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

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

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

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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.

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Wearing:

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

Happy vice day, Finn

We live on opposite sides of the world in anti-social timezones so we hardly ever catch up, but I wanted to say a big happy third rezday to my friend, Finn Millar of VICE Poses. He makes great poses, likes dogs and has a wicked sense of humour.

Happy rez day, lovely friend *hugs*.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Alice’, Cherry, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
By Snow ‘Deep Eyes’, Cobalt
Hair: DeLa ‘Moelleux’, Blonde 1
Dress: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Lara’, Flowers
Lingerie: mileVa ‘Florence’ Turquoise and Pink
Headpiece: Hate Me and Eat Me (hmaem) ‘I Was a Queen’ (comes with earrings)
Pose: included with VICE Poses Chair
Location: Home
Windlight: Places Wastelands
Props: Rug by LISP, Puddle by nocc, Mirror by Node+, Cake by Spiders Design, Birdcage by LISP, Chair by VICE Poses (comes with 10 poses), Flowers by XIV

Flowers for Neve

Flowers for Neve

I wanted to make a picture for the lovely Nevery Lorakeet of Les Petits Details. She’s been generous of spirit, full of patience when I’ve accidentally deleted myself from her blogger group and has been an all-round kind and lovely person. Oh, and she makes rockin’ biker-cum-ballerina outfits, too. I’m honoured to call her a friend.

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Wearing:

Skin: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Audrey’, Chic, Breast 1 (thanks, Nevery)
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Hair: LeLutka ‘Daisy’, Marilyn
Dress: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Lara’, Flowers
Jacket: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Lara’, Brown
Boots: Les Petits Details (LpD) ‘Old Boy’, Brown (come with socks and no-socks options)
Necklace: Dark Mouse ‘Bohemian Flare’
Pose: Olive Juice ‘Booms 5: Marigold’ (includes flowers in hand)
Location: Home
Windlight: Places Abracadabra 2
Props: Tree Seat by LISP, Tree by Forest Floor, Bicycle by What Next, Grass by KIDD, Flowers by XIV and Happy Mood, Rabbit by Happy Mood

Festival of Sin – Sloth

Socordia

The Festival of Sin is in its last days, the shops are still full of great wares and the crowds have slowed so getting around is a piece of cake (literally in the case of the gluttony section of the build).

I adore this outfit by Schadenfreude. Unfortunately Rudh couldn’t join me for a duo shot we’d been discussing as her computer is cactus and my SL home is closing at next-to-no notice. I have plans to nab her for a 52 weeks of colour photo soon though. Look out, Burger Fairy!

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Wearing:

*Skin: la petite morte ‘domme’
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Golden Green
Hair: Raspberry Aristocrat ‘Jane’, Blonde Bliss
*Lingerie: Schadenfreude ‘Red Sushi’, Gluttony (includes stockings)
Location: Home, South Point Keys
Windlight: Midday

Props: Bird Bath and Red Roses by XIV, Butterfly Grass by Vita’s Boudoir, Trees and Grass by Forest Floor, White Cattails by Forest Feast

* Available at the Festival of Sin

52 weeks of colour part deux — week 2, coral

Sweltering

The colour coral reminds me of the orangey-pink blush and frosty lipsticks by Max Factor and other cosmetics giants of the 1970s and 1980s that littered my mother’s dressing table. I swear even her pancake foundation in a tube had undertones of coral — I could check because I think she still buys it several decades on.

I thought of doing a tribute to that period in this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge, however, it was 40 degrees Celsius outside and my brain was too hot to function beyond telling me to look to the sky for signs of a cool change. This was my second attempt at making a set on my little sky platform and took three long attempts; it’s all about lessons for next time.

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Wearing:

Skin: Baiastice ‘Pulchra’, Porcelaine Makeup 1
Eyes: Amacci ‘Real Eyes’, Sapphire
Hair: Maitreya ‘Natalie’, Powder
Dress: Leri Miles Designs ‘Jenna’, Coral
Headpiece: LaGyo ‘Spring Orchyds’
Bracelet: Mandala ‘Pearl Rain’, White
Pose: Dare ‘Relaxed’
Location: Home, South Point Keys
Windlight: Bree’s Appleblossom
Props: Picket Fence by Adjunct, Shrubs by Happy Mood, Bird Bath and Flowers by XIV