The Beauty of Art

A dear friend of mine showed me a photograph today and said it was an epic picture. It made me sad. An entire story unfolded in my head around this one photo about technology and change. I thought about how scary change becomes as we grow older. My friend thought the photo represented hope for the future along with lessons from the past. Then we both agreed that the photograph was a truly incredible work of art, because it stirred up such thoughts and emotions. We are both art lovers, but not in the uppity gallery snob kinda way. We love perusing the internet and discovering various forms of art to share, sometimes even discuss.
I found this topic quite fitting for this post, because the decor in this photo is primarily from Fancy Decor. The designer for Fancy Decor is Jake Vordun, who happens to be an avid art lover and has a soft spot for the classics. He’s not closed minded about modern art, though. He shares his finds and loves with anyone willing to explore The Vordun Museum,. There is not cost to explore the gorgeous museum and it is worth return visits as he switches out the exhibits quite regularly.
If art, particularly, various types of art is something you enjoy. I encourage you to do a quick search inworld and you’ll soon discover there is an endless array of art exhibits, as well as artists to discover in this amazing virtual world we call Second Life. That’s also why you’ll almost always find a piece of art accompanying his furniture collections.

fancy decor and more

..::THOR::.. Do What You Love – Skybox (*new* in Feb Builder’s Box)

Fancy Decor: Denes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Fancy Decor: Denes Rug
-Fancy Decor: Denes Drinks Table
-Fancy Decor: Denes Armchair – gray
-Fancy Decor: Denes Floor Lamp

Fancy Decor: Rene Fatpack (*new* @ TLC)
-Fancy Decor: Rene Canvas
-Fancy Decor: Rene Console (cream)
-Fancy Decor: Rene Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Rene Books & Feathers
-Fancy Decor: Rene Boxes

13 Fancy Decor: Nope Pillow
Fancy Decor: Glass Bottles

Junk Food – Slirnoff Bottle (*new* @ Unik)

Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Sunglasses & Candy .04
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag – RARE .01

BUENO– Stack of Books-Deep Thoughts
BUENO- Stack of Books-Strange Idea

-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Snail Mail
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection -Large Nesting Box

Ariskea[GoldFish] Nightstand Plant

Refuge – Spark Lamp Shimmer Silver

REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22

Foxwood ~ Delilah ~ Spaniel Resting

+Half-Deer+ Unicorn Story – Fauxidermy Duo

dust bunny . giant palm plant
dust bunny . elephant ear plant

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Heart Shaped Glasses

“Don’t break
Don’t break my heart
And I won’t break your heart-shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl
You should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high”
~ Marilyn Manson – Heart Shaped Glasses

heart shaped glasses
As if I could blog these glasses and not think of that song…lol.

wearing:
hair: –FABIA– Mesh Hair < Lera> (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia (*new* @ Cupid Inc)

BONDI . The Mad Cupid Sunglasses (*new* @ Vanity)
Fortuna – jewelry set Angela (*new* @ Unik)
Astralia – Kitty chain ring
Ascendant – Flirt Nails (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
Yasum*Belinda* (*new* @ Unik)

pose: FOXCITY. Glitz Bento Pose Set
ninety – Odaiba Backdrop (*new* @ TMD)

Malibu

“We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning and you’re there to save me
And I wanna thank you with all of my heart
It’s a brand new start
A dream come true
In Malibu”
~ Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Most of the time, I just post the lyrics and leave it at that. However, this time, I’m going to explain a little bit, because I think most people think of this song as a love song. It may have been written as one. I don’t know. What I do know, is that it isn’t a love song in the traditional sense, to me. For me, it is a song filled with metaphors and its from my heart to my friends in Second Life. My friends in this crazy virtual world have pulled me back from the edge so many times and ask nothing in return. I’m not going to break it down by stanza or line, but that’s the gist of where I’m coming from by posting this song.

