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Wanting and Earning

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:39pm 7 Comments

This was originally written to help motivate other writers, but it can be applied to art as well:

Wanting and Earning... 

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I want to be back on the bestsellers list (had a book on there for a weekend back in 2006) but for whatever reason, sales have been good, but not good enough. Then I started thinking about something my sensei said to me a long time ago. He said "Thom, it's one thing to want to be a black…



Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:18pm 5 Comments

I received some great drawing advice lately, which I am very thankful for and I wanted to share some advice I got several years ago.

I used to meet with my art mentor every Sunday at a local coffee shop that is located in the mall. He was trying to help me expand into comic art. At that time pretty much all I could draw were portraits. He would bring action figures in with him and we would draw them the same way you would a wooden mannequin. One day he brought in a pair of plastic…



Posted on June 9, 2014 at 7:08pm 2 Comments

Hello my friends. I am at a creative fork in the road. Part of me wants to continue cartooning, but part of me wants to go back to the fine art stuff. I know I can do both, and I shouldn't focus on only one part of it, but there are only so many hours in a day. This will come down to a coin toss, and I will change my mind a hundred times more. Having a writer's mind, ideas are always cascading through me. Have a great and productive week my friends!


Posted on June 1, 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

I am at that point where I feel it is time to expand artistically. It's time to start pre-planning my work. I've learned so much in a short time, once I opened myself up to really feeling art. I really believe true art comes from the soul. It was the way I looked at writing, and it seems to be working pretty good for art as well. What an amazing feeling when you shut off the inner critic, open up, and just let the magic happen!

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At 3:32am on March 23, 2015, Wraymona Low said…

Thank  you so much for your compliment, Thom. ~~Wray~~

At 8:25pm on March 1, 2015, Georgette Livingston said…

Thanks so much, Thom.  Life can sure be difficult at times.  Love the artwork and your thoughtfulness! ♥

At 7:51pm on February 14, 2015, Kat said…

Happy Valentine's Day Thom!!!

At 4:07pm on February 8, 2015, dee harris said…

thanks for friending me, thom

At 11:33pm on January 1, 2015, Doris Culverhouse said…

sounds like a good plan. love your works and thanks for friending me. 

At 10:01pm on July 9, 2014, sharon oppenheimer said…

Thanks for the request ,Thom Loved looking through your gallery !

At 5:57pm on July 9, 2014, Desiree said…

Hi Thom! Thank you so much for your friend's request, the pleasure is mine! Looking forward to see more of your arts, whether coloured or not ;-) And how great to discover are not only a drawer, but also a writer! Love and Light to you and yours <3

At 8:57pm on June 11, 2014, Ali Amin Elsehemy said…

Thanks for the request, I am honored and delighted to be your friend. looking forward to seeing your nice artwork.

At 6:24pm on June 11, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you Thom for the friend request!

At 10:50am on June 2, 2014, Calsanne Steward said…

Thank you for the lovely comment :)



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