Tina Tompkins Ames was born and raised in upstate NY. Classically trained in the arts, she received her degree in the late 80’s. While raising two sons with her husband - she created many businesses including a Frame Shop/Gallery, Cafe, Gift Shop and Cookie Company . . . selling them successfully years later to move into the corporate world. This break from the entrepreneurial/creative world into the corporate field did not allow time for Tina to create. A bad case of Shingles forced her to stay in bed for several months – allowing her to start “doodling” again with what she had - markers and paper. You can read some of her journey on the blog Courageous Chick. This “Gift of Shingles” as she calls it made her realize that her true wish was to return to the creative world. In 2014 she founded Artsy Inspirations - a healing arts company. In 2015 she branched off into www.tinatames.com. Her whimsical images on prints, note cards and a card deck can be found around the country in retail shops and Amazon.
Tina's true love is to teach others. She is an instructor at retreats, libraries and expos around the US. Her topics range from creative life skills, art, and her signature “Cosmic Doodling” workshops. Tina's down to earth style along with simple techniques makes her classes light hearted and fun. She has been featured in numerous publications such as Fortune Small Business, Décor Magazine, Buffalo News and more.
Featured Speaker/Instructor- Past
Natural Living Expo - Marlborough, Ma, Lily Dale Assembly, NY, Wiawaka Womens Retreat, Lake George, NY, Mind Body Spirit Expo, NY
Bachelor of Science Degree- Magna Cum Laude - Statue University of NY - Brockport
Certifications - Simple Abundance - Instructor - Sarah Ban Breathnach, Spiritual Insight Training 1 and 2 - Fellowships of the Spirit- Lily Dale, NY, Fundamentals of Restructuring - Instructor - Tom Cratsley, FEMA Incident Command System Certificate 100, 200, 300 & 700
Article/Photo in Fortune Small Business/CNN Money
Article/Photo in the Buffalo Magazine/Gusto.