LOTD #279 – Winter Wonder

LOTD 279

Wandering alone, she found a wonder.

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My blogging has been somewhat irregular of late – RL and SL are both keeping me busy.

I’m still plugging along in my Visionaire course, though there are days where I just want to bang my head against the desk.

I’ve been meeting some great new people, though, and finding new things.  One of the students in my class is launching a new SL store, and she graciously shared one of her first creations with us.

The gorgeous book tree you see in the pic is her creation and it will be available at the next round of The Liaison Collaborative when it opens on December 7th. She will have other complementary pieces as well, so make sure you check it out.

As a bibliophile, this is possibly my most favorite SL Christmas tree ever. 😛

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Emika

Skin:  Genesis Lab – Latte

Eyes: Genesis Lab – Green

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Lab – Nina

Coat: Anachron – Winter Blossoms Coat – Snowball

Shoes: Rebel Hope – Jennifer Mesh Boot – White

Book Tree/Lights:  Elusive (@TLC on Dec 7th)

Pose: Elephante Poses

Location: Nouvelles Aventures

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LOTD #278 – Hope

Will My Tears Wash It All Away?

Can tears wash it all away?

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It’s been a while since I posted – this photography course I’m taking has been keeping me busy. And, I hope, improving.

My homework this week was to come up with a piece for a new gallery that is opening. This photo didn’t make the cut, but I’m still really proud of it.

It took me much longer than I anticipated to take it, but I’m finding I’m much pickier about my photos than I was before – and that’s a good thing!

Even though I was initially crushed that this photo would not work (mostly because of the work that went into it), I’m excited about trying out some of my other ideas and seeing how they come to life.

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Details:

Hair:  Argrace – Chizuru

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Izzie’s – Sad Eyes – Blue

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Tears Appliers: Izzie’s Tears

Pose: Nantra

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LOTD #277 – Disguise

Disguise

Some disguises are easy to see.

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The last few weeks have been rather rough in RL.

Some days I’ve had to wear one of those familiar disguises – “Yes, I’m fine. I’m doing well, thanks” – even when I’m coming apart at the seams.

Today, however, things are definitely on an upswing.  To distract myself from the election (I’m on a self-imposed news moratorium until tomorrow), I sat down to take some photos.

The Scribblers group has monthly and bi-weekly themes, and the current theme is Disguise.  No disguise would be complete without a moustache, of course. 😛

Off to Marketplace I went (because my other moustache disguise was lost in the Great Inventory Debacle of 2016) and voilá – instant disguise! You can’t tell it’s me, right?

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Details:

Hair:  Damselfly – Cella

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Catwa – Basic Eye – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Glasses: House of Fun – Stache Glasses – Black

Pose: Kirin

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LOTD #276 – Facing Fear

LOTD 276

She blinked, confused, as cameras flashed.

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One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson – Always do what you are afraid to do.

I’ve always wanted to be a better photographer, both in RL and SL.  I’ve taken online courses and tried to teach myself, but my photos never seem to match what I see in my head.

A month or so ago, I was scrolling through my social media and saw that the Visionaire Institute in SL was accepting applications.  I’ve thought about applying for several semesters, but never did.

All those negative thoughts ran through my head – “I’m not good enough, I’ll never learn to take photos like X” – and on and on.  Mostly it was fear talking.

Fear that I wouldn’t be able to learn. Fear that I wouldn’t be able to hold my own with the other students. Fear that I wouldn’t be creative enough. Fear of stepping out of my comfort zone. Fear of social interactions.

This time, though, I decided to face my fears, and I applied.  I thought, if I get in great, if I don’t, I can always apply again later.  I purposely tried to put it all out of my mind after I applied, so that I wouldn’t drive myself crazy.

I actually succeeded in not obsessing over the application, so I was happily surprised to get a notice that I had been accepted into the program.  🙂

And I’m so glad that I applied – after only two classes, I’ve learned a ton and have met some of the greatest people. I am looking forward to learning more and hopefully improving my skills as I go.

Thanks, Mr. Emerson. 😀

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Details:

Hair:  Elikatira – Betty

Skin:  Glam Affair – India

Eyes: IKON – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Dress: Brii Underground – Sofia Dress

Jewelry: Modern Couture – Gianna

Pose: Nantra

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LOTD #275 – I Want You

 

i-want-youHe just knew she meant him.

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This post has taken much longer to appear than I had planned.  This outfit is from a Belle Epoque gacha from the June (I think) round of Jackpot Gacha.  I fell in love with this outfit when I saw, and I had to have it.

But, of course, as with all gachas, the piece you really want/need is always the rare.  I played waaaayyy too many times and ended up with a ton of extras, but I managed to snag 2 rare corsets and 1 ultrarare (which is the one I’m wearing in the picture).

I’m still wearing my Kori Catwa head.  I haven’t taken it off since I put it on.  I really want to buy another one, but I’m waiting to for the Bento project to make it to the main viewer, then to Firestorm, before I do.

Speaking of Bento, I’m also curious to see how the new bones will affect posing animations and dance animations.  I personally see the new hand bones as being more useful in AO and posing animations, but we shall see.

I AM looking forward to having pretty mesh hands that aren’t stuck in one permanent pose – Vista Animations has shown some of their work already, and it looks cool!

In the meantime, I’m still digging through inventory and finding gems like this to take photos of.  I’ve even sworn off of shopping (gasp!) until I open everything I’ve already bought – which may take a while.  😀

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Details:

Hair:  Elikatira – Betty

Skin:  Glam Affair – Asia

Eyes: Catwa – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Outfit: Belle Epoque – In The Navy (hat, corset, shoes, gloves)

Pose: Tuty’s

LOTD #274 – Working Girl

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Her smile didn’t reach her eyes.

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This look was inspired by the Burlesque round at Genre.  Burlesque is one of my favorite things and I think I bought one of everything there!

Tons of corsets and lovely vintage furniture – including this fabulous bar set.  I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it – it’s so versatile.

Genre is almost over (the new round will start on the 15th), so make sure you head on over and pick up the amazing burlesque goodies before they disappear!

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Details:

Hair:  TKW – Denisa – Browns

Skin:  Glam Affair – Europa

Eyes:  Poetic Colors – Wet Moss

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Corset: DD – Carmen Corset – Azure (@Genre)

Pasties: DD – Circle Nipple Tassels – Dark (@Genre)

Shoes: Ricielli – Natana Heels

Earrings: Indy & Co – Briolette – Noir

Necklace: GG – Pearl Choker – Black

Cigarette: Hate This – Cigarette Holder Black (@Genre)

Pose: Exposeur

Set: Entity – Victorian Burlesque Bar – includes Bar, Bar Base, and Stool (@Genre)

6 Word Stories – LOTD #273 – Valkyrie

I’ve recently gotten on a kick of writing and reading 6 word stories.  I always like to combine a story with my pictures, so I thought this would be fun. Here goes!

Valkyrie

Angered, she seethed. Below, men cowered.

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Solace

Skin:  Glam Affair – Jamaica

Eyes:  Poetic Colors – Wet Moss

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Simone

Costume: !deviousMind – Valkyrie – Pearl (@WLRP)

Arm/Leg Cuffs: Plastik – Aerin – White Chrome

Pose: Diesel Works (modified)