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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

Hi! I'm Prairie Kittin. (Yes, that is my real name. I was named after my aunt Prairie and my grandmother Katherine "Kitty").

Not my circus. Not my monkeys. ... Oh, wait. The flying ones? Yeah, those are mine.

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Did you know that in Finland and Sweden, witches come out on Easter?

If you want to make me happy, send me witches, trolls and creepy stuff. (Old school creepy... I don't do zombies, murderous clowns or chuckie dolls. No excessive blood, either. I like skulls, witches, trolls, skeletons, spiders, tombstones, ravens, foggy graveyard pictures, things like that.) Tim Burton is my idol.

I adore the Steampunk genre. Not so much the dressing-up in "costume" part, although I do have the prerequisite hat and goggles. LOL!! I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that.

I am a letterboxer. My trail name on Atlasquest.com is "Witch Kittin".

I ride my own motorcycle, but there are times I ride behind my boyfriend on his Harley. There's nothing like wrapping your arms around the man you adore and flying into the wind!

We have 3 rescued cats (all black, as it happened). Mousy, Britomartis and Prince. Mousy was "rehomed" to us because her former parents got divorced and her mom moved in with friends who didn't want cats. Britomartis was surviving in a junkyard, but had no water or food. She was almost dead when I found her. Prince's owners simply moved away and abandoned him!

We have also adopted 3 dogs. Sadie is a Golden Pei. She's probably 4 or 5 years old, but she acts like a puppy. The other two are pit bulls, Sookie and Alcide. Sookie is about 60 pounds. Alcide has probably about 10 pounds on her, so we're talking 60 and 70 pound lap dogs! (They take up the whole bed, too, leaving me a little 12 inch space on the edge to sleep in!)

I live with 2 ring-necked doves, who laugh and coo. I had to separate them because when they turned a year old, they started to fight and Luna almost killed Belle.

So, I have 3 black cats, 3 brown dogs, and 2 tan birds. And some fish. :-)

Oh, and I also live with a large hairy biker dude named Steve. He is my rock.

Favorite Crafts

I do mail art and postcards, mostly. I used to do art journals, but got burned by a swapper who didn't pass my journal on, so I don't do those anymore. I also used to do ATCs, but not so much anymore.

I enjoy doing Zentangle and zentangle inspired artwork. (Doodles that look like zentangle).

I've also carved my share of rubber stamps and made a few logbooks to go with them. ;-)
I'm Witch Kittin on atlasquest

Collections

I am a collector. I admit it. Is there a 12-step program for that? I collect:

Witches with human-colored faces (NO green faces! Shudder!);

Trolls (the cutesy little dolls with the wild hair, as well as the Scandinavian kind);

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Keys (old fashioned skeleton keys. I don't know why, but I am totally fascinated by them);

Rocks, stones, fossils (I was a geology major in college);

Cast iron anything;

Fawns (especially antique ones).

So... a cast iron troll dressed as a witch, carrying a skeleton key in one hand and a trilobite in the other, with a fawn curled up at her feet would be absolutely perfect. ;-)

Likes

LIKES:

I don't have a favorite color, but I prefer earth tones and muted colors, although occasionally a deep rose color takes my breath away!

Looking at my colored pencils, there are some colors that are almost worn away to nothing. Dark green, dark purple and dark brown, in particular. So, I guess maybe those might be considered my favorites!

Animals of all kinds. I could no more harm an animal than cut off my own arm.

Tarot-related anything.

Anything nature-oriented, especially rocks.

Old herbals; geology or paleontology texts.

Anything Pagan or witchy.

Rubber stamping stuff.

Dislikes

DISLIKES:

I recently was tested and have discovered that I am a supertaster. Not as "super" as it sounds. It has made me a picky eater because I am oversensitive to tastes. One of the things that doesn't taste as good to me as to other people is tea. I don't drink tea. I've tried it, and I just don't like it. I have boxes and boxes of herbal teas that I've drank 1 cup of, and the rest of the box languishes in my pantry. Please don't send me any more tea. I'm swimming in the stuff and I just don't like it! Thanks! I have a K-Cup coffee maker. I love flavored coffees, and I'll gladly try any of those. Just no more tea, Please!

EDIT: Occasionally I'll enter a "Tea and ...... " swap. Usually because I like the "And....." part. If you are my swap partner in one of these, I'll accept the tea and give it to my neighbor. ... Unless it's a really special kind, then I might drink it myself.

I do not eat mammals, but I'm diabetic and allergic to soy. So, I eat fish, seafood and poultry for the protein.

I do NOT support Susan G. Komen. I am a breast cancer survivor, and I support other charities, just not that one.

No Christian stuff. Please do NOT send me anything christian. I have been physically, mentally and emotionally hurt by members of that religion, and I would prefer not to have any reminders.

I would appreciate it if you didn't send anything religious, political or gory.

That's about it. I like just about anything else I enjoy all kinds of crafts, especially mail art. I like to make postcards and decorate envelopes. I like to think my art puts a smile on someone's face in it's journey to your mailbox.

