Into the Shadows

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. Sophia Loren

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got. Sophia Loren

I haven’t been around much in the month of October, unfortunately I have been dealing with medical stuff. Trust me, I would rather be online, but sometimes you just have to take care of real life first. This was definitely one of those cases. BUT, I have a few things that I’d like to blog. Everything you see in this photo is available at collabor88 but you have to hurry since it closes on the 6th. The back drop is from foxcity. The bats are from half deer and so is the coffin shelf. The table, mirror, and flowers are from fancy decor. So again, if you like what you see, stop at Collabor88.

I’m sorry this post is a bit brief, but a pillow is calling my name. Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

As always,

Be kind to one another and cheers.

Violet

 

Credits

Rings–Yummy –Haunted rings by Polyester Partridge–Collabor88 October 2019
Gloves–Dead dollz–Evil Gloves by Kiddo Oh–gacha item
Lingerie and boots–Pure Poison –Spiked outfit–by Shaleene Kenin–collabor88 October 2019
Hair–Tram –1002–by moca Loup—october 2019 collabor88
Decor
Bats–Half Deer –Paper Bats by Halo (halogen.magic)–collaobr88 October 2019
Backdrop–foxcity –Dreamer by Satomi Masukami–Collabor88 October 2019
Mirror, table, roses–foxcity –Royer by Jake Vordun–collabor88 October 2019

Coffin shelf–Half Deer –Coffin shelf by halogen.magic–Collabor88 October 2019 round

Shameless Dreams

I am not your innocent wonderland.. by me

 

I am not your innocent wonderland… quote by me.

I’d like to give a shout out to all my amazing followers. I hit 4K a few weeks ago. I am truly astonished at how many people follow my work. I can say that I appreciate every like, follow, and award. Truly.. amazing beautiful wonderful and great… I can’t express my gratitude or express how humbled I am. thank you all again ♥♥♥♥

This photoshoot was inspired by a book that I’m currently reading, and music videos listed below. And a peak into that devilish mind of mine…

I am not your innocent wonderland. My dreams are shameless and delicious. Splayed out in a dream there were no limits. Butterflies flew. Only a touch of innocence among flesh. Naked, hungry, and waiting….

🙂 ♥
Stay dirty my friends. And thanks again.

Okay so I have been MIA. My birthday was this month and my friends decided to give me a few surprises, since I had an incredibly rough year. It was a welcomed break, during a tough time. I am grateful for friends and family in all worlds.

Sooooo lets get into the deep discussion that is my picture, just kidding it’s not that serious. Collabor88’s theme this month is dreams. At first I was totally at a loss for ideas, but I dug deep for some inspiration and looked at everything those wonderful designers out there created. I couldn’t help feeling like a naughty alice in wonderland with a hint of innocence. There are so so many designers in this picture. Instead of listing all of them in here.. in this paragraph, I will list them down below. The eccentric work leads to the craving for halloween and all things creative. I have to say.. I was loving this round. It was out of the box and a little different. It got my own creative juices flowing in the end. Everything in this photo is from Collabor88.. right down to my hair.

I won’t go into a big long blog post, but I will get into the credits. Sleep awaits me soon. My pillow is screaming at me

Be Kind To One Another

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

credits

eye patch–Yummy –Abstract Eye patch –by Polyester Partridge–Collabor88 September 2019
Lip Ring–Yummy –Dahlia Lip Ring by Polyester Partridge–Collabor88 September 2019
Butterflies–LaGyo –Doodle butterfly by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–September Collabor88 September 2019
Face cage–LaGyo–White Doodle mask by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–September Collabor88 2019
Hair–Lamb –Tease by Lamb Bellic–September Collabor88 2019
Stockings–Nanika –Maya Stockings by .::NanikA::. (sdevas)–Collabor88 September 2019
Bottoms, top, and jewels–Sweet thing –Dareena Attire by Aya (ayashula)–Collabor88 September 2019

