Witches in Britches

Witches in Britches

This is what you see when you traipse SL cemeteries in the darkness of night.

I’m the cutie with the spider hair, Bloomy Miles is comforting me from the sight of something scary (a gargoyle? spider? circus clown? definitely) and Anna DeVaux is getting the hell out on her broom.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Hair: Tukinowaguma ‘Arachne’ , Silver
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Outfit: Rotten Toe ‘Moth Hunter’, Red
Collar: Curious Kitties ‘Exilum’, Red
Shoes: Grim Bros ‘Grotesque Burlesque’, Red
Pose: n/a
Location: Island of Fame
Windlight: Coastal Sunset

52 weeks of colour, 52 — orange

The Owl and the Pussycat (and the human)

It’s hard to be subtle when thinking about orange, so I wasn’t.

It’s the last week of Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge. I guess we all say sad goodbyes, make heartfelt promises to stay in touch and then do so because it’s so damn easy with the internet — yay!

The sim is the latest installation at Empyreal Dreams, The Art Anthology, featuring Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat. It’s cheering and vibrant and a great joy to visit.

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Wearing:

Skin: LAQ ‘Elin’ Fair Glow, 09
Hair: Vanity Hair ‘Bimba’, Vainille
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Dress: Coco ‘ColorBlock’, Orange-Ivory
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Takara’ Metal White
Pose: GCD Model Poses ‘Number 7’
Miss Meow: Zooby’s
Owl (nameless at this stage): TokiD
Location: Empyreal Dreams, The Art Anthology ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’
Windlight: Default

Crazy cat lady

Crazy cat lady

My vision (and it’s still firmly in my mind) is to build a garden in the sky called ‘Alba’ that is dotted with white and silver trees with pastel wildflowers scattered about. The inspiration will also be garnered from a favourite book by Australian author Carmel Bird, The White Garden, which includes a white-themed garden in a mental asylum based loosely on Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst.

Somehow along the way I ended up renting land in a tropical sim and have surrounded a beach cottage with palm trees and bought myself a cat. And I don’t have enough prims left over to make the garden dream come true. Erm, I’ll put my thinking cap on and work out how I can get back on track.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lip Colour: Kosh ‘Drama Lips’, Berry
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Marilyn
Eyes: les Fleurs du Male ‘Alive’, Dark Grey (freebies and a hunt on currently at the main store)
Dress: Fellini Couture ‘Vanille’ (includes headpiece)
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Pearl Rain’, White
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring’, Romance
Nails: Mandala ‘Takara’, Metal White
Miss Meow: Zoobys
Pose: n/a
Location: My tropical and not white garden house
Windlight: Funky Funky from memory

52 weeks of colour, 51 — cream

Cream, sh-boogie bop*

I lucked in this week. I searched my inventory for cream and ivory with no luck, but hit paydirt when I scanned my folder of clothes bought on impulse and not yet worn (erm, it’s a big folder). There it is … a ‘vanille’ gown bought at the last Fellini sale — paydirt!

And with the discovery of an enchanting sim I was good to go (except I forgot my painstaking styling of the outfit and environment and went, “Squee, I gotta get the rabbit in the picture!”)

It’s the second-last week of Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge and I wish there were 75 weeks in a year as there are many more colours I want to try. I know I can do it in my own time but the camaraderie won’t be the same.

*The title bears no similarity or theme to the image, but I adore Prince’s music and that’s good enough for me.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Lip Colour: Kosh ‘Drama Lips’, Berry
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Marilyn
Eyes: les Fleurs du Male ‘Alive’, Dark Grey (freebies and a hunt on currently at the main store)
Dress: Fellini Couture ‘Vanille’ (includes headpiece)
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Pearl Rain’, White
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring’, Romance
Nails: Mandala ‘Takara’, Metal White
Pose: HelaMiyo ‘Looking Back 3’

Rooted in Friendship

Rooted in Friendship

I have been stunned and humbled by the originality of Second Lifers’ ideas and their execution in CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur’s Meta_Body project as part of the All My Independent Women exhibition.

CapCat and Meilor have been generous in creating a set of avatars at no cost and with full permissions for anyone to use the original content to bring to life their own images and stories.

This is my second dip in the water (almost literally on the screen) with the ‘Aqua’ avatar. The human-looking roots emerging from the water at Delicatessen reminded me of the similar but differing shape of virtual but real friendships.

How do you feel in real life when a friend is given a promotion at work and outranks you, even though you think you work harder? Does it differ in the virtual world when your blogging friend is given outfits for reviewing when you think secretly that your work is better? Do you react with genuine wishes, concealed backstabbing or do you work to make your own life even better? Are the real-life and online ‘you’ the same person or is one an escape or opportunity to change the other?

Our perceptions, feelings and reactions in both worlds mingle and can enhance our lives or perpetuate negativity depending on what we bring and give. In this way the breathing and pixelated worlds do not differ — the real is the meta of the unreal.

