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Another shot from my fairytale birthday celebration a while ago, taken in the garden by the forest.
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Another beautiful photo :)
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Ainjali Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
..vakkert!
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MaeraFey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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CamillaFlora Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Photographer
Very good style !!
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Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   General Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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CamillaFlora Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Photographer
My pleasure^^!
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HomicidalClown Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
What an awesome birthday. =) And so pretty.
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aelthwyn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely picture!
ach! it makes me miss archery!
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Navanna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008   General Artist
I miss it too.. have no place to practise now.
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aelthwyn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
aww yeah, same here, sigh......
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Carancerth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
i know this kind of bow :)
they're good ^_^

but, you're not an old archer, for have si position
^^
with time you get the trick ;)
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Navanna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008   General Artist
Yes, I like the bow.. even though I have another I prefer the most. :)

This picture is from 2005, though. And I knew perfectly well how to use the bow, I just didn't manage to finish the draw before the photographer took the picture ;P You see, the string is too slack...
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allnameswereout Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Beautiful picture, but unfortunately not very sharp. Yet its so pure and natural :)

Note: the point of the arrow can (and should) be quite sharp... you could cut your middle finger on it somehow :P
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Navanna Featured By Owner May 26, 2008   General Artist
I know it's a bad quality picture :) But I like the feeling of it.

I'm not sure what you mean by the sharpness of the arrow. It is indeed sharp, medieval arrows.. Even though it don't look so ;P I am no expert at archery, but have practised a while.
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allnameswereout Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
What I meant? Haha look at your right middle finger. Theres a plaster on it :P

No expert here either, did this 2 times at a local archery club. Fun, but dangerous in group, and not much liberty at such a club for security reasons.

An arrow has to be sharp because a sharp arrow hurts less. If you've ever cut yourself with a sharp knife you know what I mean: there isn't much pain, but the blood is indeed flowing out of the wound. If you do the same with an unsharp knife there will be lots of pain instead. Same is true for bullet so I assume same is true for arrow as well.

Lovely picture indeed, powerful expression :) the shakey effect hurts my eyes a bit tho... then again, maybe it adds an element... related to the movement of the arrow... motion...
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Navanna Featured By Owner May 26, 2008   General Artist
It's not a plaster ;P I'm not sure what happened with the pic, hehe.

One needs space to practise. I don't live at home in our huge garden anymore... and it's dangerous to practise, nevertheless.

I totally agree with what you say about sharpness. In the future I hope to hunt down animals to eat (I am not a vegetarian, but I don't want animals to suffer.. so then I will kill and hunt for myself). I don't like guns..
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allnameswereout Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Oh? I wonder what the hell it is lol :)

Have you ever hunted your own food (even other than animals?)? I've seen a marvelous 3 part series about this called Wild Foods. I was so impressed, there were many old ways I never heard of, and the nice thing was that they not only spoke of these hidden edible treats they often actually hunted for them too in the old, traditional ways. Same for the preparation of the food.

Hunting [an animal] would be one of the few ways I'd consider eating an animal. I am vegetarian but all rules are meant to be broken at time when a stronger ratio is able to apply. In my view hunting, preparing and consuming an animal in the most natural way where the animal suffered the least, led a natural life in its natural habitat, and where the hunter put his or her own energy into the hunt... it might be even more harmoneous than buying the mass grown/produced vegetables bought at the grocery store. There are [scientific] studies which prove plants do have emotions, and are far more connected to us than the eye can tell. A great book about this is The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
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Navanna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   General Artist
I have hunted my own food.. but only with snares and traps. Also I use to fish sometimes.
The whole year I am gathering plants, herbs, mushrooms and berries into the wild. I am regularly studying what can be eated in nature. I certainly plan to be self-sustainable, you know :)

I have never seen these series, but I would love to! Are they to be found at the intrnet?

