Posted in Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Maitreya, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum

Strawberry Tarts and A Teapot

Another gauntlet was thrown after reading my Challenge to Challenge was issued. This one came from the very lovely and sweet, Loly Hallison. She had no way of knowing that these two items actually do belong together in a personal memory of my mom. One that I will never forget and it will always bring a smile to my face. It happened years ago, when I was still in my 20s.

My mother and I would meet up about once a month. We’d spend the day together, usually we’d shop until we dropped. This one morning I’d picked her up and we grabbed these amazing little strawberry tarts at a local bakery. I wonder if that place is still open. I’ll have to Google that later. Anyway, we’re sitting in the mall parking lot,  eating our strawberry tarts, and talking. Our conversation turns to death, as it so often does with me, and my mother began telling me that she wanted to be cremated and her ashes sealed in a tea pot. I agreed to her request under one condition and it was that condition that had us looking like two crazy, drugged up teenagers.
Do not come back and haunt me by singing, “I’m a little teapot short and stout….”

soft pink

 

wearing:
hair:  –FABIA– Mesh Hair < Aliya> (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

Dead Dollz – Joy Dress

pose: Bauhaus Movement – Aesthetic Perfection 32
location: Winter Moon

Posted in Animals, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Lybra, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, United Colors

This is the Time

I am hurting so much right now and I’m not ready to write about. I’m not sure I ever will, but until I can write my own words…I give you the words and music of those that I relate to. ♥ Blog credits are below the picture, as always. Thank you in advance for you patience and understanding.

Nothing More – This Is The Time

When did we become these sinking stones?
When did we build this broken home?
Holding each other like ransom notes
Dropping our hearts to grip our brother’s throat
You can’t see because you don’t know
You’re caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score
We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way
This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that’s inside us all
If we don’t open our eyes we’re walking blind
Anchored in anger, we exile ourselves
Bitter blood builds our prison cell
Darker water now fills our lungs
The depths of our heart have blacked the sun
You can’t see because you don’t know
You’re caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score
We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way
This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that’s inside us all
If we don’t open our eyes we’re walking blind
Naked we come, naked we leave
Fools we are, to hold tightly
We are the jail, we are the key
We are free, we are free
This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that’s inside us all
If we just open our eyes
This is the time that we let it go
This is the pain we are forced to know
Singing the song that’s inside
Inside us all, inside us all
Walking Blind

dreaming of dragons

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant \\ Cindy
horns: Decoy – Dragon Temptress Gacha: #14 Horns Polar
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
eyebrows: Bossie. alice eyebrows [catwa]
eyes: –SU!- Ekrabetha Eyes Fatpack
tears: CURELESS [+] Dragon Tears (v.1)
nose jewelry: AZOURY – Ange Earring Nose White
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Merrylu” Nordic (*new* @ Uber)
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS
UC_Sicrets_outfit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
#1 Dragon Brothers + texture hud {egosumaii} RARE

pose created using AnyPose

location: Winter Moon

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, We <3 Role-Play

Get Out There

Yesterday, I wrote about how gowns have changed over the yeas and I have to say there are so many beautiful gowns on the grid these days, I find myself feeling a bit like a princess and looking for excuses to go dancing at formal events. Luckily, there are no shortage of formal places. My favorite venues these days, believe it or not, have become those that sponsor live music. For instance, the amazing AleyKat (not to be confused with anyone else with a similar name) sings at a lovely formal venue most Fridays.  If you’ve never heard her, I urge you to look her up and catch one of her shows. She is simply amazing and depending on the venue her songs can be romantic and sweet…or fun and funky. Her funky, casual shows are always a blast and her more romantic shows are pure magic. Either way, I cannot recommend her enough. In fact, she’ll be singing at Templemore, Friday, May 12 at 5pm slt. Not only is this going to be an incredible show, this venue is hands down gorgeous! Dress up or dress down, but be prepared for an amazing show either way, as they have quite a line up. So, I recommend you get out there and enjoy some of the fine, amazing talent on the grid.

