Sunday, June 24, 2018

Spellcaster

I Put a Spell On You!


The wind picked up as she stepped into the circle of stone, and lifting her staff high her voice lifted on the wild zephyr and she sent her intention out into the universe.  The moon staff pulsed a lavender light, and she opened her hand, as she felt the sweet cool intensity of the night, the moon, the stars.  "It is done!" She shouted to the night, and the call of an owl answered her.  "I put a spell on you." She smiled, the smallest of smiles, and turned to disappear into the night.  


I Put a Spell On You - listen HERE 

Midsummer Enchantment ends June 30!  Remember, there's a marvelous hunt, and gorgeous merchandise.  We await your arrival!  

Midsummer Enchantment - click HERE

Style Notes - 
Midsummer Enchantment (Ends June 30! Hurry!)
!TLB - Luna Earrings
Goth1c0: Dark Moon Staff
{LORE} Sun Stone (decor) (used as set piece)
Oubliette- Midnight Aurora Dress MAITREYA
(also fitted for: Freya, Isis, Hourglass, Physique and Venus)
DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya HUD - Lady Of The Moon

Powder Pack Catwa (June 2018)
Essences Skye #Pale02 (Catwa Applier)

Personal Inventory (Marketplace or inworld stores)
#ADORED - diamond crush lips - ruby rodd edition {catwa}
*ARGRACE* KOHAKU [A1] v1.1
Animare HUD (standard) V2.07
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal Shape)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal Shape)
V.R. Magick's Charms & Chokers
VENGE - Catwa -Luna Makeup  Hud
[ abrasive ] Frail Fishnet Tights - Bare Appliers HUD

Photography Notes
Pose created using Animare
Photographed at my private island at Gull's Wing Estates

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hot Fun...

...In the Summertime

The day was blisteringly hot!  I had managed to look cool, and professional, even while comfortable, in this very pulled together look from Wicca's Wardrobe.  As I stood and discussed bottom lines, and profit margins, a cool lemonade in my hand, all I could do was stare at the hotel pool and dream.  So, when we finally struck a deal, shook hands, and signed on the dotted line, I smiled, stepped out of my shoes, and floated away, calling out, "Waiter, could you please bring me one of those cold, fruity drinks?  I'll be here." That was one "cool" deal!

Hot Fun In the Summertime - click HERE to hear it!  


Places to visit - 
Wicca's Wardrobe - click HERE
Midsummer enchantment - click HERE
Powderpack - click HERE

If you like this look, here are the Style Notes!


Wicca's Wardrobe (was at Blush)
Wicca's Wardrobe - Sarah Outfit (Fatpack) Maitreya
(also fits Hourglass and Freya!)

Midsummer Enchantment
DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya HUD - Lady Of The Moon

Powder Pack Catwa (June 2018)
Essences Skye #Pale02 (Catwa Applier)
#ADORED - vice shadows - miami edition {catwa}
.euphoric ~Anastacia Beauty Set~[Catwa] 
(I used the lipstick and eyelashes)

Personal Inventory - available on marketplace and inworld
Cae :: Scarlett :: Necklace <Materials>
Cae :: Scarlett :: Sunglasses <Materials>
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (personal shape)
Lamb. Sour (Click to Resize)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (personal shape) 
*Booty's Beauty* Catwa Eye Appliers ~ Poetry Hud

In the scene 
{what next} Lazy Summer  Floatie (melon)
Trompe Loeil - Corazon Patio Pool + Fireplace {A}

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dancing the Spiral

Turning With the Wheel of the Year


Midsummer....summer solstice...dance and spin, turn with the year, it is high summer!  The veil between the magical realms and our mundane realm is thin this night.  Come dance, sing, bathe in the moonlight, and bring that which you wish into being. 

Dance to the Music - click HERE 

Dancing a spiral we sing unaware
On fairy night wings our songs fill the air
Making a circle of magic and light
Watched silently by the Fae of the night.  



