Tomyé: Living Artist

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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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Painting the Face

The child’s costume was the influence for the face painting.

Face… Portraiture is my forte whether as Ink rendering, Gouache Painting (an opaque watercolor) Fused Stained Glass or Face Painting. We human beings are fascinating. With basically the same set of features we’re infinitely different looking. Capturing these various nuances in a manner that is more intriguing than a photograph is a fetching challenge. Haven’t you heard someone say …she/he’s fetching. Well, I’ve always presumed that to be a complimentary statement. If there is one thing I’ve learned about creating a likeness, especially from my great aunt of 80 plus years, people are more inclined to like pleasing portraits. These days, people proficient in Photoshop are giving me a run for my money. I’ll join them someday. I remind myself that … This moment is as it should be. Continue reading