Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Iced Earth is now closed down

I have come to the conclusion that I have been spreading myself a little too thin with so many projects in Second Life. I should be having more fun and working less. So with that in mind, I am closing this blog.

Fear not, I will be around. Might even get more art done now that I have more time on my hands.

It is fitting that I should close the blog just a day before my third rezzday. Three years as an SL blogger.. quite a ride. I am excited to find out what awaits me in the future.

I am lucky to have found such amazing friends through SL. I have a family here. I am happy and content. I feel like I can stand on my own two feet in a way I may not have been able to when I joined, end of July, 2010.

I love seeing people flourish in what they do. The creativity I see every day in SL is very inspiring. I take on projects because I love building and creating as well as seeing what other people do. But one can not do everything all the time. So it is time to move on.

I wish all my readers the best for the future. Have a great August.

Birds of a feather

This lovely pattern on the dress made me want to revisit Indigo Aviary. It is as beautiful as ever. A lovely place dedicated to all kinds of birds.

Outfit details:

Skin: YS&YS: Liu, Blush, Current The Dressing Room item
Hair: LoQ Hair: Cognac, fatpack, Current The Dressing Room item
Dress: Toki-Doki: Mira, Swallows, Old The Dressing Room item
Shoes: League: Neve Boots, mesh, grey
Eyes: Amacci: Look #1, Free gift eyes at Second Pride
Ring: Mousey: Kitty ring, b&w cat hunt (old)

Poses: Ribbon: Ribbon51

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Daughter of Gears, The Rabbicorn, Standby

Have you seen This Trilogy of Poetic Narratives, the beautiful Machinima by Bryn Oh? Beginning with The Daughter of Gears, followed by The Rabbicorn and ending in Standby, the Trilogy is a breathtaking feat of imagination, narrative storytelling and artistic vision. Produced with the help of a grant from Ontario Arts Council and hosted by IBM, this project shows, what amazing things one can do with and in virtual environments. The story is also available as a book.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I got to have my sunshine

Outfit details:

Shoes: N-core: Chance, Noir Intense
Jacket: BOOM: Duveteux, Rayonnant, Pitch
Skirt: League: Nyx, Black
Top: GATO: Egg Army, current TDR
Skin: Al Vulo: Aisha, Lil choco, TDR
Eyes: Al Vulo: Goldbunny, Marron Glace
Hair: A&A: Celine, Moonlight

Pose: Adore&Abhor: FP Model pose 1

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Expressing Luv

Expressions of the Mind Art Gallery has a new location and new build. The charity Free2Luv And USC Textures are working together to house a great selection of art, to run the gallery and to promote it, and of course to spread word about the important cause.

Free2Luv is a charity working to promote kindness and end bullying. Read more about it from the official website. Leather Aeon, manager of USC Textures Tomb and sim, is an officially recognized representative of the charity in SL. See his "extraordinary peeps of the week" profile on their website. (Scroll down).

The gallery has only been up for a couple of days and the first floor has already been rented out to talented artists from around the grid. Visit the gallery soon and contact Free2Luv Resident for further details on renting your own space.

I have a spot there too and think that combining art with a good cause this way is a fabulous idea

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Night

Outfit Details:

Outfit: Plastik: Funera Collection, a big pack of clothes, Fifty Linden Fridays this wkl
Skin: Plastik: Astrali: Stratus, Fifty Linden Fridays this wkl
Eyes: Al Vulo: Goldbunny marron glace eyes
Hairbase: Tukinowaguma: Bertina, Ebony
Hair: LoQ: BerryJuice, LeftSided, FatPack, promo on Marketplace

Pose: Olive Juice: Zombie Nurse

Candy Color Day at The Beach

Outfit details:

Skin: Gaall: Geneve, Vintage, Summer Festival Gift
Eyes: BND: Colorfull Eyes Set, Aqua
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Deck Shoes (Thanks Pixie!)
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Giselle Mesh Hair - Crystal pink ( they have pink and purple colors of their hair often up for 50L fridays)
Bangles: Phoebe: Soft Summer, Mesh, Summer Festival Gift
Ring: SuPerBia: Birds, Summer Festival Gift
Dress: Leri Miles Designs:  Raquel, Summer Festival Gift

Poses: Elephante Poses: Get Loose, 3, Summer Festival Gift


Some of the gifts in this blog post were dollarbies, some free.

