Sunshine of my life

new beach house

new beach house

leinikki chair

new beach house

garden flower piano

Sunshine of my life, apple of my eye – because of my 15 years old son and his Confirmation Day Party I have been veeeery busy in RL. It is getting colder and darker day by day so it is great to escape – even 15 minutes – to my new beach house paradise. I recently found bunch of great new shops, but what you see in pics are mostly old stuff. My absolute favorite is Leinikki arm chair – it has beautiful texture and Leinikki means Buttercup flower in Finnish. I have no idea if the creator of this chair has some Finnish background or is the name just co-incidence.

  • modified Kis Kis Retro Beach House
  • DaD DESIGN Tropical plot/skybox (32x32mt) old HOMESTUFF hunt gift
  • KIDD Creation REAL GRASS*GREEN MEADOW*MIXED POPPY*10x10x0.8*FLATSQUARE 2
  • DaD DESIGN “Curved Palm Trees mod.01 with animations” 100% mesh
  • Kaerri’s garden flower piano *
  • Vintage mirror with lights, bronze. Myrrine
  • Armchair Leinikki pink. Myrrine
  • Thaino Designs Sophie large sofa. sits 2 avs with anim menu (mesh)
  • Thaino Designs kara bed with animation menu
  • {SMS} carrot pants
  • other furniture old from *ionic*

* promotional copy

 

 

Avec mes souvenirs

something new
large pic: wearing CoCo sale items, skinny jeans, suede boots, sweater. pose by !bang twisted collection

 

I have been in SL since 2006. My most active years have started 2009 – after that I has been inworld regularly daily/weekly/monthly – depending how busy my RL is.

I regret only one thing: why don’t I start blogging earlier! Or at least take more pics! When I now look back my old entries and pics, I can easily remember houses, environments, lights and shadows, what did I saw when I stand at my old living room/bedroom/balcony and turned over…

I am thinking of this because during next year I might have an opportunity to test/use Oculus Rift. If only seeing my avatar living and moving on the screen impacts me quite powerfully, I can not imagine how it feels when SL experience is even more alive.

I am not a very good SL (commercial) blogger because I use my old furniture a lot. They bring back memories and using old stuff suits also with my mixed reality profile: IRL I have always loved second hand shops, flea markets and old, recycled things. If I am an anti-consumerist IRL, why would I change that attitude inworld. I lovelovelove talented SL content creators, but I do not want buy stuff just for a one pic. Everything you see, is just like I live my SL.

Love at first sight

johadez

JoHaDeZ. Poetic furniture. Totally new for me before visiting their Home & Garden Expo shop. They have everything  – decoration, plants, furniture, wall art – and everything is high quality mesh with great animations. I just love this shop – it is fresh and poetic indeed but not too sweet.

 

The (Meme) Monkey House

SS‘s new meme entry by Pics by Peep introduced me PicMonkey. I had some flower fun with it as you can see… I have been aware of PicMonkey, but I have been happily using Pixlr Express which is very easy to use, very stylish and sleek and have no ads. Pixlr Express has great adjustment tools, nice overlays and effects and HUGE collection on frames and stuff.

dearoldhouse_001

dearoldhouse_002

summercottage_003

I deleted my old house (or not deleted, took back to inventory) and bought a new one from Designer Prims closing sale. This summer cottage has texture change menu, you can change inside/outside walls, floor and windows and the house was only 50 L$.

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After I tested PicMonkey, I decided to do my own very quick and dirty introduction about Pixlr Express. It is rather boring without voice/music, but I did not wanted to make voice narration in english and my finnish voice over was full of  coughing and other weird noises 😀 At the same time, this is also a introduction to Camtasia Studio. I have Adobe Premiere also, but editing machinima or creating tutorials like this (usually with voice;)) CS is much more quicker to use. Trial version 30 days, pricing reasonable. So my answers to SS’s teach me meme are more like tips, not a lessons:

  1. If you want adfree online editing without any money, try out polished looking Pixlr Express – it is so easy you don’t even need any tutorials for that.
  2. If you want to make good looking tutorials or edit machinima, use Camtasia Studio.
  3. If you want to make a SL-machinima, buy 3D mouse/space navigator, film your raw material with Fraps and edit/produce it with Camtasia. And plan and practise before filming! Every pose, every movement, every camera angle…

I lost my head, I even looked under the bed

IRL I am a writer and author, published/wrote 5-6 books – depends how you do the math. My last book (about internet dating) was published 2011 and after that I have not written much. I have been little worried about my none-writing, but I know I still have ideas and passion to do things.

So today – after I made my earlier blog entry – I went shopping poses from aDORKable 50 % sale. And Oh My God I shopped! 40-50 new poses on my inventory and I think I am going back many times.

25 days of poses is a nice pack and when I tested it at my home, I soon realized I could tell something mixed reality related from each pose/pose pic. 

pinkdress_001

My current life is 50-50 life. I have my kids living with me one week and one week I live alone – expect not. I spend my childless week with my boyfriend (can you say BOYfriend if he is over 40 LOL). When I kiss him goodbye after carefree week I have mixed feelings day or two: I enjoy being with my wonderful children but I also miss my man.

Thank god my sons have so much going on every week I don’t have time to daydream.

My RL bedroom is actually very similar with my present SL bedroom. It is quite big and there’s two major things: my bed and my writing desk with PC. Only colors are more bold and deep, not pink or peach but red and orange.

Trinity Dress Black/Pink from Purple Moon Creations. Pose aDORKable 25 days of poses, day 3 pose.