Hair–Argrace –Akane by rika Oyen
Hand Harness–Astralia–BDSM witch harness by Astralia
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
I found this quote, while lamenting about my time off. I couldn’t have said it better. Sometimes people require quiet and silence from everything around them. I am no exception. I took time to enjoy the sound of crickets, hear ocean waves, sleep, and eat really good food. I let myself give into doing absolutely nothing. I feel more relaxed than I have been in quite some time. I recharged my batteries and I’m ready to face the world again–kind of.
Let me explain. A few weeks ago, someone on plurk talked about how their blog changed, when they were going through things in rl. Their blogs became short and to the point. I thought it was good advice. Many people use sl to escape, work, socialize, be creative, and so many other reasons. I don’t want to disrupt that peace any more. I’d rather remain mute or get to the point rather quickly. Maybe this will be a permanent change with my blog or maybe it will change over time. But for right now, I shall get to the point and discuss events.
Now that being said, lets talk about my outfit in the above photo. My hair, flower crown, dress, and bracelets came from this month’s round at Collabor88. This month is their birthday celebration. It’s one of my favorite events. You will find bright colors, which reminded me of the mod trend in the 60’s. Everything is colorful and bright. I was very happy with this round, since all of those colors tend to lift me up, when I’m down. I hope that the colorful round at C88 lifts you up too. If you like anything in the above photo, please check out my credits.
Flower Crown–LODE –Plastic Fantastic Wreath by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)
Hair–Stealthic –Sensual by Hunter (stealthic)
Dress–Decoy –Nadia Dress by Annette Voight
Bracelets–::NOIR::–Cindy Bracelets by N O I R (noirstore)
Uber was fantastic this round. I bought out the place. This dress is from Erratic and my glasses are from Minimal. The sword is from Violet Seduction at the Epiphany.
Please be kind to each other and to yourself.
Note added: I will be taking some time off from blogging this month.
Sunglasses–Minimal–RX glasses by Ørs (ors.quan)
Dresses–Erratic–Nicki Ruched dress by erratic (erratic.rain)
Hair–Doux–Jennie–by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Sword–Violent Seduction –Ume Hime Tanto (Epiphany) by Father Iki (iki.akiri)
Makeup–Studio Exposure –KittyCat Pocketkit by Ashi Kezenn (ashamti)–July Powder Pack
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”.
I’ve wanted to do this picture, since the creation of this blog. I’m so happy to finally take this picture. I waited to gain some editing skills—and the right outfit. I’m happy to do this picture because there’s so much representation in this one little photo–that has surrounded my time in second life. We all choose our path. Mine contained creative characters, caring people, sometimes difficult people as well, and a few that provided laughs (when I really needed them).
The moment that I knew this picture needed to be made, I looked forward to sharing it with the one person who would appreciate it the most. I believe in signs and omens. So when the epiphany was filled with Asian inspired items and those few things that reminded me of a person that surrounded me in my second life, I knew what it meant. It was time to do this picture. Of course, I wish there was a better time to do this picture–perhaps a year or so ago. But timing has always been an issue for me–nothing is ever convenient. BUT, maybe it is the perfect time. Hopefully that person meant to see it–reads this post.
Then, I found this wonderful quote that sums up so many things for me. It’s personal and relevant–and on the nose. I have such a friend that has been there over the years. He gave me strength in some of my darkest of hours. I had the blessing of courage, but I also needed strength. It’s a very valued trait to have, especially when your journey in life requires it. Yet, I imagine everyone must need a bit of strength to get through real life–as well as second life. Maybe the person who gives you strength is miles away. Maybe they’re family, a beloved friend, or maybe they’re even a stranger. Where ever you find strength, cherish them while you have them. This post is dedicated to the one person who was my strength, during my most difficult of times. Kitsunes will forever be in my heart.
Okay, now lets talk about how I got to this lovely picture–THE EPIPHANY! I love this event so much. I love gachas. Three different companies helped me to create this wonderful picture–Cureless, The Ugly and Beautiful, and Zenith. The wheels in the background are from The Ugly and Beautiful. They’re called Firey Green Wanyudo at the epiphany. My kimono, umbrella, and gold fish in hand all come from Zenith (Shen Le) gacha. The Zenko kitsune beside me in the above photo is from Cureless. All of these items can be found at the epiphany. So try your luck at this wonderful gacha event!!!
Be Good To One Another!
Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Body–Maitreya –lara by Onyx LeShelle
Kimono, Umbrella, Goldfish in hand–Zenith–Le Shen Gacha by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Zenko Kitsune–Cureless–Yakai Chronicles Gacha by Kaorinette
Hair–Besom–Lolla Essentials Rare Gacha by No Also. (kattington)
Wheels in the background–The Ugly and Beautiful –Firey Wanyudo (Enthralling Flames Gacha) by Aii (devilaii)
“A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.”
David D. Burns
My entire ensemble comes from the Crystal Heart Festival–crown, wings, gloves, wand, dress and boots. Everything mentioned above was created by Zenith, which is one of my favorite companies. The Crystal Heart Festival runs until July 31st. For further details, please check out my credits below.
Be kind to one another.
Body–Maitreya–Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Head–LeLutka –Simone by Thora Charron
Hair–Little Bones–Estine–by Nova Faerye
Arms, boots, dress, ward, and wings–Zenith–Guardians Of The Stars Wings by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Eyes–IKON–Charm Eyes–by Ikon Innovia
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart
I’d like to talk a little bit about second life etiquette for a minute. The other day, I was approached to take nude photos. I politely declined, but this individual insisted on trying to sway me otherwise. Even in a virtual world, I’d like to remind people that no means no. Please do not push the issue. It makes people feel uncomfortable and cornered. It’s just not a polite thing to do. Please respect your fellow residents.
Now that the SL etiquette discussion is over with, I’d like to talk about this fabulous outfit. I bought this hair from, you guessed it, Hair Fair. It’s by Exile and humorously called All My Best Lies. This hair has bento features included, which means the hair gracefully moves with your body. If the bento feature isn’t your cup of tea, the hair also has non bento hair included. I really adore how soft it’s styled.I really like this hair and see myself wearing it quite a bit this summer season.
Then, I headed over to Collabor88 and found this wonderful bathing suit from Blueberry. I am biased. Blueberry is one of my favorite go to companies. I always find great pieces from their store. The bathing suit is called Adrianna and is available in multiple hues. Finally, if you like this sandy look, Izzie’s has a sand body applier for the maitreya body. If you like any of these styles, please look at my credits located down below this post.
To conclude this wonderful summer post, I want to talk about the quote above. I love Amelia Earhart’s past, because of her courage, and bravery. It’s such a wonderful way to live life–taking it by the horns so to speak. I’ve never heard of comparing fear to paper tigers, but I like metaphor. There’s something oddly calming about thinking about my own fears in this regard. If only we could all live life this fearless, think of all the things we could accomplish. Thinking of her and this quote makes me smile, so I hope that this makes someone else smile.
Okay that’s all for now my lovely readers. Be good to one another!!
Hair Fair is full of incredible styles, newly created for this annual event. Some stores like to add to that by providing Gifts or Dollarbies (often which is also donated) and sometimes this can be hair, or other items they create for their brand. I combed (see what I did there) the Brunette and Noirette sims, and these are the items that I found. So if you missed them on your own trip around the event, this is a good reason to visit us again.
This is also a great place to take newer residents you may encounter during this time of year, as you could start them on their own love affair with Hair, and through the gifts and dollarbies, they could discover stores that become their go to for Hair for years to come.
I will do a follow up post with Blonde and Redhead soon.
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