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Collection: Tammi Brazee: Tame Your Marmots

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The Tame Your Marmots series explores the silent messages that repetitively replay deep in our minds and influence our behavior. These messages are numerous and the way they play out in each life is as unique as a fingerprint. They influence our beliefs and perceptions about the world and ourselves and don’t always serve us well. False or misleading beliefs can, at best, lead us into harmless folly, or at worst, cause others and ourselves a lifetime of misery and heartache.

The presence of a trickster marmot throughout the series embodies our tendency to be misled by our perceptions and beliefs, many of which have long generational ties that are passed along like family heirlooms. These mindsets are formed in childhood and carried into adulthood where they often function below our conscious awareness. In addition, we have the tendency to associate with groups that reenforce and amplify our unconscious beliefs, causing our collective marmots run amok. These paintings are twisted versions of grown-up dramas that are humorous on the surface but sometimes dark and insidious underneath, often with far-reaching consequences. 

  • Out of her element, her marmots had her trapped between a rock and a hard place.
    Out of her element, her marmots had her trapped between a rock and a hard place.
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  • The girl could see the marmot clearly, but her mother could not.
    The girl could see the marmot clearly, but her mother could not.
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  • To tame your marmots, you must first get their full attention.
    To tame your marmots, you must first get their full attention.
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  • Her awakening was a sudden and forceful shove into reality.
    Her awakening was a sudden and forceful shove into reality.
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  • She though she was prettier when she pointed her toes.
    She though she was prettier when she pointed her toes.
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  • Sneaky marmots start early.
    Sneaky marmots start early.
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  • It was supposed to be a fun day at the lake until the marmots began screaming.
    It was supposed to be a fun day at the lake until the marmots began screaming.
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  • Everyone was shocked at the enormity of Melvin’s marmot.
    Everyone was shocked at the enormity of Melvin’s marmot.
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  • The thinner her waist, the heavier her marmot.
    The thinner her waist, the heavier her marmot.
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  • The underfunded volunteer marmot training squad had curious ways of finding and taming feral marmots.
    The underfunded volunteer marmot training squad had curious ways of finding and taming feral marmots.
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  • The marmots were so persuasive that all those in attendance joined the Club.
    The marmots were so persuasive that all those in attendance joined the Club.
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  • He was ashamed to ride his marmot into town but he never showed it.
    He was ashamed to ride his marmot into town but he never showed it.
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  • They mistakenly believed that the sneaky marmot was going away.
    They mistakenly believed that the sneaky marmot was going away.
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  • If the voice on the other end chucks and whistles, hang up.
    If the voice on the other end chucks and whistles, hang up.
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  • She remained silent while her man blindly drove them into a ditch.
    She remained silent while her man blindly drove them into a ditch.
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  • The marmot had imprinted itself so deeply upon her psyche that it reappeared in her artwork whether she intended it or not.
    The marmot had imprinted itself so deeply upon her psyche that it reappeared in her artwork whether she intended it or not.
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  • She temporarily had her marmot by the tail.
    She temporarily had her marmot by the tail.
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  • He faced his marmot with grace, dignity, and the intention of fair play.
    He faced his marmot with grace, dignity, and the intention of fair play.
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  • Their deafening cheers were an unconscious attempt to quiet their suspicions that they might be wrong.
    Their deafening cheers were an unconscious attempt to quiet their suspicions that they might be wrong.
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  • Once he removed his marmot-blocking lenses, his predicament became clear.
    Once he removed his marmot-blocking lenses, his predicament became clear.
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  • She was running full speed from the darkness and didn’t see the lump in the trail.
    She was running full speed from the darkness and didn’t see the lump in the trail.
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  • Beware of sneaky marmots, little one.
    Beware of sneaky marmots, little one.
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  • Poopski’s mendacity was notorious, but her human was clueless.
    Poopski’s mendacity was notorious, but her human was clueless.
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  • Their foolishness was blindingly obvious to everyone but themselves.
    Their foolishness was blindingly obvious to everyone but themselves.
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  • The white marmots women’s society met every week but never considered the veracity or morality of their convictions.
    The white marmots women’s society met every week but never considered the veracity or morality of their convictions.
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  • The marmots only half-heartedly acquiesced to her enthusiastic commands, but it was a start.
    The marmots only half-heartedly acquiesced to her enthusiastic commands, but it was a start.
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  • The Blue Crew Visit Telluride
    The Blue Crew Visit Telluride
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  • These boys grew up convinced that bigger is better.
    These boys grew up convinced that bigger is better.
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  • It seemed a harmless act, to pat the marmot, but they soon found out otherwise.
    It seemed a harmless act, to pat the marmot, but they soon found out otherwise.
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  • With persistence and a firm hand, she kept her marmots in order, at least for the moment.
    With persistence and a firm hand, she kept her marmots in order, at least for the moment.
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