Heidi Jo the Artist's Profile

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Welcome to Swirls of Creativity! I am Heidi Jo the Artist, the owner of this shop. I am a freelance artist and enjoy doing anything creative! I love to use so many things when I create. I’ve determined I’m a collage artist! : ) I especially love handmade, natural, recycled, and vintage items. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and have learned about a variety of different arts and crafts through the years. Jack of all trades, not quite, but I do have a lot of fun interests and hobbies that keep me busy! I will always consider myself a photographer and life-long learner. I believe my love of photography and craftiness were instilled in me as a child. I watched as my dad took photos with his Pentex 35 mm camera, while my mom enjoyed quite the array of crafts. When I leave home even if I’m off to just the grocery store, the camera is an essential that goes with me. The only photos that I regret are the…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 14
  • Joined September 29, 2009

Favorite materials

buttons cord embroidery floss fabric glitter handmade items or paper lace natural items paint paper photos pom pom fringe recycled or reusable items ribbon rick rack rusty items sharpies string thread tulle twine vintage items waxed linen yarn

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About

Welcome to Swirls of Creativity! I am Heidi Jo the Artist, the owner of this shop. I am a freelance artist and enjoy doing anything creative! I love to use so many things when I create. I’ve determined I’m a collage artist! : ) I especially love handmade, natural, recycled, and vintage items. I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and have learned about a variety of different arts and crafts through the years. Jack of all trades, not quite, but I do have a lot of fun interests and hobbies that keep me busy! I will always consider myself a photographer and life-long learner. I believe my love of photography and craftiness were instilled in me as a child. I watched as my dad took photos with his Pentex 35 mm camera, while my mom enjoyed quite the array of crafts. When I leave home even if I’m off to just the grocery store, the camera is an essential that goes with me. The only photos that I regret are the ones I don’t take. I love Jesus and am a bit of a green freak too when it comes to helping our planet become a better place to live. I believe in Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling! I’m proud that I’ve been a recycler for well over ten years! At times it wasn’t always convenient, but it has always felt good to reuse and recycle things instead of throwing them in the garbage. I also enjoy going to garage sales and thrift shops. I love unique items and finding items from my childhood. My favorite toys from childhood are the Fisher Price Little People Toys. I have great memories of playing with them with my siblings when my mom got all the sets out around Christmas vacation. I especially love to use vintage dishes in the kitchen while baking/cooking recipes from scratch. Serving scrumptious sweets on my cake stands is awesome too! My new love is vintage Pyrex, especially the colorful bowls that are ever so popular these days! I also love unique and rusty items for organization, amongst my favorites are: tins, wire baskets, muffin tins, and picnic baskets. Beautiful vases, pitchers, and planters: to display flowers in from our garden, for our ever-growing collection of houseplants, and art/craft supplies are always fun to find too.

I’m a wife, and mother of two children who inspire me. I feel very lucky to be doing what I love while being able to stay home with our children. We enjoy watching them learn and take great pride in being a homeschooling/unschooling family.

Thanks for visiting, and have an awesome morning/day/night! : )

♥ MY SHOPS ♥

http://swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com (handmade gifts & supplies)
http://socbuttons.etsy.com (pinback buttons)
http://socvintage.etsy.com (vintage goods)
http://lizardmancreations.etsy.com (son's shop)
I am happy to combine shipping between the shops.
I can ship internationally too! : )
I am happy to do a custom order for YOU, just contact me!
Items are shipped from our SMOKE-FREE home and PET-FREE studio. :)
Bookmark my shop and check back often!

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