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#61 Loboblanco

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

I love drawing and art (painting and 3d also, although i don't draw almost anything lately and painting is just love, some day i will learn to do it)

 

I am also deep interested in bushcraft, and just stay in nature, wildcrafting, mushrooms, and poison plants. I always loved plants and herbs, and made some incenses cunningham style when i was wiccan. I would like to learn to do it in a traditional way, taking in account the spirit of the plant , forgetting cunningham as correspondences etc ...

 

I also love making bread, and trying to make a good , artesanal bread, that is not so easy (fermentation, etc)

And i also love pyrotechnics and fireworks

 


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#62 Vivienne

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:15 AM

I adore gaming (PC, and Playstation 1,2 & 3DS) especially Skyrim, The Sims series and Legend of Mana, sewing, gardening and reading ALL the books. :) I'm into all things tea related,china teacups, silver tea pots and whatnot. I enjoy documentaries, historical dramas and murder mysteries (Downton Abbey, Miss Fisher's Mysteries,etc.) as far as regular tv goes and anime as well. For exercise, I like hiking and horseback riding. For 'culture', opera and museums of all kinds. I don't do anything super artsy but I do like to make cute little watercolor pictures for my son, Beatrix Potter-esque things.


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#63 sleepnheat

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Let's see, if it's outdoors, I'm all for it! Love canoing, hiking, camping, shooting, scuba diving, etc. I love aviation, both full scale & RC. and I love to garden. I also am a licensed HAM radio operator and typically build my own (getting them to work, that is a different story....Haha).
Inside, I am a bit of a book worm. I don't watch much TV, but when I do, it's usually a documentary or Big-Bang Theory :-)

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#64 Moly

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:57 PM

Did an undergrad in lit and used to read a lot and love to write, constantly avidly reading literary and genre fiction and constantly being creative with writing, nothing matched the thrill of resolving my inspirations and ideas in text. When I started postgrad in a different field, all my text seemed to go awry and I don't write anymore, don't read either. I've finished postgrad now and am looking for work, have a 2nd round interview with a big organisation next week. I need to earn well to take care of my mother who has some problems. But really I am a simple person, just love reading and writing, drawing, music, took piano lessons for 10 years, love to see opera or ballet if I can, love swimming laps. When I get settled into a new job I hope some of these things will return, right now I only play video games to relax.
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#65 Steriki

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

I love reading and anything music related. Hard to imagine but I play the organ in church (I love the instrument and music, and I'm good at it). I don't really watch TV but every now and then I get really hooked on a series and I will binge watch. Gardening is also a hobby, although my current flat only allows for potted plants. And lastly I spend a lot of time on cats. I have my own and I foster bottle kittens for a shelter.
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*Not all who wander are lost *

#66 FrozenThunderbolt

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

Put briefly, I collect skills, and the tools and materials to practice them. If you can imagine  a craft I've probably had a go at it and there's a good chance I still have the gear . . .

(still want to try foundry work, copper embossing and glass blowing in the hard materials, and crochet and felting in the soft, and want another shot at tanning).

 

I'm a book addict, (4K at last count) and read and garden all the time.

 

Currently active in blacksmithing, wood turning, sewing, herbal medicine, brewing and distilling.

 

Sports not so much, I shoot, do archery, used to do Parkour and ran a parkour class at my old school, do free weights when I have time.
Do a bit of self taught HEMA from the manuals as there is no group nearby to practice with; sword and shield, and long sword. Will try spear when I've finished making it.

 

I get on well enough with people who aren't bigoted idiots, but find it difficult to connect with most people (TV, celebs, etc MEH -_- ) so don't seek them out as most can't keep up with my thought processes.

 

Love my wife, my cats, my family.


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#67 MuireAnne

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

I am an unapologetic introvert so most of my interests actually don't revolve around social engagement. I LOVE gardening, botanical research, and nature exploration. Activities associated might include casual day hiking, foraging, or multi-day backcountry adventuring.

Learning new knowledge and skills is one of my favorite things to do. I am nearly always delving into some body of independent research or adding to my existing knowledge. I love travel...I haven't been able to do nearly enough of that yet. I'm finishing up a nursing degree, so hopefully when I graduate that will be something I can do more of. I'm planning a celebratory trip to Europe with my best friend who is also graduating with me. Can't wait!

Love cooking and baking, especially bread! Herbalism and natural medicines are a favorite topic of mine to read or talk about.