Backdrop–Foxcity –illuminated by Satomi Masukami–September 2019 Collabor88
Light bulb with moths/with spare moths–Disorderly –by Rogue Falconer–September 2019 Collabor88
Table with gold–Second spaces –Molten table by Elle Kirshner–Collabor88 September 2019
chairs–Minimal –Champetre Coach chair by MINIMAL (minimalgroup)–Collabor88 September 2019
Chandelier–Kalopsia –Jordan’s Candle Bulbs Gold by KalopsiaSL–Collabor88 September 2019
Flamingo on Left–Nomad –The princess Flamingo by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88 September 2019
Flamingo with cane–Nomad–Gentleman Flamingo by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88 2019
flamingo with tie–Nomad –The Man Flamingo by Pira (piraiyah.novikov)–Collabor88 2019
Branches on floor–Half Deer –Thorny Vines by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2019
Giant Cat–Half Deer –Giant Sleepy cat with sit by Halo (halogen.magic)–Collabor88 2019
Plates with silverware–Mnimal –Champetre dish sets by MINIMAL (minimalgroup)–Collabor88 2019
Moon mugs on table–Schadenfreude –Sun in a teacup by Allegory Malaprop–Collabor88 2019
Glass cups—-Minimal –Champetre Glasses by MINIMAL (minimalgroup)–Collabor88 September 2019
Candle–Minimal –Champetre Candle by MINIMAL (minimalgroup)–Collabor88 September 2019
Pose–foxcity –playroom by Satomi Masukami–mainstore
Umbrella–Yokai –Fairytale umbrella by Olikato–Collabor88 September 2019

 

P.s… That big ole cat from half deer has some neat poses in there. Also the backdrop is actually two backdrops combined from the collabor88 round.

We Rise

 

"when angels fall, they rise"... By Dr. Linda on the show Lucifer

“when angels fall, they rise”… By Dr. Linda on the show Lucifer

As you can tell, I’m having this wonderful love affair with this real life show, which is soooo inspiring my photos. I’ve had a lot of fun dressing up as these angels lately. I couldn’t do it without some amazing designers…. AND HAIR FAIR!

Ladies and gentleman, lets talk about some HAIR!! So as you know hair fair opened on the 17th. I’ve been sitting on some amazing AMAZING HAIR. So with further ado, lets talk about this new wig of mine. I am currently wearing hair from Chain. And you can definitely find this wig at HAIR FAIR! The company is new to me, but I can tell you that.. I really do adore their hair. I’ve always loved this hairstyle, but I had issues with it from different companies in the past. Maybe my head is just too big.. who knows. BUT.. Chain did it up right. It had a dutch braid on both sides of the head and then cut off by a band, creating a ponytail in the back. My wonderful and amazing dress is from Rowne and my shoes are from Rebel Gal. I love love love this combo.The shoes and dress are both available at.. yup you guessed it Collabor88. And finally my necklaces and earrings are from LaGyo which is available at Collabor88. Omg.. this round is to die for.. Oh my gosh.. I am so in love with C88. I’m hearting them hard right now. If you notice my rings on my fingers. They’re from yummy and you can find them at ..again Collabor88. So hair fair closes on the first of September and collabor88 ends their round on the 7th. So you have to hurry to get your wigs on and hair fair. Please don’t forget HAIR FAIR supports wigs for kids. This is such a great cause. A portion of the proceeds go to this wonderful charity.

I’m going to make this blog a bit short again, blame it on my need for beauty sleep. If you like any of the items featured above, please check out my credits down below.

