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I Am What I Am

I Am What I Am

I spend quite a bit of time scrolling through flickr and Facebook and I always stop to take an extra look at photos that catch my eye. As I take a few minutes to look I can’t stop myself from wishing I could take pictures that good. I see everyone else’s creativity, the lighting, the setting and the pose all together creating a thing of beauty, that I never seem to attain. I’m not saying this for someone to comment that I’m really good or anything like that. I’m just stating how I think about my own work when I compare it with other’s. And, I’m the first person to say, ‘never compare your own work with anyone else’s’, but I don’t practice that, it seems. 😀 I admire so many Second Life photographer’s work and strive to one day be as good, but I have to admit to myself, that I am what I am! I like bold colours, vast horizons, and playing with shadows. I like sunsets, storm clouds and a dusty look, and I’ll take as many pics as I need to to get the look I think is right. And sometimes I give up, knowing that it isn’t going to get any better and I need to save my sanity and not get obsessed with it. Am I completely pleased with every picture I post on flickr and my blog? Not even close…..I have my faves and some that I think a fairly good, and others I just accept as the best I could do on that given day! I’m not perfect, I’m completely self taught, and have no idea how to use Gimp or Photoshop, but I try to show a little piece of myself in each photo and convey my feelings. I put my heart into it and hope some of it translates into my pictures, that’s all I want to accomplish here, I don’t want to have the most faves, views, or comments, I just enjoy doing it. But, I’m very thankful for every fave, follow, and comment I receive, I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to have a look!

The September round of Hair-O-Logy is open and [KoKoLoReS] has released two exclusives for it! I’m wearing ‘Sami’ and I love how it’s up off my face and under control. ‘Sami’ needs to be worn with an updo hair base, which is included in system tattoo layer or tintable Omega HUD. I’m not very good at tinting anything, I’ll admit that….but I think I did fairly well this time around. The hair is unrigged mesh for easy fitting and has nice detail with some nice wisps flowing back from the forehead. The [KoKoLoReS] colour palette is extensive with four colour packs each holding 25 colours, the clip is also colour change! Hair-O-Logy runs until September 30.

I’ve thrown on the ‘Amala Bikini’ from Maitreya, for a quick dip!

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

I found the ‘Cleanse’ pose on Market Place from {Lyrium}.

Sad Reflection

Sad Reflection

This is the day that I’m sure most people take a few minutes for sad reflection. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since that terrible day. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing, as I’m sure most people can. It was a cool fall day, I’d gone for my daily 1 mile walk and enjoyed the clean crisp air. I’d made a pot of coffee for my mid morning break and it was then I decided to turn on the TV. Which was actually really weird, because I never watch morning TV. But, I did and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was disturbed and in utter disbelief as the events unfolded, I couldn’t look away and as it progressed I couldn’t comprehend it all. As the years have passed I still think about that day and how everyone woke up that morning, got ready for work and carried on like it was any other day, thankfully, not knowing what was to happen. Never forget! ♥ It’s also at this time of year that 14 years ago I was at the lowest point of my life, and struggling to find a reason to carry on. Needless to say, I did manage to get through it, it’s been a lot of work and some very tough times since, but I think I’ve got it together, now! Better late than never, I guess! 😀 If only I knew then what I know now, I could have maybe prevented it, but ultimately it was that point in my life that things started turning around. Everything happens for a reason, and in order for me to rise up and live again, I had to hit that dark and cold rock bottom. So, today is a day to remember, of loved ones lost, of the strength of the human spirit, and to live each day with love and acceptance, and to never waste even one minute.

I love how this turned out, I must say! I’m showing you the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY], and this is the one hair that I will never let get lost in my inventory! It’s jaw dropping gorgeous and incredibly versatile and very flattering to ‘muh face’! 😀 I’ll remind you that the colour palette from [BAD] is huge, and oh so gorgeous! I’ll never tire of this combination here. I love soft blues and purples, and all the other colour combinations there is. There’s ten colour packs to choose from, or the fatpack, and each set has 28 colours. On top of that, the hair has two layers to customize independently so there’s a huge amount of combinations possible! ‘Amal’ is available now at the [BAD] main store or on Market Place.

