Portraits Of Second Lifers

Portraits of Second Lifers

Hi!

I know. I’ve been absent. I’ve been working! And boating, and relaxing, and trying not to do anything, yadda yadda… anyway. I’m back to show you an exhibit I’ve put up for SL13B, Second Life’s 13th’s birthday celebration.

I have to admit, I never took part of this or was even interested before. I think I went once a few years ago and remember feeling a bit disappointed. But this year, there’s a lot of cool exhibits to check out, especially the theme park ride at MadPea (which I rode twice) and the exhibit by Contraption (which is an awesome gargantuan statue).

So, my contribution is an exhibit where I’ve gathered all RL and digital portraits I’ve done of SL players. Some of the work I’m showing off has been painted for real and sold. Some of it were digital commissions. There’s also narration that explains everything.

You can check out my exhibit here. Oh–and there’s free art hidden around the building, so go grab it all. The exhibit posters are free too–you should save that. And if you want your own portrait, I’m having a sale right now.

See you later!

Exhibit - Portraits of Second Lifers

What I’m Wearing

Logo Alex Mesh Head
[ a.e.meth ] – Vega Skin*
Pink Fuel – Fresh Lip Tints
Lamb – Wolf
RC Cluster – News Mic
HOC Industries – Tokyo77 Shirt
Orange Pekoe – Mix&Match Sweater
Glow Studio – Sweatpants Jeans
Jian – Ferret Neck Hugger

*not out yet.

Sunday

Sunday

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A touch of lace added to clothing makes it so much more feminine and interesting. The Emma top and shorts from The Secret Store has just the right amount of lace and a vibrant grapefruit pattern. I’m not taking this outfit off for a week! Visit my Flickr for an up-close look of the pattern and see full-sized images of my bedroom!

I have mentioned this before, but most furniture in SL have built-in poses that are too awkward for nice photos. Which is why I went to the marketplace and bought a pretty sitting pose for today’s photo, instead of using one of the built-in ones that comes with this bed. The pose is from a store called Secret Body; the creator is a fellow blogger that I’ve followed for a long time on Flickr. I love when bloggers create things, such as poses, cos we’re pretty much experts when it comes to hiding bad angles and posing pretty.

What I’m Wearing:

Truth Hair – May (and crown)
The Secret Store – Emma Top, Shorts (Grapefruit)
Ingenue – Maisie Sandals (Ivory)

Good Morning

Good Morning

Good morning! Is it just me or does SL time seem to go by faster than real-time? Today I want to talk about the June 2016 round of The Arcade, even though it has been out 11 days, in SL time, that feels like a month. I usually go to yard sales, but the lag killed it for me this week. My friend always tells me to “use area search” but I don’t have that feature on the official SL viewer. I decided to try my search on the SL Marketplace, and everything is there. And guess what? It’s even cheaper than pull price. Tip: Filter results by price from lowest to highest.

I bought myself the things I coveted without suffering lag, or wasting time checking every single box for the right color. Gacha resale is becoming a competitive sport; I feel that people are offering things for less than pull price cos they’re desperate to recuperate some money and not enough people are buying. I bought this adorable Tres Blah Open Robe for pull price or less, and even found a couple of extras for my friends in the floral prints that I wanted! Super pleased that lots of re-sellers have moved to the marketplace.

Good Morning

I’ve been redecorating my SL home with cute lil’ things that I’ve found from events. I have to make room for new stuff by removing some old stuff, cos my home isn’t that big! I made a laundry corner/dressing room using What Next items. Even virtually, I can’t escape chores, lol!!

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Morning Glory Collabor88
Tres Blah – Open Robe (Joy) The Arcade/June 2016
Ingenue – Emily Heels (Nude) Collabor88
&
What Next – Ironing Board & Laundry Room Collabor88
What Next – Amelie Armoire

Baja Norte

Baja Norte

Hello from Baja Norte! If you want to take nice photos in SL, the most important step is to find a nice outdoor place. I prefer photographing on beach sims with lots of water and sky cos I can play with windlight settings and make the surrounding any color I want.

I love this new Empty Pages hairstyle from Exile, available at C88. I like long hairstyles in SL, especially side swept cos it’s more natural. I occasionally like short hairstyles too, but long hairstyles will always feel more ‘me’.

Baja Norte

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Empty Pages
The Secret Store – Nicole Bodycon Dress (Tropical)
Ingenue – Athina Sandal (Saddle)

You can have it your way.

Hi

In my last post, I mentioned Luxe Box and wasn’t sure if I would join. I ended up falling asleep that night and missing the deadline to sign up. Now that I’ve seen the products showcased on everyone else’s blog, I must say it was “worth it” for the $1,000L price tag, if you don’t mind an eclectic mix of styles and quality. Most seemed happy with the products offered, but was unsure if they would buy a blind box again with a possible price increase. Even though some of my favorite brands participated in this round, their items would not have been enough to entice me to buy the entire box. I am sure that many people who bought the box wishes there were previews!!

As I mentioned in my last post, designers want to know how much they will make before selecting the products to send. I noticed that once the items were sent out, people complained gave feedback, then designers made changes and sent out even more options. Keep giving feedback, it works!

Consumers (aka people who spend money) always have the upper hand in SL, unless you choose to play by their (aka people who want to earn money) rules. How can you get previews of Luxe Box? Don’t join the group until the very last-minute. I propose waiting until the 14th of June to join. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that designers and organizers will release preview pics of their products to entice you. After all, you have the money and they have products to exchange for money.

Do you think my idea is a good one? Did you like the surprise element or do you want previews? Let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

LeLutka – Bailee Hair

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