Lake Trout

Gilbert Blythe: “Anne Shirley…..what in the heck are you doing here?”

Anne Shirley: “Fishing for lake trout.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (1985)

There is a magical place in the highest Rocky Mountains where my family spends a week every year. It’s a time where we disconnect completely from technology and work and we spend time together. This year one of my nieces caught her first fish. Mostly we get rainbows, but sometimes we catch Kokanee salmon or Arctic Greyling. Rainbows are our favorite for dinner on the fire, and I was glad to capture my niece’s look of surprise and pride in her first catch and her careful excitement as she ran from the boat to show her dad.

This landscape is a little less wild than the high Uintahs, but trout are found in rivers as well as mountain lakes. I chose a recent style from Damselfly for it’s messy waves—after a week of camping my hair does kind of look like this, but on Eliza it looks chic and intentional!

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Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lottie by Shylah Honey

Skin: Glam Affair Alice by Aida Ewing (@Kustom9)

Shirt: erratic / keira – shirt / blue plaid  by Erratic Rain

Pants: *Fishy Strawberry* Boyfriend Jeans Slim by Fae Eriksen (@Kustom9)

Pole: [Breno] A Fishing Getaway-Fishing Rod by AlphaWolf19 (gacha item)

Trout: T-3D Creations [ Rainbow Trout ] by Hanti Loxley

Boat: [Breno] A Fishing Getaway-Boat by AlphaWolf19 (gacha item)

Pose: (marukin) [paradiso] keep on walking II by Valencia Southard

Location: Bougainvillea

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Softening and Highlighting Hair for Photoshop and Gimp

Have you ever looked at beautifully edited photos in wonder and some dismay, thinking that there’s no way you have time (and in my case artistry) for that kind of photo work? It happens to me all the time. As RL gets more and more hectic, it is difficult for me to find the time to edit photos in more than just a few basic ways.  If you are one of those digital artists who can enhance your photos drastically by drawing hair and incorporating external content into your photos, then I admire you and maybe hate you, just a little bit. At any rate, this tutorial is more for the Photoshop and Gimp amateur, a sort of making-hair-look-the-best-it-can-for-amateurs type thing. And I say honestly that the effects I achieve this way are subtle and not meant to change the look of your hair dramatically.

I had to create this video at high resolution so that you can see the subtle blurring effects that I am using. So if the video is a little slow to load I apologize. There is also a link at the end of the video for the G’MIC plugin for Gimp that you will need to create this effect. I am reposting the link here for anyone who just wants to click through.

G’MIC plugin download: http://gmic.eu/gimp.shtml

Tutorial: http://www.screencast.com/t/PYLAISXZRA

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I Can, I Will, I Do Believe

I can, I will, I do believe
I can, I will, I do believe
I can, I will, I do believe
Fall in love with you

-Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys, I Can, I Will, I Do Believe

I dare you to not tap your toe to this one.  I DARE YOU. There was simply no other song sweet enough for Winter Thorn’s Sweetheart balloon pose that is available at the Love is in the Air event until tomorrow. So listen to the awesome that is Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys and dance your darlin’ around the kitchen this Valentine’s Day.

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks

Skin: Skin: Glam Affair – Ellie by Aida Ewing (@The Chapter Four)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Dress: Foxes – Wallflower Dress – Amour  by Tyr Rozenblum (@Collabor88)

Shoes: Eudora 3D Jenn Pumps by Eudora 3D

Stewart:

Hair: Exile Vindicated by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: -NIVARO – Brando Skin by Reishi Prophet

Suit: Deadwool Dandy suit by Masa Plympton (@The Men’s Dept.)

