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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

Feeling Sporty

Hey guys! Wanted to show you Adoness’ new release at Genre. 🙂 It comes in six colors each with their own team name and is only 100L each while at the event. I also wanted to show you a dance I choreographed on my new main avi, the purple haired girl. Sorry I forgot to write down her credits, I’ll try to add them soon.

#86 Feeling Sporty

Also wanted to share my excitement over some recent awesome news. Lilli isn’t my main avi I play anymore, I use her mostly for blogging and some fun events or shows. I play a kid on my new main, sometimes 4 and sometimes 14. On her I am working on getting a dance troupe started, have about 21 dances choreographed and 5 or 6 sets made. I’d love to recruit some more people interested in being a part of a dance group. So far it is me, my mom, my sis and possibly 2 others.

It’s a mixed age group and the goal is to create family friendly shows. I’d love to find a couple of members who want to help with sets and choreography and maybe even costumes. I have started making a few outfits and have done the stages so far, but with more people helping we can do more shows. In the near future I’d like to open a venue and have one show monthly with a few viewings. If you or someone you know is interested you can contact me on Wyona Steamweaver for more information.

I recently applied to perform at SL 13th birthday event and just found out we got a spot! June 22nd at 6pm slt we are performing our first big dance show! Here is a sneak peak at one of the dances I have choreographed. 🙂


#86 Feeling Sporty Comp

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape – Lumae – Eirtae Average (5ft 10)

Skin – Lumae – Eirtae – Tone 3 – Bluebell with Freckles (100L @ Enchantment until May 31st)

Lipstick – Lumae – Glimmer Lipstick – appliers for Lelutka, TMP and omega (hunt prize for Enchantment until May 31st @ mainstore)

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus Eyes – Lively Green

Eyelashes – FATE – Fatelashes v2.0

Hair – Rezology – Scarlet Viper

Dress – Adoness – Gothic Sports – Alchemist – Pink (100L @ Genre until June 12th)

Leggings – FAM – Ripped Leggings with Net

Shoes – Mesh Agency – Kingston Wedge Sneaker Boots

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Lost in Thought

Pose in Composite – CC – Winter 08

Location – Ironwood Hills 

Windlight – Sim Settings

Sun Skip

Hey everyone! Today instead of my normal writing I wanted to address some posts I’ve been reading lately and how they affect me, as well as my goals for this blog. I have been following and reading Canary Beck’s articles on SL Blogger Support for a while. Editorials are not what I normally follow for SL but hers are always well thought out and make me think. Recently she wrote an article about quality vs quantity when it comes to blog posts. I encourage you to go and read it if you haven’t already. Here were my thoughts about the subject as it applies to me personally.

#54 Sun Skip DressI was relieved to see that I am not the only blogger that feels like I need to post as often as possible to draw people in. I hope that my posts fall under the quality heading, because although I admire those bloggers that have the time to post daily, I don’t have that time available. For my posts I like to do a complete character, which involves changing skins and hair and eyes and even shapes along with the outfits and accessories, each and every post. I don’t edit many of my photos other than to crop or layer together multiple photos, however it still takes me quite a while to organize and post each time. For a post with just one character I spend at least a couple hours getting everything put together how I want. Then finding a location, playing with lighting, getting the poses right, getting the actual snapshots taken (usually with at least a crash or two) and then getting the photos ready takes me another hour or two. Once I have everything ready and have written up my post and made sure I linked all of the stores in the credits, I upload the photos to both wordpress and flickr and then link them to each other. Our net sucks since we live in a small town (they will be replacing the antenna or whatever soon though so yay!) and uploading the photos takes at least an hour, sometimes I leave them uploading overnight because I get tired of Flickr’s timeout message. So for one post it takes me at least 3-6 or more hours. I generally spread that out where I can. I’ll jot down notes for the look and story while at RL work and if its really slow I’ll get a start on the credits and writing the post at work and save it as a draft until I get home. For posts with multiple people, the character making part takes at least twice as long. I also try to be sure to copy and use different copies of the mesh body, hands, feet, etc for each character so that when I get to the location I can just switch saved outfits.

#54 Sun Skip SunbatheI know I could ask for others to do posts with me instead of using myself for all of the characters, but I usually want to use items from my sponsors for the looks. Also I’m not hugely social. I don’t mind people generally but am not always in the mood to be around them. That’s part of what makes this blog so nice for me, I have a reason to spend much of my free time at my home or shopping for items to use.