Remember…

Be Kind To One Another,

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Hair–Chain –Margaret Hair by MazyChain–HAIR FAIR August 17th-1st.. 2019
wings–Blueberry –Icon Angel wings by Blueberry (blueberryxx)–mainstore
Necklaces–LaGyo–Stardust Earrings and necklaces by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 August 2019
Shoes–Rebel Gal –Stardust Heels by Jourdan McMillan (jourdanmcmillan)–Collabor88 August 2019
Dress–Rowne –Estan Ruffle Dress by Justice (justice.topaz)–Collabor88 August 2019
rings-Yummy –Galaxy Ring Set by Polyester Partridge–Collabor88 August 2019

 

New beginnings

 

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

 

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke

The holidays were a whirl wind. They had the ability to sneak up on me, when I least expected it. Before you know it, I was ordering presents, sending out baked goods (made by someone else of course), and wrapping gifts to place under my tree. I blinked right into a new year. Christmas day was a complete blur. New Year’s was a very welcomed new Beginning.
I usually do a year in review. But last year was one of those years.. I have no problem forgetting. It seemed like if it could go wrong, then it did. I had a close friend of mine tell me recently that not all years will be great. Some will be awesome. Some will be rough. Some will be frustrating.. Some will be.. well you get the point. The only thing you can do is fight like hell for happy moments and make the most of them.
I am working hard in real life and in second life to just be happy at the moment. Taking pictures is part of that process, so ..I really enjoyed taking this picture. And I hope others can see that. A few years ago, I always went out for New Years. I really wanted to portray that party scene with this picture. I couldn’t do that without the latest events, which leads me into my next topic…
The pose fair opened and this round seems to be even better than the last, and my favorite.. collabor88 also opened. A friend of mine has some really fun poses for sale. The poses in the picture are from Cuca@Design and the backdrop is from Illuzion, which are all available at the pose fair. My outfit is from collabor88 and the male in the picture is wearing an outfit from TMD event. ANDDDDD… GENUS. We HAVE to talk about the genus head. If you were part of the beta head, before it hit the store for sale, you get the baby face bento head FOR FREE! You just have to go to redelivery and it will be in the folder, to unpack. I was super excited to get the head. It isn’t featured in the above photo… but stay tuned. If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits.
Okay before I forget this, I want to make a quick note. Recently.. and bear with me, I watched a Taylor Swift concert on Netflix. Say what you will, about her…but her show was a lot of fun to watch. She talked about having a reputation. And there’s been a lot of discussion about reputations (it’s the name of her stadium tour). A reputation is none of our business. People will say things. Work hard. Ignore it. Your friends will know you. Sometimes you just have to focus on yourself and not worry about what is said about you. Work hard. Be good at what you do. People will love you. People will hate you, but how you feel about yourself is way more important. Her performance was just sort of magical… but I have a thing for dancing and singing. I like a good show. And… can someone please make a gold snake microphone.. kind of love that…  Yeah I had to write this article.. because that microphone was awesome. Also, I think it’s always good to have your own experiences with people, before you judge them–but that’s just me. The picture above was inspired by her concert. Oh and… always take anger and put it into something productive♥♥♥ Okay.. now that my thoughts have exploded on this page….  go shopping and buy those awesome things!!
Just Be YOU!
Holidays can be a really difficult time of the year for people. So I’m urging people to be kind to one another.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO

rings-Yummy–comfy cozy ring set by Polyester Partridge–collabor88 January 2019
Nails–Euphoric –Superstar Bento Nails–bydemi Placebo Kinky December 2018
Glasses–Random Random Matter–Kwan Glasses by 슬기 sᴇᴜʟɢɪ (nikohl.hax)–Collabor88 January 2019
Hair–EXILE–Talia by Kavar Cleanslate–Collabor88 January 2019
Head–Genus–Classic Head by GENUS Project-Official Account (genusproject)–mainstore
Top–JustBecause –Vickie Top by Annie Melson–Collabor88 January 2019
Choker, Earrings, Necklace, long chain, natural stone necklace–LaGyo Marla by LaGyo (gyorgyna.larnia)–Collabor88 January 2019
Pants–The Secret Store –Meya Leather Pants by Maylee (maylee.oh)–Collabor88 January 2019
Decor
Backdrop–illuZion –all night backdrop by Zorian Daines—Pose Fair January 2019
Female Pose–Cuca@Design–Female Dances Vol 1 by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose Fair January 2019
Male Pose—Cuca@Design –Male Dances Vol2 by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–Pose Fair 2019
Confetti Strands long–Dust Bunny –Glam Celebration by Noel Bunny (lxlnoel)–mainstore
Circle Confetti–++Half Deer++–Pastel Confetti by Halo (halogen.magic)–mainstore
Happy New Year balloons–Goose–Happy New Year Balloon Set by Tyrek Skywalker (tyrek)–old gacha item
balloons on floor–Foxcity –Blush Balloons by Satomi Masukami–mainstore
Balloons behind new year balloons–{anc}–Pom Poms Balloon by aki69–mainstore
Clear balloon on right with confetti in it–Apple Fall –Confetti Balloon Gold by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)–mainstore

