What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you?
I was painting and working on artwork most of the time and just using Second Life to explore and take photos. I was looking for certain hairs I wanted to use and couldn’t find any so I just decided “hmmm I think I’m gonna learn how to make this stuff” and off I went! It’s been a long journey of Eureka! moments and wanting to throw my computer out of a window [lol] but overall I’d say it’s been amazing. I’m constantly learning new things everyday and it never ends, there is always something out there to learn and discover 🙂
How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? How did you go about choosing your avatar name?
Oh man, I went through so many different names at first and none of them would stick. I was even getting yelled at by friends like “pick a name already!” and one night I was listening to a song and thought “man this is a pretty mellow track” and it hit me that I wanted to use the word Mellow, after messing around with a logo I decided to just toss the “w” out and use Mello instead and tada that’s how I became Mello.
My avatar name Cyanideslushy is actually just something I randomly came up with. [lol] I’ve always been sort of a dark person and into darker things and I thought it sounded cool at the time. xD I’m so emo, I know. lol
I think every designer has a little something that sets them apart from each other and it’s fun to see what they create and how their imagination works. I like to keep my hairs a bit artistic and I’d say whimsical. My style ranges from creepy kawaii to straight goth to urban. It’s kind all over the place and usually whatever idea pops into my head at the moment.
Where do you get inspiration for your designs? What is your process like?
Inspiration from things I personally like and would want to wear myself. I find if I create things I really enjoy it becomes more fun and I put more passion into it.
What is the most challenging part of being a creator in Second Life? What is most rewarding?
It can be a real challenge to constantly push yourself to get better because some days you just don’t feel like it or you get so frustrated you want to give up. I’ve learned though to always try and push forward as much as possible and to never compare yourself to what else is out there. Just stay true to your own style and who you are.
How has your Second Life changed your first life?
It’s made me become more artistic and have a larger outlet of creativity, Second Life is such a huge creative platform it’s helped me in real life branch out to other games and create as well.
What’s the craziest, silliest thing you did in SL?
Drunk karaoke…. I forgot the words and just made chewbacca noises until I was thrown out, good times lol
What does Hair Fair mean to you?
It means being afraid of Sasy LOL kidding!..Sasy works so hard and honestly I don’t know how she does it. This is probably one of the best events because you’re not only able to showcase your hair but you are also giving back to one of the most amazing charities out there and I’m truly happy to take part in such a wonderful event.
- Cyanideslushy Resident profile
- Store Name – Mello
- Mello Store Flickr Group
- Mello Flickr Photostream
- Mello on Marketplace
- Mello on Facebook
- Mello Mainstore in World
- Mello at Hair Fair