Hello from North Central Texas!! My name is Laura Thykeson, and I go by "lthykeson" on here! I am really into anything "paper", and love to paint in oils, acrylics and watercolors, craft, atc's, inchies, twinchies, quilling, mailart, envies, as well as writing original poetry and articles for the web. I will be "half a century" old in August, and am NOT aging gracefully! (as a matter of fact, I am kicking and screaming the entire way...)
I also love photography, my grandchildren and my family, my rescued animals and reading. I am working on 4 altered books at the moment, and learning new mediums I haven't used before in art. I am a member of the MMCA (Mixed Media Collage Artists), ISABA (International Society of Altered Book Artists), IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and am a mixed media artist. Needless to say, I stay busy all of the time...I don't care for sewing much, although I do know how. I would love to meet others for swaps with inchies, etc. I am a member of 2 yahopo groups for atc's, altered books and mail art (mailart).