male model
Shirt–VRSION –RV32 Jacket by Rain RV (badon.rain)–TMD January 2019 (The Mens Department)
Pants–VRSION –RV32 Pants by Rain RV (badon.rain)–TMD January 2019

 

Gold heart balloon–Mishmish –Foil balloon Heart by Aime Takaaki–mainstore

 

Quick note.. For the best results with the poses, please make sure to take off all huds and turn off all hand controls through the main and the hand hud . The right hand of the pose is suppose to have straight fingers. I tried multiply times with the Firestorm viewer and the only way to get the fingers to straighten was to take off every hud and turn off hand movements. My apologies to Cuca@Designs. I tried turning them off the hand pose through the maitreya hud and the separate hand hud, but it failed. And I did not realize it until the picture was posted.

R&R

 

 

 

 

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. Victor Hugo

 

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. Victor Hugo

I’ve been putting off this blog post for a little while. This past week has been stressful inworld for photographers, bloggers, and creators. Flickr is imposing new rules, turning out community upside down. There are some changes going on and I’d like to touch upon a few things.
Many residents are now switching to Instagram over Flickr. Last week, Flickr announced a cap of a 1,000 pictures on free accounts. Residents are now expected to label pictures as screen shots as well, meaning that groups need to change their settings to allow screenshots. And if you link pictures to any form of business, you must be pro to do so, which leads me to my next topic. Many bloggers link their pictures to events inworld, which deals with an exchange of funds. So to be safe, I paid for pro. Other bloggers should consider going pro or to instagram.
As soon as I heard of the changes, I sought out my fellow bloggers, creators, and photographers. Many of them have decided to create accounts on Instagram. I am also now there as well. I am also contemplating starting a tumblr blog as an extension to my blog.
Many may not realize it.. but.. Instagram has very strict rules about nudity and depictions of sex…as well as sex itself. I would highly suggest that residents use Tumblr, if you’re a blogger, photographer, or creator who creates things of the X rated nature, then tumblr is a good option to display such works. I don’t always just  blog pg and g rated material and will let my followers know of any addition to social media platforms to display my work. But for the time being, you can find me on Flickr and Instagram.
In time, things will calm down a bit. Life will return to normal. But for now, we’re all experiencing some changes. It will take time. I want to remind everyone that humor is helpful in those stressful moments.. and… well chocolate.
Normally, I would have blogged Uber by now, but setting up an Instagram account took some getting use to. I know excuses..excuses. But I’m here now!! I swear! And I’m getting into the swing of things once again.
To relieve some stress, I headed over to Uber and Fameshed. A lot of my decor was purchased from both of these events. My entire outfit is from Uber. I saw this wonderful corseted dress by Junbug at Uber. I also found this great eyeshadow by Veechi and hair from Lamb. My boots are also available at Uber. They’re made by Reign. Foxwood created this really great set of furniture. I very rarely buy fatpacks for furniture, but I did pick up the fatpack. It is fast becoming some of my favorite pieces this fall season. I headed over to Fameshed and found the weathered chair, sconce and coat rack from DRD. Before I forget, I also bought a wine cart from peaches and the mirror by Sayo, both are available at uber. Last but not least, the skybox is from Semipiternal. I knew that this skybox was perfect for my dark inspired after sexy Halloween picture.
Most times, I take very clean pictures, but I do enjoy taking pictures of a naughtier nature at times. I love this outfit. It makes me feel soft, yet sexy and bold. I think there is nothing better than being able to express oneself. I’ve seen many people discuss nudity and sex in second life. I don’t shy away from it, yet I embrace it. I walk a very fine line.
Speaking of walking that fine line of sex and nudity. This really hawt pose is by Cuca Designs. You can find this great pose at her mainstore. It’s located on the second floor. I’ve always enjoyed taking femdom inspired pictures. I like the idea of being a woman who is strong and powerful. It’s reclaiming sexuality and strength with no apologies. So often women shy away from their inner goddess within. I don’t believe in hiding it. I never will. So I will let my pictures serve as its own mistress, dancing with my imagination. I’ll capture the moment and let my memory serve to preserve the past.
In closing, I want to say that no matter what you struggle with in any world, you are much stronger than you think This past week has tested me in every possible way. Sometimes the best way to deal with struggle is taking a moment for yourself and doing something that you enjoy. I was reminded this week the importance of taking time for myself, planning visits with friends in that other realms that we call real life.  I hope that if you notice the signs of feeling overly stressed, that you take a moment for yourself. I highly recommend Lost Girl on Netflix and Sabrina.. those were my poisons of choice this past week. Okay enough of that, enjoy shopping and bring a friend along.
As always, be kind to one another.
Cheers,
Violet XOXO
Credits

