"Art is part of the human experience of a higher consciousness. Without art, we are simply creatures obsessed with ourselves."
Insane Writer. Eccentric Artist.
Born in Tulsa, OK, raised in Colorado, (but always a Tulsan) MD (Mandi) Weems is an award winning writer and artist.
She has been a writer for over 20 years and an avid painter for almost as long. She has written for sites such as BrightHub.com, where she held Managing Editor positions for several years in multiple areas, and for Azubu Korea (US), where she was the resident MMORPG Guru and garnered her own cartoon. Aside from those positions, she has written thousands of pieces, including over 200 books, thousands of articles, white pages, and more, for publishers and clients all over the world. Her work has been used in US Patents for game design as well as college textbooks for game design. She is also a published author through several publishing houses. She has already published a fiction novel, an artistic book, and poetry chapbook in 2018 and is on track to finish and publish at least 3 more titles before the year is over.
She is also an avid painter, traveling around the Tulsa and Central Oklahoma area to attend shows and festivals. Her works have been featured in exhibits in the MEME Gallery in Tulsa, OK and the Student Union Exhibition at Oklahoma State University, where her painting “Duality” was awarded second place. In the early Spring of 2017, her exhibit "Seized" was on display at Oklahoma State University in the Student Union. Her works are featured in the “918 Project” led by Steve Cluck in Tulsa, OK.
MD Weems also travels around Central Oklahoma speaking elementary schools about writing. Her presentations include books that she has written as well as an in-depth look into writing to encourage and inspire children to write.
In late 2014, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and in early 2015, she was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, or TLE. Suffering with undiagnosed seizures in the temporal lobe for so long as made a remarkable stamp on her writing and artwork, which is constantly changing. While sometimes a nuisance, these seizures help her to create some of the most amazing pieces that stir the imagination both in her written and art careers. A side effect of TLE is hypergraphia, which creates a compulsory need to write or paint, has helped her create the vast, multi-faceted career path she's on.