Tommy was born 1941 and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, went to Eunice High School and graduated from USL in Lafayette, Louisiana with a teaching degree. He taught at Eunice Junior High for six years then worked as a plant supervisor for Air King in Eunice for 3 years. He and his wife (the former Lou Ella Martel) then went into business for themselves. They opened an up scaled men and boy’s apparel shop called “The Manshop by Myers, Inc”, which they operated for 29 years. In October of 2002, the store was destroyed by Hurricane Lily, and they retired.
In 2005 he joined the Louisiana Crafts Guild in Mix Medium. He now creates art from recycled items, such as: unusual decorative – one of a kind birdhouses; license plate sayings and cut outs; wine cork art; and old time Cajun rosaries.
Being a retiree, I am doing this as a hobby. I want to imagine how ordinary items and collector’s pieces can be repurposed as ART! My biggest joy is seeing how my “Art” directly associates with a customer. I want to continue challenging my imagination to see how many ways a collector’s birdhouse can be made, as well as growing seeds for my rosary beads. The work is gratifying, the creating is stimulating, and the hunt for more accessories is FUN!