Of Teasing and Such

As per usual I have epically failed in my attempt to show off the item this picture was supposed to be about. Vanity and post-processing frenzy took over once again and well the result you see above.

But… This time I do have a semi-excuse. Put yer stumpers up and settle in;

Seven Emporium has released these magnificent speakers, and a few other items, which are really not in the picture! As per usual, anything released by Agustkov is superbly textured and made. But you can’t see that in this shot… So why are you reading this?

Well, you are probably bored senseless for starters, a true stalker, or curious. Or all three? And be glad you did, because I have a bit of more drooling to do. I promise it won’t be about textures. No, my dearies, it is about something completely different.

This set comes packing a punch when it comes to…, drumroll goes here, poses. I hear you rolling your eyes, yes, I can hear that ok so stop doing it and listen up. Poses. Not just poses. Not crappy calibrated, set up, or whatever the proper technical term is, but bloody awesome, original poses that just are a delight to play with. And I did. Oh, I did.

The singles are awesome and don’t forget to hit the swap button or you will miss out. Then we come to the cuddles, 24 in all. TWENTY-FOUR!! If you happen to have bought the adult version, obviously this set comes in PG and adult, you get another 54 poses to play with. FIFTY-FOUR.

So yes, yours truly became completely distracted.

I promised I would not drone on about textures and all that and I won’t. However, do yourself a favor, hop on over to TMD to give these baby’s a thorough look over, and even try them out. Make sure you check out Agustkovs’ Flickr for all the details and the other items of this release.

I’m so excited about this release, and the poses that should you be in need of a ‘let’s-test-the-poses-partner’, I volunteer. Just hit me up in-world. Otherwise, toddle off and go drool over these speakers.

Toodles.

Of Sundays and Mornings

As per usual it was quite a challenge for me to make this picture. Make no mistake, nothing is more simple then to rez an object, shoot it, and post-process the photo to show the object of in the best possible way. Or no post-processing at all if you prefer that. One could argue that most of my post-processing is over the top, but I digress.

The challenge was not so much in shooting the best possible angle, light, etc to showcase the object but the real challenge was to capture the mood. This chair, the whole release from Nutmeg, Dreamy Pastels available at Shiny Shabby, brought to mind wide-open spaces, with natural colors, comfy chairs, and sofa’s and not unneeded clutter. Airy and light.

I love making darker pictures, both in color and in black&white. But sometimes I perse want to make a light picture and perhaps I should not be so stubborn. Perhaps I should stay in my lane and do what I am really good at, but you know what? Life gets extremely dull if we only do what we are really good at and I never was good at ‘staying in my lane’. I prefer to ignore the lanes, especially when it comes to creativity and trying to relay a mood, a vibe.

But have no fear, darker-toned pictures are coming soon enough my dear stalkers and 3.5 readers, just keep your eyes peeled. But with all the craziness going on in this world at this point in time, I figured air and light are not a bad thing. But once more I digress.

I also wanted to perse use the poses that come with the furniture. Textures and quality are a given from this designer and more often then not we pick our decor items for that reason alone. Looks. But… This wee baby packs a punch.

The pose you see in the picture is not edited nor adjusted. And I can tell you there are many more poses that are just as good. I can also tell you that the adult poses are absolutely spot on. On a personal note, I do so enjoy bento in poses and seeing a hand and fingers actually curl around certain bodyparts when and if warranted instead of seeing these static hands. And these poses have it all. So if you are considering new furniture, do yourself a favor and check out Nutmeg because most of their furniture is jampacked with great poses.

I am also wearing a dress, and true to form, you can hardly see it. However, it is a new Mainstore release from RKKN.

All items are, in my not so humble opinion, very much worth a test drive. Clickety click on the links and off you go. Well look at me, a proper blog post again, I should seriously work on that or I run the risk of becoming boring. Stay safe and sane.

Toodles.

 

Of Close-ups and Distance

While for some the stay-at-home period seems to bring along amazing creativity, I find myself struggling to even put a simple, healthy meal together, let alone being creative. It’s rather surprising as I am a hermit by choice and very much not a social butterfly.

Perhaps I am just a contrarian. Let’s stick with that. It has a nice ring to it.

Now onward to the task at hand, some ramblings about the picture:

I am in LOVE with the new Lelutka heads. Absolutely and unequivocally in love. What I love most is the option to mature your skin with the simple push of a button. And I use it with gusto. What also is a great thing is that the Axis hud still works. It has so many possibilities that for now I only have pursed my pretty little lips a bit.

So one more time; I LOVE the new Lelutka heads. There.

