I Love Doing It with Other Artists

When artists born of different creative trees get together, magic happens. It happens in words, colors, shapes, sounds… It happens as a sensual feast that dances in the soul.

I’m grinning like a lunatic as I write this short post. “Why are you flashing your happy teeth, witchy writer woman?” you might be asking.

Well, my Luvs, almost a year ago I wrote a story titled “A Date for the Vampire’s Day Soirée”. The tale was inspired by Drusilla, a creepily cute button-eyed dolly created by Emma Yardis, the mistress of Little Gothic Horrors. This morning, Rommy Driks, from Kestril’s Rhythms and Groove, shared her narration of my tale. 

I love Drusilla’s voice. Her tone is just like I hear it in my head: a bit outraged, very sweet, rather inquisitive, a tad mad and absolutely adorable.

Here is Rommy’s reading of the story:

 
I love doing it with other artists because creativity is contagious and it feeds on sundry thinking.

And say hello to Drusilla Amarantha Tepes, the Only … 

Fly over to my fiction page to read more tales about Drusilla. They are listed under the heading, Camp Cute, Creepy (and Quite Conveniently) Remote.

59 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! ! ! Rommy has nailed Drusilla !

    . . . . . That doen't sound so good, does it? Oops.

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    1. Ha! I think Drusilla's family is okay with nails; stakes, on the other hand...

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    2. LOL...I think they'd like a few coffin nails as part of their decor

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  2. Oh so agreed! How wonderful! LOOOOVE IT!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer! It was a blast to record. Magaly's words lend themselves to some very high emotion!

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  3. Forevermore, Drusilla's and Rommy's voice are married together in my head! Brava, ladies, brava!

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    1. I know what you mean, I will totally hear Rommy's Drusilla voice when I write our impish dolly in the future. ;-)

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    2. LOL, I'm glad I left such an impression! Thanks!

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  4. OH MY! What perfection!! Rommy has given life to Drusilla!!!

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    1. Wouldn't that be un-life? LOL Thanks for the kind words Vickie! :)

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  5. Kudos to Rommy. Fabulous Drusilla, needless to say. Really enjoyed hearing your story Ms. Magaly.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Magaly's words were fun things to stick my teeth into! :)

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  6. Ha! Poor misunderstood ;) Rommy nailed it.

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    1. That poor dolly. She wants nothing but the best for all. *sigh* ;-D

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    2. LOL, I have children so I'm something of an expert at the sound of a child frustrated with adults who just don't get it.

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  7. Goosebumps on the back of my chicken neck! Rommy Bravo! BringIng Magaly's words ALIVE! is fantastic indeed! Thank you, BOTH, for a wonderful delight! Wow! I loved this so much! xoDebi

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    1. *does a little dance*

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    2. Aw! Thanks! Magaly's story has an amazing expressive tone that leaps off the page. It was a delight to get to play along with it.

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    3. Creative Coupling at its finest!

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    4. I didn't think of that, Debbi. Creative Coupling indeed!

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  8. Ha! Love it! A great reading too! :)

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  9. That voice definitely fits the drawing.. Drusilla is a sweetie...Roomy's voice is impish has a childlike sound...which I think is a good thing.

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    1. I agree, Rommy has a great voice for young characters. Now wait until you hear her reading anime...

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    2. LOL, my voice sometimes lets me get off the phone faster with telemarketers. They take one listen, ask if my mommy is there, to which I truthfully answer no, and then they hang up. :D

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  10. Great job by the performer and the author.

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    1. Gracias, dear Gail!

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    2. Thank you Gail! This was so much fun to do!

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  11. Emma's Drusilla is gorgeous! I love the words you created for her, and Rommy's telling of the story is perfect! :)

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    1. We do make a good threesome, don't we? *cough*

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    2. The doll is soooooooooooo adorable! I loved the chance to highlight the voice Magaly gave her. LOL, indeed, it is an excellent threesome!

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  12. OH MY!!! That was bloody splendid! Rommy lifted your wonderful words off the page with perfection! I was really happy with my little Drusilla when she came together, but how could I have ever imagined the adventures that were in store for her?!! Now that I look at that wee, crooked grin of hers though, I suspect SHE must have had an inkling. ;) ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. It was that crooked grin and those red button eyes. The moment I saw them, I knew Drusilla had a lot in her mind.

      Her tales as so much fun to write, Emma. I'm sooo looking forward to continuing her story during the Vampire's Day Soirée! ♥

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    2. ... and and wee black heart for Drusilla, too. ♥ *hehehe*

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    3. I can't wait to see what she gets up to as well! Thank you Emma for creating such an expressive little sweetheart!

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  13. I very much enjoyed this wonderful break to refresh my day.

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    1. I'm glad! Mini-breaks keep us sane, or at least more cheerfully insane

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  14. Doing it with other artists. Hee hee.

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    1. Hey sista..soul sista! *does her best Moulin Rouge strut*

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  15. *Laura Morrigan*.... my thoughts exactly! Haha!
    By the way, Drusilla is still the cutest. But, due to technical difficulties(i would have to get up and i am in pain) i will have to wait till morning to hear her voice.
    Mwah!

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    1. I just couldn't help myself. Oh, that's a lie, of course I could. I just didn't want to. *hehehe*

      I suspect that Rommy's narration will bring an enormous grin to your lovely face!

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    2. Eek! I hope a restful night's sleep gives way to healing. Plenty of time for threesomes after the aches go away!

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    3. Did someone say "threesomes"? Yes, someone did. ;-D

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  16. Wow! Her pronunciation is perfect! Loved her voice so so much! It's a magical duet, sounds like a story for children... Hehe

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    1. LOL, thanks.I love that it sounds like a children's story at first!

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    2. I shall add "one half of a 'magical duet'" to my resume! ;-D

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  17. That was just AWESOME!!!!!!!! *is grinning like a lunatic*....will Rommy be reading any more of your stories??? XXX

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    1. Rommy and I have discussed it. I love her reading voice, especially for creepy kids. And well, let's face, I really like writing about creepy kids. ;-D

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    2. I am very open to other opportunities that my voice fits with. LOL, I'm pretty good at creepy or off beat kids. I love to read out loud to my kids and one of my favorite characters to do is Luna Lovegood.

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    3. You must read me some Luna!

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  18. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! HEARING, reading, seeing, mmm now we need to smell & touch ;) This is fantastic!!

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    1. Hmm...perhaps the smell of an orchid corsage would go well with the story. After all, thoughtful Drusilla wouldn't neglect to provide her beloved sister and her date some sort of floral accessory. What say you Magaly?

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    2. My eyes opened really wide at the thought of what kind of corsage our thoughtful Drusilla will think of for her sister...

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