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GypsieJ

GypsieJ
Date Joined: April 29, 2022
Last Online: December 16, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Just a girl that finds arting meditative

I am a middle aged Army Brat that has settled in Northern Illinois until I can retire one day to a warm sandy beach.

I am in a long term romance with the love of my life. I hate explaining that I did not feel the need to marry my love, in the eyes of the universe we are…besides, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

My two step-sons keep me on my toes, even though they are grown and on their own now😂. But thanks to them, I got the best thing of all as they both gave my S.O. and I two awesome grandsons (fingers crossed for more grand babies) Update: we are expecting a granddaughter in February!!!!. I absolutely love playing with them, getting dirty, being goofy, and just getting to remember what it’s like to be a kid!

About Me

Just a snapshot of my likes and hobbies:

  • Animals,
  • Art,
  • Birdwatching,
  • Calligraphy,
  • Gardening,
  • Herbalism/ aromatherapy,
  • Hiking,
  • Music ( I listen to classical, opera, jazz, blues, reggae, country, rock, heavy metal…I love it all!)

  • Reading - Stephen King is my favorite author, but as I am a book addict, I read anything I can get my hands on.

  • Travel. I traveled a lot as a child and still love to travel to places I have never been. I am American, but got the good fortune to grow up in Germany and to also be in the first exchange student program to Czechoslovakia after the Iron Curtain fell. Someday I will make it to Ireland and Australia!

About Me

I love working in watercolor, pen and ink, graphite.

As a self taught art/ crafter, I am learning oil painting and pastel and also mixed media, it is so messy and so fun!

My style is best described as all over the place…I love the classic artists Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, Mucha…but I also love street art, building murals, train graffiti. Ansel Adams and Joel Satore are some of my favorite photographers . Baroque and Renaissance share my heart with bohemian and industrial style. I am a Gemini, I can’t help myself 😂

I also love to up cycle found objects and turn trash to treasure 😊. That way I feel I am saving landfills ( my story, lol) and I have something no one else does

Favorite colors: Teal, Neon Green, Black

Looking for:

  • Rice paper
  • Magazine pages from music or fashion magazines

About Me

I don’t really have too many dislikes:

The color Yellow

Cold weather ( I know, I know, I live in near Chicago where it can get -40 sometimes 😒)

Rap music

Cockroaches, I HATE cockroaches!

Ratings

NRGordon rated for Found Image ATC #5 - USA on Jan 14, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the swap, the nice ATC, and the extras. The kids will love the stickers. Youth flight is an issue we have in the state I live in... to a much smaller scale of course. My best wishes to you and your children.
ensigncelery rated for Holiday Card to an ATC on Dec 5, 2022
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Comment: This is amazing! I absolutely love it! 💜 I knew exactly what this ATC was as soon as I saw it (and it is SO much fun to shake), and, wow, you said this was "last minute"? It turned out so well! ❄️ Thank you for such a fun, creative swap, friend~
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Comment: Thank you for the scraps!
Rbrstmpr rated for CPG 2022 Envelope Advent - US on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: Yowza Batgirl!! What a fabulous array of envelopes! So many shapes & sizes & papers, and the handmade numbers for each day are wonderful. Can’t wait to start opening them tomorrow, and yes, only one per day. Thanks for the letter too. I feel blessed already.
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Comment: Thank you so much. I look forward to using this in my mail art.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the envelope full of goodies! I loved the sheet music and the book page.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers! The eco prints are great. Thanks!
Itchy rated for AAA: Painted Abstract on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: Tnx for the nice eye-ATC.! :)
PrincessLeia rated for CR: Get Stitched on Nov 7, 2022
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Comment: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for the lovely ATC. It is funny, i looked on the back of the card and read the date and thought, wow that took a long time to get here! Then i found the swap to leave feedback and remembered it was the US way of writing dates! LOL! Thanks for the extras - ill use them for sure! Would love to do a halloween swap in the new year - ive had a few things go missing over christmas, so try not to mail too much this time of year. ❤️❤️
oddlittlemiss rated for BS&S: A Witch’s Shelfie on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your books and decks with me :)
SoberMermaid3 rated for Fall/Autumn ATCS on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for an another awesome card for my collection.
chimerix rated for Halloween APC's on Oct 21, 2022
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Comment: I love the APCs you made. The embossed one is great and the shaker one is so creative. And... I absolutely love the dragon watercolor you sent! It is going right into my "I love Dragons" book. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! Aloha.
AmookIslandCreations rated for EPUSA: Circle Snippets on Oct 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for these beautiful pieces! They could get pretty addicting to make, no? I love them, and I hope to swap again with you soon! Doing a moon phase one is a great idea too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Ramya rated for Grounded in Gratitude on Oct 11, 2022
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Comment: Loved your card so much. You are a good writer! I feel you... I am thankful for so much that grounds me too- like my home. Teachers played such an important part of my childhood and they gave me so much more than grades and assignments. Your answers were all great. Thank you for sharing! Happy Swaps!
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Tim Holtz x3 on Oct 6, 2022
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Comment: Thak you for the ATC you created for me. I like all of the elements you used and how you explained how you used each. It all came together nicely with the wanderlust stamp. Thank you for your kind words and concern, we were very lucky to have escaped Hurricane Ian with only tropical storm-like weather on our side of the state.
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Comment: I love all of your guilty pleasures! You really have some good ones. Thank you for the lovely postcard
hibiscus rated for EPUSA: Ink Box Cards x 2 on Oct 2, 2022
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Comment: You do amazing work … I am so impressed with your creative talent.. the fox and pumpkin are just a delight … nice blend of colors and and the fox is just right… “the sea is where I must be” thank you that really made me smile you chose such excellent image and you art really shines thank you for reading my “likes”.. wonderful swap
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: A Witch’s Shelfie on Sep 28, 2022
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Comment: That’s a great selection of books and decks you have there!💖
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Fall/Autumn ATCS on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: Really pretty! I think you did a great job and I really appreciate the effort you put into it. I HAVE been busy! lol, things are crazy with the trains right now. I've been backing away from swaps because of it, actually. But I still find time to draw every so often. Happy swapping!
AZmom875 rated for AAA: Sender choice COINS USA on Sep 17, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet note, the teas, and the lovely coins.

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Comments

Rbrstmpr on Dec 9, 2022:

Every day I open a new envie from my 25 Day Envelope Advent, and every day I send a silent thank you your way. Yesterday’s coaster and today’s bookmarks are lovely. The tiny bird charm just asks to be touched and admired. Many thanks.

Byn0604 on Nov 24, 2022:

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Byn0604 on Aug 27, 2022:

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Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing RAK box. I'm going to enjoy using every single bit of it!

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