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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: April 22, 2018
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

If you have not been rated, PLEASE message me. So far, I've not received at least 6 swaps that were mailed from as far back as October of last year. If you haven't been rated, please message me with the name of the swap, your name and address, and the date you mailed it. I need this information so I can go to the post office and make a complaint. Thank you!

(Update: As of April 13th, there is STILL nothing from Germany! I wonder if they are holding my mail in Customs or something?? My last name is Stock, and I do have unusual first and second names. I wonder if they think I'm a business? Kittin Prairie Stock does sound more like a business than a name!)

Persephone
Welcome Home, Persephone!! We missed you!

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.

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. I enjoy Steamy ATCs, postcards, pictures. Things like that.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are teenagers, except for 6 year old Zaiyah. She just started kindergarten. 3 of the grandkids are in high school and 1 is in college at Western Washington University.

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!
UPDATE: We have another kitten and he's a tabby!! I didn't know cats came in other colors besides black! ;-)

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 4 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 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. 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.

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. (Doodles that look like zentangle).

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

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);

http://www.goblin-king.co.uk/uploads/1/2/6/7/12672707/3016570.jpg

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:

Outlander! I've read all the books and am hooked on the TV show. You had me at "Sassenach"!!

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, 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.

Ruby

Ruby and Hammerhead

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

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.

I would appreciate it if you didn't send anything religious, political or gory. Easter, in particular, is a hard holiday for me. It used to be all about dressing up and going on Easter Egg hunts. You know, Easter bunnies, Cute little fluffy chicks, Easter baskets, Dyeing eggs. Now, when I join a postcard or mail art swap, I end up getting a postcard of crucifixion. Don't ruin my holiday by sending me pictures of a mangled corpse hanging on a stick. I don't care who it is, or what he means to you. Please, just don't do it! I snuck into the convent when I was little and was confronted with a life-size crucifix hanging in the nun's chapel. I've had nightmares about that ever since!!

That's about it. I like just about anything else I enjoy all kinds of art, 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.

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). I have no bottom teeth, so I can't eat nuts, crackers, or anything that isn't soft. I 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!!

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.

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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https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7437/27272563110_c2f9868cb8.jpg

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.

I seem to be having a problem receiving international mail, especially from Germany. I'm not sure what's going on. The post office claims the sorting facility is backed up because of last winter's storms.

I started looking things up, and discovered a lot of upsetting things!
This is the mail lady who just stopped and dumped the mail in the dumpster:
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/video-captures-postal-worker-dumping-mail-in-the-trash-745093187956

Then, there was the Brooklyn mail guy who just didn't deliver all the mail. They found it in his car!
http://www.postal-reporter.com/blog/tag/mail-dumped/

And, the Detroit mail dumped in an alley:
http://www.postal-reporter.com/blog/tag/mail-dumped/

These mailmen dropped the mail in a ditch and a dumpster:
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/bad-postman-atlanta-caught-allegedly-dumping-mail-ditch-42953377

At least this one in San Jose had the decency to resign after he was caught!
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Mailman-Who-Dumped-Mail-in-Trash-Resigns-USPSBay-Area-291926441.html

And, we wonder why the mail gets lost!

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'.

