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Last Online: September 28, 2009
Birthday: August 23, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 28 year old professional fine artist residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have a BFA in painting with a concentration on drawing and sculpture.

I mostly work with fine art materials such as oil painting, charcoal drawing, and figure sculpture...

But I also like to experiement with "craft" materials and non-traditional materials such as bones, feathers, synthetic or human hair.

I like dolls, mostly japanese dolls such as kokeshi dolls.

I also like other dolls. Just not the babydoll or porcelain old type dolls that my grandma used to have or really bad crafty folk art dolls.

I'm really interested in human and animal anatomy. I love medical illustrations and text, surgical photography, x-rays, and dental images. A lot of my work is focused on psychological narratives and anxiety. I like visceral, tactile images and materials. Anything that relates to the visceral body.

I also like images of Arctic Landscapes, of frozen landscapes, glaciers, etc. Animals decomposing in the arctic. I'm not interested in waterfalls, mountains, or lakes.

I like images of meat. I've done many still life paintings of meat and like to continue collecting visceral raw meat images. (I don't like images of cooked meats like fried chicken or pork chops).

I'm particularly interested in pictures of animal rib cages. I like taxidermy. I collect animal bones, whole or partial and use them as reference for my artwork.

I am really interested in old black and white photographs and hand-colored photographs. Old family photographs where the people usually aren't smiling. Photographs of older men, and photographs of children, not smiling. (I use these for my psychological narrative drawings/collages about childhood.)

Also images of crows, birds, cats, bunnies, broken chairs, mental institutions, hospitals, striped fabric, pajamas, rural living, rocking chairs, ice cream cones, childhood toys and imagery, old mother goose illustrations, anything nostalgic and ephemeral.

Anything vintage, vintage (tasteful) erotic nudes, letters, wallpaper, stickers, vintage illustrations, stamps, jewelry. etc.

I'm interested in collecting pigs, siamese cats, small dogs (yorkie, maltese, shih tzu), bunnies, hamsters, and squirrels.

I like pin-up art, bettie page, burlesque, Rockabilly styles, etc. Not interested in halloween pirates or cheesy skulls. No fairies or elfs please. I'm not interested in receiving any poetry or recipes.

Artists I like: Lucein Freud, Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl, Balthus, Dorothea Tanning, Jim Dine, Hans Bellmer, Helnwein, de Kooning, and Soutine.

I'm looking to make or reconstruct blank journals and sketchbooks and photo albums. I'm also interested in collecting clocks and/or clock parts for projects. Stencils, stamps, fabric butterflies, feathers, glitter, jewelry, scrap fabric, buttons, canvas, ribbons, fun shapes, hearts, paint markers, etc.

I'm starting to work with jewelry. So any recycled pieces of jewelry, especially interested in vintage, cameos, filigree, marcasite pieces. I'm making jewelry out of polymer clay pieces, metal, photos, wood, and recycled parts. So anything that you think could contribute to the jewelry.

I also like keepsake boxes, candles, bath products, hair accessories, hand made bags, headbands, cosmetics and handmade clothing.

I like the colors baby pink, red, dark red, light blue, white, black, light neutral green, pale yellow, grays, olive green and dark brown. I pretty much appreciate all colors though. I'd prefer not to work wtih neon colors. I love patterns and textures.

I'm interested in large pieces of fabric, so I can incorporate it in my mixed media paintings - mostly as a background. I like vintage patterns a lot. Pretty much any design except for cutesy cartoons, disney characters, solid colors, etc. Flowers, stripes, toile, other designs, etc are fine.

I love the smell of vanilla, freesia, lavender and sugar wafer. I like collecting different kinds of incense and incense holders.

Candy- I like japanese candy (white rabbit and hi chew are my favorites) and any strange candy. I also like dark chocolate and white chocolate. I'll eat almost any kind of candy. I love tea!

I'm not allergic to anything except Mr. Bubbles Bubble Bath (Seriously)

I like suprises and am pretty open to all kinds of materials. Be creative.

I'm really not that picky. I just thought I'd go into detail about my specific interests for anyone that wants to know. I hope my above description helps. :)

I'll try my best to send out items that match your interests listed in your profile(s). Even though I have an interest in nude photography and "gore", I will not send these types of items to you unless you specify that is your interest. I am respectful and will not intentionally send something offensive.

I'm excited to be a part of swap-bot!

Favorite Music

80s and industrial, classical, 1950s/60s french pop, durty south hip hop, synth pop

Favorite Movies

dangerous liasons, dream a little dream, princess and the warrior, quills, pollock, pan's labyrinth

Favorite Television

Dexter, Weeds, 30 Rock, CSI, Medium, Law and Order

Favorite Crafts

all craft materials, handmade items, visceral and tactile materials, wood, metal, paper, glass, tiles, mosiac, boxes, furniture, painting, sculpture, functional art, nonfunctional art, handmade candles, postcards, handmade cards, leftover craft materials, recycled materials, dolls, screenprinting, photography, and much more


trvLjunkie rated for No Spending Envelope Fill Swap on Sep 12, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great items! So many things to create with. Thanks!
zanylady rated for ATC backgrounds on May 5, 2007
blueackerson rated for ATC backgrounds on Apr 27, 2007
YooperHill rated for Crafty business card swap! on Apr 21, 2007
Comment: willing to change if item arrives or communication 10/15/07...just happended to see a message on your profile to pm you if I have not received them. I have not received them. Best to communicate with people via PM. That way you know they got the message. People usually do not go to your profile to see if they have mail! Thanks again! A
Response: hi. i sent this swap out a while ago. You should have recieved it by now. I hope it didnt get lost in transit. Please let me know if you still haven't received the envelope package and I will resend. Sorry for the inconvience -Jessica
Janetburns rated for Crafty business card swap! on Apr 21, 2007
Comment: Thanks, Janet
Janetburns rated for ATC backgrounds on Apr 21, 2007
Comment: Thanks, Janet
roberta51503 rated for Black and white only ATC on Apr 16, 2007
Comment: Great Cards! Got them today!
cmhatcstamper rated for Tiny Paper Squares--Global! on Apr 14, 2007
Comment: thanks:)
jewels1 rated for Black and white only ATC on Apr 12, 2007
Comment: These ATCs are absolutely beautiful, I wish I could take lessons from Jessica on how she did these!
scubated rated for Newbie Swap: Pick 3 Items on Apr 6, 2007
rosebrier rated for Newbie Swap: Pick 3 Items on Apr 6, 2007
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: fantastic collection of images, thanks so much!! Dianne
djminimart rated for Little handmade bag o'stuff on Apr 2, 2007
WillowTree21 rated for Tiny Paper Squares (USA only) on Apr 1, 2007
Comment: Thanks for the paper :)
jreimanndesigns rated for Dare To Prepare a Doll Face on Apr 1, 2007
Comment: Loved the head! I'll send you pics of the completed doll! Thanks again!
Janetburns rated for Tiny Paper Squares (USA only) on Mar 30, 2007
Comment: thanks, Janet
LunaGirl rated for Black & White Matchbox Fill on Mar 15, 2007
Comment: Thanks Jessica! Loved it! For a first matchbox swap, it was pretty rad. Thanks so much - I will treasure it! :-)

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AlyxBee on Oct 7, 2009:

Hi, I was wondering if you had recieved my Package for the "No spend, envelope fill" swap. Let me know so I know whether to re-send or not.. Thanks.

YooperHill on Jun 20, 2009:

still waiting for crafty business card swap....6/20/09

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