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Date Joined: August 6, 2012
Last Online: September 23, 2023
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 "Kitti"). My father named me. My mother called me 'Katey' right up to the day she died.

The first name skips a generation. My grandmother was Kitti. I'm Kittin. My granddaughter is Kat!

The name Prairie was my Aunt's first name; my middle name; my daughter's middle name; my granddaughter's middle name and 2 of my great-granddaughter's middle names!

This is my Aunt Prairie


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


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 style.

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 a Steampunk Tarot deck kept in a gear-encrusted box. I love it! I'm creating a steampunk aquarium. My bathroom is done in Cthulu and Octopi.

I have several grandchildren, most of whom are grown up now. Most of them are atheist or pagan.

I have five great grandchildren. How did I become old enough to have great grandchildren?

I just love 23andme and ancestry.com! I've lost several grandkids (15 grandchildren given up for adoption.. that I know of!) Through DNA, I've found several grandkids and have discovered some great-grandchildren that I didn't know I had!


I am a letterboxer. My trail name on Atlasquest.com is "Witch Kittin".

I have 5 cats, 4 dogs, and fish. Lots of fish. I have a 125 gallon tank in the living room and a 10 gallon guppy tank in the dining room. Then I created a 250 gallon koi pond in my backyard. Had a friend help me dig the hole, but I did the rest myself. Planted around it, created a waterfall and put in koi and goldfish. The koi that out grew the 120 in the living room graduated to this.

I love plants of all kinds. Someone commented one time that my house looks like a jungle. Well, not yet... but I'm working on it!!

Oh, and I also live with a large hairy biker dude named Steve. He is my rock.

UPDATE: As of August 2, 2022, Steve is now my HUSBAND!!! I never thought I would have another one of those in my life, but here I am, all married and stuff! LOL!


I am 420 Friendly. I am a nonsmoker myself, though. I have been known to raise medicine for a cousin going through chemo. I don't do it myself, but I do believe in it's uses as medicine.


Favorite Crafts

I do mail art and Zentangle, mostly.

I 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 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 old-school 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, crystals, fossils (I was a geology major in college)

Cast iron anything

Beer coasters from McMeniman's (especially Ruby)

Fawns (especially antique ones)

Fish (live ones! LOL)

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 in a betta tank would be absolutely perfect. ;-)


Ruby and Hammerhead

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




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.

I'm not into the usual girly stuff. I don't wear makeup. I make my own skin cream. Instead of a purse, I carry a backpack usually. It's filled with art supplies. LOL!

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!!

Also, if you happen to have any recipes incorporating cannabis, I'd love to look at them! I make edibles for my friend who is going through chemo.


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 brussels sprouts.


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. Oh, and sometimes the mailman doesn't come down my street at all!
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 blank 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!)


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Pagan, witchy stuff

I am pagan. My path is eclectic, which means I don't 'fit' into any particular category. If I have to claim a label, I would say I am a green witch. I love plants, animals, herbs for healing, etc. I am most happy in my home tending my plants, animals and fish.

I read Tarot and runes. I also like oracle cards. I wear pentagrams and Goddess symbols. I do not follow one particular God/dess, but I enjoy images, figurines, etc of Mother Nature, Gaia, Earth Mother, Yemaya, Green Man, Cernunos, etc.
If you want some ideas for pagan gifts, I like:






altar cloths

crystals, rocks, stones, fossils

sea shells


anything from Mother Nature: pinecones, acorns, twigs you felt compelled to pick up, sea shells, pretty rocks, tree bark, etc. Lots of etc.

pictures or depictions of God/dess

Tarot decks

I collect witches with human (not green!) faces

dragons, elves, fairies, mermaids

I'm not so much into chakras, Reiki, aura cleansing, or things like that.

My favorite incense is Nag Champa. I can't burn it when Steve is home because he has an allergy to smoke. But, I still love the smell. I leave a box open on my altar or desk so I get the scent without the smoke.

I don't burn scented candles for the same reason. I love them, so I keep them next to me, but I can't burn them.

Essential oils are okay because they don't put smoke in the air. I especially love frankincense and myrrh. Patchouli smells like mold to me, so I would prefer not receiving that.



