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.

I Found What I Was Looking For

I Found What I Was Looking For

A few days ago I was needing a warm climate and a beach to sit on, just wanting to be truly warm inside, well……I found my sun, sand, and surf. Yea..I know it’s virtual, but it’s better than nothing. I sit here at the computer looking east, the sun just came up and it’s warmed up a bit. It’s only -28°C now, yea…..time to break out the fur lined bikini! In Second Life I’m sitting on the lifeguard chair and I have no idea how I got up here since I’m afraid of heights, but climb up here I did. Oh….and it’s a good thing this is a private beach because I’m a terrible swimmer and wouldn’t have a hope saving anyone in trouble. I can feel the warm breeze coming in off the ocean, though, and the warm afternoon sun is almost hot, but soooooo nice. Although I’ll be waiting another few months for warm weather in real life, at least I can find a little bit of relief from the cold in the virtual world.

The main feature of this post is the ‘Carribean Hut’ from Galland Homes which is available exclusively now at FaMESHed. It has a land impact of 25 and is a spacious room with lots of open windows to let in the cooling ocean breezes. It features a step with stairs leading up to the door and it’s on pilings so you can get out over the water with it, and feel like you’re on top of the world. FaMESHed runs until February 25.

I’m sitting on the ‘Lifeguard Chair’ from hive. The chair also comes in an abandoned version, but it looked a little too rickety.

The ‘lifebuoy’ on the hook and in the water are both from Dutchie. The pack of lifebouys come with four versions, the wall,floating, on the ground, and on a post.

I found the ‘Beach Poster 8’ in my Bee Designs folder, which is right full of all kinds of awesomeness!

The ‘Pampas Grass’ is from The Cube Republic. I love Pampas Grass!

The ‘Old Boat’ is from a gacha from ionic, not sure which one, sorry.

The ‘old fence’ is from [we’re CLOSED]. I’m now officially worried that Hazardous isn’t going to reopen! Please, Mandingo Quan…….please…..I need Hazardous, it’s my favourite photography sim!! 😀

It’s Just Routine

It's Just Routine

I do things my way, and I don’t mean that in a weird arrogant way, I just mean that I have certain ways of doing things. Everyone does, I put my pants on starting with the right leg and others may do the left first, it’s just human. So, when it comes to bathroom habits, everyone is different, which has always made the sharing of a bathroom a tricky thing. Personally, I think it’s good to have to share, it forces people to get along and have patience and acceptance! I know, I know…..you’re saying, ‘how can anyone endure the trials of sharing the bathroom with someone who constantly leaves ‘his’ wet towels on the floor and the seat up’! Well, I’m not saying it’s easy, but you know, he could say ‘how come you always leave the seat down’ and ‘why is your make up spread all over the vanity all the time’. When sharing a bathroom, you have to allow the other person a little bit of room to live, we all have quirks and habits that could drive a person crazy! Except me, I’m quirk and habit free, it’s just too bad no one lives with me to experience it!

So, I’m standing at the sink here, just doing my before bed routine. I start with tooth brushing then face and hand washing, then hair brushing……and a quick tooth flossing. I don’t look too long in the mirror before bed, I don’t want to bring on nightmares, you know. 😀 In Second Life it’s getting easier and easier to replicate real life, with all the little things designers create to make our SL as life like as possible. Galland Homes has released the ‘Savannah Bath Vanity and Light Fixture’ exclusive to the January round of the ULTRA Event. The 100% mesh vanity(8LI) features dual copper sinks with working faucets(on touch), PG animations, and a four light copper light fixture(3LI). It’s sleek design can work with lots of different styles and is fully functional to make your virtual bathroom routine just a little bit easier. ULTRA runs until February 10.

As you can see, living alone has made me a little bit lazy when it comes to picking up after myself. I have a ton of stuff strewn around that really should be taken care of. I’ll start with the mirrors, these are from the ‘Southern Elegant Bathroom Set’ from a previous round of Deco(c)rate from [Merak].

I did a bit of shopping at Dutchie Furniture before putting this scene together! I splurged(big time) on the ‘Iron Cast Bain de Bateau’, which is a bath tub in layman’s terms, and it’s got all the bells and whistles any good bath tub should have. Also from Dutchie is the towel on the floor, hanging robe, tissue box, scale, and the wicker laundry basket/towel. They have a nice selection of bathroom clutter, if you’re in the market.

