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Tattoo You

Tattoo You

It used to be only a certain type of person got a tattoo! It was the rebels and the bikers then, but it’s become very mainstream now and much more accepted by most people. I know there’s lots of people that frown on them still, but I’m not one of them. I will admit to having a couple of my own in real life. I’ve had them for quite a few years, and thankfully I put them in places where gravity won’t affect them too much. Gravity is a harsh mistress, you know! 😀 I have one on my ankle and one on my shoulder, both fairly small and covered most of the year. I sometimes forget I have them, really. One of my real life neighbours is quite covered in tattoos. I’ve not seen him without a shirt, but he has full sleeves and there’s tattoo peaking out of the neckline of his T shirt so he appears to be covered. So with him looking very much like what you’d think of as a biker or a rebel it was surprising the first time I talked to him. He never swears, he’s super polite, and always calls me dear, in a nice way. He doesn’t have a motorcycle, but he rebuilds old cars and is exceptionally good at it! But you know what I mean, he’s tattooed, he has big bushy hair down past the tops of his shoulders, his beard is a little longer than that and he has tattoos, so you’d think he’s the stereotypical rebel. But no, he’s just a nice guy living his life and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I hope one day someone needs it, I’d like to see how much of him is tattooed!

When I started my Second Life I fell in love pretty much right from the first with virtual tattoos. The quality of them has improved immensely since I was young in this virtual world and with the mesh bodies the detailing can be incredible! I’m so excited to see PIMP MY SHI!T back with new releases for the August round of the Bodyfy event. I’m wearing the Octo Tattoo in medium ink tone, although it comes in colour also and has three ink tones. It’s Omega and TMP compatible and can be worn on all layers. So happy to see PMS back in action!! Bodyfy runs until August 30.

The pose I’m using here is one of the five in the ‘Suri’ set of poses from Imitaion. I’ve always loved SL poses and Imitation is one of my favourite pose stores. The sets are all bento enabled and they’re so expressive and alive. I really think Bento hands have changed the way bloggers and photographers can create photos that really show emotion and bring their scenes to life. You can also find Imitation on Market Place.

The Chapter Four has always been one of my favourite SL events, and I’m so lucky to be able to feature all the incredible work by the designers who participate. I’m featuring some of the gacha items from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Arm Chair, Side Table, and the Poster are all part of the set which has eight common and two RARE to play for. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The rest of the items that make my home cozy are the ‘Filmore Factory Clock’ from 7 Emporium, the ‘Star Globe,RARE’ lamp from the ‘Vintage Lighting’ gacha set from ::Static:: and available at The Gacha Garden. The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set has two versions, one scripted for use as a radio and one for decor only. The house plants on the left are from {what next}. The ‘Reading Pile’ of books is from a gacha set from Apple Fall and the books beside the chair are from [zerkalo].

And as for me? I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ set from [Azuchi]. It includes the panties and top, it comes in ten colours and is available at the current round of ~uber~. I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa along with the ‘Lara’ mesh body(including bento hands) from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of ‘Smoky Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s to the look. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide and the WAKANA hair is from Argrace.

Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t it!

Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't it!

That’s one of the things I love about photography, every picture tells a story! I’ve always been interested in photography, and have had many cameras over the years. I started with one of those old ones that needed a flash cube and took a 110 film. I have no idea what the 110 stood for, I only knew that there was a 126 film, too! I then went to a 35 mm that was bare bones. I had to focus and get the lighting set right manually, it wasn’t easy, believe me! Then an auto focus 35 mm camera, and then a digital point and shoot camera. I did, eventually splurge on a Nikon D50 when they first came out, but I found a point and shoot was a lot more versatile. Since I’ve been in SL, I have to admit that I take very few pictures in real life. I use my smart phone if I need to share a picture of something with someone, but to take a picture, just for the sake of taking a picture, I just haven’t done it in a long time! I will admit, too, that there are very few pictures of me, anywhere! I always manage to evade the photographer, at least most of the time! I do have pictures of me throughout life, marking the milestones. The first day of school, the birthdays year after year, my first car, me and my horse, me and my cow, me and my….oh you get the idea! But, as time has passed, I’ve rarely had anything new or unique in my life to warrant a picture to commemorate the occasion! My birthdays still come and go, but I don’t really want to be reminded how many of them I’ve had. So, as time goes on, I take pictures of Liz constantly, pretty much every day, but she’s always ready for the camera! I spend countless hours choosing hair, make up, clothing, accessories, and shoes, all in preparation for being in front of the camera! In the words of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”

I do want to make the statement that I am featuring the lovely decor in this photograph! Don’t look at me, or my butt, which I’m trying to cover, but failing miserably at! I was told I wouldn’t be in the shot, but here I am, caught in this awkward position! How embarrassing!

I’m completely surrounded by home decor items from Raindale, and they’re all beautiful! I love decorating in Second Life, and there’s a bazillion items out there to make your SL home just like real life! But, one of my go-to designers is Keira Raindale of Raindale! The wide variety of items, all unique and low prim, makes it a no-brainer when choosing what to place in your home and garden. The newest release is the Marwood Shed and the Woodhurst Dining Set. Both are at Spoonful of Sugar, an event which raises money for MSF/Doctors Without Borders, runs until April 1st, and there’s lots to see and do there! The shed is in the silent auction, and won’t be sold after the event, so it’s a one of a kind! The winning bidder will get two versions of the shed, one with lights and one without, and so pretty to host a social gathering out in the garden! The dining set is exclusive to the event, and with the generosity of Keira, 100% of the sales from both items goes towards MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Also at Spoonful of Sugar, with 50% of sales going to the charity, is the Basket of Apples. It’s can be used as decor or a pose prop with five poses, and the basket also dispenses a single apple to eat, on touch. I’m also using the carpet(HUD driven w/5 colours) and lantern(with particles) from the Sugarvale Gacha set, which is at the main store. The antique frame, stack of books, and candle holder are all from the Mauner Set, which is also available at the main store!