All bright blessings to you on this Midsummer Eve. To celebrate I went to my favorite photography sim, and danced in my own way in this gorgeous jewel toned dress from Senzafine. Available at Midsummer Enchantment. If you look close I'm wearing some marvelous nail polish from Dark Passions called "Lady of the Moon" the details on the nails are gorgeous and mystical. I wait breathlessly to see what may blossom in this, Midsummer. May it be wonderful!

Places to visit -
Midsummer Enchantment - Click HERE
Corycia - click HERE
(it is an adult sim and there is a fee, but it is SO beautiful)

Style notes -
Midsummer Enchantment !TLB - Luna Earring - .:SenzaFine:. "Jaelle" Dress - (beautiful color change hud comes with it) DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya HUD - Lady Of The Moon Powder Pack Catwa (June 2018) Essences Skye #Pale02 (Catwa Applier) #ADORED - vice shadows - miami edition {catwa} .euphoric ~Anastacia Beauty Set~[Catwa] (I used the lipstick and eyelashes) Personal Inventory CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 (Personal shape) Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 (Personal shape) TRUTH Hair / Valentina (currently 1/2 price at the SL15 Birthday celebration) *Booty's Beauty* Catwa Eye Appliers ~ Poetry Hud Photographed at Corycia Pose - Bauhaus Movement - Let The Beat Drop 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Home

Your Second Life Home


I went to a discussion, held at one of the Second Life Birthday celebration sims about the importance of having a home in Second Life.  It was interesting to hear people talk about their virtual homes, and what those homes meant to them.  I have a home, and I have always had one in SL.  What is important to you in your Second Life home?  I always have to have an office.  I actually have TWO at the moment, my personal office in my house, and a public office where I meet clients, and hang my photos.  

And while I don't cook, I like cozy kitchens, and what ever house I'm in, it has to have porches.  What are some of your requirements?


Illuminate is a monthly home and decor event, run by the same people who bring you "Ultra".  This month, my friend at Outside the Box is showing this sweet china cabinet.  The double glass doors open and close, and it comes in two finishes, the Oak (shown here) and Maple (a lighter tone).  You can find all sorts of things to make your Second Life home your own at Illuminate and Outside the Box.  

Here's to the friends, the memories, and the feeling of coming "home" that so many of us find here in our virtual world.

Places to go -
Illuminate - click HERE
Outside the Box - click HERE
My office - click HERE

What you see in the photo -

All products pictured were created by Outside the Box

At Illuminate
OTB!  China Cabinet (Oak)
Also included is the same cabinet in Maple

Available from Outside the Box
OTB! Ficus Plant
otb! Wine Box
OTB!  Layered Rugs
OTB! Siamese Watching
otb! vase trio with branches
OTB! Botanical Prints

Monday, June 18, 2018

Midsummer Magic

Midsummer, when the fae come to play!

Some fae are simply playful and mischievous.  Other fae, well, they may not be quite as harmless as your grandmother's stories led you to believe. Which ever fae you encounter let your imagination run wild, and drop all notions and simply dance!  It's Midsummer...come...play.


This look made me feel so whimsical and yet unafraid.  I could dance in the moonlight, drowse in the high branches of trees, swim with mermaids, and celebrate the joys of midsummer.  This special look is from Zibska, and is available right now at Midsummer Enchantment.

Oh, and don't forget, there's also a hunt.  Maybe the in resident fae will help you!  

Places to go!
Midsummer Enchantment (event and HUNT) - click HERE

Style Notes - well, this should be short and sweet!

Midsummer Enchantment 
Zibska Savina Eyemakeup Catwa Applier (Lelutka and Omega appliers included)
Zibska Savina Lips Catwa Applier (Lelutka and Omega appliers included)
Zibska - Agafia rose head dress and collar with color change hud

Personal Inventory (Marketplace or inworld stores)
Magika - Take Flight - hair 
*Booty's Beauty* Catwa Eye Appliers ~ Poetry Hud
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - Personal Shape
Insol: Kiki applier, tone 'Cream' (CATWA) HUD
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal Shape


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Eternity

Means ...Forever

People like to use the word "eternity" to mean a long wait in a grocery line, or the time between birthdays, or the time between vacations.  But it means so much more.  Semi-Precious Jewelry has created a set that symbolizes eternity by use of the classic circle.  Simple, elegant, and yet, filled with so much meaning.  I have the set for myself and it makes me think of all the lives I've touched, in real life, in second life.  Some people I've never met, nor will I.  And yet, every human you come in contact with you have changed in some way for...eternity.  Let's make those changes positive.  


