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looking over my collection of icons, it's obvious that most of them are vividly colorful, and many of them are cartoons of one style or another; the icons i like the most are the manga-style ones, especially the ones that i drew myself. some are derived from artwork i've done, either traditionally or digitally. there are some of celebrities, either just pictures of them or stills from movies that i like. there are quirky kid show icons, and sassy remark icons. i have some that express anger or drama, but i rarely use those, and i just removed a set of firefly-quote icons i'd found a while back, since it seemed like they didn't fit in with the look i'm going for - i still like the quotes, however, so i may create my own icons with those eventually.

what does all of that say about who i'm trying to be?

1. bright colors, cartoons: i like the intense, beyond-reality look of these, and that goes along with my quest to be extraordinary. most of them have fantasy characteristics; those fit in with my imagination and need for creativity. they also just make my eyes happy, and often suit my current moods as well as my aspirations.

2. my artwork: reminds me of what i can do, what i like, and what i want to accomplish.

3. celebrities: more of the same - admiration for people who are striking in various ways, usually in looks, personality, *and* talent.

4. quirky shows, sassy remarks: keeping a sense of humor about life.

my name is a different spelling of "naiad," or "water sprite," and it incorporates many of the ideas above, as well as my love of water - watching it, swimming in it, drinking it!

i really believe that what i focus on is what i get. the more i learn about the plasticity of the human brain and our ability to literally reshape our minds by learning, through practice, the more i want to refine exactly what i'm focusing on and exactly what i'm asking for in my life.

what are you doing with your icons, username, etc.?

edited to add: i don't think everyone has to take their LJ stuff super-seriously! but i am curious about whether your icons and whatnot are supporting parts of your personality that you feel are stable things about you, or things that you're trying to create in yourself.


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Mar. 2nd, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
I don't use my LJ for it, but what you said about focusing on intentions is one of the reasons why I lead programs for Landmark. I'm constantly in a conversation with other people about a sort of focused creation of our lives. When I lead, I share about certain aspects of my life in that regard, and it both reminds me and trues-me-up to how I want to live in those areas. Like, in relationships I'm out to create being gentle and loving and peaceful (including in my relationship with myself).

Having to talk about it in front of other people is a good system for me because I'm not so reliable on my own. If I have to take care of someone else, I am way more motivated to work myself out.

It's interesting how we have different ways of doing the same thing. I like it.
Mar. 5th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
I like my icon because it mirrors my years-long attraction toward Victorian art, it features a woman who looks pretty much like I did in my 20s and 30s, she's reading and nearly naked(both a rather common occurrence in my life), and I think it's pretty. Thanks for asking.
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