Changes

I’ve just packed up my garden to move to a smaller and cheaper plot. Here’s one for posterity. I’ll post the SLURL to the new place when I’m set up.

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Props: Greenhouse by Turnip’s, Trees and Shrubs by Happy Mood and XIV, Lights by Lisp, Light Beam by Alirium

Absent

But kind of back

The last few months have been stressful so I haven’t been online much. Some selected lowlights are hospitalisation and then recovery from an unexpected medical problem, a chest infection possibly taken from the hospital, a lot of work travel and last week my employer chose to make my position redundant. I think I finish tomorrow but the process isn’t being handled well.

I hope to spend some more time in-world and to catch up with your flickr streams.
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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Natural, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: LeLutka ‘Moss’, Light Blonde
Top: from Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Luna’ outfit, White (thanks, Nevery)
Jacket: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Seattle’, Sand (thanks, Nevery) — new
Trousers: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Lana’, Sand (thanks, Nevery) — available in six colours from the Chapter Four event at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Compotista/209/43/1203
Shoes: Boudoir ‘Beige’
Necklace: League ‘Vintage’ Jewellery Set
Rings: Dark Mouse ‘Statement’ Rings
Glasses: Gos ‘Intuition’ Tortoiseshell
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Fast Fashion’, 1 (thanks, Miyoko)
Location: everydaydream SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonlight%20ReefYourHOME/118/217/502
Windlight: Annan Adored Dusty

Props: Greenhouse by Turnip’s, Roses by World’s End Garden and XIV, Tree and Shrubs by Happy Mood, Outdoor Setting by ionic, Cup and Cake by Lisp, Lights by Lisp

Lady of the lake

More Firestorm tests

My experiments are continuing (when time allows) with the new version of Firestorm. I can’t take pictures of more than 4,000 pixels like other people, but I don’t remember being able to do that in the past anyway. Changing the settings to more than 3,000 pixels wide would add lines to images.

I think all I need until Santa brings me a new computer is a gentler face light or illuminator. Any recommendations would be gratefully received.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Chic, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2′, Marilyn
Dress: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Flora’, White (thanks, Nevery), available in three colours
Shoes: Boudoir ‘Romance’
Pose: Helamiyo ‘High Fashion’, 3
Location: World’s End Garden (locate the door in the garden to teleport to the outdoor area)
Windlight: Annan Adored Light Explosion

Unplugged rather than upgraded

Unplugged

Sometimes taking pictures doesn’t go quite to plan. I got the original of this one to final edit after a couple of hours’ work to realise I missed an error that no editing magic could fix.

Back to the drawing board.

I then upgraded to the new version of Firestorm and had the black screen of death, the pink screen of death and some thinking time to read the jira entries while downloading 180 megabytes of updated graphics drivers.

Then I repeated the process as nothing worked and followed different recommendation for my laptop and downloaded another 180 megabytes of drivers. I have SL but now my images are too soft in focus (depth of field is off to no avail) and the new video drivers have made my screen blurry in places on the laptop.

I’ll try again another day when I have time. I can see an upside in that I somehow have shadows now and there’s a bazillion more windlight settings to play with!

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Chic, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Brigitte’, Seafoam
Dress: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Onde’, Pink (thanks, Nevery), comes in three colours
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Fashion Blogger’, 1 (thanks, Miyoko)
Location: everydaydream SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonlight%20ReefYourHOME/118/217/502
Windlight: Nacon’s Day Mood

Props: Greenhouse by Turnip’s, Roses by World’s End Garden and XIV, Tree by Happy Mood, Light Beams from Alirium

Corrosion

Corrosion

I was checking out wuwaichun’s flickr stream for some new places to visit and Cica Ghost’s Rust installation caught my eye.

It’s a little bit corroded cogs and fences, a little bit of steampunk and a little bit of whimsical animals to bring rusted, ageing elements alive with clever lighting and movement. It’s an inspiring place to visit.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Annalise and Makeup Tattoo’, (thanks, Nevery) — Available at the Couturier’s Docks with eight pieces left at the time of writing
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Unbalanced’ 4 (thanks, Miyoko), new set available from the Pose Fair 2013
Location: Rust SLURL: secondlife://LEA13/212/52/22
Windlight: London 2026

Hazardous entry

The 2013 Pose Fair

This year’s Pose Fair is on now until 14 April and the official web site is here. I’ve loved reading all the blog feeds with new poses and props and can’t wait to visit when I have some SL time tomorrow.

Thank you to RubyStarlight Writer for keeping the fair going this year. I still have boxes of poses (and a horse) not used from last year’s fair so I’m preparing to add even more goodies  to my inventory.

I received some wonderful news this week that I’m on the blogger list for HelaMiyo Poses. Miyoko Magic has four packs of poses that will be released at the Pose Fair 2013 show and this one is from the new ‘Levitation’ set.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Glam, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: Tiny Bird ‘Time to Pretend’, Bright Ash Blonde
Dress: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Barbara’, Blue (thanks, Nevery). I didn’t do justice to the folds of the skirt in this pic — it’s very Marilyn Monroe-esque and adorable
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Levitation’ 2 (thanks, Miyoko), new set available from the Pose Fair 2013
Location: Hazardous
Windlight: Fairy Blue Paulina

The Arcade Photography Contest: March

sk8r grrl

I’ve been devoting the last couple of weeks in-world towards old-school, daggy fun. Visiting The Arcade gacha event was a hoot and I need another five pairs of legs to wear all the roller skates I bought. I forgot to take them off when I visited Collabor88 and I apologise to anyone I ran over before I TPd out of there in embarrassment.

