Posted in Access, Animals, bento, blogging, Cosmetics, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, New Items, poses, Second Life, Second Life Fashion, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Shopping Events, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

Dragonflies

Ever since I was a little girl, dragonflies have brought me comfort. I remember my friends were terrified by them. Their name alone does seem a bit ominous. However, I was always fascinated by them. Their beautiful quad wings and the iridescent sheen of their bodies almost hypnotized me. Of course, I also thought they were related to fairies. *laughs* The thing is that no matter how bad things were in my life, the moment I saw a dragonfly I felt like God was telling me that everything was going to be alright. While I no longer believe in God, I do very much believe that everything is going to be alright whenever I’m surprised by a dragonfly…whether a real one or not. To this day, they continue to bring me comfort. It’s probably the only insect to ever bring me comfort…lol.

Dragonflies

foundation
hair: DOUX – Sam hairstyle @ Kustom9
head: LeLUTKA Avalon
head skin: [Glam Affair] Rayne Skin [Lelutka EvoX] @ UBER
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody Perky
body skin: VELOUR: The “Ipanema Body” for Legacy

cosmetics
-SU!- Aneira Eyebrows
eyeshadow: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA LOVE LETTER COLLECTION #3
lipstick: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA LOVE LETTER COLLECTION #7
.: Vegas :. Tattoo Applier Earthly

fashion
(Yummy) Tuca Neckace & Earrings
^^Swallow^^ Indira Septum Ring
(Yummy) Daisy Ring Collection
LOTUS. Chrome Nails
Capsule by DaD “Zoe Dress” @ Uber
Capsule by DaD “Zoe Slouch Boots” @ Uber

::Static:: Dragonfly – 03

[Rezz Room] Golden Retriever Puppy @ Access

pose: – Sweet Art -Let’s Bloom

background
Fashiowl – Strawberry (Lavanda Field) – Scene

PLAAKA ShepherdRestRock

DISORDERLY. / Summer Berries / Loose Crate / EXTRA
DISORDERLY. / Summer Berries / Prep Board
DISORDERLY. / Summer Berries / Loose Strawberry / EXTRA

Posted in Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Mina Hair

True Art from Echo

It would take a video to fully showcase this work of art by Echo. I can only insist that you go check it out for yourself. This piece is so unique and beautifully created that I can only call it true art. The details that Alyssa Harlow has put into this amazing multifaceted creation go beyond comprehension. Every time I look at it, I discover something new. From an octopus climbing out of the aquarium to a cat on a rumba, the stories being told are both delightful and inspiring. She even did another one for Uber. So, please, check these out while you are out and about shopping this year. This is the kind of piece that reminds us of how meticulous some designers truly are and they should be properly praised for their efforts.

True Art from Echo

hair: MINA – Lisa @ Tannenbaum
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)
skin: — PUMEC – JADWIGA – LELUTKA x BOM @ Kustom9

.Safira. Niara Outfit @ Uber

pose: Fashiowl – Xmas 2020 @ Tannenbaum

Echo – Christmas Storeys @ Tannenbaum

Posted in Animals, Artisan Fantasy, Collabor88, Dahlia, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Lamb, Legacy, Lelutka, Reign, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

If Life Gives You Lemons

They say that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade, but what if lemonade gives you heartburn? I say there are lots of ways to use lemons. In fact, I could surpass Bubba Gump and his uses for shrimp if I started listing all the things you can do with lemons. Soooo, if lemonade gives you heartburn, like it does me, then make lemon cake or lemon cookies or use it for cleaning or use it with chicken or fish….you see where this is going. The point is…if life gives you lemons, you’re ahead of the game! Now, if life gives you crabs….well, you might need to slow down and see a doctor.

tarte reign osmiz lamb rezzroom

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Cosmic @ Collabor88
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body:  [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [the Skinnery] Ashley (Lelutka) @ Uber

OSMIA – Luna.Top.Lounge Set @ Equal10
OSMIA – Luna.Pants.Lounge Set @ Equal10
REIGN.- DAINTY SNEAKERS @ Collabor88

Fashiowl – Fresh Lemonade Stand- Pose (rez) RARE

tarte. little fruit tree A (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree B (lemon) @ Uber
tarte. little fruit tree C (lemon) @ Uber

[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sniff
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Play

*AF* Picnic 4 – Lemonade Barrel

Dahlia – Lemon Print – Gift
Dahlia – Highgarden – Lemon Cakes on Platter

42 – 8f8 – Green Grocers – Lemon

[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray

 

Posted in Events, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Is happy boring?

