I’m a curious Joy—# Web3 Virtual Teacher MEd, artist, and animator.
As a mom, my daughter plays a significant role in my creative journey.
I started to notice that my daughter is my Hippo, and she's living new adventures every day, discovering this wonderful world.
It's common to see those moments in lots of my drawings and what she started to like the most, like the ocean, animals, and nature.
It is also my way to express myself and remind others who feel the same way as me to enjoy our present moment; that's all we have.
I want to share with the world that expressing yourself is okay. And is also good to be curious about life, and that is good to want to experiment and see how things work and don't work. I want to keep sharing new adventures with others and draw a smile on your face :)
I love hippos, and from the bottom of my heart, I genuinely feel grateful for hippos because it was the first NFT I had (A Helpful Hippo Character from VeeFriends) and because it became natural to me to draw… how fun!
Yes, fun was essential to me to enjoy, create, and show up. That’s in my DNA now.
Creating art makes me happy and is also helping me express my feelings and how I see the world. It is also a good reminder for me to be present, appreciate nature, be genuinely grateful, and love life.
And also, my Twitter account was growing with more web3 and NFT enthusiasts joining and sharing my work. I even got DM’s from people and friends asking me if I was ok when I wasn’t posting my dailies.
Right now, I also have the vision to keep sharing Hippo Tales with families and kids. Animation was a natural evolution for me, so from nowhere, I’m just learning how to animate from scratch by myself, watching tutorials here and there. Hippo Tales also have a YouTube Channel now where I share some shorts!
Starting is usually the most difficult; the first goal is to be able to make ten drawings and upload them as NFT to Opensea.
Once the first drawings have been made, I will make an animated NFT; the goal is to make several throughout the year.
The main objective is to make the first ten sales to start raising funds to continue in addition to collaborating with other artists to make it possible.
With this number, I can start planning the next goal: animated Hippo Tales. Learn animation with the software Toon Boom Harmony.
The objective is to achieve this number of sales of the hippo tales NFT to finance the first hippo tales music video in Spanish.
The first Hippo Tales music video in Spanish, with animation and uploaded to YouTube, will be the endpoint of the entire 2023 roadmap.
Just scooped 2 of @Joytatiana— MUMBOT (@mumbot) September 1, 2022
's NFTs which really speak to me as a mum... "Be Present" a trait in one & the other piece was about how "Home is where your loved ones are"... Thank you for making these honest and thoughtful artworks Joy! Keep up the great work 💜 #HippoTales #NFT pic.twitter.com/MEAnY3wRwh
After a phenomenal podcast interview w/ @PrKingOfHearts I had to add a #HippoTales #NFT to my wallet. It was so great getting to know more about what inspires @Joytatiana & keeps her artistry so unique! I’ll post links to @ClockNOut below!⏰🦛https://t.co/WcW5XTNfCZ via @opensea— Jefe 🥋 zenrasta.eth (@ZenRasta47) September 22, 2022
I love your your story and your art Tatiana! So happy to mint #hippotales today! Shout out to @Pamela1Vh @_Peg_Moore and @PamPegAboutThat for showcasing Tatiana and so many other artists and projects each week on your show. 🙏♥️🥰 https://t.co/Mn1fgZLhs7— ᵍᵐholly (@gm_holly_) June 27, 2022
I know I'm not alone on this #hippotales. This is my SECOND adventure dealing with #COVID in the family. I discover that it made me face ALL my fears, to be mad with the world, with this virus... BUT 👇 pic.twitter.com/F4omyPxdq1— Joy Tatiana | Hippo Tales 🦛🔮 (@Joytatiana) July 23, 2022
Hey @Joytatiana, thank you very much for this great surprise!! You made my day!! 💜— domi1310.eth (@Gundaher13) July 1, 2022
I love my Hippos...and your living room is a great place to relax...enjoy it!!https://t.co/WZE6UVMLgE pic.twitter.com/PUMHYBTacM