Outfit Details:

Hair: Wasabi Pills: Giselle, Red Pack, Rouge
Skin: Young And Vain: Mia
Shoes: Armony:  Igs73 Summer, Summer Festival Gift
Hairband: Les Petits Details: Rona, Blue, Summer Festival Gift
Bag: BSD Design Studio: Prestissimo Clutch, green, Summer Festival Gift
Makeup: MC: Pouty Gloss, Wild Color, Cyan, Summer Festival Gift
Sunglasses: Innuendo: Sunglasses 1.2 by Ciccia Bergamasco, Summer Festival Gift
Outfit: DAF02: Isabelle Outfit, Aqua, Summer Festival Gift
Belly Ring: Chop Zuey: Hana-Shobu, Summer Festival Gift
Eyes: YS&YS: Ipnotic, Brown

Poses: Elephante Poses: Get Loose, 1, Summer Festival Gift

Location: Miami Beach - Florida 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Got this dress from really good friends. Had to show you guys.

Outfit details:

Skin: Ys&Ys: Giada, Electric, TDR Fusion
Eyes: YS&YS: Ipnotic, Brown (with the skin)
Hair: Discord Designs: FBR01, tan, Marketplace dollarbie
Hairbase: Discord Designs: Urchin Hairbase - Tan
Dress: Armony: AG86 Ana
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Carrie (Thanks Pixie!)
Scarf: League: Snood, Tribal
Mouthie: Red Mint: Heart on a Pin, gift
Shape: Custom by Jarvis R, not for sale

Pose: oOo: Rhonda, Five

Location: The HUB -Survival horror-Elven/Pirate RPG

Friday, May 31, 2013

And the sun poured in like butterscotch

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, and the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
Oh, won't you stay
We'll put on the day
And we'll talk in present tenses.

(Joni Mitchell: "Chelsea morning")

Outfit details:

Eyes: Al Vulo: Goldbunny marron glace eyes
Skin: Mynerva: Bonus Preview of Milena, Group Gift
Hairbase: Tukinowaguma: Bertina, Ebony
Hair: LoQ: BerryJuice, LeftSided, FatPack, promo on Marketplace
Shoes: Miel: Espadrilles, Solid, Bright, Fifty Linden Friday this weekend
Cardigan: So Many Styles: Simple Cardigan, Mint Leo, TDRF
Bag: Grasp: Patch Leather bag
Pants: Mon Tissu: Bloomsbury Trousers, Honey (on Marketplace)
Top: Zoie Life: Beach Bum, Khaki
Shape: Custom by Jarvis R. Not for sale.

 Poses: MGS: Girl stand F-03

Location: Sky Sculptures Gallery: Ub Yifu Tour Gallery

Free2Luv plans to stamp out bullying once and for all!

Leather Aeon was kind enough to offer his time to help me make a blog post about this great cause.

"In order for anyone to be free, you first have to love yourself and love and respect others. This is what the Free2Luv movement is all about."

Free2luv.Org is a fresh, young and innovative new non profit organisation with one mission, and one mission only.

To 'stamp out bullying once and for all!'.... And boy do they have the passion and backing to do it!

Free2Luv is already supported by various celebrity icons such as Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverley Place), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical),
Gabrielle Anwar (Scent of a Woman & The Tudors) and Joel Geleynse (Musician) to name a few!

And now, after talking with it's founders in the Real World, Leather Aeon and USC Textures are supporting this AMAZING cause in SecondLife!

