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Carvenaked's 'Mine' by NLTSculptor Carvenaked's 'Mine' :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 2 0 Indian brave, age 101. by NLTSculptor Indian brave, age 101. :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 2 Benin Bronze, New York Style by NLTSculptor Benin Bronze, New York Style :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 2 Story Teller by NLTSculptor Story Teller :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 3 0 Two Sculptors by NLTSculptor Two Sculptors :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 6 Portrait of Leo by NLTSculptor Portrait of Leo :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 4 0 Moi by NLTSculptor Moi :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 2 5 On A Clear Day... by NLTSculptor On A Clear Day... :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 1 0 View from White Rock Mountain by NLTSculptor View from White Rock Mountain :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 2 0 Odd Old Buiding, Front by NLTSculptor Odd Old Buiding, Front :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 0 Odd Old Building by NLTSculptor Odd Old Building :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 0 Bonneted Scot by NLTSculptor Bonneted Scot :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 1 6 Yang and Yin - Arrik by NLTSculptor Yang and Yin - Arrik :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 3 Man on the Half Shell by NLTSculptor
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Man on the Half Shell :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 0 0
Sculpture of Arrik by NLTSculptor Sculpture of Arrik :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 1 6 Artisits I Have Busted by NLTSculptor Artisits I Have Busted :iconnltsculptor:NLTSculptor 2 5


Down By The Old Mill Stream by mbeckett Down By The Old Mill Stream :iconmbeckett:mbeckett 26 17 Jagged Edge of Night by WayneBenedet Jagged Edge of Night :iconwaynebenedet:WayneBenedet 99 45 Where's The Fire? by mbeckett Where's The Fire? :iconmbeckett:mbeckett 13 9 pozegnanie - finish by Waldix pozegnanie - finish :iconwaldix:Waldix 4 5 Field Stone by WayneBenedet Field Stone :iconwaynebenedet:WayneBenedet 743 239 Morning Light by WayneBenedet Morning Light :iconwaynebenedet:WayneBenedet 151 55 Receding Fence Line 2 by teddiem Receding Fence Line 2 :iconteddiem:teddiem 2 3 self portrait by Blakravell self portrait :iconblakravell:Blakravell 68 32 Anna by Blakravell Anna :iconblakravell:Blakravell 397 12 Hold me by Buble Hold me :iconbuble:Buble 36 82 The abandoned village, Kleitos by NickKoutoulas The abandoned village, Kleitos :iconnickkoutoulas:NickKoutoulas 293 64 Receding Fence Watercolor by teddiem Receding Fence Watercolor :iconteddiem:teddiem 4 9 Rocky Mountain Twilight by mbeckett Rocky Mountain Twilight :iconmbeckett:mbeckett 18 6 woman sleeping by carvenaked woman sleeping :iconcarvenaked:carvenaked 13 19 Deep End by darkdex52 Deep End :icondarkdex52:darkdex52 6,655 1,147 La grotta della Sfera by claudio51 La grotta della Sfera :iconclaudio51:claudio51 1,234 643



Norma T
United States
Norma Tomboulian is an accomplished sculptor and painter who also loves to knit, cook, and interact with her four grown children. Her sculptural technique is unusual in that she creates them hollow, standing the clay on edge, unlike most artists who create them solid and then hollow them out. This means allowing the bottom to harden to support the rest as she works her way up, a tricky technique that can lead to cracking if not done with care. It's a real balancing act. More than mastering the technique is her ability to capture the essence of the personality she portrays. She says she doesn't believe in generic faces. Our similarities make us human; it's our differences that make us individual. She is finding watercolors a pleasure and a continuing challenge. All her work is copyrighted, and none of it is stock.
-Teddie McConnell (her second daughter and deviant teddiem, also photographer for many of her pieces.)

Current Residence: Northwest Arkansas, USA
Favourite genre of music: Classical, big band, jazz
Favourite photographer: my daughter, Teddie McConnell
Favourite style of art: Figurative, portraiture, landscape
Operating System: Windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: One of Teddie's photos
Favourite cartoon character: Folks in For Better or For Worse, Pogo!
Personal Quote: It is a sin to let grief for what is past lessen our joy in the blessings that remain to us.
We have had a very mild winter - so far.  It has been lovely, and I have not even had a case of cabin fever!  Daffodils are out full force by my front steps.
   We did have my car rear-ended at a stop light, by car car that was pushed into us by a big rig.  The rig's fault - the driver said he wasn't paying attention!  After much fighting - ahem! - discussion - with both insurance companies, I should get a check and be able to get my car fixed this coming week.  Ray was not hurt.  I had some squeaks in my neck and low back, and have been getting treated for them.  I'm about back to normal, whatever that is, about now.  The gal in the middle car was in much worse case.  
   My daughter Eden has found a permanent teaching job.  My daughter Teddie has prospects, and continues to substitute meanwhile.  Ray's son, Mike, found a much better job, and started it last Monday.  So far, my son Lee and his wife, Betty, are keeping their heads above water, in the NYC area, with music.  I think they'll have to get day jobs soon, though!  My daughter Necia is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, and looking forward to walking with less pain.
   i have done a little sculpture - a carved relief of a fish, which I sent to my friend Arrik, to thank him for sending me the wood to make it, and several other carvings beside.  Now, to get back to the work bench! And make a lot of chips, and learn more about carving!
  Meanwhile, Ray has started to build a 15 foot catboat, which is a rarity in this area, but fairly common in New England.  But it's a sturdy, steady boat, which the two of us can handle, (and I've never been in a sailboat in my life!) so it will be a good project, both in the building and in the using, later.
  So, since our health remains good, and we can be active and involved, and we continue to bask in each other's company, life is good.
  • Listening to: the songs in my head
  • Reading: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
  • Watching: The computer screen!
  • Playing: with Gwen and Roxie, the Corgis
  • Eating: Peanut butter, cheese sandwich and apple
  • Drinking: Columbian coffee with milk, no doubt


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mbeckett Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks so much for the fave! :)
mbeckett Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave! :)
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
:icontxrabbit: :iconvicing001::iconvicing002::iconvicing003: ing Norma :iconsmile--plz: I appreciate it.
NickKoutoulas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
mbeckett Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave! :)
claudio51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Thanks for the :+fav: Norma.

How are you doing?
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thanks a lot for the :+fav: Norma

How are you doing?
NLTSculptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I am doing well, as you can probably tell from my journal. Do you know the old story aboutthe optomist and the pessimist?
NickKoutoulas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :)
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