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.

everydaydream change 231013

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


Unplugged rather than upgraded


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!

jasmine b unplugged 270413


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:
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

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


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:
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


Happy rezday to me

It’s hard to believe I’ve been around for about two-thirds of Second Life’s history.

I’ve never been married in SL (although I should in this most gorgeous of gowns), never opened a business and never had a job, yet there has always been plenty to do and discover.

My project for the first part of this year is completing my platform garden and opening it to visitors. I tried twice in the last 18 months but the land owners closed their sims at critical moments and I lost all my work. Perhaps it will be third time lucky if I can understand the meaning of ‘low prim’ plants and props — my house at ground level has no furniture left and the landscaping is now being cannibalised to feed the garden in the sky.

jasmine b rez day 2013 290113


Skin: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Chic, Breast 2 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Charcoal
Hair: DeLa ‘Mango’, Blonde 1
Dress: Les Petits Details* (LpD) ‘Leah’, Opal, designed for MVW 2013 and now available (thanks, Nevery *hugs*) (includes gloves)
Necklace: Low ‘Milady’ (option shown without neckband)
Pose: !bang ‘Spring Friend’, 3 (comes with birds)
Location: Home
Windlight: AnaLu Studio

Props: Tea House by Turnip’s Homes, Tree with Lights by Ionic, Roses by World’s End Garden and XIV, Daisies by KIDD