Today we’d like to introduce you to Myxie.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m really just a small town girl who moved to a big city and started doing everything I possibly could to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head and into the world. I started making music on a whim because I always sang but felt held back from anxiety and pressure, one day I said fuck all of that and decided to take my life back into my own hands and recorded a track, and I’ve been in love with recording and writing ever since!
Please tell us about your art.
I do just about everything and anything creative from writing, to photography, to visual art to music. Visual/fine art is a giant part of my life alongside music. I like to paint things that give off a certain feeling instead of a tangible subject a lot of the time because I want my art to be subjective to the viewer so they can take away what they need from it. When you look at my art or listen to my music, I want there to be a lasting feeling that wavers over you, not just the immediate reaction of when you view or listen to it. I paint mainly surrealistic/impressionistic art with my own touch of reality so that it shows something I believe to be important.
When it comes to music, my views of it being a subjective carryover. I like to make sad songs, hype songs, slow songs, jumpy songs; really just whatever mood I’m in I try to transfer that over into music and let the listener hear what they choose to hear. So really, I make art or music to compartmentalize how I’m feeling in the hopes that someone somewhere can either resonate with the mood or take that mood and apply it to their own life. Art, in general, is so personal, and by sharing it, I just hope to make people feel not so alone in what’s going on in their head or life.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
My advice would be, don’t start off doing it for the money! There needs to be a real passion behind what you’re creating, or it simply won’t have the impact you wish it to have. If you can’t afford a fancy mic, record on your headphones, or your laptop! If you can’t buy fancy art supplies, work with what you have, and get good at adapting to whatever materials are available to you.
Passion will get you a lot further than having money, trust me. The money will come when your mind is in the right place, and your heart is in your work.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I post my music on Soundcloud under “Myxie” so that everyone can listen, not just those who have the means to do so. The only support I need is for people to listen, and thats all I want. Do what you will with what you hear, and if you like it, bump it with your friends, or share it on your socials. I just want people to really listen.
I share my art on my Instagram under “avemey” or Twitter at “_avemey.” I hope to get into galleries and such in the future, but for now, I enjoy sharing my art with the close community I have online.
You can support my work by simply sharing it! My goal is to reach and inspire as many people as I can, and with how digital our world is today, a simple retweet of a painting or repost of a song goes so far.
You can also purchase my art through the platforms listed above!
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avemey/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/_avemey