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I am Tami (japanese for "of the people")aka Painted Wolf. Nice to meet you! I am an artist, crafter, crocheter, jewelry maker. I do whatever strikes my fancy, whenever. I have an immune related arthritis similar to RA, so my crafts have truly become a "labor of love". I vow to never quit unless i absolutely cannot move my fingers anymore! and then i'll just paint and sculpt instead!
I have always been an artist, even in my childhood, and my imagination is full of excitement, colors, and wonders. It never ceases to amaze me! art is my dragon, creating is my passion, my need. I always need to "feed my dragon" on a regular basis or she consumes me with fire and does not let me rest until i do!
I am 911 dispatcher and forensic composite artist by trade. 911 is my name, life-saving is my game!
I graduated in 1994 from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in San…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 26
  • Joined December 2, 2009

Favorite materials

ALL kinds of beads, STONE GLASS PLASTIC BAKELITE ACRYLIC BONE, semi precious stones, river rocks, sea glass, hemp and cotton cords, silk ribbons, metals shiny and tinkly or weathered and aged, ALL kinds of yarns prized for their color, fiber, texture, thickness etc

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About

I am Tami (japanese for "of the people")aka Painted Wolf. Nice to meet you! I am an artist, crafter, crocheter, jewelry maker. I do whatever strikes my fancy, whenever. I have an immune related arthritis similar to RA, so my crafts have truly become a "labor of love". I vow to never quit unless i absolutely cannot move my fingers anymore! and then i'll just paint and sculpt instead!
I have always been an artist, even in my childhood, and my imagination is full of excitement, colors, and wonders. It never ceases to amaze me! art is my dragon, creating is my passion, my need. I always need to "feed my dragon" on a regular basis or she consumes me with fire and does not let me rest until i do!
I am 911 dispatcher and forensic composite artist by trade. 911 is my name, life-saving is my game!
I graduated in 1994 from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in San Francisco Ca and am currently residing in the beautiful California motherlode with my family, boyfriend, and people and fur kids. I cherish my family and friends as much as my "dragon".
Growing up raised by a Japanese mother and grandmother, with a Native American father serving in the US Navy, I led an interesting childhood with lots of influences and inspirations from all over. And lucky for me, art and crafting are in my blood: My father was a performance dancer on the reservation in his youth, making all his own costumes and doing his own beadwork; my grandmother sewed and knitted and cooked up a storm; my uncles drew and sketched and cartooned and were all auto mechanics as was my grandfather; my aunts sing and make pottery and dance; my cousins play music and sing and dance.... I am so lucky to have all that in me!

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