I am wearing an outfit I pulled from my enormous inventory!  It's good to do that, I think.  Speaking of "Eternity" it could take me just about that long to work my way through all of it.   Style notes below, as always!


Places to visit -
Semi-Precious - click HERE
Backdrop City - click HERE 

Style Notes -

Semi-Precious Jewelry
Semi-Precious Eternity Earring, R, Mega Pack
Semi-Precious Eternity Necklace, Mega Pack
Mega means a great hud so you can change 
     the colors of the stones and the metals!
SLurl! - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Excalibur%20Dreams/161/30/1252     

Personal Inventory (marketplace or inworld stores)
     Makeup
#adored - dreamgirl shadows - earth bound edition {catwa}
#adored - exalted lips - send nudes edition {catwa}
CAZIMI: Nails - Whimsy (Maitreya)

     clothing
***ArisArisB&W~Alus52~Liking Culottes~Maitreya
*katat0nik* (black / Maitreya) Floral Top

     Avatar appearance
*TKW* Hair -  Lifar
5. TRUTH / Bangs / Side Whispy Left
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - Personal Shape
Insol: Kiki applier, tone 'Cream' (CATWA) HUD
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal Shape
Cazimi: RealEyez - Cazimi HUD - Purple

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Welcome!

The Midsummer Enchantment 

It's Magical!


"This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet begins the decline into the dark. The Sun King grown embraces the Queen of Summer in the love that is death because it is so complete that all dissolves into the single song of ecstasy that moves the worlds. So the Lord of Light dies to Himself, and sets sail across the dark seas of time, searching for the isle of light that is rebirth. We turn the Wheel and share his fate, for we have planted the seeds of our own changes and to grow we must accept even the passing of the sun." (The Spiral Dance, HarperCollins, 1999, p. 205)

A time of magic and mystery.  A celebration of the light, even as it begins to fade.  A time to celebrate that which is growing as a result of your labor.  Midsummer.

Celebrate!
A Midsummer Enchantment is on from now until June 30!  Come celebrate, dance, sing, and look for the fae! Make your own magic! (There is also a HUNT event! Come try it!) 


I love being invited to blog for an event because that means I can try new things, and meet new creators.  I thought I would try my hand at presenting this charming cottage by Dragon Magick Wares.  It just made me want to move right in and curl up with the cat.  It's an exclusive at Midsummer Fair, and is half price! Dragon Magick Wares also has a lovely rug that is part of the hunt that runs along with this wonderful celebratory event!  

Remember, the magic ends June 30, so get here while the fae are still dancing, singing, and making merry!  

Places to go -
Midsummer Enchantment - click HERE

Style notes-

Midsummer Enchantment
Dragon Magick Wares Enchanted Cottage 

Alirium
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]
*alirium* PuffyGrass [Green]

Happy Mood
HPMD* Garden Tree08 - b

Heart
Heart - Wild Flowers - Quenn Ann's Lace - P4
Heart WILDFLOWERS - Morning Glory - White 4
Heart - WildFlowers - Primula - Peach - Patch 6
Heart - Pathways - Crazing Paving with Bunchberry -  SmallS
Heart - Aubretia - Medium - Lilac - FULL - LOW
Heart - WildFlowers - Primula - White - Cluster 1
Heart - WildFlowers - Primula - White - Single 5
Heart - Wildflowers - lily of the Nile - Pink - P4
Heart - WildFlowers - Primula - White - Patch 4
 Heart - Wild Flowers - Quenn Ann's Lace - S5
 
 Also in photo
 ylandria (YVP) - siamese cat sitting (fixed)
 *Lok's* Flower Pots C (Mesh, 1 L.I.)
 
 Photographed at my private studio at Gull's Wing Estates and Marina