The ‘nail polish clutter’ is from a gacha from Tres Blah, as is the ‘Slumber Party Tank & Shorts’ that I’m wearing to bed.

The dress, bra, and panties all over the floor are from the ‘Z-tease’ gacha set from [zerkalo] and available now at The Epiphany.

The ‘Long Narrow Frames, monochrome’ are from Llorisen.

The ‘Dress Form’ is from a gacha set from Apple Fall.

The ‘Accent Gilt Chair’ is from Nutmeg.

The ‘Farm Living Rug’ is from the ‘Farm Living Gacha aset’ from Apt B.

The rest of my look is the ‘My Hair-Suzy’ from [monso], and the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It all starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, and the Deluxe set of mesh feet from SLink.

Ghosts

Ghosts

I sit with tears in my eyes, listening…….lives lost, talent silenced, and to all of our own eventual ends. I was treated to a concert last weekend by my lovely sister, and it was an experience that I can’t quite put into words. I’ve not gone to many concerts in the past umpteenth years and to be exposed to such artistic talent, live, is something I don’t get much of. For, seeing music live is in a whole different world to listening while playing Second Life in my little computer room. I went through every emotion in those two hours, from being able to see heaven from where I was, standing and singing along with the rest of the crowd, to the pits of sadness from the seemingly sudden passing of time. Since then I’ve been feeling everything more acutely and have been moved to tears from life’s overwhelming sadness. I’m not depressed, I’m just sad, yet feeling so blessed with having been able to experience all that I have in my life. To live isn’t always being truly alive! Please have a look at this video, it captivates me and brings tears to my eyes, every time.

I’m really very pleased to be featuring the ‘Mykonos’ tattoo from Metamorphoses Tattoos, today! It’s a gorgeously intricate full body design that uses every line or curve perfectly to bring out it’s beauty. I chose to feature just one side of it, but the front is as beautiful as the back and there are little highlights for the face and neck, also. Every part of it is placed perfectly, to not just cover the body but to help shape and define it. It’s compatible with the classic avatars and also pretty much every mesh body known to man and can be found at the Metamorphoses Tattoo main store or on Market Place. I’m wearing it on the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa.

I’m wearing the ‘WAKANA’ hair, from the dark browns pack, from Argrace.

The ‘Irina Panties’ are from Asteria.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada. Remember to keep watching in November for it’s release!

I’m sitting on the ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie!

This is the ‘Go Away’ pose from Del May.

Thoughts & Feelings

Thoughts & Feelings

regrets of what wasn’t…. hope for a better day…. grief for loved ones gone…. longing for what was…. dreams of future love…. embracing who I am…. rid myself of hate…. joy in the little things…. inspired by the people in my life…. fear of what might be…. powerless in this world we live…. accepting of my own limitations…. thankful for everything I have…. bored with current events…. melancholy for something I’ve never had…. trusting everything will be OK…. fascinated by nature…. despair for our society…. free myself from bitterness…. finding peace within…. passionate for feeling alive….

All of that and I only sat there for 15 minutes! 😀 Such is my mind, it never stops completely and rarely rests.

I find that autumn affects me like no other season, yea, summer is a happy time and winter can be kind of depressing, but only autumn can make me feel ten emotions all in the space of 30 seconds. I don’t know what it is, but I find I can go from blissful to utter desolation all in the time it takes to blink an eye. I don’t mind, really, it’s feeling alive and in tune with the world. And who can complain about that?

Ok, enough said…lets get on with why I’m here. First, I’m wearing the ‘Daddy’s Baby Girl’ top and panties from [QE] Designs. The set is super cute and feminine and makes me feel young and sweet! The panties and top come with solid and sheer versions and the fatpack has 18 solids and patterns plus five bonus textures.

The ‘The Countess’ eyeglasses are from Earthstones, I think they make me look smarter. 😀

The Boys and Girls 76 hair is from Dura Hair, this is from the darks pack.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This comfy and relaxing sitting pose is from the ‘Curvaceous’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’m sitting in the ‘Yesteryears Vintage Chair’ from Zen Creations.

The ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie is in the background. The amazing animations and quality design make it a must have.

The houseplants are all from {what next]. I think houseplants really create an intimate atmosphere and bring life to a room.