Thursday, May 30, 2013

Meet the artist - Tameko Mays

Thank you all for your wonderful responses to my begging and pleading yesterday.  I already have four profiles ready to go, and promises from many more of you!

To make it easier for you to participate, I've added a thoroughly optional questionnaire to this page.  Feel free to use that as a guideline as you write your profile.  (or feel free to completely disregard it and write whatever you want!)

Within an hour of me posting my request, Tameko had her profile and pictures in my inbox.
So without further ado, I will allow her to introduce herself to you!
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Tameko Mays
I live in Texas with my husband of 13 years, and our 2 children ages 11 and 16.
During the Day:  Office Assistant


My journey began a couple of years before my daughter was born.  A co-worker introduced me to scrapbooking, and I was hooked!  Once my daughter arrived life became even busier.  I still snapped photos of everything, but I slowly stopped scrapbooking   And I was in the mindset that I needed to do everything in chronological order, so I would forever be behind!  Needless to say I continued to collect stuff, but very few pages were actually completed.   


In 2009, I started playing around with making cards.  And I even started my blog.  This was a big deal to me because I never considered myself artistic. Card making was easier to me, because it was smaller and faster creative gratification.  I have enjoyed making cards, and entering challenges.  But my latest interest is art journaling.  To me it’s therapeutic, because I am finally just enjoying the process, and not totally focused on the end result.  I recently purchased a Gelli Arts Plate, and life is good!

 

My creative space is upstairs in our converted guest bedroom.  It’s still a work in progress.  But it’s my happy place!

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Thanks, Tameko!  It's lovely to meet you and learn more about you.
Tune in next week for another great art story.

11 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you Tameko! Happy arting and trading...!

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  2. Tameko, I am amazed at how our artful lives are so similar. I have moved from scrapbooking to card making (with a few tags and ATCs sprinkled in) and now to art journaling! And, you are right...art journaling is about the process, not the end result! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

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  3. Beautiful cards Tameko and actually perfect mini mixed media pieces! So glad you shared your story and how you use your creativity!

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  4. Hello Tameko. Your work is just lovely.

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  5. I just love your neutral color palate, especially for the envelopes. Positively yummy.

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  6. I look forward to meeting you also....Thanks for the nice comments!

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  7. Tameko, really cool of you to join in, here! Now I'll be diving into your website!

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  8. Hi Tameko! just went to visit your blog and wow! Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

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  9. LOVE the brick work on the third pic. :)

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  10. Thank you for sharing Tameko. I love your work and have received several of your creations - so amazing!

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