Take a minute to zoom in close to see the ‘Cloudy Day Necklace’ a bit better! It’s from !NFINITY and has matching earrings included. The necklace and right and left earrings are all HUD driven separately so you can mix and match, and with each piece having 12 options, it should work for anything you might want to wear it with. I’ve picked the stormy option, which was kind of fitting today!

As per usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. You can only see a little bit of the ‘Dark Metallic Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s, that I’ve added!

This gorgeous pose is ‘Sad Reflection’ from Del May. The variety of singles and couples poses are incredible. All of the poses are expressive, super natural looking, and unique, which should really kick your creativity into overdrive!

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

I’ve talked about my dogs in the past, but I’ve not talked about my cats, at least that I can remember. I have two cats, they don’t live with me in the house, but they have a very comfortable home in the barn. They’re not the traditional barn cat that most people probably think barn cats are, fairly wild and just live on what they can scrounge. Mine are well fed and cared for, since they didn’t ask to be here. They’re both ‘drop offs’. That’s what I call them, anyway. I live in an area that’s fairly close to a major center and a fairly busy park, so in the fall, when everyone is sick of the spring kitten they thought they wanted, they drive out into the country and find a farm to drop it off at. They assume that the cat will find a new home, just by walking in the yard and saying, ‘hey, how are ya…mind if I hang out awhile?’. This isn’t the case! The cat is terrified and wild, and maybe it was a pet in it’s previous home, but it’s no longer there. I see them shoot out of the barn like a bullet when they’ve come to find food and I may get a look at it’s colour, but that’s about it. I get at least one drop off a year and sometimes I can save them, and sometimes I can’t. I got Hazel about 7 years ago, she came to me as an older spayed female, she was wild, very wild and it took a winter of her hiding in the barn before she finally came to me and let me touch her. I think she’d be happier in the house, but she has adapted well to the barn life. Bob came to me about 4 years ago, he was a young and skinny tom cat, who was half tame but not trusting at all. It took that whole winter to get so I could touch him, and finally when he starts to think I’m really great, I had him neutered! He hasn’t held a grudge about that, I don’t think. 🙂 This years drop off came to me a little earlier than usual. He’s a small young male cat, all black with huge golden eyes, and peers at me while I walk past him around the yard. He used to run from me, but I’ve been leaving food for him so he’s now a little bit trusting, although I haven’t touched him yet. He’ll come around! The gist of this whole thing is…..please….please…when you get a pet and find you can’t care for it or don’t want to, don’t drop it off at a strangers home! Make a responsible choice and re-home it, or put it up for adoption…..because leaving it at someone’s farm and hoping they take it in isn’t the answer. Believe me!

I’m all dressed up for an afternoon of shopping here, but I take a minute to visit the furry bundles that have invaded my home. I want to bring your attention to the ‘Cosette Heels’ from Ingenue. These heels come in 16 bright and eye catching colours and the lacing down the front makes a nice accent to the little peep toes. They fit the high SLink and Maitreya feet and are available at the current round of The Arcade Gacha Event, which runs until the end of the month. And don’t forget about the reward gift!! The ‘Cosette heels’ come in a gorgeous floral design delivered free to you after playing 25 times on the machine! They’re exclusive and will be retired after the event is over. Get playing!

It’s early fall here and it’s getting to be sweater weather! So the ‘Passport Sweater’ from Tres Blah has been released just in time! It comes in ten colours, and I have to add that Tres Blah colours are to die for! It’s Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh body compatible and TB clothes always fit like a glove! The ‘Passport Sweater’ is available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Lily’ hair is from Mina Hair. I love this asymmetrical bob that can’t decide if it’s fun and flirty or all business! It’s available now at ~uber~.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Cabo San Lucas Leather and Shell’ necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewelery. It’s colour change via drop down menu and includes 4 leathers, 9 mother of pearl shell colours, and gold or silver options.

The ‘Leather Skinny Pants’ are from Maitreya. The fit and the optional longer pant leg are perfect!

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the high feet from SLink.

This pose is a single pose from M I L A.POSES, it’s number 82.

These pesky kitties are from the ‘Witty Cats’ gacha set from Mutresse.

The ‘Vintage Big Broadcast Radio, RARE’ is from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in this set has two versions, one is scripted to be used as a radio and one is decor only.

The ‘Cat’ sculpture is from the ‘Catz’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. I have some of his paintings and sculptures displayed at my home and they’re incredible! You can find his work at The Silas Gallery on New Babbage.