Another topic Canary Beck talked about in her article was the relationship between designers and bloggers. I am fairly new to blogging and have not had any bad experiences to speak of. I made sure to read what different designers wanted from their bloggers and decided if it was something I felt I could do. Some want every release blogged, which I can understand, but not everything a store releases will be something I love. An event I thought about applying for wanted one post before the event and then a minimum of two posts per week it was going on. For some events, like the Fantasy Faire, this is no problem. However this event was not something I was sure I’d want more than a few items from. For the Fantasy Faire I had been before and knew how huge it was and how many stores would be there, and the theme itself is what I use most often. All of the stores or events I blog for now are ones that want a couple posts a month and want closeups of the products as well as adding the photos to their flickr group. All of which is no problem at all to me. I only applied to stores that I loved and knew I’d want to use as much of their releases as I could. The two that recruited me, I did the same. I looked at their past products and knew that I’d have no problems reaching the minimum posts they wanted. I plan to keep my list of sponsors down to a level I can manage, as well as continuing to chose stores I know fit well with each other for my looks, so that I can continue to highlight as much from my sponsors as I can per post.

#54 Sun Skip TreasureI’d also like to share with you what my goals for my blog are. Now that I’ve been blogging for almost six months I have gotten a better idea of what it is I want to focus on. I want to shoot for 2-3 posts a week. This is a goal and not a guarantee as there are times I do not have the time or am not at all inspired. I want to enjoy my blog and not feel like it is another job, that is one reason I started this blog instead of looking for photography work inworld again. I want to explore and learn to make my own windlights. Some of my photos don’t turn out quite like I want them, so I think learning this or taking some time to go through all of them and jot down which I like best and what they’d be good for, would help a lot. I also want to work on writing more complete stories for my posts instead of just scenes. Short stories would be too long but flash fiction would work great. Flash fiction is a story 300-500 words or less (there are differing opinions on the number of words, some say less than 2000, 1000, or 500, for my purposes it will be 300-500). It has at least one character, setting, problem and solution.

#54 Sun Skip PeaceAs a closing note I just want to thank anyone and everyone who comes across my blog or flickr photos and takes the time to read and hopefully enjoy the photos that go along with the stories. I did not set out on this journey looking to get free stuff and take pictures of it, I just wanted to have a creative outlet that let me share the characters and stories I come up with with others. I may not be looking to get hundreds of views each day or became super well-known like Strawberry Singh (who I love to follow) but I love when people do see my posts or photos and even more when they feel they are good enough to like or follow me. So thank you all, because although I’m not searching you out, you keep me motivated to continue doing what I love. I also want to thank all of my sponsors. I applied to you because I genuinely love your products and while I would love to buy everything, I am on a budget. So thank you for sharing your items with me so that I can use them with my characters and share them with others.


Wow, that got a bit longer than I planned. 🙂 Thanks for reading if you did, and I hope you enjoyed the photos! I did not use many of my sponsors for these photos because I had a family outing the beach planned but RL made that impossible for now and I still wanted to take photos and share them. Here is a teaser for my next post though. It will have two characters, so will likely be over the weekend, in a battle between good and evil. It will also showcase many items from my sponsors as well as some motion photography. You can also look forward to a post featuring my newest sponsor (got accepted as I was writing this post lol), a store you may have noticed appears in almost all of my posts, Adoness! Credits below!

P.S. And this is one of the ones that flickr decides is going to take a whole night to upload the photos. I’ll add the links once they upload.


Credits: (This is my new regular daily look – skin/hair/eyes anyways)

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual and Victory Hands, Slink High Feet

No mesh head at the moment, will be looking for an omega applier one that I like.

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified, mainly to be shorter and a few tweaks to make it me)

Skin – Lumae – Swan – Bare in Tone 2 (one of her older skins but a favorite of mine)

Hair – Magika – Cardigan

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Vibrant Blue

Tattoo – White Widow – Tombstone for Women (@ Anybody Event July Round)

Nails – Mon Cheri – Beach

Dress – Mon Cheri – Sachi Flare Dress

Heels – Faboo – Havana Heels – Bondi (a Rare from one of their gacha machines)

Bikini – Plastik – Zara Kini in Leona (@ new Satellite store)

Pose in Photo 1 – Vestige – Next Model 1 (@ July Round of The Instruments)

Towel / Pose in Photo 2 – oOo Studio – Sunning Towel

Pose in Photo 3 –  Click – Little Swimmer (This pack is meant for toddledoo kids but worked fine for me with no adjustments.)

