Bekah Moss is a diminutive girl, but don’t let her size fool you. Her talent, ideas and aspirations will send you reeling, and you wonder if the term “old soul” really does exist. She jumps from subject to subject as she tries to round up her life into a single hour. The passion is evident as words spill over, and you can’t help but get drawn into the roller coaster of her conversation, feeling her excitement right alongside her. “I’ve been drawing my whole life. I don’t think there’s been a single day in the past three or four years where I have not drawn something,” Moss explained. “If I don’t get to draw or do something creative, I get really sad.” Her childhood sounds magical: playing with large, fluffy St. Bernards her parents bred, spending time outdoors surrounded by land and trees, and playing video games on rainy days. “We had three channels on TV, so all I could do was play outside or play video games when it was rainy,” Moss said. Little did she know that her pastimes would prove to be an incredible influence in her art. Her drawings, done both traditionally with pencil and acrylic paint and digitally, betray their retro video-game roots. They are familiar to those who grew up with a Nintendo NES, playing to the roots of almost all our childhoods. The creatures she invents are all animals, stemming from her deep love of all living things. And there are the dreams. “A lot of my artwork is inspired by my dreams,” Moss explained. In fact, it’s how she created her logo. “I dreamt that I died and I became this tiger with wings. When I woke up, I realized I had to do this.” “This” being GirLilly Productions, LLC, an all-encompassing company fronted by Moss for all of her work. That means all, because she isn’t just an illustrator, she’s also a logo designer, character developer, animator, story-writer, and her current obsession: musician. This girl isn’t content doing one thing; she is brimming with so much creativity and talent that she needs outlets everywhere in order to stay sane. “There’s so much I want to do in life,” she said, “and I just want to do it all.” For a period of time last November through March, she decided to do something she called Arts of Kindness. She offered her services for free to gain recognition and expand her client base. “I have a small fan base that came from DeadMau5’s fan page because of the fan art I posted on there,” she said. “One day, I actually got a message from him saying, ‘Thank you for doing art,’ and I couldn’t believe it. This is my idol and he’s talking to me!” She also credits her exposure on DeadMau5’s fan page for being commissioned to do album art for three bands. “It was so cool, because I was using Arts of Kindness to learn how to communicate with clients creatively, and my first few clients were people from France and Norway who couldn’t even speak English!” Her video-gamelike art transcended paper and computer pixels into music. She spent the last three years recording and producing an electronica album called “Dreams in Square Waves.” “Square waves” is the technical term for the music and sounds an old-school video game has — clearly something right up Moss’ alley. She uses a synthesizer and her computer to create the music, supplementing it with singing and chants she does herself. Not only that, she wrote a story, complete with illustrations, to complement the album. Lillian Poolan, depicted as the familiar tiger, is the main character, and, of course, the story sprung out of Moss’ dreams. She plans to make an animation that will combine “Dream in Square Waves” with her story. “Of course, I’m in the middle of recording another album and five other things,” she said, with a laugh. Whatever Moss does, it’s all part of her grand plan. “I’d really like to turn GirLilly into an actual company — hire people and make video games and do all sorts of things.” Judging by her palpable passion, you all may want to keep your eye on this petite, pretty girl with exploding dreams. Visit facebook.com/GirLilly or facebook.com/Lillianpoolanmusic.