the garden

wearing:
hair*TKW* Vico [A] (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Kunglers) Luiza necklace – Agate (*new* @ ON9)
The Annex – Zafira Gown – Moss (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)

pose: Pose It-Bridal Portrait 5 (*new* @ ON9)

location: Wintermoon

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Mad World

“All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression”
Tears For Fears Mad World (Jasmine Thompson cover)

The world is full of crazy, mean people. Second Life is not different. There are so many people in both worlds that get their kicks by bringing misery into others’ lives. If you and I are not those kinds of people the best thing we can do to combat that sort of madness is to be kind to one another. I was exploring Winter Moon when I came upon this sign and it really hit home. I tease my friend Troy about being too nice sometimes, thus he gets a lot of girls hitting on him…although he is admittedly clueless about it at times. However, the reason his kindness is often mistaken as an open invitation is rather sad if you think about it. He’s simply being nice. He offers hugs and kind words to almost every person he meets. How thoroughly sad is it that kindness is so misunderstood? But ya know what? He is even able to thwart the unwanted advances in a nice way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him be outright rude to anyone.
Perhaps if we all treated each other as kindly as Troy treats everyone he meets…just maybe we can live in a more loving place. I, for one, have decided to start being nicer. *nods* Oh stop laughing! I can be nice! I CAN!!! So can you, lets give a try shall we?

Be Kind

wearing:
hair:  *TKW* Bocek (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
lipstick:  [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
tattooRedFish – Tattoo Aztec

.:EMO-tions:. * ANDY * necklace (*new* @ ON9)
[The Forge] Gypsy Bangles

[Cynful] Bloom Blouse (*new* @ C88)
[Cynful] Bloom Skirt (*new* @ C88)
Garbaggio // Charlotte Sandals (*new* @ ON9)

pose: FOXCITY. Cutiepie-4 (*new* @ ON9)
place: Winter Moon

 

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life

Unexplored

 

“The unexplored life is not worth living!”
Plato

I think the same can be said about Second Life. I’ve been roaming about the grid for almost 10 years now and I’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing that remains constant is that there some absolutely gorgeous sims being created all the time. All you have to do is get out there and explore! I am a teensy bit of a control freak when it comes to setting up my pictures which is why I often create my own scenes. I love creating these scenes and it certainly makes getting that perfect shot a lot easier, because I can move that pillow that’s poking through my leg or turn the chair, instead of my avatar, because that shadow is perfect! However, few scenes I make can begin to compare to some of the incredible beauty put together on sims made specifically for exploring. So, with that in mind, I packed up my poses and headed out on the grid in search of somewhere that would call to me and I found just the place at Winter Moon.

Unexplored Life
I really enjoyed playing with just my poses and just enjoying the scenery. Just laying back, literally, and taking it all in. It’s such a beautiful place, I didn’t make it far from the landing point when I found this little resting place.
Unexplored
But it wasn’t long before I got back on my feet and started walking. As I started crossing this bridge to what I happened to cam over and see was going to lead to a gorgeous beach…I stopped and enjoyed the view. I actually didn’t make it past the bridge this time, because a friend of mine came along and I started taking pictures of her, too. This sim screams for pictures and though I’m technically wearing a swimsuit, I was not planning on a beach shoot. I love taking an outfit that perhaps is meant one way and turning it into something entirely different with my immense collection of accessories. That’s exactly what I did with this one piece from Cynful. One my favorite things about the clothes Cynthia puts out is that her designs are so versatile. No matter what your style, her stuff will fall right in line with whatever you have going on in your inventory.
unexplored2
So, the next time you catch yourself with time on your hands in Second Life, grab some poses and head out to explore. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taken pictures in SL before, go have some fun.

hair: MINA Faith
CATWA HEAD Dyana
[sYs]MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
.4 [ kunst ] – Septum Keeper (left)
.02 [ kunst ]– Chin flower RARE
[MANDALA]MILKY WAY CHOKER/polly white
**RE** Raven Collar – Lock
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[White~Widow] Charade – White – RARE
*MUKA* Arm Strap
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
.04 [ kunst ]– Long Cig Holder [ornamented] (hand) (*new* @ Kustom9)
[Cynful] Sun Babe Swimsuit – White
Phedora. / Ramona Boots / 30.C (*new* @ Kustom9)

poses by Del May
location: Winter Moon