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Salut ! Hi ! My name is Valérie and I am from a beautiful countryside just south of Montréal, Québec.

I have started my Etsy shop just a few months after my dearest mum - who you can see in part in her glorious early 20's on my shop's banner - passed away. The beautiful photo that my dad took of her then and that I chose as my shop's 'front window' actually inspires me greatly in branding my paper business and I often come back to this image to guide me in choosing my vintage French (and English) ephemera....it tells me tales of 1960's innocence, poetry, funky Mod fashion, British music (that she so loved) and so many other things that make me think of her when I think of my musically and artistically filled 1970's hippie childhood...

I have a training in cinematography from way back and am an artist at heart. I have…

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  • Joined February 6, 2011

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About

Salut ! Hi ! My name is Valérie and I am from a beautiful countryside just south of Montréal, Québec.

I have started my Etsy shop just a few months after my dearest mum - who you can see in part in her glorious early 20's on my shop's banner - passed away. The beautiful photo that my dad took of her then and that I chose as my shop's 'front window' actually inspires me greatly in branding my paper business and I often come back to this image to guide me in choosing my vintage French (and English) ephemera....it tells me tales of 1960's innocence, poetry, funky Mod fashion, British music (that she so loved) and so many other things that make me think of her when I think of my musically and artistically filled 1970's hippie childhood...

I have a training in cinematography from way back and am an artist at heart. I have been part of a theater company for 10+ years, played bass and sang in and toured with a Montreal psych-folk rock band in the early 2000's, participated in different painting workshops and presently am having fun with collage work, which is now my preferred artistic medium (see my other Etsy shop 'MyPaperSparks'). My life is intrinsically carried by music and I could not live without it. It inspires, heals and acts as a best friend to me so often.

I love helping others in need, especially the ones who might be tagged by society as 'outsiders'. I am especially connecting with mentally challenged individuals. I have volunteered with a little handicapped girl for some years. I am also a deep lover of Nature and non-human animals and my 5 years of volunteer work for an animal/primate sanctuary influenced my view about the animal friends greatly. Helping hubbie with the gardening business is something I like to do as well when I can.

And last but not least, my solid day job experience in front-line customer service for the many years passed will guarantee excellence of service for your shopping experience at the PaperValley !


* ValinthePaperValley is meticulously monitored daily by my three furry 'associates', Jarvis (aka The Boy from London Town), TeeBee girl and BeeCee boy : )






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