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post #121 of 250
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I really like the headbands on the Devorah page... anyone know how they fasten? Is it tied or is it elastic?
It looks like they are elastic, like the ones on CoverYourHair.com
post #122 of 250
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Originally Posted by AlpineMama View Post
...I ...drifted off into pagan etsy. ... I'm not exactly advocating that for everyday use, but it got me thinking. ...One last bit... Face painting... ... We could veer off into all sorts of topics from there.
ahhh, pagan etsy. danger danger danger! that's more along the lines of what i was talking about.... some sort of special head~dressing. i think it's a bit different, esp as no one has commented on my comment, lol. i still havent read the whole thread, but i'd guess those who do cover and feel drawn to it feel very differently than my idea of what i am looking for.... really bad word usage and phraseology here, forgive me! your mention of face painting too is something i've played with a bit, for some healing rituals, but again, a different sort of intent. creating sacred space, for sure, but not for everyday? augh. if i wasnt being crushed by a 2.5 y/o, i might be able to think more clearly........ ow! ok, that one hurt. gesh. lol.

the hair cutting thing rings a bell for me, though.... i can NOT get my hair cut anymore. i always used to feel robbed of my "power" or "self" when i'd get my hair cut. eventually, i decided to stop the trauma, lol. (actually, thanks eilonwy and others who, a while back, reminded me i didnt have to put up with it at all! )
post #123 of 250
With the discussion moving to crowns and face painting, I am curious how many of us have chosen to look different from the crowd for most our lives? Have you purposely chosen to stand apart? Tattoos, adornments, what have you.

Awhile back in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (I think it was) they featured wire and rawhide crowns. I was very drawn to them and had wanted to try my hand at crafting my own. And then DD happened!
post #124 of 250
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With the discussion moving to crowns and face painting, I am curious how many of us have chosen to look different from the crowd for most our lives? Have you purposely chosen to stand apart? Tattoos, adornments, what have you.

Awhile back in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (I think it was) they featured wire and rawhide crowns. I was very drawn to them and had wanted to try my hand at crafting my own. And then DD happened!
I've always tried to physically blend in while my beliefs have always stood apart from the norm. (Actually, my siggy here at MDC for a long while read "I'm a hippy in yuppy clothing." I look like the mom next door - the one who goes to church on Sunday, whose kids go to Sunday School, who probably attends a mom's tea every now and then - I have a "uniform" of jeans and a top of some sort. But, if they saw the books on my bookshelf, they probably would wonder to who they belonged! When I covered as a Christian was probably the only time in my life where I purposely and intentionally outwardly set myself apart from the norm. (And even then, I still wore my standard uniform. )
post #125 of 250
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Originally Posted by gun View Post
With the discussion moving to crowns and face painting, I am curious how many of us have chosen to look different from the crowd for most our lives? Have you purposely chosen to stand apart? Tattoos, adornments, what have you.
One tatt (on my lower back, want more though), used to have my nose pierced & let it grow back but reconsidering it
post #126 of 250
I used to have my nose pierced too. I just have a nasty keloid where it used to be. Sigh. I *loved* it though and kept it in way too long after I should have gotten it out.

I have a tattoo of my totem on my shoulder. A horse. It didn't come out excellent but I've grown attached to it. I want some more once I stop BF. DH is covered with tattoos. His spirit helper (bird) is tattooed across his whole back.

I don't really stand out from the crowd but I definitely have my own style. More so in the summer. In the winter I mostly just dress to keep warm. And I wear a lot of jewelry that is significant just to me. So it's not too garish, but I have some crystal jewelry depending on what I feel the need to wear, some pendants like pentacles and horse jewelry (again for my totem) etc. And each of my earrings (three pair plus the upper ear) have symbolic meaning too.
post #127 of 250
Two tatts, one tongue ring and a stint in Goth lifestyle in high school and college.
post #128 of 250
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One tatt (more planned but I keep getting pregnant ), used to have 9 ear piercings but just the four now.

Lived at Risely in college... errrr... ummmm.... yeah. I, um, stood out. Well, I stood out outside of Risley.

Then I graduated, became an office temp, and looked very normal for a long time.
post #129 of 250
Funny. I wondered!
Me, I have 6 tattoos, my lip, navel, and nose were pierced for years. I was a punk kid and really stood apart way back when. DD is just starting to let me wear jewelry again, and that feels pretty good.
post #130 of 250
I make a specific effort to look "mixed," but I have no tattoos or especially odd taste in clothing these days. Well, that's not true-- I do have odd taste, I just don't generally have the opportunity to reflect that in my dress. It's not that I'm trying to stand out, though. At least I don't think so.
post #131 of 250
NAK
I have 3 tattoos, I used to have my tounge pierced, but took it out year ago. Other than my ears, nothing else is pierced. I want to get more tattoos, and I even had one all drawn up for the artist, but then I got pregnant. I've been wearing a scarf over the past couple days, I love it .It makes me feel great, and way more responsible. Anyhow, hanks for everything! Now I knpow I'm not alone
post #132 of 250
i have 7 tatoos. all of them can be covered. i had some piercing that i took out when i got pregnant with DD. they became uncomfortable. i still have 3 in each ear, and the one in my nose (just a post). but my tongue and belly button and stuff came out. i havent felt the need to put them back in either. DH even took out his earrings. (he had his ears and his septum pierced at one point in time. i only wear one ring. for a necklace i wear a pentacle with a moon stone pendant next to it. sometimes i wear a bracelet DS gave me.


on a side note, i went to goodwill yesterday and found a really nice very modest jean skirt. it goes all the way to my ankles (big deal b/c i have really long legs), even DH liked it. i even found a sweater that fits me. too bad that shopping there takes like 2 hours to go through all the stuff. i always feel so guilty buying clothes for myself though. i had to, i only had 1 pr of jeans and 2 shirts (maternity even) that fit me. and the jeans were too tight and ripping apart. the skirt felt great. i think i will be drifting off into skirts with an elastic wasit instead of pants.

