Sunday, May 6, 2012

2012 Color Challenge: Week 19 - Pueblo

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I've been really enjoying how much easier it is to go out and about since I fixed my computer settings so that Second Life runs well - these pictures in Pueblo were a dream to take, even running at high. I also got a chance to enjoy a wonderful display at the Linden Endowment for the Arts, which I'm making a page about and will likely be posting about more in the future. I reached far back into my inventory to put together this Pueblo look - all the way to one of Silent Sparrow's limited edition releases, which she used to put out every few months. Her store's been mostly quiet for a long while now, but I think you can see why I hold out hope of her returning in force in the gorgeous detailing of this outfit. Silent Sparrow was the first pay group I ever joined, and I can remember stalking her lucky chairs for hours to get the glorious contents. This outfit came with two skirts, and also a set of matching arm warmers I'm not wearing - I love the warmer cuffs, though, and the longer skirt allows for a much more decorous, less garter-flashing style.

I added on a jewelry set from artME fashion in simple wood to match the browns, and hunted out this gorgeous cinnamon hair from Wasabi Pills to match. It's mesh, but not rigged, and based on some time spent this afternoon trying to work around my new ears, non-rigged mesh is as customizable as their equivalent prims. The ears are my newest purchase, and mark a shift from me in my ears - I moved from faerie ears in the prims to these gorgeous, layered Seelie ears from Illusions. They don't yet come with the attached jewelry, but on the plus side they are completely tintable (on a HUD) and customizable (yes, also non-rigged mesh). I still have some work to do to make these fit perfectly, and I have some layered shadows to mess with, but I think I did pretty well at setting them up. Finally, my shoes are my favorite Flower Pumps from G Field, one of the only shoes in my entire sizable inventory to match the reddish-brown of Pueblo.

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One of my recent frustrations - wanting to have a handle on what's going on at the LEA Sims - has led to my latest project - a review of the sims, their functions, and hopefully eventually details like how long they are in the hands of each artist, maybe some more details about the artists, etc... I may at some point expand it to include a few other art sims I like outside of the LEA sims; I love Split Screen, for example, though they do pretty well at sharing what's going on in their land. I have an internal drive to try to explore art, and Second Life is perfect for that; not only can art be made relatively easily, but also it can be experienced in three dimensions. My favorite art is when sound and self-incorporation (poses in different art things) are included; someday I'd like to make art of my own - true art, not just combined photographs.

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( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose (promotional item)
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow MESH (promotional item)
Ears: Illusion,
Eyelashes 1: *X*plosion, Prim Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Mock, Morrocan Indifference Eyeshadow (group gift)
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss - Lepore Red
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Annette2 Mesh Hair (promotional item)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Jewelry: artMEfashion, Driftwood
Outfit: Silent Sparrow, Rustnoir
Heels: G Field, Flower Pumps "Eve"

Poses: Glitterati

Location: Fae Varriale
Light Settings: Places Greed 2

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only