Is happy boring? I ask because when I’m happy I struggle more creatively, but when I’m sad or depressed my creativity flows like an abundant river. I was talking to another blogger and we were discussing how much better our sad photos seem to perform on flickr. This got me to thinking about how I struggle with topics to write about when I’m happy. I used to write tons of poetry, but that all stopped when I got married. I didn’t know how to write proliferous poems about love and happiness. Here I am again, feeling happier than I have in years, but I struggle with topics to write about. Yet, that’s the compliment I get most about my blog….that people like that I write. *sighs*

Stealthic ChicModa Addams Fashiowl

Sady is wearing:
hair:  Stealthic – Shallow
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Cora

Cae :: Eternal :: Collar
Addams // Pheobe Loose Boho Sweater
ChicModa // Soriya Bodysuit @ Belle

pose: Fashiowl – Feel It Still @ Shiny Shabby

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Maitreya, Second Life

The first snow

The first snow
The first winter of my life
I was told it was the height of me
The first dance
Well, the first one that counted
Felt like my blood was built from crackling lights
~ Snow Patrol – Life on Earth

tableau cynful

hair: Tableau Vivant // Donna hair
head: Genus Head – Classic Face
AG. Aurora Eyes Mint
skin: [theSkinnery] Macie (Genus)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
lipstick: IDTTY FACES – GENUS BOOTY CALL 4
Tattoo “Rise of Quetzalcoatl”_by GoK
Cynful Odette Corset Dress @ Collabor88

Fashiowl – Let it Snow – Poses

information regarding the background can be found here

Posted in DOUX, Events, GenusProject, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping

She didn’t want to be here

She stood in the doorway, smoking her cigarette. She barely noticed the cold, but it was enough to keep her from crying. She inhaled the crisp cool air deep into her lungs, exhaling slowing through her mouth. She didn’t want to be here. Socializing. Explaining to everyone that her marriage had failed. Thanking them for the compliments. Thanking them for their condolences. Yes, he is a jerk. Yes, she is better off. Yes, she does seem to be handling it well. She doesn’t even bother explaining how depressed she’s been for the last three years. She doesn’t explain that reliving it over and over was pure hell. She simply excuses herself and goes out for a smoke. She looks at her car and thinks to herself, “Next cigarette, I’m going home.”

apple blossom doux belle

hair:  DOUX – Aurora hairstyle @ Dubai
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

dress: #Blossom&Seeds Northern Lights @ Belle
shoes: Mosquito’s Way – Vanessa @ Dubai

pose: Fashiowl – Let it Snow

ninety – nowhere snow backdrop @ Kustom9
Noxturnal – Deck the Halls Wooden Sign

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, E.A.Studio, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Jian, Maitreya, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Trouble for Trouble

So, for the past week or so, I’ve been learning bits and pieces about PhotoShop. I know, I know, that’s all I seem to talk about. I’ll stop after this post…maybe. *giggles* My main teacher has been the ever talented, Trouble Dethly. You may have heard of him. He’s one of the co-founders of BVN. He’s the editor of Eclipse Magazine. He’s an active blogger with a unique style unlike anyone else I’ve seen. He also happens to be the SL son of Kess Crystal, who just so happens to be my SL sister. Well, Trouble has been so kind and patient with me, despite my ancientness. *glares at Trouble* Even though I backed out of two scheduled lessons, he still agreed to help me. So, after hours of guiding me through the various steps he takes to completely edit a photo, we have come up with the shot you see here. I took the photos in SL over a week ago, but we finally broke down and edited the shot the other night. I’m so happy with the results and I’m truly blessed to have had such a wonderful instructor. Thank you, Trouble…I hope I wasn’t too much trouble…tehehe.

cynful lfc tram

hair:  tram I1126b hair @ Collabor88
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
WarPaint* Parisian lipglass – set 1 @ Anthem
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

#5 E.A.Studio Mouth VoDoo Doll @ Kinky
Cynful Dove Jewellry Set – Groupgift Dec 2019
***comes with earrings (not pictured) & necklace
Ascendant – Holly Nails @ Santa Inc
Cynful Fur Jacket – Cropped @ Collabor88
{le fil casse} Santiago Sweater Dress @ Uber

pose: Fashiowl – Shadowland set

scene:

