Lets tackle “religion” first shall we. Now before you get all up in arms about magick or start envisioning Harry Potter let’s get a few things straight. I don’t follow the dictates of mainstream religion, I don’t sacrifice little animals, and I am not in any way shape or form Wiccan. I actually don’t believe in God, or even picture God in the sense most people do. I use the imagery of Gods and Goddesses to place myself into a different mindset. It’s called suspension of disbelief, kind of like you do when watching a good movie. It is a very useful tool for self evaluation. I lean more towards the use of Egyptian deities for multiple reasons that I will go into later, if you ask. If you would like to learn more about this subject, feel free to Google Thelema, Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Kemetic religion. Throw in some philosophy and a deep love for understanding culture. Then you might have a starting point.
I also live a open poly lifestyle, poly meaning polyamorous to those who didn't know. I have a wonderfully secure and loving relationship with a beautiful man. We hide nothing from each other and live peacefully together with our five cats. We have a typical relationship outside of the fact that we don’t believe in monogamy. We have rules we have set up on behavior in this matter of dating/playing others (by play I mean casual sex). We openly discuss everything, and we have no jealousy. I personally believe that no one person can ever encompass all of that which I love. I refuse to live the modern rut of serial monogamy, and cheating. We are open and honest at all times; lies are where the hurt starts. I do not possess him nor does he I. We are both complete and stable functioning adults that prefer each other’s company. He is free to have casual sex with or date whomever else he wishes, as may I. This works for us and many others like us. Do some research before looking down upon us.
I run my own business selling handmade jewelry, art, and crafts. Basically people buy jewelry and those sales help to fund the paintings and such I use to keep myself sane. Of course all of my art is for sale, unfortunately most people don’t buy art. I think the problem lies in the inability of most people to understand the worth in a painting or sculpture. People see a canvas with a pretty picture, they fail to recognize the hours of thought and labor that goes into said pretty picture.
When I say heavily tattooed I mean it, I have 20 beautiful pieces and am planning more. I am actually in the process of planning a ¾ sleeve on each arm. The left arm will be images of life, and the right arm will be images of death. My artist is exceptionally talented and I find myself very lucky to have met him. Before you ask, yes it hurt like hell on every last piece, but a few did hurt more than others. I also detest the question “Are you not afraid you will regret those choices in 20-30 years”; HELL NO I will not! Each and every piece on my body is a well thought out piece with layers of meaning to me and my life. I’m an artist; my body is a canvas to show off my ideas through another talented artist’s medium. I love my ink and will never regret my choices. I have made many “bad” choices in my life; I have regretted not a single one. Every choice is a chance to learn and evolve. I can also say proudly that not a single one of those “bad choices” involved alterations to my body.
I am an individual who is passionate about everything I love. Who prefers to look at the world through her own eyes, not the tinted views of others. I make no apologies for my views or opinions, nor will I tolerate stupidity. There is a drastic difference between ignorance and stupidity in my book. Ignorance is lack of knowledge, stupidity is refusal of knowledge.