Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: August 14, 2023
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
I'm back after a long break...so happy to return... Spent some time in Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and a few other countries...now home for awhile. I founded a community outreach program making weighted blankets for kids with Autism, teens with severe trauma & foster kiddos. This program and grandkids keep me busy!
Enjoying gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and collecting vintage ephemera. So many interesting and creative souls here in Swap-Bot...YAY!
I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds. Working on vintage journals - reusing old books for my various ancestors. SO MUCH FUN! I finally have an Insta for my creative stuff....johnym.studio
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 & finding cool OLD cookbooks from prior to 1900.)
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, player pianos, monkeys, roosters, hot air balloons, puffins, vinyl records, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, illustrated botanicals, 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!
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: pastels, 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.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Stevie Nicks - Modest Mouse - Florence and the Machine - Eagles - Queen - ARTIC MONKEYS -The Cranberries - Imagine Dragons - 38 Special - Lorde - Twenty One Pilots - Muse - Sarah McLachlan - Billie Eilish - Steve Miller Band - Cannons
TRAVEL: Recently visited Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania -- what an amazing adventure! Looks like Spain & Portugal are on the list for next year...
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: I'm in postcrossing....so yes, send me fun postcards to use.... I love 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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