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Last Online: December 25, 2017
Birthday: June 24
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kathryn Harper. I'm a purple-haired 50-something SAHM of a 9-year-old girl who is the light of my life. I am also an artist. Here is what I do/make/prefer:

Art: primarily abstract painting (acrylics), drawing, collage/assemblage, photography

Craft: cooking, baking, crafts with kids

Write: poetry, essay, blogging, memoir

Read: fiction (historical, suspense, mystery, literary), memoir, biography, science, history

I've lived in: Syracuse, NY, until age 31; Austin, TX for 10 years; San Jose, CA 2004-now

Spiritual affiliation: Zen Buddhist

Past Professions: Librarian; Psychotherapist; Non-profit Manager

Myers-Briggs: INFJ

Smoker: No

Allergies: none to food, animal, dust, wool or smoke

Colors: I love color. My walls are a neutral beige so I can put up paintings and photos; they look best with the contrast. I have purple hair (sometimes more indigo, other times more pink). However, I also love green in all its shades. I wear a lot of purple, green, and blue. I love light spaces. We chose our house based on how much natural light came through the windows. I like dark cozy spaces also; I just didn't want to live in one.

Scents: I wear only one type of perfume, and have for over two decades: Ciara 100% strength. I am frequently told how good I smell. :) As for environmental scents, I do burn incense (stick type): Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla, Jasmine, Pine, Nag Champa. I like votive candles too, vanilla is best. I like the smell of evergreen trees and campfires. For body creams, I like vanilla.

Jewelry: I'm strictly a white gold/sterling silver type. I have pierced ears but must wear lightweight earrings. I prefer French hook type earrings.


I like all sorts of images. I like images of people, food, nature, animals, mythological beings, humorous postcards, feminist images, leftist/democratic politics, art, monuments, cityscapes, waterscapes, landscapes. I'm open to all kinds of postcards. Cathedrals and other religious structures are fine (the architecture can be fascinating).

Love To Receive

  • Dark chocolate, including sea salt, caramel, chili pepper, mint; I like white chocolate in small amounts
  • Postcards (see above category for ideas)
  • Beverages: coffee, black teas, Starbucks/Peets gift cards
  • Incense: (long stick type): Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla, Jasmine, Pine, Nag Champa
  • Candles: votive size or tea light only, vanilla
  • Gift Cards: Starbucks, Peets, Michaels, Joann, Target, Walmart, Amazon
  • Bookmarks: handmade or store bought
  • Paintbrushes (for acrylics, not natural bristle)
  • Mini canvases or panels (2x2", 4x4", 5x7")
  • Papers of all colors, prints, and textures
  • Beads, especially unique or handmade
  • Embellishments and ephemera
  • Mosaic tiles, buttons, beach glass
  • Natural items like shells, acorn caps, dried flowers, leaves, seeds, bones, feathers
  • Images: moon, Buddha, feminine divine, animals, trees, natural places

More Things I Like

Vacation: camping in National and State parks
Favorite holidays: Litha/Summer Solstice and Mabon/Autumn Equinox
Favorite natural places: Bodies of water, mountains, forests
Favorite season: Autumn
Music: Folk, world, alternative, new age, ambient, trip-hop

Not A Fan Of

  • Loose glitter
  • Opera, country, heavy metal music
  • Horror genre (t.v., books, movies)
  • Makeup, Nail polish/gels
  • Religious and political fundamentalism
  • Precious Moments anything


Comment: Thank you will open in Dec
Response: So glad it arrived! Thanks for your patience. <3
njstauter rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - JULY on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: I am so excited, however, it went into the saved sack. Many thanks in advance
Comment: Thank you so much for my gift I give you a heart because I totally forgot to rate it I just found it in my car
Comment: Creative packaging! Thanks. Saving until December
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer! In my stocking it goes! Hugs, Diane
PaperMorsels rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - JUNE on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the gifts! Will open in December :)
ladydy5 rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: No note so I hope this was for this swap, did notice return address on envelope. Thank you
Response: Hi -- I thought I wrote on the package itself what swap it was and my name. Glad it got to you!
Comment: Thanks!
Kdguard rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - MAY on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: Love the paper, into my stocking it goes.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PC and of course for the message. Best of travels on your adventure and positive vibes sent to your mother.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Sorry so late. Thank you for my giftie. it will go in my stocking until Yule. I give hearts regardless since I won't remember to come back...AND...after all it is for the season of good cheer. So...CHEERS.
HeatherRenae87 rated for Bragging Rights on May 19, 2017
buttontapper rated for Drunk Postcard -USA- on May 18, 2017
Comment: Some very philosophical musings from this Drunk PC, I like it! :D Somehow, it's still quite amazing that anyone -- or anything -- can get lost in this modern world of GPS gadgetry, doesn't it?
Comment: Hello Kathyrn, Thank you for the review of your book on the brain. It sounds like a very interesting book and one I would enjoy reading. Barb sleepingrover2010
MCGalaxy rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing your book. I love medical stories so that's one I'm definitely going to check out.
paperlover rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the clown on the moon PC. Your book sounds very interesting.
BigBangMomma rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 6, 2017
Comment: I was impatient, so I opened my package! Thank you for the beautiful notecards! I do need to start stacking up on those!
Larina rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 5, 2017
Comment: The book sounds interesting. I'll have to check in out in my library. Thanks so much!
savvvannnah rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Your book sounds interesting, I'll have to add it to my list!
SunTradeToo rated for FLASH postcard swap #12 -USA- on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤

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Mugsie on Jun 24, 2015:


From all of us at "WIYM" group!

Have a fantastic day!

ladydy5 on Apr 12, 2015:

Miss you in our swaps Artistically Inclined group.

SuZignomeMoM on Mar 30, 2015:

Hope it is great!!!

Katiebrandx303 on Mar 17, 2015:

Hello! I'm going to leave you this comment for the swap (you're my partner.) hm.. I'm not sure what I should say. How about if I just leave you with one of my favourite quotes:
'True friends, like ivy and the wall, both stand together, and both together fall.'

Kay have a nice day!

mchesser12 on Mar 8, 2015:

Thank you for being an angel for the What's Your Spark swap. I also find that I am not as active in the things that use to be my sparks before children, especially reading. SoulCollage looks very interesting.

Kimber on Feb 9, 2015:

So glad you investigated intersectional feminism. :)

ladydy5 on Jan 13, 2015:

Glad to have you join in. Artistically Inclined

Fry on Dec 9, 2014:

Hello! Got the super cool fimo clay atc! Love it! Unfortunately, ill have to repair it, seems as if it had been broken in shipping. :)

Zoebolt on Dec 6, 2014:

so funny..... I came across your profile today. our Myers-Briggs are almost the same (ISFJ) and our Enneagram is the same!

Scharminkeltje on Dec 1, 2014:

This is my playlist for you : http://8tracks.com/anhedonistka/my-playlist-in-november-2014

Happy listening :)

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