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Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: March 23, 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.


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 2 dogs. Sadie is a Golden Pei. She's probably 4 or 5 years old, but she acts like a puppy. The other one is Sookie. She is a pit bull. They move together as one unit. It's kind of bizarre to watch!

I live with 2 ring-necked doves, who laugh and coo. I just love them!

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

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 have a few coloring books for sale at Amazon.com. (Search for Katherine Stock).

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


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.

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

Art supplies!
Classic Rock music
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



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

No Christian stuff. I am Pagan. Please do NOT send me anything xtian. 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 gorey.

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!

  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:


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:


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'.


ktk8 rated for Collaboration PC #35 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Nice card....will finish and send it HOME... Will add something for the woman to be looking at....thanks for the added postcard.........great swap!
Response: Interesting card, wasn't it? I am liking these kinds of collaborations.
Coss rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative postcard #1 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Received your postcard. Looking forward to adding to it. Thanks for the extra card. I will put it to good use.
Response: You're welcome!
mjhaertling rated for IS: Zentangle a book page! USA on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: What wonderful art! I can only hope to someday achieve such Zentangle skills. I think I will frame this and display it so I can see what I want to strive for.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: <3
Response: Thank you for the heart!
JenniferB rated for International Zentangle Shape on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness Prairie!!!! You deserve a zillion hearts!! I don't know what to say...you are sooo artistic and I know no other with your talent with Zentangles! This will be framed for me to see all the time!!!! I will have to make it up to you though. For some reason I was thinking ATC, I'm sorry 😐 I will be creating you another ok, because my ATC is on its way to you. Like I said, you deserve so many more hearts, thank you ever so much! 😊❤💜💛💙💚💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked it! An ATC is fine. You don't need to do any more than that. I didn't specify in the swap what size the shape was to be. :-)
Comment: The postcard looks utterly fantastic! Chuckie is an interesting choice--I've always thought it was a really fun slasher, hahaha. Thank you so much for such a good swap!!
Response: Chuckie scares the crap out of me! There is nothing scarier than having a doll come to life and try to kill you!!! Freaky!!!
Comment: Thank you, loved the cards. Hope that your bike is fixed soon.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the Zombie shows. I love me some Walking Dead so bring them on! The package was adorable! The Postmaster just loves my mail. Hugs, Mona
Response: I saw those 'classic' films and just has to send them! I'm glad you like them.
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm incredibly curious but I'm going to try to wait to open it :)
Response: Ha ha ha ha... good luck with that. I usually wait about 3 days, then curiosity get the better of me! LOL!
LunaMoody rated for Zentangled Squares on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Love them...thank you
Response: You're welcome!
tiffanyjoy rated for C.I. ~ Coloring journal on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: I love my new coloring journal. I was a little sad when I had to part with the one I made, but the one you created has made me happy again. I adore it. I love what you did. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I was a bit unsure.
Comment: Thank you for all you shared. I've been doing my spring housecleaning early, and I have found this to be very helpful. The recipe sounds delicious, and I can't wait to try it. I hope you're doing well, and having a wonderful weekend.
Response: You're welcome! I have a hard time getting organized myself. Sometimes I have to stop and make a plan to even know where to start! LOL!
lynnerfb rated for Creating a Spring Altar on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: How did you know that I needed a macaroni box? The amethyst is amazing ! I have a few but nothing this lovely. Thank you so much. Lynne
Response: Doesn't *everybody* need a macaroni box?? ;-) I'm glad you liked the amethyst. I was at the crystal store, and asked God/dess to show me the perfect stone for you, and that is the one that I kept going back to. I'm glad you like it.
pynart2 rated for Zentangle Mail Art on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful envelope, Thanks for the Post cards also, very nice.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it!
veronicallama rated for IU: RAK Mum's BDAY on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Good memories! And I share a name with your daughter - cool :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked the postcard.
whytewillow rated for Silk Flower Crown on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Hi PK, thanks for a vibrant and very colorful flower crown. I particularly enjoyed the note, explaining the experience with your loved ones and friends. Lucky you. I can feel the love, and the birdy is an extra cute touch. Many hearts and hugs. Beltane, look out, here I come.
Response: You're welcome. That was a very fun day!
CajunLady rated for TSP: Spirit / Goddess Dolls on Feb 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Hekate spirit doll! I love her!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like her. I originally had a very different goddess in mind, but this one wanted to be made and insisted I manifest her into being! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely "coffee" cube. I will have fun putting it together. Fun swap.
Response: So glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun making it!
tatntole rated for C.I. ~ Bookmarks! on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Love the bookmarks and postcards. Thank you. Sorry to rate late, I was down with bronchitis and my mail really piled up.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Hope you feel better soon!
Artstamper rated for Tangle a heart for Valentines Day on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Really beautiful heart, thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! It was really fun to do!!

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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:

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 17, 2017:

Hello Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate Mail Deadline: Jan 21, 2017

I mailed your swap today, your tracking number is 9500 1104 4428 7017 0715 35 Friday delivery date

I hope you enjoy


wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


XFoxgloveX on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for my cool WTA! I can't wait to start working with the divination stones!

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

Gixxychic on Oct 29, 2016:

CPG Halloween Profile Bling Eswap - Global

Cheers, Ali

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