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Wearing:

Avatar: Meta_Body ‘Aqua’ by CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur
Pose: Agapee ‘Free Pose 74 Sit’
Location: Delicatessen
Windlight: London 2050

Dragonflight

Dragonflight

This is my first contribution to CapCat Ragu and Meilor Minotaur’s Meta_Body project as part of the All My Independent Women exhibition.

CapCat and Meilor have been generous in creating a set of avatars at no cost and with full permissions for anyone to use their original content to bring to life their own images and stories.

The dragonfly avatar took my fancy as I often look at birds and insects and marvel at what I consider the miracle of winged flight. Yet, for these creatures, wings are only the tool used as their form of movement for daily survival.

On a more metaphoric level, I intentionally left a generous crop so my avatar was absorbed by the surroundings. We are the centre of our own universes but are always a part of a world much larger than us.

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Wearing:

Avatar: Meta_Body ‘Dragonfly’ by CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Fall to Earth’
Location: Delicatessen
Windlight: Places Urbania

52 weeks of colour, 50 — mulberry

BYO Butterflies to the Garden Party

I must confess some sadness at reaching the fiftieth week of Luna’s 52 weeks of colour challenge. I’ve encountered blogs kept by seriously talented and creative thinkers and found some new and clever designers who make the most of SL’s technical limitations.

The other side is that I’m amazed I’ve stuck with a project for a year as my attention span is poor (to put it kindly) and I’ve enjoyed the discipline of setting a weekly goal.

I’m currently working on some images for the Meta_Body project so I didn’t have a lot of time to get all fancypants with this picture, but thankfully pretty frocks and butterflies speak for themselves. Hell, I don’t even know if I got the colour correct but I checked the little buds of the young mulberry tree in my backyard and they looked similar (but not ripe enough for ripping off the tree and eating by the handful).

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye Make-up: Boom ‘Flatter My Eyes’, Purple
Lip Colour: Kosh ‘Drama Lips’, Dragonfruit
Hair: Lo*momo ‘Canna’, Pink
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Dress: LeeZu ‘Noell’, Violet (includes amazing headpiece)
Necklace: Part of Alienbear ‘River of Love’
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Pearl Rain’, White
Ring: Dark Mouse ‘Statement Ring’, Romance
Nails: Mandala ‘Takara’, Metal White
Additional Butterflies: Alirium Gardens group gift
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Curtsie Cutie’
Location: Alirium
Windlight: Bristol

Skull-esque burlesque

Skull-esque Burlesque

Halloween isn’t just about jack o’lanterns and witches; it’s about bowler hats and skulls, too. The little skulls around the abdominal area of this new Solidea Folies outfit flare and wiggle when moving and it’s the most fun piece to wear.

I happened upon Wendy Xeno’s new project at Humanoid and was fortunate enough to TP in when the kind and gracious Wendy was making some finishing touches. If you’re at the Humanoid landing point, click on the doors and go through the one that opens to show an image of a woman.
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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye Make-up: Beauty Killer Gothic ‘Dark’
Lip Colour: Kosh Wet Lips ‘Beets’
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Mimi’, Faded
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Outfit: Solidea Folies ‘Tiramolla’ (includes hat, gloves and tights)
Boots: Gos ‘Curvaceous’, Black
Pose: n/a
Location: Humanoid
Windlight: AnaLu Outdoor Night

52 weeks of colour, 49 — wenge

I’m Gonna Get You, Too

I thought I knew my colours but wenge? A check of online colour samples for this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge showed everything from mouse to grey to liver to taupe so I found a rockin’ frock that had all of the above. And some skulls and crows. And the blur tool.

It’s no secret that XIV is one of my favourite sims and I had some fun cranking up the windlight and contrast to turn pretty into gritty.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye Make-up: Beauty Killer Gothic ‘Dark’
Lip Colour: Kosh Wet Lips ‘Beets’
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Mimi’, Faded
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Dress: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Fashion Revealed’
Gloves: Glow ‘Duo Tone’ Black Satin
Boots: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Black Lace’
Pose: Lost World Creative ‘Jumping Shooter’
Location: XIV
Windlight: Bryn Oh’s Immersiva Grey Dust

Giardino di LouLou

I was absurdly excited when I discovered LouLou Teichmann’s images on flickr only a month or so ago, and even more like a giddy child when she invited me to take a picture in her new garden.

I snuck in when she wasn’t online and stole an apple. But I didn’t take any food from her fridge or leave the TV on so hopefully she asks me back one day.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eye Make-up: Boom ‘Flatter My Eyes’, Blue
Lip Colour: Boom ‘Lipwax’, Pale
Hair: LeLutka ‘Amanda 2’, Marilyn
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Dress: Les Petites Details ‘Don’t Forget Me’, Blue
Hairpiece: LaGyo ‘Blue Roses’
Bracelet and Ring: Donna Flora ‘Alma’
Shoes: Vita’s Boudoir ‘Romantic’ (not shown)
Pose: Lost World Creative ‘Wild Standing Male’
Apple: MariposaB
Addtional Butterflies: Alirium Garden gift
Location: LouLou’s!
Windlight: TOR Sunrise Asiatix