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.
(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.