Just back from Russia, Baltics, Iceland & Norway - great summer getaway. Ready for swappin'....
Enjoying acrylic pours, gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and now these Artistamps!
I started an outreach program in the Houston area, to teach people how to make Autism Weighted Blankets (helps cope with sensory processing challenges). I created a step-by-step manual for those who want to help sew and find families in the area who have children with Autism, Asperger's, etc. to give them a lap quilt for FREE. I want to make their day a little brighter! Always happy to receive cotton fabric for the quilts and fleece (we use inside the blankets and surround the weights).
I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds -- check out my ETSY store "myparismoon". I was also fortunate that some of my sports photos have been picked up by ESPN. I love capturing moments in time!
ENJOY: mixed media collage, layered mail art, handmade envies, sewing for charities, mosaic design, jewelry making, ATC's, photography, travel, quilting & vintage ephemera hunting! New "love/trend" is funky embellishments and vintage Halloween & school days.)
COLORS: reds/oranges/brass/copper/deep purple/canary yellow
FAVORITES: vintage camping or tennis cutouts/postcards/images; handmade paper, vintage beach photos, ocean theme in general, illustrators (Charley Harper/Brian Wildsmith), gypsy, fortune tellers, wildlife (squirrels, possums, mammoths, foxes, peacocks, any raptors, alpacas), geeky stuff, mythology, nautical, dragons, Klimt, ferris wheels, science stuff, postcards, anything boho chic, art deco or nouveau, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, nautilus/shells, fossil images, cultural themes (Native American, African, Celtic, Hispanic - Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo), etc. Vintage French, Asian or Russian advertisements/labels. LOVE PAPER NAPKINS to use in collage!
Love fruity lotions - not floral. A big fan of gum, and enjoy music -- except Country. We have two adorable guinea pigs! Love Etsy, digital scrapbooking items, bold colors, origami papers, calligraphy pens. Custom address labels -- YES please.
My real name is Genevieve, pronounced "John-v-ev", it is French and usually mispronounced, so my hubby thought up "Johny". We have four kids...ranging from 13 to 33 and two granddaughters that we enjoy very much.
NO INTEREST IN: floral images or floral scents, disney, dogs/cats, reward stickers.
PSYCH - Total Favorite Show....also, Fringe; Castle; 24; Outlander; Dr. Who; Torchwood; Robin Hood; Once Upon A Time; Downton Abbey; History Channel; old war movies; romantic comedies. Most anything on BBC.
TRAVEL: Trips coming up in: Russia, Iceland, Norway, and the Baltic States - would love images/texts/postcards from any of those places.
I've lived in Texas, England & Africa; have traveled throughout the world and so I love anything travel related. My scrapbooks are full of ephemera I can find - old postcards, magazine covers, ticket stubs...I'm a sucker for "old school" stuff. Travel favs so far: Italy, Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Austria, Venezuela, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ireland, Morocco, USVI, and Fiji....and a few others.
POSTCARD INTERESTS: Guinea pigs, totem poles, pirates, mermaids, beavers, giraffes, petroglyphs, ferris wheels, World War - German historical, art deco, steampunk, native american art, Charley Harper, Gustav Klimt, Paris, any native wildlife, Eastern European Religious Icons, kaleidoscope scenes, ocean animals, and Egyptian artifacts/art...and anything listed above in the "favorites" section.
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