Seeking Inspiration Within

So for those of you who follow my feed or care, you have noticed that I have been absent for quite some time(just over a month). Well I promise you that this was not by choice. and I am glad to be back. That said all is dealt with and I am grateful and blessed to be part of such wonderful and understanding teams. Bare with me while I get back in the roll of things as I had to fiddle and fuss for a bit. Seems I am out of practice! LMAO I would like to personally take this time to thank each and every SPONSOR and EVENT that has been so understanding, even more of a great thanks to Apple May of Apple May Designs as she has been kind enough to allow my now homeless bum buht a place on temporarily to get back to blogging while I look for land again accommodating to what I need.So this is Hi and IM BACK!!! YAY!

Body

Head:CATWA HEAD Magy v3.1

Body:Maitreya Mesh Body

Skin:amara beauty – Esmee @ We <3 RP ~Thank You♥

Hair:[RA] Loren Hair @Shiny Shabby ~Thank You♥

Eyes:.kosmetik Eyes Amour @ Avenue ~Thank You♥

Accessories

Necklace:Dahlia – Yuma – Necklace @ FaMeshed~Thank You ♥

Piercings:-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 04

Rings:**RE** Dark Queen Rings

Clothes

Sweater:ISON – cropped turtleneck sweater (black) @ Uber

Jeans:Blueberry – DWL Jeans – Full Ripped

On Set

:CP: Blank Canvas Sectional Corner 1 (Adult)@ FaMeshed~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Not Yet Burnt Out Creative Inspo Pinned@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Overdrive Laptop RARE@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Overdrive Gacha Inspo Pinned@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Not Yet Burnt Out Creative Inspo Pile@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Not Yet Burnt Out Datebook@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

*pm* Creator Burnout – Overdrive Cup (F*ck This) RARE@ Gacha Guardians ~Thank You ♥

Apple Fall Industrial Sideboard

13 Fancy Decor: Catch-All

DRD – GG – Butthurt Care Package (November Group Gift) ~Thank You♥

Pose:FOXCITY. Sits VOL3-1m~Thank You♥

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9 to 5

I am dedicating this post to all the hardworking designers and bloggers in Second Life. There has been so much back and forth lately, mostly on Facebook and some on places like SL Secrets, that I thought it’d be nice to remind people that what designers do isn’t easy, nor is what bloggers, at least the ones that are in it for the right reasons. It seems to me that there are people who believe what designers do just happen, that there is no work to it. The truth of the matter is they have to think of a design, create it in a 3D meshing program, rig it for umpteen bodies, look for imperfections, upload it, texture it, box it, price it, make vendor ads, and sometimes they do this all on their own. Some designers are lucky and have a team to help them with aspects of the process but most are not.

Bloggers don’t have to create the items but what we do is just as difficult, picking items from various creators to put together in a showcase that make the designers look their best. It takes time to style, build a scene, pick a pose, take pictures, edit, and then create a blog no matter what time of blog you do. Yes, there are some bad apples out there but not all of us and we should all be respected for what we do individually not as a collective. The last time we check we are human not The Borg.

This decor set is what actually inspired this entire post, the decor, outfit, and writing. Paper Moon is at Gacha Guardian with Creator Burnout. This set includes 10 commons and 2 rares plus an awesome Gift of the Guardians. I love that the rare laptop shows reminders about setting up for events, photoshop, a 3D mapping program, and IM popups. This is truly the life of a designer, always thinking, always creating, all the while trying to have some kind of life. It is not easy and a designer should be respected for their craft.

Decor *new*: Paper Moon – Creator Burnout Gacha – Gacha Guardian

Marketplace

Other DecorApple Fall – Recycled Desk

Marketplace

Tres Blah – Snack Attack

Marketplace

Aria – Oolong Teacup Planter

Marketplace

DaD Designs – Evergreen Plant in a Pot

Marketplace

Rama Gacha – #selfie Store Side

Marketplace

The skin I chose is from Spirit and is actually a new year’s eve gift for group members. The group is free to join and this skin comes in two tones and is made for Catwa only, I’m showing it on Catwa Catya. It also comes with a shape and although I don’t know what head it’s made for it looks pretty good with Catya. The shape is modifiable but I left it as is to show you how it looks out of the box. You do have to buy the body skin appliers separately if you don’t already own them.