I really love creating things. Whether it's art or clothing or food or wine or medicine, I really enjoy the process from inspiration to intent+will to manifestation. It's life affirming and empowering and I never ever get tired of it. I think it's just part of who/what I am.

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True magic is neither bad nor good. It is both, because nature is both; loving and cruel all at the same time. The only good or bad is in the heart of the witch. Life keeps a balance on its own. - Lirio

#68 Hunter

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:41 PM

I personally enjoy travel, nature, creative activities, writing, studying science, animals... the list goes on.
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#69 UnMasked1467

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

Anytime I'm out in nature I feel at peace, particularly when I' m near water. I love dancing in thunderstorms lol. Hiking, Swimming, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and skiing are also favorite pastimes. Chemistry and physics fascinate me and play into my work, at least, the chemistry does a bit. I also draw a lot and do film photography-- I really love the process of photographing with film, the fact that you can't scroll through your images and therefore have to make each frame count particularly appeals to me. 


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#70 Holdasown

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:23 PM

Swimming, camping, I have started to do some wood burning. I also love to grow stuff and we are starting our very small garden and herb garden. 


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#71 FrozenThunderbolt

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

Just built myself a book binders press so I can teach my self to make my own grimoires - good fun


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#72 CoastalWitch

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:39 PM

Hiking, camping, swimming, gardening...


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#73 Onyx

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:05 PM

Right now it is gardening and painting small driftwood signs to hang on the patio.  They come in handy for small gifts at Yule.


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#74 FancyShadowCat

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:01 PM

Aurelian I too love medical sciences. I am actually preparing to transfer into a molecular biology program at university. Glad there are some fellow science lovers on here.
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#75 SnowLeFae

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 03:49 AM

I began teaching myself to play piano just before my 5th birthday. My Mother's adoptive parents had a Xmas party every year a week or so before Xmas, and this lady would play the piano, everybody singing. I told my Grandmother that I wanted to play piano too, so she gave me a couple of "Teach Yourself Piano" type books. I still piano/keyboards. But, guitar became my primary love. Got an acoustic for my 14th birthday, and then bought an electric, got into a band, and from there it became a life of music. I also play bass, and learned enough to become a decent audio engineer, and also running FOH (live "front of house" mixer) for several touring bands. I toured playing guitar in a bunch of bands, and played bass in a few. Being female in the music industry has been interesting, but that is another conversation :)

 

The money was not very good at times, so I branched off into a career that made significantly more money. Then I got in a motorcycle accident that left me a paraplegic. I never fully left the music industry, so after I recovered enough, I contacted people I knew in the music industry, and got back into doing freelance testing work, and recording.

 

Aside form those 2 careers, music is definitely a major hobby as well, plus reading (started reading at age 3, has been a HUGE love of mine since), and a very slow try at writing (fiction). I also create maps (levels) for an FPS video game in my spare time (ideas pop into my head, and I sit down and create them in a program). I used to be VERY active before that accident, very rarely at home.There were times I was not even in my home city for 6 months at a time, or more. Although I used to be around lots of people at times, I always tended to isolate from that crowd with one or two people that felt... in sync with me. Now, I can go months at a time without leaving my house. 

 

Snow :)


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#76 Sagefire

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

I think this thread is relevant and should be brought back to life!  Outside witchy practices, I enjoy attending cultural events, Celtic Festivals, Pow Wows, Outdoor art and craft shows, etc.  As an artist I find these things a great source of inspiration and fresh ideas.


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#77 Onyx

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:21 PM

I think this thread is relevant and should be brought back to life!  Outside witchy practices, I enjoy attending cultural events, Celtic Festivals, Pow Wows, Outdoor art and craft shows, etc.  As an artist I find these things a great source of inspiration and fresh ideas.


I would love to see some of your art posted on the forum, there is a section for that.

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#78 Mona

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:53 PM

In the last few years I enjoy horse riding and dancing, Tango in particular. I used to love to knit, sew and embroider, maybe I will come back to this some day after 100. Too young for it yet. Sadly no beach for me this Summer, love to swim in Baltic sea. 


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#79 Sagefire

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

I would love to see some of your art posted on the forum, there is a section for that.

I tried but when I attempt to upload an image it tells me that the image is too large.  I am not tech-savvy so that pretty much halts me in my tracks.


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#80 Onyx

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

I tried but when I attempt to upload an image it tells me that the image is too large.  I am not tech-savvy so that pretty much halts me in my tracks.


On other sites I had this problem too, on this site, I seem to be okay. I'm not very tech savvy either.

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