Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 6:41 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: May 19, 1956
Country: United States
Deviant Art

A little bit about me

Note about the swaps I'm hosting: You may have noticed that I am no longer putting a picture on my swaps. My Windows computer crashed. The hard drive is fried. My Photoshop was on that computer! I'm on a Linux computer now, and it's not compatible with Photoshop, so I have no way of creating the images anymore. (I do have Gimp, but it's been "upgraded" and changed so much that I have no idea how to work it anymore!)


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.


Nemophilist is an obscure word that hasn't really been used for over 100 years ā€“ 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 ā€“ a 'haunter' of woods. Yep, that's me!


I'm going to get on my soapbox here. (This didn't happen to me, it happened to a friend of mine).. Once a swap leaves the sender's hands, it is in the post office's hands. So, if the letter or package arrives looking like it was dropped, stepped on and dragged through the mud, that is the fault of the post office, NOT the sender! As such, it is NOT a reason to rate a "3"! Also, if the package arrives 'postage due', but it has the post office print out on it, that is not the fault of the sender, either. Obviously, the mail clerk weighed it and stamped it. Please be aware of Swap-bot's rules about ratings:

I got my stuff and it met posted swap requirements (5 points);
I got my stuff, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements (3 points);
I never got anything (1 point).


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 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 8 year old Zaiyah and Jaidah, who was born in February. I have one grandkid still in high school, and 1 grandson in University. The rest are all grown up and working. They grow up so fast, don't they?


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. Mousy and Prince are both 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.

We have also adopted 3 dogs. Sadie is some sort of scent hound, but she looks like a pit bull. 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 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 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. They are still in the same cage, but there is a wire partition between them.

So, I have 3 cats, 3 dogs, and 2 birds. And some fish. Lots of fish. I just took down a 50 gallon tank in the dining room. There is an Oscar in the 125 gallon tank in the living room, along with a few koi and goldfish, whom she gets along with, surprisingly enough. There's also a 20 gallon that is a community tank with some danios, and assorted other smaller 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 Zentangle, 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. Well, I can, but I just 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.



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

Beer coasters from McMeniman's

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



Ruby and Hammerhead

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



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 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.




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.


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!!



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 eggplant.


Post Office

If you have not been rated, PLEASE message me.

I love snail mail. Snail mail delivery persons, not so much!

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. It smelled like concentrated beef bullion.


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'.

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!)

My Holidays

I celebrate these holidays, so if you feel like sending something special or a "just because" RAK, these would be the days to do it:

February 2nd (beginning of Spring)
March 20th (Midspring)
May 1st (Beginning of Summer)
June 21st (Midsummer)
August 2nd (Beginning of Fall)
Sept 20th (Mid-autumn)
October 31st (Beginning of Winter)
December 21st (Midwinter)

(Yes, I know these dates do not correspond to the Western calendar's version of the Seasons, but these are the dates we celebrate)

We also celebrate some of the Western holidays:
New Year's Eve
Valentine's Day
Mother's Day
Father's Day


Comment: Thank you a lot for the description and meaning of the tarot card you enclosed! :) Really enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you a lot for the description and meaning of this tarot card you enclosed, too! Really enjoyed it! Can't wait for more of your swaps!
AmookIslandCreations rated for TUT~ Add a heart on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Wow this swap rates 5 stars! I love the envie/note combination , the birdie Washington is great!, and I love the tangle and stamp! You did a great job hiding any purple that appeared, because I do not see any. Both tiles are exquisite! Thanks too for the bonus ATCoin. I love recycled art. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
kelliegirl6 rated for PC Two Truths and a Lie #1 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: I'm hoping the kidnapping choice is the lie, but ya never know! ;)
Comment: Hello Prairie Thank you for the letter. I can get to work, plenty to do. I like it. Greetings Andrea
Comment: Hello Prairie, Thank you for your letter. I'm going to send it to the next one Greetings Andrea
MamaD rated for ZZ ~ ZIA Collaboration PC on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: What a fun postcard! Excited to add to it! Thank you!!
Response: These are fun to do, aren't they? I love it!
tigerlily2110 rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative Postcard on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome!
lynnerfb rated for BS&S ~ February stocking stuffer on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Hi I got my stocking stuffer in this weeks mail. thank you
Response: You're welcome.
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: By Pixie Post on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Prairie, thank you so much for the awesome ephemera. I really appreciate you creating such a nice selection for me! <3
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it.
BluBerry rated for WC: Tarot/Oracle Reading + ATC on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much once again! The ATC was very well thought out and beautifully presented in the package. Thank you for the reading too!
Response: You're welcome!
BluBerry rated for BS&S: 2020 Tarot Reading + Gift on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Oh my God! Thank you for such a lovely package! I loved the way you packed it and you've clearly put so much effort into this!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous piece to work on! Thanks too for the extra tile! I will send this on in the next round. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! Have fun with it!!
Comment: Your work is exquisite! I will add onto this one and pass it on! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks for the compliment.
Comment: Thanks! I will add to this (puzzle, puzzle, puzzle) and send it on in the next round! LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are so talented, I'm sure it'll be wonderful!
elflady rated for TUT ~ Tangle an ATK on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: I received your lovely tangled coin today and i like it even though I have not seen it done before. I particularly like the colours and the other tangles. Thank you. elflady
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Enjoy!
Comment: Wow I love the colours and tangling on this tile. You always do great work that amazes me.elflady
Response: Thank you! That one was really fun to work on. I'm glad you liked it
Comment: Thanks for resending . I appreciate the time and effort it takes to redo . As usual great zentangling. elflady
Response: No problem. I wonder what happened to the first one? You're welcome.
Comment: Ooh I love what you did!
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ "D" ATC on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I love it so much!
Response: You're welcome. Almost time for the next one!

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elflady on Feb 11, 2020:

I received the postcard you sent to me to complete. Did you rate Gemma when you received it?

ktk8 on Jan 25, 2020:

HeLLo and happy new year....THANKS for working on my Fruits of Change postcard... it came home... I love the sunflower seed packet you added.....


Artstamper on Dec 19, 2019:

Received my finished USA Zentangled zine and want to thank you for the lovely page you tangled. Will put it on my Flicker page if you want to see it. Have a Wonderful Holiday season.

tigerlily2110 on Sep 17, 2019:

Thank you again for the extra board on my Gods/Godesses and Deities Pinterest swap.

LizzyJo on Jul 9, 2019:

Thanks for working on my TUT Twinchie Postcard (started on 11-11-18) twice! It made it back home today.

kelliegirl6 on Jun 28, 2019:

I LOVE your profile! It made me giggle. We have a lot in common: basically all of your likes and dislikes, religious views, Iā€™m also a super taster, and I grew up on the back of a Harley. Happy swapping & crafting!

Kathy821 on Jun 14, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Zentangle tag in Snailmail Fun! It's beautiful. I love it.

Coss on Jun 6, 2019:

Thanks for sending home my flamingo Collab Coloring PC. loved the addition of the eyelashes.

Artstamper on May 23, 2019:

You're welcome, hope it was a good one!

CurlyTea on May 20, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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