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

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Some Youth Get It

No. 1 Chakra 72 dpiBlack Lives Matter No. 1 Crown Chakra

3:16 during the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2015, 9 days after coming out the better side of a cold.

Some youth get it, twenty -30 year olds.  Their head is in the correct place.  Vulnerability is not what makes them feel comfortable. Keeping their arms at their sides or as protection across their chest, protects alignment of Chakras.

What, you’re surprised a Black youth knows about Chakras. Next time you see a Black youth with a hat on, not a hoodie per se, shielding himself from the outdoor elements, nor a cap to stroke his favorite sports team, but a righteously pleasing hat, give him a compliment.  He’s likely to say something thoughtful after his Thank You.  Yes, manners come forth.

Don’t Let Your Head (Crown) Chakra, not get nourished and stay balanced.

Black Lives Matter!

My Gouache Painting that appears here, will have various thought provoking sayings added all about the image, replicating a bulletin board. My plans are to submit this Art for consideration to be included within an exhibit “Black Lives and Art Matter”, at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center’s JanRae Community Art Gallery located at 5741 Telegraph, North Oakland 94609.    Their contact is Gallery Manager Margo Rivera Weiss                       (510) 601-4040, ext. 111

The exhibit is scheduled for Jan. 30 – March 26, 2015                                  Free public reception Fri. Jan. 30 7:00-9:00 PM

9:03 Tue. Jan. 13, 2015

bulletin board for Black Lives and Art Matter

I’ve added thought provoking sayings to my bulletin board painting.