Welcome to the world of Tenukihandcrafts, the artistic home of L. Anne Thompson, where you’ll find an exploration of Anne’s creative journey from mixed media art to creative photography.
A life-long creative, Anne started with crayons on walls and graduated to her first 35 mm SLR in the early 1980s. Anne graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in theater (design and stage management) with a minor in Art History. In order to have a steady income and health insurance, Anne pursued a career as an administrative professional that continues to this day.
Over the years, Anne has tried a variety of crafts: fiber arts, beadwork, paper craft. In 2013, she discovered online mixed media courses. Anne studied mixed media art with Jane Davenport, Tamara Laporte, Tangie Baxter and many others. The name Tenukihandcrafts was coined by Anne’s husband during her Crafting Phase for her Etsy shop and the name of this site. Tenuki is a term from the game of go which means to take the initiative.
Photography remained in the background until Anne found Sebastian Michael’s Photoshop Artistry course that she returned to her first love: photography. Anne’s work features her collection of ball joined dolls as models and focuses on themes of nature, isolation with sci-fi and film noir overtones. Her style shifts from time to time but the imagery is always complex, giving the viewer plenty to discover. She is currently working on a cyberpunk, film noir-inspired graphic novel, “The Takashima Extraction.”
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“Beautiful print. Easy to work with.”Renee