Having already raised around 19,000L$ (Equiv = 75USD approx) inworld, Leather and Co are proving that they are more than behind the Free2Luv movement. And so are many other residents inworld who have donated to this worthy cause and joined in with fundraising and events.

Free 2 Luv now has official Kiosks inworld to collect donations for the charity. All donations, 100% of everything put in the kiosks, goes to the official Free2Luv avatar, and then via a verifiable payment route to the real life charity. You can pick up these kiosks inworld, from the official Free2Luv office at Paradise Landing, or the texture sale display benefiting the charity 100%, provided by Leather and the guys at the USC. You can put them in your business in SL, be it a club, a mall, an office - whatever!  Giving YOUR customers the chance to join this movement with us!

Spreading the word is what it is all about, and that is whizzing around the MetaVerse like nobody's business. You can join our "Supporting Free2Luv.org in SL!" -group to keep upto date with us.

Now another step has been taken and we are working with SecondPride to bring the Free2Luv name forward! They have kindly offered us a free office on their sim, among other lbgt related causes and charities. We now have another permanent base for Leather Aeon and Co to work their magic! This allows us to reach a larger number of people. Having this amazing opportunity given to us, the possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Black and White and Colorful, too

Dress: American Bazaar: Frivole, Black, mesh
Skin: YS & YS: Megan, Morning,  TDR
Hair: LoQ: Sherry, Red Pack
Earrings: Snatch: Daphne, Silver, Swag Bagm freebie
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Ultimate Sadie, thanks Pixie!

Pose: MGS: Girl stand F-01

Location: Suntory Time
"Home of LND Creative Collective's Gallery, Suntory Time  & Suntory Saturday Nights!
Art Now! Cosmic Nuggets, Matt Lyon, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo, Paulina Mitek, M4SK,  Ph7Labs + More! music, art, indie, alt, experimental, live, relax, enjoy woot!"

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Look how they shine for you

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.

- Coldplay: Yellow

Outfit details:

Shoes: Sakide Discount Store: Daisy Uggs, Black
Skirt: Ingenue: Sonia in Pique, Lemon
Jacket: LIV-Glam: Spring 2012 Leather Jacket, Mesh, Noir, 60L weekends
Hair: Miel: Cosmo, reds, 2
Tank: DCNY: Soft Scoop, Saffron
Skin: Al Vulo: Aisha, Peacock sunkissed, TDR
Eyes: Al Vulo: Goldbunny green, with the skin
Lashes: Al Vulo: Doll, with the skin
Scarf: League: Snood, Paisley
Brows: Ys&Ys

Pose: Glitterati: Skull - F2

Location: A Dark Fairies Dream, Jaded Wings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RoadHog's RoadHouse

RoadHog's RoadHouse is the new go to place for anyone who likes good music. And if you happen to like bikes, the Florida Keys Biker themed sim offers great roads ready for riding, right outside the club. If you and your friends are looking for that new club that is going to be known as the place to be, this is it.

*Adding event info in this post, when available.

Monday, May 13, 2013

SL10B Second Life Community Celebration Photo Contest


Thought my readers might be interested in this contest. Here is what the description says on the SL10B website:
SL10B Second Life Community Celebration Photo Contest

Photographs submitted by the Second Life community should illustrate SL10B Community Celebration theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back” – Second Life over the past 10 years.

Deadline for the contest is June 6th 2013.

- Submit a maximum of two photographs per avatar name
- Photos must NOT show the SL10B Community Celebration regions (we hope to have a later contest for photos of those!)
- Explore the virtual world of second life community for the perfect picture that represents the theme.
- Pictures must be posted in the flickr group “SL10B Celebration Photo Contest”: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2188135@N20/- Competitors must indicate whether the photograph is Category A (using only the tools available within the browser) or Category B (using tools outside the viewer, such as photo editing software).
- SL10B Celebration Team reserve the rights to use photograph submissions for event advertisement.
- Photos must be PG, make it family friendly keep it clean and FUN or risk disqualification.
- Descriptive text may accompany the photograph
- Deadline of submission of picture is June 6th, 2013, midnight SLT


