Jul 21, 2015
Harlow

Where do I go now I cannot go home?

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Credits

Hut: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach (available at Wayward Carnival)

Boat: Kalopsia | Isabeau Baragula (available at Indie Teepee)

Pillows: Kalopsia | Isabeau Baragula (available at The Epiphany)

Rug/Pillows: aikei | Qoop (available at Okinawa Summer Festival)

Clock: Haikei | Qoop (available at Okinawa Summer Festival)

Hanging Chairs: Zerkalo | danielestro & anaisterpellie

Lanterns: Kalopsia | Isabeau Baragula (available at The Epiphany)

Low Table: Kalopsia | Isabeau Baragula (available at The Epiphany)

Heart Door: 7 Emporium | Agustkov

Stars Poster:  7 Emporium | Agustkov

Cactus: Haikei | Qoop (available at Okinawa Summer Festival)

Jul 16, 2015
Harlow

If You Let My Soul Out

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Credits:

Body: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle – Lara

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Katra

Hair: Truth | Truth Hawks – Bijou

Jewelry: LaGyo | gyorgyna larnia – Shell Necklace/Earrings (available at July’s Collabor88)

Dress: Foxes | Nina Helix & Tyr Rozenblum – Splash Dress (available at July’s Collabor88)

Shoes: Fri.day | Darling Monday – Tess Platforms (available for Wayward Carnival)

Pose: Kirin Poses | Carolina Sautereau

Location: Blithe

Jul 16, 2015
Harlow

Blithe Photography Contest Winners

I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to the Blithe Photography Contest that took place. Every single entry was beautiful, unique, and captured the true spirit of the region. I spent a long time this morning sifting through all the entries trying to decide on the winners, and quite frankly in my book you are all winners. That being said, I promised a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize, so I must choose! Thank you so much to all of you who took the time and effort to enter the contest. Thank you for all of the love and support you have shown Blithe. Your artistic interpretations surpassed my expectations entirely.

Also, before mentioning our winners, I must send a shout out and a thank you to Ms. Sanura Snowpaw. Sanura was kind enough to contact me and offer additional gift cards for her store Somnia as an extra prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and also 8 honorable mention gift cards. It was such a kind gesture, that did not go unnoticed, and I’m certain the prize winners will love the extra surprise!

1st Place: Gorba McMahon: I am simply in awe of this image. The attention to detail is remarkable, and the way Mr. McMahon captured the spirit of Blithe in a single image is astounding. One of my favorite parts about this image is the tiny little waving avatar in the middle portion of the photo. (check out the full size version on flickr to see the little details) You can see him waving from afar as he travels across Blithe, discovering everything it has to offer. Mr. McMahon also linked to this awesome youtube link to correspond with the image which really helped to breathe even more life into the image.

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Second Place: Ayla Barzane: During the contest I would continually check the group to see which new images were popping up for the contest. When Ms. Barzane submitted her image and I saw it for the first time, I literally gasped out loud in complete awe and amazement. The color tones she chose to use in the image show a different side to a region that I’ve always envisioned as neutral and monotone. She brought a side of Blithe to life that I didn’t really realize existed, and has inspired me to add a little color to the sim in the future. Everything about this image is beautiful. Doesn’t it make you want to curl up on the beach with a good book, or someone you love?

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Third Place: Skip Staheli: I love this little detailed close up from Mr. Staheli. I love the story it tells, and the effort he put into creating a scene at Blithe. A few sea gulls, scavenging for lunch. The color palette he chose was perfect for this beach setting, and in my mind I can hear the seagulls singing, and the waves crashing against the shore as I soak in every part of this image.

3rdplace

 

As I said, I had a really hard time deciding on the winners for this contest. As I was sifting through all my choices, there were so many other images that stood out.  There are a few names and links of images I would like to make “honorable mentions” from the contest, that while they may not have received one of the top three prizes, their images still captured my heart. I chose 8 honorable mentions to feature since Sanura sent me 8 additional gift cards. I honestly could have thrown 20 honorable mentions together with how many great contest entries there were! These 8 were exceptional in there own special way! These are in alphabetical order:

Honorable Mentions:

Bijou Lee: Image – This one captivated me from the start. I love the kitty playing next to her and the lighting/shadow work.

GrizzyGrut: Image – What a clever perspective. I love the thought that went into this.

