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BunnyCAW

BunnyCAW
Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: October 25
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm new to the site, but have had pen pals and done other sorts of swaps (less organized than this!) in the past. I have times when life keeps me too busy for swapping/writing, however, I will always try to fulfill anything that I take on. I'm married for 33 years to a wonderful man who really calms my crazy side and brings out the best in me. I have 2 adult daughters, both with special needs - but who cope very well and make us quite proud. (They are not mine by birth, but that is complicated.) I'm the mom to 2 lizards (leopard geckos) and a bunch of cats. (I say a bunch because everyone in the house has their own cat(s), but I only, technically have one - Sir Percival. However, I still get to be the mommy to them all.) We had one dog in our life, a labrador/bull mix who was the sweetest, most gentle dog in the world, but we had to put her down several years ago and we aren't certain when we will have another refugee to take in. (All of our furry babies come to us as strays or injured, or in need of a home due to someone who must give them up.) I'm a customer service rep in a printing and mailing shop run by a non-profit for the disabled. It is great working with a charity while putting my business skills to use. (I have been in the printing and mailing industry for about 20 years.) So, shameless plug, if you need anything in that vein... wink I've worked in a dozen different fields, but I'm an artist at heart. I do just about every art/craft under the sun. (When I can.) I'm an avid reader/learner. I have taught myself most everything since leaving school (and a lot of what I learned in school was through my own effort, not in the curriculum) and I love to learn/experience new things. I love to cook and bake, garden, stalk thrift shops/estate sales, etc., camp and hike, walk the beach, sit around a campfire and talk with friends, watch bad movies, read good books, snuggle under a pile of blankets on a cold night, listen to the rain and thunder, and the list goes on and on... I'm bisexual, but happy in my marriage; I'm LBGT friendly and poly involved. I have strong opinions, consider myself a feminist, am traditional in many things, but open-minded about most others. I have friends from 16 to 90, and love to talk with people of differing cultures, ages and opinions. My dream is to homestead with a few chickens, a goat, a beehive and a BIG veggie garden. I've always been very "green" and have a great respect for all living things... except rats/fleas/roaches/mosquitos... I don't know why we have them, but they were a mistake. ;-) I'm verbally hyper, and I love to write. I'm a poet and idealist at heart, but pragmatic and practical on a day to day basis. I'm a dreamer, a lover, the kind of friend you'd like to have when TSHTF... And I NEVER know what to say in these stupid things so I'll stop there before I drive you crazy!

Favorite Music

Bloody near everything! I love music! I sing and play woodwind instruments. I'm trying to teach myself the Appalachian Dulcimer. I know just enough keyboards to plunk out a tune, but my left hand (and yes, I'm a lefty) is just stupid. (Don't ask my how I can play woodwinds that require 2 hands, but when I plunk my left hand down on a keyboard it just lays there looking stupid!)

I love rock & roll! I like old fashioned country and bluegrass. I'm fond of classical and folk music. I'm down with soul/blues/jazz/r&b. I like music from other cultures. I love "oldies", beach/surf music, musicals... I'll listen to anything that is not offensive or just plain BAD. I like SOME rap, but mostly avoid the genre due to the "gangsta" attitude and glorification of violence. (Same goes for any violent rock.)

Some favorite groups are: Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, The Beatles, The Who, Linkin Park, Seether, Joan Jett, AC/DC, Metallica, Tom Petty, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, America, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Don Henley, Dan Fogelberg, Huey Lewis, Billy Idol, Gordon Lightfoot, Al Hirt, Boots Randolph, Herb Alpert, Cat Stevens, Jerry Rafferty, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Pachbel, Vivaldi, Wagner, Ottmar Liebert, Psi, Himekami, Wintergaten, The Scorpions, Poison, Guns & Roses, Rammstein, Nirvana, Fallout Boy, Daler Mehndi, Kay Starr, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Cash, Steve Miller Band, Electric Light Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Marty Robbins, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bill Monroe, Alison Krauss, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Macklemore, Dean Martin, Nate King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Burl Ives, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Van Halen, Jim Nabors, Santana, Cher, and the list goes on and on and on...

Favorite Books

OMG! So....many! Up The Down Staircase, Night, The Hiding Place, Almost anything by Stephen King. Most true crime books. Histories of all sorts. Science fiction and fantasy of all sorts. The Screwtape Letters, Political philosophy such as The Republic, Common Sense, On Liberty, The Social Contract, etc. Non-fiction of dozens of types. Lots based on nature and science. Poetry. Almost any poetry except BAD poetry. Particularly fond of Rudyard Kipling. All of the Nehwon series by Fritz Lieber, On The Beach, Alas Babylon, The Stand, Ancestor Stones, Virtually anything Shakespeare. The Dragon Rider/Pern Series by Anne McCaffery. The "Myth" series by Robert Aspirin. Short fiction - it is an art all of its own! The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock. The Seamstress and the Little Red Shoes. ALL of the colored "Fairy" books... The Blue Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy book, etc. Almost ANY mythology/fables. Everything Edgar Alan Poe. Nearly anything horror/suspense/mystery. I love books. That's about it in a nutshell. I hate romances. (Except gothic romances like Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.) I'm not fond of the "best seller" type books. Love zombies and post-apocalypse novels. Virtually anything nautical or lighthouse related.