Pose in Photo 4 – The Secret Hideout – Looking Up Cute

Location – Pandora Box of Dreams

Windlight – Nacon’s Afternoon – various times

Nightmare Dressed Like a Daydream

#37 Nightmare Dressed Like a Daydream

Okay I’ve wanted to do a cyberpunk look for a while. It’s another of my favorites. When I saw this mask and arms at Fantasy Faire by two of my favorite stores I knew I had to use them! The outfit and boots I picked up at Colab88 from R2. I hadn’t heard of them before but am really liking their stuff. I also knew I wanted some glowing tattoos, so I went to Fallen Gods to see if they had some with slink appliers and saw their sign for their new skin/tattoos gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival. A million teleport tries and 1,000 L later I had the skin I wanted and a selection of tattoos. Then came location and posing. It took a while but I think it came together nicely. 🙂

#37 Nightmare Dressed Like a Daydream Closer

What do you guys think of the new blog design? I really like it. It doesn’t show all my photos together but it does have a lot easier navigation and a sidebar I can display my sponsors and blogroll on. The basic template started out as pink. >.> I am not a pink person so thankfully it had two other color choice options.

Sorry there is no story with this look, I am still fighting headaches and didn’t want to delay the post until my brain decided to play nice again. Stuff to look forward to – Fantasy Gacha Carnival items and stories to go with! Also a few more We ❤ RP looks and Thrift Shop 9.0 as well.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet/Head – Slink Physique, High Feet, Visage Emma

Shape – Mine

Skin – Fallen Gods Inc – Lady of the Shadows – Coal (RARE @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival May Round)

Tattoos – Fallen Gods Inc – Death Call in Acid (Common @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival May Round)

Mask – Ni.Ju – Komainu Inari Mask in Slime

Hair – Tableau Vivant – Luce Hair – Basics (@ Colab88 May Round)

Bodysuit – R2 – Rikka in Black A (@ Colab88 May Round)

Boots – R2 – Rikka Boots in Black B (@ Colab88 May Round)

Arms – Trap – Spiral Demon Arm

Pose in 1st Photo – Bauhaus Movement – FU Anyway

Pose in 2nd Photo – Bauhaus Movement – Muse 1

Location – Insilico East

Siren’s Call

#36 Sirens Call WHRP Contest Pic

A head breaks the surface of the water as a woman walks onto the beach from the water’s depths. She walks slowly closer stopping when the water is about six inches deep. She sees a man sitting alone down the beach a ways and smiles a predatory grin. She opens her mouth and sings, calling him to her. Her sweet song flows to him on the wind and he stands and turning walks toward her. His eyes have glazed over and she stretches her free arm out to him as she continues her song. He reaches her and takes her hand, following as she backs further into the water. She sings even as she lulls him into the water. The water ripples outward as they disappear beneath its surface and then calms again.

#36 Sirens Call Comp


It’s We ❤ Roleplay’s 2nd birthday and they are having a photo contest! I love this event and so had to put together a look for it. You can find the info on the contest here and the flickr pool of photos here.

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Head – Slink Physique, Casual and Bag Hands, Mid Feet, Visage Emma

Shape – Mine

Skin – Fallen Gods Inc – Oceanica – Indian Lyssa (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Eyes – Negaposi – Mystic Eyes – Dreamy

Hair – Ayashi – Irime Hair – Basic Set (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Headchain – Le Forme – Moon Goddess Gold (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Top/Skirt/Panties – Enfant Terrible – Verelis in Gold (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Ears – Soul – Mer Ears Long

Necklace – Empyrean Forge – Lir’s Charm Summer Colors in Gold (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Ring – Empyrean Forge – Reverie Ring in Gold (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Bracers – Wimey – Purest Branch Gold (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Nails – Senzafine – Virgin Huntress Teal,Green,Yellow (10L @ We Roleplay May Round)

Staff – Aisling – The Hierophant Staff (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Pose in 1st Photo – anLar – The Regatta Series – Pose 3 (@ We Roleplay May Round)

Pose in Composite Photo – Vestige – Harper 1 – Pose 5 (@ The Thrift Shop May 2015)

Location – Brandy Wine Island

Winter Queen

#35 Winter Queen Full

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days, the weather was really bad here which makes our wifi almost non-existant. Not to mention I got one of my lovely migraines. But! I am back and got a new look for you. Two of my sponsors, Lumae and Storybook, are at the new round of We ❤ Roleplay, which is celebrating its second birthday! So there are lots of goodies out, some free and some cheap, plus all of the normal lovely new releases discounted during the event. I also have a new sponsor! I was accepted to blog for Something New Poses. 🙂 So they are featured in this post as well. I chose one of their older releases so it would fit the outfit better but look forward to seeing some new stuff from them in upcoming posts.

#35 Winter Queen

I have been discovering new features of the updated Firestorm this week, when my net was working well enough. One of the cool new things is they updated the snapshot feature and options. They even have photo filters! I used the Spotlight feature on the close-up to give it the vignetted look.

