SLink

The Creative Process

1.) This is awesome.
2.) This is tricky.
3.) This is sh*t.
4.) I am sh*t.
5.) This might be OK.
6.) This is awesome.

I can completely relate to this, but I have to admit that I rarely get to step 6. I go through all the other steps, but when I’m finally done, I rarely think it’s awesome. Oh, there are times that I’m particularly happy with how something turned out, be it a photograph or a blog post, but for it to be ‘awesome’…no…not often. I’m probably my own harshest critic. Even after I consider something complete, I still look to find flaws with it, which can be annoying since I know for a fact that I will never consider anything I do ‘perfect’. But, luckily life isn’t perfect, we live in an imperfect world, so anyone(me) that strives for perfection is never going to get there. I should be happy with doing the best that I can, not comparing myself to anyone else and not looking so hard to find mistakes. When it comes right down to it, what does any of it matter? What I do, whether good or bad, doesn’t say anything about me as a person, it just says I did the best I could with what I had, at that time.

The Hipster Fair starts tomorrow and this is an exciting event. Elle Boutique(formerly Slipper Originals) is there with a new and exclusive release, the ‘Daisy Toe Rings’. They consist of 3 rings per foot with a casual design that shows off a fancy pedicure so nicely. They’re fitted for the high and flat feet of both Maitreya and SLink and the HUD is filled with 12 colours for the flower center and petals and fireflies along with 7 metals, with all being materials enabled for added shine. I’m wearing the ‘Daisy Toe Rings’ on the SLink flat feet here. The Hipster Fair runs until March 3.

This pose is another great one from the ‘Heartache’ pose sets from Le Poppycock. There’s 2 sets to choose from with each set containing 6 poses with rose props(not used here). They can be found at the current round of The Chapter Four.

I’m wearing one of the options from the ‘B&W, shiny’ mani/pedi set of appliers from alme..

The jeans I’m wearing are from an early round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

My hair, although you can only see the top of it, is ‘G1224’ from tram.

The rest of 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.

I’m sitting on the old truck beside the gas station at Mother Road. I know there’s nothing to see in this shot, but it’s one of my favourite spots to hang out.

Rise
“We rise by lifting others”

~Robert Ingersoll~

You can beat me down with your words, your rumours, and your hatred, but I know that as you do, you will plummet further down and faster than you could ever imagine. And as I fall, small and alone, I have a spark deep within me that cannot be extinguished. You feel your power and believe nothing can ever touch you, for you believe hatred is what makes you strong. But what you don’t know, is that your power will never defeat me, for I will rise up as high as the sky, as you plummet further down and keep spreading your lies. You will hate me and I will forgive you, and that’s not what you want. You want me to cower at your feet and proclaim that you have bested me, but that can never happen, for as you hate I will love, and I will rise by lifting others.

The beautiful pose, ‘fallen backwards’, is from Del May, and is the inspiration for this picture.

The ‘Queen Rose’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear is the newest group gift out for members. It’s the black version and includes four ink tones and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies as well as any Omega compatible mesh body. There’s 9 group gifts out right now for members to grab, to make the 130L$ join fee more than reasonable.

I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ panties and top from Azuchi. I checked the main store and Market Place and didn’t see it anywhere, so I’m not sure if it’s available at this time.

The ‘Front Blow’ hair, blondes, is from the Editorial Hair gacha set from Tableau Vivant.

I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which is now available at the current round of Appliquè. It looks gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the kitten mesh feet from SLink.

One of Those Days *shrugs*

It’s been one of those days for me, so please excuse my complete lack of inspiration. I’ve thought about this post most of the day and have come up blank, it’s just been one of those days. The kind where the sky isn’t as blue and the sun isn’t shining as bright. A day when nothing excites me and if there is an emotion, it’s just sad. So, I’ll talk about Second Life fashion, which is something that no matter how down I am, it can make me smile! I can’t help it, it may be shallow, but I look at myself and can’t help but smile at my utter cuteness! 😀

So, a few days ago I saw the ad for a new group gift at /erratic/, and I had to check my groups list to see if I’m a member. I mean, how could I not be….I LOVE /erratic/! But, lo and behold, I wasn’t. I knew I had to have the dress so I ran down there, thinking that the group join fee would be a little pricey, but more than willing to pay it for such incredible style! How shocked was I when I saw the 99L$ fee for joining the VIP group? Well, I actually was quite stunned, I thought that was the most outstanding thing, ever! Well, maybe not quite ever, but it’s a good thing! I joined, I got the gift, and here I am, stunning in Group Gift 17!! It’s HUD driven with an even dozen colours to pick from and is fitted for the Maitreya mesh body. I’m so thankful that when I chose a mesh body I went for Maitreya! So, I’m now an /erratic/ VIP group member and look forward to the next group gift, whenever that may be! It doesn’t matter….I love everything /erratic/!

Take a look at the super cute ‘Upper Tattoo-Papillon’ from PIAD. It’s the pretty butterfly on my chest with matching butterflies on each wrist and all are artfully done and very delicate. They come in two ink tones, plus one with colour and are Maitreya and SLink compatible.