Favorite Movies

Aliens, Die Hard, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Greatest Showman, Paint Your Wagon, Almost any musical. Westerns. WWII films. Comedies in general, although not goofball, stupid ones. Space Balls, All of the original Star Wars. The Fugitive, U.S. Marshalls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Day of the Triffids, The Postman, Young Frankenstein, The Kingsman, Firestarter, Carrie, All of the Mad Max movies. World Gone Wild, Night of the Comet, Anything Star Trek. (Including the reboots.) The Man in the Iron Mask, The Three Musketeers, Beetlejuice, Batman Movies. The Island at the Top of the World, The Land That Time Forgot, The old Sinbad movies. Clash of the Titans. Anything claymation or marionation. Pirate movies. All of the Chronicles of Riddick series. BAD old, SF & Horror movies.

I'm a movie fan. Love animated movies, and have a wide range of likes. Never really got into "chick flicks."

Favorite Television

BRITISH COMEDIES! Especially Red Dwarf Old Dr. Who. Star Trek, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Old black & white comedy series. Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, The Partridge Family, The Land of the Lost, Mr. Ed, Good Times, All in the Family, Gomer Pyle, MASH, The Dick Van Dyke Show, a LOT of old "classic" TV. Stranger Things, Lost in Space (old and new) Last Resort, OLD Christmas/holiday specials by Rankin & Bass. How It's Made, But, other than old stuff, I really don't like much TV.

Favorite Crafts

Stained glass, Lampworked glass, Fused glass, Beading/jewelry making, Pottery/ceramics, Painting, Sketching, Cross Stitch and designing cross stitch, Nature Crafts, Photography, Outsider/found object art. Almost anything artsy with my hands except I never picked up crochet/knitting and I don't like most "junky" easy crafts.

