Metamorphoses Tattoo

When Was the Last Time?

When was the last time you said ‘I love you’ to the people that matter to you? How bout gave them a hug because you appreciate them? This is something I think of often, actually. We go through our day to day activities oblivious that time is ticking and we have no idea what the future will bring. The time to think about these things isn’t after it’s too late, the time is now. I don’t mean to say that every minute of our life has to be spent in fear of losing someone we love, but we should at least acknowledge that some things shouldn’t be put off or forgotten. I don’t really believe in regrets, we live our lives doing the best we can, with what we have at the time, so there’s no sense dwelling on something that can’t be undone. The thing to do is be mindful of what life means, that everyone has a finite amount of time here, and there’s no time to waste when it comes to saying ‘I love you’. Just think how many times someone has been left at home, while someone storms off in anger, and with no one’s knowledge it was the last time they’re seen alive. How does someone live with that, knowing the last words they heard from you were hateful. I know I never want to find out how that feels, so I’m not afraid to say how I feel, and give everyone a hug. {HUGS} are great.

Today, I’m showing you the newest release from Metamorphoses Tattoos. And I’m happy to say it’s almost a freebie! The ‘Traction’ tattoo is compatible with all, and I do mean ALL, of the major mesh bodies, plus Omega and also tattoo layers for the classic avatars. It comes in 40% ink tone, for that aged look, which is my preferred opacity. You’ll find it on Market Place and at the Metamorphoses main store.

Since I’m not one to prance around the house in nothing but my birthday suit, I have the ‘Soft Bra’ from Stories&Co. by Flowey and the ‘Nicki Panties’ from Just Because covering what needs covering.

The Boys and Girls hair 42 from Dura Hair is one of my all time favourites, I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing it!

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

The ‘Stockholm Bed’ is super comfy and it’s from ~Bazar~. The night Table with Light is from Bueno, and I believe it was part of a gacha! The neon sign, ‘All you need is love’ is from floorplan, and it’s true, isn’t it! Well, water…..we need water too. 🙂 The ‘Pilea Pepper Plant’ is part of the ‘Natural Habitat’ set of plants from dust bunny. The plant is on the ‘Full metal- trunk table from [zerkalo], along with the ‘Old Books with Coffee’ from Soy. Home right now is the ‘Warehouse Loft Skybox’ from Schultz Bros., and I’m pretty sure it was part of a Builder’s Box.

This pose is ‘weary’ from Del May.

I used a little extra lighting here from my handy dandy LumiPro.

The Beat

There’s a song for every moment in my life, whatever my mood or what’s happening there’s a beat that’s in time with mt heart. I close my eyes, and feel the music, everything about it, from the lyrics to the tempo, whether it’s a soft song full of melody or the driving base of hard rock. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to create that music, I think I’d write a lot of slow sad songs, full of heartbreak and pain. Some would have hope, because I’m not without hope, and some would be angry, with a touch of sarcasm thrown in. I’ve never been a truly creative person, I’ve always felt like it’s in me, but I’ve never found a way to express it. It’s funny how Second Life has given me the opportunity to express some of my feelings, I’m not a painter or writer, I can’t play an instrument or sing, but I like to express myself through Liz, and maybe share a few of my thoughts, I’m not a wizard at SL photography or a future Pulitzer prize winning writer, but I always put a little bit of my heart into it.

Today it’s all about tattoos! I love virtual tattoos, you can take them off whenever you want and change them all the time. Not like real life where once you get it, it’s there for a lifetime! I’m sure there are many with regrets about the tattoos they have! I don’t regret mine at all, they’re not very big and I can cover them easily. I’ll leave it at that! Metamorphoses has released ‘Corfu’, a gorgeous floral and foliage design that covers the body nicely, and with both black and white included in the pack, it can compliment anything you might be wearing…….even if it’s only your Birthday suit! You can find ‘Corfu’ at the Metamorphoses main store.

And as for the rest of me? Well, I’m wearing the thong from the ‘Cecilia Lingerie, plum’ set from /erratic/. My hair is ‘Indy’ from Mina Hair and is available now at the Women’s Hipster Event. You’re seeing the backside of the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada and available at the current round of APPLIQUÈ. The sunset is casting a bit of a glow to it, so it’s not a very accurate depiction of it here.

I’m at home here, so you’re seeing a little corner of my life. I enjoy the soft sounds of music from the ‘Big Broadcast Radio, RARE’ from the ‘Vintage Radios’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set comes with two versions, one scripted to play music and another for decor purposes only.

The ‘Cat’ is from the ‘Catz’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. You can play this gacha and others for some totally unique artwork, at The Silas Gallery.

The stool with blankets is from the ‘Black Roof Gacha ASet {3}’ from Haikei. And the ‘Himalayan Salt Lamp’ beside it is from the ‘Rainy Days’ gacha set from Ariskea. The ‘Agave’ house plant is from {what next} and the window blind is from a gacha st from Scarlet Creative.

‘The Beat’ neon sign is from the ‘Music is Life’ gacha set from [zerkalo].

The pose is from the ‘Sweet Stuff’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

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.