Skin *new*Spirit – Santa Skin and Shape – FREE GIFT 

Marketplace

This cute hair is from Phoenix and is available right now at FaMESHed. This hair comes with a style HUD that includes four styles plus the option to turn the bangs on and off.

Hair *new*Phoenix – Gabriella Fitted Blondes – FaMESHed

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I chose makeup from Indulge Temptation and Avi-Glam as well as lashes from AlaskaMetro. The eyeshadow from Indulge Temptation is from The Makeover Room and works for Catwa only, it comes in 12 individual color palettes. The lipstick and eyelashes are from December’s Catwa Powder Pack. Powder Pack has changed up how they do things starting with the new year. They will rotate the Lelutka and Catwa boxes every other month. This month will be the Lelutka pack and can be pre-ordered for 1500L. If you wait for the release the price goes up to 3000L and all previous packs can be purchased at the full price as well.

Eyeshadow *new*Indulge Temptation – Shades of Cool – The Makeover Room

Marketplace

EyelashesAlaskametro – Fancy Pants Lashes

Marketplace

LipstickAvi-Glam – Jordin – Catwa Powder Pack

Marketplace 

Powder Pack Marketplace

This jumpsuit from SlackGirl is at Limit8 and is not the limited item, it comes with a color HUD that includes 12 jumpsuit colors and four belt colors. It is fit for Maitreya and Slink only and the color HUD controls the top and pants separately.

Jumpsuit *new*SlackGirl – Monique – Limit8

Marketplace

NecklaceCae – Whimsy Necklace Tahitian

Marketplace

PoseFoxcity – On Point V2 2M

Marketplace

For more information regarding body and head please visit The Basics

The moral of this story is think before you complain, designers and bloggers alike don’t have it easy. Most of us do it because we love it, for some designers, this is their income, their livelihood and spread bad words about them without facts hurts their business. Talking badly about bloggers as a whole makes it hard for the good ones to get work. So just think before you speak.

 

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Hustler

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Remember that Hustle and bustle I mentioned, yep that’s me. While I truly do want to slow down a bit, life loves to throw curve balls at you. There is always something going on in my life. Whether is things around the farm, chasing kids around, blogging, Deco’ing ;P LOL… Not complaing a bit. I wouldn’t change my life for anything in this world. RL or SL. Even if it does make me a bit tired at times.

Keep Smiling Y’all.

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Adalynne
Head: Catwa Catya Head
Body – Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: Lara Hurley Christy Rose Pale Catwa Applier, Fae Skin, and Body
Hair: Truth Tinsley

{Clothes and Accessories}
Jewelry: Earthstones All My love Bridal
Dahlia Yuma @ Fameshed
Outfit: Belle Epoque Olivia @ FaMESHed

{Set Design}
Ariskea Hustler Collection @ Fameshed
Paper Moon Creator Burnout – Not Yet Burnt Out Cup (Dots), Overdrive Datebook, Not Yet Burnt Out Creative Inspo Pinned, Overdrive Gacha Inspo Pinned, Not Yet Burnt Out Laptop and Overdrive Cup (B*tches) -GOG   @ Gacha Gaurdians
Reign Purses used from CHanel’s Closet
SAYO – Twenty18 Backdrop @ Fameshed

{Pose}
Foxcity Effortless 1- 3M


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Enchantment – The Dance of Angelique


Under Osman's continuing tutelage, Angelique learned harem protocol. She was fiercely opposed to instructions on kneeling...and serving! However, she did enjoy her belly dancing lessons. Angelique was able to lose herself in the movement and music, and rise above her plight. Osman told her the time was drawing near to gift her to the Sultan. Her blood ran cold at the ever-looming relinquishment of her freedom.


CREDITS:

Hair - +Spellbound+ 
Shahrazad w/Head Chain & Scarf

Jewelry - Baubles! by Phe
Necklace & Earrings (Black)

Outfit - ~Nerido~
Fatima Bra, String, Pants
Black, Emerald, Lila, Pink, White
For Maitreya

Pose - elephante poses
Arabian Nights #4

Furniture/Decor - Bee Designs
Arabian Nights Set Gacha

Decor - *paper moon*
Fairy Tale Illustrations Set
Hunt Items !!

