I'm a witch!

Hello all,

I’m Ana Riel Lineata and I hail from Carson City, Nevada. I am an artist who specializes in native-inspired, peyote-stitch beadwork. I am a descendant of the Washoe Tribe of Northern Nevada. Not a card-carrying member but I have been trying to reconnect with my tribe. They take good care of me.

As far as being a witch, I didn’t see it in myself initially, but the more I learned about it the more I was like, “Oh. Is me.” I even took the Wiccan initiation quiz here out of curiosity. Did so well I immediately tried the Wiccan quiz for after the lessons. Didn’t know I knew so much about Wiccan. Neat.

I now know that there are so many kinds of witches with various magic styles/types and from all types of backgrounds. I’m so excited to explore this aspect of myself.

I’ve been doing some research and I found some adjectives that help explain/describe my…witch type? (I don’t know what this descriptor is called). I am an animist, augury, chaos, music, shamanic, sigil, and solitary (tho I’m not opposed to changing that one) witch. That’s me :smiley:

It is a pleasure to meet you all. I look forward to being a part of something bigger than what I got going on.

Much love and light,
Ana Riel Lineata

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Merry meet @AnaRiel !

I’m Kat and I found the practice over 30 years ago but lost my way for a while. I came home a few years ago and found this amazing group of people!! I practice eclectic green magick and am interested in tarot, runes, ogham, herbalism, and moon magic. I work with Artemis (she’s been with me since the beginning), Selene and Hekate.

Eclectic sounds like a description that might also apply!

eclectic /ĭ-klĕk′tĭk/

adjective

  1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles.

“an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.”

  1. Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources.
  2. Selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or systems.

“an eclectic philosopher”
(source - The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition)

We’re glad to have you here. :purple_heart: Make yourself comfortable, explore, and feel free to ask questions!:herb: :bow_and_arrow: :acorn: :crescent_moon: :hekate_wheel:

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Hello and welcome I’m Tracy from England Loki is my patron deity. I practice Nordic Witchcraft and chaos magic. Have fun around the coven, and on the site, there’s so much to learn. :sparkling_heart::partying_face:

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Hello and welcome @AnaRiel Im Amanda from Oklahoma Im so glad you’ve joined us This coven is wonderfully supportive

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Hi, @AnaRiel! I’m Amethyst from Southern West Virginia. Welcome to the forum! :infinite_roots:

It’s so nice to meet you! I hope at some point in time you share your beadwork, I’d love to see it! Anyhow, if you have any questions or anything, just ask and someone will pop up to help you! I look forward to getting to know you!

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Welcome to the coven. My name is Devenne I’m a chaos witch from Indiana. I work with Satan and many lovely demons.

Blessed be :sparkling_heart:

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Merry Meet and Welcome!

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Welcome to the cove @AnaRiel ! I’m a chaos witch from Minnesota. I’ve been practicing off and on for 35+ years. We have a wide variety of witches in here. Make yourself at home! Look forward to learning with you!

Blessings :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

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Hello :hugs: and welcome home :infinite_roots: @AnaRiel

It’s nice to meet you, Ana Riel! I’m Marsha, an eclectic solitary witch from Colorado. I would love to see pictures of your artwork, if you would like to share. It’s nice to have another artist here. Welcome to the family! :people_hugging:

With love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always,
Marsha

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Hello @AnaRiel :wave: and welcome to the forum!

My name is Megan and I’m one of the moderators here at Spells8 :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: It’s nice to meet you!

It sounds like you’ve got a lot of previous knowledge, and you’re reconnecting with your tribe! That’s wonderful! I hope you’re finding everything alright here at Spells8. Please, feel free to make yourself at home!

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
I’m happy to share my artwork with you.

My latest piece:


And some others:

Beadwork is good for me. Keeps the hands busy. Keeps the mind focused. And I get to express myself creatively.

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Wow those are amazing :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: I love them so much :sparkling_heart::star_struck::sparkling_heart::star_struck:

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They are lovely, I haven’t done peyote stitch in forever!!! Way back when I lived in New Mexico, the SO and I were hiking and I picked up what we deemed to be the Perfect Stick - which was then named Spooky Stick. :laughing: I planned to peyote stitch a portion of it in native designs but it is still waiting in a box, 25+ years later… Your work is inspiring!!

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Oh they’re absolutely gorgeous. You’re so talented :partying_face:

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Oh my goodness, thank you for your kind words! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

After years of not being able to give them up, I am finally in a place where I am okay with parting. I’m currently putting together an online presence to sell my pieces. I even got my first commission :grin:

Also, I completely agree and am very happy with being an “eclectic” witch. I picked parts of various belief systems that resonate with me.

You all inspire me. I am researching and learning all things witchy now. I am also creating my grimoire :open_book::black_heart:

Thank you :two_hearts: :love_you_gesture:

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I’m the same way.i take what I need and throw the rest away

Your pieces are amazing :star_struck: I love that stitch.

Congratulations on your first sale :balloon::smile::balloon::smile:

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So beautiful!!! @AnaRiel Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work! You are very talented, amazing work!
Love :hearts: and :hugs: always

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Hello @AnaRiel,

Welcome! I’m Bry, another one of the moderators here in the forum and an Eclectic Witch. It’s a pleasure to meet you :blush:

Your beadwork is amazing! I love the many different colors and designs you bring to life. Is that a moon phase pattern there on the back right? Gorgeous! :full_moon:

Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I hope you continue to thrive in your crafts and your Crafting :mage: :art: :heart:

Make yourself at home here, Ana Riel! Blessed be :sparkles:

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@ AnaRiel welcome to the family my love!
your works are very beautiful!
I am Airram from Greece
I’m glad you’re with us!

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