I Wish I Could……

There are a few things in life that I really wish I could do! I know everyone has skills and talents that are unique to each person, that’s part of what makes a person who they are, and I do have some! I know I’m a pretty good baker, at least no one gets sick from eating what I bake, haven’t yet anyway! I will admit to being able to grow things! And no I don’t mean hair! Every spring I get the greenhouse going with all the seedlings I start for the coming growing season. I had less plants than usual this year, but there have been a few times that the greenhouse is just exploding with all kinds of greenery! I used to be able to drive a truck with 18 gears, effortlessly, and maneuver the behemoth wherever I needed to! I enjoyed my years driving the big trucks, I still miss it but I miss the actual driving more than the lifestyle that goes with it! I probably have a few more, I think we all have things we do well that we don’t think is a skill, we take it for granted and assume that anybody could do these things, but not everyone can conquer certain things. I wish I could play a musical instrument. I don’t care which one, I’ve tried a few in my younger years and could never get past the stage of people yelling, ‘Oh my Gawd, make it stop!’. I wish I could dance! In Second Life I’m a really good dancer, and I enjoy doing it, but in real life my answer to an invitation to dance is usually the line from ‘Willard’ in ‘Footloose’! “I drink better than I dance!”. That’s not to say I haven’t danced, I have but I think I look a lot like C3PO from Star Wars busting a move! I’ve always wanted to be able to draw and paint. My Mum used to paint in acrylics and do pen and ink drawings, and she was so good! Her prairie landscapes were incredible, but it’s been many years since she’s picked up a paint brush. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I’ve tried, but I just don’t have what it takes. I look at very artistic and creative people and they have hands that prove their artistry. The long slender fingers that move with little effort to create their art form. Me? I have stiff hands and fingers that holds a pencil or pen in a death grip and I work hard to sign my name so it doesn’t look like I’m in Grade 2! I’m happy with my abilities and I like to think that I could do anything if I try hard enough, but I do know that doing something and doing it well are two different things!

I’ve always been a big fan of colours from nature like greens, browns, and golds, but I seem to have taken a liking to pinks, lately! Stories&Co. by Flowey has released the ‘Ginny’ Dress and this pink gingham jumped out at me and I couldn’t resist it! This strapless dress is form fitting showing off nice curves and lots of leg! I really like how the bodice is quite high to fully cover ‘my girls’ so I have no worries about slipping out of it while moving around! The ‘Ginny’Dress comes in fifteen colours and is fitted for the Belleza, SLink and Maitreya mesh bodies. It’s available now at the June round of Collabor88!

The June round of HairOlogy is on and the gorgeous ‘Franceska’ hair from Analog Dog is a must have! The gentle curls and generous bangs frame the face beautifully and the high ponytail adds a bit of lightheartedness! It’s 50% off for the duration of the event so it’s a real steal!! This is from the blacks pack.

The ‘Ribbon Choker’ is one of my favourites from !nfinity! This is the gold tone and it’s HUD driven with seven ribbon colours and it’s scripted for resize! I love the infinity symbol!

The ‘Lilla’ glasses in gold are from ‘Air‘! The detailing is incredible and they’re a complete work of art!!

If you look down at my hand you’ll see a little daisy! This is from the ‘Daisy and Fly’ ring set from Meva! It’s a group gift right now and nothing says summer like a daisy! Well, flies do too, but not in the same way! 😀 Like all creations from Mea Carnell of Meva, the ‘devil is in the details’! The rings come in gold and silver, are fitted for the Maitreya bento hands, and can be worn independently!

My eyes are the ‘Steampunk Eyes’,black Omega applier from .Arise..

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins(which will be renamed ‘Avada’ shortly). The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Daisy’ female pose set from Diesel Works.

I’m at Aloha Beach for this shot! It’s a pretty view from the boardwalk, here!

Mother Nature's Deception

I’ve been sitting at my computer, and I’m very fortunate to have my computer room facing east. I can sit and watch the sun rise every morning, and this morning’s was an exceptional one. It started out as a soft orange and then changed into a bright golden, with the sun peaking through the frost covered trees. It was beautiful! I thought to myself that it’s the first sunrise of a new year, the start of a new day, and another chance to make life matter. But…….there’s always a ‘but’ isn’t there….as gorgeous as the sunrise was this morning, Mother Nature has enveloped my little place on this earth in a blanket of cold. It has been colder, much colder, but after a nice temperate holiday season, we’re plunged back into the serious business of winter! Ahhh……I love the Canadian prairies!!

It’s the weekend and that means new releases at SN@TCH! I love new releases, all fresh and new, with that new car smell! Now I’m just being silly! SN@TCH has released the Pixie Lacy Lingerie in two separate colour packs. There’s a dark pack and then this lovely colour from the pastels pack. The set is Omega and classic avatar compatible and can be worn with or without stockings. The pack contains ten colours and it’s really hard to choose which colour…they’re all nice!

You can see a close up of the She Chic Shadow from Veechi! The set has nine colours and is Catwa, Logo(seen here), Lelutka, and Genesis Labs compatible.

The ENJU hair is a fairly new release from Argrace! I was at the main store and there’s two brand new releases out now, too……both sitting all cozy in my inventory!

The Ribbon Collar in gold is from !nfinity. It’s HUD driven with ten ribbon colours and comes in gold, silver, or black.

My gorgeous green eyes are the Steampunk Eyes from .ARISE.. The set contains a layer for the system eyes, a set of mesh eyes, and also Omega and Catwa appliers!

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

I’m using a pose from the Footnote Set of poses from Le Poppycock. There’s two packs of Footnote for women and one set of six poses for the men. Great for showing off those shoes or stocking clad feet, as in my case.

I’ve rezzed a skybox from Eli Baily. It’s a cozy little skybox with very nice textures used. I’m laying on the Aristocrat Bed, RARE from Apple Fall and behind me on the headboard is the Bric a Brac-Desk Phone,RARE from .aisling., the Porceline Faerie-Dancer from Baiastice, a melted candle from a gacha from Dust Bunny, and the leaning book stack from floorplan.