Welcome to the March edition of Monthly Muse. There will be 4 weekly challenges, posted on Friday the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. This month will be about music. Music can evoke many emotions, many feelings. Each week we are going to focus on a different emotional state and create pages based on song titles and/or lyrics as they relate to that emotional state, however the music affects us. Muse: Music and Emotion Music can be a very powerful tool for emotional release, balance, expression, understanding, enlightenment and so much more. Music doesn't have to be lyrics to have an impact on you, the melody alone can do that but often times, it is the title or lyrics that will prod your memory, bring up feelings, etc. I will provide some music playlist titles to inspire you or you may find your musical inspiration, based on that week's emotional state. This is up to interpretation and please create your page in any style and go in any direction the inspiration takes you. INSPIRATION Week 1: Happiness Music can inspire us, can bring happy memories and feelings to the surface. Have you ever listened to a song and it just brings a smile to your face? Maybe you stepped a little lighter, feeling a sense of well-being, of feeling uplifted? Here's a playlist of songs that may provoke that sense of "uplifting" in your mood or bring to mind a happy memory. You may choose your own musical inspiration based on this week's inspiration "happiness". It's not necessary to include the song title and/or lyrics in your page design but it would be fun to include them. Let the inspiration take you whichever way you want, have fun with it! Remember, you may create any style of layout you wish, with or without photos. Create any size page you wish. This is for everyone! There are no restrictions, have fun and see where the inspiration takes you. Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE prior to March 31st and then post it in this thread by copying the code (at the right of your gallery image) from the box under "Share BB Code". We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month, even more incentives for your inspiration! You can use any products in The Lilypad store, make sure you follow our gallery guidelines. Pages are due last day of the month. If you have any questions, ask here in this thread. Have fun and I can't wait to see how "Music & Emotion" inspires you.