Apr 12, 2012
Harlow

Coffee

Pssst…have you heard? Pose Fair 2012 is coming! It’s just around the corner, and it’s going to be filled to the brim with poses and goodies galore!  I know I am quite excited about it.  The fair will open it’s doors to the public on April 15th.  For right now you can get a great sneak peek of what is to come by checking out the Pose Fair Flickr Group.  So many great items await you!  The adorable coffee pose above is something that Glitterati will be featuring in this years Pose Fair!

I learned something new today.  Well, I guess i’ve been told about it before, but today it really clicked and resonated with me. A really kind flickr friend pointed it out to me that if you are on firestorm you can fix the “floating” issues that sometimes occur when you are standing on an object.  See above? How I’m floating in the air?  Now I know how to fix this!  In quick preferences on firestorm you can mess with “height offset” to adjust the floating issue when standing on an object!  Yay for easy fixes! Can’t believe I’ve been in SL for over 6 years and had no clue I could do that!

As for all the adorable things I’m wearing and my great shooting location, see the credits below! :)

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Auralee – Carrot

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Glasses: Mon Tissu | Elie Spot – Four Corners Reading Glasses – Black

Earrings: Intrigue Co. | Katharine McGinnis – Eiffel Tower Earrings – Salmon (available at Collabor88)

Sweater/Skirt: Tres Blah | Julliette Westerburg – Camille Outfit – Pale Pink (available at Collabor88)

Shoes: KAO | Kao Sands – Ankle Strap Shoes – White

Pose/Coffee: Glitterati | Katey Coppola (coming soon to Pose Fair 2012. Opens April 15th)

Location: Mayfair

 

Apr 11, 2012
Harlow

Second Life Homepage

Yesterday I went to go and check something on my account on SecondLife.com when I was stopped in my tracks.  I blinked a few times, my jaw fell open, and I had a little moment.  A little moment of realization as I realized the girl on the homepage screen was me! Then (after a mild freak out session) I started flipping through to see who else was on there with me.

So many other amazing avatars are up on the home page right now.  I am absolutely honored to have made it up there with them.  You’ll find Miaa Rebane, Faint Paulse, Prad Prathivi, Strawberry Singh, Sixx Yangtz, Harper Beresford, and Ivoni Miles as well if you click through the little arrows.  Congrats to them for such an accomplishment!

If you remember just recently, the first big change Linden Lab did with the homepage featured the lovely Gogo from Juicybomb.com.  She looked fantastic on the homepage and really set the standard for avatars to come.  It will be really neat to see what avatars they feature in the future.  Could it be you?

If you’d like to check out the new homepage you may be taken to your log in page first.  If so log out, and you may possibly need to clear your browser history to see the front page.  Once you see it, you can click through the little arrows to see all of those who are featured.

Thanks Linden Lab for such a great opportunity!

 

Apr 10, 2012
Harlow

On the Coast

Knew I could never hold that girl
She was born to see the world
All I got is a picture she mailed me
Barefoot in the snow white sand
A bag of sea shells in her hand
She finally found a paradise it seems

On the coast of somewhere beautiful
Trade winds blowin through her hair
Sunlight dancin on the water 
And I wish I was there
Don’t know how I’m goin’ to find her
All I know so far
She’s on the coast of somewhere beautiful
Runnin’ with my heart

Sometimes when the sun goes down
Shadows fall across this little town
And I close my eyes and I drift away
to another place in another time
When the world was ours and she was mine
I dream of holdin her again someday

On the coast of somewhere beautiful
Trade winds blowin through her hair
Sunlight dancin on the water
And I wish I was there
Dont know how I’m gonna find her
All I know so far
Shes on a coast somewhere beautiful
Runnin with my heart

Dont know how I’m goin to find her
All i know so far
Shes on the coast of somewhere beautiful
Runnin with my heart
Ohh Shes runnin with my heart 
On the coast of somewhere beautiful

On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful by Kenny Chesney

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Auralee – Carrot

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Necklace: Izzie’s | Izzie Button - Bead Necklace Brown

Bikini: BOOM | Aranel Ah – Marin Ray Bleu – Available at Collabor88

Pose: !Bang | Trieste Minuet

Apr 9, 2012
Harlow

Looks Like Rain

Yesterday I decided to go for a little Sunday stroll through the Pixel Dreams sim.  It’s certainly a good thing I brought my new umbrella (created by LISP, at the new Collabor88 event this month) because, even though the sun was peeking through the trees and struggling to push the clouds out of the way, you could tell the rain was surely on it’s way.

You know what they say… April showers… bring May flowers.

Oh, and for some reason my little walk, and the threat of rain showers, reminded me of one of my favorite Winnie the Pooh tales.  You can watch a little clip from it here.  Tut Tut! It Looks Like Rain!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural
Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Hilary – Carrot w/ Roots (mesh)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue
Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black
Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Magenta Plain
Dress: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Adara Cotton Long – Sunset (mesh)
Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat
Umbrella/Pose: LISP | Pandora Popstar – Rainy Days Umbrella (available at Collabor88)
Apr 8, 2012
Harlow

Tutorial: Harlow’s Photoshop Essentials

I’ve created a new tutorial for you all.  Once again, it’s pretty standard/basic.  People tend to edit a little differently from the next person so i’ve put together a step by step guide going through one of my edits from start to finish.  I’ve also included a simple little chart showcasing what some of the photoshop tools are that I specifically use. The tutorial also links to some other incredibly useful tutorials that have helped me in my photoshop/editing journey as well!  I hope it is useful to you! Check it out!