Finding Your Piece

Finding your Piece

As I write, I am watching my Facebook feed pop up with all these crazy comments. Status updates that honestly should be left inside someones head instead of placed in a place where others are allowed to comment and view your wild ideas. I have my own views on the topics at hand, but I would rather not post them on Facebook and end up dragged into the whole out of control crazy train. If you do not know what I am talking about, then consider yourself lucky! I will however touch on a few of the topics, because it does involve blogging.

I am by no means a great blogger. I am a decent blogger in my eyes, and I do try to improve on my skills when I can. I am a crappy stylist. I leave that to my sister who can rock anything you give her and make it look like it was made for whatever she pairs it with. That being said, I do try to improve. I can look at my photos a year ago and say that I am certainly better than I was at that point. I think if your photos look the same, then your not really doing yourself any favors. Don’t you want to be more than just average? If you pride yourself on having raw SL shots and no photoshop added, then I guess your doing exactly what you want to do, but do not belittle the people who want more. A person has a right to their opinion after all. I do not know many designers who require no photoshop work for their bloggers. I do know some who ask for little photoshop work on the item, but that doesn’t mean the entire photo people!

The issue for me isn’t trying to figure out what the designer wants. They all want something different and there are so many designers now that my head spins. My job is to find out what I like. What do I do best and what do I enjoy doing. If that fits into a designers preference, then more than likely I will blog for that designer. I laugh at this concept now, because I use to be all about pleasing the designers. Gosh… I did so many fairs last year I would be in 2 or 3 at a time. I prided myself on doing event only blogging, because I thought that is what people wanted. People want to know the latest event and the latest releases. This is true without a doubt, but it was exhausting. After a solid year of doing this, I had to stop. I was killing myself blogging at least once a day. One blog for me takes time. I style and gather what I need for a photo and then I take the photo finally and then editing and writing. In all one blog takes me about 3 hours or so depending on distractions in RL. That is a lot of time… I realize that some people even take longer. Realistically, blogging twice to 3 times a week is all I really have time for. Once I figured this out, I then thought about the quality of work I wanted to put out. It may not be a graphic artist type of work, but its mine and I wanted to be proud of that. Sometimes I edit more than I should and sometimes I do not edit enough. Each post seems to be a learning process for me. It helps keep me from getting bored with it I think. I see some bloggers who blog the exact same way every time. Exact same editing every time. It is good editing, but it just gets old to me. What puts some above the others isnt the editing sometimes, but the styling. It just depends on blogger to blogger.

With this long drawn out explanation, I want to say that I do not always agree with others opinions about what a good blogger is or how to tell who is better than the others. What I do agree on is that every opinion is to be respected. If you don’t agree, then that’s fine. Keep it to yourself or write a post about it if you feel so inclined to do so. What you should NEVER do is attack another person for their views. That is where the line is drawn and where you become the person who is wrong. The other person’s opinion could be just awful, but you make yourself look like the worse person out there when you go after another. Why do people not see that? Maybe it is hard to see when some have other issues which cloud their judgment, but when it happens frequently from the same person, then you learn a lesson in it. Lesson from all this…. Do not engage said person in any way for any reason! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Iza Lelutka head applier

Head: Lelutka- Simone

Eyes: IKON– Odyssey eyes in dusk

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Hair: little bones- Axis @ N21

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Valarie set @ The Instruments 

Bracelet: The Forge– Gypsy Bracelets

Top: 1992– Wrap top in black

(photo is edited, and hair is edited around the edges)

Before and After

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Are your big boy pants in the wash?

Are your big boy pants in the wash?

Lately there has been a lot of drama on Facebook. I have sat back for the past week with a bowl of popcorn watching the show unfold as if I could just read every detail of each persons side of things because that is how detailed some of the posts and comments were. I do not deal with these people personally, and reading all of this has made me thankful that I mostly like to stay alone. What reason would even motivate me to mix with people who could potentially go off at a moments notice. I have found that Second Life is full of people who use others to gain something. I have found that Second Life is full of crazy people who make false claims to gain pity. I have found that Second Life is full of mentally ill people who only claim to have an issue when something doesn’t go their way. Otherwise it is all smiles right? I do know that there are good people in Second Life. I have met quite a few of them, but I am certainly not motivated to make new friends because of all the drama. Take a little note and stop venting every little issue you have with someone on Facebook. It is a tad ridiculous! It is one thing to vent about a situation and another to call people out and have back and forth statuses about someone because you want to out them or whatever the case may be. I am speaking on about 5 different “fights” I have witnessed just in the last week. Also, if something doesn’t go your way show some grace… and maybe get out of Second Life for a while to gain some sort of perspective. Making something of yourself in a virtual world means absolutely nothing. You may claim that it means something to you and it would mean the world and blah blah blah… In reality, your success is based on you sitting in front of a computer. It’s really nothing. Your much needed “SLebrity” status is null and void because it means nothing. Put your big boy pants on and get over it and move on. There is only so many times that someone can “cry wolf” on being slandered or hurt or taken advantage of before it becomes a spectacle. Rant over… TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Pumens– Manuela TMP mesh head applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in glass

Hair: TRUTH- Foxy @ Uber

Shirt: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Daria Vest @ FAD Event

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Yves Pants @ FAD Event

Shoes: CandyDoll- Jennie in Chocolatte @ Collabor88

Respect

Respect

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.

