Let’s wrap up 2021 with a bang! I’m making a huge change to my avatar… can you guess what it is?Continue reading
I’m pretty sure everyone with a last name in SL has visited ChouChou at least once. If you haven’t, you should go before it closes (but it may be saved!). I have visited this sim half a dozen times in the past decade, and I NEVER knew there was a cathedral in the sky until I read about it last week.Continue reading
SLink Dynamic Hands have arrived! If you love bento mesh heads, you’ll love these dynamic (aka bento) hands. I haven’t tried the other bento hands on the grid, cos I was waiting for a release for a body that I do own, like SLink or Maitreya. The bento update is free, if you already own SLink avatar enhancement hands; go to the SLink store to get a re-delivery.
At the moment, the only poses available are the standard ones from SLink hands, but more poses are coming soon. I love that switching hand poses is now done through a HUD – so no more switching hands for different poses, there’s only one pair to wear. The movements are super smooth, and the ‘relaxed’ hands even have subtle finger movements to add more realism.
Do you wear any bento hands? What types of poses would you like to see made for them? Let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
Entwined – Melanie
Teefy – Hadley Cut Out Top (Lavender) @ Collabor88
Blueberry – Cake Leggings
Rewind is upon us, and you’re definitely going to find me among one of the people rushing in to buy cool stuff there! There’s a lot of stuff in this picture due to me trying to decorate my backgrounds more, but check out the teen band posters in the back! You can get these Spice Girls and hair band inspo posters at Rewind, which opens tomorrow. There’s some other cool stuff out by RC Cluster and other brands at new events too, which I’ll list in the credits below.
Now, check out this awesome bento pose HUD. It’s gonna give Catwa a run for its money, right? This facial expression HUD is by Happy Dispatch, and is only 480L at SaNaRae. You can control eye and mouth settings separately… you can even adjust the extremity of each pose! Everything from subtle smirks to goofy smiles can be created. It’s a must-have for every blogger.
Do you like when bloggers list everything they decorated with in their pictures, or just what they’re wearing? Let me know! I’ve challenged myself to create more intricate pictures this year and this means more stuff you might want to know the credits for, as a result. I’m fine either way with your preference!
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone Bento Head
Pink Fuel Doll v2 skin
Lamb – Cat Rider
Luas – Cute And Creepy Headband (free at Gacha Garden)
RC Cluster – Storytime Book (at C88)
Addams – Electra Denim Short
Kauna – Safety Glasses
Tres Blah – Fitted Tee (group gift)
Cabinet and heater by Custom Style Motors (zarege.resident)
Posters by RC Cluster (Rewind event)
Clock and text by Zerkalo
Lovecard Collector Bucket by RC Cluster (The Playroom event item)
Heart in a jar by Junk Food (gift from Gacha Garden)
Have you ever felt more in touch with yourself when embracing your culture’s garb? I felt pretty awesome today donning a virtual recreation of Mardi Gras Indian Queen headwear (that I made myself) for the Avatars Against Trump challenge. Behind me is a combined veve that represents the voodoo loas of Baron Samedi and Maman-Brigitte.
These two ancient spirit-gods represent love and death. Death, in tarot, doesn’t just mean the literal interpretation of someone’s life ending. It also means change. Anything that dies and isn’t a person but is a thing (a project, a relationship, a sim) will end, but will possibly change into something else.
If you approach the gods and ask for death or change, don’t do it lightly. Ask for justice and let the gods do as they will. Otherwise, you might not get the change you’re looking for.
In this picture, I ask for the Baron not to dig America’s grave. Remember, what is not a person and “dies” will undergo a change… and I very much feel the change the country undergoes will not be good if current events continue.
Where the Baron either admits or denies a soul to proceed to the next world, Maman-Brigitte is a healer and loa of love. I must say that with our country being as torn as it is now, we have a lot of love to employ and healing to do.
You have to get the new dance pole from Dutchie if you love dancing in SL! I threw so many parties with the Sine Wave dances that this brings back a lot of memories. I remembered that Melanie and I were always dancing when we were noobs; I just know she would be thrilled to with this updated dance pole. I was never a
stripper dancer in SL, but I craved animations cos our avatars were so awkward and stiff.
I saw a video that Dutchie posted on her Flickr, and felt inspired to do my own. I haven’t made a video in a long time, so my editing is sloppy but it was a super fun project! I hope you guys like it!
Filmed at my home, if you want to see a “house tour” let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
Magika – Heartbeat
Ricielli – Julia Minitop (Off White)
Teefy – Misty Lacey Shorts (Prims)
Ingenue – Melisande Heels (Pearl)
yolk – Bunny Earrings
The next round of We <3 Roleplay is opening this Friday! There are a lot of gorgeous items out this round (as always, honestly), but two of my favorite ones are this cape from Pucca Firecaster Creations, and this hair from Damselfly. The cape comes with a lot of different options for customization and looks great. Combined with this halo from random.Matter and the hair, I kind of look like a Germanic version of the Holy Mary.
Although I’m an atheist now, that was not always the case for me. During Christmas, a lot of the Catholic imagery I was familiar with as a kid comes flooding back. I miss the smells and sounds of the church, but I can’t really find myself wanting to return if I simply don’t believe anymore. Regardless, Christmas for me means sharing goodwill with everyone, even those who don’t celebrate, and showing people you love that you care for them.
