Saturday, September 27, 2014

That Time of Year Again.... Burn2 is on the Way

Breakfast on the Playa this morning. I'm doing a simple camp this year, not trying to be clever or have any sort of message, just creating a quiet oasis in all the dust and cacophony of sounds and visuals. I've  "stepped up" and taken on one of the Ranger Leads, trainer/educator. Training ends on the 1st, so I guess I just get to party:)

Friday, August 29, 2014

May Your Past Be the Sound Of Your Feet Upon the Ground

Carry On



I've been back at RL work a few weeks and have had very little time to play around. So.... short and sweet...




AWESOME hair by LoQue at The Dressing Room Fusion all color huds (fat pack) and a bargain at 70L

Necklace is an old gift (ty MC Widget) from the Second Life Burning Man Celebration, today known as Burn2. The RL event is at it's peak this weekend. Please come and participate.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coming Soon - The Creation of The 2014 Burn2 and a Gift to Wear


Under Construction.

Get your creative juices flowing. Plots are now available here. Come, be a part of the experience in Second Life that is a real regional chapter of Burning Man, existing on the Virtual Playa.  Learn more about Burn2 here. Many of you know that several of the ideas on which the Second Life Community is built upon, were envisioned after Linden Lab's founder, Philip Rosedale, attended Burning Man in 1999. While the real life Burning Man is coming together in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to open less than a month away, The Second Life, Burn2, is also under construction. Burn2 will run October 18-26, 2014.

We, as residents, have created our diverse, immersive world that we love. We share experiences, music, poetry, art, building, dance, story-telling, knowledge, skills, friendship and so much more. Participation in the Second Life version of Burning Man is a way to rediscover, or discover, what makes all of this come together in a unique experience for many of us.

The Man Burns 2013

Burning Man is based on 10 Principles:


Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.


Gifting
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.


Decommodification
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.


Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.


Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.


Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.


Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavour to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.


Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.


Participation
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.


 
To read more, visit the official website of Burning Man, here.


This Year's Ticket



While many are getting ready to join the Caravan to Burning Man at the end of next month, we who cannot go, can begin to dream and build and get ready for Burn2. In the spirit of gifting, I am offering the first of my gifts at this time. Available now, here, on the Market Place is my Caravan Wagon, a freebie.




Offered as copy and mod, feel free to change and retexture.

Not Too Big and Unisex

Come Along









Monday, July 7, 2014

Major Construction - Installed a Pool This Weekend

A great "60L Weekend" find was this pool at MiChiGaN's ShAcK. Yes, there are some naughty animations, (TY Michigan. ;) ) but a there's G menu as well, for couples or solo. There is a very nice selection of poses/animations for the pool side or in water. You can also use your own animations for swimming and fluttering around. There's a huge pool area as well as a spa with jets. I had to re-landscape and terriform the side of my house, but so far I am pleased with the progress.









Sunday, July 6, 2014

LOTD Sunday Casual

The skirt is a Freebie find from FAC and comes with this great belt adorned with jewels and fine detail.





Credits:

skirt and belt - FAC Joni Maxi Skirt and Belt
shoes - Lorna by Baby Monkey with color change HUD
skin - Cherry by Curio
hair - Abbey by (elikatria)
jewelery - me

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LOTD - New Stuff From LouLou&Co at Rhapsody and Baby Monkey

I went to the event fashion mall, Rhapsody and found this cute sun dress, from LouLou&Co. Rhapsody is set up in small areas themed to a music genre.  It is a well set up event and lag is low.

 What I like best about the dress, Veruschka, is that it has a HUD with 15 fabric choices and 15 belt choices. I only had to adjust my avatar a little to have no gaps on the bodice.


Here are a few of my favorite textures in the selection:



The other new find are these cute wood heeled sandals, Lorna, from Baby Monkey. They also have a color change HUD with tons of choices. When they came out last week, they were 1/2 price to members. I'm not sure if they are still discounted.


They are for only Slink Feet, which I finally bought. I am rather ambivalent about one maker of avatar attachments being the only one that designers are making an item to fit. I finally acquiesced after Jessica Lyon's talk at the SL11B event, in reference to Linden Lab working on a different viewer. We need to continue to buy, make things and participate in SL as a community. It will be years before the new viewer, and SL may go on long after that. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy my new mesh items. I'm sure a year from now, these will be in a box in my inventory. But they will be here on my blog hopefully forever:)

My Mountain Meadow in Summer

In keeping with what I said last week about blogging more and saving more SL images, I am trying for a couple posts today of pics I have taken the past week. First, I have put in more flowers and grasses in the mountain meadow on my sim. I am quite happy with the result. Everything was in my inventory with the exception of a small grouping of flowers and buzzing bees and insects from Two Moon Gardens. I was so impressed with the display from them at SL11B, that I had to visit.  (repeated here 4x)

(Summer Weeds from Two Moon Gardens)
The other grasses, trees and flowers are from many, many creators. When mesh came out awhile ago I replaced most all of my prim plants to get more stuff into my Homestead Sim.




This picture is my RL herb garden at dusk.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun at SL11B

These pics are from Ginger Lorekete's build, Immersive Art. I have loved her stuff for several years now.





and then there are the freebies.........


The hat of all hats, and this crate of fruit and a blender just to show a couple............ who has the rum?

I finally got to listen to Jessica Lyon's talk from yesterday. All this hoopla about Linden Labs working on another platform is no need to panic. She is so right; keep on enjoying SL, build, buy and connect. I want to add... blog, even if as I do for my own "scrapbook". It's the only way we will be able to remember our inventory as we cast away the stuff we no longer use. I cleaned out 30K of my inventory today of clothing and pictures/textures I will never use. I am now just short of 75K.