And now, as for me, I’m wearing the Layla Dress from AGATA mode! It’s available at the current round of Kustom 9, and I had the bright idea of going on the first day of the event! Yea, it was busy, and laggy, but I saw a few things that I just HAD to have, this dress was one of them! It comes in three solid colours and three prints, and the panties can be worn or not, your choice! I’m very glad I wore the panties today!! 😀

The Anime 05 hair is from Dura Hair.

The Peace & Love necklace is from Bamse.

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

And the pose! Green Adder of IMMERSIV likes to see me in awkward positions, like getting caught in front of a camera while showing my undies!! Thank you, Green!♥

My Home is Heaven

All the slurls for the hunt can be found <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.

I have to admit that I’m a home body…..completely! There’s only one place that truly makes me comfortable and that’s home! My home is my safe place…not that the world out there is anything to hide from……I’m just happiest at home! I’m the same way in Second Life, I make a home for myself where I can relax, feel secure, and do all that important Second Life stuff…….like organizing inventory, changing my clothes, or something a little more enjoyable like sitting on the deck and looking out at the water!

Here’s a little part of my beach cottage at Winters Wind! I just adore it here….the lots are large, it’s very secluded, and I have a terrific sunset view of the water! It’s truly peaceful! When I’m tired of looking out my real life window and seeing the snow, I just come to my little piece of heaven at the Winters Wind sim, and forget about real life!

Now, lets talk about my decor! I’ll start with a couple items from The Upcyclers Hunt! The hunt runs until the end of the month and the theme for the creators is to create an item that is made by repurposing anything they have on hand! The Recycled Tin Can Plane Clock Shelf, from Dixie Dandelion, is really unique! It holds a few books, the clock keeps SL time, and it’s such an inventive way to use a tin can! I wonder if anyone has tried this in real life? Also, for The Upcyclers Hunt is a gift from Raindale! The hunt gift is the Upcyclers Porch Swing, made from a couple of old doors(not seen here), but there’s also a pretty tray of coffee and doughnuts too! I’m a typical Canadian and love coffee and doughnuts! You can see it close up if you zoom in while on flickr!

I was out doing the hunt yesterday and I found the Frog Pond at Pastiche, but I put that outside, but I just love the crate and bag of oats that it came in!! The tray of coffee and doughnuts is sitting on it. All the slurls for the hunt can be found here.

Also included in this picture is the Fire Flies Shelter and the Velit Chair from Bokeh.. They’re going through a renovation right now in world but you can shop on Market Place for the fun Bokeh. creations! The old floor lamp in bronze and the tin vase and twig are from gacha machines at tarte.. The rug in native design is from Zigana.

Never Is A Promise

Never Is A Promise

But as the scenery grows
I see in different lights
The shades and shadows
Undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch
I see from greater heights
I realise what I am now
Too smart to mention
To you

You’ll say you understand
You’ll never understand
I’ll say I’ll never wake up
Knowing how or why
I don’t know what
To believe in
You won’t know who I am
You’ll say I need appeasing
When I start to cry
But never is a promise
And I’ll never need a lie

Never is a Promise ~Fiona Apple~

I’m going to start this morning with the Apple Basket pose prop from Raindale! You know how I can’t resist a great pose prop, and this one is SO great! You can make this set work for you no matter where you are in Second Life! The pack contains a pose stand to rezz and with each pose, the correct prop is added to you and the stand goes invisible! Or, you can use the five poses with the props to add, if you’re in a no rezz area! There’s also a basket for decor that will dispense an apple on touch, and there’s also a nice little scene that would make a great rustic accent in the house! I’d like to welcome Raindale to my little group of featured designers! They have a nice collection of original and well made items that include fashion, pose props, and home and garden decor! When you stop in at the main store, on the Fairy Tale sim, take a look around, there’s the Maple Leaf Cafe, where you can sit and enjoy some quiet time….. and there’s all kinds areas to sit and contemplate life!

The Ashley Shirt from Furtacor is exclusive to the October round of Designer Showcase! It’s HUD driven with lots of colour and print options for the top and vest separately! It’s Maitreya and SLink compatible.

The jeans are the 007 jeans from Larry’s Jeans. They’re Omega, Maitreya, SLink, TMP, and classic avatar compatible and the pack includes four textures.

My eye shadow and beauty mark are from Veechi! I love that Veechi is compatible with the main mesh head makers and plus still has a tattoo layer for the classic avatars out there!

The Miss CoCo hair is from Vanity Hair, from the all browns pack.

As always, I am the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

I’m up on the hill by the windmill for this shot at Garlic Breath at Melee Island! It’s a wonderful sim for photos and plus, you can rezz!! Just remember to pick up after yourself!!

It’s My Party….

It’s My Party….

….and I’ll wear great party props if I want to!

I know it’s in the third week of the month, but there’s still time to grab the MIX Event item from Bokeh! This month it’s the Party Prop Table with wearable party props for anyone on touch and three textures for table and picture frame. You can drag and drop your own texture into the frame for your own message! There are all kinds of neat props including lips, glasses, masks and a moustache! The December round of the MIX Event ends December 31!

Here’s a closer look at the table!

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Take a look at these socks!! They’re a limited edition group gift from !APHORISM!, with four texture options, and they just shout cozy night at home!

The December hair is an exclusive from KoKoLoReS at Hair O Logy! This is from HUD 1.

.::WoW Skins::. has Myst available at the current round of Designer Circle. This is in Milk tone.

I went way back in my files and found the Morgan Flannel top from SN@TCH! It’s so comfy and cozy!