The ‘Taeil Choker’ is from .random.Matter.. This is the black and gold version and it’s got some attitude! I like it’s chunkiness, it really commands attention!

My manicure is from the ‘Wanderlust’ set from Nailed It and available at the current round of On9. The HUD contains twelve colours and the wonderful thing about it is that it’s an all-in-one HUD. I can add it and apply it to my Maitreya hands and SLink feet, easily. It’s also compatible with the Belleza mesh feet and anything that’s Omega compatible. On9 runs until August 28th.

The MAYU hair is from Argrace. This is from the dark browns pack.

I’ve done a bit of a change with my skin today. 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.

My pose is from the ‘New Bond Girl’ set of poses from TUTY.

I hadn’t been to Black Kite for a long time, but I enjoyed my time there taking pictures, I love the wide open spaces and endless horizon on the water.

Plastic Paradise

What is there to say about this plastic world we live in? Everything is disposable, it’s become a ‘throw away’ society. Where is ‘away’ though? It all goes somewhere. Just because it’s not in your possession anymore doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s too easy to toss something that’s not wanted and not worry about where it goes. The truly sad part about a disposable society is that everything then becomes disposable. When human relationships are so easily tossed aside and what used to be important in life has become so much trash, we’re left with a hollow and broken society with values and empathy becoming a thing of the past. Where do we go from here?

That’s kind of depressing, but it’s my thought of the moment. I hope everyone is enjoying their day, regardless of where you are and what time of day it is. It’s an early Saturday morning for me and it’s a nice clear morning out there, but going to be a hot one. But all that is irrelevant because in Second Life it’s always as sunny as you want it to be and everyone is smiling and happy! Well, not all, there’s lots of drama and negativity out there that’s hard to take, but I choose to stay away from it and enjoy my Second Life!

Today’s look is all about plastic, and with good reason. The new round of Collabor88 is open for business and the theme for this month is, you guessed it, ‘Plastic Fantastic’! First off is the ‘Aada Skirts and Jackets’ from LEGAL INSANITY! Don’t be shy girls, they both come with underthings to cover up a bit if you like, so the opacity isn’t a factor in your person comfort! They’re fitted for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies and come in a wide variety of colours. One other thing that you need to know is that this round is the Birthday round for Collabor88, so expect extra long line ups to get in and oodles of guest designers! You’ll find the full gallery of participating designers on the Seraphim website.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Josie Bootie’ from NX-Nardcotix! These are adorable! The main part of the bootie is clear with polka dots and the trim, heel and sole are made of a good sturdy plastic, for your walking enjoyment! There’s ten colours to choose from and they fit the SLink(seen here), Belleza, and Maitreya high feet.

The August releases are out at Argrace and I ran over the pick them up! The ‘SAYAKA’ hair is a wash and wear style that any lover of short hair has to have!

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara(bento hands included) mesh body from Maitreya, along with the high feet from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Journeys’ set of poses from Marukin.

I’m using the ‘Hype-Beast Backdrop 03 from the Hype-Beast’ gacha set from [Bad Unicorn].

Happiness is.....

….cancelled coffee plans! Nothing feels as freeing as having made plans to meet someone for coffee and when that day arrives they have to postpone it! It’s like my life opens up before me and I now have a whole afternoon to do with as I want! It’s not like I didn’t want to have coffee with this person, I actually always enjoy our time together, but the one thing I always yearn to do is be at home! And preferably with few people around! Hey…I’m an introvert….what can I say! 😀 A new day and time for coffee hasn’t been set yet, so there will be a different day that I’ll go for coffee with this friend, and that’s fine, but today I have the afternoon free and nothing planned, or should I say ‘nothing is my plan’!

I can’t believe the first week of July is already over and with that a new round of The Chapter Four is in full swing! Le Poppycock has the ‘Strawberry Sky’ A & B pose packs exclusive to TCF! Each pack contains six poses with lots of activity for a busy summer! This is the ‘Imagining Pink’ pose and I look like I could be singing ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music’, but I’m actually just enjoying my time at one of my favourite sims, Hazardous!

I’m wearing the ‘Mila’ hair from [KoKoLoReS] for this shot! It’s available until July 16 at the Hair Fair 2017. I love the angles and edginess of [KoKoLoReS] hair, it always stands out in a crowd!

I made a visit to the Addams main store to grab this new release! The ‘Mellon Long Sleeves Shirt’ does have long sleeves, but very little else! I love it! Addams is celebrating 3 years in business all during the month of July, so stop in a find the red balloons for incredible savings on fatpacks! Also from Addams, is the ‘Malena Denim Shorts, high rise’.

You can only see a bit of the ‘Feather Necklace’ from !nfinity here! You can get a better view of it in this previous blog post! It’s available now at the Men Only Monthly event.

I’m wearing the ‘Just Love’ group gift from Carol G. Tattoo Wear, you can just see a bit of it beside the necklace! There’s a fee to join the group, but there’s six very nice group gift tattoos out right now, and new ones regularly!

The rest of me is the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada! Along with the Lara mesh body, with bento hands, from Maitreya and the kitten feet from SLink.