The Garden of Nowhere

I gave this post this title because so many of the scenes you see in my photos no longer exist. It is wonderful being able to create a setting on a whim, inventory and prim allowance withstanding. While the vast majority of the items I use still lay languishing in the depths of inventory, they may never again see the light of day, or they may be brought out, dusted off and used another day.

I have a home in Second Life. I spent about two months working on the current version, getting it just right. But I rarely ever go there. Instead, I tend to hang out on a bare platform until a new bauble or structure or plant inspires me to bring a scene to life. Unlike a lot of bloggers, my workspace is uncluttered. Once the credits have been captured, the items disappear, one by one, until I am back on my simple prim platform once again.

One designer whose work who frequents my posts – and also my permanent home – is [ keke ]. Delicate, detailed and delightful are the first words that come to my mind when I think of Kean Kelly’s creations. I am sure (if you look closely at the photo) you will recognise the butterflies, which have flittered their way through several of my recent posts. She has just released the lovely allium flowers for the July round of Collabor88 and in her mainstore, you can find the lovely garden gate and fence. If you were a subscriber of Deco(c)rate a couple of months ago when she contributed the Neverland Gate, you can now pick up the add-ons at the mainstore, as well. As ever, they are a lovely example of her talent and craft.

Close your eyes, imagine you can hear the breeze as it plays through the grass, feel the flutter of the butterfly’s wings against your cheek and feel the warmth of the late afternoon sun. It is all there, in the Garden of Nowhere. But do hurry; it will disappear before the sunset fades to grey.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Gate and fence: [ keke ] garden gate & fence set . gold by Kean Kelly (new release at the main store)
*Allium plants: [ keke ] wild allium (blush, purpur and white) by Kean Kelly available at Collabor88 July 2017)
*Gate and fence: [ keke ] butterflies dancing – blue by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
Garden by anc slight wildgrass {flash green} by aki69
[we’re CLOSED] grass field lush by Wendy Xeno
*alirium* ItchyGrass [Brown] by Alir Flow
KIDD GRASS*Wild Bush*Colza by doP Kidd
Mesh Plants – Full Perm Ruins Wall Pack by Reid Parkin
*The Little Branch LB_BloomingTree{Lavender} by Cari McKeenan
The Little Branch LB_AppleTree*Dark{With Apples Menu} by Cari McKeenan

Island Life

I’ve been dreaming of the island life: comfy furniture in Miami Vice colours and a laid back vibe. I have tried to create that feeling with some lovely things from The Liaison Collaborative, Deco(c)rate and [ keke ] for The Home Show 2017. Peruse the credits (they move more or less counterclockwise from the sofa) and pick out your favourites.

I won’t be writing more; I’ll be enjoying the island life.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Sofa: Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Clock: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 07 – Tropical Clock – Size2 – RARE by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Wall print: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 04 – Tropical Photo Frame by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Mirror: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 05 – Tropical Wall Mirror by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Neon sign: {what next} ‘Paradise’ Neon Light (pink+green) by Winter Thorn
Flamingo planter: Cheeky Pea :CP: Tropical Flamingo Planter by Isla Gealach (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Chair: ARIA– Theros Armchair by Yelo Uriza (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Planter: Di’Cor Delia Wicker Planter by Olga012 (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Side table: :HAIKEI: Sentimental Reason gacha / {2} by quo0p
Rug: :HAIKEI: Sentimental Reason gacha / {4} by quo0p
Flip flops: dust bunny . flip flops by lxlNoel (gacha prize)
Coffee table: dust bunny . camellia coffee table by lxlNoel (recoloured)
*Shells: [ keke ] beach rubble . shells by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
Starfish: Shutter Field [sf] beach tray by Heavenly Villa
Coral in bottle: dust bunny . coral bottle . white by lxlNoel (gacha prize)
Pineapple drink: dust bunny . pineapple drink by lxlNoel
Candle: Ariskea// Gypsy Travel// Rattan Lantern + Candle by Diaxm (available at Collabor88 July 2017)
Basket with pillows: .:revival:. tropical pillow basket by Momentous (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Hanging chair: .:revival:. tropical chair by Momentous (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
*Towel: Jourda x Dahl House Floor Towel Pink by Rozae
Bikini: +Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter [FATPACK] by Halogen Magic (available at Summerfest ’17)
Drinks cart: dust bunny . happy hour tray by lxlNoel
Surf board: N4RS Leaning Surfboard – DECOR by alecat Breda (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
*Drawers: [ keke ] little diva draver . rose by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
*Lamp: [ keke ] moths to a flame – pink by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
*Side table: Sway’s [Agwe] Side table by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
Build: CONVAIR Safari Tent by Tobias Convair (Deco(c)rate July 2017)

Eternity

This photo was inspired by that famous scene in “From Here To Eternity” (you can see it in the sidebar of the Wikipedia page). The only difference is I’m a redhead. And not being covered by the crashing waves. And I’m alone.

Still…I’m lying on a beach, so I figured that was close enough.

In all honesty, the inspiration actually came from the hair I am wearing: Lorelay by enVOGUE HAIR, available at Hair Fair 2017. These braids just begged for a shot from the back, although it looks equally lovely from the front and the side. It pairs perfectly with the peaches sarong set from neve. out now at The Liaison Collaborative.

Also at TLC are these magical ankle beads from Mosquito’s Way. What makes them magical, you ask? They are also a pair of heels, which you can toggle via HUD. Such versatility – you can have either heels with or without the beads or the beads alone. Awesome and amazing!

For the H&G crowd, be prepared because The Home Show 2017 is opening today. The lovely seashells and starfish are from [ keke ], bits of beach rubble from her The Whole Shemoley set. Stop by her booth at the event; everything [ keke ] is guaranteed to be fabulous.

Eternity gave me inspiration. All the pretty things gave me the post.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Sarong outfit: neve outfit – peaches – Lara by coldLogic (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Ankle beads: Mosquito’s Way – Anya for Maitreya by Camilla Limondi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Lorelay v1 by Casandra Rain (available at Hair Fair 2017)
*Makeup: alaskametro<3 “Blossom” makeup palette – Catwa applier by Alaska Metropolitan
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

*Starfish: [ keke ] beach rubble . seashells by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
*Shells: [ keke ] beach rubble . starfish 1 by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
Beach: Studio Skye Beach Building Set by Alex Bader

*Pose: CORPUS – Sizzle 002 – S1 by Diconay Boa (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet