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Tomika
Tucson, AZ
I'm an artist + art therapist taking the year to travel
Interests: Art therapy, Book arts, Calligraphy, Collage, Creativity, Figure study, Handmade paper, Letterpress, Libraries, Origami, Psychology, Typography
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Like many of your readers I, too, look forward to your new blog! I enjoy being creative and encouraging creativity in others as well. I also am inspired by Ken Robinson, another champion of creativity. Have you seen his TedTalk? http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html. He also has a new book out on creativity that I look forward to getting my hands on. Have a lovely weekend, Tomika
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2012 on ART IS A WAY. at Elsa Mora
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These are BEAUTIFUL! I would have loved Shakespeare even more in high school if we read from these books!
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I didn't find Austin to be a "touristy" town but it seemed like it would be a nice place to live. When I was looking online for things to see in Austin the usual advice was to go visit surrounding areas like San Antonio. Yes, Austin is known for music... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Artful Moments
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Today has been an AMAZING day! When I woke up I headed to our Airbnb host's backyard to do a bit of yoga. Staring at the crystal blue sky and hearing the soothing bubbling sounds from the small water fountain was very peaceful and helped me focus better on my... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Artful Moments
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In New Orleans we stayed at an Airbnb property in the Muses Apartments only a couple of blocks away from the St. Charles streetcar line, which we could take right to the French Quarter (or get there on foot in about a half hour). The one downside to where we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Artful Moments
Creating visual haikus for stories: Chip Kidd at TED2012. I'm now a fan of Chip Kidd after watching his TEDtalk. I wholeheartedly agree with his view about books as object. Its sensuousness and smell --- ahh, take a deep whiff! Feeeeeeeel that deckle ... Ahem ... excuse me. I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Artful Moments
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The Paper Museum wasn't the only place Jim and I visited. Far from it. After lunch we took a scenic route on our way to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. It was neat seeing the beautiful houses along Peachtree Battle Ave(?); each house was beautiful and architecturally unique. As... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Artful Moments
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Due to the gratifying experience of meeting artists at art studio co-ops like Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Art Center and Raleigh's Artspace I wanted to kick it up a notch. I have now made it my mission to contact at least one book artist I can find through google who lives... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Artful Moments
In New Orleans we don't have wi-fi where we're staying. Thus, I'm at a café now trying to update my adventures. I'll be backdating updates so the blog makes more sense. Thank you for your patience! New posts so far as of April 3rd: March 17 Forming connections + book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Artful Moments
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Robert C. Williams Paper Museum's exhibit on marbled papers was an eye-opening experience. I did not realize the depth and breadth of this art form. chicken leg detail of Karli Frigge's Alchemy Marble I did try marbling paper once at New York's Center for Book Arts; I thought of marbled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Artful Moments
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Tulips already in full bloom Spring hasn't quite begun yet and it's already very warm. Nick and I enjoyed the summer-like day at Georgia Aquarium. Whale shark silhouette I learned some fun facts. (1) Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the WORLD. (2) Whale sharks are not really sharks but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Artful Moments
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I briefly mentioned in an earlier post that I had seen the Asian American Portraits exhibit in DC's National Portrait Gallery. The show provides diverse viewpoints of Asian artists. My favorite artists were Zhang Chun Hong, Hye Yeon Nam, and Roger Shimomura. I wasn't allowed to take photos but please... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Artful Moments
Tomika is now following Kathy Zadrozny
Mar 16, 2012
I'm always interested in hearing about aspects of creativity. I recently watched a video of a great discussion at SXSW between Kirby Ferguson and Austin Kleon, which touched on basic elements of creativity --- copy, transform, combine. Then this morning our awesome airbnb host mentioned AstroJazz, a cool-sounding event for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Artful Moments
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As I walked toward NCMA last Thursday (March 1) I was greeted by the massive 19-foot tall sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard. It's titled Ogromna (2009), made of cedar and graphite. I liked how the sculpture plays on the idea of nature and the man-made. I found some of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Artful Moments
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My best friend KS kindly hosted Nick and I at her apartment for 2 weeks (Feb 12-Feb 25) in Alexandria, VA. I took advantage of the Metro near her apartment and explored DC and nearby Old Town. My most memorable artful moments were: Visiting the Torpedo Factory Art Center. MUST... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at Artful Moments
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I visited the Palmer Museum of Art yesterday. It's a small museum located within Penn State's campus with 2 floors worth of art works from paintings to pottery to prints. I enjoyed the artists' self-portrait exhibit (which runs until May 27, 2012). I was struck most by Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990),... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Artful Moments
Tomika is now following Roz Stendahl
Feb 7, 2012
Tomika is now following Mary Ann Moss
Feb 7, 2012
Tomika is now following Elsa Mora
Feb 7, 2012
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I've been seduced by the snapseed app and had fun using it with today's photos. Too much? What do you think? Penn State's Old Main building Not quite sure what was this egg-like structure with a steeple is suppose to be. Is it a water tower? Anybody know? The obligatory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Artful Moments
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My husband Nick and I have been planning to travel around the globe during this year before we permanently settle down somewhere and become too tied down by future family obligations. Today we finally hit the road and headed to State College, PA where Nick studied as an undergraduate at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Artful Moments
Tomika is now following The Typepad Team
Feb 5, 2012