[Rezz Room] Winter Camp Gacha @ Arcade
-[Rezz Room] Snowy Wood Home
-[Rezz Room] Snowy Sled
-[Rezz Room] Snowy CampFire
-[Rezz Room] Snowy Oil Lantern
-[Rezz Room] Snowy Snowshoes

JIAN Snowday St. Bernards 3. Tree Whizzer RARE

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life

So heavy in the air

I wish I knew what made dreams linger so heavy in the air around my mornings. The good dreams always fade fairly quickly unless I make an effort to hold onto them. The bad ones will haunt me for days. I dream about those I’ve lost and I wake up in such emotional pain that is like losing them all over again. My mind will replay the bits and pieces of my dream and my past…until I’m sick to my stomach from it all. I don’t know if that’s normal for others, but its been this way my entire life. When I was younger, the dreams weren’t of those I’ve lost, but the fears of losing people…the fears of being hunted like prey. I still remember a dream that repeated itself for years when I was between 11-14yrs old. It still haunts me to this day, though it has been many years since I last encountered the nightmare.

addams stealthic

Stealthic – Sultry @ Collabor88
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
[Glam Affair] Maria Applier
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Addams // Lulu Off Shoulder Top
Addams // Lulu Denim Shorts Overall

pose: Fashiowl – Bob (includes cat) @ Flourish

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Holiday In My Head

“Every day is a getaway when all of it goes unsaid
I got a holiday a paid holiday
I got a holiday in my head
And what you want, what you really need
Are two different things wouldn’t you say
The line is thin between fun and sin
And we’re all clocking in for the day
And our only care is what to wear”

Windsurfing

Basics:
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Iris Applier [ Catwa ] @ Anthem

Tableau Vivant // Zephyr hair @ Summerfest
BONDI . The Surfer Sunglasses. @ Summerfest
Vibing — Lola Necklace

Dead Dollz – Maritza Top @ Summerfest
Dead Dollz – Maritza Thong @ Summerfest
Dead Dollz – Maritza Skirt @ Summerfest

Fashiowl – Windsurf set (w/prop) @ TLC

Posted in Aphorism, Bad Unicorn, Catwa, crate, Eudora3D, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Lamb, Landscaping, Pose Fair, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL, unKindness

Grow or Wilt

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. ~Plato

I love this quote, because there’s so much truth to it. What we tend to forget is that we have a lot more control over our personal growth than we give ourselves credit for. We latch onto people, convincing ourselves that we are being loyal. We let people make us sick, we let them wilt us and drain us of our very life force, by trying to please them, avoid confrontations. We don’t want to hurt them. When so often, there’s nothing we’ve done to the other person to justify their actions or attitude. More often than not, it really has nothing at all to do with us. However, we continue to stand by them…allowing them to cast their issues upon us as if we were to blame. And so, the cycle begins. We bow down, we apologize, we plead with them. Then when we’re alone and thinking it over, we’re left confused. What did we actually do wrong? Probably nothing, really.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that when two friends have a disagreement that we should never accept responsibility. I’m talking about toxic people that blame everyone else for their problems. The ones that like to test their friends and point fingers based on paranoia and insecurities. You know, the ones that you really don’t want to spend a lot of time with, because you don’t know what to expect? *shrugs* I’m mostly just thinking in text…stream of consciousness. Rambling, because I hate cutting people from my life. Especially people I love so dearly, but we can only allow so much pain from a “friend” before we have to cut them loose. I have to decide whether I want to grow or wilt.

Where Things Grow

wearing:
hair:   Lamb. Honey (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)

!APHORISM! Joonie Top (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!APHORISM! Joonie Maxi Skirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D LastSummer Clogs (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose: Fashiowl Poses – Here comes the sun (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
[Bad Unicorn] Allora House (*new* @ Uber)
crate Hardwood Smoker Black
07. LAGOM – Hawaiian Party [Pineapple string] (*new* @ TLC)
19. LAGOM – Hawaiian Party [Balloons Yellow] RARE (*new* @ TLC)
Trompe Loeil – Corazon Palm Chair Natural PG
InVerse – MRockPath
uK – Malibu Entry Console Table Wood (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Succulent Platter (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Basket Stack (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Malibu Entry Waves Rug (*new* @ FaMESHed)
crate Krusty Kitchen Shelf Full Set
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise.  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. June’s Pool Lounger.