Malcolm X

Credits:

Skin: Pumens– Manuela TMP mesh head applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in glass

Hair: LeLutka– Dakota

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Breyanna dress w/ arm bracers @ Penumbra Fashion Week

Shoes: Essenz- Tennessee @ Geeks’n’Nerds

With the weather begins to change

When the weather begins to change

Hey, just stopping by after watching the first week of high school football kick off. I can now sit in my chair and relax on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and watch football instead of the computer screen. I absolutely love football!

On another note, I wanted to let you all know that Essenz will be changing up a few things. She is working on the mainstore lately and will be adding something. You can purchase every color separate or you can purchase each individual fatpack like normal. There will also be a complete fatpack of all 12 colors available. I kind of want to beg her for a fall fatpack this year. Who is with me? lol Also, Bologna in olive gray is available as a gift for group VIP members. The group is only 350L to join. I know some people hate to pay for groups, but you get a ton of free shoes and she is SOOO generous. It is completely worth it. GO SHOP! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Swallow– Roberta TMP head applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: Buzz– Bewitched eyes in ocean

Hair: Magika– Cardigan

Hat: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Emilia hat @ FAD

Jewelry: (Yummy)– Pearl and Diamond set

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Edith dress @ FAD

Shoes: Essenz– Bologna

Let The Leaves Begin To Fall

Let the leaves begin to fall

My absolute favorite time of year is the fall. Autumn has this pull which makes me fall in love. It of course has to do with it getting cooler. It’s something about bundling up in a sweater and feeling the cool breeze touch your cheeks. The colors are warm and inviting and well… I just had to show off this outfit by Wicca’s Wardrobe which SCREAMS fall! Right up my alley and you can get this Autumn statement piece at The Instruments which opens August 18th. Hope you enjoy! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Swallow– Roberta TMP head applier

Body: Maitreya- Lara Mesh Body

Hair: Exile- Memory Bliss @ Collabor88

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Jude Headpiece @ The Instruments

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Judith dress @ The Instruments

Waiting for the Light

Waiting for the Light

Today I feel like the wind has been completely knocked out of me. Not in the mood for a long drawn out blog today. I think I may be taking a little break from blogging soon. I have a lot on my mind and things are going on in RL and I just need some space from things lately. I will let everyone know when this does happen. There has to be light at the end of this tunnel. Thank you for reading my posts all the time. I do appreciate my readers. TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Iza applier for Lelutka

Head: Lelutka– Stella

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Eyes: IKON– Odyssey eyes in Sky

Hair: no.match- No Trouble @ Hair Fair 2015

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Kandira Headpiece in silver @ The Instruments

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo– Inermis sleeves

Bracelets: Pure Poison– Danielle Bracelets

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Agony Dress in black @ The Instruments

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Mannon Spiked Heels @ The Instruments

Tempest Blog and Credits Here

Can’t be late for tea

Can't Be Late for Tea

You never want to be late for tea, or so I am told. I am running a little late at the moment, but it is better late than never. FAD started on June 28th and runs until the end of July. The theme is “Sundae Season” and has some really cute items. One of these is this darling tea time outfit I put together from Wicca’s Wardrobe. When you purchase the dress, it come with a HUD which allows you a little freedom to pick the fabric and pattern that you would like in that color. This purple outfit is discounted for the event at 30% off of the regular price. Kind of a steal really. Ok, I think I am done rambling so you can go enjoy your shopping trips! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Iza applier for Lelutka

Head: Lelutka– Stella

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body

Hair: Truth– Ishya

Hat: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Teatime hat in purple @ FAD Fashion Event

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe- Summer Breeze dress in purple @ FAD Fashion Event

Broken Down

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There is a time in every cancer patients journey where they feel like they are on this road alone. That their car has broken down and they are stranded and can’t see the road ahead. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is there to help show that they are not going through this process alone. They offer support and education so that they can fully beat this horrible disease. Please know that every donation that you make towards the Rock Your Rack event will go to this great cause. Today, I want to show you another designer who is helping by donating her time and 50% of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Wicca’s Wardrobe is who is responsible for this stunning Nephele Gown. With this gown you receive the dress, hat, and gloves with the jewels. Wicca’s creations never disappoint and are always made with great care to detail as I hope you can see in this photo. This dress really is a must see! Rock Your Rack will begin on September 1st so please go ahead and mark your calendars! TOOTLES

Credits:

Skin– Lara Hurley – Ivy in natural tan

Body: Slink- Physique Mesh Body

HairTRUTH– Dove in Gingers

Dress, Hat, and Gloves– Wicca’s Wardrobe- Nephele Gown @ Rock Your Rack