Ratings

CindyST rated for C.I. ~ International Collab Postcard on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, it finally arrived, so sorry you had to resend. I can always send the resend back to you.
georgiafae rated for Green and Pink Mail ART on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: What beautiful flowers! We will see spring eventually-still have small snow piles on shady side of house-but there is hope-supposed to get to 70 today. Thanks for sharing your pink and green flowers-postcard and pretty envelope-Happy Spring!
Artstamper rated for NFZ: ~ April Challenge String 198 on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful as always! Never considered making the "circle" into a jewel, love it. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you like it. That one was really fun!
doodlebugdezines rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #48 on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Figured out you drew #1 and added your info on back of card. I look forward to completing and sending off to Julia in NY!!😉
Response: Did I forget to sign the back?? I'm so sorry! I don't know where my head is lately! Thanks for the catch!!
luluvision rated for AAAMA: Sun & Moon Mail Art Swap on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely sun and moon mail art! How fun it was to receive! I enjoyed the zentangles you included too!
Response: You're welcome. They were fun to do!
PaperPassion rated for Coloring In A ATC on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC and the extra.I will put a sturdy back on each,and add them to my beautiful collection.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like them.
elflady rated for Zentangle & Pass PC Round 5 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Wow what a beautiful and colourful zentangle piece created on the card by you my partner. I also love love the note and zentangled work embellished with gemstones. Excellent work. Warm regards elflady
Response: I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome! :-)
Chaosfay rated for Twisted Witches Postcard on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: I love the postcard!!!
Response: Thanks. We forgot all the ritual tools, and the only appropriate things we could find in the 'picnic' basket were a banana and some milk. LOL! It's all about intent... and sometimes compromise. LOL! Hail Eris!
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Comment: I loved your answers, especially your last words! :D Thank you so much for sharing. xoxo
Response: You're welcome! It's always nice getting to know someone.
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Comment: What an awesome swap! I LOVE it! Thank you so much! Always a pleasure swapping with you!
Response: Happy National Beer Day! LOL!!
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Comment: Having one of my cards to send back was fortunate, thank you, and for the extra card.
Response: You're welcome. I like these swaps. Gives me something to do with my hands in the evenings, without the commitment of doing a whole card. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for joining the swap and for your commitment to Earth
Response: You're welcome.
MuddyPuddle rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 5 on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: This card is so incredibly beautiful, I'm afraid I'm going to RUIN it! Thanks for the fun note, too!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like it!
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Comment: I so loved your Pinterest board; especially your witchy things! I still love ice cream trucks too. Thanks for joining the swap. Happy Spring!
Response: I drive an ice cream truck in the summer. :-)
Coss rated for C.I. ~ USA Collab Postcard on Mar 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks- always love sending them home.
Response: I know, right? It's fun to see the finished card. I hope the owner posts pictures of it somewhere. :-)
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ Tangle & Pass Postcard Round 4 on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your tangled envie, note, and tangle and pass post card. I like your style.
Response: Glad you like it! I think Zentangle is like a person's handwriting. Every one does it differently. Thanks for the compliment. :-)
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Comment: This one turned out great. Your offering was great. Thanks for the pretty envelope too.
Response: Glad you liked it!
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Comment: What a great board! Especially enjoyed the interior design ideas with the reclaimed wood and ironwork. The dragon staircase is phenomenal!
Response: I would love to have that staircase in my house, wouldn't you? :-)
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Comment: I always love getting to see your artwork, and had a blast coloring such a unique design. Thank you for a lovely swap!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thanks so much! You work is gorgeous as always! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the compliment. You're welcome.

Rating Overview

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Comments

BeckyG56 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thanks for adding your Spring drawing to my P/P. Love the completed card.

PrairieKittin on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for participating in the Tangle & Pass With a Twist Swap.
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/07/f4/6a/07f46a031607ef371e4e320f791985aa.jpg

wolfeagle on Apr 9, 2018:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration postcard. It was started in March 2017 and just found its way back home. Your "destination" definition is a great addition.

nancylee on Apr 8, 2018:

Electronic Profile Earth Day Celebration

I try to be gentle to the planet and hope to keep making improvements in myself and my habits

Moominbrooke on Apr 2, 2018:

Happy Earth Day!

Moominbrooke on Apr 2, 2018:

PrairieKittin on Apr 2, 2018:

Earth Day

Artstamper on Mar 25, 2018:

Thanks for adding the Pass and Paste tiles to my profile. They turned out pretty cool!

Artstamper on Mar 25, 2018:
PrairieKittin on Mar 25, 2018:

Tangle and Pass
Thank you for participating in Tangle and Pass With a Twist!

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