Felicity Blumenthal: Image 1 & Image 2  – I have to share both of Felicity’s because I simply couldn’t choose. Both are perfect.

JenniferKatie: Image - I love that she appears to be waiting for someone to arrive at the tavern. The anticipation was captured perfectly.

May Sims: Image – Such a sweet capture. I love seeing couples make use of the sim.

Perrain Berenohn: Image – Major points for point of view & perspective. Great peek through the curtains.

Samuel Moorsider: Image – There’s so much spirit in this image. I think it captures the soul of Blithe.

Terry Fotherington: Image - Rich color palette. Beautiful capture.

 

Thank you again so much to each of you for your participation in the contest. I will be contacting the contest winners with their prize money, additional Somnia gift cards. I will also be passing a little token gift card from Somnia to the honorable mentions.

 

Jul 14, 2015
Harlow

Those Things You Can’t Part With

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Do you have items which you can’t bear to part with? Whether it be in Second Life or real life, I feel as though we all come across those material items that we cling to with sentimental value. I envisioned that when I created this blog post & image today. I pretended each item had a special memory or moment attached to it.  The guitar from a time when a boy serenaded me… the bunny alarm clock… a token from my college years. The good luck horseshoe… stolen during a drunken night out at the bars. It’s fun to make up little memories for each treasured item. If you were to make a collage of items with memories attached, what would you include?

Credits

Room: Haikei | qo0op (available at July’s Kustom 9)

Wall Art: aikei | qo0op (available at July’s Kustom 9)

Stool: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns (available at Candy Fair 2015)

We Are Open Sign: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns (available at Candy Fair 2015)

Wardrobe: aikei | qo0op (available at July’s Kustom 9)

Balloon Tealights: Tarte | Alixxbella (available at Project Limited)

Pillows: Dust Bunny | lxlnoel (available at Seasons Story)

Ukulele: Dust Bunny | lxlnoel (available at Season s Story)

Rugs: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach 

Boxes: Floorplan | Tegan Serin (available at Wizard Faire 2015)

Magazines: Kalopsia | Isabeau Baragula (available at July’s Kustom 9)

Baskets:  Zerkalo | danielestro & anaisterpellie (available at Season s Story)

Table: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach

Milk Glass Jars: Willow Home | Weezey Warwillow

Alarm Clock: Dust Bunny | lxlnoel (available at Kawaii Project)

Horseshoe: Seven Emporium | Agustkov 

Wall Light: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne

Guitar: Zerkalo | danielestro & anaisterpellie (available at Indie Teepee)

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing 

Hair: Exile | Kavar Cleanslate (available at Hair Fair 2015)

Dress: Baiastice | Sissy Pessoa (available at July’s Collabor88)

Pose: Marukin | Valencia Southard  (available at July’s Collabor88)

Jul 9, 2015
Harlow

Anchors Away!

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Hi everyone! Sorry for such a delay in blogging the last week. It’s been a very busy real life week for me as I’ve worked 36 hours in a row the last three days. It’s not given me a lot of time to be in Second Life…and I MISS IT!

I would like to introduce you all to Valent1ne Apogee. Val is one of my nearest and dearest friends in SL. Not only is Val an SL friend but also a dear RL friend as well. There aren’t that many people in the world that I trust and adore, like I do Val.

Collabor88 this round is filled with mermaids, the beach, and tons of awesome. It’s making me crave a real life vacation right now. We are modeling quite a few items from this fantastic round.

Credits

On Valent1ne (on the right) 

Skin: Pink Fuel | Mochi Milena 

Hair: Pr!tty | karla Marama – Annna

Outfit: The Secret Store | Maylee Oh – Madison Romper (available at July’s Collabor88)

Necklace: Amala | Crystalny – The Shell Choker (available at July’s Collabor88)

Pose: Imeka |Natiwilliams

On Harlow:

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Katra

Hair: Truth | Truth Hawks – Malea

Sunglasses: Amala | crystalny – The Shell Shades (available at July’s Collabor88)

Outfit: The Secret Store | Maylee Oh – Madison Romper (available at July’s Collabor88)

Merkitten: MishMish | aime takaaki – Merkitten  (available at July’s Collabor88)

Pose: Imeka | Natiwilliams

Location: Blithe 

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