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PrairieKittin

PrairieKittin
Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: June 23, 2018
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
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A little bit about me

Woo hoo! Completed 1000 swaps on my birthday!!

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 27, 2018, the post office has declared my mail officially "lost".

I love snail mail. Snail mailmen, not so much!
READ THESE!!

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:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7703/27272563250_f294f2a0ce.jpg

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

Artstamper rated for Zentangle your way #2 on Jun 18, 2018
5
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Comment: I liked your button, they are so much fun. I also loved what you did with the girl on the envelope. Many thanks for both of them. I have that stamp set, I'll have to try that.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I got the face stamps from my neighbor for my birthday. So much fun!
Hoosfoos rated for Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia on Jun 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the pics :) They certainly are weird looking, haha!
Response: You're welcome. Those eyes on that one animal cracked me up!
CurlyTea rated for Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia on Jun 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the weirdos on my page. They should feel right at home.
Response: LOL! You're welcome.
Mimi7 rated for Art Collaboration PC #1 on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Prairie Kittin Thanks for joining this swap. Your card is great, I;ll try to add something cool also. Thanks
Response: Glad you liked it! I am anxious to see the finished card.
CurlyTea rated for C.I. ~ Coloring Postcard USA only on Jun 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the windmill. Thanks
Response: You're welcome. It was good to take a few minutes to myself in the midst of the frenzied 'wedding dress shopping'!
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Comment: Hi..... fun fun fun fun.....love what you did think I shall incorporate some "clouds" in here somewhere in BLUE....not purple! Big hugs and love the envelope.... am making an envelope journal..... this will go in it.... BIG HUGS....
Response: An envelope journal! Why have I never thought of that? What a great idea!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Colouring in the butterflies looks good and I will send it to the owner.. Its cold here too but we are in winter now. happy swapping and thanks for hosting.
Response: We're 'supposed' to be in Summer here, but it's cold and raining! :-)
elflady rated for Zentangle & Pass PC Round 7 on Jun 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Lovely tangling. Warm regards elflady
Response: Thank you for the compliment and the heart! :-)
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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous PC! I will pass it on in the next round! I love the way you have incorporated tangles as headdresses on the envie! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. Yeah, I had fun with the envelope! LOL!
Kathy821 rated for ZZ ~ USA Twinchie postcard Round 1 on Jun 4, 2018
5
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Comment: I love the card. Thanks so much. I love what you did with what you wrote on too. Still practicing. Love it!
Response: I'm glad you like it. :-)
LizzyJo rated for TUT ~ Tangle & Pass Postcard Round 1 on May 30, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending the tangle and pass PC. I like the paper you used for the envie. Thanks for hosting.
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked it!
5
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Comment: Thanks for your Zendoodle twinchies. I am especially in awe of your gorgeous envie!
Response: Glad you liked it. The twinchies were a bit of a challenge, but the envelope was fun to do! :-)
jukejan rated for BS&S ~ Familiars on May 28, 2018
5
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Comment: The introduction to your familiars was wonderful. I loved each description and picture. My own house is quiet, but the catbirds and my special hawk from my brother keep me company. Thanks for this swap.
Response: You're welcome. I'm always up for an opportunity to talk about my family. :-)
BizzyBusMom rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 7 on May 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Received your wonderful Blooming Butter & Zinger - wonderful as always. Loved the envie oar too! I'll be keeping till next round
Response: Thank you for the compliment.. and the heart! I'm glad you liked it!
Kathy821 rated for C.I. ~ USA Collab Postcard Round 1 on May 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you. Of course I don't mind. I wouldn't have fussed about the stamp either, but it was sweet of you to do that! I will get it right out! cool notecard too!
Response: Thank you so much! Thanks for the heart.
gojenn rated for C.I. ~ USA Collab Postcard Round 10 on May 25, 2018
5
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Comment: Beautiful paisley!
Response: Fun card to work on!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful tile! I love the gold touches! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: String 002 was an interesting one to do. I think I did 4 of them before I did one that I liked! LOL!
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ K Tangle on May 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow! you really raised the bar with this one.Love it. Fun envelope too.
Response: Thank you. Glad you like it!
5
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Tamawi rated for ZIA Swap #44 Tea & Tangle 3 Postcard on May 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow - wow - wow! Thanks for the stunning tangled card. The drawing on the front of the envelope was so nice that I trimmed it out to keep. :o) I haven't tried either of those teas before, which will be a nice treat.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the card ... and the envelope! Enjoy the tea!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 970 288 309
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1012 1104 0 0
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Comments

Bhindblueeyes on Jun 17, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia

The platypus is my #1 favorite animals so of course I was going to find one for this swap :)

Enjoy!!

fluffyjunk on Jun 17, 2018:

Hey there! For our Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia swap I chose those little guys:
Grimpoteuthis - or just Dumbo Octopus

I "discovered" them during the search for a nautical Pocket Letter swap and fell in love with them...
Isn`t that cute?!? :D

And her is also a chick with a fancy hairstyle...

PrairieKittin on Jun 16, 2018:

strange

PrairieKittin on Jun 16, 2018:

weird animal

ittybittykitty on Jun 9, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

CurlyTea on May 21, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Artstamper on May 17, 2018:

Glad you liked how your PC turned out. It was a nice one to finish.

PrairieKittin on May 17, 2018:

Tangle and Pass
Thank you for adding to my Tangle and Pass postcard!

PrairieKittin on May 13, 2018:

Awww...... thank you for the birthday wishes!!

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!

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