Musetouch Visual Arts Magazine Issue 11 published!

Dear readers,

Last night I suddenly got sad. There was no special reason, I just felt sadness… a deep one. It came out nowhere. It was hugging me like a passionate lover, without letting go. Some friends of mine were looking for me, supporting me as always, and telling me the same eternal advice…stay positive, think positive, write positive, paint positive, be positive…positive, positive…and everything will be just fine.

What is so wrong with sadness? Why are people avoiding that emotion, why are they so afraid of it? Staying away from sad people…as if they are sick, maybe even insane! Isn’t it true that some of the most beautiful creations in art came from out of the deepest sadness…Dante wrote regarding unrequited love, that Beethoven, my favorite composer, created his most wonderful music, because of feelings of sadness and passion that he couldnt release by being with the person he was in love with. Unrequited love… again.

What about Van Gogh…tortured by sadness, obssesed with a love he never reached, fighting with pain…creating masterpieces…the most beautiful paintings ever.

Sadness has proved to us that it should exist, that it must exist no matter how hard it is and how painful it is to live with it. It has its place in the world, its throne.

I will reveal to you a secret…Musetouch came out of sadness too.

My heart and thankfulness goes to Ljiljana Bursac, Jelena Grujic, my Nini Baseema, Kiyo Murakami, Murielle Mirabelle Velay, Ian Furniss and two dear friends, the great artists Mark Sadan and Gines Serran.

Maia Sylba


Cover by Benita Winckler



  • Maia, this is another beautiful edition of Musetouch. We are all very proud of you. That sadness becomes poetry in your hands, pure art, it goes beyond…  I invite every one to follow the magical Touch of this amazing Muse.
    Ginés Serrán 

  • Your vision and gift are sublime. I wanted to thank you for this great gift, it is truly a jewel in sea of rocks. I also applaud your honesty and integrity. Sadness has been one of my greatest muses, not one i welcome, for like anyone i wish my muse was joy, but such is Art, like life, like love, sadness belongs to the panoply of stars that enfolds us in our own creative night, in such times we can sit and wallow, or accept the sombre gift and transform it into something beautiful, something treasured…this is what you have done, for that sadness has been cocooned, and wings now on bright and delicate hues, blown by a breeze that eases every eye that witnesses its transcendence… yours is a rare and delicate gift, and one that once shared is forever remembered. 

  • Maria-Thérèse Andersson

    Beautiful edition! So much to see! Thoughtful writing about sadness as well… but, hard to accept when you are feeling it too much!

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