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KeriandtheFlock

KeriandtheFlock
Date Joined: March 31, 2017
Last Online: January 6, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

*** NOTE: I've scaled back on Swapbot for many reasons. I sign up for a few here and there and am open to private, profile-based swaps or pen pals these days. If you love birds, we should get along well. 😉 Send me a PM if you are interested. ***

Although I'm new here, I'm not new to art. I recently joined an ATC group on Facebook, and someone suggested SwapBot for even more fun. David and I both make art to sell over the Internet and at local events in Arizona. We have a lot of fun rummaging for art supplies at thrift shops. In addition to art, my background is in biology and writing.

I love horses, especially Appaloosas. My Breyer model horse collection began when I was just a child. Most of the Breyers I buy these days are scuffed up broken ones from Goodwill. One of these days, I'll get around to repainting them. I finally bought a real horse about six years ago. Gypsy was an older paint mare who taught me all about horses. We had five years of fun learning tricks and liberty training together.

I am CRAZY about BIRDS! ❤️ I started caring for cockatiels in the early nineties. I currently have cockatiels, finches (society, zebra, Java) and chickens. Many of my birds are trained to do tricks or pose for the camera during photo shoots with a local animal talent agency. I specialize in caring for unwanted or disabled birds. Yes, I am a crazy chicken lady. I have a few goats, too. Did I mention that I love birds? 😜

I am new to ATCs and am currently looking for bird cards. Right now, I make totem animal cards, chick cards and Arizona sunset cards....some other fun things like memes and pet portraits.

Favorite Video Games

My favorite video game is Okami. It is just so beautiful! I played World of Warcraft for a few years. No time for it now. 😕 Same for Minecraft. I loved Dragon Quest VIII, Animal Crossing, Dark Cloud, and Runes of Magic, too.

Favorite Books

I have a LOT of spiritual books. Some of my favorite authors are James van Praagh and Caroline Myss. I incorporate book illustrations into some of my ATCs. I collect oracle and tarot decks that focus on animals and use incomplete decks for art projects.

Favorite Movies

Confession....I like romantic comedies. Sci-fi too! One of my favorites is While You Were Sleeping. We just saw Arrival twice. Very well done. If you like Sci-fi and haven't seen Coherence, watch it!!!! We call it the glow stick movie. It is awesome. I loooove Blue from Rio (blue parrot movie) and the chicken from Moana. I'm a fan of the original Star Wars movies and enjoy Harry Potter even though I didn't read the books. I also like Avatar, Despicable Me, Nightmare Before Christmas, Zombieland and Deadpool.

Favorite Television

Not really big on TV these days. Favorite shows include Modern Family, So You Think You Can Dance, the Big Bang Theory, Master Chef, the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Adventure Time. I used to watch Dr. Who, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Firefly. We just started watching The Librarians, The Magicians, and Dark Matter (which just got cancelled. 😭)

Favorite Crafts

In terms of papercrafting, I'm hooked on ATCs right now! I just started making flip books and Decos. Going to start pocket letters, too.

I've been selling my other artwork for a few years. I make a lot of spiritual/Native American inspired pieces: Dreamcatchers, rattles, medicine pouches, etc. I also do flatwork and LOVE Prismacolor pencils.

Likes / Dislikes

I will be adding to this list. Here are just a few ideas. My favorite color is blue.

What To Send (likes)

Bird-, chicken- or horse-themed items

Animal or nature items

Cartoon bird stuff like Blue (Rio), Heyihei (Moana), or Woodstock

ATCs or ATC supplies

Stickers

Alphabet sticker letters!!! I'm using the smaller ones by Sticko for my Deco books. New sheets or sheets with some missing letters are ok! Any styles/colors are appreciated.

Scotch Create Glue Sticks by 3M. I go through these quickly.

New or used postage stamps

Bookmarks

Notecards - animals preferred

Postcards - blank preferred if they are extras, otherwise just follow the swap's rules

Embellishments/brads

Prismacolor pencils new or used

Sharpies

Rubber stamps or stamped images on cardstock

Small animal figures (Breyer, Safari Ltd., Minecraft, etc.)

