly looking at them and their accomplishments. this is not say constructive criticism cannot be given when required, but let’s be honest hearing “that really is an awful color on you” … what about, “i have always liked the way you set that (insert color here) dress ablaze, yes i’ll always remember you in that!”*    *truth in a muse’s marriage, “the early years”. compliments are sincere while flattery is the feigning of truth. be sure your compliments are unmarred by fictitious  pampering.

  4. encourage~! lift up those around you who seem disenchanted, depressed or lackluster. encouragement can be made with cards, letters and (cringe) yes, even an email to someone you know who needs to hear a voice of kindness. advise if appropriate, but a resounding “i know you can” or “i have faith in you” works wonders to a discouraged heart.

  5. courteous~! this is ever so easy to do. simple thank yous, yes sir (mam/miss), no sir (mam/miss), pardon me…and a myriad of little actions, such as holding a door or picking up someones dropped property..all take nearly no effort.  people are often amazed when they are treated with good manners. try it, you’ll see.

  6. eliminate~! purge yourself and your belongings. now, i don’t  mean to the extent of a cheapo “hollywood 10 hr cleanse” nor am i suggesting you become devoid of all material objects (your home etc.) – i want to explore ridding oneself of burdens. lets do that together! is there something in our lives that feels weighty? is there a big STOP sign along our life’s path? are we surfing in the negative wake of negative people? if so, we need to break free! stamp out that which has turned us into emotional/physical hoarders. shining the light on whiners and debbie downers has an uncanny way of making the rats run for cover. by using your illuminating lamp of elimination, those around you will feel compelled to become sunbathers of positivism rather than night-crawlers of negativity.

  7. appreciate~! oh goodness, does one ever tire of hearing how much they are appreciated? i really don’t think we can say it enough. too often we get wrapped up in how to say it differently, but there really is no need. imagine yourself being told by someone, “i appreciate you – i appreciate your time, your engagement – i appreciate your presence in my life”.  the sincerity of appreciation goes (imho) deeper than a thank you. appreciation expresses your heart ties to an act or to an individual. voltaire stated this, “appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

  8. inspire~ ! this could also be entitled motivate. look around your world, look at family, friends – no doubt there is one or more individuals who are feeling less than enthusiastic about, work, life or their future. being sympathetic  and feeling empathy are key factors in any relationship, but there also comes a time when you need to lift another human being spirit ~ to hoist them onto a level footing (where they catch sight of that brass ring once more). from tangible gifts to words of wisdom, inspirational remedies are as varied as the maladies. inspiring that lost craving of life’s desire will, more often than not require a tactile or sensory input. remember, inspiration comes in the most quiet of whispers to the loudest of marches. whether you choose to be a songbird or a symphony, your one primary goal … light a spark!

  9. ask~ ! don’t expect answers if you never ask the questions. seems divinely simple, but sadly many of us do not follow this very basic premise. we talk, we talk more, we keep on talking ~ never pausing to ask anyone’s opinions, thoughts or feelings. if we are truly wanting to impact the world in a better way, does it not seem plausible that we would want to inquire about the emotional and creative well being of those around us? how does it make you feel when someone you care about asks you “how are you feeling today?” … perhaps someone you admire inquires, “can you give me your thoughts on this?” you feel valuable. your thoughts matter. you have worth. personally, i follow this rule, ‘ask before i tell’.  seeking wise counsel benefits us all.

  10. repeat~ ! ask, inspire, appreciate, eliminate, be courteous, encourage, compliment, share, smile …. over and over ~ again and again. without fail. the world will be touched by you … it will be changed by you … and you shall be all the better for doing just that.

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Raquel Amaral

Raquel Amaral Yes add a book shop! One word Masterpieces! Have I commented hmmm let me go see!

Jamie Morris

Jamie Morris i love reading all that you have

Rose Piedad
Rose Piedad i always love your writing Muse and yes add a bookshop here.
your writing is “SUPERB” i should say

Wendy Halford Crowley

Wendy Halford Crowley I think a bookstore here on your page would be perfect – some people would go into a bookstore tab on your page before they would open a new new screen and go to your off-site store or Amazon….. One word that describes Muse’s writing to me is… “personal”

Shelly Nugent Lampshire

Shelly Nugent Lampshire I wrote yesterday and it is now gone that the word that describes your work to me is Empowering. Definitely a bookstore.

Wendy Marie Hall

Wendy Marie Hall Oh a book store would be perfect!!! your writing are beautiful!!

Jasmine Mestas Barrera

Jasmine Mestas Barrera I will comment again…and a bookstore would be nice …& one word that describes your work would be: “eloquent”.

I Am The Muse

I Am The Muse MS SHELLY smile emoticon please email me your name was drawn as the Muse Madness Winner smile emoticon

Shelly Nugent Lampshire

Shelly Nugent Lampshire WHAT!!! hURRAY!!!

Wendy Marie Hall

Wendy Marie Hall Congrats to you Ms Shelly!!!! smile emoticon

Tammy McCain

Tammy McCain Ugh…I’m always late…..lol but better than never! Bookstore……..OF COURSE!! one word that describes your writing……do I really have to pick just one…….ok for now……STIRRING! you always stir some emotion within ……always! I have MANY more…..lol

Tammy McCain

Tammy McCain BTW….love the pink rose! lol xo

~ Your Thoughts and Reviews ~

phshpseemyhdr.optzHave you read a book written by Muse?
Enigmatic Evolution?
Anthesis?
The Little Sprout?