I’m entering this picture in The Arcade’s flickr contest. The details are here if you’d to do the same before 31 March.

The Arcade Photography Contest March 2013 Jasmine Ballinger

Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Vintage, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
*Hair: Clawtooth ‘Doolittle’, Bombshell Blonde
*Hair Bow: Pididdle ‘Kitty Bow Peep Band’, Teal Dot/Black Fur
Tracksuit: Miel ‘Fit’ Jacket and Pants, Bright (colour change and with customisable lettering)
Top: Maitreya ‘Bra Top’, Cyan
*Sunglasses: Baiastice ‘Candy Shades’, Pink/Azure
*Watch: Yummy ‘Polyex Sports Watch’, Aqua
*Necklace: Maxi Gossamer ‘Wild Honey Bee’, Turquoise
*Roller Skates: The Secret Store ‘Vintage Roller Skates’, Cyan Blue
*Bag: Deco ‘Jennifer’ Tote, Bluejay
Pose: Embody ‘Breakaway’ 3
Location: everydaydream SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonlight%20ReefYourHOME/118/217/502
Windlight: Places Greed 2

*Available from The Arcade

Props: Garden Shed by Turnip’s, Fence by Rez, Roses by World’s End Garden and XIV, Grass by KIDD

Strawberry’s seven SL facts meme

Seven SL facts

I can’t recall ever participating in a meme but Strawberry Singh’s intriguing seven facts meme got me pondering about things you may not know about me. I hope you can share your seven things as well and post a link here or on Berry’s blog.

1 I am obsessed about not getting involved in SL drama. My RL has enough bumps in the road and I am militant about my sense of fun and wonder being disturbed.

2 If designers give me goodies to blog, I usually go to their shops and buy something else to spread the good karma.

3 I have more than 600 poses in inventory. I compiled the first 400 manually in an old and reliable hud but I’m too lazy to scroll through it; I usually go and buy more at the time I need them.

4 If I take a picture in someone’s sim, I always hunt down the tip jar and leave some lindens. I didn’t know owners could see who gave tips until someone sent me a thank you note — if avatars could blush, mine would have turned a bright shade of red.

5 12,000 is the point at which I fret irrationally about my inventory count. The total is about 12,600 at the moment so some items will have to go or I’ll keep thinking about them.

6 Even if I don’t have land, I still search for and buy houses. Much of my inventory consists of houses I can’t bear to delete as they hold memories of placing and decorating them. However, I live in a basic house with no furniture as all my allowance is used on the garden.

7 I haven’t been involved with anyone for about four years since a relaxed and affectionate thing with a man from America. It ended awfully after he accused me of contacting his RL wife (so many things are wrong with that sentence I can’t even begin). I’m not looking but maybe a nice man in a friendly timezone will emerge from an orange cloud and rez in front of me one day.

Bonus fact
My favourite creation in SL is the Happy Mood bunnies (but I guess that’s no secret). I bought all the variations in size and colour.

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Wearing:

Hair: LeLutka ‘Daisy’, Marilyn
Jacket: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Lara’, Flowers (thanks, Nevery)
Jacket: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Lara’, Brown (thanks, Nevery)
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Knees’ 5
Location: everydaydream http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonlight%20ReefYourHOME/118/217/502
Windlight: Greed 2

Props: Grass by Kidd, Tree by Happy Mood, Crate by MMGraffiti, Rabbit by Happy Mood, Shrubs by Happy Mood and Moonshine Creations, Roses by World’s End Garden

Returned to sender

Flight cancelled

This picture was made to celebrate the plan that I’d be offline due to a work trip to Norway. The course was confirmed and then cancelled, and again confirmed and cancelled with three days to go. I was dreading 29 hours of airports and flying each way, but now that I’m not going, there is nothing I want more than to visit cold and lovely Norway.

I then added the ‘return to sender’ stamp to the picture. I hope to visit Norway another time.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Vintage, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: LaViere ‘Wind Song’, Platinum
Coat: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Liv’, Black and White (thanks, Nevery). Was available at Fashion for Life but sold out — other colours in-store and on the marketplace
Pants: Maitreya ‘Leather Skinny Pants, Black
Boots: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Old Boy’ Boots (option with socks), Black
Necklace: League ‘Kandula’, Silver
Bag: Remarkable Oblivion ‘Baaahhg’
Pose: Agapee ‘Gown 021 Back’
Location: Yumixter Regional Airport
Windlight: London 2026

Props: Luggage by Post and Bad at Croquet

Flow

I focused on the scenery in my last post and didn’t get to show off this dreamy outfit. I adore the drape of the pants and how the jacket sleeves are longer than usual for a smart but relaxed weekend feel.

The picture is taken in a corner of my garden. You’re more than welcome to visit and take pictures.

Join and activate the ‘everydaydream’ group to rez pose balls and props.

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonlight%20ReefYourHOME/118/217/502

Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/everydaydream/

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Vintage, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Aqua
Hair: Maitreya ‘Natalie’, Platinum
Dress: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Luna’, White/Sand (thanks, Nevery)
Necklace: Tram ‘Leather Frilled’
Shoes: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘EcoPoir’, Pearl
Pose: Frozen Panty ‘Flow 1′
Location: everydaydream
Windlight: Places Abracadabra 3

Props: House by nordari (from Epoch last year from memory), Trees by Forest Floor, Plants by Happy Mood, Grass by Kidd