Hi, I'm Janis from Texas. Yee Haw!
I have 25 year old twin boys and a 29 year old son who is developmentally delayed due to a rare chromosome disorder called "Ring 4". More information on this disorder can be found HERE
I have been married for 31 years. I was a military wife for 10 years. We lived on Ft. Huachuca in AZ: (Loved it!!). Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia: (Liked it!) & Ft. Meade in Maryland: (Hated it!) where my husband worked for the The National Security Agency (NSA) He is a Veteran of the Gulf War. He left 1 week after I found out I was pregnant with Grayson & came back 2 weeks after he was born. My twins were born at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
I have 3 rescue dogs.
Sprocket (our 14 yr. old schnoodle) passed away on 3/16/21 due to old age. We will miss him.
Yodi is a 2yr old Yorkie mix. My son actually adopted him, but he was too much for him to handle so we took him in. He's a kooky little do with lots of quirks, but is doing great with us.
Bianca is a 7 yr old Doxie-Pin. She was neglected & went from home to home until she found us. She is terrified of everything...the leash, walks, baths, other people, & cameras too as you can see in the picture.
My husband adopted a new dog that was going to be sent to the pound. Her name is Penny & she is a 2yr. old shepherd mix. She is so sweet & friendly. Yodi is getting used to her, but will have a great playmate when he does.
They are all loved, spoiled, & happy house dogs who get lots of love & treats :)
Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...
I LOVE killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, Beluga, Bottlenose & Commersons Dolphins are my favorites!!
Other stuff I like..
Some characters I like are...
People I currently like...
Please do not send: These are things I do not need or have an excess of, so while I appreciate you sending them, please be aware that they might be shared with others, which will put a smile on someone else's face too.
I am the founder of the Experienced ATC Swappers Group as well as the USA ATC Swap group.
I prefer a hand drawn/painted ATC. If it's in your unique "style" that's even better. I appreciate clever, snarky or unexpected collage and colorful layered mixed media. Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I don't like it or want it. I am open to any & all topics & themes.
I especially love Lowbrow art. Odd, weird & surreal are right up my alley!
Besides my favorite animals & themes listed in my "likes" I love...
Why do I love tape? Because I highly value my art. If I spend 5 days hand drawing an ATC for you, I do not want it to be damaged in some way before it arrives. I've had too many envelopes that have split open on the edges, were ripped open, or that have come in a plastic bag due to so much damage. You will probably need a pair of scissors handy when you open up my swaps.
I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability.
I am no longer allowing swappers that have participated in "ratings booster" swaps to participate in my groups or any swaps that I host b/c I think it is an unfair way to cheat the ratings system. I will make an exception only if it has been 1 year + since you joined one.
Feel free to use any of my past swap ideas, wording, or pictures to host your own swap or to start an International version of a swap I am currently hosting. No need to ask. Ideas are not property. We are all here to express our creativity & have fun, so inspiring others & sharing ideas is what Swapbot is all about.
I do not claim to be an expert in any of the swaps that I host. I am often trying out new things right along with you & for the very 1st. time. Sometimes I fail & sometimes I succeed, but I give it my best shot & hope you will do the same.
I ALWAYS send & I ALWAYS rate, so if you are missing a card, package or rating please let me know before giving me a negative rating so I can make it right. If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.
I always angel all of my swaps as long as you rate the person that flaked on you a 1.
Please don't hesitate to PM me if something doesn't look right, if I made a mistake on something or for any constructive comments. I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders.
SMOKE STINKS! - I prefer not to swap with smokers unless you are very careful about keeping your items away from the smoke.
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