DH apologized for the comment he made. i, however, had asked for his HONEST opinion. he just thinks I need to find a smaller scarf to use.
post #133 of 250
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on a side note, i went to goodwill yesterday and found a really nice very modest jean skirt. it goes all the way to my ankles (big deal b/c i have really long legs), even DH liked it. i even found a sweater that fits me. too bad that shopping there takes like 2 hours to go through all the stuff. i always feel so guilty buying clothes for myself though. i had to, i only had 1 pr of jeans and 2 shirts (maternity even) that fit me. and the jeans were too tight and ripping apart. the skirt felt great. i think i will be drifting off into skirts with an elastic wasit instead of pants.

DH apologized for the comment he made. i, however, had asked for his HONEST opinion. he just thinks I need to find a smaller scarf to use.
The link I posted a while back for the wrap skirt includes instructions for making the wrap part adjustable. And since you are making it yourself, you could make it longer so it's the right length!!!
post #134 of 250
I am pretty different looking well at the moment i am not, just getting back into it post baby. I used to corset train, and wear victorian inspired clothing everyday, floor lenght skirts, huge bizare head peices and veils, gloves, massive boots, chokers, really awesome stuff. I am getting my first tattoo in 4 days! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have waited 8 years for this, its the dark mark, ever since i first reat about it i new i must have it! i only ever had one set of peircings, which i have let grow over, i had them done when i was little, and they never really felt like part of me. I dont wear much jewlry currently, i used to go nuts in highschool, well when i wasnt in school as i had a uniform, i used to have hundreds of bangles up my arm (i mean litraly ) 10+ necklaces and chokers carefully aranged, anklets and massive head peices. Yeah i was a bit nuts. At the moment i am just trying to find the time to get back into sewing, the clothes i like is too expensive for me to purchase and too easy for me to make to justify spending the money. I am going for a bit of a victorian gypsy witch look at the moment, so long layered skirts, simple blouses and shirts things like that. Goes well with my hair covering too.

I so hear you on the lenght of skirt issue lioness mom, actually i am kind of envious that you found something off the rack that goes down to your ankle! I am over 6 foot and its all leg baby! My mum calls them lucky legs, lucky they dont snap off and go up your a**
post #135 of 250
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
The link I posted a while back for the wrap skirt includes instructions for making the wrap part adjustable. And since you are making it yourself, you could make it longer so it's the right length!!!
i bookmarked the site. the instructions look so easy! i have to dust off my sewing machine though. right now it is being used to hold up the (soon to be here) Yule tree. lol. i want to buy some denim, courderoy and other materials to make them. including a shimmery silver one.
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At the moment i am just trying to find the time to get back into sewing, the clothes i like is too expensive for me to purchase and too easy for me to make to justify spending the money. I am going for a bit of a victorian gypsy witch look at the moment, so long layered skirts, simple blouses and shirts things like that. Goes well with my hair covering too.
this is how i have been wanting to dress lately. we went to an xmas party for the union this weekend. i wore the long skirt and a sweater. DH asked me to not wear the scarf b/c he is not that used to it yet. but, i was amazed at how warm my legs actually were.
I so hear you on the lenght of skirt issue lioness mom, actually i am kind of envious that you found something off the rack that goes down to your ankle! I am over 6 foot and its all leg baby! My mum calls them lucky legs, lucky they dont snap off and go up your a**
that is how my legs are. they look all nice and slim, totally does not go with the rest of me. .

i even found that skirt at Goodwill!
post #136 of 250
Hi, I am a Pagan Mamma of 3 who covers. I have done it off and on for years, but I am now covering my hair fully every day. I do not know anyone else IRL who covers at all. I have my ears pierced 5 in the right side 3 in the left. I had my navel and tong pierced but have let them grow over. I have one tattoo on my back a very intricate pice of celtic knot work.I have been feeling a strong urge to get more tattoos lately, but have yet to find a decent artist where I live. I have been admiring full tattoo sleeves lately. Im glad to find other mammas on here who are like minded about these things.:
post #137 of 250
Love this thread!

I started feeling called, if you will, to cover after I became a mother. I swore an oath Yule before last to cover until my hair is long enough to tie in a knot. As I'd shaved my head the preceding June (again on spiritual impulse, when I was contemplating divorce and decided I needed a fresh start).

It's not an uncommon thing for Heathens to grow the hair long, seeing it as a representation of hamingja or personal energy. There is also the evidence for covering in archaeology and historical research, which as a recon gives me a sense of religious justification, rather than just personal spiritual fluffiness, if you will.

The shielding aspect makes total sense to me, maybe because I work at Wal-mart and definitely need a certain amount of psychic shielding to deal with the place.

I also felt called to more modest dress, maybe for some of the same reasons. In style I've looked for clothing appropriate to the climate--I live in the desert, so it gets HOT. Loose, flowy skirts and long sleeves to protect the skin from sunburn are all staples. I will sometimes wear a sunhat instead of a scarf in summer, though I have yet to actually find a sunhat I actually like all that much.

It's nice to know I'm not the only covering Pagan type out there!
post #138 of 250
Hey is anyone interested in starting up a Facebook group for Covered Pagan Mammas? We can share pics and chat.
post #139 of 250
Yes! Link it!!
post #140 of 250
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
I wanna join... but I'm not pagan...
Well join anyway, we will not mind.
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