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.

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.

Being Busy Isn’t Always Being Productive!

Being Busy Isn’t Always Being Productive!

The weather is fine and it seems spring has arrived earlier than usual, so with spring comes a few more things to do! I’m a pretty active person, being busy with all my little projects, but saying I’m ‘busy’ is one thing I don’t like to do! Being busy doesn’t always mean being productive! I have projects that start and end, usually with the seasons, so when I say I’m busy, I am…..but it’s not all the time! I try to get all I can done, and whatever I don’t get to today will have to wait until tomorrow! Unless it’s my cow having her calf, the eggs in the incubator hatching, or the seedlings in the greenhouse! Those things don’t wait for anything!

This outfit is all about the tentacle! I said, “tentacle”….not “testicle”! That’s a whole different ball game! Ha…pun intended! Ok….I’ll stop the tom-foolery! Pimp My Sh!t has a bunch of great new tattoos out on the grid, in a couple events, and the Octopus Back Tattoo is one of my new faves! It’s available at the BODYFY event, which runs until April 19! The tattoo comes with three ink tones and comes in the tattoo layers for the classic avatar and also appliers for TMP and Omega! The PMS group is definitely a must-join with all the group gifts available at the main store!

The Dread Pants are a new release from KRALUS! And they are a great looking pair of pants! They come in packs of two pair, a solid colour and a dual tone pair! This is the dual tone Chrome! They come in a whack of different colours and come in five sizes plus fitted versions for all the major mesh bodies!

The Cthu Shues from De La Soul are something…aren’t they? They’re materials enabled and with advanced lighting enabled they have a gorgeously wet and bumpy look! They’re HUD driven and the shoes come with the basics colour pack, but there’s all kinds of other colour HUDs available to purchase separately. The pack also includes a couple of chest props..one to sit on and one for decor!

I’m wearing the RARE necklace and earrings from the Octopus gacha from [Since 1975]! The gacha is at the current round of The Season’s Story!

Omega Republic runs until April 21 and the Relitha skin is exclusive to the event from .::WoW Skins::..

The Black Short Top is from Corvus!

The Samira hair is from [RunAway Hair]. I used the Monumentum hair base from Aitui with the hair.

Poses by flowey! BTW….flowey has moved and is having a clearance sale at the temporary location! All poses, including gacha are on sale until April 25!

I ventured out into the artistic part of Second Life and found Queen’s Gambit Declined by Rebeca Bashly. It’s really an amazing piece of work! The pictures are taken inside the heart of it all! Literally!