Colour My World

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As time goes on,
I realize
Just what you mean
To me
And now,
Now that you’re near,
Promise your love
That I’ve waited to share
And dreams
Of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you

~ Lyrics from “Colour My World” by Chicago

It’s a kind of sad and haunting love song, but how many tunes do you know that have an epic flute solo?

If you need a little colour to brighten your life, make sure you visit the stores participating in this month’s round of The Challenge. The post isn’t up quite yet with all of the lovely, colourful creations, but keep checking – the event has just opened so you can just store-hop to see all of the goodies.

[Black Tulip] brings you this colourful cat-themed set, and 22769 ~ [bauwerk] offers the boudoir chair in several eye-popping colours. Kuro gives us not only the mind-blowing artwork as part of a colourful set (with a chair I’m not showing) plus the adorable Fishing Cat clock at this month’s OneWord event, set to open on September 1st.

Go forth. Colour your world. With cats and bright hues.

Flutes are kinda sad, ya know 😉

Romper: Hilly Haalan [hh] Mia Romper Pink Fitted Mesh by Hilly Haalan (group gift)
Shoes: tulip. Gladiator Sandals (Blush) for Slink Flat Feet by Minami Susanowa
Necklace: EarthStones Lia Crystal Necklace – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Lia Crystal Earrings – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* Taylor – Ginger by rika Oyen
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) Flat 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

*Armchair: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Symmetry Not armchair by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Rug: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Rug by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Table: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Apple Table by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Lamp: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Wiggly Lamp by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Flower lamp: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Flower Lamp by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Shelf: [Black Tulip]Color me Cat – Cat Shelf by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Magazines: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Magazines Stack by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Paws print: [Black Tulip] Color me Cat – Paws Painting by Auryn Beorn (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Armless chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Boudoir Chair Pink by Paco Pooley (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Artwork: Kuro – Colored wall art by Luana Dawg – part of The Colored Set (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
*Clock: Kuro – Fishercat by Luana Dawg (Available at OneWord Sept 2014)

Build: ::JP Design:: Land Home 02 – Twins 31.5×31.5 by MinoruJP

*Pose by the Color me Cat – Symmetry Not armchair by Auryn Beorn

Uneventful: A Blogger Challenge

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Let me start by saying that the reason I haven’t blogged all week is because it has been anything but uneventful. My week started with driving to work in torrential rain and howling wind, nearly being hit by a tree falling across the street, a flat tire, a sinus infection, more than one spreadsheet from hell and simply being exhausted. I was just too tired to do a blog post justice.

I last blogged about Event Overload. Don’t get me wrong; I love sales events in Second Life and do most of my shopping during events. They give shoppers the opportunity to be ensured of new releases and exposure to multiple creators in one handy location and they are often discounted. Even if an event is hosted in the actual stores, it is easy to find what is going on through various groups, Flickr, Plurk and blogs. I do blog for a few events, which I wouldn’t do if I didn’t support the event, the creators and the organisers. All in all, this is my favourite way to shop.

However, there are drawbacks. Many events are difficult to get into, especially during the first few days when they are forefront in our minds. Shopping this way can also limit our exposure to a lot of talented creators, simply because they don’t participate in events, for one reason or another. There is also the letdown when you have dressed up in your latest finery from an event, go to a club or party and discover that one (or more) other person is wearing the same outfit. How embarrassing! How upsetting! How much of letdown to discover that your proud purchase doesn’t set you apart…

And that is what leads me to this challenge. I want you to take a photo of yourself, your home, your garden, your pet…anything that you want to photograph. But you must not have purchased anything you showcase at an event. It sounds easy, but if you’re anything at all like me, it’s not such a simple task!

Rules? Yep, there are a few:

1. You can’t wear or show anything purchased during an event, but you can use an item originally from an event that you later purchased in the creator’s store after the event was over (in world or on Marketplace).
2. You can use sales items, but not if it was part of an organised sales event (think Fifty Linden Friday or The Neighbourhood).
3. You can use review items, but only if they were for a general release and not for an event.
4. Group or store gifts are ok.
5. Hunt gifts are NOT ok (a hunt is an event, remember? 😉 )
6. If you wear something everyday that you purchased from an event, like your skin, a tattoo or your eyes, you can wear that. (I had to throw in that exception because I bought my skin as a Skin Fair exclusive lol).
7. Leave a link to your post in the comments of my blog so I can go perve check out your uneventful life!

I did a little sim-hopping while I was thinking about this challenge. While the masses were fighting the lag at Collabor88, The Black Fashion Fair, la Metallique Fair and countless other events, I was able to browse happily in several of my favourite stores – most of which I have discovered through events. In many of them, I was the only shopper. I didn’t have to wear full alpha, I didn’t have to stand rooted to one spot and cam shop my way around the store, I didn’t even have to wait for hours (or even days!) to access my shopping wonderland. I simply TP’d in, window-shopped to my heart’s content, all dressed up and unmolested.

Uneventful? You bet. And I loved it.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: tulip. Halter Tank (Flower) by Minami Susanowa
Shorts: Maitreya * #1 * Cut Off Jeans Shorts by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: (LaRoo) Ellie Sock Pumps (Pink) by LaRooShoes
Headband: Magika [Headband] Group Gift by Sabina Gully
Necklace: EarthStones Lia Crystal Necklace – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Lia Crystal Earrings – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Belly ring: EarthStones Sophia Belly Ring – Mother of Pearl by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIZUKI – Auburn by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: !bang – mini series – overcome 3 by Trieste Minuet

Location: tulip. Mainstore

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet