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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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

Paper Love

“Oh, I know that boy’s gonna rip me up
‘Cause he ain’t that nice, he won’t do right
He’ll leave a nasty cut
Oh, I cry until I just dissolve
Come on watch my heart turn to pulp
Like paper (paper-paper)
Paper Love
(Paper, paper, paper, paper love)”
~ Allie X – Paper Love

Paper Love

wearing:
hair:  #Foxy – Teddy Hair (*new* @ Kustom9)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola
LYBRA . KATYA BLACK PATTERN (*new* @ TLC)

pose: FOXCITY. Loner Bento Pose Set (*new* @ Limit8)

Roses in the Snow

Believe it or not, this post springs from the Challenge to Challenge. Lizzy Plantagenet gave me a rosebush and snow. For this challenge, I kinda cheated, but it IS my blog afterall…lol. Seriously though, this reminded me of a song that I hadn’t thought about in ages. It’s one of those haunting songs that stays with you long after you listen to it.

Nico – Roses in the Snow

He came your way and when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently, you’ll go through the shadow of your soul
And you know that it was like this before we had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
Until you feel this way

With every moon
It is as though you’re getting closer to your soul
And then you go alone, and with no fear
Then you will know that it was like this before he had to go
And you will find that you were blind
Until you saw these lights
Glowing in your nights

He came your way and when he had to go
There were roses growing in the snow
Silently you’ll go through the shadow of your soul
But you know it was like this before he had to go

You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
If you don’t know
And there are roses growing in the snow

Roses in the snow

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant // Hope hair (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
~LYBRA . Winter Jacket Black (*new* @ Imaginarium)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Not So Basic (*new* @ eBENTO)
location: The Four Villages

Crazy Weather

My friend, Adalynne, responded to my Challenge to Challenge post. She suggested snowflakes and rainbows. My first response was, “You hate me!” I haven’t been into rainbows since I was a child and they are generally associated with unicorns. I’ve never liked unicorns…ever. I thought about it for a moment then I realized she was merely referring to the weather in Alabama. You see, she lives about 30 minutes away from me and we experience the same weather. If the weather man so much as suggests snow, the stores are evacuated of all their bread, milk, and eggs. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why everyone wants to make french toast when they think there’s a snowstorm coming, but that’s what happens. What’s even funnier is that it rarely does snow and when it does it melts by noon…that’s when we get the rainbow. Thus, snowflakes and rainbows is a perfect way to describe Alabama weather. In your face, AdyCakes! *giggles*

RK Poses. Beautiful love

Sady is wearing:
hair:  TRUTH VIP Teila
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
Ascendant – Merry Bento Nails (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
(Yummy) Winter Solstice Ring Set
ChicModa // Joanna Sweater Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: RK Poses. Beautiful love *edited with AnyPose*
MINIMAL – Soho Build (*new* @ Collabor88)

A special thank you to Ulf Winterwolf for posing with me. ♥

Menus & Electric Heaters

This place didn’t have an extensive menu, but what they did have was simply delicious. It was a food truck permanently parked on a small peninsula off the coast of Achill Island What she loved the most was that they has hooked up small electric heaters between all the tables so even on a cool day like today, you could eat outdoor and be comfortable. She was especially grateful for this today as she planned to meet her dear friend, Grace, for lunch. It had been far too long since they had sat down and dished.

lunchtime
Grace’s challenge: a menu and an electric heater

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

EarthStones Diamond Kitty Necklace (*new* @ TLC)
*tentacio* Sandwich
e.marie // Hot Cocoa RARE
Blueberry – Reignberry – Scarf
Blueberry – Reignberry – Cardigan
Blueberry – Reignberry – Shorts

pose by BauHaus Movement

locaiton: Achill Island

In My Head

So, if you relate the first bit of lyrics below, click the link and you can sing along, read along, or just listen to the rest of the song. I’m not much in the mood to talk about my feelings at the moment, but the song is a clue for those that care. I don’t really expect anyone to…so its another post with lyrics. It’s 4am and this is where I am in my head.

“I know it’s not the same
But I feel it any way
Tell me if that’s okay
No, I’ll be on my way
Should’ve known, now I feel insane
Am I insane?
I’ve waited way too long
Yeah, I know you’ve changed
You have a different face to me
I guess that I was wrong
I’m the one to blame
And that’s a shame, you see
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re in my head
And I keep on forgettin’
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re here instead
And it seems never ending
Uhh-uh-uh-uhh, I know, I know you’ve changed
You don’t feel the same
Uhh-uh-uh, you’re in my head…”
~Peter Manos – In My Head

thinking it over

wearing:
hair:  Magika  – Chapters
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Paola

[  kunst  ] – Old Cigarette Holder (left)
[Aleutia] Denali Top (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
[Aleutia] Denali Pants (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Moth set
***modified using AnyPose

scene:
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Bed
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Side Table
Loft & Aria – Ashcroft Table Lamp

[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Zanax RARE

[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #2

.peaches. Bae’s Journal – Lover

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

04 CODEX_DELUXE TOY 4

Ariskea [Ophelia] Big Plant

 

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

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