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May 9th, 2009
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This refers to my LJ icons - I haven't got nearly as many on DW, not having paid for my space there. Yet.
Meme ex [info]madshutterbug 
The So-Called Rules:
1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

Diana. My first icon. The Diana Villiers I have stolen my username from is a recurring character from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels which are set in the early 19th C. With a shiny new LiveJournal, I needed a new icon or two, and [info]wcg  suggested ths picture. It was my default icon for a long long time.

I used to train in aikido, and the practice still informs the way I move and to a certain extent think. This symbol is from some calligraphy from Ueshiba Morehai which expresses a whole lot of things about the art which sound really
airy-fairy when you try to put them in words. Used for posts about aiki stuff.

A first play with animating a gif. This is a photo of the punga fern over the deck. Used for posts about rugby, gumboots, pavlova, sheep and other kiwiana kitsch topics, of which there are fortunately few.

This looks like it should be a sad icon, but its not entirely. The images in this icon are stolen from NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University via Universe Today. This is a small, grey film. Of snow clouds. On Mars! Grey snow is melancholy, yes, but its also about hope, achievement, exploration, discovery and finding familiar things in very strange places. An icon of mixed emotions.

Self evident icon is self evident. The picture itself is based on an old stamp design that will be instantly familiar to most Kiwis. I use it for two purposes - when I am posting somthing specifically New Zealand focussed, or when I feel the need to make the point ususlly in comments in someone else's journal that I Ain't From Around Here.



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