……If your answer is YES ~
Muse would like to invite you to give a brief review.
You are under no obligation.
How and Where:Go to the Museland Page (public one)
Look to the left and clicking the Discussions tab.
There you will see books listed by title.
Muse would much appreciate your thoughts and believes that reviews will be helpful to others who are thinking of purchasing her work.

Your fb review may be copied and pasted in any of these locations:

(post as blog comment)

http://www.amazon.com/

www.goodreads.com

www.shelfari.com

www.lulu.com

Thank you so very kindly~And please let Ms Muse know where you have left your review. Two reviews will be chosen for the back cover of her next book~

 

Comments courtesy of fb feed history
Raquel Amaral

Raquel Amaral Enigmatic Evolution, “And be most grateful for what your king brings.” Aw yes everyday I say Thank you!

Deb DiSalvo

Deb DiSalvo getting Little Sprout today! smile emoticon

Faye Metcalf

Faye Metcalf Enigmatic Evolution, love it.

Wendy Halford Crowley

Wendy Halford Crowley Having read and loved all three I am working on reviews for Sprout and Enigmatic Evolution. I will leave the one I wrote for Anthesis and left on Amazon at the locations provided! Letting others know about your work is the least I can do, for as much as I love it !! :o)

Katherine Hanna Ingram

Katherine Hanna Ingram Love The Little Sprout! Sweet little Fellow…

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Theresa Komor
I Am The Muse

I Am The Muse thank you Theresa, for taking a peek. I wonder which of those would be your favorite? smile emoticon

Theresa Komor

Theresa Komor The horse, of course. wink emoticon Running with glee at the end of the war… ???

Theresa Winter

Theresa Winter mythical…

I Am The Muse
I Am The Muse it does indeed call out to legends of old…
Which Castle will be yours Theresa.. smile emoticon

Theresa Komor

Theresa Komor No castle; just the little cabin out back, on the edge of the forest.

Colin Berry

Colin Berry Romantically mysterious! XX

Yanick Francois

Yanick Francois Romance…in the eyes of the sky, the burning fire of love and the secret serenity of a heart…prisoner in a donjon…!!

Phyllis Peterson

Phyllis Peterson a mysterious romance..

Lizzy Denner

Lizzy Denner Ah its a romantic who done it!! XX

Raquel Amaral

Raquel Amaral Romance for me! I love the photo too!

Melanie Gillon

Melanie Gillon Mystery but without just a single romance but the relationship between the castles and the families’ honor that lies within.

Melanie Gillon

Melanie Gillon See the position of the horse and the configuration of the colors in the sky. This image could rightly include all 4.

Theresa Winter

Theresa Winter I will not choose either castle, dear Muse, don’t you see the cottage over yon hill with the roses climbing over the garden wall, and the peatie smoke wafting from the chimney?

Rose Piedad

Rose Piedad it’s Romance

Mimi Burns

Mimi Burns Lady Guinevere’s horse… a gift from King Arthur to his future bride… but, alas Sir Lancelot arrives and will steal the Lady’s heart….the betrayal and war rages on…

Tammy McCain

Tammy McCain Knowing you, as I do….I believe you will include a bit of it all! xo

Fabienne Welter

Fabienne Welter a romance of mythical’s mystery

LadyKatherine Katherine Smith

LadyKatherine Katherine Smith Romance and Magical!

Craig Glenn

Craig Glenn There’s no Mystery her my dear Muse; clearly the war has yet to begin, Romance, you ask? There is always Romance… even for poor Mutog. He worship’s her each night from his home under the bridge in the shadows, and yes, yes, he saw who took the princes, yes he did…

Jasmine Mestas Barrera

Jasmine Mestas Barrera Romance! Throughout the couple’s trials & tribulations they face…they both long for love and peace.heart emoticon

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Deb Cooper

Deb Cooper mythical with a touch of romance

Oksana Kuchieva

Oksana Kuchieva Looking at this picture i remember True Love.. The two loving hearts… who met in cruel times… but, being separated by war, they still passionately love each other.. and, despite everything, they have power and courage to resist the vicissitudes of life..

Laura Hanjoglu-Goerke

Laura Hanjoglu-Goerke makes one think of olden times, romance, knights and the like

Elaine Gill

Elaine Gill Gorgeous picture!

Cheryl Jenks Lewis

Cheryl Jenks Lewis I love the picture and I imagine all of these will be part of the magic you will spin…

Tripti Mishra

Tripti Mishra lovely picture…donnno how I missed it..can inspire for….The story of Mr. Dawn of Blue Marrow Castle…or Neigh Horse Neigh….:))

Charlene Barr

Charlene Barr Would you believe that today I lent my cardboard castle to a little prince who is having his 1st birthday this weekend his last name is King. His parents are 43 and 47, pretty Blessed couple . first baby for both..He is beautiful ,,

Sam Souma

Sam Souma Mythical! but I think that romance has its place right there!

Jack Tai

Jack Tai Definitely Romance + Mythical. I imagine a gallant prince riding his steed to rescue a princess!

Sydney Joan Scott
Gloria Rodikis

Gloria Rodikis inspire mystery!

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