Tōmye: Living Artist

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East Bay Open Studios

I decided to change venues and have my Art available to the public within the Gray Loft Gallery.  Like a NY gallery, 2889 Ford St.,is situated in a 3rd floor walk-up. Warning…No elevator. Hadn’t fully considered this might keep people from visiting. After moving my Art works up stairs and arranging them, I’d need to rest my feet before the public comes.  What was I thinkng, except that a new venue might result in better results.  My Art will include Wearable Fused Glass, small Wall Space Prints, Notecards, Original Gouache and Ink Paintings and Collages. As usual commissions and framing are always welcome.


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PG (Pretty Girl) Doll

PG(Pretty Girl) Doll

Often when the doll is put down, the dog realizes the child is about to take a nap and so does she.

It is my intention since committing to becoming a participant in the 2010 Festival of Black Dolls Show & Sale scheduled for Sat. Nov. 13, 10:00 -5:00 to have several items that depict dolls.  I confirmed with staff that I would have paintings of dolls, not actual dolls.  Now I’m not sure I’ll make it.  My body seems to have a different plan.  It could be that I’ve pushed myself too much.  I’m going to challenge myself to have some Art to sell.  Certainly, I’ll accept requests to visit my Studio to view more.

The Show and Sale are planned to take place at Piedmont Avenue School, 4314 Piedmont Ave off Echo in Oakland CA.  That’s not far from the Ace Hardware on Grand.  There is a $5 Admission fee.  Children 12 and younger can enter without charge.  I plan to be there…

“Her Story Is About To Be Told” is my 7th ink and Gouache Painting illustration added to the Doll series.  This Artwork was added to text that had been copied onto a beautiful golden toned mulberry type paper that had been adhered to  acid free paper….Is that to much info.  You can view the original, among other fine works of Art by local artists, on exhibit at the Alameda Historical & Art Museum opening with a public reception / performance Sat. Jan. 15, 11:30-3:30.  2324 Alameda Av., near Encinal Av., Alameda CA                 (510) 521-1233