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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: January 26, 2023
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 "Kitti"). My father named me. My mother called me 'Katey' right up to the day she died.

The first name skips a generation. My grandmother was Kitti. I'm Kittin. My granddaughter is Kat!

The name Prairie was my Aunt's first name; my middle name; my daughter's middle name; my granddaughter's middle name and 2 of my great-granddaughter's middle names!

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UPDATE: August 2022:
I'S MARRIED NOW!!!

Update July 2022:
I'M GETTING MARRIED!!! After 20 years of living with him, Steve finally proposed! It went something like this: "I guess maybe we should make it legal." ... and then walked out of the room! I turned to my daughter and said, "Did he just propose to me??" She said, "Yeah, I think so!" LOL!! So, August 2nd, we're getting married! It'll be a simple courthouse ceremony. No time to plan, but that's okay. I got the guy. I don't need the ceremony! LOL!!

APRIL 2022:
I've been retired for some time now, and I use my time gardening and doing things outside. It's April now, and I finally got my salad garden in the ground. I have lettuce, spinach, lemon verbana, lemon thyme, lemon balm, tomatoes, pineapple sage, onions, a bunch of edible flowers, lavender, mint, strawberries ... and soon to be more!
JUNE 2022:
My garden is growing so well that I've been giving veggies away to the neighbors! I have a plant growing indoors that budded out extremely early, so I'm looking forward to harvesting those buds. My orchid plant has 7 new buds on it! I'm excited to see those bloom.

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Nemophilist is an obscure word that hasn't really been used for over 100 years – but it is a word that surely deserves a comeback! It means someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods, or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them – a 'haunter' of woods. Yep, that's me!

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

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, sexy witches, trolls, skeletons, spiders, tombstones, ravens, foggy graveyard pictures, things like that.) Tim Burton style.

I adore the Steampunk genre. Not so much the dressing-up in "costume" part, although I do have the prerequisite hat and goggles. I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that. I have a Steampunk Tarot deck kept in a gear-encrusted box. I love it! I'm creating a steampunk aquarium. My bathroom is done in Cthulu and Octopi.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are grown up now. Most of them are atheist or pagan.

I have three great grandchildren. How did I become old enough to have great grandchildren? All the greats, so far, are girls.

UPDATE! Add 2 great grandboys to that list!! Yay!!

I just love 23andme and ancestry.com! I've lost several grandkids (15 grandchildren given up for adoption.. that I know of!) Through DNA, I've found several grandkids and have discovered some great-grandchildren that I didn't know I had!

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

We have 5 cats. Ruby Rose, Mousy, Prince (of Darkness), and Marduk (King of the Babylonian gods) are all black. Trouble is a tabby Maine Coon. Mousy was "rehomed" to us because her former parents got divorced and her mom moved in with friends who didn't want cats. Prince's owners simply moved away and abandoned him! Trouble actually belongs to the dogs. They adore each other. He was born in the yard of an abandoned house to a feral mother. Marduk was born on Spring Equinox 2021. He and the dogs are best friends. Ruby Rose is our newest little girl. She was in a "free kittens" box out front of WalMart. How to refuse a little black kitten who obviously just wants to be loved?

We have also adopted 4 dogs. Sadie is some sort of scent hound, but she looks like a pit bull. She's probably 8 or 9 years old. The other two are pit bulls, Sookie and Alcide. Sookie is about 60 pounds. Alcide has probably about 15 pounds on her, so we're talking 60 and 75 pound lap dogs! (They take up the whole bed, too, leaving me a little 8 inch space on the edge to sleep in!) Phoenix is the newest little guy. He was born on Dia de Muertos 2020. He's "supposed" to be chihuahua and dachshund, but I think he's a smooth haired terrier.

So, I have 5 cats, 4 dogs, and fish. Lots of fish. I have a 125 gallon tank in the living room and a 35 gallon guppy tank in the dining room. (It's an aquaponics set up. The fish nourish plants, the plants clean the water for the fish, and we get fresh lettuce whenever we want!) Then I created a 300 gallon koi pond in my backyard. Had a friend help me dig the hole, but I did the rest myself. Planted around it, created a waterfall and put in 14 koi and goldfish. The koi that out grew the 120 in the living room graduated to this.

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

UPDATE: As of August 2, 2022, Steve is now my HUSBAND!!! I never thought I would have another one of those in my life, but here I am, all married and stuff! LOL!

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I am 420 Friendly. I am a nonsmoker myself, though. I have been known to raise medicine for a cousin going through chemo. I don't do it myself, but I do believe in it's uses as medicine.

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Favorite Crafts

I do mail art and Zentangle, mostly.

I used to do ATCs, but not so much anymore. Back in the early days (yes, I am that old!), ATCs were all about the Art. Now, there are ribbons and embellishments and beads and baubles. They look like a miniature mixed media card. I just can't do that. Well, I can, but I don't enjoy it as much. I have come to the conclusion that, as far as arts and crafts go, I can do Art. Crafts, not so much. I'm okay with that. I'm a fair to good artist, but my attempt at crafts never turn out as pretty as the ones other people make.

