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!

Outside:

[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



Office:

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