Cheap body-quality Breyers from thrift shops (broken or scratched-up Breyers are ok!)

Charms

Unwanted tarot or oracle cards

Trading cards (like Bella Sara or Pokemon birds)

What NOT to Send (dislikes)

No Food (I have allergies)

No Scented or Smoky-smelling things

No Lavender

No Makeup/Perfume/Lotions

Swap Info

If you do not receive something from me within the given timeframe, please contact me before rating! I keep track of what I send and when it is sent. I also rate within a few days of receiving your swap items.

If you are a swap coordinator, contact me if you need an angel for smaller swaps (postcards, notecards, letters, etc.).

Ratings

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NoriMai rated for New Year's Day Q&A (electronic) on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your honesty. I think it’s admirable how dedicated you are to your birds. I’ve never had a bird, though my fiancé and I are lately fascinated by parakeets. You might try Nanowrimo this November, the challenge was really helpful to motivationing me to wrap up the rough draft of my fantasy novel :)
USAFwife rated for RM: Collected Journal #5 on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: So nice to "meet" you :) and i loved what you did for the magpie page! This group is so creative, it's always fun to see what everyone comes up with. :)
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monsbrick rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - USA on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Keri, thanks for the letter & extras for gardening. I just planted my new seeds from our local seed exchange (free). I can't wait to see them grow into sweet peas! And sunflowers.
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Comment: I enjoyed your answers, hope you have a joyful 2018. Cheers!
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Comment: Thanks for the very cute ATC. Happy Holidays!
suepier rated for Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and all of the stickers and the two postcards. It was very thoughtful of you to include all of these things.
MissBrenda rated for Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Hi And Merry Christmas to you! Loved everything! Thank you so much! Everything will work out in the end. Don't stress. Happy swapping to you....
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Comment: Thanks for resending!
SamiE rated for ATC #6: Month of November (USA only) on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Love the ATC. Yep, we would play in the leaves, but then my dad would hand me the rake. Good 'ol days.
shellybuckmeier rated for Halloween Flat Swap on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card and all the cute goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much! So sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: H!i Keri! I think we crossed paths once before! Nice to swap again! You sound like such a fun artsy/craftsy gal. I hope all your fairs are doing great. Thank you for the inclusions - the stickers (I have the same Dover set!); I love the Frido card. Marjolein Bastin is one of most favorite illustrators.I love her little mousies. Thank you for being my partner again.
Moomin rated for Happy Notecard October #2 on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and Harry Potter goodies! It was so exciting to open the card and see them tucked in there. :-D
kathiann rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: What a lovely card! Thank you so much. The 3D effect is quite nice.
Amyncognito rated for Happy Notecard October #1 on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and budgie ATC. I LOOOOVED it! Neither of my birds talk - stubborn feather faces LOL
Amylord rated for A letter from my pet on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Keri. I love the drawing of rooster. Little White sounds so cute!
lmacdavis93 rated for Bird Ephemera ~ USA on Oct 7, 2017
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Comment: Hi Keri! I love all my bird ephemera you sent me! Starting with the owl birthday party card - so cute! What a great variety of things you included - I'm going to have such fun finding ways to use everything! Thank you so much - love it all! Laurie

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Comments

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

crystalite on Feb 1, 2018:

Hi Keri, Please check your inbox for messages from me. I'm wondering if you received the RM Collected Journal 5 pages from me. If you didn't, I'll resend, but I'd just like to know. Thanks, Chrissy

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

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Rosekoala02 on Nov 22, 2017:

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Sahnetoffee on Apr 10, 2017:

Decorate Your Partner's Profile With Flowers!

Hello, I hope you like this flowers! Best wishes!

SuzyMartin on Apr 9, 2017:

[[ Happy Spring Time! This is my first Swap! I hope Spring brings you lovely bird calls and plenty of gorgeous nature to play in! Love, Suzy ]]

SuzyMartin on Apr 9, 2017:

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lloydp on Apr 9, 2017:

Hi Keri I am decorating your profile for Decorate Your Partner's Profile with Flowers

This is the hollyhock (my other favourite flower)

Pat

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