Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Week 10 - Flickr, Contests and the Truth........

This week I finally did something I should have done a long while ago.

I finally started using my Flickr account. Pure laziness prevented me from doing it before now and I passed up on going into a few contests because of my procrastinating ways....I love taking photo's and entering contests allows one to focus energies into going out and shooting pics (as does blogging.) As well it's great to see all the wonderful photo's, great locations, groups and get some feedback. I don't have photoshop (been planning to but cost has delayed it) but I have been muddling along with GIMP (a free photo and graphics program).

So to try out everything, I entered a contest at TRUTH for photo's and decided to also feature Truth's fashions, Hair etc. So it's all the Truth here today......Truth is known for lovely hair, Clothes and Shoes, Skins and Tattoos. (Let's see how many Truths I can utter today....not to mention going crazy with links!) I discovered a couple of really cool places for taking pictures , Inspire Natural Space Park, in Shinda and La Reve.

I want to say also that my pictures are not THAT good. Entering contests and joining Flickr are ways of improving and learning, if you belong to Flickr, or just look now and then, you will know what I mean. Some of the work there is pretty amazing.

Pics1&2,3-Shot in Shinda Space park (check out the Tai Chi!) Skin - Truth Rejuvinate, Fossil Halloween, Dress - Black Lavendar (no longer available) Hair Naomi Fire, Light & Sandy, Blonde
Shoes - Balmoral Pumps (free) lead.

Pic4-Shot in La Reve, Shoes Balmoral Pumps(free) Pommygranet, dress Shanghai Baby (belt color change), Hair Morgan Tahiti (hat, texture change), Xanadu Leggings, Silver. (All New)

Not the Truth.... Sin Skins, Dark brown Brows, Eyes - Redgrave, Gracia, Blue, Poses - Reel expression and LAP.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week - 9, A loft, A Muse and too much Snow!!

"It's only November!" I whine, pensively peering through the panes of glass
in my bedroom at the literally piles of snow outside.

Is it any wonder then that I have been hanging out in my NY loft taking pictures,
jumping into my Edie shape and daydreaming about the Artist's life?
(The one none of us actually have but dream about in between juggling kids, animals,
laundry and work.) Edie was one of my first shapes and she was inspired by Warhol's muse
Edie Sedgewick. I haven't worn this shape for a while and found I needed to make some adjustments.

My Loft is New and I bought it to replace a very simple Skybox that I somehow mistextured until it just looked wrong.... It gives a great view of NY and has sunlight shining through big panes of glass. And has a few pop art touches... I also bought some cool furniture like a beanbag chair, Car Chair and table. The chairs are re-texturable...but the store (Modern Essentials) was closing so I'm not sure if it's still available (Modern Essentials has re-opened in a new sim, everything is 25L so well worth a look).

I also found myself looking for 60's dresses to match the look and the new Moon skin from
Redgrave which is a perfect 60's face, with lots of black around the eyes. One of the hardest looks to acheive is one from the 60's as not many stores specialize in the type of simple straight minidress needed. Anothe weird place I ended up was Tribute Island, memorial park, which has odd little memorials to dead famous people. I found one of Warhols Memorials and had fun snapping that.
So pull up a chair, put on some Bob Dylan and slip into a time that most of those who lived it can't rightly recall.....The 60's!!

Pic2/Skin-Moon,Redgrave,Mystic/Lashes Redgrave, Showgirl/Tights Tintable Metallic lycra - GLAM (free)/ Dress-Microphage Hope Zipper, Blue/ Hair, Tousled, Sloane, Blond/Shoes - Vamp, Staci buckled MJ (from Last Call) Mika Elegant Animated Cigarette holder/CS Eyes MirrorBrown (Celestial Studios)
Pic3/Microphage Purple Peacock Earrings/Sin Skins Dark brown Brows/Boon ICH298 Hair Honey/Pop Feel Metallic Twill Minidress Gold
Pic4/Same as 2 shot in Tribute park
Poses from LAP and Reel Expression

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Week 8 - Rememberance Day

Today I laid some flowers at the Canadian Combat Memorial Cenotaph.

Lest we not forget....

In Flanders Fields
By Lieutenant John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The Larks, still singing bravely, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders fields.

Take up our Quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

Pictures shot at Gardens of Old York and Thor's Place.
Clothing/Glasses from Artilleri, Hair Shop Seu, Skin Redgrave, Shoes Adam n'Eve Shoes,
Ears Illusions.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week 8 - Reality Bites!!!

