Shine

Shine

Give me a word – give me a sign
Show me where to look – tell me what will I find? (What will I find?)
Lay me on the ground and fly me in the sky
Show me where to look – tell me what will I find? (What will I find?)

Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down

Love is in the water – love is in the air
Show me where to look – tell me will love be there? (Will love be there?)
Teach me how to speak – teach me how to share
Teach me where to go – tell me will love be there? (Will love be there?)

Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down

Give me a word – give me a sign
Show me where to look – tell me what will I find? (What will I find?)
Lay me on the ground and fly me in the sky
Show me where to look – tell me what will I find? (What will I find?)

Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down
Oh – Heaven, let your light shine down

I’m gonna let it shine – I’m gonna let it shine
Heaven, let your light shine on me
Oh, yeah
Heaven, let your light shine on me

Shine‘ ~Collective Soul~

I think it’s about time I share a more hopeful and positive song, because nothing is so terrible that one can be devoid of all hope. Really, it’s still cold outside and it’s snowing a little bit, but who cares! I’m officially behind in my spring work because of this weather, but you know what, I don’t care! My heart remains heavy from the weekend events with so many lives lost, but the world continues to turn and the sun will set tonight and rise again tomorrow, because life does go on. When I say that there’s hope and that life is precious, I’m saying it from a state of mind that knows this, deep down inside. It’s a healthy mental state that can accept things that happen in life and keep going, and although I have many ups and downs sometimes all in one day, I’m firmly and completely confident in the thought that life is always worth living, no matter what! I’ve lost loved ones in the past and thought I’d never survive, but I did….I will lose loved ones in the future and I will survive that too, the only thing to do is to accept it and never waste a second of it. At one time in my life I couldn’t bare to take another breath and I didn’t want to face another second, so I know what it’s like to be at the bottom with no hope. But there is hope, one just needs to reach out in any way possible to get help. I got the help I needed….it didn’t make me weak or less of a person, it just meant I couldn’t do it alone. So today I breathe deeply, knowing all I’ve got is right now, and that’s OK!

It’s the 2nd anniversary round of the Bodyfy event, and Wild Roots is celebrating with 2 new releases, plus this gift! The ‘Smoke’ tattoo is a gorgeous unisex sleeve tattoo with a highly detailed and intricate design that replicates smooth smoke rising. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega compatible. There’s also tattoo layers for the classic avatars. It includes 3 ink tones too, this is the medium. The skin sacrifice will continue until April 24.

The ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ is from [Vale Koer].

The ‘Arwen’ hair is from MINA Hair.

I’m wearing the ‘Raine gen.2’ skin in tone 210 from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I know there’s no detail in texturing in a black and white photo, but I want to add that the gen 2 skins from Avada are incredible, with ‘Raine gen 2’ being available now at The Makeover Room.

This pose is one of the 8 poses in the ‘Behind’ set from .Ininiti..

I’m in front of the ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie. The house plant is from Dust Bunny.

The Moth

The Moth

Isled in the midnight air,
Musked with the dark’s faint bloom,
Out into glooming and secret haunts
The flame cries, ‘Come!’

Lovely in dye and fan,
A-tremble in shimmering grace,
A moth from her winter swoon
Uplifts her face:

Stares from her glamorous eyes;
Wafts her on plumes like mist;
In ecstasy swirls and sways
To her strange tryst.

~Walter de la Mare [1873-1956] ~

It’s odd, but the first thing I thought when I pondered this post was, what kind of story do I have about a moth? Well, it just so happens, I don’t have much! But, what did come to mind is a library book I borrowed, from my public school library, no less! So, it goes back a few years. 🙂 That school isn’t standing anymore, but in my minds eye I see it just like I was there yesterday. I was perusing a bunch of small paperback books on a carousel one day, and one jumped out at me! The picture on the cover was a silhouette of a man/moth combination trying to rip off the top of a car. I have asked myself this question many times since, and you may be asking it too, why……why would a book like this be in a public school library? I wasn’t even considered a young adult yet!! From what I remember of the story, a man somehow ends up half moth…so he has arms, legs, and moth wings and every night he flies around preying on young people in cars! I can’t remember exactly what the young couple was up to in the car that he found, but the mothman finds them, and attempts to get them. They lock up everything and hope someone comes along, but the mothman keeps at it, even trying to pry the top of the car off. So here’s where it gets foggy, I have no idea how it ends! Sorry, I got you hooked on the thrilling story line and can’t tell you the ending! I was a pretty jumpy kid, so I can’t see it not scaring me, but I don’t know how badly it did. The one thing I DO know…..is that I never returned that book! They must have missed it, and they would have known who took it out last, but I know I never took it back! I kinda wish I still had it, but it met it’s demise many years ago in a house fire. I’ll probably never know the ending, and really it doesn’t matter, but what I do know, is that a mothman is something to be feared!

I have never worn a tattoo on my head before, but what I realized is that in real life that would be the ideal place for one! You shave your head, get the tattoo, and as long as you like it, you keep your head shaved. But, the day you decide it’s not ‘you’ anymore, you just grow your hair! Voila, tattoo gone. But, I digress, this is the ‘Moth Tattoo’ from Wild Roots, formerly known as Pimp My Sh!t, and it’s available now at the BODYFY EVENT. It comes with black and colour versions, can be worn with/without the tintable hairbase(I opted to add it), and comes with two ink tones. It’s compatible with the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, as well as anything that is Omega compatible! The BODYFY EVENT runs until December 24.

The ‘Tiffany Back Necklace’ is from Maxi Gosssamer Jewelry.

