#YearOfTheRooster - Celebration has begun around the world!

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Good luck and great fortune


THE  FIRE ROOSTER  2017

 

So awesome hearing from both private collectors and corporate interests again this year!  You've made my limited Chinese New Years linocut prints an annual ritual.  Thanks everyone for letting me be a part of your festivities!

 

Collect, Send and Share them throughout the year to celebrate your Special Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birth announcements and commemorative events. 

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HERE'S HOW

Email or call me direct anytime.
Details can be discussed for Large volume orders over 50 or more.
Samples are available for Corporate Interests.
(first 100 pc are already gone)


Email:  info@tamikobraun.com
Cell:     +49.171.55.23.928

 

  • ArtCards@10euro/pc (11USDollar/pc).  Minimum 3 cards per order + shipping.
  • Purchase a Gift Box Set of 5 cards and get free shipping worldwide.
  • ArtPostcards @ 5 euro/pc (6USDollar/pc). Minimum 3 cards per order + shipping.
  • Purchase a Gift Box Set of 5 postcards and get free shipping worldwide.
  • Apply Special Promotion Code (see below) and receive 10% off total purchase.
  • See specifications "About the cards" below.
  • Paypal accepted, Bank Transfer only in Germany
  • Shipment takes approx 1-2 biz days in Germany, 5-7 biz days worldwide 

2017 Fire Rooster "Henriette" Debuts

Taking a break from my canvas painting this week to print my linocards.  How are you spending your first weeks of the new year?  

Now accepting orders for my limited edition hand pulled original linoprints. Today, the second shipment orders were dispatched and tomorrow I continue to be busy printing, signing and shipping the next order. Please don't wait too long to get yours as they are moving out fast. Thanks so much everyone! 

About the cards:  they are printed on high quality linodruckpapier, 120g/qm, each hand printed, numbered, signed and professionally mounted on 14x19cm 130g/m2 soft ridged card with matching envelope andprotected in an individual clear plastic sleeve.   Each card is a hand pulled original print, using high quality Schminke Linoprint color and is limited to 300/300 - A/P2 - HC3.  

About the cards:  they are printed on high quality linodruckpapier, 120g/qm, each hand printed, numbered, signed and professionally mounted on 14x19cm 130g/m2 soft ridged card with matching envelope andprotected in an individual clear plastic sleeve.   Each card is a hand pulled original print, using high quality Schminke Linoprint color and is limited to 300/300 - A/P2 - HC3.  

FACT:  Did you know that the last time in the Chinese Calendar the combination of the element FIRE and the animal ROOSTER was in 1957?  It is a fact that, such combinations reoccur only every 60 years!   This is because there are 12 animals in the Chinese calendar counting system:  Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.  To make the 60 unique color animal names, the Chinese have also added the Five Elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth and these Five Elements are connected to colors:  White, Black, Green, Red and Brown. Hence, this is why each Chinese year has a color animal name.  Because Red is connected to Fire, 2017 is also called the Red Rooster Year (some Chinese Stem system say that 2017 is a female year so actually 2017 is probably the year of the red chicken year for the strict astrologers).  The Chinese new year will begin on January 28, 2017 - February 15, 2018 to be followed by the Brown Earth Dog Year next.

Drop me a line (info@tamikobraun.com) if you'd like to have your own collectibles or cards for gift-giving and don't forget to take advantage of the 10% discount promotional campaign TAMIKO-2017 by subscribing to my newsletter! 

First Week into 2017

When the weather outside shows -12C❄️😳helps focus on productivity indoors 😂🎨👌 getting ready to welcome 'the year of the rooster'

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Commissions, Consulting - An Epic Journey

How ideas come about in abstract paintings by artist Tamiko Braun.  

This year has been an interesting year visiting various on-site locations and working closely with potential clients and on-going collectors.  

An Epic Journey - A Spark of Life  //  80 x 140cm ( 32 x 55") - mixed media on stretched canvas ©2016TamikoBraun

An Epic Journey - A Spark of Life  //  80 x 140cm ( 32 x 55") - mixed media on stretched canvas ©2016TamikoBraun

One of my favourite pieces completed was done for a client who had decided to make major changes in her life. I had visited her home a few times and based on the lay out of her home, her deco and hearing her life story, where she had been in her life, what she had experienced and where she wanted to be and where she wanted to go, "An Epic Journey" was born and created.  It was inspired by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam.   

If you have a personal story you want to have created and told,  I'd be happy to drop by and brain storm creative ideas on just how we can get that perfect individual artwork up on your walls.  Drop me a line at:  info@tamikobraun.com.

Lucy Monkey goes Banking !

YES! 👍🎉 A German bank called me last week after seeing my Fine Art 2016 New Year Linoprints and gave me a special order. How exciting to think that their clients will soon be greeted by my Lucky Monkey! All packed up and getting ready to ship! — feeling proud in Munich, Germany.

Merry Christmas | Weihnachtsgruß

Here's my gift of appreciation, my last painting of the year. It is only a first of many to come from my new series SEASONS.

Thank you all for your support!  Wishing you a beautiful holiday and an awesome New Year!! 

Love, Tamiko

WINTER by tamiko braun (80x80cm) mixed media on canvas

There's nothing finer than enjoying Aprè-Ski as the sun sets
and the night lights glisten on the frosty crisp snow.

Oh how I long to hear the sound of silence
in the cold evening air...

Come join me and let me take you there... 

