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Cure For A Headache

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Gee, and I thought I had a headache…

I paid a visit to Cammino e Vivo Capovolto by Mistero Hifeng. It is a limited-time installation at LEA29 and it is definitely worth a trip. It is one of those places that is fine to go to by yourself, to wander and discover the creations of this talented artist.

This venue is as filled with beauty as it is with despair. As I walked about, I felt a sense of reverence for the pain and loss depicted by each vignette. I won’t say I enjoyed it; rather, I felt as if I had been allowed the privilege of having a glimpse of private anguish and loss.

On a happier note, the dress I am wearing from Salt & Pepper is available for this round of Shiny Shabby. It comes with a texture-change HUD to give you a variety of looks.

A little shopping is always better than a painkiller.

*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Dress Louise by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Shiny Shabby June 20-July 15 2015)
Shoes: Bleich – Mesh Stud Plaform – Black by Samanta Bleich (available at Kustom9 June 2015)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Rosa” (Red amber) by Marisa Kira
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing (available at Collabor88 June 2015)
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Back to Black 3 M by RubyStarlight Writer

Location: Cammino e Vivo Capovolto – Mistero Hifeng

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

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Second Life Made Me Learn Challenge: Old Dogs Sometimes Forget

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One thing Second Life has taught me is that Real Life has a way of getting in the way. Which is why I am doing Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme on Thursday. Actually, I almost skipped it entirely because my answers were so similar to Berry’s. But since I had a photo and wasn’t sure what to write about it, I’m just sticking it in this post and pretending I meant to use this image 😉

Here are the simple instructions for this meme:

I think I have forgotten more than I am posting here, but these are four things I know I can share.

Meme instructions: Share things that you have learned because of your involvement in Second Life, either personally or professionally. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments (of this post) so others can come by and read your answers as well!

Photo post-processing. I have loved taking photos in Second Life since I first started, but it took me a while to graduate from snapshots to post-processed photos. I began with PicMonkey when my efforts with GIMP failed, then finally moved on to Photoshop. Like Berry, I am self-taught. I still use PicMonkey a lot after I have done the major edits in Photoshop, simply because I love some of the effects that I can create with just the click of a button. I am proud to say that my PicMonkey tutorials on this blog are still among the highest-viewed posts I have, even getting hits this week.

DJing. After several years working as a host in various clubs in Second Life, I took the plunge, installed SAM and learned to DJ. I don’t do it any longer in clubs, but I am proud that I learned something that seemed to be too formidable to me for so long. I had fun doing it, but since I’m one of those people who can’t remember song titles or artists, the time commitment was too great for me to continue on a regular basis. It’s not very efficient when it takes longer to put a set together than it does to run it in the club 😦

Letting go. Through Second Life, I have come to accept impermanence. Whether it is a favourite sim, store, or a relationship, nothing seems to last. I have learned to mourn briefly, then move on.

Blood ain’t thicker than water. I never considered myself one to have a family in a virtual world. But I am blessed with wonderful parents and amazing siblings. I feel a closer bond with (most of) my sisters than I ever had with my blood relations. I have used Darkward as my family display name for over two years now, and I have no intention of ever changing that. Though I don’t see most of them very often, I love them all dearly.

I’m going to leave it here. But toss me a bone, though, and this old Second Life dog might remember how to fetch 😉

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: =Zenith=Bohemian tie a knot long skirt (Milk) by Miffyhoi Rosca (available at Uber Feb. 25 – Mar. 23 2015)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine Gingers by Truth Hawks (available at Uber Feb. 25 – Mar. 23 2015)
Necklace & Earrings: EarthStones Precious Moments Locket & Earrings – Mother oF Pearl by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: [Entwined] Anna by Vivienmarli (Gift at Shiny Shabby)
Skin: Glam Affair – Alice skin – Asia 02 C by aida Ewing (Available at Kustom9 Feb. 15 – Mar. 13)
Body, Hands & Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel (old group gift, no longer available)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Photo taken at Purple Crayons

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Waiting For Santa

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I decided this year to try something different. Instead of cookies and milk, I left myself decked out in holiday finery for Santa. He can see for himself what a good girl I have been 😉

If you are looking for a lovely winter-themed sim to visit, do check out Let It Snow! It is a beautifully-done winter location created by Milly Sharple, perfect for a stroll, a snuggle or a dance.

Merry Christmas to all of my readers. You have come to be my friends and family. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and Santa was good to you, whatever you left out for him on his journey.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: Baiastice_Emeli dress-Gold by Sissy Pessoa
*Necklace: Cae :: Satine :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
*Earrings: Cae :: Satine :: Earring by Caelan Hancroft
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Satin Sandal – Gift (Slink) by Eboni Khan
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Elsa” (Type-A)(Garnet) by Marisa Kira
Lipstick: Senzafine .:SF:. “Moonglow” Lip Color: Vintage Reds – Amaranth by Synjari Myriam
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Exposeur. Back to Black 6 M by RubyStarlight Writer

Location: Let It Snow!

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet