Closing In

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming confusing
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending
Controlling I can’t seem

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(without a sense of confidence and I’m convinced that there’s just too much pressure to take)
I’ve felt this way before
So insecure

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

Discomfort endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It’s haunting how I can’t seem

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(without a sense of confidence and I’m convinced that there’s just too much pressure to take)
I’ve felt this way before
So insecure

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing confusing what is real

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface consuming
Confusing what is real
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending controlling
Confusing what is real

Crawling‘ ~Linkin Park~

Leave Out All The Rest

Leave Out All The Rest

I dreamed I was missing
You were so scared
But no one would listen
‘Cause no one else cared

After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I’m done here?

So if you’re asking me
I want you to know

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Don’t be afraid
I’ve taken my beating
I’ve shared what I’ve made
I’m strong on the surface
Not all the way through
I’ve never been perfect
But neither have you

So if you’re asking me
I want you to know

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can’t be who you are

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can’t be who you are
I can’t be who you are

Leave Out All The Rest ‘ ~Linkin Park~

The “G1224’ hair is from tram.

The pose is one of the 5 poses from the ‘F2’ set of poses from IntoXx.

Stay

Stay

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said show me something
He said, if you dare come a little closer

Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take, it’s given
Round and around and around and around we go
Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ohhh the reason I hold on
Ohhh cause I need this hole gone
Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
Cause when you never see the lights it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, ohhh

Stay‘ ~Thirty Seconds to Mars~

Thanks to RH from RH’s World of Random FLICKRness for setting up this pose for this collaboration. I didn’t try his patience as much this time as the last time we got together, so I think he has some hope that he won’t spend hours waiting for me to get the shot I want. It’s too bad I couldn’t give him my inventory, he could sort it for me while he waits! 😀 Thanks RH, always a pleasure. 🙂

This is the C.4 couples pose from IntoXx. It took a bit of adjusting but we managed to get it right and are looking so good together. By the way, while at the IntoXx main store click on the two gifts that are out, no group is needed and they’re free for the taking.

I’m wearing the ‘G1113’ hair from tram.

Just a thought here….does anyone think the lighting behind us looks like an MRI image of a brain! 😀

#Pryce Body Language Challenge – Feel Me

#Pryce Body Language Challenge - Feel Me

Don’t just look at me, see through the skin, the flesh, the bones and really feel me, not with your hands but with your mind and soul. I want you to know how strongly I feel and understand that I’m not a simple woman, but neither am I complicated. I’m an open book ready to tell you all you need to know to understand me. Don’t let biases and assumptions get in the way of knowing that what I say is true, I believe you can know me like no one ever has. I want to share myself with you entirely, that moment of eye contact we share while we do the mundane things that life requires connects us on a level that goes beyond our bodies and touches a part of me that can only be the soul. I want to be loved, but not put on a pedestal and adored, I want to be as one……not knowing the line of where one of us ends and the other begins. I am so much more than this body, the real me lies within……and waits to be awakened.

First off, I want to thank Lawrence D. Pryce for inviting me to participate in the #Pryce Body Language Challenge. I’d been seeing this hashtag and have been in awe of the incredible photos that have been a part of it. So for me being invited to take part is truly an honour.

When I chose one of the images Lawrence presented to me, I was taken with the set of her shoulders and tilt of her head. It’s the one that spoke to me the most. I have to admit that I’m a terrible pose maker/manipulator, I’ve tried my hand at both and have had very little success. So, I showed the picture to Olivia Lalonde of Le Poppycock to see if she was willing to try her hand at making this pose. Not only is she one of my featured designers who’s been with me since the early early days of my blogging, but she has become a great friend, and since she’s a fellow Canadian, we just click! Thank you, Olivia, it’s perfect!

This is the Coconut hair from Tetra.

Plus I’m wearing the ‘Soft Briefs’ from Stories&Co. by Flowey.

I’m using the projector for the lighting from LumiPro.

And finally, although it’s black and white, I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Blogging as Art

Blogging as Art

I have to admit that Second Life has brought me numerous surprises, pleasant and some not so pleasant, but I have to admit that the biggest surprise in the almost 6 years I’ve been a resident here happened a few weeks ago when I opened flickr for one of my regular checks to see what’s going on! I don’t get much flickr mail, so it’s the first thing I go to when I see there’s a message, and what do I find there, you ask? I found a very friendly message from Wintergeist, the owner/curator of Club LA Gallery inviting me to consider exhibiting my work at the gallery. I sat back in my chair and thought this has got to be a mistake, never in my wildest dreams did I even consider what I do art, I’m a blogger! I see sooooo many wonderful pictures from the incredible bloggers of Second Life and I know there is art in blogging, but in other peoples shots……not mine! I thought maybe she was looking for a different TinLiz Winterstorm, but no, it was me she wanted to contact! Well, I answered the flickr mail right away, asking if she’s sure, because I just can’t believe this. The opening of the exhibit is nearing, I’ve been working to get it together and I’ve found choosing the photos the most difficult part, I still have time to make substitutions, and I’m sure I’ll question my choices well past the start of the exhibit, so I hope I pick ones that everyone feels worthy of being there. I do have favourites that are an easy choice for me, but some of the others are my most faved on flickr. If I only went on flickr faves all the photos would be of my butt! 😛 In this shot you get an idea of what you’ll find at Club LA Gallery when the exhibit open. The official opening will be on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 12-2 PM SLT, dress is casual so feel free to drop in and say Hi. I hope someone shows up, I’ve never worked a room before! 😀

The first thing you’ll notice about this shot is of course, my butt!! Whenever LEGAL INSANITY has a new release I go through my poses to find good butt shot poses because I know when it’s leggings, the focus is the butt! So with the release of the ‘Lana Leggings’ which are available at the January round of District 20. They leggings come in 15 colours and include a straight leg version and one for under boots, which is so handy. They’re Maitreya mesh body exclusive and there’s a belt Add-On HUD that you can purchase separately, so you can customize it and be a ‘Limited Edition’ like me! District 20 runs until February 19.

The ‘Benny Side Rolled Top’ is from Blueberry.

You can just a bit of the back of the ‘Anime 05’ hair from DURA Hair.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the K. pose from the ‘Alive Again’ set of poses from Carniola Poses.

And as I’ve mentioned, I’m at the Club LA Gallery for this shot, working at setting up my exhibit.