Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life

Love Spills

“Love spills and it looks so pretty.
Seeps through my love, my city.
Love kills,
But in my mind still.
You can’t beat that spark, that thrill…”
~Radkey’s Love Spills

 I don’t know if that song is what Poe Cross had in mind when he created the Love Spills prop, but it immediately reminded me of that song and I love it! I honestly love the lyrics to that song, because unlike a lot of songs these days…well, it reads like poetry. I’d recommend giving it a listen and also go read the lyrics without the music, because they are pretty powerful. That’s assuming you like poetry as much as I do. If not, enjoy the song, because it rocks.

Love Spills

I don’t have any deep insightful thoughts to share on the topic, because for me music and lyrics can be pretty personal. What I get from them might not be what you get and I honestly don’t want to influence whatever you get from it. In the same sense that I heard an artist say that he doesn’t put the lyrics with his CDs, because he had someone come up and tell him how much  one of his songs meant to her. She went on to tell him how deeply it had impacted her life. When she quoted a specific line back to him, he realized that she had heard the lyrics all wrong. She wasn’t even close, but he loved that she had found something in the song that he never intended. I think that artist was Seal, but I’m not going to dig around for the whole story just to prove a point.

I will, however, tell you a little bit about the scene in this photo. The backdrop and the Love Spills prop are part of The Epiphany gacha set that Industry7 has created, which is closing pretty soon, so make sure you get over there before it does.  Those red tubes are actually a vibrant blue, but I modified them to red for this photo. I ran the bench though the wall cuz I wanted something a bit different for the photo, but it actually seats four people, two on each side and has really awesome animated poses in it. I used the metal version, but it comes with a wooden version as well and is available at TLC (link below).

wearing:
hair:Exile:: If Your Wild
CATWA HEAD Dyana
LUXE. Triangles Necklace Black
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
*MUKA* Spike Bracers
**{FORMANAILS}**Accessoires – MAITREYA – Rings-2 BLACK
[BODY FACTORY] Gladiator Pauldrons (Dark)
Asteria – Willow Bustier – Black
Asteria – Willow Open Side Leather Short – Black
Elegance Boutique -Leg Corset -Liz – Black
Glamistry – LANTANA Ankleboots

scene:
industy7: _i7_urban studio_wave o’ the future set (The Epiphany)
industy7: i7_i’m a star_bench_ metal (The Liaison Collaborative) Aug 7-30
industy7: _i7_urban studio_love spills prop (The Epiphany)

pose by Body Language

Posted in Fashion, Landscaping, Second Life

What I Need

In the real world, I live in the Southern U.S. region and there are some pretty common phrases around these parts that have various meanings depending on the context in which they’re used. One of those is “Y’all need Jesus” or “You need Jesus.” I refer to the state of Alabama (where I actually live, don’t judge me) as the buckle of the bible belt. So, you can just imagine how often this particular phrase is used. It always amuses me a bit, because I am not religious at all, nor am I a Christian. While I do believe I have a spiritual connection and don’t dispute that there are definite powers greater than me, there’s not a particular religion to which I subscribe.

jesus hq

When I say it, and I think this is true for most people that say it, I’m telling someone they need help. I’m never serious when I say this, because I’m the person that suffers from such bizarre insomnia that I actually dream about not being able to sleep. People ask me all the time, “Do you ever sleep?” I promise I do, its just here and there. Sometimes, I can’t sleep more than an hour or two a day. Other times, I can’t stay awake for more than an hour or two. The latter usually happens when my body is beyond tired and the only way I can shut off this insane brain of mine  is by popping a Xanax. Once that kicks in, I’m useless until it wears off. Given my snail’s pace metabolism, that can mean a day or two at least.
With that said, my friends (especially my SL friends) find it particularly funny when I use this phrase. They also thought that I needed both this shirt and this hair…so here I am proudly claiming my Southern roots and all the silly phrases that go with it.

So…while the rest of y’all need jesus…my ass needs some sleep. LOL!

Blues. Layne (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
[NikotiN]    Rainbow_Black  RARE
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
-tres blah- Knotted Raglan – Y’all need Jesus
**RE** Precious Nails & Rings – Square
{MYNX} Pocket Capri’s

pose by double take
backdrop by industy7: _i7_urban studio_post apocalyptic set RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany) and if you look through that window, you’ll see some of the Concrete Jungle gacha set by unKindness…also @ The Epiphany

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Mad World

“It’s a very, very mad world, mad world.” ~Mad World by Tears For Fears (or whichever cover you prefer)

I’ve long argued that the world is not worse than it used to be, we simply know more about what’s going on around the world due to technological advances. There’s not more child abuse, rape, war, hate, or all out madness. Slavery is still very much alive. None of these things went away. They simply found new ways to hide and we found a new way to publicize the truths..and sadly the lies.

mad world2

It truly is a mad world out there and I often find myself empathizing and at time envying agoraphobics. However, the simplest way to counteract the complete madness of the world is to contribute to the brighter side. To walk out the door with fear. To drop some change into the homeless person’s cup even if he might buy booze or drugs with it. Its my duty and my pleasure to be kind to strangers in a world full of fear mongering hate. I smile at the lady who scowls at me in the grocery store and on a good day, I’ll even chuckle about it later.

