Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Physical Touch
with a secondary love language being
Words of Affirmation.

Complete set of results

Physical Touch: 10
Words of Affirmation: 7
Acts of Service: 5
Quality Time: 4
Receiving Gifts: 4


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Originally uploaded by ninniane

Fourty-Five/ Fifty-Two 11.05.10 - 11.11.10

Fall is finally mostly over here. There are some trees still clinging to the edges of green, and several are golden or brown, but for the most part, they are all bare branches just waiting for winter. It's been an odd autumn for me. I spent so much of it inside that I don't feel as if it actually happened. In many ways, the markers of the season were lost to me, especially the changing colors outside that mirror the changes waiting to happen in my inner landscape. So I'm jumping from the bright blooms of summer directly into the stark contrasts and sharp cold of winter. I wonder, is this a metaphor for something, or is it just the circumstance of my life?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ritual Pumpkins

Ritual Pumpkins
Originally uploaded by ninniane

Fourty-four/Fifty-two 10.29.10 - 11.04.10

My parents and my grandmother were in town this weekend for my show. It also happened to be Samhain weekend, so we carved pumpkins and held a small Samhain ritual. We burned the mourning wreath from Julia's funeral, I told the story of Persephone, we ate pomegranate seeds, and finally, we spoke our stories of who we had each carved our pumpkin for. Each one was carved to represent someone(s) who had passed away in the last year.

It was really nice to have my family here for ritual. It's not something I've gotten to do recently - it's been years since we were all in the same place for one of the sabbats.

Finished Design

Finished Design
Originally uploaded by ninniane

Fourty-three/Fifty-two 10.22.10 - 10.28.10\

This has been such a hectic month that I haven't had the chance to work on many crafty projects. I did make this ankle bracelet though, which I love. I've had the crystals for years - they were a gift from a college friend, and I never had a piece where they seemed to fit. I'm thinking I might make earrings that match, using just the chain and the crystals. I haven't been wearing a lot of jewelry this year. I go through phases - sometimes I want tons of decoration, and sometimes I just want to be as fuss-free as possible. This has definitely been a school year where I want to be fuss-free.