What I also love is BoM. I am sporting the basic Ana Skin from Clef de Peau, one of my favorite base skins to start a look with. Now, most of my looks are pretty much the same, I tweak a bit and pinch a bit there but in essence, my shapes stay the same. But BoM allows us to add so many details. Here I am only wearing 6 layers, base skin, eyebrows, tattoo, red circles, eyebags and as the piece de resistance the scar in the mouth corner.

It is of course from TF, Bordello.  Tristan has treated the grid with stunning art and more recent nifty little add ons for body and face. And it is those details in my opinion that make a face interesting. Personally, I am partial to this little gem because I find it utterly intriguing.

I will keep this short because storms are moving in, and more urgent my shoulders are still not up to par. They are, for all you 3,5 readers, better but only because I rest them.

For me, it’s back to resting, stay safe, sane and healthy.

Toodles.

Of Ramshackle-ness’

One of the reasons I have not been rambling is because instead of having a nifty, handy-dandy ‘write’ button on the top of my screen, WordPress decided to hide it and now I have to traverse half the internet to find it.

The other reason is, my bursitis is back in full swing and with a vengeance. Both my shoulders are in full protest of any movement and guess what? You HAVE to keep moving them. Long story, won’t bother you with the details but trust me when I say it’s painful and tiresome. (try wiping your butt with two defective shoulders, I know TMI but sod it).

Then, of course, there is this thingie-ma-poo, the Bat-Shit-Crazy-Flu as I like to call it, and it is the personification of the ‘monster under the bed’ when I was a little girl. It is scary as can be.  Luckily, I have time in abundance to worry, because typing and even pointing and clicking with a mouse is only possible in very short bursts.

Anywayyyy, today I figured I would take a picture and a ramble a bit. Not perse about what you see in the pic, I have to guard my reputation as a bad blogger after all but more some musings. A healthy dose of Spinach so to speak.

So, how are you all? Safe and healthy I hope? Armed with enough supplies to occupy and distract your mind,  soothe your soul and general well-being.? Please do take care of yourselves and your loved ones and do not forget that lonely neighbor next door or across the street. A wave, a smile, simply recognizing another human being can go a long, long way.

Also, don’t forget to don your homemade hazmat gear when and if you need to go out. My outfit is truly ridiculous. In the absence of well, everything I suppose, I am using my cleaning gloves, you know those big fat rubber ones? Well, mine are bright purple. They go amazingly well with my safety goggles (orange bits and pieces on those) and scarf (lime green) that I tie around the lower part of my face. The gents and ladies at my friendly neighborhood Walmart almost piss themselves laughing when I get in and my husband stays in the car. Oh well. At least I make people laugh.

Shopping is now a dress-up party and exercise in agility.

As always this picture has a story. I started out in dressing up as a latex-fetish-robotic-augmented-freak and ended up with what you see. As always pose and light set the mood for me and while I do love my ‘freaks’, I also love the more down to earth shots. And let’s be honest, down to earth is good right now.

Since my shoulders now really feel as if they are being stabbed with red hot pokers it is time to call it a night. A quick shopping list:

Hair – .Shi // Top – Erratic// Pants – RKKN // Ink – Vegas Tattoo // Pubes – TF // Pose – Del May  (deleted <<– name of pose).

Toodles.

Of Cyber and Such

Some of you, out of all you 3.5 readers, probably think I have gone off the deep end with the style of pictures I post lately. Perhaps you are right. As always, like and don’t like, are in the eye of the beholder.

It took me over 6 hours to bring this whole show to completion, from gobbling together the look to posting the picture and the ramblings. Why 6 hours you might ask? Allow me to enlighten you: I have a f*&cking puppy who loves to chew on everything. If we let him do his thing, he might end up eating the whole apartment. But today His Royal Pestiness decided on a shoe, a cap and for dessert, a few inches of the doorpost.

Of course, then the smoke alarm decided to start screaming because the battery needed replacing. Why can’t they have, with all the technology these days, make an app for that? Or a gentle voice saying ‘It is time to replace the batteries’, instead of the same bloody noise as if the joint is on fire. I truly dislike that sound and my other dog, the poor soul, positively fears it and promptly peed all over the house. She is a good girl usually and this was stress/fear pure. So yeah.. six hours from start to finish. Oh and this little thing called dinner. That was in there somewhere too. I think.

Anyway…

So here I was, trying to build this look because there have been such awesome releases when it comes to CyberPunk, Scifi, Steampunk, etc, and they are all gathering dust in my inventory.  Often these endeavors end up in the bin but I liked this one so it escaped being trashed and instead is now saved for posterity.

It took another visit to Fair Around the World to pick up the Cyber Geisha makeup from LuLuB!. As per usual it’s barely visible in this picture so click here to go to the creators Flickr for a much better view.

Other odds and ends are from Azoury (Robotic Brain), Seven Prodigy (tattoo), [Contraption] (arms) and Ghoul (arms) and Cubic Cherry (ears). The backdrop is from Paleto and thoroughly abused and ripped apart by yours truly.

See, I am a good blogger I ramble of lists. I am also tired as can be, so if this all doesn’t make sense, chalk it up to that. With that said, goodnight and please stay safe and healthy!

Toodles

Of 50 Lindens and Wet Dreams

Yes, pink. Live with it. With that said let’s get started shall we?

Seven Emporium is one of the best on the grid, if not the best when it comes to that decor you simply must-have. Be it to decorate your house, garden, street or simply because you just have to have that particular sign or machine or gadget.

Once again Seven Emporium has two amazing signs out for FLF so you better hurry up. I am showing “Wet Dreams”, to state the obvious, and for once the subject of my blogpost is actually visible in my picture. Kinda scary but there you go.

I had a blast making this pic especially since it once again involved messing with my avatar which I absolutely love doing. I love Cyberpunk stuff or whatever it is called these days. It is on my to-do list, now 5 pages long, to make a few looks with cyber stuff and perhaps I will even share the results. The CYBER fair is on as well, you might want to check it out. Anyway, I digress.

Seven Emporium has two releases out for FLF as I mentioned and for more info click here to see Agustkov’s Flickr . Now if neon signage or a huge selection of machines that are chockablock full with poses or all the other stuff this designer has created over the years, is not your thing,  then the sim Area 7 is defo worth a visit so get off your arses and wander around a bit.

A short serving of spinach but I am confident all 3 of you who actually read my blog will survive.

Toodles.

Of Portraits and Vision

It is known, to steal a catchphrase, that I love to fiddle with pictures. The results are varying but they all have one thing in common, the time spends ‘fiddling’ usually yields an effect I like.

It is also a way to mask flaws that the photographed object might have. Touch up a bit here, touch up a bit there and voila, a perfect picture.

The picture you see here has not been touched up. It has been resized, the neckline has been blurred as I was not wearing a body when I shot this and the left border has been added. That is as they say it. Taken in Firestorm, ultra settings and a neutral WL with no shadows. Now, my sweet 3.5 readers, you might wonder why would I do this?

Personally, I think the simplest pictures are the absolute most difficult to frame. You have nowhere to hide. Regardless of what you shoot, if you go for simple, minimalistic there is no way to hide. What you see is what you get.

So lets for a  moment pretend you are so floored by this face that you want to ‘get it’. You would have to get your be-hind over to Clef de Peau and grab the Bianca skin. It is my favorite from this designer.

The lipgloss is part of the deal as are the freckles and tadaaaa it is BoM. For those already the proud owners of this skin (and others), please hit the re-delivery terminal at the store and you will find BoM-layers in your package, sitting quite cosey right next to the applier for those who are not (yet) convinced to go BoM.

I am wearing the new Lelutka head, Nova 1.0, which in my not so humble opinion is absolutely freaking stunning. The hair base is from .Shi and currently at Uber is the most insane hair available. Insanely good that is.

I will leave it at this, go see for yourself by visiting Clef de Peau Mainstore, Uber and Lelutka.

 

Of Brunch and New Year

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On the last day of 2019, a bit of confusion by having a different picture on the good ol’ blog then the one that features on Flickr. Consider it, for my 3 faithful spinach junkies, a last-ditch attempt to be actually funny in 2019 or something like that.

More confusion probably, because if you look at the upcoming release for nutmeg, you might think it will be an LI explosion. Allow me to set you straight. It is not. The Farmhouse Brunch Tray and The Brunch Bread Tray are ONLY 3 LI each and the eggs come in at 2 LI. Now, this might mean nothing to you but it means a lot to me considering I am always struggling with my allotted land-impact allowance.

If you consider the intricacy of the items, I for one am rather impressed with how low the land-impact is. Needless to say, the texturing, structure and LoD are insanely good.

Food in SL is a thing. Personally, I am very happy this is not brightly colored, barbie doll-like food but is very realistic. Please don’t misunderstand me, I have tons of happy brightly colored tarts, cookies, soups, and candy in my inventory. It is nice to have options and to go for more realistic looking items as well and this set, which has many more items, offers just that. 

Nutmeg – Farmhouse Brunch will be available on January 5th, 2020, @ The Food Court. Information about the event you can find here on The Food Court website.

After all this, there is not much more left to say, other than to wish you all a happy, healthy and inspired 2020!

Toodles.