I’m sick this week! 🙁 Not feeling well, so here’s a quick pic featuring something that looks like it belongs to the The Weeknd’s Party Monster. I love Party Monster because of its story. Much like Phaseone’s remix of Breakin’ Bread, it speaks of someone who starts out in power, but his surroundings quickly overwhelm him and become his undoing.
I can’t seem to remember what this theme is called! I’ve seen it in Macbeth and Scarface as well. Does anyone remember? Leave me a clue in the comments if you can think of what that kind of plot device is. Thanks!
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone Head
Truth – Halston
Pink Fuel Doll V2 Skin
Pink Fuel Fresh Lip Tints
RC Cluster – Meditation Circle (candle)
Tres Blah – Ruffled Crop Tank
Neve – Rolled Denim Pant
ROC – Martens Boot
Yumesh – Cross Earrings
Happy Saturday! The Tara Jumpsuit from The Secret Store is an instant favorite of mine. I love long pants, and there’s not enough of it in SL. Even if it’s a jumpsuit, it’s still long pants! This jumpsuit is available in a variety of colors and patterns.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – AveryElena
Izzie’s – Miami Neon Glasses (White, rainbow lenses)
The Secret Store – Tara Jumpsuit (Stripes)
Ingenue – April Flats (Pearl)
Hey! Hope your morning’s good. I’m doing this as a warmup before I launch into all the work I need to get done (before I crash and have a long nap, since I only slept for 4 hours).
How’d I do this picture, you ask? Picmonkey! People look down on photo editors, but you know what? Don’t listen to them. What matters is making something cool and fun to look at. How you created it isn’t relevant and it isn’t anyone’s place to judge you.
Anyway, so what you do to get this effect is load up your picture on Picmonkey, sharpen it, crop it as you like, and then do a few texture overlays. They have a lot of nice ones! Then when you’re ready, apply a black and white photo filter. The filter will allow you to “erase” where the filter applies to the picture. Just brush over it a few times in interesting spots and bam. You’ve got this effect.
Not so hard to do now that you know the secret, right? But it doesn’t make my pictures any less pretty. How I got there is not important. It’s that I got there. Y’know what I mean?
As my design teacher used to say- “It’s just a drawing.” It’s just a picture! Sometimes you have to get out of the way of yourself–that’s when you start to have fun.
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone head
Pink Fuel Doll v2 Vamp skin
Beusy – June hair
Tentacio & Cureless Galatea Doll Lolita – body, dress (rare), and white onepiece suit
MiaMai – Titania Headpiece Rose
BunBun – Crystal Heart Choker
Poses by Curvosity
I’m now part of the advisory board for the Linden Endowment for the Arts! The Linden Endowment for the Arts is a user-run program that uses land donations from Linden Labs to foster nonprofit art exhibits and activities. You can read more about LEA here and learn how to apply for the next round of land grants.
My first interaction with LEA was through one of their projects, Art Farm Co-op. I spent the summer of that program’s duration learning and growing with other SL artists, and engaging in a thoughtful and friendly community. After Art Farm’s program ended, I hung around the LEA public sandbox, constantly checking out what other people were creating.
So now I’m on the advisory board! I’m excited to be here and I hope my insight will make LEA even better.
If you see me around the art sandbox, feel free to ask me to host an impromptu sandbox art tour with my SYZM taxi! I’m always up for that.
Just last month, I blogged about the SLink Dynamic Hands, and today I bring you the Maitreya Bento Hands! Now that I’ve worn both pairs of hands, my observation is that they’re both quite similar products with each having a dozen or so poses included, along with more options such as the ability to change nail shapes, and control the hand poses independently. Both are also free updates if you already own the hands (for SLink) or the body (Maitreya).
Which hands should you wear? The obvious reason is to pick a pair of hands that you like best overall. I the SLink hands shape, but I love the almond nail shape on Maitreya. Both of these hands include casual hand shapes, in addition to some unique ones so it’ll be fun to swap them out for different photos.
How do you get the free update if you already own the Lara Mesh Body from Maitreya? Just wear your body, you should receive a package automatically.