Getting to Know Me

  1. Why were you given your particular name?
    I was named after my grandmother, Kit, and my Aunt Prairie. My dad named me after his mother and his sister. I don't think my mother had any say in the matter.

  2. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
    I have 1 sister, Rosemary. I used to have 2 sisters, but Glennda died of cancer.

  3. If your spouse described you as an animal, which animal would it be?
    Oh, that one's easy. Everyone calls me Kittin, so I'd have to say I'd be a kitten.. a TIGER kitten. Or maybe a lioness! RAWR!!!

  4. What place would you like to visit?
    Australia!!! I want to touch the sacred rock, Uluru. That is my fondest wish and is Number 1 on my bucket list! I've never been out of the US, but I do my best to see as much of this country as I can!

  5. What are three adjectives which describe you?
    Creative; eccentric; adventurous.

  6. What is your favorite thing to do?
    I like so many things, it's hard to decide on a "favorite"! I like to go letterboxing. I like riding into the wind on my motorcycle. I like playing with my grandkids. I like mother-daughter time. I like cuddling with my man and my dog. I like swapping. I like to do mail art. I like Zentangling. I like to do Photoshop and digital art. I like celebrating the turning of the seasons. I like road trips. There is SO much more! I enjoy just about everything, and I'll try anything once!

  7. What is your favorite food?
    Chocolate, duh! LOL!!

  8. What is your favorite book?
    So very many!! Anything by Andre Norton or Kim Antieau. I like to read. My Kindle is full of every kind of book from mysteries to herbals, and everything in between. My guilty pleasure are the Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene!

  9. What is your favorite candy bar?
    Reese's peanut butter cups.

  10. What is your favorite cookie?
    Uncooked chocolate chip cookie dough!

  11. What's your sign?
    Taurus sun; Gemini rising; Moon in Virgo; Mercury in Gemini. I was born under two Grand Crosses and a retrograde Mercury.

Questions from here:

http://www.perfect-partygames.com/get-to-know-you-questions.html

Favorite Books

I love anything by Kim Antieau! She has a style of writing that I can't put down. Love her books!

Andre Norton. I have an almost-complete collection. I have a little over 200 of her books, but I'm missing a few here and there.

Carolyn Keene... Nancy Drew mysteries!

Anne McCaffrey, especially the Pern series.

Stephen King and Dean Koontz, of course.

Oh, and who was it that wrote Chocolat? Love, love, love that book. I enjoyed the movie, but the book was way better!

Post Office

Recently, I have received a couple of packages that the post office have messed up. They are always so polite about it... LOL!! ... and put the mail inside a plastic bag with a most sincere apology. Here is an example:
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I have no idea what they spilled on it. There was nothing in the package that was liquid.

I'm not all that happy with the post office lately! If this continues, I may end up switching to UPS or FedEx.

A note about

I mark a swap as "sent" when I put it in the outgoing box. If it's later in the day, after the mail has run, it won't be postmarked until the mailman picks it up the next day.
If it's on a weekend day, it may not get postmarked until the following Monday.
Ditto the holidays. If I put it in the outgoing box, and the mailman doesn't come get it until after the holiday, then it won't be postmarked until after the holiday.
Please keep this in mind if you see a postmark that is a day or two after the date I marked it as 'sent'.

A to Z likes

An A-Z list of some of the things I like:

Animals of all kinds
Books
Cats
Dogs
Etching glass
Firefly... Shiny!
Goddess
Harley Davidson
Idols (Tiki or Mayan especially)
Johnny Depp
Keys. Old fashioned skeleton keys
Letterboxing
Mail art
Nancy Drew (my guilty pleasure)
Outlander (You had me at Sassenach!)
Pit bulls
Quirky little things in boxes
Rocks and fossils
Steampunk
Trolls
Uluru
Vampires
WITCHES!
X-Ray pictures of skulls
Yule
Zentangle