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Of all my demon spirits I need you the most

 Outfit details:

Skirt: Grasp: Leather Frill Skirt, Black
Top: Indyra Originals RTW, Joya Tank, Noir
Shoes: Indyra Originals: Coquette Noir, Olivia Noir
Hair: Alli&Ali: Olga, Black Flame
Skin&makeup&eyes: Plastik:, Pink May, Astrali, FLF

Pose: MGS: Girl Stand E-05

Location: Tales from The Ghost Forest LEA14, by Uan Ceriaptrix

Saturday, May 11, 2013

We were born before the wind

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

(Van Morrison: Into The Mystic)

Outfit details:

Outfit: Indyra Originals RTW: Nikka Set, Rosedust
Hair: D!va: Sayaka2, Ruby, LB limited color, group gift
Heels: EC: Ysaline
Skin&makeup: Plastik: September's Lover, old FLF
Eyes: YS & YS: Julia, Evening, TDR Fusion

Pose: MGS: Girl stand E-03

Location: Sylvhara Tari, Realm of Sylvhara, Medieval Fantasy Roleplay

Monday, May 6, 2013

Turning me to rust

I wish that you were here
Down amongst the dust
I need someone to help me
You need someone to trust
There's something with these tears
Turning me to rust
I need someone to help me
Yeah I need someone to touch

(Echo & The Bunnymen: Rust)

Outfit details:

Hair: Tameless: Muriel
Dress: Zaara: Chaya, Peacock
Skin&eyes: YS & YS: Megan, Morning, TDR Fusion
Shoes: N-core: Diva, Burgundy, Mesh
Butterflies: Static: Butterflutter, Gift
Parasol: Tokushi: Killer, Gift

Location: Rust by Cica Ghost, LEA13

Sunday, May 5, 2013

USC Art Gallery opening Event Today 5th May, 2013, at Noon SL

Expression Of The Mind - USC Art Gallery has an opening Event Today 5th May, 2013, at Noon SL time! DJ G is spinning the tunes. There is a "come as you are" contest with 5000L$ on the board, a sploder, art and other eye candy. The event benefits a lbgt anti-bullying charity called Free2Luv.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Taking in the scenery

I found this really gorgeous sim with quality stores for interior design and buildings. Plus Flowey has poses. It is easy to get so enchanted by this place that you just walk around taking in the scenery. But the products are great, too. I could see any of them in a high quality design magazine. Go take a look, see what you think. SLurls after the pictures.

Lame design
Apple Fall and Scarlet Creative
Standby Inc

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Move In The Right Direction

One step closer
I'm feeling fine
getting better one day at a time
I’m moving forward with all of my might
I’m heading toward a new state of mind

(Gossip: Move In The Right Direction)

Outfit details:

Shoes: N-core: Diva, Burgundy, Mesh
Dress: The Secret Store: Bowlicious Dress, Lipstick
Hair: Catwa: Yuri Roots/Blood Skin&eyes: Al Vulo: Aisha, Peacock sunkissed, TDR

No copyright violation intended. Music video by Gossip performing Move In The Right Direction. (c) 2012 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Whisk you away

Adore&Abhor has a limited edition headphone project in collaboration with The Deadly Kind. The non rigged mesh headphones play music, and give a code for a special, exclusive song, which you can preview before you purchase. They also have a special edition of headphones up for The Fifty Linden Fridays, with the cutest owl and frog designs. The gacha headphones are transfer, I sent quite a few to friends and family myself.

Pilot's offer for this round of Fifty Linden Fridays, is this suave looking shaving kit, made of mesh. I wanted to show this to you, because it is made especially for males, and most of the time if an item is not unisex, it tends to be for the ladies.

Glitterati pays attention to the handsome sex, too, with their pose set called Triumph, for Fifty Linden Fridays. And they also have a couple pose, sure to whisk you away with your darling.