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Fond Farewell and Native Looks

Fond Farewell - Native Mystic

I apologize for this post being late for the hairs. RL and our internet seem to be against me lately. But here they are! Adoness, once again the hairs are gorgeous! And pairing them with Lumae’s newest fantasy skin tones, I had to do a couple different characters. The dress they are wearing is one that I am working on and will be releasing on my kid avi in one of her new stores coming soon (Curtain Call). I used the hud to tint the colors to better match the skins an hair but am thinking I will need to add some fantasy colors now.

Fond Farewell - Lion TamerSo, I’ve been putting off this decision for a while, because I genuinely love making my fantasy looks and stories. However with this no longer being my main avatar and me starting two small clothing stores and a dance team along side SL kid school and RL work. I’m finding myself so busy I don’t notice I haven’t blogged in a long time until I see a sponsor pack go out. So for now I am going to put my blog on hold until such time that I have more free time or until I miss it so much I make more time for it consistently.

Fond Farewell - Lion Tamer CloserI will continue taking photos of course, but they will be more family and dance orientated. I’m not sure I will upload them or not, if I do they will be posted on my kid avi’s flickr. If I do some that fit in with Lilli’s fantasy story / artsy photos I will post them on her flickr. 🙂

Fond Farewell - Rain Dance

Thank you to all of you who have followed me, every view was a lovely surprise and the comments even more so! ♥ I won’t be deleting this blog, because I have a feeling I will miss it tremendously and come back to it when I can.

Better look at Lumae’s six new fantasy tones! 

Credits For Photo 1:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape – Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Elanil (425L @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair Aug 1st – 21st)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Sour Cherry

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Large

Lashes – Fate – FateLashes

Hair – Adoness – Astrid – Lavendar (@ Hair Fair 2016 until July 31st)

Hair Base – Adoness – Shaved Hairbase (Lelutka Appliers) – Basic

Dress – Curtain Call – Native (Store Coming Soon to MP under Wyona Steamweaver)

Pose – CV Poses – Native American

Particles – Cole’s Corner – Cosmic Consciousness Aura – Astral

Location – The Enchanted Isle

Windlight – Nacon’s Afternoon

Credits For Photos 2 & 3:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape – Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Nuala (425L @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair Aug 1st – 21st)

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Large

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Topaz with glow

Lashes – Fate – FateLashes

Hair – Adoness – Cleto – Teal (@ Hair Fair 2016 until July 31st)

Hair Base – Adoness – Shaved Hairbase (Lelutka Appliers) – Basic

Dress – Curtain Call – Native (Store Coming Soon to MP under Wyona Steamweaver)

Pose – WCP – Lion Tamer

Location – The Enchanted Isle

Windlight – Nacon’s Afternoon

Credits For Photo 4:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape – Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Talila (425L @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair Aug 1st – 21st)

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Large

Hair – Adoness – Iphito – Pearl (tinted) (@ Hair Fair 2016 until July 31st)

Hair Base – Adoness – Shaved Hairbase (Lelutka Appliers) – Basic

Dress – Curtain Call – Native (Store Coming Soon to MP under Wyona Steamweaver)