Ratings

Nachtauge rated for Small Cross Stitch: Halloween on Oct 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cross stitch! I love it! I have something similar on my to do list, but I like yours much better than the one I would most probably never have made. I haven't seen Hocus Pocus since I was a teenager and, to be honest, it traumatized me as a kid. XD I think I should re-watch it if I can find it anywhere. I will send you a picture when I have found a frame for it. <3
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I bought the basic pattern, then changed up the lettering and added the sparkle bits. I just assumed people had seen the movie. I'm glad I guessed correctly! I hope that you enjoy it!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! Some fun postcards! I added a bit to my profile about postcard preferences to make future swaps easier for my partners.
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Comment: I love every single postcard! They're great and completely my style! Thank you!
justi427 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Sep 15, 2018
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fairladybuff rated for "Dear Younger Me" Letter Swap on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter as it was deep, kind, and inspiring. This was a beautiful swap that touched my heart. Thank you for hosting and sharing your thoughts! <3
lemooon rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for wonderful decorated mail! I like the succulent stamp. I will open it on my birthday! Happy swapping, ;)
Disneyteatime rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: I love the cake pops card. Thank you so much. I also love the tsum tsum stickers. They're some of my fave characters
dvmac rated for Haiku Anything & Surprise! #2 on Sep 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Catherine, for a lovely gift in the mail today.
krspellman rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much, you are so sweet! I love the snowflakes and appreciate your note <3
pianoheart rated for Thrift Shop Find on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your nice card and well wishes! The paint brush is fabulous and it is unused - the bristles are sealed when they are made and they get soft after the first use. I'll use the notebook and botanical postcards (bookmarks!) this semester. Thank you for a wonderful swap :)
Response: I was SO WORRIED about how long the package was going to take to get there since the hurricane/flooding was right in time with the swap. I'm so glad that you liked it. I had tried really hard to find a "wow" item from your profile or wish list. I was so lucky to find just the right thing. Enjoy! (I'd love to see a painting you've done. I know the style, but I've never tried it. And, trust me, I've tried SO MANY art forms!)
scrappermama rated for Post Secret swap on Aug 29, 2018
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Comment: ((Biggie hugz))... hate to say I had the same thing happen to me when I was much younger but as an adult I was urged to confront & forgave the person. Not so much for them but for myself. I think about it from time to time but I was freed from the "feelings". Take care of yourself & be easy on yourself... if ever you need a stranger to vent to, please feel free to pm or write mel. Best wishes, always!!
Response: So very sorry to hear that. It is something that you DON'T want to have in common with others! I'm glad, though, that you have come to terms with it.
christinleighh rated for Mental health awareness on Aug 26, 2018
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kacka rated for Newbie welcome July 2018 on Aug 26, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the great swap:), the swap was perfect, so it is a shark teeth you included in your card?:), i love the card with recipes so much , i was in Maine in the Usa trip and they made there lobsters:), thank you again
Response: The tooth is a fossil shark tooth. It is around 10 million years old, from the miocene era when the Atlantic Ocean was smaller and shallower since there was less distance between the continents. The area along this side of the Atlantic (in the USA states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware) was a mostly underwater. The Chesapeake Bay, which is the world's largest estuary system now cuts through that area, exposing cliffs rich with marine fossils. I search the beaches for these treasures as they are only about 2 hour's drive from my home in Baltimore. I'm glad that you liked it and to hear that your package arrived!
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Comment: Cathy, I received your postcard today and you have no idea how happy I was to see some good mail in that box! Today was a 5 to 1 ratio of junk mail to happy mail, so you truly made my day. And it is such a beautiful card!!! I love bees and this card will definitely be a "keeper"! Great colors, composition and nice lettering! And then I read the story on the back: WOW!!! My worst nightmare and you lived to tell about it! Sixty-eight stings! I can't even imagine the pain you went through! I would have had nightmares for a long long time after such an ordeal! And you STILL do bee art projects! Do you shiver at the memory? So glad you shared your story! You're my new bee hero!!!
Response: Kathy, I'm so happy that it brought a smile to your face! That's what all of my swaps are about, seeing other people's creativity/artwork, hearing their stories, and (hopefully) making someone smile or think... I love bee images and I was actually kinda rusty on my lettering since I haven't done much penpal/swap stuff for literally 20+ years. I was tempted to print the message on the computer, but then I thought it would have looked cheesy. Anyway, no, I still love bees because I know that what stung me were hornets, not true bees. Well, that and I guess I'm just stupid when it comes to something like that. I don't blame them, they were defending their nest! I admit, though, I probably should have gone to the ER, but what were they going to do for me that I didn't already know how to do for myself? I would have gone if I'd have gotten a constricted airway or anything. Apparently though, now I am at least mildly allergic because my only bee sting since then was very painful and swelled like crazy. (My ankle was twice its normal size.) Well, remember that a true bee only stings in defense of the hive, and it dies after because it tears out the rear of it's abdomen, leaving the stinger and poison gland in your skin. So, anytime a "bee" stings you and flies off, it is most likely not a bee at all. And, God knows, we need them as pollinators!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful bee postcard. I love the bee saying on the front. Sorry to hear about your garden.
Response: Sarah, My garden will arise like a phoenix next year, I am certain. I love that quote, too, since it really says that if you are simply true to yourself, you can do things that people tell you can't be done.
ArtsyEm rated for Beginner Mail Art Swap on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: WoW! This is so gorgeous! I just love your excellent artistry and creativity with the real tag and everything. The teacup you drew is even more lovely than a real antique one! This is gonna be difficult to let go!!
Response: *blushing* Umm, you're welcome? I was hoping to send something pretty and floral, since your profile says you like flowers. The picture was drawn from looking at a real antique tea cup. I'm just disappointed that my drawing still seems so flat and 2 dimensional. I've never taken an art class, though, so I guess it is good for a newbie. I have to admit, though, I blew it. I had a tea packet out to send with it and forgot until it was all sealed up and ready to go! Glad you liked it, though!
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Comment: I love rootbeer too! Thanks for the chunk. xo
Response: I've never swapped for a chunk o' cardboard before, but it was fun trying to find a way to make it more decorative. I think my other 2 were weak in comparison to yours. The root beer one was my fav. I'm so glad that you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful poetry. I hope to swap with you again, soon.
Response: Thank you so much for your patience waiting for the wayward card to make its way to you. I hope to hear more from you in the future. Happy Swapping!
Flagships rated for Newbie welcome July 2018 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Hi! Thanks a lot for those nice postcards. I also love the goodies you sent with it. Thanks for the pencils - hearts - button (love it 😍) - bookmark. Have a nice day!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I made the button myself, so I'm glad that you liked it. I hope Belgium is having less rain than we are here in the Eastern USA.
Leftie rated for Notebook Paper Recipe Swap 2018 #1 on Aug 5, 2018
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Comment: πŸ₯§πŸ©πŸ¨πŸ‘......What yummy desserts! ....and they are easy to try!πŸ˜ƒ....πŸ‘πŸ¨πŸ©πŸ₯§
Response: I'm dying to try out the gingerbread. I love ginger anything and the recipe sounds so simple!

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Comments

CraftyChristina on Oct 6, 2018:

I came to read your profile so I can pick a pattern tomorrow and stitch you something you will like 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

CajunLady on Sep 14, 2018:

I see you like Stephen King. Have you watched Castle Rock?

katmandu on Aug 16, 2018:

GothicWelcome

Katina

😺😎

USAFwife on Aug 2, 2018:

Hi there! You're a fan of British comedies, have you watched Are You Being Served? It is my all time favorite! I laugh myself silly each time I watch the episodes. :)

BunnyCAW on Jul 29, 2018:

I don't know how to put images in the profiles.

hamolla22 on Jul 28, 2018:

I tried to post an image to your profile but epic fail πŸ™ˆ

hamolla22 on Jul 28, 2018:

hamolla22 on Jul 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome cards and your cat is sooo cute!! I love cats and I love everything you sent me (my 1st white gel pen omggg) 😍❀️☺️ Thanks again xx

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