Necklaces-Yummy–Auspicious–by Polyester Partridge–Uber October 2018
Jewelry on the hands–Real Evil –Pethra Bracelets by RealEvil (crashnoww)–Uber October 2018
Nipple cover–Ama.–Rose Nipple Shields by Amadeo Dubratt-Finesmith (amadeo.dubratt)–mainstore
Hair–Lamb –Dove– by Lamb Bellic–Uber October 2018
Boots–Reign –Dem Boots by KENADEE REIGN (kenadeecole)–Uber October 2018
Corset–Junbug–Sweet Harlet by Juno Mantel–Uber October 2018

eyeshadow–veechi–Vixen shadow by Aiubrey Snoodle–Uber October 2018
Decor
Coat and umbrella Stand–DRD–November Corridor Hall Tree by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–FaMeshed November 2018
Chair–DRD–November Corridor Armchair by DRD (deathrowdesigns)–FaMeshed October 2018
Shelf–Foxwood–The Artist Shelf by Dani (nina.helix)–Uber October 2018
Mirror–Sayo–Medusa Mirror Ivory by Kayami Osakki (kaysha.piers)–Uber October 2018
Wine Cart–Peaches–Lech Lecha wine Cart Rustic by lα peтιтe peαcн (imaginerabbits)–Uber October 2018
Skybox–Semipiternal —Stone Eden–by joseph domínguez (max1ma)—FaMeshed November 2018

Pose–Cuca designs –Sitting pretty Bento Pose by Cuore Capalini Carillon (cuore.capalini)–mainstore release

 

 

Male Model

shirt–S&P–Ethan Tank–By Salt (xxsaltandpepperxx)–mainstore
Jeans–Ascend–Mikol jeans by AscendFashion–mainstore
Shoes–Gutchi –Estelar Sneakers by Nicolas Heringer (00xredatackx00)–mainstore

The Fool

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

 

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

Story… The money, drugs, and jewels, what a fool I was to think that I could stay. But only this fool chose to run away, knowing the chase always has to end.

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone in the States are planning a fun filled fourth of July. Normally, my blog posts are usually a bit quick, but I had to take some time for myself this past week–one to prepare for the holiday and second I needed rest. So I do apologize for my blog coming a little later in the day, than I intended.