Pose – CV – Rain

Location – The Enchanted Isle

Windlight – Nacon’s Natural Sunset A

Dim in Dangarnon

Dangarnon SimN’Mara looked down at her short dress, smiling at the feel of the gold coin jewelry brushing across her skin as she moved. Her smile faded a bit as she looked up at the small town she had entered. It was more dreary and dangerous feeling than the other faire areas she had been in thus far. She tilted her head back staring up at the tall tower and the light bursting from it up into the sky. After a while she lowered her gaze and tugging her dress straight she moved through the crowded streets.
 Dangarnon NMara
There was quite a variety of shops and the insides were as magnificent as any she had seen in her exploring of the faire grounds. She had never seen anything on the scale that this faire was at. There were 14 large areas set up as small towns filled with many shops. A lot of different beings and creatures were wandering around or running shops or entertaining people. She smiled at a faun as she bounded past. At the edge of town in a small area surrounded by rock she came across the skeleton of a dragon. As she knelt to look closer she heard a growl from nearby and decided it would be a better idea to return to town.
 Dangarnon Shops
A big statue stood in a clearing in the middle of town and she stopped to stare. There were spikes sticking up around it and its head had been knocked off and replaced with a wooden sign written on in red paint. She wasn’t sure what it said as she didn’t recognize the language. Hmm, curious. She debated asking someone about the statue’s history and story but was distracted by raised voices.
Dangarnon Statue
“What do you mean you won’t sell me any clothe?” A woman’s voice yelled angrily.
N’Mara drifted towards the voice, not knowing why but feeling drawn to it. She went down to the docks and saw a mermaid floating in front of a weavers cart. The mermaid and the shopkeeper continued to argue. As she got closer she understood that the mermaid didn’t have the right coin to buy the cloth and the shopkeeper did not want any of the items the mermaid had on her to trade. N’Mara stepped up next to the mermaid and laid her hand softly on her arm to get her attention.
The mermaid stopped mid-sentence and turned to her, a frown on her face.
 Dangarnon Mermaid
“I would be happy to trade you those items for some coin. It has been a long time since my friend has been to the ocean and I know she would love them for gifts.” N’Mara smiled at the mermaid and pulled put a number of coins and held them out towards her.
The mermaid looked between her and the shopkeeper and blushing she nodded and forced a smile at her. She traded her the beautiful shells she held for the coins in N’Mara’s hand. She handed them to the shopkeeper, who frowned but gave the bolt of cloth to the mermaid and put the coins in her purse. N’Mara smiled at them both and waving turned and headed back into town. She put the shells in her bag as she walked.
 Dangarnon NMara Comp

Credits for N’Mara:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Storm (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Gauze – DragonBorn Eyes – White

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Hair – Magic Store – Magic Hair – HV17

Dress – The Dark Fae – RenRen Dress (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Boots – Unknown Designs – Lace up Calf Boots in Brown (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Echtra Sim)

Harness – Empyrean Forge – Emmisary’s Rook –  (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Serenity Sim)

Necklace/Earring – Oxide – Corsair Coins Set  (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Pose in Photo – Bauhaus Movement – Qweenie

Pose in Photo Comp – Bauhaus Movement – Titty

 

Dangarnon Mermaid CompCredits for Mermaid:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Eyes – Adoness – Iridian Eyes – Glacier

Skin – Nephilim – Aurora – Enchanted (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Hair – Analog Dog – Iota – Light Blonde and tinted (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Tinkers Hollow Sim)

Mermaid Outfit/Accessories – TempT – Mishell RFL Mermaid (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Serenity Sim)

Pose in Photo – Fantasea – Mer Pose 1 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Pose in Photo Comp – Fantasea – Mer Pose 9 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Hedgehog Stew at Echtra