The ‘Vintage Frame, Lemonade’ is from tarte, the crate it sits on is the previous packaging from Pilot, the books in front of the crate are from a gacha set from aisling, The ‘Morrison Cushion Pile’ is from a gacha at junk., the ‘Potted Palm’ is from dust bunny, and the chair with pillows and blankets on it are from the ‘Black Roof Brick House’ gacha set from HAIKEI.

My home is the ‘JAC Boat Shack’ from Redgrave.

It’s Labour Day

It's Labour Day

It’s unofficially official, it’s the end of summer today! Summer’s such a short season, it starts on the long weekend in May, which for us Canucks is called Victoria Day and ends on the first weekend in September, which is Labour Day. When I was younger it seemed that the summer was endless. But, as I’ve gotten older, time has sped up and this summer seemed to pass overnight. It just seems like yesterday was the end of April and I was planning the coming growing season, and here we are, already Labour Day and the weather forecast has a risk of frost here. I won’t be surprised if it does freeze, it’s not like this is early, our average first frost in this area is September 7, so we’re close to average. So, after a summer busy with all of the summer work I can now relax a little, and begin the fall work. It’s just as busy, but with winter getting closer, time is of the essence!

I hope everyone’s having a great long weekend, I’ve had a quiet one, which is just the way I like it. And now, on with the show.

I’m lounging on my deck today, and it was the perfect place to strike a pose! The pose here is from the ‘Steve’ set of bento poses from Animosity. The set has has 5 poses plus their mirrors and also a couple with 2 versions. It’s a very nice variety for the guy that’s in deep thought or at least pretending to be. 😀 Animosity has been releasing some incredible men’s poses, but you know me with poses…men’s…women’s…it doesn’t matter to me……I love them all!

I’m wearing the ‘Tess’ Romper from /erratic/ here. It’s exclusively for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and comes in a plethora of colours and prints, plus a fatpack. I chose the ‘camo’! It’s available now at the current round of ~uber~.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is one of my faves from [KoKoLoReS].

As per usual, 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. I’ve added a touch of shadow from the ‘Sydney’ Catwa appliers from Le Boheme.

And as for my surroundings, you ask? Well, the ‘Maple Leaf’ flag, which I proudly display in my home, is from 7 Emporium. The two ‘Reiley Net Chairs’ are from Trompe Loeil. The ‘Sunflower Pitcher’ from {what next} helps to create the autumn atmosphere. The small coffee table is from the ‘Storyteller’s Burrow’ gacha set from 8f8. And the two cups of Latte are from a gacha set from Standby, for which I couldn’t find a land mark, I’m not sure if they’ve gone, but I couldn’t find them.

Blessing and Curse

Blessing and Curse

It is both a blessing
And a curse
To feel everything
So very deeply.

~David Jones~

I’m always looking at quotes and lyrics and this one struck me as very apropos for the day. My emotions are always in a state of flux and as they swirl and change during each day, I sometimes feel I’m only along for the ride. This isn’t about being moody or unpredictable, as no one ever really sees these changes. As thoughts go through my mind I feel myself rise up in happiness and plummet when sadness overtakes me. I feel every emotion strongly and am brought to tears easily, but when I find something funny I can laugh with wild abandon. I’m not ashamed of feeling deeply and showing a soft side to my heart, for it’s not weakness, I believe it’s strength that has come from not feeling anything for far too long.

I’ve fallen completely in love with each new release from [BAD HAIR DAY]! This is ‘Kef’, the latest release, and it’s edgy, original, and completely ME! It’s unrigged mesh, scripted for resizing, and includes a mirrored version. If you’re not familiar with the colour palette from [BAD], you definitely have to get acquainted with it. There’s ten colour packs in total and each pack includes 24 textures…..plus……the hair has 2 independent layers to colour, so if you do your math you’ll see that there’s, like, at least a billion colour combinations! Ummm….math never was my strong subject! You can visit the [BAD HAIR DAY] main store or find them on Market Place.

The lovely ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada is still my favourite! I’m wearing it on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the twelve colours of eyeshadow that’s included in the Satin Eyeshadows set from Buzzeri. It’s available at Blush.

Lighting by LumiPro.

I love this pose! This is the ‘Heartbroken’ pose from CKEY Poses.