Ok, so by now we all know about the Blogger Challenge posed by Kristi Maurer
the one where we appear as ourselves.... well, I've been wanting to try this for a while but
never thought I'd be posting it to my blog. Why? I am the most unphotogenic person on the planet.
I hate pictures of myself. Anyway I included one picture that looks pretty good but is pretty old,
so I ended up doing what all the artists do when drawing themselves, I used a mirror.
I tried to be as honest as possible, adding in the extra years and pounds!

The results were ...interesting! My kids said that I was pretty close and I found the same challenge as I always do when dressing for a look, the right skin, clothes and especially hair are vitally important and I did the best I could with what I had on hand.

Worn; Pants - Wrong - Ripped Jeans (dark), artilleri/ronja jacket *blue*, Artilleri Funky Skarf - Blue and White Flora, Hair - HOH, Tuli/Bitter Chocolate, Shoes - Detour , Jaywalker Sneakers, Skin - *Sin Skins* (mature Freckled Vanity Daywear Stratus, Metal Blue Eyes by HBS, AO HUD - SE Motion Casual Hud 2.5

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Week 7, Vanitas and Qwynne get a Reaction!

Well I'm getting behind in my Blogs... Truthfully if Vanitas and Qwynne would hold up their end I would be all caught up. Last week they were not to be found! I tried calling IM'ing and kept getting the "away" signal. When I finally caught up with them the two lazibirds were swimming, suntanning and getting very chummy with each other at the SL Botanical Gardens (still wearing their clothing...). If it wasn't so funny I would have been hopping mad!!! Anyway to make a long story short I sent the two of them over to Reaction to get some cool threads so they would at least look good while doing nothing......

Q&V The Kiss, Lounging near the Gardens.... Both wearing MM skins halloween freebie, Vanitas wearing threads from Thimbles and free stockings, Shoes Lya, Sakura - red, Hair Gritty Kitty, billirubin color ch, blk. Qwynne wearing threads from the lucky chair at Silent Sparrow.

2,3- Q&V Lounging at an unnamed beach...Skin, same, Vanitas hair, same, Qwynne wearing Reaction hat/hair combo, Both wearing Reaction thongs, Vanitas wearing Gridlock Bikini set., Wonderland Top - White,
Qwynne wearing Reaction Afterlife Boardies, Stallie shirt.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Week 7 - Octobers End - Halloween, Shelby

Now that October has come to an end, and the parties, hunts, freebies, shows relating to All-Hallows-Eve and Samhain are over what do we have to look forward to........?

Winter and (I won't use the C or X word..) and more hunts, shows, parties and general mayhem leading to that day I can't bring myself to name right now! Actually if last year was any indication, I had better steel myself for an orgy of Freebies, Advent gifts Etc. It's a lot of fun but I think I'll let Vanitas and Qwynne take on those jobs while I enjoy skating, skiing and decorating my home for the holidays.

This Halloween I took a little time to come up with a Costume. After I went to the Costume Fair, I really wanted to avoid the "Sexy Witch" look or the "random, I couldn't think of anything" look.
I found a nice Rusty Steampunk dress and paired it up with an "Automaton" skin which matches really well to make a Steampunk Robot/Doll look. The skin is expensive but comes with various colour options which makes it quite versatile. The other look I came up with was one I had been trying to find but wasn't successful till I went on the Bare Rose hunt. I found it in the store afterwards and also a lot of other reasonably priced fantasy clothes. This is a Jester/Mime outfit with a bit of an Anime/Manga Slant that I find very attractive. If you want some really cool Manga Style clothing at a very low price this is the place to go.

I ended the night at a very "far out" Halloween party at Farhaven. Get a bunch of crazy Elves together for a party and you never know who'll show up...A carrot Avie, Thor, a big purple Duck,
A Barrel Lady, A lady Tree, more than a few Sexy Witches, and a whole lot of Ghoulishness with a few monsters (and Elves) thrown in for good measure.

Mime/Jester look - Topaz Square, Pretty Mime Skin, Blue (Freebie - not Available)
Hair, Fossarius-Frosted blood, Shoes - Shiny things, Buckled Ankle Boot, Oak Eyes [SW] Dress/Costume - B@R -Fuzjko , In the Hollow Forest and Farhaven.

Rusted Steampunk Doll look - Hair - Calico Ingmann Creations!! Zoe, Bronzed, Shoes Kookie, Natasha-Noir, Skin - Curio Obscura, Clockwork Automaton Lady, Dress Rusted Doll -Tea and Strychnine, in and around Caledon.

Poses by LAP