Bushed

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Wearing:
[hair] TRUTH Labyrinth – Selection
[dress] 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Delirium Dress (coming to Black Fair Oct. 5)
[leg wraps] 1313 Mockingbird Lane – Gizelle Leg Wraps
[head] GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001
[body] Maitreya
[shape] my own
[pose] DM – Can’t reach toes #2

Decor:
HPMD* Shrubs
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass

2019 Second Life Yearbook Challenge

I was so happy to see Strawberry Singh initiate her Yearbook Challenge again, especially since she recently announced she would be cutting back on her typical blogging activity.

This is the third year I’ve participated and as before, I really enjoyed it. You can see my previous entries here and here.

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[hair] Truth – Horizon (available soon in the mainstore)
[top] Neve Prep Top
[glasses] BALACLAVA!! Oliver Glasses & Shades (Tortoiseshell)
[head] GENUS – Classic Face
[eyes] .euphoric ~Miracle Beauty Set~ (Powder Pack – March 2019)
[skin] Not Found – Cleo Skin (Toffee)
[beauty marks] ::Modish:: Taysha Beauty Kit (Powder Pack – March 2019)
[shape] my own

[backdrop] ionic : Teacher Scene – RARE

kitty

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decor (left to right):
.peaches. le petit chariot – vintage sign
.peaches. le petit chariot – blue
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Water Balloon Giver (NEW @ Summerfest)
KITE – Russian Blues – Treats COMMON
.peaches. Anchors Aweigh Beach Chair
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – Hose /w Balloons (NEW @ Summerfest)
.peaches. Let’s Play! Water Balloon Fight – War Zone Sign (NEW @ Summerfest)
SAYO – Palm Trees
NOMAD // Beach Huts // Blue

wearing:
[hair] Truth – Jamie (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[top] Tres Blah – Cabana Cami (NEW @ Uber) main sim :: cam sim
[shorts] Tres Blah – Liberty Denim Shorts (NEW @ Summerfest)
[rings] Absolut Vendetta –Juno Bento Rings
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Sari-Sari – snow heart06 (bento)

2018 Second Life Yearbook Challenge

This morning for her 11th rez day, Strawberry Singh did a live stream in which she answered questions posed by her readers and it got me to thinking of all the wonderful things I’ve learned since joining Second Life. Like Berry, my experiences in Second Life have changed me in positive ways I never expected. It’s given me a platform to put myself out there creatively, which I was always afraid of doing in real life. Now I know I’m capable of being artistic and sharing my creations and won’t die from rejection.

In her video and blog post, she also gave us a Second Life Yearbook Challenge. This is my second year doing it. I love her challenges because they tend to get me back on track and also force me to write a bit, which is something my blog has been missing since I started officially blogging for stores last year. You can check out my photo from last year’s Yearbook Challenge here.

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[hair] Truth – Panny – Multitone 1 Hud (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[jacket and top] COCO – Crop Biker Jacket + White Bra Top (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[glasses] Cae – Sylvia Glasses
[necklace] Real EvilNoelle Necklace
[facial piercings] PUNCH Diamond Nose Stud, .08 [ kunst ] – Septum #2 / gold
[earrings] MANDALA Steking ears
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] Insol – Nika – Peach
[eyes] Euphoric – Nora Makeup Series (February Powder Pack)
[beauty marks] League – Moles/Beauty Marks Applier
[shape] my own

take the plunge

A couple weeks ago I attended a live presentation at BVN with the focus being on collaborating with others. During the presentation, it was announced they’d be offering a challenge for bloggers to sign up to be paired with a fellow blogger for collaboration. I signed up and was paired with Kurimu Kuma. She has a very sweet style and look to her avi and her personality reflected that. She was also very patient with my constant scene tweaking and the fact that I kept getting distracted with customers AND the fact that I called on her at a moment’s notice because I had to reschedule our original time. This was the fourth person I’ve collaborated with and I think I’m starting to fear it less and appreciate it more for the challenge and for connecting me with people I might not otherwise have met. I’m really happy with the way the whole thing turned out.

