Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Rainbows for Luna!
Luna started the color challenge - the first challenge I successfully followed for a whole year! Can you believe it? In thanks and appreciation, the suggestion was made to take pictures of rainbows for Luna and dedicate a post to our experiences and appreciation.
I love the idea of a challenge around colors because, in a lot of ways, it's a fairly low bar. I've been afraid of the Alphabet challenge because it seems a bit more of a challenge than I can afford - especially given my dearth of skins. Colors, on the other hand, rather come naturally to me and are adaptable from one thing to another. And, as many people know, rainbows are my particular love. (The dress is not publicly available, but single color versions of it with black trim instead of white are purchasable from Falln Angel Creations. The rainbow version is MINE ALL MINE, though!)
I love them because they are one of the only things where being different is not only possible, but required for the rainbow to function. So often people laud diversity in the abstract, then attempt to crush it in the actual because it shows up in the form of dissent, or argument, or disagreement. The best rainbows, though, are when the green is the best green it can be, and the blue is at it's most blue, and the red is so very red it takes your breath away. Each color has to be itself - orange must be it's very orangeness, and purple cannot escape from being so very purple - in order for the rainbow to even be a rainbow. If yellow were not yellow, the rainbow would no longer exist.
So often in the world, people try to make blue or green people into yellow or red ones; people say they want rainbows, then demand everyone conform to orange, or purple, or teal. Many times the words obscure the actions, making people think diversity is there when it's not, but in a rainbow, if orange were to become green, then everyone would notice right away!
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyelashes: Flugeln Brise, Eyelashes 5A
Hair: Rezipsa Loc, Ellen - blond
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Wings: Falln Angel Creations, Deo Custom Wings
Dress: Falln Angel Creations, Deo Custom Gown
Ring 1: Alchemy Immortalis, Nestling Finger
Ring 2: Earthstones, Eternal Blossom Ring - Bouquet
Stockings: G Field, Button Socks - overknee offwhite
Shoes: De La Soul, Cavas Flats LoveFlowers
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only