mad world full

There’s also a very twisted sick part of me, for I am no saint (I know you’re shocked!). I often find myself amused at the ridiculous stupidity of criminals. I’m as bad as the next person for making fun of orange political figures (there’s more than one, calm your tits) and empty headed news personalities. I honestly believe that for most of us it boils down to perception and personal responsibility. After all, we’re responsible for how we react and respond to the world around us. We each have a responsibility to ourselves to make the most of this mad world. I’m not going to be paralyzed by fears of terrorism or anarchy. I’m going to live my life to the fullest. AND if the day comes that civil unrest lands at my front door, well…I’m no doomsday prepper, so we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meanwhile, I’ll deal with what’s on my plate…you know the one in my lap that tells me I need to see a doctor about this pesky ear infection.

mad world face

 

little bones. May  (*new* @N21)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
Amala – The Heart Nose Stud
[NikotiN]    Rainbow_Silver  RARE
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
erratic / janelle – crop top / feline
**RE** Precious Nails & Rings – Square
[n.i] metal.as.f*ck.set 5
LRD Overall Babes
::MA:: High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston” V2

pose by Del May edited using AnyPose
background by industy7 -_i7_urban studio_shanty town set (*new* @ The Epiphany)

Posted in Animals, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Imagine

“Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… ” ~John Lennon Imagine

I can’t imagine anyone not love this song, but in today’s world that is being ravaged by violence and hate. I cannot help but hold onto the belief that there are enough dreamers like me that want a peace and unified world. I have to believe that we the peace lovers of this world outnumber those with hearts filled with hatred and ignorance.
A lot of the creators and shopping events across the grid right now are sharing some pretty common themes, like Boho, Summer, Southwest, etc.  It brings so much peace into my Second Life to surround myself with the trendy Bohemian themes and collections. I am a child of the 70s and I grew up drawing pictures that reflected the posters I saw being held by protesters all over the world. Make Peace, Not War. I was looking at some of the pictures I drew as a child that my mother has held onto over the years and it broke my heart that we’re here again. Living in a war riddled with war and civil unrest.
Imagine
The brilliant colors are easily mixed together to brighten any Second Life home and as much as I absolutely love black and the darker side of life, I need the bright colors to balance it all out. It fuels my spirit with hope and tends to brighten my days, even when I occasionally want to wallow in self pity or feat. So, I say thank you to all the designers that are bringing such colorful treasures into my life. I, for one, need them more than ever. I hope that you’re finding what you need in Second Life to brighten your world. The world is plenty dark enough these days.

wearing:
.Lelutka.HF4 hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Surya Necklace – Common – Gold (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
CELTIC MYST JEWELRY-Twilight Ring Items HERS
{Indyra} Freya: Maitreya: Teal (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Zaara :: Raksha arm-chains *gold*
Zaara :: Raksha anklets *gold*

scene:
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho armoir (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Bench v2 (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
Industry7-_i7_feather on the wall_3, 2, & 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Stack (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
MishMish – Teacup Pomeranian – Sleep (gold)
unKindness-uK – In Tuned Bench Blanket Celestial (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho baskets (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose is in the Boho Puff Bench by unKindness

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Southern Fried

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the desert. To go out West and see the sun setting over a sea of endless sand. I love that not only can I visit a place like that in sl, but I can actually create one myself. Thanks the amazing designers across the grid. It hasn’t been in the cards for me to visit the West in RL, and that’s okay. I’ve seen a lot of amazing places and met tons of amazing people from all over the world, not just in SL, either.

southern friedThe farthest West I’ve ever been would be Louisiana or Missouri, I’m sure and while I might not make it to the Grand Canyon or even Texas, what I can do is combine my pale skin with the love of the SouthWest to create the perfect oasis getaway right in Second Life. There are so many amazing events going on right now, but you’ll notice that most of the items shows here are from TLC and the theme is fantastic.
This past weekend, I was able to do combine both worlds without leaving the South and I’ve returned home like the chicken we’re so famous for, FRIED. I am so red I’m almost purple. Yes, I am as pale in real life as my avatar in Second Life. I had the best girls’ weekend getaway with two amazing ladies from SL, Blondie & Nikole. I was welcomed with big, warm hugs and a happy home. We spent almost an entire day in the pool and let me tell you, it was worth every OUCH I’m experiencing now as a result of my sunburn.

Southern Fried (cu)

While I recover from my real life getaway, why don’t you join me on the grid for some retail therapy?

wearing:
hair: +Spellbound+ Warrior
CATWA HEAD Dyana
[Buzz] Elysium Eyes – Ice
Zaara : Sarika feather earrings
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Blueberry – Celeste – Top
Blueberry – Celeste – Skirt
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
REIGN.– KENDALL HEELS

poses: oOo Studios

scene:
build: uK  – Our Little Oasis (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ottoman 2 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
_i7_empowerment stones (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Pair of vases 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
DIGS – Almut Hanging Terrarium – Cactus
[Commoner] The Murphy Collection / Potted Cactus
_i7_feather on the wall_3 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
DIGS – Almut Terrarium – Cactus
Ariskea[GypsySoul] DreamCatcher [1] (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Cactus with lights 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Vase (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ladder 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
:CP: Lincoln Potted Cacti Sea
_i7_feather on the wall_1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
.:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Vase (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
_i7_strait tsunaluga_black//white (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
[Commoner] The Murphy Collection / Potted Cactus