Tomyé: Living Artist

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Ommp Pah Pah

Music in my head, oh how I love to hum.  Nothing is off key when I hum.  You can’t tell that I’m humming as you read this. I sometimes test simultaneously, if I can hum and correctly type.

Older people can do myriad of things while the world hums about them.  Most prefer low resonance humming, whirling pleasantry.  If melodic tones are not the sound in the air, a “senior” may become assertively vocal.   Keep it down!  What’s with the noise.  Where did quiet go?

Celebrating Healthy aging involves mind calming activities as well as body exaltations 2015 Older Am. Month 4×6 postcard.  Got to go install an exhibit…UUCB 90th with Tomye' and Marion Modena

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Musicians in this Life

back of Mindful Visions Announcement Card Feb 2015okay so I often say in my next Life I’ll be a musician.                 While here, it’s great to know of musicians who are just as dedicated to their craft as Visual Artists.

I hope you’ll allow time to give a listen to Sound Oasis Band, a group I’ve just become aware.

These are New World, Jazz & Rock local guys, composer guitar player Darryl Pulley, Keyboard Player Dave Moltzen and Bass player Gearon Crockett.  Tuesday night is a great night to stop into Prescott Joseph Center  for as little time or the full time until 7:30.  Yes this is time dated event.  You can purchase your ticket(s) on Eventbrite.  Look for Mindful Visions and Sound Oasis

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Nodding One’s Head

Eric Jekabson Quintet at Chapel of Chimes 72 dpichapel of chimes photo

Yes, its the middle of the week if you work a traditional M-F. Sunday, the most recent Sunday afternoon, was light filled.  Beautiful jazz music played by trumpeter Eric Jekabson, soothing sounds massaged from Kasey Knudsen saxophone,                        John Wiitala gently bass-in with melodic keys of pianist Grant Levin all about the rafters of Julia Morgan’s designed Chapel of the Chimes.  Drummer Hamir Atwal brought sounds to foot patted floor. My, my, my, to get away for 90 minutes from being reminded of the fearful death of enjoying life.


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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.


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