This past week has been a wonderful whirl wind of second life for me. I really couldn’t be any more happier than I am right now. I owe that to the people around me. It’s nice to be able to come into this virtual space on a rough day and have your spirit immediately lifted.

Unfortunately, I do want to reiterate that my health hasn’t been perfect, so blogging has not been at the forefront of my brain. I’ve had to take it easy the last few weeks. I’m still making blog posts, but they’re just a little slower than I’d like them to be. We all do what we can.

BUT, the grid has so many wonderful events from uber to famished.. to even rewind. I know this past round of rewind was great. I wan’t able to blog it quick enough, but it’s also an event to explore. Speaking of Uber and Famished….. The blazer, shorts, corset, and even hair come from uber. My sunglasses and rings are available at Fameshed. I really love all of these items together. Together, they help to create something truly special.

When taking this picture, I felt like a drug lord, so I came up with a little blurb with a backstory. I always think that pictures should convey a story or a feeling. It should make you feel something. If pictures don’t give you any sort of feeling, then I haven’t done my job :D.

I had so much fun during that shoot. In the past, I role played a female gangster.. I had a lot of fun with it, so it’s nice to be able to capture something that I portrayed inworld. Second life provides me with an artistic escape into my own thoughts, desires, and playfulness. So this picture means a lot to me.

Continuing on with that role play inspired picture, I picked The Fool from the tarot card deck to represent this particular gangster fueled picture. Even gangsters have to realize that you can’t fool people all the time. In the end, you will be found out and on the run. Yet in the end, running has to end eventually. So I deemed myself a fool on the run with cash and clothes at hand.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and photo as much as I have. Thank you for following me and your continued support me. I hope you all have a wonderful safe fun filled holiday with beautiful fireworks and yummy food with friends and family. If you like anything featured in the above photo, please check out my credits.

Before I go, I want to mention the pose fair. Bauhaus movement makes INCREDIBLE poses and I will never stop gushing about their poses or their pictures. I have been a long fan of theirs, since I started taking pictures. It’s one of the few companies that I will buy the entire fatpack of poses. I have another company that’s near and dear to my heart, which is CUCA Designs. I love both these companies, but you will have to wait to see what I do with her poses. Please check out the pose fair. It’s an incredible event for pose creators. Okay and now, I’m done and it’s time to PARTYYYYYYYY.

As always, be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Hair–#foxy–Oceana–by Liza Broono–Uber June 2018
blazer–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Corset–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Shorts–David Heather –Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Necklace-PL$H–420 Leaf chain by B (illllehctim)—Free
Heels–Phedora –Cynthia by Δαιμονισμένη Πατάτα (celena.galli)
Sunglasses–zoom–Yourun by Jonas Acanthus–FaMESHEd July 2018
Rings–Real Evil –Dragon rings by RealEvil (crashnoww)–FaMESHED July 2018
Earrings–Yummy –Stardust Earrings by Polyester Partridge

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –The out by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair July 2018

Phone–E.marie –Text back phone by . E м i . (emilianamarie)

Cash–NikoTIN–Dealer Kitchen by  Raph Dirval

Suitcase light pink–Tentacio –by May Tolsen

Panties–Dead Dollz–The party one by Kiddo Oh

Dark pink suitcase–Black Bantam— Holdable vintage tweed luggage

Backdrop–Foxcity –Photo booth club black by Satomi Masukami

 

 

 

 

The World

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio

 

This blog is much later than I ever intended. But it’s not due to a lack of effort. This one photo has a ton of things from events. I’m so excited about this one little photo. My feet really did hit the pavement.

Before I get into all the glorious shopping details, I want to talk a little bit about this quote and the name of the picture. I found this quote which touched a chord with me–especially right now. My whole world relies on me bouncing back and being resilient. Pain will ebb and flow. Sometimes you just have to do what you can on the good days. I thought about resilience, after having a truly difficult week with pain. I’ve always been one to say that I was in pain, but never really how that pain made me feel.

