In appreciation of Mismuse’s hard work I just want to take a minute to talk about her and her most recent project. Of course it wouldn’t have come about if I didn’t give her permission and encouragement to pursue independent projects of her choosing. I’ve always said “Mismuse, you are free to take on any project you want, have fun!” I’m such a great boss.
In our latest “Meet The Artists” installment, I’d like to introduce one of the driving forces behind our classy style. And I mean driving. Mismuse is our resident expert on all things related to style, iconography, composition and of course, delegation. Mismuse is one part high-fashion diva, one part insane artist, and three parts genius.
She has her own unique way of doing things and works on her own schedule. And by “work” I mean she tends to stride in exactly as one of us is putting the finishing weathering touches on an 30+ hour project, stare at it thoughtfully for a few moments and then exclaim “It looks like dog crap dear, the entire color scheme hurts to even be in the same room with.” before walking off to deal with far more important matters.
“You don’t want to be mediocre, do you??” Was her infamous line that literally reduced one of my underlings to tears. And so the terminology “Putting blood, sweat and tears” into one’s work has become quite literal in our studios, where we can easily gauge the success of a project by how much pain Mismuse inflicted during the process. “Tears for the Tear Goddess!” has become our rallying cry.
Despite her uhm eccentricities, Mismuse’s creative touches can be found in every piece that comes out of our workshop, and has single-handedly produced some of our most popular pieces.
One of these days I’m going to reward her for all that she’s brought to this studio. I’m thinking something along the lines of a bullwhip.
In addition to banners, icons, glyphs and signs, Mismuse seems to have a definite thing for towers. And chains.