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.