sylvan_being: (spring)
I absolutely love the theme of this month's update.

Now is the time the earth awakens after its long, cold sleep. Now is the time that the seeds begin to awaken, stretching and straining to break free of the earth and reaching for the sun. It makes sense, then, that now is a fertile time to plant seeds within ourselves, too. Connected to the rhythm of the land, when you plant ideas for awakening, they can grow, nurtured by the blossoming spring all around us.

What is that you wish to grow in the coming year? This update for The Fable Tribe is filled with the Awakening Seeds Glamourkins. Each Glamourkin pendant is a seed that when worn with intention, will help you invoke one of five qualities: Creativity, Abundance, Enchantment, Daring and Self-Love.


When I read the qualities that were being portrayed I knew exactly what I wanted. <3 Daring, for sure, and maybe an Abundance one.

For about 6 months now I've let Persephone take hold of my life. I've been in a transitional phase in my life. Graduating college and having to go out and make something of it has been the scariest experience of my life and has yet to be rewarding. I've tried not to dwell on this whole experience, I've been trying to just live in the moment and see how it all plays out. And I think I've been going about this all the wrong way.

I am not a Persephone girl. I don't think I ever will be. But I thought She was trying to teach me something and went about listening in the worst way possible. I haven't been active in this process. As a result, I've been waring with myself.

I can't give up Persephone, I know the lesson She's trying to teach me is an important one. But I don't think I can do it alone. I need Athena. I need direction and purpose and a goal. I can't sit in the Underworld forever. I've spent my 6 months here, and the entire Winter hating myself. And that's not what this place is for. With Spring I need to rise out of this hole, reknewed. This won't be my last time here but I hope my future visits will be better spent. I had such high hopes for my time spent with Persephone but I can't dwell on what could've been. I need to focus on what is now. And to do that I'm planting my Awakening Seeds in the form of Daring and Abundance with Athena's help.



Awaken Daring
When I saw this Glamourkin in the sneak peek, I just knew that it was the one for me. I've been filled with indecision and self-doubt since I graduated. I don't know where my life is going right now but I need to stop taking the back seat. I just need to choose and become.




Awaken Daring
I was ok if I was only drawn to the previous Glamourkin, at least I knew I had found my little piece of courage. But when the preview went up and I saw this beauty I knew I couldn't pass it up. I've been drawn to the symbol of the phoenix for years now, they're such a powerful symbol of rebirth to me. Opening up a new chapter in my life is like being reborn, I have to reinvent parts of myself that have been worn into my bones and I'm sure that wings of phoenix feathers will help me rise to the occasion and above it.




Awaken Abundance
I wasn't sure if I was going to find an Abundance glamourkin that I liked, but when I came across this one I knew I had found the one for me. We are all boundless, shining beings and I hope that I can permeat every aspect of my life with that trueness. The only thing stopping my life from being abundant is me, and I'm going to stop denying myself.
sylvan_being: (earth child)
"This update's theme is Reclaimed Fairy Tales. The essence of fairy tales, beyond the girl giving up her voice and the sister's foot being chopped to shreds, is actually ripe for reclamation. Within fairy tales, you have women, creatures and men rising up and doing extraordinary things. With the bones of heroism already present, we set about to reclaim the stories to powerful expressions of our own inner worth, passion and possibility. We chose the fairy tales the Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as these are perennial favorites, as these have deeply empowered things to say through the prism of reclamation." ~ The Fable Tribe

Holy 'mole! This update was being snatched up so fast I was afraid I wouldn't get the two glamourkins I desperately wanted since they were at the beginning and end of the update. Thankfully I made it out with them, but sadly not all of the ones I loved. I was on a smaller budget this month so even though it broke my heart not to get some of them, I knew it was for the best, so that my decision would be easier. Regardless, this update was so amazingly done (I expected no less), and they definitely made it difficult to choose. <3