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you! I love your personal interpretation of the Empress card. :0)
Lexidh rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #4 on Apr 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely images! Love that you keep a man too! ;P Sorry about the late rating, my inbox has been so full of work mail lately I've hardly been able to keep up with anything else.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked them.
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Comment: I finised the postcard and send it off
Fever rated for Oddity Challenge on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the weird and wonderful envelope! The pictures are sooo creepy, and I love the cthulhu sticker. :)
Response: Cool! I'm glad you liked it!
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZZ ~ String 185 on Apr 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful String 184 zentangle in the gorgeous zentangled envelope. I love all the different ones you used! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I don't usually use strings, but this was fun. I'll have to put up a few more swaps like this one! :-)
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Comment: OH--thank you! I love it all! Love the creepy old photos, the tarot cards and can't wait to do something cool with the slides! ❤️
Response: Judging by the mummy you sent me, I figured we had about the same tastes. :-) Glad you liked it.
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Comment: Such a great board - thanks for sharing! :)
Response: You're welcome. Glad Pask!
changeling316 rated for IU - Creative Writing # 2 on Apr 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the super funny postcard 😂😋 I loved the San Diego Zoo when I went a couple years ago. I think the polar bears were my favorite if I had to choose. Have a great weekend, Nathan
Response: Cousin Bennie will be happy to hear you liked his card! LOL!!
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Comment: Pretty as always. Love the embarrassing story and card as well. Feels good to know I am not the only one who has "only you Connie" moments. :P Thank you!:)
Response: LOL! You're welcome! :-)
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Comment: Thank you for two great PC & Letter. Do hope your day is better today:-)
Response: Ever had one of "those" days? Today is better. Thank you. :-)
pynart2 rated for Zentangle Shape March on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: WOW! What a Beautiful butterfly. And i loved the envie also. Wish i could give you a dozen hearts. Thank you joining the swap.
Response: Glad you liked it! I had fun doing it.
IrishPixie rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #4 on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely email! ! Your pets are soooo cute! I especially love prince hehehe ❤
Response: Yeah, he's a pretty special cat! :-)
TriniH rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #4 on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Love all the photos!
Response: You're welcome!
phillipska81 rated for Earth Day Profile Comment on Apr 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the earth day comment and image link. 😄 A challenge for me everyday to reduce waste...and teaching Chels to do so is an even bigger challenge. "Do as I do" type of thing makes it easier! 😄 Thanks again. Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome!
njstauter rated for Dream Pillow on Apr 2, 2017
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Comment: Oh WOW it is wonderful. I know it will get used here and thank you so much for including herbal information. I am delighted to have you as a swap partner (both ways) and think you DO put a lot of magickal intention in everything you create. Again, Thank you so very much
Response: You're welcome. I don't sew. I made an exception this time for you, but normally, I would have glued that puppy together with fabric glue and dropped it in the mail! LOL!!
tatntole rated for C.I. ~ Coloring book swap Mandalas on Mar 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. I hope you like it. It looked like it would be fun to color.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your swap with me. I recently found it in a tote bag in the closet. I'm no longer in the group but if u would like I can send it back to u after I color my section so that you can keep it in rotation in the group.
Response: Yes, please. That would be great! Thank you.
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Comment: interesting post card, looking forward to colouring and sending on.
Response: Thanks. <3
paperlover rated for C.I. ~ 9 pocket spring letter on Mar 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter. It is very bright and colorful. I like the way you repurposed the envelope, too. Thank you for the zenspirations coloring page.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.
mgallardo68 rated for The Ides of Trump on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: What a great Postcard you've sent!!! The list of words is endless, I though I would never be witnessing the current stage of your country!! Our solidarity is with you all and know we (outsiders) are watching and supporting you all. Keep the resistance! Hugs!
Response: Thank you. Every day I think it can't get any worse... and then I turn on the news and discover that it *is* worse. Join the Resisterhood!

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MLouiseOliver on Apr 19, 2017:

Hello,

I'm leaving you a message for the Earth Day Profile Comment Swap. I'm planning to compost, and am looking forward to doing that. I've been cleaning, and organizing my home, and plan to donate all the things that aren't needed. I have plans to have a garden, and can't wait to get started with that. I hope you're having a wonderful week, and have a wonderful weekend.

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njstauter on Apr 10, 2017:

Glad you like the Tarot makeover. It was a new way of quilting for me. I added the tombstone with the key after seeing that you like ancient keys, though this one was just a charm. Hope it makes you smile

rngstgstll on Apr 8, 2017:

flym

We send all our best mail via flying monkeys. Welcome to ZMACS!

Tessssssa on Apr 2, 2017:

Thanks for adding on my collaboration PC 31.this is the first one I've got back!

starmccoy on Mar 26, 2017:

Hi Prairie

I just received Collab PC #35 and it's SO cool! Thanks for your contribution. via GIPHY

motherpie on Mar 6, 2017:

i get this incredible urge to simplify in the springtime. i think it's just the move from indoor-living (wool, fireplace, rich foods) to outside-living (which means dirt and seeds for us) nothing beats opening up all the windows, letting the sun in, and the breeze blow out stale winter air.

i just finished up this a batch of this peaceful, dreamy blend of carpet powder, which i sprinkle on my rugs and things before i vacuum. ingredients: baking soda // lavender // chamomile // bits of rose & jasmine // apple mint // sage //

you can add & remove herbs as you fancy.

and, while i love to make my own cleaners, i'm a little bit i love with thieves (i buy the concentrate, and it lasts forever)

njstauter on Mar 5, 2017:

When I discovered this site, it was just what I could do. She says we can set a timer for 15 minutes and only clean that long. She breaks the housework into zones and gives suggestions for each day's 15 minute task. I did it for some time and a lot of the ideas she has became a habit. You have to incorporate your own cleaning products and most of the time I use a vinegar with herb base. I clean as natural as I can and very rarely use chemicals. It is flylady.net if you are interested.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

njstauter on Jan 23, 2017:

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