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EVENT INFO:
Enchantment - August 12th through 30th !!
THEME:  One Thousand & One Arabian Nights
More Event Info:
Hunt Links Look / Website Facebook Flickr
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Izzie's - Body Glitter

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
w/ Glam Affair Chloe Applier
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Enchantment – Angelique’s Dream in Barbary


From the balcony of Angelique's quarters, she saw the soldiers escorting Colin Pasturel, the Christian slave, to the palace. Even from a distance, she could see how handsome he was...tall with broad shoulders. Sun lightened tendrils escaped his attempt to tie his long hair back. She gasped at his attractiveness, even in this setting and dire situation. He had been caught, and she knew from the whisperings she'd overheard that the Sultan may very well torture him for his successes in freeing other slaves.

That night she dreamt of him. They were in a tub amid beautiful surroundings and Colin held her close. The warm water swirled around them. As he caressed Angelique, he whispered comfortingly to her that soon they would be free. She awoke to find her lashes wet from her tears.


CREDITS:

Furniture/Decor - 3rd Eye Perceptions
Dusklight Star Bath - PG/Adult Animations
Chest Table, Lanterns

Decor - *paper moon*
Fairy Tale Illustrations Set
Showing Arabian Nights: Sleeping Potion
Hunt Item !!

♥ ♥ ♥
EVENT INFO:
Enchantment - August 12th through 30th !!
THEME:  One Thousand & One Arabian Nights
More Event Info:
Hunt Links Look / Website Facebook Flickr
♥ ♥ ♥

-Garden- by {anc} "secret garden"
gazebo and walldrop pieces

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017


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Let me tell you a tale

And so Scheherazade began………

Experience the 1001 tales of the Arabian Nights at Enchantment ❤

Roxi:
[RA] Sherazade Hair w/ styler (300L) @ Enchantment (till Aug. 31st)
[Aleutia] Aisha harness and pants (250L) @ Enchantment
irrISIStible – gold belly button piercing @ Enchantment

Darth:
Lock & Tuft – Asim hair (199L) @ Enchantment
(stitched) Dareen shirt and pants (519L) @ Enchantment

Stuff:
JACKALOPE  / Poses / Al-kubba Alcove + Add-on – Large 70li (350L) @ Enchantment
*pm* Weapons of the 40 Thieves – Group Display (Cool) (295L) @ Enchantment
*~*HopScotch*~* Nura Room Divider (200L) @ Enchantment
*HEXtraordinary* Arabian Nights Music Box (275L) @ Enchantment
[PR (Puke Rainbows)] Arabic Puff – Gold (50L per play) @ Enchantment
JACKALOPE / Decor / Moroccan Tea Table (125L) @ Enchantment
{ARDOUR} Arabian Stool – Blue (299L for the set) @ Enchantment
aii – + Genie’s Golden Lamp + {egosumaii} (250L) @ Enchantment
Inspire Pose – Warrior III Pose (99L) @ Enchantment
:[Plastik]:- Plura Lantern:// Rose (Fat Pack Bonus) @ The Liaison Collaborative
:[Plastik]:- Plura Lantern:// Vintage @ The Liaison Collaborative

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Tagged: *pm*, 1001 Arabian Nights, Aleutia, Ardour, Enchantment, HEXtraordinary, HopScotch, Inspire Pose, irriSIStible, Jackalope, Lock & Tuft, Paper Moon, Plastik, Puke Rainbows, Runaway, Second Life, stitched, Virtual World, {aii}
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Right Here Waiting For You


Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you


I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you


I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Waiting for you

                                                    ~~Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx


CREDITS:

Hair - -FABIA- Clarisa
Hair Fair 2017 until July 16th !!
More Info On Website

This is one of my favorite hairstyles from
Hair Fair 2017! 
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Dress - [JUSTICE]
FAITH
Maitreya, Slink(s), Belleza(s)
w/ Extensive Texture Hud
100% Original Mesh & Design
@ anyBody Event Until July 15th !!
* * * * * * * * * *
More Store Info:

This dress has matching panties
that also texture change, that pop on WITH the dress!
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Belle
Maitreya, Slink, Belleza
@ The Chapter Four until July 31st !!
More Store Info:
100% Original Mesh Designs

Yes, these are my new favorite heels.
It's going to take a lot to bump these off
my Favorite Heels Pedestal. ;)
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Hair Accessory - Paper Moon - Wildflower Garland
@ Midsummer Enchantment through July 9th !!
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Pose - Image Essentials
Pinup Dita 9 mirror
More Store Info:

(hand position altered with Avimote)
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Tattoo - CAROL G. TATTOO WEAR - Intense (Black)

Skin/Applier - Lara Hurley - Becca (Lelutka)
Lips, Free Eyeliner
Summerfest until July 20th !!