Echtra SimN’Mara looked around the wet, dreary area she had entered. After the bright heat of the Golden Delta it was a shocking abrupt change. She saw a sign in one of the first shops advertising rain bubble charms. She smiled and went inside to dry off, change clothing, and purchase one of the charms. When she left the shop she was once again dry with a bubble surrounding her and protecting her from the rain. She stopped and looked at a statue of a boy with glowing foot prints in front of it. She tilted her head and wondered what the meaning of them was. (( There is a hud on the sim for the Echtra experience, I believe those are part of that.))
Echtra Shops
As she wandered this newest small town of shops she smiled at the people and creatures she saw. A small group of sheep gathered near a torch in a small alley bleated at her as she passed. She saw a fire-pit ahead with a few tiny hedgehogs sitting on logs. There was a giant cauldron hanging over the fire filled with a delicious smelling stew in it. The hedgehogs looked up as she stopped to peer in at the stew.
Echtra Rain
The smallest hedgehog smiled and said, “Would you like some? We made a big batch to sell to faire goers.”
She smiled down at him and pulled out a coin. “I would love some, it smells delicious.”
The bigger of the hedgehogs grunted and picking up a bowl he ladled some of the stew into it and handed it to her. He waved a hand at the empty tree stumps. “Please sit and enjoy. Our small town pulls the heat right from you humans it seems.”
Echtra Hedgehog Soup
She sat and after a few bites said, “Ah, not so for me, I am not human but statue.”
“Statue??” The smaller hedgehog squeaked. “But you walk around! You look alive to me.”
She nodded. “I am enchanted to appear alive. Much of the time I slumber in my natural stone.” She finished the last few bites of the soup before continuing. “My good friend Bright Horn wakes me every so often when there is need or she believes I will be interested in something going on, such as this faire.” She grinned and stood, leaning down to place the bowl near a small pile of other used ones. “Thank you for the soup. It is very tasty.” She bowed her head to them and continued down the road.
Echtra Fairy Statue
She reached the end of the road and went through the gates of the town out onto an open plain. In the distance she saw a small henge and intrigued headed towards it. She could feel the pulses of magic coming from it. As she approaches she saw a small golden light flitting within the henge. Coming to a stop just outside the circle of stones she watched captivated as a small gold fairy flew around inside of it. Watching close she realized it was an enchanted statue much like she. Only instead of being self aware it merely flew in a predetermined pattern inside the magic of the stone henge. She watched for a while mesmerized before she pulled out her teleporting scroll and randomly chose her next destination.

Sorry for the lack of composite images, my computer and SL kept having disagreements when I went to take those photos.


Credits for N’Mara:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Storm (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Gauze – DragonBorn Eyes – White

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Hair – Magic Store – Magic Hair – HV17

Dress – The White Armory – Dellhaven Sprite Dress Set(silent auction item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

 

Credits for Golden Fairy: (more detailed photo) Sorry my SL didn’t cooperate for me to do my usual composite.

Head/Body/Ears/Hair/Outfit/Wings, etc – Fallen Gods – Petite – Eternal (exclusive @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on The Golden Delta Sim)

Particles – Cole’s Corner – We Are Groot Aura (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Lucentia Sim)

Pose – Eternal Dream – Free Spirits – Pose 10 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Otherworldly Faire

N’Mara pulled out the teleport scroll a merchant had given her and scanned the list for the next place to visit. “Otherworld hmm?” She read the short incantation and blinked at the flashing light. When she opened her eyes she was in a huge cavern with open sides. All around were giant mushrooms, glowing grasses and huge crystals. She didn’t see any stores but saw people wandering around and some in small alcoves with benches.

Otherworld SimShe followed the path a ways and saw a small crowd gathered. As she approached she saw that they were watching a fairy dance. Her pink coloring stood out among the blues and greens and she was lit by a purple hued sunbeam. It had been a long time since she had seen a fae so she stayed and watched the graceful dance. The fairy finished and gave a curtsy to her audience.

“I hope you enjoyed my show, faire travelers. Please consider dropping donations in the various kiosks as the money is going to help the sick.” She gave another curtsy before waving and flying off into the cavern.

Otherworld Fairy

N’Mara smiled and pulled a few of the coins Bright Horn had given her from the pouch and put them in a kiosk. She saw some stairs and decided to see what was above the giant cavern. Looking up she saw that it was a really long climb. About halfway up there was a big platform with seating and some signs. She went in to investigate and discovered that the reason there were no shops here was because it was a sim for literary events. After a brief pause on the platform reading a few of the signs she continued up the stairs. Finally she reached the top and stood astonished.

Otherworld LitFest

There was not only a huge platform over the cavern below, there was a gigantic tree towering above it. It was so tall she couldn’t see the top of it among the clouds. There were more lush plants and small ponds and gazebos around the platform. She wandered around stopping now and them to take in the glowing plants and crystals. There were so many varieties she’d never seen before.

Otherworld Top View

She came upon a small pond with some columns and spotted a harp. A harp! She immediately went to it and ran her fingers over the string. The soft sound was wonderful. It had been ages since she had been able to play and she could help sitting in what was one of the most tranquil spots she had ever come across and playing a soft lilting tune. She closed her eyes as she played, relaxing and improvising the tune to match the noises of the nature around her. When she stopped her eyes opened in surprise at the clapping coming from in front of her. There was a small crowd of people smiling at her. She smiled and stood giving a small curtsy and after a moment told them what the fairy had earlier. She was happy to see many did indeed drop coins in a nearby kiosk. She gave the harp one last look and continued her exploring.Otherworld NMara


Otherworld NMara Comp

Credits for N’Mara:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Storm (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Gauze – DragonBorn Eyes – White

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Hair – Magic Store – Magic Hair – HV17

Dress – Senzafine – Isilme Gown – Twilight (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Blackmoor Sim)

Hair Ornaments/Chain – LOVE – Fairy Queen Set (There are also flowers for the other side and golden wings for the back of the head) (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Tinkers Hollow Sim)

Pose in Photo – Eternal Dream – Melodic Harp (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Pose in Photo Comp – Eternal Dream – Spear – Pose 3 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Otherworld Fairy Comp

Credits for Fairy:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Dragoness

Skin – Stix – Bo: Believe – Rosefire (Includes: omega – logo – gaeg – catwa – genesis – lelutka – maitreya – slink – tmp – belleza – classic) (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Ears – Soul – Uni Ears – High Elf (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Blackmoor Sim)

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Thyra – Fireworks (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on The Golden Delta Sim)

Dress/Leg Vines/Arm Vines – Mistique – Naevys – Lilac (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Necklace – Zyn – Fantasy Faire-y Necklace (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Crown – Zyn – Fantasy Faire-y Hair Flower (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Wings – Poet’s Heart – Silvermoon Wings (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Dangarnon Sim)

Sunbeam – Cole’s Corner – Relay For Life FX (FF2016) – RFL Lightbeam (RFL item @ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Lucentia Sim)

Pose in Photo – Eternal Dream – Free Spirits – Pose 3 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

Pose in Composite – Eternal Dream – Free Spirits – Pose 1 (@ Fantasy Faire 2016 until May 1st on Breeze Sim)

 

The Faire Calls

#70 The Faire Calls Moon Magic

Bright Horn entered the enchanted glade and approached the statue of her friend illuminated by the light of the moon. She stepped forward and lay her horn on the statue, whispering the words that would awaken her friend from her slumber.

#70 The Faire Calls Awaken

The statues eyes opened. Slowly the statue relaxed her pose and looked around the glade. She smiled when her eyes found Bright Horn and she spoke in a soft singsong voice, “Bright Horn, my friend, what a pleasure it is to see you.”

Bright Horn nickered and pawed the water with a nod. Welcome back, N’Mara. Did you have a nice sleep? 

#70 The Faire Calls Friends

N’Mara hopped off of her pedestal and hugged Bright Horns. “It was peaceful. How long has it been since my last awakening?”

Fifty-four years, my dearest. I am sorry to say our magic was weakening and I could not wake you for many years.

N’Mara frowned. “The magic seems no weaker than last time I was awake. What happened?”

Magical creatures and beings from all over have banded together in the last decade and once a year they hold a large faire. The faire has reminded humans that magic is real and still alive. They have learned that they have nothing to fear from most of us. Some have even discovered magic within themselves and so go to schools that teach both humans and non-humans. It has brought our glade back to life allowing us to reawaken you. 

#70 The Faire Calls Thought

N’Mara smiled. “This faire sounds interesting. I will have to go to it and see what has changed.” She paused and looked down at her vine covered body. “Can you help me take care of these vines, dear heart?”

Bright Horn nickered and gently pulled the vines and flowers from N’Mara. She reached behind the pedestal and pulled out a dress for her. N’Mara grinned and slid into the garment. She sat atop her pedestal and after releasing her hair from its braid, finger-combed and re-braided it.

“Tell me what has been going on while I was asleep?”

Bright Horn nodded and settled in for a long evening of stories.


#70 The Faire Calls Comp

Hey guys! If you hadn’t guessed N’Mara (nuh-mar-uh) is my Fantasy Faire character this year. 🙂 She is an animate statue, carved thousands of years ago in the likeness of a moon elf. After a couple hundred years of traveling and living in many places, she became tired and began to take naps for years at a time. While she sleeps she appears like any other granite statue. She entrusted the care and protection of her slumbering body to her friend Bright Horn and her unicorn herd.

As an animate statue she has no need to eat, sleep, breathe, etc. However the enchantment that animates her does let her mimic these behaviors as she wishes in order to blend in. The only way one can tell she is not alive is to touch her. While her skin appears real it is hard and cold as stone. She does not have any magic of her own other than to mimic life. She is capable of some emotion but it is subtle.

Hope you enjoy her story as she visits the Fantasy Faire starting April 21st and lasting until May 1st. I will be trying to get a post up almost every night and do one post for each of the sims. Not every post will show N’Mara, some will feature people or creatures she meets at the Faire, but you will see her in many. For more information about the Fantasy Faire, including their calendar of event, click on the banner below.

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Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Storm (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Gauze – DragonBorn Eyes – White

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Hair – Magic Store – Magic Hair – HV17

Vines Outfit/Wreath – Caverna Obscura – Eden – White

Dress – May’s Soul  – Pompeya in White (gacha)

Pedestal – NOVUS – Pedestal (tinted)

Pose in Photo 1 – Luanes World – Dust in the Wind

Pose in Photo 2 – Something New Poses – Horse Love – Pose 2 (without horse prop)

Pose in Photo 3 – Something New Poses – Lost in Thought (without stool prop) (New Release 50% off)

Pose in Composite – Something New Poses – My Man Can Blog – Pose 4

The unicorns and scenery are all in a section of Luane’s World. Sorry I didn’t look to see where they were from.

Location – Luanes World

Windlight – [TOR] Night – Wixia

Awakening Spring

#69 Awakening of Spring

No story today sorry, but I have been wishing soooo bad for warmth and sunshine that I decided to do a spring post. Maybe that’ll jump-start Mother Nature into spring mode in my area (probably not but I can dream☺). All kinds of good new releases and a couple new things I came across and loved.#69 Awakening of Spring Close

Lumae has two new fantasy shades out for her new skin Eirtae at this months round of We ♥ Roleplay and they are gorgeous. I am loving her new hud system. Instead of boxing the body appliers and head appliers and such separate she has put them each into their own huds. So all the body appliers are on one hud and the same for head appliers and so on. She is also adding appliers for Bentbox Sylvan ears, which is how I discovered them. The BentBox Sylvan Ears are so realistic and there is so many options in the hud that I did a photo showing the hud options ☺.

#69 Awakening of Spring - BentBox Sylvan Ear Hud

#69 Awakening of Spring - Soul Oree Wing HudAnother item that was new last month is the Soul Oree Wings. Not only are they gorgeous
but the are super customizable. There are 32 diff textures for the membranes and veins of the wings separately so you can mix. I took a photo of the hud for these too to better show you the options.

And the last thing I wanted to tell you about was this great little sim I came across by a Flickr group for photo sims. Luanes World has a few different sections, all of which are gorgeous. There are lots of little sitting spots and props for photos or just to hang out. Also she has a pose shop with beautiful poses. And she has a photo contest going on right now with some nice prizes. Here’s a link for more info on that. ☺

#69 Awakening of Spring Comp

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Oxide (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Ragdoll

Ears – BentBox – Sylvan Ears – Medium

Nails – Dark Passions – Pure Romance Frosted

Hair – Magicka – Fool for Love – Color pack 4 (tinted a light pink)

Dress – The White Armory – Spring Coronet Gown in Green (@ We ♥ Roleplay until April 30th)

Wings – Soul – Oree Wings

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Coy (@ Pose Lover until April 10th)

Pose in Photo 2 – Luanes World – New Beauty

Pose in Composite – Exposeur – Feb ’15 – 3 (I think it was a store gift)

Location – Luanes World

Windlight – Nam’s Beach Scene