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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}.

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

I don’t think there’s a song as iconic as this one, it’s a complete masterpiece that only Queen could have done and ever will do properly, and Freddie Mercury’s voice is irreplaceable. The only reason I mention this song for this post is because the first thing I think when looking at this photo is, ‘I see a little silhouetto of a man Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango’, I’m definitely not a man…but I am a little ‘silhouetto’! I love the simple beauty of silhouettes, the clear outline of every detail, leaving everything to the imagination. I’m going to ramble a bit here, but I want to add that if there’s one word that I can never spell it’s, ‘silhouette’! If a police force or the secret service every get access to my Google searches they will find ‘spell silloette’ to be about 45% of them, I get it wrong almost every time! The rest of my searches are usually related to finding a song on Youtube, looking for pictures of Sasquatch(Canada’s bigfoot), or how to say the Latin names of flowers! There’s nothing in the least bit incriminating in any of my Google searches, unless bad spelling is now a criminal act. 😀 But anyway, I digress, but take a look, enjoy the details of my shoes and just imagine the rest! That’s what silhouettes are for!

The ‘Belle Heels’ from Slipper Originals are so delicate and feminine. The straps swirl up the ankle to draw the eye up and the cute little flowers along the way are the perfect detail to draw attention to them. They’re compatible with the SLink, Maiterya, and Belleza high feet and you may as well just get the fatpack, with 16 colours and 5 metals to mix and match it’s so worth it! I’m wearing them on the SLink high feet here with the ‘vivante’ skin tone from Avada.

Everything else is just a shape, but still worth mentioning. The ‘SAKI’ hair is from Argrace. I’m using my own shape here with the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m reclining on the ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie, no one does it better! The carpet underneath the bed is the ‘Dorset Rug’ from Cheeky Pea.

I love having house plants in my home, they bring a little bit of life and make it a little extra cozey, even virtually. These plants are from {what next}.

This beautiful pose is from the ‘Reclining Series 2’ set of poses from CORPUS. I love the relaxed feel and look to this.

Shakin’ My Moneymaker!

Shakin' My Moneymaker!

Shake your moneymaker
Shake your moneymaker
You got to shake your moneymaker, yeah
Shake your moneymaker
You got to shake your moneymaker
And then…

Shake Your Moneymaker ~sung by many, but I always think of George Thorogood’s version!~

The lyrics of this song don’t have any deep meaning or anything, for me. It probably doesn’t for anyone, but it’s catchy and has a great blues beat. At least it’s bluesy when George Thorogood does it. I can listen to most types of music and enjoy, notice I say most, and not all, I really can’t make myself enjoy rap and I’ve never cared for jazz. There’s tons of music that I’ve probably never heard of, but I’m always willing to listen to something new and give it a try. I’ve found some of my favourite artists completely by accident. I’d never really listened to Leonard Cohen until I bought an album for my Mum for Christmas and I realized that I’d been missing out on incredible poetry. At least I can go back to his older stuff and enjoy it, since it’ll be new to me. A free ticket to a Guns n’Roses concert helped me to appreciate their distinct sound. I’m not sure I’d want to go see them on their new tour….a little too much time has passed and we’re all just a little older! 😛 Way back when vinyl was all the rage for your home stereo I found a Bob Dylan album for a very low price and out of curiosity I took it home and have been a fan ever since. Everyone I know laughs at me for liking his music and my sister has been known to say, ‘He’s not even trying!’, in a very indignant tone. But, I enjoy it and don’t care what anyone thinks! Music has meant a lot to me throughout my life, and it’s one thing that can ease my anxiety or lift me up when I need lifting. It can make me smile and give me energy, when I lacked both. Heck, it even makes me want to sing and dance sometimes, but only when I’m alone……at home……..with the curtains closed…….and the lights out! 😀

So, as you’re looking at my ‘moneymaker’ note how these jeans fit it! They fit like skin and with the high waist and flared legs the attention is all on my booteh! These are the ‘Cara Flared Jeans’ from LEGAL INSANITY and available now at Shiny Shabby! These are fitting my ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya like a glove and they also come fitted for the SLink and Belleza mesh bodies. There’s two versions included in the pack one for flat feet and one for heels, so you can mix it up a bit. Shiny Shabby runs until September 15.

I’ve had the ‘Discorded’ hair from Shi. for quite some time and it’s time I wore it! This is from the dark browns pack.

As you can see I’m topless here, sometimes you just gotta let the girls breathe! 😀 I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body(bento hands included) from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Loose Ends’ pose set from Le Poppycock.

I’m using the ‘We’re All Mad’ backdrop from Isuka.

Fly

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.