I am a member of International Union of Mail Artists in good standing since 2013.

I enjoy doing Zentangle and zentangle inspired artwork.

I've also carved my share of rubber stamps and made a few logbooks to go with them for my letterboxing hobby.

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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 old-school cutesy little dolls with the wild hair, as well as the Scandinavian kind)

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

Beer coasters from McMeniman's

Fawns (especially antique ones)

Fish (live ones! LOL)

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, standing on a beer coaster in a betta tank would be absolutely perfect. ;-)

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Ruby and Hammerhead

This is Ruby. She's my favorite witch of all time!

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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 and stops me in my tracks! I seem to have a lot of purple things, too.

Looking at my colored pencils, there are some colors that are almost worn away to nothing. Dark green, dark purple, aquamarine 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.

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Dislikes

DISLIKES:

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. Don't ruin my day by sending me pictures of a mangled corpse hanging on a stick. I don't care who he is, or what he means to you. Please, just don't do it!

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 art, especially mail art. I like to make Zentangle cards and decorate envelopes. I like to think my art puts a smile on someone's face in it's journey to your mailbox.

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Recipes and stuff

Steve and I are both diabetic and he has congestive heart failure. I'm always looking for good nutritious meals that are 1) Low in sugar; 2)Low in carbs; 3) Low in sodium (salt); 4)Contains no mammal meat (no beef, pork, lamb, etc. Chicken and turkey are okay); 5)Little to no soy, so no tofu. (I'm allergic). We eat fish, seafood and poultry for the protein.

Yeah.... dinner is a real challenge around here! If you have any recipes that maybe we can eat, please include them in any swaps. They will be more than welcome!!

Also, if you happen to have any recipes incorporating cannabis, I'd love to look at them!

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. I don't do anything spicy (one grain of black pepper feels like it's boring a hole through my tongue!). I like veggies, except kale and brussels sprouts.

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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'.

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About postcards

I don't "collect" postcards. BUT, I do enjoy receiving them. I particularly like handmade, especially hand drawn or hand painted cards. I like postcards to be sent naked and written on. That's part of the charm of postcards. I enjoy 'strange' or 'unusual' postcards more than the "touristy" type. If you want to include a postcard as a "goodie" or "extra" in a swap, expect me to use it to write a note for the next swap I'm in. (Unless it's so bizarre or unusual that I absolutely have to keep it and add it to my collection of bizarre and unusual things!)

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Rants about DeJoy

Skip this part if you want. I just need to blow off some steam about the postmaster general. This guy has messed up the US postal system so bad that I don't know if it's even fixable.

Edit 4/4/22... Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is STILL moving forward with spending billions of dollars buying a fleet of mail delivery trucks from Oshkosh Defense, 90% of them powered by gasoline fueled combustion engines expected to get 8 miles per gallon, despite the USPS Inspector General’s report calling for a transition to electric vehicles for 99% of mail routes.

Does it surprise anyone that the guy is a total liar, too?

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Pagan, witchy stuff

I am pagan. My path is eclectic, which means I don't 'fit' into any particular category. If you want some ideas for pagan gifts, I like:

rocks, crystals, fossils

tools of the trade: wands, chalices, athames, etc

pentagrams

anything from Mother Nature: pinecones, acorns, twigs you felt compelled to pick up, sea shells, pretty rocks, tree bark, etc. Lots of etc.

pictures or depictions of God/dess

Tarot decks

I collect witches with human faces

dragons, elves, fairies, mermaids

I'm not so much into chakras, Reiki, aura cleansing, or things like that.

My favorite incense is Nag Champa. I can't burn it when Steve is home because he has an allergy to smoke. But, I still love the smell. I leave a box open on my altar or desk so I get the scent without the smoke.

I don't burn scented candles for the same reason. I love them, so I keep them next to me, but I can't burn them.

Essential oils are okay because they don't put smoke in the air. I especially love frankincense and myrrh. Patchouli smells like mold to me, so I would prefer not receiving that.