Emotions - "Dear Diary" Artist Reception/Vernissage

Thanks to my family, friends, colleagues and collectors. What an awesome turnout of about 50 people, good resonance, good karma, and several of my works have found new homes! (more photos)

My solo exhibition runs till June 05, 2015 so if you couldn't make it last night, no worries, just drop on in at Galerie&Atelier Kunst-werkstatt, Steinstr. 59, 81669 München, during Mo-Fri 11am - 5pm. I'd be delighted to see you.

Solo ARTIST RECEPTION: Wed. May 13, 2015 at 7:00-9:00pm

Solo ARTIST RECEPTION: Wed. May 13, 2015 at 7:00-9:00pm

Hanging around...

Been busy gallery prep for my upcoming solo exhibition.  Looking forward to sharing my new works "Emotions - Dear Diary".  Stay tuned for the invites and see you all soon!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

Dear Family, Friends and Fans, we wish you more laughter and smiles, more art and more inspiration each and every single day from TAM!k0 Art!  

To kick start the 1st day of the New Year,  I made limited New Years Postcards from my self carved lino block.  Tomorrow I'll be making limited hand printed Cards with Envelope. Its a great way to show and share my appreciation. If you're interested to purchase and send some TAM!K0 Art New Years Card too, drop me an email.  I'd be very happy to make limited prints for you too.  Lets welcome the year of the wooden sheep together! 

Year of the wooden sheep just around the corner...

Happy Holidays   Thanks all for a prosperous year.  We wish you much peace and look forward to welcoming the New Year 2015 in full creativities!  - Love TAM!k0 Art, a.k.a. Tamiko Braun

.. an extra pinch of luck for the coming new year of the wooden sheep. Tamiko's handmade good luck charms are just some of the limited handmade items available for collectors and guests

My new workplace as of Nov 01, 2014

As of Nov 01, 2014 my new Studio & Gallery, Workshop and more in Munich-Haidhausen.  Together with Newsha Javadipour, Jenny Schminke, Birgit Abt, Emmy Horstkamp and myself.

KUNST-WERKSTATT is an artist cooperative located at 59 Steinstrasse in Haidhausen, Munich. We work within shared studio space, organise art-based events and showcase the art of our members, and other local artists, in our gallery. Come in and visit!  

Time for Reflection

So what are my new objectives this year...

"The Downtown Artist at Large" by © Man One with permission (www.manone.com)

Looking back, I think I must have produced 30+ paintings this past year.  Despite a lot of trials and errors, I was creating and in the flow!  I'm thrilled that many of my works have found wonderful new homes.  That in itself is the greatest compliment and achievement I could ever receive as an artist knowing that my work has touched and inspired another soul.

On a sad note, last week I accidentally got my LEFT pinky caught in a closing subway door and got it broken (totally not cool for a LEFTY) so here I sit at the moment with an oversized cast on my left hand with little ability to move my fingers!  Instead of attempting right-handed painting, I've decided to take a little rest from brushes and canvas but will now focus on another artistic area of interest to me; traveling and photography (I never leave home without my camera. Must be a Japanese thing).

 I'll start my new journey "a new moon, a new place, a new face" in a few days.  My first stop Sri Lanka, then Israel, South Africa....  Looking forward to returning with many new and inspiring ideas.  Happy Trails!  Love you all.  

- Tamiko 

Seasons Greetings!

Here is my last painting of the year. Thanks everyone for an AWESOME year. You all ROCK! Have a peaceful, restful and safe winter holidays! Love, from Tamiko

Mixed Media on fine art Hahnemühle paper 450g/m2 acrylics, airbrush colours, coffee, pastel, charcoal. 

Bildende Künstler der Gegenwart Stellen sich vor

Cool... got guests to view my works via ChromaDepth® glasses!  It was a hit! 

(more PHOTO GALLERY) of our Vernissage/Opening Night at Galerie Kleiner Prinz Baden-Baden Exhibition

IN-SIDE-OUT Open House Party - A Success!

Wow, Thanks to all the 70+ people who made it out to our party to help celebrate!  The last guest left at 5am!!  

Martin, Donald and I are stoked we were able to share with our family, friends and fans all the works we've created in the amazing 2 years of productivity in our Atelier!  Thank you very much to those of you who also purchased paintings from me!  You all Rock!  (link to more PHOTOS)

Cristina Countas & TAM!k0 Art

Weaving the Magic-Artist Synergies.

 I was frantic working in my studio when out of the blues I received a Skype call from Cristina.  I was spending days in and days out, long months on end prior to an upcoming exhibition, working endlessly on my 5 Element Series.  It was something so deep within me I was very eager to put on canvas visually how I was feeling inside about metamorphoses or how I found "nothing is constant but the change".  Well, from what I'm writing, you can believe it then when I was at first totally oblivious to what Cristina was telling me (maybe it was all the mixed media fumes getting to my head)... After I zoned back into and onto this planet, Cristina then told me what she had scecretly made just for me.  I couldn't hold back the tears.  A few days laters, just as she promised, I received then her surprise pre-birthday package containing one of the most amazing hand made gifts I had ever received:  a felted silk scarf with superfine Australian merino woven shawl is so lovingly handmade by Cristina Countas in her atelier in Cypress. She had taken 2 of my paintings she liked and creatively transferred the colors and look into another medium!

Wearing her work and being wrapped in such beautiful colors, textures and patterns, I feel like ART itself, it makes me feel proud and special. Thank you so much Cristina Countas at www.cristinacountas.com for helping me make my Opening Night on 22.Nov.2013 at my Baden-Baden Exhibition extra special!  

About Cristina Countas' Designs:  All work is hand crafted using only the finest quality materials, superfine Australian merino wool, 100% pure silk chiffon, silk paj, silk organza and silk tops. The timeless elegance and originality of the collection is enhanced by long lasting quality (each item comes with an aftercare label).