MyPaperHeart and Hey Tommy on Etsy

MyPaperHeart and Hey Tommy offer whimsical one of a kind mixed media and limited edition pieces from Julie Haymaker Thompson. Her specialty shadow boxes with whimsical paper clay characters are delightful! She sat down with us recently for the next installment of our ongoing interview series.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
Mom and Dad really encouraged all in the arts and crafts. So it was off to college and a career in illustration . But my all time love was for arts and crafts, as it offers the most versatility in mediums.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Spending time with my sister. My family keeps getting smaller. She is everything to me!!!

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Keeping it updated with work and info.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Any of the one-of-a-kind pieces.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I came out of the womb as an artist and that is all I ever knew I could be.

What other shops out there do you love?
Ceramics , fibers arts and illustration most of all.

What does your future hold?
The precious gift of seeing the next moment.

In addition to her work as a maker of art, she also loves to teach. She offers workshops in New Mexico and Arizona and is also working on putting up on-line classes and mail order classes with all inclusive kits (with how-to CDs). Check out her personal website for more information!