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KeriandtheFlock

KeriandtheFlock
Date Joined: March 31, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017

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

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
Kdguard rated for Magick Mail #4 on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Love my mail thank you🦋
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Comment: Thank you for the bat spirit guide swap. Blessings.
Elliepatterson rated for ATC #4 - Month of September on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Greetings from Illinois, Thank you for a great swap..I appreciate the bird postage stamps, and butterfly clips too. You September ATC is as simple and elegant as it gets. Sometimes I get carried away with too much on my ATCs but I really like yours. Neat article on the birdhouse. I look forward to swapping with you again.
bombardiette rated for Collected journal round 1 on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending me a great start to the Collected Journal! I really loved what you shared. You definitely seem like a grounded and fun person to be around! xoxo
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Comment: What an adorable package! Thank you so much!
sweettems rated for ATC#3: The Month of August on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: These are great! Thank you, Keri!
annielou rated for Private ATC swap on Sep 1, 2017
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Comment: Outstanding as always!!! I love this ATC! I'm grateful to have met you through swapbot. You've become a true friend!! Thank you!
Judykkm rated for Magpie Journal U.S. - Summer 2017 on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: What a great journal! I really enjoyed looking through it and finding many interesting tidbits as well as things including things I like too (you saw my profile!!!) I especially liked the ATC card you made of an ACD! Thank you so much! Have a great day!
Bexican137590 rated for Letters from Beyond on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your experience and the added page of spookiness. I'd be interested in reading your book once written so keep me up to date :)
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, it was nice to hear about your little drops of happiness :-) Also thanks for the extra postcards!
shellybuckmeier rated for Mini Pocket letter on Aug 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice mini pocket letter and the goodies that went with it! It must be a challenge to keep chickens cool in the heat!
blueseabliss rated for Magick Mail #2 on Aug 3, 2017
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Comment: Keri, you're the best. I love everything you send. I adore the crow ATC....you make everything feels so special. Thank you! Kate

Rating Overview

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Comments

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

lloydp on Apr 9, 2017:

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

This is the daisy (one of my favourite flowers)

Pat

lloydp on Apr 9, 2017:

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

This is the trillium (provincial flower of Ontario, Canada

Pat

vontakk on Apr 5, 2017:

Good grief, thank you for having a fully filled out profile as a newbie. You wouldn't believe how many people I've had to boot. I LOVE that you take care of disabled birds. I have rescued SO many animals in my lifetime and rehabilitated a few birds too! <3

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