Temika the artist
My mother always said my hands were too big for my body.....she knew I would be an artist. Luckily I would grow into them, and I would fit right into my family of artists, musicians and teachers.
My mother worked libraries on military bases when I was young. These were magical places that I spent afternoons reading stories, day dreaming, taking long naps and drawing silly pictures on whatever paper I could find. It was here that I fell in love with creative writers and illustrators like Shel Silverstein and Dr. Suess.
They were great examples of where I want to be one day. I had wonderful teachers who taught me the value of creating your own stories and publishing them too! It was in these early years that I became a visual storyteller.
My wonderful teachers (in school and in life) taught me to translate words and imagined sounds into colorful, whimsical images that dance and play. My work focuses on this energy and I strive to draw the reader in with my sense of humor. It is my goal to use my life's work to engage readers of any age, language or background by developing images that read as words.