Marking Time

Living Green

This post was inspired by something in real life. My favorite breakfast spot has a living wall near the entrance. I came across a living wall for sale in SL and knew I had to do something with it. I created this tableau using just a few of the green things in my inventory. I collect green things! The bunny is there because I have a thing for bunnies :).

  • Broken Mesh Wall — Gummi’s Flower Shop. I purchased this as a second hand Gacha on Marketplace
  • Ivy — Urban Spirit — Mesh Ivy. 50L on Marketplace.
  • Living Wall — Mithral — Living Wall Display, light
  • Chair — Park Place — Midtown Egg Chair. Green is one of 6 color options on the HUD
  • Coffee Table — Mithral — Terrarium Coffee Table, light
  • Lamp — Botanica — Art Nouveau Floor Lamp, green
  • Sprinkler — Backbone — Lawn Sprinkler
  • Bunny — JIAN — Straight Eared Bunny, Static. Part of a set.
  • Grass — Kidd — Short Mowed Lawn
  • Location — Private property
  • Lighting — a blend of Places Abracadabra and Still life, Photoshop

Love the Beach, Hate the Sand

I really need to work on my inventory, but here I am sweeping sand off my deck again. I love living on the beach but the sand is a pain in my castle!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Pink Fuel — Anja II, apricot
  • Hair — Wasabi — Edie
  • Dress — !gO! — Rachel Apron Dress. This was a gacha prize, 75L
  • Pose — Lorien — Sweep Chore Broom, Take a Rest. 60L on Marketplace. Adjusted slightly with Animare
  • Backdrop — Lounge Chairs are by Soy, “Outdoor Chaise Lounger” and the house is Beachcomber’s Cabin by Simple Things.
  • Location — private home
  • Lighting and Extra Sand Details — Phototools Epi Vintage Light, Photoshop
    • Note on lighting: I loved the shadows in Epi Vintage but it has a yellowish caste, as do many of the Windlight settings. I countered this with a blue filter in Photoshop to bring out truer tones.

The Blogger at Home

I am spending the day at home catching up on my blogging. I try to work a few days ahead. I actually write two blogs — one in SL and a real life book review blog. Don’t tell me about any amazing sales and freebies today. I need to get some work done!

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Truth — Bewkie, browns
  • Top — Hilly Haalan — Sandra Shirt. Comes with a many colored HUD
  • Capris — The Secret Store — Bonnie Capri Pants, black. I love the detailing on these pants. They are my favorite capris!
  • Table/Stool, Pose — kusshon — kopenhagen working desk
  • Computer — Lok’s — 1 Prim Desktop Computer
  • Location — My home. The house shown here is by Greymoon Designs, Harbor Beach House V1
  • Lighting — Nacon’s Natural Noon, Lumipro, Photoshop and sunbeams built into the house

Starry Skybox

Excessories isn’t all about the clothes and hair! I also collect decorative items. While doing the MadPea fishing tournament today (as if I didn’t have enough to do), I came across a Gacha at Lagom that called to me. It said, “Put money in me and I’ll give you a rare….” And it did! Out popped this incredible skybox. I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for some furniture by Chilly Pigeon that I bought at the Boardwalk event.

  • Skybox — Lagom — Bevamped Skybox RARE 50L per play
  • Furniture Set — Chilly Pigeon — Stars Set. This is a mix and match set, not everything shown here. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
  • Rug — BoWillow — Bohemian Rug, stars. I got this in a hunt a couple years ago.
  • Lighting — CaIWL and Photoshop
  • Location — Private home

Nap Boat

I’m staring into space thinking about napping. Napping while rocking in a boat is the best. When I saw this Nap Boat by Brocante on the Fifty Linden Friday sale, I knew it was meant for me. There are single and cuddle poses. There is also a pool boat version for those who want to just float.

  • Head — Lelutka — Chloe
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Hair — Wasabi — Leilani Mesh Hair, FLF Exclusive pack
  • Top/Shorts — Lapointe Bastchild Swear Lilly Top and Dita shorts. Huds included for each item.
  • Shoes — KC Couture — Namia Wedges
  • Boat — Brocante — Nap Boat
  • Lighting — Nam’s Optimal Skin and Prim, Lumipro
  • Location — Private Home

Hippy, Hippy, Hooray!

I finally took the plunge and got a Homestead. This will allow me to make my own backdrops, set land forms, textures, weather and more! I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and today was the day!

Today’s post was inspired by the latest creation from my friend, Sylvi, of b[ELLE]. This top and bellbottoms set has a color change HUD for each section. The pants have the most GORGEOUS embroidery down one leg. You can see some in the photo, but I admit I didn’t quite do it justice with my classic cross-legged hippy pose.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin– The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Elikatira — Juniper (Exclusives HUD)
  • Top/Bellbottoms — b[ELLE]. Side tie sweater and Bellbottom jeans. On SALE for 99L this coming weekend!!
  • Pose — Sylva’s Animation Factory — Candy Fair Gift, 2015. Sadly, around this time Sylva passed away, according to her profile. Her store remains open and any proceeds go to her family.
  • Rug/Pillows —PPK — Arabian Style Tent
  • Hippy Van — Decor Cities — AS Hippie Van. I bought this on Marketplace 2-3 years ago, but couldn’t find the link.
  • Table — E-Mesh — Barrel Coffee Table
  • Cooler — Junk Food — Cooler Red
  • Lighting — Daytime Shadows, Lumipro, Photoshop

Moving!

I’m at the real estate office buying a new home. I’m moving in real life! It’s an exciting time but there is so much to do. Bear with me– I will write when I can! HUGS, Em.

  • Head — Genus — Classic
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — The Skinnery — Harper, sorbet
  • Hair — Stealthic — Intrepid
  • Dress — Decoy — Cordelia
  • Inbox — Prestige Furniture — File Tray 03
  • Briefcase — Virtually Visual — 100% Mesh Leather Briefcase with colour changing script
  • Pose included in furniture in home by Aymec Millet.
  • Location — Private home
  • Lighting — Photoshop. Nobody looks good in fluorescent lighting!

Nap Until The Sun Shines

My biggest thrill in life is to read in the afternoon until I fall asleep and take a nap.

Sissy Spacek

I excel at napping. In fact if napping was a pageant skill, I’d be crowned queen! However, Apollo, the sun god, reminded me I was merely mortal and woke me up with an eyeball piercing ray of sunshine. Will somebody please close the curtains?

  • Head — Lelutka –Chloe. In case you haven’t already figured it out, this is my current favorite head. Lelutka makes such exquisite Bento heads and the HUD is so easy to use.
  • Body — Maitreya
  • Skin — Lara Hurley — Cerise
  • Hair — Sintiklia — Elvina, Naturals pack 200L at SL 16B.
  • Top — Tres Blah — Casual Tee, Nap Queen — 115L at SL 16B. I saw this Tee and HAD TO HAVE IT.
  • Jeans — Tres Blah — High Rise Jeans , Black –15L at SL 16 B. (I should have bought these in more colors. I may have to go back…)
  • Loveseat — Ariskea — [Wild] Boho Daybed. I’m not sure when I got this. I have several pieces in the set.
  • Background Setting — Trompe Loeil — Mia Glass Cottage. I’m pretty sure I bought this at a past Collabor88 event.
  • Location — Private Land
  • Lighting — Windlight “Places Beach Cay Surreal” and a tiny bit of Photoshop shadows/highlights tweaking.