I knew I had to have it all when I saw the doll house set from Milk Motion for THE ARCADE. I’m still missing the house but I feel certain it will be mine soon. I FEEL IT. Continue reading
Adam N Ever are celebrating the new SLINK updates by releasing a whole lot of NEW makeups that are good on regular SL heads (above) or the SLINK VISAGE.
I am a dork and didn’t go get my SLINK updates yet. I will. NO REALLY I WILL STOP YELLING AT ME.
Gidge is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Eyeliner: AE Eyeshadow Heartfelt Pink Eyeliner
Lipstick: AE Lipstick 50 Shades Matte
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
More Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper (add)
Hair: Exile::Dancing Horses
Skin: [PXL] MIA ~BlackLabel~ NAT PALE MEB
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Denim (M)
When my brother was in the Air Force, he served in Germany where he bought this marvelous Grundig stereo that he sent home as a gift to my parents. My father was a musician and singer in an area band and both of them loved music. I grew up listening to everything from opera to bluegrass and gospel to jazz. One of my favorite albums was a collection of duets with jazz trumpeter Al Hirt and Ann Margret called Beauty and the Beard. His voice had such gruff humor and hers was so flirty and arch that there was this amazing vocal chemistry. One of the songs was Baby, It’s Cold Outside and I just loved it.
This cozy sweater from Gizza made me think of that song. Especially with the snow, I have lived in Oregon long enough to think of cold weather when I see snow, unlike in Minnesota where I grew up. There, in winter, it is so cold all the moisture is drawn from the air. It has to warm up to snow.
Art has many purposes; one is to make us think. If the greatness of art is measured by how much we think about it, Whiskey Monday is a great artist. It is difficult for a virtual artist like Whiskey Monday to get first life recognition for Second Life® art, but it is not impossible. I certainly think her work merits exposure in the broader world beyond our pixel borders.
Meanwhile, it is good to know that the powers that be in our world recognize her importance and have granted her LEA10 – one of the Linden Endowment for the Arts sims, to create art for the coming month. She’s working away and generously allows people to go there and use her builds in their photos.
Where I first saw this build, I thought of “Things Fall Apart”, the title of the book by China Achebe that a lot of us read in high school. By the way, if you have not read it, you should. I thought of coming undone, falling apart, coming apart at the seams; metaphors for the fragility of life. I do get the sense that Monday is tackling the big questions with her work.
Then I thought of creative destruction and Karl Marx’s quote, “All that is solid melts into air.” Marx believed the cycle of innovation, recession, then innovation, the boom and bust, would lead to the eventual collapse of capitalism. Free market fundamentalists love creative destruction believing it always leads to innovation that will always lead to more productivity and more wealth and so on. The computer destroyed the typewriter industry, factories closed and people were laid off. That is creative destruction. All that was solid about the typewriter industry has certainly melted into air. Even on a massive corporate scale, there is fragility.
I wonder about creative destruction at the personal level. Is there something freeing about coming undone? Can losing it spark personal innovation, re-creation and growth? Probably, for some people. But not for all. Even the strongest person has points of fragility.
How ’bout a round of applause?
A standing ovation?
‘Cause you put on quite a show
really had me going
Now it’s time to go
Curtain’s finally closing
That was quite a show
But it’s over now. Continue reading
I admit I was seduced by the participants and the lovely quality of things being offered up. I’m easy like that. I thought that a hot air balloon would be the PERFECT place to spy bunnehs and locate the loot around the sim. It seemed like a fool proof plan.
Well, depends on the fool I suppose. Hint – there’s a bunneh in the hot air balloon. Continue reading
I am in love with this sweater dress combo from Milk Motion available at Collabor88 this month. Be sure to check it out because each sweater actually is an entire wardrobe of outfits.
Glam Affair has a new release at COLLABOR88 in one of my favorite skin tones – SUPER PALE GIRL. Called POLAR it’s perfect for us girls who burst into flame in the sun. She’s gorgeous and ivory toned for winter months. Continue reading
I woke up early and decided to get a jump on my holiday cards. So many people to mail off to! It’s easy to get a little work done when you’ve got so much peace and quiet, so I had to make sure I took advantage of the time. Of course, the cat and dog think otherwise. Continue reading
My Slink Obsession is getting ready to kick off another round TODAY and I’m showing off the skin release from YS & YS that will be at the event. All items at the event are 50% off so if you’re a SLINK girl, it’s a great event to pick up much needed items. The PHYSIQUE body looks gorgeous with this applier on it. Here is a TAXI if you can’t WAIT to get there.
I’m also wearing lingerie from ERRATIC for Physique – it’s not at this month’s event but at her shop and I LOVE it. I need more lingerie for my bod. Continue reading