Hi. My name is Weben Banu, and I am a statue whore.
It started out with just one or two working statues for my altar... but I just couldn't decide which of the available statues I wanted. Even when I did decide, I almost always found another one which was really wonderful in its own way... I ended up buying statue after statue after statue; the more ntjrw I encountered, the more statues I felt the need to buy. The more statues I bought, the better I felt.^_^ But I always want more.
It didn't help when I read how the ancient Egyptians used to commission statues and paintings of the ntjrw as offerings, giving Them honor and power and strengthening Their presence by multiplying Their images. I started rationalizing my obsession with the logic that my purchases of ntjrw icons encouraged the icon dealers to produce more... thereby multiplying Their images in the modern world.
Then I met an artist friend who made custom-designed icons of the ntjrw for the Kemetic community
, and she inspired me to start repainting my own icons- that's how the icon service started for her. I even went so far as to start buying polymer clay, but so far I haven't made anything bigger than amulets. I may one day discover a talent for building my own icons, Ntjr help me.
For now I collect icons of any ntjr(t) Who spends any significant amount of time with me, whenever I see them. I like traditional style icons, but I have a few images which are in a more modern style- necklace pendents, RPG figurines, and the like.
I have no intention of stopping.^_^ I'm really glad to find a community devoted to those of us who are nuts over icons- I'm trying to figure out how to get images of some of my collection, so I can post pics and stories about them here.