Malibu

wearing:
hair: [RA] Aurelie Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Tableau Vivant \\ Catwa hairbase 10
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Osanna Eyes (new @ LEVEL)
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
tattoo: [White~Widow] Charade – Henna – RARE

EarthStones Crystal Rain Double Necklace
EarthStones Crystal Rain Long Necklace
KUNGLERS – Gigi bracelets (*new* @ TLC)
(Yummy) Free Spirit Rings
Ascendant – Midnight Call Nails

ChicModa // Rhi Tops & Skirts (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D Arid Boots&Socks (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Cutie Pie Bento Set
location: Wild Edge

Music Speaks

I have a tendency to overthink things. If something is wrong with one of my friends and they don’t want to talk about it….or at least not with me or not right now? I will run the gambit with thoughts about what could be bothering them and whether or not I am to blame. I want to fix it. I want to make it better. As I’m sure some of my friends often want to do with me. Let someone sling mud about me or at me, that will be stuck in my head for ages. I will go back and forth questioning whether I deserved that or not. I’ll wonder if I should apologize or just wash my hands of the whole ordeal.
I started this blog almost three years ago. I started it strictly for the therapeutic value. I saw it working wonders in Kess’ life and I was going through one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with. She knew it and despite the blog therapy, I’m still dealing with that same real life bullshit that got me started, but I’m a lot closer to the end of that and the beginning of a new chapter. So, my blog has been about me expressing myself through words and photos, but I find myself quoting songs or just listing the entire lyrics quite a bit. I struggle with doing that, because so often I do feel as though its a bit of a cop out. However, there are times that music is what inspired a photo or when a song expresses everything I’m feeling in a far better way than I could. I apologized for that several times last year, but I had readers that told me they understood it. I even had readers tell me that I introduced them to music they had never heard before. So, this year, I will make no apologies for how I express myself in MY blog. Oddly enough, there’s no song for this post….*laughs*…but there will surely be one in an upcoming blog, cuz I might have already gotten it ready. *winks*

starchild

wearing:
hair:  Ade – Thank U Hairstyle (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Astrid Eyes
-SU!- Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)
BONDI . The Starman Headphones
Dahlia – Suki – Collar (*new* @ X by FaMESHed)
Ascendant – Meet the Queen Nails

pose: FOXCITY. Show Time Bento Pose Set

What I Am

Somethings never change. *laughs* So, I have boxes of notebooks and loose papers filled with words I’ve written, notes I’ve taken, letters, poems, short stories, essays…just anything and everything. So, I’ve been going through a lot of this stuff, realizing that I don’t need a lot of this crap and since I’m sort of starting over, why not declutter my life before I turn into a hoarder, right? I got really tickled as I was going through this one notebook. I remember I had sat down with my friends and stacks of note paper. We sat around drinking coffee, laughing, talking, and whenever one of us thought of a good topic for me to write about or a question for me to answer, we wrote it down, folded up the paper and dropped it in this shoebox. The goal was to take out a piece of paper at least once or twice a week, and respond to the topic, date it, and maybe, if I felt like it, I would share with them later on. I didn’t.

However, I came upon that notebook and found an entry dated the 2nd of February, 1999. So, twenty years ago, here’s what I wrote in response to a topic that said: My Worst Habits

I’d have to say that my worst habit would be smoking cigarettes. I’ve tried to quit several times. Apparently, I have not tired hard enough. I also cuss way too much. It’s not attractive, ladylike, or professional Its unnecessary and I need to quit that, too. I procrastinate too much. I smoke too much weed. It has affected my memory and it makes me lazy. I don’t think I’ll ever quit all together, but I surely need to ease up. I have a lot of bad habits and I need to make a list of the ones I want to change, and if need be, replace them with more positive ones.