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my credits:
[hair] TruthHeloisa
[swimsuit] ChicModa – Debbie Swimsuit
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Ella
[shape] my own

decor:
IE -Summertime Fun (dock)
[Merak] – Sandwich Tray
Tres Blah – Summer Fete – Open Grill RARE
{what next} Sunflowers Bicycle Decor
flying hat – Truth (Taren hat)
dust bunny . shade umbrella
TDC – Adult Beach towel 1 – Multitexture (PG)
Apple Fall – Open Book
dust bunny . flip flops
Paradise Homes – Lifeguard tower 
[ keke ] beach sign
Skye Zingiberaceae (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Bamboo Palm (from Tropical Plants Pack #2)
Skye Wild Grass Type 4 dry (from Wild Grass Collection)

poses built into the dock

Click over to Kuma’s blog post for her credits. She also has a super cute YouTube channel.

Grace

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When I was looking for something to fill these shelves, it became apparent to me that I might possibly be a plant hoarder. Every time I see a plant at an event, I grab it even if I have two more like it already. I’m the same in real life – mini jungles in several corners of my house. They breath new life into the atmosphere and although there’s no need to clean the air in Second Life, being surrounded by them does still create a calming effect.

wearing:
[hair] Truth Teddy
[dress] ChicModa – Grace (NEW @ upcoming round of FaMESHed – May 1st-27th)
[necklace] Cae – Ximena (for FaMESHed Go April 15-May 10)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie (pale)
[shape] my own
[pose] an lar – the jane series no. 4

decor:
What Next – Dahlia Outdoors Drinks Cart & Decor (NEW @ the main store)
-Cart (tintable wood)
-Spring Water Bottles
-Glasses
-Straws
-Lemonade Glasses
-Hydrangea Vase
-Lemonade Dispenser

hanging plants (left-right):
Vespertine– hanging pothos. x2
hive // macrame hanging plant . sunshine x2

plants on floor (left-right):
What next– House Plant – Rubber Tree (stand)
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Matryoshka

more plants!
Left shelf (left-right/top-bottom):
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Blue/Purple
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Yellow Pot
-{vespertine}- spider plant.
-{vespertine}-rainbow succulent bowl
The Loft – Dakota Amsonia
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Pink/Yellow
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Grey pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – J
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple
Fapple– MM Gacha- Plant (Epiphany April 15 – May 12)
-{vespertine}- aloe vera plant.

Right shelf (left-right/top-bottom):
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple
*LODE* Decor – Hyacinth [light pink]
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
Sway’s [Workplace] Succulent Portulacaria
Sway’s [Workplace] Succulent Echeveria
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Teal pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)
-{vespertine}-rainbow succulent bowl
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – J
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Grey pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)

shelves:
tarte. industrial shelf (dark) A & (light) A (NEW @ Uber – April 25-May 22)

Apple Fall Country Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnel Vision

“There is a particularly unattractive and discouraging common affliction called tunnel vision, which, for all the misery it causes, ought to top the job list at the World Health Organization. Tunnel vision is a disease in which perception is restricted by ignorance and distorted by vested interest. Tunnel vision is caused by an optic fungus that multiplies when the brain is less energetic than the ego….”
-Tom Robbins; Still Life With Woodpecker

The quote above was written nearly two decades before social media gave anyone with an internet connection a platform to project the lowest depths of their insecurities and personal disappointments onto the masses, yet it couldn’t be more fitting. In my world, it takes the form of discouraging statements about the hard work of others. It perverts a tool designed to keep us connected and informed into something which divides us and tears us down. At the same time however, it’s being used to inspire and motivate. I guess it’s all a matter of what we choose to read and engage in, which is a lot easier said than done….

Speaking of hard work, the designers at Uber went all out this round on the bikers theme. You can check out the gallery here.

teleport to the main sim
teleport to the cam sim

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[hair] Truth – Panny (NEW @ Uber)
[jacket] L&B – Swear Bella Leather Jacket (NEW @ Uber)
[shorts] Neve – Shameless (NEW @ Uber)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[shape] my own
[pose] AP – Blegrad 3

DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Building – Full Rez PG (NEW @ Uber)