Challenge #1 Avatar/Hope in a box

Well, Vanessa Blaylock has begun her 2015 challenges.  Each week she will feature an artist and his/her work.  We then get to use our creativity and share with everyone.  The first artist was: Hugh Kretschmer.  Vanessa mentioned that he lovingly places outfits and avatar parts in a box, so I tried to do the same.  Ever so lovingly.  I chose some of the sweetest things I could live with in a box.  Including granny’s cookies.:P

Avatar in a box

I ended up building my first box in SL, primmy and noobish, but it seemed to work.  I placed some objects, that I thought would be nice to have all to myself in “MY,” box.  The box was big enough to have me inside of it.  I noticed the body parts he uses in his art, so I used different trigger pieces that resembled body parts.  Even though they were in the form of a lamp, and bust.  My avatar is also missing legs.

Avatar in a box-view No.2

I hope you enjoy this out of the box and unique challenge.   I tried to get my avatar to fit in a box literally.  I am not good with tight spaces. Need lots of leg room and pillows. 😛

Here is a link to this challenge:  http://vanessablaylock.com/blog/challenge-avatar-box/ and here is the flickr challenges 2015 flickr group, where you can see what others came up with Challenges 2015

Credits:

{anc} comet. / pillow / casiopea
The Secret Store – Granny’s Cookie Platter – For Default Avatar
[ keke ] curiosity bust – here
MudHoney Leg Lamp blue
O.M.E.N – Dear John – Pin Up Calendar
*C:K* Curious Kitties Freebies!- Broken Doll hands
{vespertine}-crayons
8f8 – 14. Our Secret Hideout – Little Sketchbook
8f8 – Vintage Birds II – Mister Heart
Sway’s Chalk Paint (floor)
The Secret Store – Misha Oversized Coat – Brown Plaid –
DRD-Post apocalyptic Prostethic Legs
Maitreya * Dirty * BF Jeans Shorts
LISP – Mesh – Juliette Clock – Touch for Times – Brass
.:EMO-tions:. * BELLA DONNA * pose & hair
Maitreya Mesh Body used
Slink lids and lashes

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Hope’s-YOU’RE SUCH A CARD!

Although I participated and joined the ranks of awesome sl residents in creating a selfie card for Vanessa Blaylock’s challenge, I didn’t blog or add any information regarding this event.  I was caught up with rl holidays and I joined last minute as she had cards to spare. (my apologies Vanessa 😦 – )  Interested sl residents created their version of a card.  I ended up with the King of Hearts.  For there was no Queen left.  So, I tried to incorporate masculinity of my avi.  I am not very masculine js. 😛  But, I put on a tat – mustache, some short hair by Shi, and I remembered I had purchased the robe from Devious Minds, awhile back.  The blue version for me, and red for a friend.  So, I went back there to get the red version.  I love that robe.

Anywho, then last minute Vanessa needed some volunteers to do last minute card, I had time to spare, so I also recreated the 9 of diamonds.  I enjoyed taking out some time to do these, as they kept my creative mind open.  If there is something I enjoy about SL, it is the photos people come up with.  So, without further ado, here is my very late post.Card: King of Hearts 15995847826_69b35701fa_o

V A N E S S A B L A Y L O C K / C O M P A N Y
Virtual Public Art.com
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For event info & occasional group chat, join VB Friends:
http://world.secondlife.com/group/1d298c4b-50bb-7003-146f-5f5b8ec68449
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YOU’RE SUCH A CARD!
http://blog.virtualpublicart.com/post/100853364558/selfie-playing-cards
THE DECK IS FULL!!

Credits:

The King of Hearts = !dM deviousMind “Her Majesty” **RUBY**

.Shi Hair : Blown

[Tia] Crown Jewels scepter

[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y Mustache Your Lips – black [ C ]

Skin- Will update

Pose-Will update

9 of Diamonds = Elysium

Hair-will update

Pose-will update

Vanessa I.O.U=Will catch up to your other challenges ❤

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The Virtual World According to Hope-Create a book cover to show your avatar in fiction-Meme

Final-1

This post is for the Monday Meme theme hosted by Strawberry Singh.  I haven’t had a lot of time to do much blogging with all of the in-world and real world living, it is quite a juggling act.  I have been trying to catch up and find my SL self.  These memes allow me to bring out and share my creative side in SL.  So thank you for that Ms. Berry and friends who always encourage me to try these memes.  I hope you will enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed coming up with a book cover.

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Hope’s-Second Life Helpful Tools Meme

Dancing with the Daisies

“Don’t let anyone trample on your daisies… not even you.” Jane Lee Logan-

Credits:

[theSkinnery]Alice 4 (toffee)

ISON – amelia lace gown -(snow)

“”D!va”” Hair “Flora”

*Farouche*New Bright Roman Brown

MadPea Dear Daisies

AnyPose Expression  Hud

Animare Pose & Animation System

Slink hands & Feet

collage of daisies

Meme Instruction: Share a screenshot of your viewer setup and/or a list of tools/HUDS you guys use to make your Second Life experiences better. Don’t forget to leave a comment in this post with a link so we can all come and stalk you. If you share a screenshot, feel free to share them in the Blog Memes Flickr group.

screen huds

1.  I received the  Animare Pose & Animation System by YT Recreant Hud, as a gift from a special friend.  I found that using the Animare Hud, was great help, especially when moving the body parts to its desired position.  You can achieve more flexibility with this tool, and your avatar will be able to achieve a closer position to the look you want.  Above, I was able to tilt her head a bit better, where she could face the very grouchy daisy. 😛  Her face wasn’t as constricted.

