Friday, September 23, 2016

Stalking around suspiciously in orange

I seem to have defaulted to my usual color for the season, this nice buttery shade of orange. It's been my signature color in SL for many long years, and I still adore it. I like contrasting orange with its complementary color, blue, and found traces in this great tattoo from La Baguette. Honestly, the shop reminds me of the beautiful things from Miss Shippe's Studio back in the day ... Those were interesting times in my Second Life, and I miss her, from her Perdido Street Station insect head to her fine, sharp brain. She was a science teacher in real life, in second life she was a creator, making interesting worlds.

I've never had that talent. I'm just a diorama-ist, a set builder, staging a play in my own head with other people's creations. Okay, maybe this is a larger metaphor for life?

Tattoo: La Baguette
Outfit: Pixicat Casual Dungarees in leather from FLF
Glasses: Eclectica Antique Glasses - square
Bracelets: Schadenfreude rubber bracelets in yellow, white, pink
Shoes: Friday Dottie sneakers for FLF
Hair: D!va Erika in platinum

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tell me where the past years are

Monday's hitting me like a rainstorm, and everything aches just a little. I've never had trouble with my back before, but oh, being 43 changes so many things. I always wonder whether I'll be better or worse in a decade, and I've always lived as if the road in front of me was long. What if it's not? Would I still be sitting here at work with an aching back, trying to remember the meaning of life?

My daughter put it this way. "Mama, I think the meaning of life is to find people that you like and enjoy their company." I'm going to have to agree, and in my cube today, everything feels just a little off kilter.

Anyway. I went to wander The Secret Affair's sim, and realized that it was very pretty. I took a snapshot there, of two swans catching falling stars. Let's do that today instead.

Shoes: Ingenue Woodruff Boots in camel from Collabor88
Hair: Clawtooth The Princess Bride in Fancy from Collabor88
Outfit: Addams // Stefani military Suit in Orange from Collabor88
Glasses: Eclectica antique glasses - square
Skin: Pink Fuel Vamp Doll V2 with black cherry lips
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ firehart tattoo

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Barely Autumnal?

My land is always a work in progress, and I'm pretty sure that what looks settled is only going to look this way until the next event comes along and I quietly harvest a huge slew of stuff for my "Stuff" folder. I tried my best to be autumnal, but I stumbled across Circa's Gypsy MoonSea set, and it talked me into a nice teal and purple theme. This, combined with Allegory's Crystal Cottage set (and various other whimsical pieces from Schadenfreude) turned my living room into something playful.

Also, it's tough decorating for A-frame ceilings! I had to find extra-low bookshelves (thanks, 'PC', whoever you are), and turn things hung on the ceiling at an angle. Still, interesting spacial constraints are always fun to work with. I made the kitchen into an office, and turned the loft into a space I can use to play with new stuff that I dunno what to do with. Anyway, welcome into my home!


[ba] yosemite a-frame from Collabor88
PILOT - Plant Collection Crate 2 from Collabor88
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow from Collabor88
[CIRCA] - "Algonquin Outdoors" Adirondack Chairs and pumpkins

Living room:

Schadenfreude Mounted Unicorn Head
~Scribble~ Tapestry/Tie Dye/Springtime/Rug (With Shadow)
PC 'Mystique' Room Bookshelf - 2 Li
~silentsparrow~ Carny - Dodo! Standing -- group gifts
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Light Fireplace
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Dark Crystal Ball
Schadenfreude Teal/Teal [Kraken] To the Lighthouse Coffee Table
Schadenfreude Freed Glowing Stars (2LI)
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Pastel Obelisk Set: 5
LISP - Anna Sofa - New Version 4
/artilleri/ Irvine chairs

[CIRCA] - "Winter Grove" Berry Tree Planter - Pewter & Blue
[CIRCA] - "Into the Forest" Autumn Wall Branch - White/Dk Org
[CIRCA] - "Juniper Ridge" Picture Ladder - Mixed Woods
[CIRCA] - "Juniper Ridge" Autumn Leaf Wreath
[CIRCA] - "WATERDOWN" Pear Bowl & Vase - Plum
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Dresser Candles
[CIRCA] - "Dreamer Light Art" - Star Chandelier - Pastels
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Vintage Dresser - Mixed
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Strapped Chest with Items
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Velvet Area Rug - Purple

Reading nook:

love my crows - Rodriguez Munro 1
+Half-Deer+ Coming up Roses - Easel (Wood + Roses)
LISP - Eva Sofa - texture change
[ a i s l i n g ] My Deer Carpet
Schadenfreude Lamp From Another Place (light)
Schadenfreude Ambrosio Coffee Table
PC 'Mystique' Room Bookshelf - 2 Li


Schadenfreude Piaf Lamp (touch for light)
Foxlove - Original Art by hyasynth Tiramisu - group gift
~silentsparrow~ Spellbooks - group gift