Shoes: Livalle Bravado by Lindsey Warwick

Buckets: POST: Genesee Bushel Basket by Van Auster

Flowers: PILOT – Flower Bundle by Kaz Nayar (available for a limited time)

Candy/Table: PILOT –Candy Bar gacha by Kaz Nayar

Board: {what next} Large A-Board Sign by Winter Thorn

House: Scarlet Creative – Meribel House by Charlotte Bartlett (former Arcade item)

Pose: {what next} Love is in the Air  Balloons Pose Prop (sweetheart) by Winter Thorn (@Love is in the Air)

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Portable

I took piano lessons for almost fifteen years when I was growing up.  One would think that this would make me a virtuoso of sorts, but the truth is that I am quite average, mostly playing for church meetings or accompanying singers or as a backup pianist for my ukulele-obsessed husband, who likes to have ukulele/piano jam sessions. Yeah. Nerds. So anyway, if there is something I really want to play, I can usually find a way to play it given enough time. Obviously not Rachmaninoff, but you know. Regular things. The mathematical and physical perfection of music performed well is to me one of the most magical things in life.

The piano is a wonderful instrument, but one thing a piano definitely isn’t is portable. And keyboards are just not musically acceptable. Note: piano snob. So last year I started taking guitar lessons, and made my teacher start pulling his hair out when he asked me what kind of music I wanted to play on the guitar. “Whatever I feel like playing”, I told him. So he makes me play scales all the day long. It’s not elegant or attractive, and my husband’s noise-cancelling earphones have saved our marriage when he just can’t listen to the scales any longer, but this is something that takes time. Maybe fifteen years’ time. One day, though, I will be able to walk down a street like Eliza with her instrument in its cool case from the Body Factory, knowing that wherever it is I am headed, I carry the magic with me.

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Hair: +elua+ Hollis1_Darkbrown by Miu Edman (@The Chapter Four)

Skin: Glam Affair – Ellie by Aida Ewing (@The Chapter Four)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Jewelry: Cae :: Corazon by Caelan Hancroft (@Fameshed)

Jacket: GizzA – Lula Jacket by Giz Seorn

Undershirt: Sky – Go To Tank Neutral Tones by Sky Summerwind (Appliers for Maitreya Lara body)

Pants: Blushed Skinny Jeans by Blush Bravin

Boots: Eudora 3D Quatermain Boots by Eudora 3D (@The Men’s Dept)

Guitar case: Body Factory Walker Case Route by Deco Olinger

Pose: (marukin) [paradiso] keep on walking by Valencia Southard (currently under construction)

Location: Pinoy Hideout

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Loneliness

You keep me here
Like a cancelled flight
An empty train
Running through the night
An orphan child,
A broken shoe,
And I’m still down here
Lookin’ out for you

Loneliness, Annie Lennox

 

Hair: eXxEsS : JEZINKA by Layja Vidor

Skin: LAQ Mirabelle by Mallory Cowen

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Jewelry: Gossamer  Arabella Wild Pearls by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Dress: Baiastice_Ayla Dress-Sand by Sissy Pessoa (@Fameshed)

Pose: Di’s Opera Silent Line Pose 10 by Di Hoorenbeek

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  2. Rory

    Problem with this blog post, it features a beautiful outfit on a beautiful lady, the photography is excellent, Annie Lennox is one of my favourite singers but that track surely was not the best choice, “Loneliness” definitely not for the lady in the blog photo.

    I am positive http://tinyurl.com/ne7qc4x is perfect for the lady.

Espirit

I loved these gorgeous pants from Indyra that have been released in-store. They were a perfect match for the gorgeous CO57 heels at Trend3.

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This beautiful ring by Caelan Hancroft is available as a new release with stamp card as part of the Enchantment event that starts today.