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Ratings

LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round JAN 2023 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: I love your addition to this zine. A lot of the pages are getting pretty elaborate. They are inspiring. Thanks for hosting this swap.
MelissaLB rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories O on Jan 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love your answers!
Response: You're welcome!
IrisDrissen rated for Zen~ Jan2023ZIA~ Bird on Jan 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird you send to me! With a few tangles I did, t know yet!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked it!
ktk8 rated for AMA Pass and Paste Postcard #99 on Jan 23, 2023
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Comment: I love your DOVE.... I sent a HD/HP out on this one too ..... I don't SEE any HD/HP postcard swaps anymore..... I shall work on it with hand drawn stuff and send it on! Many hearts to you.....
Response: Yeah, I don't do collage, so I just hand draw on every one, even if it's not labeled as such. I'm glad you like the dove. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful tile! I love the tangles you used and the sparkling colors you used. I love the birdie card too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome!
shellbede rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard 2023 on Jan 17, 2023
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Comment: Do you take Eni's classes? Her app is great. Great start to your postcard!
Response: I would love to take her classes! Right now, I'm just having fun with the app.
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Comment: I love the flower fairy illustrations, thanks so much for the PC and for the message. It was a nice reassurance that I needed.
Response: Hope it helps!
LizzyJo rated for TUT~Geometric Tile (edited) on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely tangled tag (and the extra one, too). And I love what you did on the envie. Thanks for joining this swap.
Response: Glad you liked it! You're welcome!
laprochaine rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #116 on Dec 31, 2022
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Comment: What an interesting collab pc! Thanks for passing it on. I think the double decker was a perfect addition 😊
Response: Thanks. I was trying to think of something British, and couldn't come up with anything. When I saw that, I knew it was perfect. LOL!
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Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap! I hope that Pam and her mom are doing well! All I can say about this PC is WOW! I have not the first clue on how you built it. I will have to figure it out! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: It's embossed. Draw picture. Paint embossing ink on part you want to emboss. Sprinkle embossing powder over ink. Tap off excess powder. Apply heat. I'm glad you like it.
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous tile! I can't wait to finish it and add it to my collection!
Response: I can't wait to see it on the website!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Tangle & Pass PC on Dec 21, 2022
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Comment: This PC is looking so good! Thanks for passing it along so I can add to it again!
Response: Thanks for adding again.
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard on Dec 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending along the PC for me to add to! It's looking good!
Response: You're welcome
Rrush19 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #123 on Dec 21, 2022
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Comment: Hello Prairie, thanks for passing PC for #123. I'll have fun with it.
Response: You're welcome
pynart2 rated for 420 ~ RECIPE on Dec 21, 2022
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Comment: Can't wait to try the recipe out. Thank you and hope you will have a Very merry Christmas and a great 2023.
Response: It comes on slow. It could be up to 3 hours before the effects kick in.
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #115 on Dec 19, 2022
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Comment: Hello and thanks for the collaboration.... I shall finish it and send it home to Hong Kong.... wOw not sure what to add but will add something..... hearts to you my friend~Love the Chicory Fairy the best of all of Cicely's fairies....thanks for her too.....
Response: You're welcome. Yeah, that collab was a hard one. I'm glad you like the fairy!
MushroomHuntingCrow rated for Bone-jour! on Dec 17, 2022
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Comment: the drawings you did for this are so pretty, I love them :) take care
Response: I'm glad you like them! They were fun to do!
24Donna rated for Coloring In Ornament on Dec 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for this very pretty ornament, reminds me of a kaleidoscope! God bless you!
Response: The mail was so slow, I thought it didn't make it, so I sent another one. Now you have two! Merry Christmas!
heliogal rated for WC ~ A little witchy gift on Dec 15, 2022
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Comment: Prairie! Oh my! what a perfect gift you picked out for me!! I will enjoy reading and learning these cards so much!! I loved your little handmade Solstice card too!! I wish my handwriting was as pretty as yours!! What an awesome, thoughtful and generous gift!! Thank you!!! Happy Solstice and Cool Yule to you!!
Response: You're so welcome. I'm glad you like them!!
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Comment: Oh my gosh what a hoot your envelope with the inside goodies. Sorry I can't celebrate your holiday(Bathtub Party Day Dec 5). I don't have a bathtub but it sure made me laugh. Also made my day. A very fun "holiday" swap.
Response: I was laughing while I made it! Glad you liked it.

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Comments

DaisyNY on Dec 30, 2022:

Thank you for working on my Twinchie PC!

Zen - Twinchie 2022 DaisyNY_LizzyJo_Instatangle_AmookIslandCreations_PrairieKittin

ktk8 on Oct 4, 2022:
Hi and thank you for adding to my pass and paste postcard.....  I love the little girl standing on the stack of books......that would be me.....  funny because I am sending one HOME tomorrow.... received it today.....completed it and ZOOM it will be on it's way to you......  Thanks for joining my swaps I appreciate YOU/.....
watercolorgirl on Sep 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful post card that arrived in my mail box today. It made my day, My husband had an aunt that lived to be 105.

PrairieKittin on Aug 16, 2022:

itsnobody on Aug 14, 2022:

DYSC? Profile decorations

Here is the summer and I'm just Frappe addicted! I'm taking my Frappe right now too! And i can drink 10 more today haha. But I shouldn't.

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I like cold slow brewed coffee too~

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and a big iced Americano :)

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Hope you have a good caffeinated day and be very productive with that. Hugs!

DreamCloud on Aug 13, 2022:

Congratulations on your nuptials!

AZmom875 on Aug 11, 2022:

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 18, 2022:

Wow, well congratulations on the proposal!

DaisyNY on Jul 4, 2022:

Thank you for doing such a lovely job on this Twinchie way back when - it finally made its way home.

Artstamper on Jun 21, 2022:

Prairie, thanks for the beautiful tangling you did on my water colored Tangle and Pass PC It looks great.

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