Winter is also my favorite holiday (AND I was born in December–the 4th, in fact! :D), so regardless of anything else I loooove Christmas just because of the seasonal ambiance.
Are you religious? Will you be celebrating any holidays this season? Lemme know in the comments what your traditions are!
ALSO – I was trying to get a Peqe item in for this shoot but it didn’t go with the outfit. I’ll need to do a few more shots of W<3RP stuff with Peqe’s clothing! Until then, please check out her new releases here!
What I’m Wearing
Logo Alex Head
[ a.e.meth ] – Gemini Skin (Fair)
[ a.e.meth ] – Velvet Lipstick (Darks – Merlot)
COCO – Turtleneck Sweater (Black)
Damselfly – Italia *
random.Matter – Lorac Halo – Bronze *
Kauna – Safety Glasses
PFC (Pucca Firecaster Creations) – General Cloak *
[Velvet Whip] Fencer Ruby Pants and Simple Belt *
Pose – !bang pose #588 *
Photodrop – Rustica (AND IT’S FREE!)
* available at We <3 RP.
Photo taken at the LEA Art Farm studio.
So some grid artists and I got together on the Art Co-op sim’s hostel area and began to build a really cool encampment. Anyone can stop by and plop down their addition; mine was this basic shipping container, which I challenged myself to fill appropriately.
How do you like the interior? Since it’s October, I decorated it like a mini-coven area, complete with these cauldrons I picked up from A.D.D. Andel at We <3 Roleplay. I LOVE these! You can change the color of the liquid so it suits whatever you’re doing. It also comes with various options, like cauldrons with steam/without steam, with/without a stirring stick, etc.
I also got this adorable free ghostie from Ohmai, and had to rez it for this picture! It’s a thank-you gift from the store’s owner, Anya Ohmai, for people tuning in to her Twitch stream to learn about 3d modeling. The turnout for classes have been great. It’s awesome to see so many people in Second Life wanting to expand their creative skillsets.
Is it just me, or does everyone think that if we all set out to make a video game and put it on Steam, it would be utterly kickass and feature a ton of female game content creators? We have a lot of women in Second Life who create amazing mesh products every day. Outside of here, the amount of female game creators isn’t so high. If we held a game jam in SL, how awesome would it be to see programmers and artists coming together to make a game? Then you can put the game on Steam or Itch.io and make some money!
Shoutout to one of my friends who hates spiders. Look at my glasses! Hehehe. <3
What I’m Wearing
Pink Fuel Skin
Logo Alex Mesh Head
Hair: Chemistry – Taylor
Dress: COCO – Shirt Dress (Group Gift)
Le Primitif – Grandpa’s Favorite Hat
Nylon Outfitters – Cat Ring (Porcelain)
Kibitz – Clitch ring (Peridot)
Nuville – BOO Sunglasses
LVLE – Pointed Flats
Miamai – Snail Scarf
Pose – Bang @ We <3 Roleplay
Hey guys! Cake here, with some news about Chelle and some products you might be interested in! Consider this your update from the designers’ desk.
First up, I’m back to making more things in SL, and have two great products you’ll enjoy, especially this holiday weekend:
Who doesn’t love pizza? Now you can carry around pizza boxes in stacks of 2, 4, and 8! You can also rez these for as little land impact as 2. It’s a great prop for bar owners, party throwers, and roleplayers!
Know what else goes great with pizza?
Beer serving tray! I wanted this to fit in with multiple sims, so I gave the tray a brushed metal look. You can wear or rez this, and it will distribute tankards if anyone clicks on it.
Last item, is this awesome wearable campfire:
Simply ‘add’ the campfire to yourself, and you’ll sit next to a nice, modest fire. It comes with extra chairs so if your friends have a campfire, you can sit with theirs instead of sitting on the ground.
Now for Chelle news: Gogo and I collaborate on Chelle, and I’ve been examining the mesh heads that have come out lately. I’d like to tackle Lelutka first to create makeup for their heads. So, if you have one, please look forward to it! I’ll still continue to make regular tat layers as well.
That’s all for now! Have a great weekend, everyone!
How to Mirror Poses in Daz Studio
1. Select the figure in the Scene Tab.
(You can also select the figure simply by clicking on the SL avatar in the main window. I usually click on the Pelvis to select.)
2. Click on the ‘Active Tab’ options button on the Parameters Tab. This button is in the upper right corner of the tab.
In the menu that appears, choose “Symmetry.”
In the Symmetry Dialogue Menu, choose the following settings:
Direction: Swap Left and Right
Trunk Nodes: Mirror Y|Z Rotations
Left Node: left;l
Right Node: right;r
Transforms: Rotation: check x, y, z
Translation: Check x, y, z
Scale: Check all
3. Press ‘Accept’ on the bottom
Instructions modified from the How to do Mirror Symmetry DAZ3D tutorial to work for SL.
Read Part 1 – How to make poses in Second Life
I made two poses and mirrored them for fun! Maybe some day I’ll package these tutorial poses and put them on MP!
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Harley (Peach)
Truth Hair – Rocky
Ricielli – (S) Asymmetrical Shorts /purple
Ricielli – (S) Braided Belt
Ricielli – (S) Satin Top /white
Ricielli – The Birkin Bag (R HAND) /wine
Sax Sheperd Designs – Frills (Ione) Necklace (Hang)
ELEGANZA by Steffen Garcia (White)