A World Below

A World Beneath the Waves (Low Res)

I am proud to be an official blogger for the Fantasy Faire, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event.  Today, I’m doing the My New Shiny challenge, which is to blog about a store that you previously didn’t know much about.  I’m so happy to feature meadowWorks, created by Garvie Garzo!  One of the things that I love about meadowWorks (besides the exquisite craftsmanship in their sculpture) is the fact that rather than having the minimum of 2 Relay For Life donation items for the Fantasy Faire, they have a stunning [NUMBER], in addition to also having a Relay For Life “Gotya” (gacha) machine and a one-of-a-kind sculpture in the silent auction!  This scene features 4 different pieces from meadowWorks in addition to a lagoon rock from Mer-chandise Cove, plants from Cerridwen’s Cauldron, kelp from Balderdash, and rocks from Jammin!

Mer Tail | Mer-chandise Cove Father of Pearl
Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose Rock | Mer-chandise Cove Lagoon Single Rock (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)

meadowWorks Apparatus of the Ancients * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Waterhorse * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Dolphin Bubble Fountain * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Legend of the Dolphin Fragments * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Starburst Duster-Worm
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Hydra Anemone
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Water Underbrush
Balderdash Kelp Forest
Jammin Rock Outcrops

Enter: The Messenger

The Messenger

Putting together fantasy avatars is something that I really love to do, so when I saw Fujin’s WindBag and Raijin’s Drums from [CX] at the Xiasumi School Festival, I knew that I had to do an avatar that incorported both of them.  Then, I saw the skirt of the Lysistrata Fantasy Costume from GizzA at The Chapter Four, and even though it was made to fit female avatars, I knew that I had to make it work for this one.  Surprisingly, the large size fit me without any changes!

I call this avatar “The Messenger” because he looks to me like a messenger who delivers news of war.  With his thunderous drums and sharp gauntlets, he can certainly get his message across.  As usual, click the photo above to see the full-size version on Flickr.

Belt/Skirt | GizzA Lysistrata Fantasy Costume [Silver] Skirt (gacha at The Chapter Four)
Gauntlets | Remarkable Oblivion Azrael – Wrought
Fabric Drape | [CX] Fujin’s WindBag (White) (at Xiasumi School Festival)
Drum Ring | [CX] Raijin’s Drums (at Xiasumi School Festival)
Tattoo (Bottom Layer) | Fallen Gods Inc LUMINOUS Firefly Body Swirls
Tattoo (Top Layer) | Fallen Gods Inc RAIJU tattoo, Mystic

Hair | Wasabi Pills Orion Mesh Hair – Ethereal
Eyes | Fallen Gods Inc GLOWING eyes Silver (tinted)
Skin/Appliers | Fallen Gods Inc  LUMINOUS Firefly
Feet | Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet
Horns | Remarkable Oblivion Baphomet Horns – Celestial
Wings | Remarkable Oblivion Holiday Spirit Wings RARE

Pose | Rylan Carling Magic – LTD [Unavailable]

Location | Annon

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter (low res)

When I saw this outfit at Menswear Fashion Week, I knew that I had found my Easter outfit for this year.  It’s just so cute!  Unfortunately, the shorts don’t fit the legs of The Mesh Project’s male body at all, so I’m back to the standard avatar for today!  I’m also wearing my favorite boots on the Grid, the Anthony boots by FATEstep*.  To my right is a gorgeous new seating area that Sway’s has out for Uber called the Edna Arbour*.  The cushions color change, and there’s a huge variety of poses inside the seating area itself.  To my left is an adorable statue that Ohmai put out at Creation.JP, as well as two of the goldfish that were created to fit in it.  This little corner of my sim is a place that I love, and these two things were just what I needed to make it perfect for spring.

Outfit | E-Clipse Jamil v4 (at MWFW)
Shoes/Socks | FATEstep Anthony Boots*
Necklace | Mandala Ero-Sensei Silver (Chain_Simple_Long)
Bracelet | Mandala Billionaire _Genius (Brown/Leather/Complete)
Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hair | Tableau Vivant Victor – Basics
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural” (Light)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose | Purple Poses Ethan 03

Seating | Sway’s [Edna] Arbour mossy* (at Uber)
Statue | !Ohmai A Boy & His Pet Fish Bronze (at Creation.JP)
Fish | !Ohmai Bloopie Goldfish (Sunrise) and (Sunset) (at Creation.JP)

Spring Season Challenge

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Many Mondays, Strawberry Singh posts a blog challenge or meme, and since I’m a couple of years late to the party, I thought I’d go back and join in on some of the ones I’ve missed.  This one from about a year ago is the Spring Season challenge.  The photo above called “The Birth of Spring” is actually one that I posted about a week ago on Flickr, but I think it’s absolutely perfect for this.  As part of this blog challenge, Berry posted three questions to answer in addition to taking the photograph.

  1. What is the spring season like where you live?
    This Spring was really non-existent.  I live in the north-western part of Texas in the United States, and our February was brutal (for us) – we had inches of ice on the road at times along with snow.  There were times that basically the whole city I live in shut down!  Then we transitioned straight to our normal May weather – mid-high 80 degree afternoon temperatures and very, very sunny.  Our typical spring doesn’t have too much rain, but it we do get thunderstorms and tornadoes.
  2. What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring?
    New life.  Spring is when everything awakens from its winter slumber and color explodes across the ground.
  3. Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment?
    I recently have been working on transitioning my private sim to spring, and I’m doing it just the way I like it, so I’d have to be biased and say that it would be my favorite.  I enjoy looking around other peoples’ spring-themed sims as well, though!

The avatar was built around the incredible skin that Fallen Gods Inc released at March’s round of We ❤ Roleplay.  Their skins are always so inspiring, and many of my wilder fantasy avatars are based around them.  The rest of the avatar pulls mostly from older items that were already in my inventory, but that complimented the skin well to enhance the overall look.  Credits for this avatar are a little bit tough to do because I tend to combine a lot of things together to create fantasy avatars, but I’ll do the best that I can.

Most Leaves | Illusions Hedera Silks
Some Leaves | Rising Silks Gaius II
A Few Leaves | Fallen Gods Inc FLEURS outfit
Mask | [ContraptioN] Masks: Oberon’s Crown
Satyr Legs | Satyrs Moon Fitted Mesh Oak Furset
Bottom-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc Mark of the Damned 50%
Second-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc SPIRIT Face Tattoo 50% (Tintable)
Third-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc RAIJU tattoo Soft (Tintable)
Fourth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc EARTH CRY soft 7
Fifth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc The Spirit Within Monochrome

Hair | Wasabi Pills Erik Mesh Hair – Pancake
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak
Skin/Appliers | Fallen Gods Inc Wood Nymph, male Spring (from We ❤ Roleplay)
Hands | Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | .:Soul:. Uni Ears – High Elf
Outer Horns | Cerridwen’s Cauldron Pronghorn Gazelle (Common)
Inner Horns | Le Forme Mistery Horns Bronze RARE

Pose/Bird | !bang Spring Friend 3 (marketplace only item)