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Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Asami” (Type A)  by Marisa Kira

Skin: -Glam Affair – Ellie by Aida Ewing (@Uber)

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cheri~ Grey by Funeral Plutonium (@Kustom9)

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx Leshelle

Earrings: Cae :: Amorous by Caelan Hancroft (@With Love—starts Feb.6th)

Ring: Cae ::Belle Stacked Ring by Caelan Hancroft (for Enchantment)

Sweater: =Zenith=Yuanyang sleeve sweater (Silver) by Miffyhoi Rosca (@Uber)

Pants: {Indyra} Espirit Slacks by Indyra Seigo

Shoes: [Co57] Lynette Sandal NOIR by mzevienoir (@Trend3)

Pose photo 1: DM Minimal effort (mod) by DelMay

Pose photo 2: Bang Slink hand M by Luna Jubilee

Location: Bougainvillea

Thundersnow

I happened to be right in the spot where this week’s storm hit hardest, dumping a couple of feet of snow on the city where I live. We have only just today started to dig out. My favorite forecast term from the weather teams this week though, was thundersnow. On Elvi Hartley’s Timeless sim it is definitely snowing hard enough for thundersnow, but sadly I didn’t hear any today.

Glam Affair’s Ellie skin at Uber is one that I really like.  Since I am wearing the Maitreya Lara body today it was extra easy to match because the Glam Affair skin tones are pre-loaded into the Lara hud. Also from Glam Affair is the lovely Bubble necklace, which can be found at this month’s round of Uber.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ivana by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Ellie by Aida Ewing (@Uber)

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cheri~ Grey by Funeral Plutonium (@Kustom9)

Top: coldLogic shirt – odette.java by ColdLogic

Necklace: Glam Affair –  Bubble Necklace Black Hole by Amberly Boccaccio (@Uber)

Pose: !bang stand 385 by Luna Jubilee

Location: Timeless Memories

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Here Nor There

When I ventured here
Truth was far not near
So I traveled on
Truth revealed in song

I was here nor there
Always asking where
So I took my time
My heart for me to find

-Sara Jarosz, Here Nor There

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nathalia by Truth Hawks

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Skin: -Glam Affair – Ellie Asia by Aida Ewing (@Uber)

Dress: :V.e. Even The Stars Fall For You Dress by ValentinaEvangelista (@Uber)

Shoes: Eudora 3D Lianna Pumps by Eudora 3D (@Uber)

Bracelet: (Kunglers) TDRF #047 bracelet by AvaGardner Kungler

Rings: Izzie’s –  Midi Rings by Izzie Button

Skybox: [ba] 5th ave skybox w/ backdrop by Barnesworth Anubis

Cage: Culprit Birdcage Light Bronze by Eku Zhong

Chairs: Trompe L’Oeil Paxton and Ines chairs by Cory Edo

Screen: Trompe L’Oeil Ashdon Fabric Screen by Cory Edo

Plants: Dutchie by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Rug: [ARIA] Gretchen vintage rug  by Yelo Uriza

Candlesticks: We’re Closed candleholders dark wood by Wendy Xeno (@Cosmopolitan)

Nautical Star: [Con.] Nautical Star by Wavie Haller (@ Uber)

Pose: Del May Trying to sulk male by Del May

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  2. Rory Serpente

    There are times when in expressing oneself only a Haiku will do –

    What he writes here in
    response is something you wish
    he had said aloud.

    1. Eliza

January

The days are short,
The sun a spark,
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.

From January by John Updike

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Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Averil” (MVW USA 2014) by Marisa Kira

Skin: Glam Affair – Sia skin ( Fairy Tales ) by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Jacket: coldLogic shirt – carpenter.candy by ColdLogic

Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * #2 by Onyx Leshelle

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Shoes: Ingenue :: Agna Boots by Betty Doyle

Horse: Just Animals Grey horse walking by Hannah Kozlowski

Saddle: Medieval Fantasy Saddle by MedievalFantasy

Bridle: (DE)Rope Halter by CoopJess Dreamscape

Pose photo 2: Focus Poses Horse Girl 2 by Carol Kling

Location: Bougainvillea

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  1. Harper Beresford

    I love the photos, Eliza, and the quote, though the link shows a rather unfortunately photo of a young John Updike. He was definitely better in his older years….

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