Also I may be changing my blog look. I was reviewed a week or so ago by Canary Beck on her post about search engines and blogs. She had some good points about my blog design not being search engine friendly. However the main reason I am thinking of changing is I am concerned about the ease of navigation. I love being able to see all my photos displayed together like this, but I know it was difficult for me to figure out the navigation at first and want to see if I can find a template that I like but will also display my sponsors and blogroll more visibly. I would love to hear opinions from readers about this as well. 🙂

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Head – Slink Physique, Casual Hands, Mid Feet, Visage Emma

Skin – Lumae – Adore in Euryale with Dotted Brow and Eyeliner (@ We ❤ Roleplay May Round)

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Electric

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Irene Mesh Hair in Sorbet – tinted blue-green (Gift @ FaMESHed May Round it’s their 3rd birthday!)

Headchain – Lumae – Artemis Headchain in black and moonstone (10L Cheapie @ We ❤ Roleplay May Round)

White Sparkles – Cole’s Corner – Petite Mana Sparkle Halo in Celestial

Top/Skirt – Storybook – Gaea in Winter (@ We ❤ Roleplay May Round)

Horns – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Echo Wood Horns (@ We ❤ Roleplay May Round)

Nails – Senzafine – Sparkle Teal,Green,Yellow (10L @ We ❤ Roleplay May Round)

Staff – Zyn Designs – Staff of Talshalee in Blue

Pose/Prop – Something New Poses – Gabriella

Location – Winter Paradise

New Events and Fair Play

#34 Linopolis Lilli

Hey everyone! So many new events opening now that the new month is on the way. With the Fantasy Faire sadly over I have plenty to catch up with. As you can tell I was punk inspired for this post. Storybook’s new dress Torment is out at One Word. Then a couple of my favorite stores had things in events. The boots and leggings are from Insanya at The Black Fashion Fair and 100 Block. I know noth events are over, but I was so excited for the Fantasy Faire I didn’t get time to post  these items yet. I also got a few new things from Razor that I plan to share in future posts. Adoness has a new hair out at the Dark Style Fair 2, so I had to go grab that! The skin is Lumae’s from the Black Fashion Fair as well. The fabulous jewelry is from Plastik at the Fantasy Faire! All three were in Relay for Life vendors.

#34 Linopolis Lilli Close

I also have a new sponsor. The owner of Otherskin is starting an event called Fair Play. She has a team of bloggers set to go and the land set up in it’s first theme. Linopolis! Now she is recruiting creators who would like to have stalls there. Here is a photo of the setup and some information about it in her own words.

#34 Linopolis

What is Fair Play?

Fair Play is a kind of different fair group and organizes permanent fantasy fairs with designs, inspired by games.

Fair Play stands for regularly change and wanna spread the visitor crush. Every day is a bit different! The creators update regularly their spots and publish new releases, this guarantees a good and continuous flux and enough excitement.

What makes the Fair Play fairs so different?

The fairs are all permanent. You can rent Your stall and stay as long You like.

You can change Your design or not, how You like. There is no target! There is no stress and no time pressure.
You have one month time to make and publish one new release. You are also allowed to make one gacha vendor and one limited item if you like.

Which themes have the fair?

There is no theme limit, only a direction, the Fair Play team would be happy about. Fantasy, Gothic, Myth, Kins and Roleplay. No violence, no racism, no sex!

You can find out more by contacting Kaleidos Hope in SL. You can also contact her through the website or visit Linopolis inworld. You can also click on their logo before to go to Linopolis in SL.

Fair Play Logo 1024 x 1024


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands – Slink Physique and Casual Hands

Shape – Mine

Skin – Lumae – Adore in Satin tone with Darkling Makeup (From the past Black Fashion Fair event.)

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Electric

Hair/Hair Base – Adoness – Loki in Black (@ Dark Style Fair 2 going on until May 31st)

Dress – Storybook – Torment in Velvet (@ One Word May 2015 Round)

Leggings – Insanya – Lace Leggings Ripped in Black (From the past Black Fashion Fair event.)

Boots – Insanya – Overknee Boots Black (From 2015 100 Block event)

Choker – Plastik – RFL Faerie Keepsake (From 2015 Fanstasy Faire)

Necklace – Plastik – Everilda Pendant (From 2015 Fanstasy Faire)

Earring – Plastik – Illariel Earring (From 2015 Fanstasy Faire)

Tattoo – Things – Eden Tattoo

Nails – Ama – Twisted Hunt Nails from 2014 (Marketplace)

Poses – Vestige – Modeling Default Poses 2 – Poses 7 and 10 (@ The Instruments May Round)