Fly

I can’t deny it anymore, fall is on it’s way! The mornings are a little cooler and the combines are starting to move into the fields to start the harvest, the Barn Swallows are beginning to flock into large groups for the flight south, and I’ve already seen Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes on the move. I do love fall, or autumn if you prefer, but it signifies the end of summer and that’s always kind of sad. In the spring I always feel it’s a time of fresh starts and new life. The snow melting and the first blades of grass are always nice to see and then the arrival of the birds that come here for the summer to nest. The Barn Swallows arrived about a week earlier than usual, this year, and they seem to be gathering to head south a little early too. I’m not sure where the summer has gone, it feels like it was only a month ago that the snow was finally gone and the grass starting to grow. I fear that there isn’t going to be any glorious fall colours here this year. The summer was far too dry and at this point the leaves have just started to turn brown on a lot of the trees. It’s been one of those summers that the hardy people of the Canadian prairie sum it up well by saying, “Well, maybe next year!”.

I wanted to really bring out the tattoo I’m wearing here so I chose to go black and white for this one. I love birds of all kinds but have a special affinity for some. The Corvids(crow family) are favourites of mine, at least in thought. The cheeky little wrens are fun to watch as they’re so industrious and the barn swallows are always welcome. They’re good for keeping insect populations down in the yard and watching them raise their young is always interesting. Ok, back to the tattoo, no one cares that I like birds! 😛 The ‘Swallows’ tattoo from Metamorphoses Tattoo caught my eye immediately with these beautiful birds so nicely placed. The front of this tattoo includes two bird pasties and a nice little flock on the belly along with one on each hand and also one for the left cheek. It’s compatible with classic avatars as well as Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, Eve, and *KL* Lena mesh bodies plus any bodies that are compatible with the Omega system. The little swallow on the cheek is compatible with the Catwa and Omega compatible mesh heads. You’ll find this tattoo and more at the Metamorphoses Tattoo main store or on Market Place.

You can just see the top of the ‘Thong Panty’ from Solange!. It’s Maitreya and SLink mesh body compatible along with standard sizing.

You can only see the back of the Boys and Girls 69 hair from DURA Hair. Along with the hair base from the master HUD for the Catwa ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head.

I know that skin tone doesn’t mean much in black and white, but 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.

And as for the home decor around me, I love the ‘Love Make’ sign from [Krescendo]. Which is in the lyrics of the song ‘The End’ by The Beatles.

The ‘Filmore Factory Clock’, which is a real clock keeping time for me with my home time zone, is from 7 Emporium.

The ‘Yesteryears Vintage Chair’ is from Zen Creations. I love the rustic and homey feel it has.

The ‘Vintage Lighting-Star Globe, RARE’ is from the Vintage Lighting gacha set from ::Static::.

The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. All of the radios in this set come with two versions, one is just decor and the other scripted to stream.

The ‘Side Table’ is from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs, and available until the end of the month at The Chapter Four.

The house plants are from {what next}.

And last but not least, the pose! I’m using the number 2 pose from the ‘Slow Burn’ pose set from Gingerfish Poses.

A Hot Night, Hennessy, and Me!

It’s been a hot summer, so far!! The days are long and the sun is high in the sky for what seems like forever, burning down on the land with it’s unforgiving heat! We’ve had little rain, so everything seems scorched with the grass yellowing and that new fresh look of spring long gone! On days that it gets up to +30°C and higher, are the worst. We tell ourselves that it’s nice because it’s a ‘dry’ heat but really. dry or not, it’s still flippin’ hot! The nights that don’t cool down are the hardest to take. I count on cool nights to get the temperature down in the house with a nice cool breeze coming in the windows, but every now and then the night just won’t cool down! When it’s 6 Am and the thermometer already says +25°C, there’s going to be no escape! I know to anyone from the south western States are laughing at me right now, but you have to remember that the winters here are frigid so the difference in summer to winter is sometimes 75°C and more! So when we say it’s hot, it may not be to others, but for us in the great white north, it’s HOT! My answer to this hot summer night, is to strip off my pyjama top, grab a smooth and delicious bottle of Hennessy, and sit on the dock with my feet in the water! I’m not sure how long I’ll sit out here, but with the stars in the sky, the soft breeze on my bare skin, and a little bit of a buzz, it might be awhile!

I’d like to welcome Imitation to my little family of Featured Designers!! Their bento poses and pose props are a pleasure to work with with natural and expressive poses along with bento hand positions that really add to a look! The devil’s in the details, so they say! 🙂 I’m using one of the seven poses from the ‘Kendra’ set, which includes the bottle of Hennessy to pose with. This set is available now at the Imitation main store and Market Place.

The gorgeous butterfly tattoo on my shoulder is ‘Morpho’ and it’s a recent release from Metamorphoses Tattoo. It includes 2 tones of ink and is compatible with classic avatars plus just about every mesh body known to man! The beautiful details, the soft lines, and the fact that it’s a butterfly all make this tattoo perfect for the barely there summer tops! Love!

I’m completely in love with the ‘Mila’ hair from [KoKoLoReS]! This is from the Balayage pack and the detailed texturing is just phenomenal!! It’s available until July 16 at the Hair Fair 2017.

I’m keeping it cool with just pyjama bottoms for my outing! I hope the neighbours are away tonight!! These are the Slumber Party Shorts, pinstripe from the Slumber Party gacha set by Tres Blah!

My whole look begins with the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.