Just to drive home the point of me sharing this…I still smoke, I still cuss too much, procrastination has become an art form, and I still smoke weed. Though not nearly as much as I did back then. I think back then, I smoked no less than a couple ounces a week. *shrugs* I had a good deal in place and that was my life. Those were some good times, but the real point is a line from one of my favorite songs ever, “What I am is what I am…”
If you don’t know Edie Brickell & New Bohemians….check it out. Yes, its older than most of my readers, but like all the best music…it is timeless.♥

little decisions

wearing:
hair:  .ICONIC.JEWEL. (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola
{le fil casse} Beverly Dress  (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
Nutmeg. Distressed Grand Piano Dark
Nutmeg. Vintage Metronome
DaD – Blowing Curtain B
{Reverie} Honey Pie Aged Books and Candles

Cruel Wold

“I’m putting you out of your misery
‘Cause darling you’re dragging me down
I wish I could say that I’m sorry
But I’m over that, now I’m taking you out
It’s a cruel, cruel world
I used to see beauty in people
But now I see muscle and bones
You know I never wanted to hurt you
But I’m sorry, my friend, this is the end
So I’m saying my goodbyes
Goodbye to my good side
It only ever got me hurt
And I finally learned
It’s a cruel, cruel world
It’s a cruel, cruel world
Erase you from my mind
I’m sorry, but I
I’m cutting all the ties
So I’m saying my goodbyes
Goodbye to my good side
It only ever got me hurt
And I finally learned
It’s a cruel, cruel world
It’s a cruel, cruel world
Cruel, cruel world”
~ Phantogram – Cruel World

in the eye of the beholder

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Wildflower (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

NANIKA Lillith
BUENO-Mini Vest (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: an lar [poses] The Katya Series (*new* @ TLC)
location: The Forty Thieves Hideaway

Recharged

I’ve made this conscious decision not to let this year get the best of me, but the truth is I battle with depression and even more so in the last few years. My friend, Tracy, told me one of the most profound statements about depression that has ever stuck with me. She said, “Depression lies.” I really analyzed that statement or perhaps my demons did in the hopes they could prove it untrue. In my effort to deny my depression too much power, I’ve resorted to sleep. Though sleep often eludes me, there are certain combinations of medications that will knock me out for hours on end. Obviously, I cannot take these medications daily for regular sleep, or I’d be full blown addicted in no time. However, when my view of everything in the world is tainted by depression and cynicism, I know its time to avoid people and turn my back on the world. I know I need to shut down. Let my demons have my dreams. I can wake up from those. I can’t always shake the thoughts the demons plant. Today was one of those days. I was overwhelmed with loneliness and pain and envy…self-doubt…self-pity…self-loathing. The list goes on and on. Today was a day like that. It can be paralyzing which is just another reason why its easier to sleep than battle my demons. Today, my only defense was shutting down and hiding under my blankets. I’m recharged now and ready to fight back, wish me luck. ♥

wishing for a wish

wearing:
hair: [RA] Stacy Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

_CandyDoll_ Domi Jumpsuit (*new* @ Kinky)
[Gos] Tamara Ankle Boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Gloss set (*new* @ TLC)

scene:
anxiety %chicago build1
BUENO-NightSpot Loft Building
BUENO-After Hours Loft Building

I Surrender

“Secret, hidden underneath it
Trying hard to keep it
Safely out of reach
Creeping, I can feel it breathing
Calling to the surface
Finally in my dreams
Sweet despair feel you devour me
Silently, oh won’t you carry me
Home”

so long 2018

scene created in Onsu ~ “Holly” Skybox

[DDD] Twinkling Ivy

Nutmeg. Chaise Longue Cream w/Knitted Throw
Nutmeg. Distressed Grand Piano Dark w/ Drape
Nutmeg. Dark Piano Chair
Nutmeg. Vintage Metronome
Nutmeg. Old Music Sheets. Floor

[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 2
[sf] 2 books – green and cream
{af} Tied Books
{vespertine -used suitcase books}
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2
.09 [ kunst ] – Books

Serenity Style– Old Mermories Set (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
-Serenity Style- Old Memories Sideboard
-Serenity Style- Old Memories Leaves Trophy
-Serenity Style- Old Memories Scale
-Serenity Style- Old Photos Basket

{what next} Calm & Bright Wall Collage

Kalopsia – Flying Paper
Kalopsia – Grand Mirror – Floor

 

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