[CIRCA] - "Va Voom" Area Rug - Damask - Scarlet
[CIRCA] - "Constantine" Gothic Curtains - Ruby Brocade (copy)
[CIRCA] - "Va Voom" Baroque Chaise - Silver Velvet (48 pos)
[CIRCA] - "Modus" Industrial Cabinet - Brushed Metal
[CIRCA] - "Modus" Industrial Cog Art - Steel

Mystic loft:

[CIRCA] - "Look Beyond" Fortune Teller Table - Blue Moon
[CIRCA] - "Look Beyond" Chairs - Blue - Fortune Teller (2 pos)
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Velvet Area Rug - Emerald

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cheese and apples

It's impossible to feel the season turn down here, unless by that you mean it gets hotter and rainier. But it's also why I've been spending so much time fiddling with my Second Life land. I'm in the midst of decorating my new SL house (that A-frame one from Collabor88), and it's so big and cool and fits my cam angle and doesn't make me feel claustrophobic! I've been going through my folders of CIRCA stuff for all the good Autumnal things. I'll likely finish up and have photos tomorrow.

But today, this is what I'm wearing around the sim, where it's much colder than Florida.

Horns: Illusions Dreamcatcher Nivicola horns
Body: Maitreya - Lara
Skin: Pink fuel Doll Vamp 2
Choker: Chop Shop wire bats in gold from Arcade
Shoes: ROC sneakers in white
Dress: Zenith nature dress with scaf - patchwork for Collabor88
Hair: Lamb Go Easy in light browns for Collabor88
Tattoo: La Baguette Nikita full body tattoo in blues for Collabor88
Leaves: +Half-Deer+ Fallen Leaves - Autumn for Collabor88

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pie in a pile of leaves

I redid my land in Autumnal colors, and then I finally got into Collabor88. The result, my avatar can park her butt on this pretty wooden bench and contemplate life and pumpkins while unpacking the rest of her loot. (But honestly. I usually dress up my land only to tear it all back down again. I guess this is the inner Kali in all of us, that impulse to create and destroy.) (Happy turn of the season?)

I meant to take more photos, but then I decided to redo my house as well, with the A-frame from Collabor88. I'll post it in a day or two when I've got the time to finish decorating.

{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{what next} Country Kitchen Cookbook
{what next} Country Kitchen Apple Pie
{what next} Country Kitchen Blackberry Pie
dust bunny . autumns calling . wood table
dust bunny . autumns calling . bench

Other stuffs:
Schadenfreude Pumpkins
Kei's Old Time Carnival Ticket Booth
Balderdash - Woolgathering Tree (a-soft) amber
Balderdash - Fallen Leaves - Amber - groundcover 2
Balderdash - Wishflower - Withered

Friday, September 9, 2016

So many RP clothes, so little actual RPing

Jackal made a gorgeous set of adventuring gear for We Heart RP recently, and it's been sitting in my inventory because, well, because I lacked the Maitreya Lara body. Today I human'd up and bought it, and I can see why it's so tempting. It looks exactly like the body of an old friend of mine named Elusyve Jewell, who I always felt had it nailed. Long torso, dainty hips, swan-like neck... And this outfit absolutely suits the body.

While I was getting more roleplaying parts from We Heart RP, the light at the sim was so pretty at sunrise that I snapped a photo. It's nice to just hang out and look at Second Life again.

So yeah. Where do you guys RP? Got any suggestions, now that I'm all suited up?

Outfit: Lassitude & Ennui Conqueror set for We Heart RP, for Maitreya Lara - in steel
Horns: Illusions Ibex horns
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Shoes: Wicca's Wardrobe - Elowen in brass for maitreya flat feet
Tiara: Aisling Theia Tiara
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits rings for Maitreya hands
Skin: Pink Fuel Drow in Dusk
Hair: Calico Luna II in greyscale
Tattoo: White Widow Tesis in white

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Are you a hockey fan?

I'm watching the World Cup of Hockey tonight. Are you? In between game moments (Team Europe vs. Team Kid), I logged into SL to find that Katat0nik has made a pretty (macabre, strap-laden) dress for Collabor88. My kid, sitting beside me, said, "That is a cute dress, I would wear it."

It's wonderful and interesting how many things have remained the same after a year off of blogging...

Anyway. Back to watching Team Kid outskate Team Old Guys from Europe!

Eclectica antique glasses - square
Katat0nik yellow Ribbons dress
Swallow supreme gold and strawberry septum piercing
ROC Sneakers in white -- i love this sneaker shop
Exile Cold in Wildcards
[PF] Doll V2 Vorpal Horns (resize)
MishMish - Bunny Fluffz - Violet
{SS} Ice Storm Lamp - Harvest Gold (touch for light) [old]