Izzie’s

Stir My Soul

After taking a picture, I take time to think about what I want to say, and usually on weekends I give my mind and opinions a day off and take a musical interlude. But, since I had one a few days ago I feel I should think a little bit this fine Saturday morning. So, after an hour or so wondering what to write, while I vacuumed no less, it came to me to talk a bit about one of the things that Second Life offers us. I’ve really come to enjoy the live music scene, that’s alive and well in-world. The quality of artists is truly amazing and the variety is vast. I take in at least one live show a day, and enjoy the time just sitting quietly listening, this morning it’s an early show by one of my favourites, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jack Slade. His sad songs and soulful guitar always stirs my soul. There really is something for everyone when looking for live entertainment, the thing to do is just go! Find a scheduled show and drop in! I follow The Keys Management Group on FaceBook and get a rundown each day of the performances going on around the grid. There’s something magical about live music that makes everything feel all right.

The ‘My Heart Jewelry Set’ is a new release from !NFINITY and it’s perfection is in it’s simplicity. The set of necklace and earrings, in either gold or silver, are 100% original mesh, resize on touch, and the necklace is HUD driven to add your initial, an ‘L’ for me! 😀

The ‘Junghwa’ hair is from [monso].

I’ve added the ‘Catwa Closed Eye’ applier from Izzie’s here, for the smooth closed eye look.

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 pose 29 from M I L A Poses.

Dream On

Every time I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dusk to dawn

Isn’t that the way?
Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay

Yeah, I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it’s everybody’s sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life’s in books’ written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know it’s true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on, dream on,
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on,
Dream until your dreams come true

Dream on, dream on, dream on,
Dream on, dream on,
Dream on, dream on, ah

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me if it’s just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away…

‘Dream On’ written by Steven Tyler performed here by Boyce Avenue.

It’s a musical interlude for you today! I bring you Boyce Avenue with an acoustic version of ‘Dream On’ by Aerosmith. I love when rock songs are done acoustically, it really simplifies the music and puts the focus on the lyrics instead. I love this version from Boyce Avenue, the guitar playing is pure perfection and his dreamy voice takes me away. So, enjoy your day, whichever day it might be where you are. I’m going to get another cup of coffee and spend the next 6 hours watching videos on YouTube!

The January round of Limit8 will be open for business until February 13 and LEGAL INSANITY has the ‘Arla Belted Skirt’ exclusive to the event. The skirt comes in eight colours and can be purchased as a fatpack, which is HUD driven with options to colour the belt and skirt separately. It’s really form fitting with a high waist to show of your curves and the booty is pretty damn fine! It’s fitted exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The ‘Neva Top’ is the latest release at the main store of /erratic/ and it’s a perfect pairing with the skirt! It comes in 16 separate colours but the fatpack includes 4 bonus colours, so you know that I had to get the fatpack. It’s really a no brainer when it comes to /erratic/, I know I’ll wear it many times.

The ‘Faith-Hope_Love’ tattoo is from Carol G Tattoo Wear and I love the positive message it sends. I love a chest tattoo, I like to think of it as a test for the guys, they can maybe improve their reading skills while staring where they shouldn’t be staring! It comes with 3 ink tones and is compatible with all the major mesh bodies, including Omega enabled ones, plus the classic avatars.

entangled poses has cleared the main area of the clearance pose sets and now there’s 2 new sets available, both perfect for your posing needs. I’m using one of the 3 poses from the ‘Larisa’ set.

The ‘Shirabe’ hair is from Argrace.

And my whole look starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a bit of eye make up from the ‘Dark Metals’ eye shadow set from Izzie’s.

I’ve been making Tralala’s Diner my sim of choice, lately. I don’t think I’ll ever run out of neat little areas to take a picture.

Favourite Things and a Few Random Thoughts

You know the song ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music, it’s not really a Christmas song, but I only ever hear it this time of year. I have to confess I’ve never seen the movie in it’s entirety, just pieces of it here and there. I’m not a big Julie Andrews fan, and the whole premise just seems a little too pat, for me. I don’t even really like most Christmas movies, and although I love old movies I’ve never seen Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life. I do enjoy White Christmas but mainly because I can sing along, when alone of course. I’ve not seen Scrooged, Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Elf, or Jim Carey in The Grinch, none of them even remotely appeal to me! I’ll watch Christmas Vacation if it happens to be on, but I don’t consider Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie just because it’s set at Christmas time, although it is considered one. I guess all I’m doing is cementing my reputation for being anti-Christmas in everyone’s mind. But to get back to the topic I started with, I wanted to mention a few of my favourite things this time of year, to show that even a Grinch can enjoy some parts of the festive season. I love Mandarin Oranges, which we call Christmas oranges here because it’s the only time of year they’re available. Each orange wrapped in it’s own paper wrapper and packed in a festive box, their aroma makes me feel like I’m a kid again. I like driving around and looking at Christmas displays in peoples yards, whether in the city or the country. I like eggnog, not the home made kind, but the stuff in a carton, I add a bit of milk to thin it down a bit, it’s pretty rich. I think Poinsettia are very pretty, the traditional red ones are the best. I know everyone would expect me to say that getting gifts is pretty darn great, and it is, but I’d prefer to get or give a gift any time of year. If I find something that someone I know would really like, I don’t need a reason to give a gift, other than I want to. With that being said, if I receive a gift for no other reason than the person wants to give me one, that makes it all the more special, it tells me I’m in their thoughts! (15 minutes later) I’m sitting here trying to think of more things that I like about Christmas, and unless I give up and carry on with the rest of this post, I’ll be sitting here all night. So, I’ll carry on…..let’s begin!

