Tōmye: Living Artist

Encouraging Art Engagement

Q tip not in my belly button


Perhaps you don’t think of Q tips in a Visual Artist’s tool bag. There are substances you don’t need to check the smell. The phrase “off gassing” should be avoided when using, alcohol, paint thinner, adhesive removers, etc. As a painter using Gouache, a thicker water based paint, I use Q tips for spot coating an area. That’s as much as I can reveal about my process. Aside from painting on museum archival board, I challenge myself with painting on the silver plastic coating inside potato chip bags, cork, vellum, slate and mulberry paper.

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Northern California Womens Caucus for the Arts (Art Tag) https://www.ncwca.org/arttag-history.html B’We (7 women Artists) tomyegouache@sonic.net Art Of The African Diaspora / richmondartcenter.org Alameda County Public Art Committee Rhythmix Cultural Works; K Gallery

Author: Tōmye : Living Artist

There's the need to stay focused, organized and deliberate, to enhance connections, community and personal projects and remain healthy in every possible way! I enjoy framing items, painting portraits, fabricating fused glass objects, projecting a positive public persona all told, giving people the best I have to offer. Sharing my talents by tutoring youth & adults and counseling visual Artists, uplifts me as well. I very much like and reference Classic & Contemporary Arts of a multitude of cultures. Here's to self care and care for others!

3 thoughts on “Q tip not in my belly button

  1. I’ve been enjoying your posts. I use q-tips to remove paint from my gelatin plate.

  2. Thank you Tomyé! Always nice to hear from you!



    PS – what’s going on with the name change? Tōmye or Tōmyé or Tomyé? Vicki Gunter Clay . artist

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    • Good Thur. April 8, 2021 Vicki:

      I have great photos of your Artworks paired with Elizabeth. They were worth admiring.
      As far as moving the accent on my name, in the beginning it was misplaced by me.
      Though I still have friends who pronounce my name like a guy’s Tommy, it has always been spelled Tomye. Emphasis is a long letter o. (Toe May)… it’s my last move.

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