I know you can only see my back, but the skin on it is the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and pretty back skin it is! It’s also adorning the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Cyberpunk’ set of poses from .M I L A..

Heyyyy………My Face is Up Here

Heyyyy.........My Face is Up Here

While checking out my stats and profile on flickr I found out which of my pictures is most popular. It’s solely rated on the number of faves it has, and I will admit it’s a pretty good one, but, it’s of my a**! yea…of all of my thousand and some pictures that I’ve put on flickr, it’s my a** that everyone wants to see! So, because of that, today I’ll show you my face! You remember my face……it has two eyes, a nose, two lips and a look that brings on the question, ‘what are you mad at?’! And I have to say, ‘It’s just my face!’. In Second Life I have a fairly pretty face that I think represents ‘me’ fairly well. I think it expresses who I am in real life and I look at Liz and see myself. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but how does anyone see my soul when they only look at my a**? 😛 I’m sure I’ll need to put my back to the camera again and feature my backside, but until then, I guess you can check out my most popular picture on flickr, I’m starting to think it’s my best feature! 😀

Firstly, the ‘Felicity Palm Ring’ from Slipper Originals is a unique piece of jewellery that really stands out from the crowd. It’s a simple band with a gorgeous set of gems set into it to accent the back of the hand! They’re fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and there’s left and right versions included. Like all HUDs from SO, there’s a schwack of colour options which consists 14 gems and six metals. It’s available for the next few days at Designer Circle, and will then be at the Slipper Originals main store.

At first glance you may think that it’s just another picture of Liz, but if you look closely you may see some slight changes. I’ve been given a chance to preview an upcoming release of a new skin from Avada, and I couldn’t be happier! This is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and the detailing is incredible! These lips are begging to be kissed, and by someone that knows how! 😀 You won’t be able to get your own copy of this fab skin until November, but until then….just keep looking at me! Thanks so much, Stephanie for this exclusive preview!

I’m using a pose from the ‘Xion’ set of poses from Animosity! The set includes 6 poses and I want to remind everyone that they’re made for a male avatar so the ladies may have to make some adjustments to their shape for them to work properly. I love the diversity and uniqueness of poses from Animosity, they can really help get the creative juices flowing! The ‘Xion’ set is available at Men Only Monthly until October 15 and then watch for them at the Animosity main store, which is currently under construction.

Pimp My Sh!t is back and going strong in the October round of the Bodyfy event! I’m wearing the ‘Smokey Eyeshadow’ set that’s an exclusive to the event. It’s compatible with Catwa, Lelutka and Omega heads and also classic avatars. I love the smokey look for a dark and mysterious aura!

I new I’d be coming back to wear the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]. It’s just that kind of hair style that I can put on knowing it looks good and I can explore Second Life with confidence! This colour is from the ‘browns’ pack and it’s the first look I’ve shown of all one colour, since I usually opt for a combination of naturals and colours. The [BAD] colour palette is huge and each hair has two layers that can be customized independently along with the inclusion of a mirrored version.

My eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

You’re getting a glimpse of the strap of the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from Vale Koer and available at the current round of ~uber~, which runs until October 23.. It’s really worth seeing the whole thing….it’s so sexy! 😉

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, bento hands included.

Long Nights

Long Nights

I’ve got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before

Long nights allow
Me to feel I’m falling
I am falling

The lights go out
Let me feel I’m falling
I am falling
safely to the ground

~Eddie Vedder~ from the film, ‘Into the Wild’

This movie is based on a book, of the same name, by Jon Krakauer. I’ve seen the movie only once and love the soundtrack, by Eddie Vedder. I do recommend the book though, maybe while listening to the soundtrack! ‘Into the Wild’ has stuck with me as a complete enigma, what possesses someone to give up everything in their life and live as a nomad, ultimately to end up in Alaska, living off the land! It’s a true story, which makes it all the more haunting. Why I quote lyrics from ‘Long Night’ isn’t really about this story, it’s more literal in my life right now! We’re almost to the shortest day of the year, and then things turn around, albeit slowly at first! Today the sun rose at 9:10 am and will set at 4:55 this afternoon. It makes for very short daylight hours. Luckily, or not, it’s cold here so the sun is shining and giving off it’s tepid winter warmth! But, it’s warm inside, I have a cup of coffee, and I’m in world lounging in…um very little! At least the boots keep my feet warm! 🙂

The December round of Designer Showcase is one of the many events going on and [Muse] has eight versions of the Latex Thigh High Boots! The pack is complete with fitted versions for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies, plus a fitmesh version for classic avatars! They’re all wonderfully seasonal, these have subtle Christmas trees on them, for a little bit of that festive feeling!

There’s still a few more days left in the December round of the Bodyfy Event. The Deep Sea Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t is a complete work of art! Really, the amount of detail in this is amazing! I suggest you get in close to have a good look! This and two other tattoos are exclusive to the Bodyfy Event from PMS!

The Vindicator bikini in black is from the Vindicator gacha set from lassitude & ennui. The bikini is SLink and Maitreya compatible and comes in seven colours!

The NO.OFFENCE hair by NO.Match is a unisex hair with two versions per gender. This is available at the current round of On9. Oh, and if you join the On9 group you can pick up the Christmas gifts put out by the designers! Just click on the star in each booth and you’ll have a whole raft of gifts to sort through!

My lovely meshiness is from the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Alex mesh head from Logo, with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls and the relaxed hands by SLink.

These poses are from the Loose Ends pose sets from Le Poppycock.

I’m at home for these pictures…..if you’re interested in knowing about the decorations you can check out my previous post here with all the details.