2.  The AnyPose Expression  Hud by Phate Shepherd, was suggested to me a while back.  There are so many facial expressions your avatar can make.  You are able to pucker your lips, frown, shift eyeballs to look in different directions.  This tool is great, helps in achieving a good stare down.

3.  As we enter, into the start of March 2014 Round of Arcade-one of the best things to have, is of course the Arcade Pre-loader HUD.  It will surely help in your long-awaited shopping/gacha-ing!

4.  Also, I find that props, which in this case are the daisies-always makes photos more fun!  Of course always helps in making your photos extra special and helps us achieve the message we want to share.  These are extremely fun to own.  They are still available in Mad City.  There are 5 to collect.

daisy group

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Hope floats…

Here I go.

hopefloats

So today’s Monday Meme, was per request, by Winter Jefferson for the lovely Strawberry Singh.  She has been going through things and could use some “love,” and support.  First, I would like to share and embed this little video in which I shared with a very special friend of mine only days ago as she too, is going through a difficult time. 😦  This is a part of a movie that I think about, I hope it will help you during this very difficult time, and remind you, just how special you are Ms. Berry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H50llsHm3k

 

Take a few moments on your blogs or chosen social media to tell us about a time you faced your own personal nadir.  When were you at your lowest point? How did you pull through and triumph to become the dazzling specimen of humanity you are today? When you reached out… who was there to help you back up again?

What gave you hope?

For me personally, going through the loss of my mother in 2005, was the time when I was stuck in a rut.  I think I can still see and feel the repercussions of losing her in my life.  As far as hope it’s where I learned to become a bit stronger and always hope.  Although not too long ago, I did experience a sort of loss, emotionally and on a more professional level.  I did hit my hopeless point over and over again, but I have awesome friends.  They have helped me through it all.  You are blessed to be surrounded with such friends too.  I only had a handful of friends to help me cope recently and are still helping me at this very moment.  I thank you my friends.  When you read this you will know who you are!

The photo above is supposed to be my interpretation of HOPE floats.  To me it means, that even when it seems hope has left your side, it doesn’t mean that it leaves us forever,  but only temporarily.  It will come around once again, if you let it, because it is inside of each and everyone of us.  It is a select few that help us get through the pain and sorrow, as we open up ourselves and begin to hope again.  I wish you all the best and anyone else that is going through a difficult time.  Big hugs as well.  I have come to the conclusion that hugs are medicinal to the soul.

Credits:

Clothes:  Zaara  ZC : Vayu  *dust*

Hair .:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN*

Props-HOPE wearable floating cloud, can be purchased in Marketplace:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Hope-wearable-floating-cloud/4533480?id=4533480&slug=Hope-wearable-floating-cloud

IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Brown

Slink Mesh Hands & Feet

Skin-*League* Jen Suntan Olive

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein

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HOPE’s Zodiac Meme

My horoscope for today reads:

 Today August 11, 2013

daily overview

You may be a little obsessive today — especially when you’re reminded of a debt someone owes you. It may not have anything to do with cash, but it still can cause some stress.

(Oh wow! is also true) lol

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Hello peeps.  Its been a while since I actually had the desire to blog about something.  A good friend of mine managed to convince me, to try a Strawberry Singh meme.  Which will be my very first blog trying out one of her challenges.   It is the Zodiac meme.   I actually had my avatar in this look I chose, for over  a week now.  Swimming around the big ole’ sl grid, and trying to decide what kind of photo I wanted to take.  I think I was spotted out and about, in various places, like in MadCity rain, Collabor88, a meeting at an undisclosed location, SL Fashion Week, and various other places.  So, I was a busy little Pisces trying to find her way around the  oceans of second life and its many splendors.  In the photo below, I used the *FN* Pisces poses,  which is a commonly used symbol of this zodiac signs with two fishes swimming around, one upwards and the other downwards.

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Hope’s Color Challenge-Blue & Coral

The 52 weeks of color challenge has been a fun side activity to take part in, although admittedly, haven’t been consistent, in posting.  Here are two of the looks, I enjoyed putting together.  Mixing and matching is usually what I do, as I go through the inventory clutter.  The first one is the first year’s second color choice of, “blue.”

Year 1, Color No.2-Blue

blue fixed

Passion4Fashion-Blue Corset, Garter, Stocking Set.
SF Design est. 2004-sf design audrey gloves
-Glam Affair- Fiora Antlers Bluette
ezura + Jester Latex Ballerina *Black Tutu (c) ezura Xue
Blue Puke-Rose Olive Doe (naminaeko)
MG – Earrings and necklace all
SLink Ashia Point Ballet Slipper 2.0 Onyx
Essences Thursday 01 *moonlight* brown
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Brown
TRUTH HAIR Denee – Browns

blue fixed two

I actually enjoyed this look especially since, my favorite color in the spectrum is every shade of blue.

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