I think I look sad here, and I didn’t mean to, it just happened. I was just playing around yesterday in-world and I liked this picture. So I thought I’d share it.

The tattoo is the ‘Batra & Leok’ tattoo from Isuka. It’s a full body tattoo but can be worn in two parts and it comes in 3 ink tones, this is the ‘fresh’ tone.

The ‘Gia’ hair is from Tableau Vivant and is at the December round of Kustom9, which opened yesterday.

I’m wearing my all time favourite skin here, ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh head from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the fifteen colour options from the ‘Dark Metallic Eye shadow’ pack from Izzie’s.

My eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide. My lashes are from the ‘natural 2’ eyelash pack from Mai Bilavio.

Dead Flowers

I feel Ashamed,
With Abandon in my Heart and on my Face…
I’ve suffered the Blame,
I would show to you this way but I’m too late…

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

I Wish You the Same…
To walk beside and carry on this Flame.
To see you again
With a Radiance of Pure and Holiness.

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.

Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers ~Demon Hunters~

It’s been a gloomy and snowy day here, one of those days that the lighting is the same from sun up to sun down. The days are getting shorter, quickly, now and since there’s still 5 weeks til the shortest day, there’s no end in site for that. It’s always an adjustment going from fall into winter and most years it’s not a gradual thing, this year is no exception. But, I can’t imagine living where there’s no real distinct seasons. I’ve been in warm climates in the winter and it is different than summer, but nothing really changes drastically like it does here. There’s been a couple mornings with fog so far this week and when I look out the window I swear I’m watching a black and white TV. The frost covers everything and then combined with the snow covered ground, there’s only varying tones of grey to look at. The little piece of the world that I reside on isn’t for the faint of heart, there’s insufferable heat in the summer interspersed with tornadoes, drought, and flooding, and then there’s the winter which can be days on end of not getting warmer than -30 °C during the day. Yea I know…..like -30°C is warm! Believe me, it feels warm compared to the -42°C nights!

Today is a picture that I took just for me! I’ve had this pose for awhile and have wanted to use it, so today I decided to put blogging in the background a little bit, and just show a photograph. I hope you don’t mind…..there’s lots of blogging ahead, I have a fantastic bunch of designers that I’ll keep you up to date with.

I do have a couple things to point out though. I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada here…..and remember this skin will be available tomorrow when Appliquè opens it’s doors. I’ve added the ‘Closed Eyes’ Catwa appliers from Izzie’s for that make up free look. ‘Raine’ is looking lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’m wearing the Tank Top and Hipster Panties, also from Maitreya, although you can’t see them. I’ve put on my SLink mesh feet to take advantage of the ‘Ballet’ foot. 🙂

The hair is ‘WAKANA’ from Argrace.

And the gorgeous pose is ‘Snapped’ from Del May.

The bed is from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom’ from ~BAZAR~ and the house plants are from {what next}.

Catching Teardrops

“People cry, not because they are weak, but because they’ve been strong too long.”

~Johnny Depp~

When I was younger, I thought crying was something that you had to hide, so as time passed I’d keep those tears in, wrapped up in a little package inside thinking that if I don’t acknowledge them, the feelings that go with them don’t exist. What started out as a little collection of packages all neat and tidy inside me, containing every tear I hadn’t shed, ended up being a weight so heavy in me that I could barely stand. I ignored the pain, and just kept shoving the tears a little bit deeper, and then tried to keep standing and showing no one the weight that was within me. Over time it became harder and harder to find the room to keep it all inside and as things slowly fell apart I was being pulled down in a spiral that I thought would never end. And as the bottom came up to greet me, I hoped to just drift away and never have to see the light of day again. The burden of unshed tears was so great, that life wasn’t worth living. I learned that rock bottom is where I needed to be to be able to start to live again. As I opened every package of tears and let them out, I started to feel lighter, each day crying for a pain that had been hidden for so long. Once it started it was like I couldn’t stop, and feeling a lifetime worth of pain seemed endless, but the tears were the cleansing that I so needed to face all that I’d ignored for so many years. They’ve slowly dried up, but not entirely, I’ll never go without facing each emotion I need to and dealing with it. So, everyone around me knows, when I’m crying it just means that I’m alive and well, it’s when I stop is when I’ll worry. But for now, I only cry when I’m sad, happy, angry, grateful, startled, afraid, anxious, annoyed, or any other emotion that comes along! Just kidding, but it does feel that ways sometimes. 😀

I’m wearing my favourite tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t here, and I want to let everyone know that PMS is in transition to an all new brand called Wild Roots. I’m excited to see what the future holds, with Wild Roots specializing in unisex tattoos, cosmetics, and a new line of mesh accessories coming in the near future. Past PMS releases will be available on the second floor of the new store and also on Market Place, so you’re not out of luck in getting past releases. This one I’m wearing is called ‘In the Darkness’ and it’s combination of trees and birds are what I love. It’s compatible with all Omega mesh bodies and comes in three ink tones.

I’m in my adorable ‘Cecilia Lingerie, noir’ from /erratic/ here. I’m wearing the brassiere and thong this time, but the set also includes ouvert panties, shelf brassiere, suspender, and stockings compatible with the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the SLink mesh feet. All items can be purchased separately, also.

The ‘Rose Heart’ necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery. It comes with gold or silver options along with short(seen here) and long. There is also a pretty set of earrings included.

The ‘YONAGA, blacks pack’ hair is from Argrace.

The lovely ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone will be available on November 15 at Appliquè, from Avada. The skin looks lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a touch of eye shadow from the ‘Smokey Eye Shadow’ pack from Izzie’s.

The is the ‘Catching Teardrops’ pose from Del May.