Hello, welcome to my online magic spot.
My name is Tânia Gomes.
It’s always strange for me to write texts where I have to create definitions about what I am. Every definition we create about ourselves ends up creating some sort of limitation and, truth be told, limiting beliefs we all have too much.
Maybe that’s why I always prefer to say I’m a creator. It’s a much more liberating and comprehensive definition! What am I? Someone who creates! Creates what? Everything I want, including life itself!
But within the context of this site, it might be better to be a bit more specific.
One of my greatest passions is to create fantasy worlds and, since I began this journey, most of my creative activities are directly or indirectly linked to this creation.
The love for writing (and reading) comes from my childhood. I was still in elementary school when I wrote my first “book.” I was told it was a book about the stray dogs I hung out with. Throughout my childhood and adolescence I wrote quite a few loose texts and made some attempts to write books. However, it was only after I finished university that I really dedicated myself to creating my first fantasy book – “The Elves Age” (only in Portuguese for now). It was also when I realized that this is what I want to do all my life.
The love for drawing and arts also comes to me from childhood, as well as digital art later on. Although I have always had difficulty in drawing, even after a university degree in Fine Arts, the desire to materialize my fantasy worlds and the characters of my books visually remained strong, making me seek all means of expression that could lead me to reach my goal. So, apart from drawing and digital painting, I started to explore the 3d and the photo manipulation areas.
For someone who loves fantasy, to be able to say that I am indeed a modern ninja is amazing. No, I do not climb walls (at least not yet), I do not disappear in the air and do not jump from buildings without hurting myself (but if it’s a smaller height I actually can). Although my first experience in martial arts was in karate when I was still a child, this martial art never satisfied me. It was only much later, when I was about 20 years old, that I come across Bujinkan, a school that encompasses the teachings of 9 ninja and samurai schools. Bujinkan has become a fundamental part of my life that is present in everything I do, including this page.
I end up emphasizing how magical life can be. When we are children we want to be many things, and I was no exception. But among all the things I sporadically wanted to be, there were 3 very strong – I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to be a painter and, very secretly, I wanted to be a warrior. Today I am the three, even though I still have a lot to evolve in terms of illustration.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan