Daughter of Nienna
Mar 2 2007, 10:41pm
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I live in Hawai‘i… for 20 years as of December 1, 2006. I am a grandmother. My granddaughter, Kapua, is turning fourteen on March 15, 2007. (I am one of those mold-breaking, get a head start, youthful grandmothers.) I grew up in Chicago, left at age 23 in 1976 (best decision I ever made). Lived in the Bay area for eleven years. My home of my heart is in Hawai‘i, I could never leave here.
I have two long-lost sisters that I reconnected with in 2002 after 47 years (2 weeks before my 50th birthday). One lives in Virginia, and the other lives in the Virginia Islands, on St Croix; and found an extended family I never knew existed. I grew up an only child of a single mom, most of those years (age 6 to 13) I lived in a Children's Home.
I belong to the local Tolkien Society smial: Tol Andúnë (“Island of the Setting sun”). I am an Artist and a classic film fan. I love movies all kinds, new, old, from art-house to big Hollywood productions (if well-done). I am a member of HIFF (Hawai‘i International Film Festival). Last Sunday, I went to an Oscar gala put on by HIFF, at the world-renown Halekulani.
I draw, make jewelry, and do sewing crafts (elegant book covers for Tolkien books are my specialty). I’m trained in graphic design; though I don’t do it accept for my own amusement like doing things in PhotoShop. I have art posted on the Fan Art board.
I post mainly in the Reading Room, tough I love the LotR movie, I am first a Tolkien book fan; I feel that is where I learn the most. On OT, I look for the thread, “what movie did you watch”, and Fiesta, when I get up early enough. I peek in occasionally on Movie and Main. I enjoy the new Fan Art board.
I first signed up when FotR was released, but did not stick around. I returned right after the TTT was released on DVD. I really wanted to talk about the film on the movie board, but found it a bit unfriendly to open discussion at the time, so I picked my threads. I stuck close to the Reading Room where open exchange of ideas flows freely. I had to stop cold-turkey in June of 2004, hanging out here took over my life. Finding balance is not one of my strengths. I peeked in over the holidays, being sick with not much to do. I saw the sign-up thread for the Art discussion and took the plunge.
Last Sunday, I went to a huge Oscar gala put on by HIFF, (Academy sanctioned) at the world renown Halekulani, 6-course gourmet food and red carpet. I even got an Oscar poster.
Websites Directory, my drawings, Aloha & Mahalo
Nienna: “those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta
(This post was edited by Daughter of Nienna on Mar 2 2007, 10:47pm)