I have lived and worked on an organic farm.. our sheeps did live free on an iseland the whole year, but sometimes we killed some for food. I know that all our animals were happy and lived a worthy life. I don't think it's worse to eat meat than plants.. as long its done wit respect and understanding.
I hope to one day have some animals myself. I do deeply respect them, and the plants and trees as well. I won't harm life. We are all life eating itself to keep evolving and expanding. I don't see animals as more worth than the plant world. I may communicate just as good with the green, and I deeply respect it. It's so much more about it than reaches our eyes! They have senses, and a life, most humans would never understand. I'm in awe!

Oh, I have thought about reading that book, and I certainly will. It's little I find more interesting than the secret life of plants..
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allnameswereout Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
:) very good points you make, your experience is very pure.

Yes, these are found on the Internet, and there are various other movies (fiction & non-fiction) about your lifestyle, or they correlates to it (like say the movie Into The Wild, and I told you about The Village in an other thread too), and, given your age a movie like Revolution from 1968 might be nice to experience 'the hippie time'. I just mention it, I don't know what you're exactly after for inspiration. I've seen some good documentaries about raw & organic food as well, own quite a few related books, and know people who are serious about this although thats a public example.

In the time onward I'll think of more people who are into this philosophy and wish to bring it into practice, and try to bring them together, because they do exist. I know one fellow who lives like this in the UK, but his job is in IT, so he has some trouble. There are just some issues I have with self-sustainability, income, and my area of expertise (related to computers & networking), and my passion (goa trance). Then there is this issue I have, feeling it like a 'dream' or 'fata morgana'. Cause elsewhere is the other world, the big one, and the law applies on your own lil' place. You can't run away from that (ie. The Village). So, right now, I wouldn't be able to combine this in the way you outline. Or, I just don't see how. Still, I am so glad you aim to live in this fashion. Your way of life does make a lot of sense, and I'm humbled I'm able to give you some insights which aid you.

BTW, I have quite a lot of books I got here which I'd lend out or trade. I also trade recipes. Many books are also found on the Internet... let me know if you search for anything specific, or would like a list of what I got.
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SonjaSnowbourn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Veldig fint bilde, og nydelig kostyme :aww:
Og stilig at du kan bruke bue:)
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Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   General Artist
Takk :)
Er ingen ekspert, men kan da skyte litt. Trenger et sted å trene.
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SonjaSnowbourn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ingen utmark i nærheten du kan trene?

Broren min skyter også litt, og siden vi bor i en liten bortgjemt dal er det ikkje noe problem å få trent (men tror han har klart å skyte vekk alle pilene :XD:)
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Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   General Artist
Kunne skyte i hagen der jeg bodde før :) Savner det.. ingen mulighet til å skyte her. Ikke en gang bueskyteklubb.
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SonjaSnowbourn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
dårlig gjort :(.. hå;per du finner noe etterhvert
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Navanna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   General Artist
Ja, det gjør jeg nok.. skal definitivt finne meg et bosted i skogen laangt fra folk ^^
Så om jeg skyter en liten hare til middag, er det ingen som bryr seg. Hå;per jeg.
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SonjaSnowbourn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
liker virkelig tankegangen din :aww: Og en liten hytte i skogen langt fra folk, hadde absolutt vært noe:) (bor jo i skogen nå, men verken hytte eller langt fra naboer)
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Navanna Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   General Artist
Ja, et lite koselig eventyrhus med masse selvdyrkede planter, grønnsaker og trær, og noen koselige dyr <3 Ja, eller en liten landsby som vi lager.
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teopa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice:)
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elven21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful... :hug:
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Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   General Artist
:hug:
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Dagger404 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Ever try dropping a deer with that?
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Navanna Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   General Artist
No.. but I would love hunting with bow, and get my food on my own. That's one of the reasons I am practising archery, because I hope that it will one day be legal. I don't like rifles.

But this is not my strongest bow.. it is a mongolian ritter bow. I have real hunter bows, too.
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Daywish Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
It must have been a great event :)
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