Little Red Riding Hood Reclaimed
I love this glamourkin so much! I can't even articulate it! Back in my Great Myths and Legends class I fell in love with Little Red Riding Hood, especially Paul Delarue's version "The Story of Grandmother". It's actually quite a vulgar version, but it shows that you can save yourself through your own devices: ingenuity, creativity, and courage.  There was no man to rely on, only herself.
That, and she (and various other fairy tales) taught me that in the woods we find ourselves. Something about the premordial forest draws us in and shows us and allows us to be our true selves. Nature doesn't have societal expectations for us. We can run and be free.
I, also, love that she's wearing a red cape in this one. <333



The Little Mermaid Reclaimed
I love The Little Mermaid so much, always have, even wrote a paper on it in my Great Myths and Legends class. The Little Mermaid teaches children to follow their hearts and dreams. And yeah, the literary version is so heartbreaking but it's so beautiful. Yes, she falls in love, but she also wants something more so desperately that she's willing to give up everything: her voice, her fins, her family, her love. All for her true heart's desire: a soul. And when she turns to sea foam, rising from the waves, I believe she gets her soul, that she is reborn. That her struggles and sacrifices aren't for not.

sylvan_being: (communion-The Divine)
When I found out January's update was to be element themed I was so excited! I was a little sad there weren't going to be any spirit glamourkins but excited none-the-less. <33



I've always felt a deep connection with the element air. I was so happy I found an air glamourkin I loved. & OMGOSH! that picture is stunning. <333




For the past few years the element fire has surfaced again and again in my life, so I was really excited to see what the fire element glamourkins were going to be like. I knew I might not find one though, because I'm extremely particular, but when I came across this one I knew it was for me. I love the word choice of "roaring", it's a word that I strongly associate with both lions and fire, so perfect.


*Also, my custom glamourkin came with this package. OMGOSH! So beautiful, so perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more, I will be forever grateful.

**As a side note, I really need to take some pictures of glamourkins that I've received that I didn't purchase. They're some of my favorites.
sylvan_being: (autumn)
OMGOSH! Can I just say, I absolutely loved this Halloween update! There were so many beautiful pieces! <3

Initially I thought I knew what I wanted from this update, but wasn't able to get to the update until a few hours had passed after its ending. BUT! I'm so glad that it happened. Because, I found pieces that I loved even more! Pieces that I hadn't noticed the first time I looked through the sneak peek. <3



This one I did notice the first go through and without a doubt wanted. I'm so happy that I was able to get it. I wanted to work more on expanding my autumn pieces and this one seemed perfect. It's probably my most worn already. <3
 



This one I got specifically for Samhain. & I'm so! happy with it. <33 It's exactly what Samhain means to me. It's a time that I focus on my deceased loved ones. & the wording! omg! So beautiful.




I thought I knew which bowl that I wanted for Samhain, but it, of course, got snatched up right away. But I still wanted a bowl, so I looked through them all again. & I have no idea how I missed this one the first time. It's exquisitely beautiful! & holds so much meaning for me. The "veil" has always been a symbol I've been drawn to with Samhain. I couldn't be happier with this pick. <333
sylvan_being: (heart)
Here's the last two purchases I made, since I got a little behind.

sylvan_being: (star dance)
This time around the one thing that I really wanted from the update got bought up before I even saw it get posted.  So it'll just be another thing added to what I eventually want to get in a costume order.  Though what I did get are things from past updates that I've had my eye on and have just waiting to get.


I'm an air sign, so I loved the name these were given: Sylph.  Plus I love that they're white & sparkly. <3



& I love lavender ... really any shade of purple.  So I added these to my growing collection of their pixie stars. <33



This piece resinates with me so deeply.  I've written in past entries about the symbols of earth and air to me.  I'm an air sign and have greatly associated with symbols of that sign; which is represented by the bird-girl in the background (She's me).  Jason is an earth sign and I've always looked at symbols of that sign to represent him; so the wording of this pendant is a perfect symbol for our love. <3

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