Bouncing back and not focusing on the bad days is so important. I’ve learned that yesterday may have been awful, but today can be better. You can’t focus on yesterday’s pain, when there’s a life to live today. My train of thought really brought me to the concept of resilience. Many of us have had to be resilient to stay strong in a virtual world. Many people bounce back from heart ache, failure, and criticism. There’s a resilience in bouncing back from those things. It’s definitely a skill.

I haven’t been the most resilient person sometimes. I’ve had trouble bouncing back from life’s bumps in the road–which goes for second life too. But in the end, I had the ability to overcome. Life doesn’t really give you a choice. Life is also mean and it will give you that lesson over and over again of resilience–with the rocky path that is life.

Speaking of rocky paths, I picked the picture to represent the world because of so many things. I’m a little touchy when it comes to prosthetics portrayed in second life. Any time I’ve portrayed myself with a piece of me that’s artificial like an arm or leg, I go through something emotionally. It’s more truth in that one picture. It’s one window. One peak to a mask lifted. I don’t normally run around inworld with a prosthetic anything for this reason. BUT.. if there was ever a reason to do it… it was the signs in the universe and this really hard week.

I’m scheduled to have a knee surgery in the very near future. My mother is disabled from a knee surgery that refused to heal correctly. It’s not something that I have told others about. I’m nervous and scared for so many reasons. However, seeing that prosthetic painted beautifully was a hopeful sign. Despite increased difficulty, it gives me hope that something hard can be beautiful in the end. Since this picture represents a big part of my world, there was no other arcana card in the tarot deck suited for this pic—other than the world. This is my world. These are my fears. This is the cause for such emotional upheaval. But you know what… it’s still beautiful–scars and all.

Now to create that beautiful reflection, I went to several events. My skirt came from the Dubai Event. It’s by Legal Insanity and called the Anna skirt. My head piece came from LODE and it’s from shiny shabby. My shirt is from Kustom9 by E.Marie. My legs are from N21 and by DRD. There’s also a gold flower pot in the background by Eliavah and available at Whimsical. As you can see, there are so many great events on the grid. If you need further info on any of the items featured in this picture, please check out my credits below. Thank you

One quick note, I was really hoping to see pashminas, rugs, and jewelry…gold at the Dubai event. I’m hoping to see these items. I have a few pashminas in real life from the middle east and I love them. I hope to buy a couple inworld soon. 😛

Much love,

Violet xoxo

P.S.–thank you to everyone who checked in with me this week and made me laugh–spent time with me. I’m really thankful for that.

 

Credits

Nails–N21–Sakura mesh nails by Nylon Pinkney–N21 May 2018
Rings–Yummy–Sweet like candy by Polyester Partridge N21 May 2018
Hair Piece–LODE–Valley Wreath (cotton) Rare by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Shiny Shabby May 2018
Legs–DRD–Frida Prosthetic by Jaimy Hancroft–N21 may 2018
Shirt–E.Marie –Bustier Top by . E м i . (emilianamarie)–Kustom9 May 2018
Skirt–Legal Insanity –Anna skirt by EGO THE SIZE OF RUSSIA (datrip.blackbart)–Dubai May 2018
Hair–Stealthic –Somber by Hunter (stealthic)–Kustom9 May 2018

Furniture

Suitcases–Nutmeg–Old Suitcases Pink by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall) Shiny Shabby may 2018
white bag–Nutmeg—Straw bag pink–Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–Shiny Shabby May 2018
flower vase–Eliavah –Stillglasses Roses 1 by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–whimsical May 2018
Rugs–Trompe Loeil –Teigan Glamping Rug–by C. Edo (cory.edo)–mainstore
backdrop/chandelier/ottomon—-foxcity — My Wardrobe Photobooth by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 May 2018
Potted plant–HIVE–Cordyline Tree by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore
Pose–Foxcity–Selfie by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 May 2018