About Me

Hello! I'm Tammy.
On the web I go by Tamisery. I consider it the umbrella name for all my work and posted projects.

I'm a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and the first time mom of a first time toddler. I would describe my work as "Sexy-bright" with attempts at "daydreamingly beautiful", "Thoughtfully dark" And more obviously "Unicorn-mad"!

I'm not the most adventurous person. You won't see pics of me climbing mountains or attending rad hipster parties. No, I just sit in my little office working on things. Art thing's, craft things, daydreaming things. Those are the experiences I love. The kind learned from new skills and technique experiments.

So here I am, working on a new experience... running a blog.

With the hopes of accomplishing what? ...To be honest, I don't know.
I simply enjoy trying to make and do things. Anything. Some projects stick and become more. Some fade away into boredom.
What I hope to do with this blog is to... Rather, what I think (as I sit here typing this now) I want to do.
  • Simply see if I can keep up a blog. 
  • use it as a record of what I've accomplished in my work and especially as an affirmation of what I've learned. 
  • Allow others to learn with me or teach me a thing or two as they follow what I do.
  • And from time to time post random "I like this, cause I like this" things. Cause...it's my blog and you can't do anything about it. Well you can but I'd prefer you just enjoy yourself. 
About this blog:

I used to be a very secretive artist.
"Nuu, Copy right ME! Do not steal!!" Whaa whaa whaaa.
It's a mindset you see echoed all over artistic web communities. Sup Deviant art!
That your work is so original. Separate from everything else. That you must guard it at all costs or risk never attaining recognition.
What you risk loosing are many life and career fulfilling links and friendships.

In recent years I began to feel that sort of mindset to be a very immature, irritating and exhausting. If someone came to me with a question I would do my best to answer it and be helpful to them, but I would also try to keep back important "style" tidbits.

Then I came to realize how pointless it was. It doesn't matter if somebody figures out how exactly you did something. Let them. In the end what they produce will be different from your work. Cause they aren't you. They have their own skill level, design sense and focus of interests. Some are secretive from fear. Fear of handing more skill and power over to someone that may or may not be better than them. Or deep down, they don't want to see someone rocket past them.
Again, Let them have your knowledge. If it turns out they blow you away then turn around and learn from them instead. Take a close look and examine how they took the same tools and technique and made it work better.

So I suppose that's what this blog will be about. It'll serve as a vehicle for this developing frame of mind. Watch my mistakes in the hopes of avoiding them yourself. Watch my progress and triumphs and go accomplish the same, or more.
Thank you for reading.

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