Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tiny Tuesdays at Karyukai Okiya!

I don't necessarily need a reason to be a tiny, and can often be found running around as a ferret, so when Marcell invited me to go to Tiny Tuesdays at the Karyukai okiya, I couldn't resist.

I got comfortable on a cushion with some hot green tea and listened to geisha Sadayako Niango play her instrument and tell us a scary story about "The Faceless Woman". I love scary stories and was sorry that I had to leave afterwards. If you know a tiny or are one yourself, you should check it out--every Tuesday at 6 pm SLT.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Haunted Sims Whirlwind Tour

Puck and I put on our Dia de Los Muertos skins and thought we'd do all of the haunted sims that our fellow Caledonian Emilly Orr has been keeping track of...Yes, all in one night. Here I look like my raven Pallas is pecking me... I had to put him out of his misery for the outfit alone...
A bloodbath anyone?
Visiting 8 haunted sims back to back makes an undead gal kind of tired! You can see more pictures here...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tiny Badger Samurai!

We missed Tiny Tuesdays at the Karyukai okiya, but Marcell and I thought we'd have fun hanging out at his Kakita's shop as tinies anyway!Here I am wearing his silver and diamonds, "October", and new "November" kanzashi hair ornaments. Many of the geisha here in SL love them and he does beautiful microprim work...
I could not help but to pounce him! He did his "Badgers Mushroom" song one too many times!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Partying w/the Hobo Crew at Frequency's Rez Day

Hotspur O'Toole threw a fantastic Rez Day party last night for his friend Frequency Picnic. Many of his hobo friends were also present and I really enjoyed meeting and partying with them. Lampshades for the head, mud wrestling...so much fun! Here I am pole dancing...And cage dancing. YEAH! Happy Rez Day Frequency!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Amatsu Okiya's Festival of the Ages

Tonight I went with Marcell to the Amatsu Mitsukai Okiya's Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) formal event. The actual event is held in Kyoto every year, highlighted by a large costumed procession of Japanese history that starts at the Kyoto Imperial Palace and ends at the Heian Jingu Shrine. At Amatsu, the ladies represented four of Japan's most celebrated females poets, such as the legendary Ono no Komachi and Murasaki Shikibu, and recited some of their beautiful work... We were then all treated to a dance, and the floor was then opened up for everyone else to enjoy themselves dancing as well. They were not dressed in their traditional kimono robes tonight, opting for red formal gowns instead. I had a lovely time.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hamster Elle

Ever felt like a hamster on a wheel? Just running in circles? No? Well, visit Mr Greggan's land (maker of the Cavorite Repulsion Chamber and other "phun" stuff) and you'll get your chance!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day for the Environment

Today is Blog Action Day, and bloggers all over the world are posting today about a very important issue: the Environment. Even though I talk about my life here in SL, where the environment is in no danger whatsoever (lag, grid attacks and instability aside), I thought I would participate.

When I built my home here back in April, I had been reading about the green roof movement--when roofs are covered with a form of vegetation, some incorporating layers and drainage systems. Beyond its aethestic value, green roofs can help lower heating and cooling costs, reduce runoff, and even help with sound pollution by acting as insulation. I have seen photos of green roof golf courses and full gardens. I thought that even though I was in Second Life, I'd create one for my own home at Vista del Mar. I have seen people fly over it and stop because of its grasses. I might develop it a little more in the future. I may be in SL, but why not be aware of the environment just the same?
Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Friday, October 12, 2007

SL Exhibit Hopping: Art in Paris 1900

I took a stroll down the Champs Elysees in Paris 1900, contemplating the zip line from the Arc. I thought I'd see if they sold anything Moulin Rouge-y, although I own way too many burlesque-style outfits already. As I was walking by the Moulin Rouge, I was greeted with a "Do you like art? Would you like to see my work nearby?" He complimented me on my black velvet bustle dress, calling it a "classic look." I was charmed.

I followed artist Zephyru Zaphedzhi to the main gallery there where he has an exhibit spanning two floors. Beautiful, dream-like oil paintings--some influenced by historical figures such as Mata Hari and Rasputin. He wanted to give me one at a reduced price and I told him to choose one for me:
I think it was a perfect choice (and actually the one I was going to buy anyway! Really!) I am going to hang it in my Regency bedroom...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

AM Radio's Death of Marat Installation

Lapin invited me to join her, Violet, and Dreamingen at the latest art installation of AM Radio, famous for his wheatfields installation. The latest, "The Death of Marat" is based upon the painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting the revolutionary leader's final moments after being stabbed by Charlotte Corday.It's very well done and stunning in its simplicity and is located at Dreamworld SE 29,91,29

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Heartache? What Heartache?

Despite my dancing and generally cheerful self, I have been a little sad lately. I rarely talk about my relationships, but one in particular got to me recently. Seeing that I was down, Marcell had the brilliant idea of taking me to Avilion last night to cheer me up--somewhere I haven't visited in a long, long time. He put on his bagpiping tartan and off we went. Sigh...Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a handsome guy in a kilt. I forgot how beautiful it is there and wore my gorgeous medieval dress and white hair as we danced...And there's nothing quite like well-placed kisses to help you forget...

Monday, October 1, 2007

Hy's Sculpture Garden

Hy just bought an adjacent plot next to his land in Heteira. He maintains a lovely little sculpture gallery, which he hopes to expand, that includes works by SL artists such as his friend Juria Yoshikawa. I love the colored fog effect that he set out...I hopped into one of Juria's pieces, and let the colors shimmer around me...