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Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: May 25, 2017
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

Some of you may have noticed I've cut down drastically on the amount of swaps I'm hosting right now. My husband had a heart attack and was in the hospital for a week. While he was in the hospital, the ceiling in my craft room fell in because the bathtub upstairs leaked. A lot of little things happened at the same time. So... until I can get my life back on track, I'm going to be taking a little break from hosting. If any of you want to host any of the swaps I normally do, please feel free to copy and paste the wording. In fact, if you want, message me, and I'll send you a copy of the wording for any of my usual swaps.

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. 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


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);


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. ;-)



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.



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:


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!!


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.

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:


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
Etching glass
Firefly... Shiny!
Harley Davidson
Idols (Tiki or Mayan especially)
Johnny Depp
Keys. Old fashioned skeleton keys
Mail art
Nancy Drew (my guilty pleasure)
Outlander (You had me at Sassenach!)
Pit bulls
Quirky little things in boxes
Rocks and fossils
X-Ray pictures of skulls


LizzyJo rated for Zentangle an envelop on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tangled envie. What a cool idea you had to use tangles starting with the letters in your name. Thank you for the PC extras, too.
njstauter rated for Programming a Crystal on May 21, 2017
Comment: The box was delivered to my front door rather than the Mailbox, so it was a surprise this morning when I fed the birds. Many thanks!
Response: Really weird packaging. ... I didn't do that. The post office did. .. Just saying...
Comment: I absolutely love everything I received from you. You could have not been more right with your "shot in the dark". My profile is growing slowly:)
Response: I'm glad I got it right! :-) Thank you for swapping with me.
turtles27 rated for Spooktacular May Oddities on May 11, 2017
Comment: I love the turtle!!! And thank you for all of the fun oddness including the great postage stamps!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the artwork I did! You're welcome!
bearnbabs rated for Animal Tangles MAY on May 5, 2017
Comment: Wow! What a nice surprise I recd today. You really out did yourself. Love the Tangle of your dog and his actual photo. And thanks for the pattern so I can tangle him too. Love the zentangle zine you sent, very professional. You can tell you really enjoy doing them. I hope you have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart, too. :-)
JenniferB rated for NFZ ~ String 185 on May 4, 2017
Comment: We have to stop meeting like this PK...lol. You may rid the 'being confused', as you did send to me, the WIYM group version of same tangle. Plus you sent me a Collaborative PC to send home to its owner. Hahaha...I love all that you do, your creativeness, your writing, decorative envies and swaps. The one in the corner you weren't sure about reminds me of a variation of Bales (circles as the extra addition). Correct me if I'm wrong... Thank you for all the awesome distinctive mail I receive from you. Hope all is going ok in your world, take care PK 😊❤
Response: LOL! Gotcha. Things have been really upset at home lately. I'm surprised I'm even able to remember to put a stamp on the envelope! LOL!
Maggie249 rated for DIY Paper Doll on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: super dolls (you went all out) and you color very good many thanks heart 4 you
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
JenniferB rated for WIYM ~ Let's ZENTANGLE! on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: What can I say...perfect as always! Love your colour version, it's beautiful. Funny enough, we both used a couple of the same Zentangle lol. Thank you so much PK 😊❤ (I did have to redo my tiles, as tangle 185 is different to that that was shown, all 😊)
Response: Oh my gosh! You're right! I had no idea I had the wrong string number! I'm so sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know!
Comment: Thank you! I love your personal interpretation of the Empress card. :0)
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it.
Lexidh rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #4 on Apr 24, 2017
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.
Comment: I finised the postcard and send it off
Fever rated for Oddity Challenge on Apr 20, 2017
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
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! :-)
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.
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
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!!
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! :-)
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
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
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! :-)

Rating Overview

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jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


From Healthy Journaling

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

Dont want to miss it. lol

Coss on May 16, 2017:

Thanks for angeling New Friendly Mail Art in May. It was totally unexpected and a fun surprise. Thanks for all the goodies. Love the pictures in the brochure.

ToujoursMoi on May 16, 2017:

Hey Prairie Kitten, Thank you so much for Angeling the swap. I appreciate that and it was a lot of joy though. Thank you. 💕

tigerlily2110 on May 10, 2017:

Sending good vibes to you and your husband from the UK.

Mimi7 on May 8, 2017:

sending prayers for Steve and you

doulakk on May 8, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group!

JenniferB on May 4, 2017:

PK...had a ZZ-Collaborative Twinchie PC sent home to me. Thank you for your lovely contribution, with a 'gem'. When I can, I'll be putting it up on Flickr.

Been thinking of you a lot at this hard period of time...sending prayers to you both xx

lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

MLouiseOliver on Apr 19, 2017:


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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