Eyes - *YS&YS* - Tresor Eyes for Lelutka Bento (Applier)

Eyelashes - A R T E - Lashes - Mixed Styles [LeLutka]
Powder Pack (Lelutka) July 2017 - More Info HERE

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017



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Right Here Waiting For You


Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you


I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you


I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Waiting for you

                                                    ~~Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx


CREDITS:

Hair - -FABIA- Clarisa
Hair Fair 2017 until July 16th !!
More Info On Website

This is one of my favorite hairstyles from
Hair Fair 2017! 
_______________________________________

Dress - [JUSTICE]
FAITH
Maitreya, Slink(s), Belleza(s)
w/ Extensive Texture Hud
100% Original Mesh & Design
@ anyBody Event Until July 15th !!
* * * * * * * * * *
More Store Info:

This dress has matching panties
that also texture change, that pop on WITH the dress!
_______________________________________

Belle
Maitreya, Slink, Belleza
@ The Chapter Four until July 31st !!
More Store Info:
100% Original Mesh Designs

Yes, these are my new favorite heels.
It's going to take a lot to bump these off
my Favorite Heels Pedestal. ;)
_______________________________________

Hair Accessory - Paper Moon - Wildflower Garland
@ Midsummer Enchantment through July 9th !!
_______________________________________

Pose - Image Essentials
Pinup Dita 9 mirror
More Store Info:

(hand position altered with Avimote)
_______________________________________

Tattoo - CAROL G. TATTOO WEAR - Intense (Black)

Skin/Applier - Lara Hurley - Becca (Lelutka)
Lips, Free Eyeliner
Summerfest until July 20th !!

Eyes - *YS&YS* - Tresor Eyes for Lelutka Bento (Applier)

Eyelashes - A R T E - Lashes - Mixed Styles [LeLutka]
Powder Pack (Lelutka) July 2017 - More Info HERE

.LeLutka. Chloe Bento Head & Rigged Eyes
Maitreya Lara body/Bento hands/feet

Lighting - LUMIPro 2017



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Steampunk Isle

I loooove anything steampunk….truly.  Damn…I have a million KittyCats…I need a steampunk kitty!  Anyway, Eudora has this fab hat and monocle at We Love Role-Play right now and I just could not resist those or the cool gear stones from Mushilu.  It all works with the chest armour from paper moon and some flashy blue hair.  The skin applier from Axix can be found there too!

::Axix:: Nimue Skin Applier for Catwa in natural (350L)  @ We Love Role-Play till the end of the month
Catwa – Lona bento mesh head
Eudora3D Steam TopHat Sand @ We Love Role-Play
Eudora3D Steam Monocle @ We Love Role-Play
*pm* St. Monica Chest Armour: Laurels – Maitreya (408L) @ We Love Role-Play
[^.^Ayashi^.^] Diamona hair (190L) @ We Love Role-Play
Mushilu – Stone 1 Moos (250L for the set) @ We Love Role-Play
Mushilu – Stone 2 Hole Moos Gear Cooper @ We Love Role-Play
Mushilu – Stone 3 Moos @ We Love Role-Play
Mushilu – Stone 4 Moos Gear Cooper @ We Love Role-Play
E.V.E KOI Glitter Waves {Gold-03} (338L) @ We Love Role-Play
{anc} miniature/H. swans {cocoa}
Garden- by anc curly forest grass {pastel pink}mesh 1Li
Garden- by anc curly forest grass {poison}mesh 1Li
{anc} fish shop daughters / lotus:red[B]1Li
{anc} fish shop daughters / lotus:dark[A]1Li
Bauhaus Movement – Clio Pose (50L)


Tagged: ANC, Axix, Ayashi, Bauhaus Movement, CatWa, Eudora, fantasy, Mushilu, Paper Moon, Steampunk, We Love Role-Play, [E.V.E.]
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