Comment: Thanks for this wonderful re-send! All the extras are appreciated as well! You know me so well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
mcorbus rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard 2023 #7 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks I can’t wait for next round
khoffmaster13 rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories W on Sep 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Your answers were very unique and a lot of them I had not heard of.
Comment: I am with excite!!
Comment: This is so exciting! The gifts are just piling up! :D
Comment: These are incredible! I absolutely love them. The candle holder works perfect as an ashtray fun fact. Thank you!
DaisyNY rated for TUT ~ Zine-Go-Round AUGUST 2023 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Congrats on laying down good color on top of a really bright bkgd. 106? I didn't know it got that hot where you are.
Response: We had a heat wave here for a couple of weeks. It's NEVER been that hot here before. Welcome to climate change. Thank you for the compliment. I use Prismacolor pencils. I love the way to blend.
DaisyNY rated for ZEN USA ~ It's a String Thing #007 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: You've gone back to classic b&w. It's more graphic.
Response: Well, it depends on my mood, what supplies I have at the moment, and where I am. LOL! I like black and white, but I also love color. You never know what you'll receive from me!
chelle523 rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories V on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Oh, what a beautiful postcard you made! I love the banishing spell - it will definitely come in handy and I love that you don't really need anything hard to find to do it. Thanks so much! :)
Response: You're welcome!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Good Day Tarot PC #7 on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Prairie, thank you for your very insightful card reading on the lovely orca postcard! I have to work hard at Temperance 💜
Response: You're welcome.
Bramble rated for Zentangle ATC Free Theme Swap #3 on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Love the zentangle atc! So unique, thank you!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. I enjoy doing zentangle.
lob rated for ZZ ~ ZAZU on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Lovely tile! I also enjoyed your tangles on the envelope.
Response: Zazu was kind of a fun tangle to do. I'm glad you liked it.
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass PC 2023 #8 on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending along the PC! I can't wait to add my section and pass it forward on its journey! And thanks for the stickers! So pretty!
Response: I saw those stickers and thought you would like them. Thanks for sending the PC on.
Comment: wow, thanks for this rad homemade goat/bird postcard. It definitely made a nice surprise in my mailbox today. Have a great weekend--
Response: Glad you liked it.
DaisyNY rated for ZEN USA~ Zine String Thing #1 on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: I'm glad you started this one again. I don't know why more people aren't participating.
Response: I don't know. It might be because people don't like using strings. I only use them myself on these swaps. I find having a string challenges me.
LizzyJo rated for ZEN USA ~ Akebia on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: I love your Akebia tile. The colors are so pretty. I also like the notecard and your envie. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. I guess I went a little bit overboard on that tangle! LOL!!!
MelissaLB rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap, Aug on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the thought provoking reading. It gives me much to think about. I believe the cards are delivering an important message from the Universe that I need to hear.
Response: You're welcome. Always glad to do readings.
tea1227 rated for BS&S ~ JULY 2023 stocking stuffer on Jul 28, 2023
Comment: thank you sooooo much for the beautiful rose quartz angel - it really hit me right to the heart chakra --- package also beautiful i cant thank you enough --- xox
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. She's a pretty little thing, isn't she?
DaisyNY rated for ZZ~ Tangle and Pass PC 2023 #7 on Jul 26, 2023
Comment: This one can go in a lot of directions. Thx.
Response: Have fun with it!
khoffmaster13 rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories U on Jul 25, 2023
Comment: Great answers!
Response: Thank you. It was tough coming up with some of those.

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RiverTopanga on Sep 12, 2023:

I am so pleased that the paper got to you this time! Not sure why the post office was confused - haha. I love those papers. Couldn't figure out how to send 12x12 pages without using an old album cover... which, if I had, I wouldn't want to use as a mailing envelope - LOL. Have fun with them. 💜

RiverTopanga on Aug 15, 2023:

You are SuperFantastic! Thank you for the Haunted Heartland book. It was a wonderful surprise! I've been missing the investigations we did when I was in NE. This will help me re-live some of those good ol' days! Thank you book angel 😇

RiverTopanga on Aug 15, 2023:

Hi Prairie Kittin. Thank you so much for sending my mum such a beautiful birthday card. The sentiment was made more amazing by the thoughts you added. You have definitely helped make her 92nd birthday a very special one. Thank you.

9O96O on May 26, 2023:

Thank you so much for finished and sending my pass & paste postcard PK!

Contributors: 9o96o, mcorbus, Tara, PrairieKittin

Tricia22 on Apr 25, 2023:

AATW April- Thank you for the wishes of the stickers books. Much appreciated

9O96O on Apr 23, 2023:

Thank you so much for contributing to my pass & paste postcard, PK. Here's the final postcard:

9O96O on Mar 25, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my Pass & Paste Postcard. I love it! Here's the finished postcard.

Section 1: me 9o96o Section 2: Ktk8 Section 3: PrairieKittinkt Section 4: lkat78

LavenderSprinkles on Feb 27, 2023:

Thanks for hosting!

DaisyNY on Dec 30, 2022:

Thank you for working on my Twinchie PC!

Zen - Twinchie 2022 DaisyNY_LizzyJo_Instatangle_AmookIslandCreations_PrairieKittin

ktk8 on Oct 4, 2022:
Hi and thank you for adding to my pass and paste postcard.....  I love the little girl standing on the stack of books......that would be me.....  funny because I am sending one HOME tomorrow.... received it today.....completed it and ZOOM it will be on it's way to you......  Thanks for joining my swaps I appreciate YOU/.....
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