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My new banner and a huge Thank You to Toxin

First I have to say a huge thank you with many kisses and hugs to my
friend Toxin of Toxic Lipstick for designing my beautiful new Banner, Sticker/Button and signature!
I love them, you spent so much time and created exactly what I wanted and they as awesome as you!
If you have not checked out her blog, go do it now she is a sweetheart and her blog rocks!

Now there is a reason for everything on my blog, from the background, the banner to the kissey lips!
You see with me everything has a reason and nothing is just what it seems. I'm strange like that.
If you don't want to hear the long winded story(s) make a run for it now!

The kissy lips with the skull and my background are due to Chris (My sweet husband).
For all the years that we have been together he has (and still does) tell me on a daily basis that my kisses are deadly and could stop a man's heart in an instant. (insert Awwwww here)

Now the long one. Why am I so unusually fond of spiders and spider webs?
You all know that I'm Blackfoot (Native American) right? Well there is a very long Story that has been verbally passed through the tribe for well over a thousand years about the Spider woman. I will not try to tell you the entire story as I am not a tribal Storyteller but I'll give you the basics of the story.

kakatôsi kipitáaakii
(The Spider woman)
When Mother Earth was still young and Sun and Moon had placed
The water, plants and animals on her to keep her company, they soon realised that there was no one to care for the Animals and plants. The plants had over grown and crowded out the light of Sun and the animals had multiplied so fast that Mother earth was being suffocated by their masses.

Sun and Moon did not know what to do so they asked the wise Spider Woman who hung the stars.
The Spider woman thought and soon told Sun and Moon that they should create caretakers for Mother Earth. These caretakers would keep the animals from being too many and would keep the plants and trees from hiding the sun from Mother earth's skin.

Sun and Moon asked The Spider Woman if she would create these caretakers.
Spider Woman agreed and begun to spin her webs creating the organs, bones and muscles, then adding threads from Sun and Moons beautiful hair she added skin and hair.
This is how the people of the earth came to be.

The Spider Woman gave one last gift to the Caretakers, she said goodbye to all of her children, selflessly sent them to keep watch over the caretakers and to remind them of their work caring for Mother earth and how delicate, like a spiders web, that life is and how important our job as caretaker truly is. If we take gentle and mindfull care Mother earth will be strong and give us all that we need. If we are mindless, lazy and do not tend to our duties, our web will be weak and be blown away in a gentle shower.

I have left out much of the story but I hope this somewhat explains my love of spiders and their beautiful webs. I do remember my purpose everytime I see a spiderweb or one of The Spider womans children

That is the end of my rambling.

30 comments:

  1. i love your new banner :)

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  2. I'm so glad you love it all hun.
    I really like hearing your story!

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  3. aww, wh do you have to end your rambling??????? I love your rambling! and the new banner and button are so coooool! 8-)

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  4. I love the story, even if I am terrified of spiders.

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  5. www.frougal.blogspot.comFebruary 16, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Following your story, it would also explain why we're all interconnected? That's a good one.

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  6. Beautiful banner and i love the story so much, it's just beautiful. I adore the idea of the spider-woman hanging the stars, i think i'll have to do a painting based on that idea!
    Oh and by the way incase you hadn't seen i posted a review on my Evil Shades purchases today :)

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  7. I love everything Toxin made for you!!! They fit the mood of your blog perfectly! :-P

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  8. love the story (even though I'm afraid of spiders) it has a beautiful meaning. and Toxin ROCKS at banners and sigs! She's my sugarpie!

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  9. I think she did a wonderful job, its very "you". And thank you for sharing your story!

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  10. Zoe did a great job!

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  11. But spiders love you! :-D

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  12. I would love to see you do a painting on The Spider Woman hanging the stars!

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  13. Big spider lovin' hugs! :-P

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  14. I think you and Chris are the only people who love my rambling! :*

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  15. How could I not love them! You are amazing! smooches!

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  16. Thanks for the explanation of the design of the blog. What a beautiful story about the Spider Woman. I really enjoy folklore stories. I also think it's so sweet what Chris says about your lips. What a wonderful man he is. I love the new banner. Your really getting classy on this blog! Beautiful job. Your stories of your life and your gorgeous nails are what makes me love you and this blog. :-D

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  17. What an absolutely moving story, thank You! And the new banner rocks!

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  18. Everything about this post is beautiful. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  19. WOW! That story is just wonderful! I've always loved to hear stories like yours about the beggining of the world, humans and nature. I only knew aborigini ones, but now I know a BlackFoot one too! =) Thanks!
    kakatôsi kipitáaakii - this reminds me so much of finnish language

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  20. It's always been one of my favorite traditional stories, obviously.

    It's funny that the languages are similar in apearance since my Great Grandmother was Finish and Norwiegian. Perhaps it made it easier for my Great Grandparents to learn each others language.

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  21. Thank you for reading!

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  22. I love the story and the

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  23. Thank you Miss Lucy! Love you bunches!

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  24. Everything about this post is beautiful. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  25. It's always been one of my favorite traditional stories, obviously.

    It's funny that the languages are similar in apearance since my Great Grandmother was Finish and Norwiegian. Perhaps it made it easier for my Great Grandparents to learn each others language.

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