a man 4 all seasons's Blog

a blog about the weird and wonderful virtual world that is Second Life

A Grave Business

with 2 comments

 

Hamlet Act V, scene I
In the churchyard, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia. They argue whether Ophelia should be buried in the churchyard, since her death looks like a suicide. According to religious doctrine, suicides may not receive Christian burial. The first gravedigger, who speaks cleverly and mischievously, asks the second gravedigger a riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” (Verses 46–47). The second gravedigger answers that it must be the gallows-maker, for his frame outlasts a thousand tenants. The first gravedigger corrects him, saying that it is the gravedigger, for his “houses” will last until Doomsday.

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- 22769, unKindness, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Events:- Arcade Spooktacular, Ironwood Hills, Salem (Prism Events)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from The Eerie Graveyard gacha, currently at Arcade Spooktacular
(All pieces Transfer & Modify)
22769 – Graveyard Mausoleum – RARE – LI 13
22769 – Graveyard Statue – COMMON – LI 7
22769 – Tomb Slab – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Opulent Gravestone – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Obilisk Gravestone – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Wreathstone – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Old Graveyard Bench – COMMON – LI 4 – animations for solo and couples

unKindness
Pieces from the Gothic Cemetery Fence Set, currently at Ironwood Hills Haunting Event
uk – Gothic Cemetery Fence Crosses – LI 2
uk – Gothic Cemetery Fence Entry – LI 3

TLC Home Collection
Crow – Halloween special
A photo realistic crow who caws as part of his animation. Land Impact is 1 and you can turn the caw on/off via touch. Also included in the pack is a linked crow and pumpkin (LI 2), a single pumpkin, and a wearable crow who will sit on your left shoulder.

Little Branch
1. The Black Tree, currently at Salem
LB _ Black Tree {Animated} – LI 4 at this size
LB _ Wild Grass*1Li {Dry} – LI 1

2. From the Spooky Trees Pack at the Mainstore
LB _ Spooky tree. v4 {Mesh} – LI 6
LB _ spooky tree. v2 {Mesh} – LI 10 (slightly enlarged from default)
LB _ Spooky tree. v3 {mesh} – LI 5
LB _ Gnome Tree {Mesh} – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Advertisements

The Night Mare

with 4 comments

“O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.”
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet

*~*~*

Here’s the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, Chez Moi Furnitures, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- HEXtraordinary, “Killer’s”

Fancy Decor – “The Warden Collection”, currently at Arcade Spooktacular Event

All items are Transfer & Modify
01 Bed (Rare) – 6 Sleep animations, 5 Cuddles and large Adult Menu – LI 11
02 Fancy Decor: Warden Chair – LI 1 – 11 sits
03 Fancy Decor: Warden Bench – LI 3 – 7 sits
04 Fancy Decor: Warden Dresser – LI 1
05 Fancy Decor: Warden Side Table – LI 1
06 Fancy Decor: Warden Lamp – LI 2 – click on/off light
07 Fancy Decor: Warden Candelabra – LI 3
08 Fancy Decor: Warden Neon Cross – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Warden Wine & Glasses – LI 2
10 Fancy Decor: Warden Vases – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Warden Pumpkin – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Warden Art (a-z texture change)
13 Fancy Decor: Warden Wall Panel – LI 3

unKindness – pieces from “The Unveiling Set”, currently at Salem Event

uK – The Unveiling Curtains Wood – LI 19 – Copy & Modify – tinted the top wood piece in red
uK – The Unveiling Violin Skull & Roses – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
uK – The Unveiling Violin Black Lace – LI – Copy & Modify

Chez Moi Furnitures


Wall Fountain – recoloured the water to red
LI 6 – Copy & Modify

Zerkalo – [ zerkalo ] Skull & Roses – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

*~*
“Killer’s” – Rose Petal Heart & Candles – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

*HEXtraordinary* Blackbird Gryphon – Perching – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify

Horse (Sculpt Prim Example) – by Nomasha Syaka – retextured and added shine
This should be in your Inventory Library if you’re an oldie!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Alas, poor Yorick!

with 8 comments

“Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!” Will Shakespeare ~ Hamlet.

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Merak, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round
1. Merak
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Chair – LI 5
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Paintings – LI 3
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Cabinet – LI 6
All décor pieces with Permissions of Copy & Modify

2. Raindale
Pieces from the Darkmore Set
Raindale – Darkmore lamp 3 – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore tarot – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore books – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore spirit board – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore candle (tall) and (small) – LI 1 each
Permissions are Copy & Modify
Darkmore set comes with daybed (LI 11, 20 solo and 8 couples animations), 3 types of lamps (light on/off on touch, LI 1 each), coffee table (LI 1) and decor (candles, tarot cards, books and spirit board – LI 1 per object)
You can customize daybed, cushions and leather elements of the table via HUD (5 colours to choose from)

TLC Home Collection, currently at Salem Event
TLC Bloody Vulture [ Perched ] – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – animated for 3 neck/head positions – brilliant piece! You’ll be able to control the sound volume, too. There’s another version of the Bloody Vulture included, this one is flapping. Also in the pack there’s 2 versions of the Griffon Vulture – flapping and perched. These chaps are cleaner! Plus… there’s a wooden stump and rock for landscaping.

TLC Scorpion On Skull – LI 2 – animated for tail and pincers
You get this and also the Scorpion on its own – suitably animated for LI 1

Little Branch
This was a Hello Tuesday special! The pack contains 4 versions of Spooky Tree, Gnome Tree, PLUS… Grass V4 animated, Hill 2 versions, Wild Grass Dry animated for extra landscaping delight
LB – creepy spooky. v1 [Mesh} – LI 7

*~*~*

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.“Dawn” Backdrop (dark) – LI 17
Plus their window curtains – LI 3
This is the dark version of their backdrop – I used the light version in a previous post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Spa in the Woods

with 4 comments

A bit of a fantasy here, because unless you could connect to an underground water system you wouldn’t be able to use that bathtub… however, that’s what we’ve got our virtual world for, to indulge in such impossible things!

The BONDI set needs a bit more explaining… it’s called “Mi Mate” and it’s all about the consumption of Mate.  Now Mate is a caffeine rich infused drink from South America, made of dried leaves and drunk with a shared straw from a shared hollow gourd shaped container. Modern, commercially available straws are typically made of nickel silver (called alpaca), stainless steel, or hollow stemmed cane – and that’s what you can see on the table by the lantern.  Sounds a pretty good pastime to me.

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Blueprint Event, BONDI, By Chiana Oh, Florix, TLC Home Collection,
22769 ~ [Bauwerk], [ zerkalo ], Fancy Decor, Little Branch

Others:- HEART Botanicals, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny

Events:- Blueprint, Cosmopolitan, UBER

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Blueprint Event, runs through to October 12th
1. BONDI – “Mi Mate” Set
BONDI . MI MATE . COOKIE TABLE – LI 4
BONDI . MI MATE . YERBERA (Tin) – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . MATE (Cup) – LI – there’s also a Mate cup to hold
BONDI . MI MATE . BOMBILLA (Drinking Straw) – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . KEROSENE HEATER – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (Kettle) – LI 1

2. By Chiana Oh
By Chiana Oh – Umbrella Ducky Pond – LI 1
The “Umbrella Ducky Pond” is Chiana’s Event exclusive for this round.
She also has the “Lovely Weather for Ducks” picture which is new for the Event and is set at a 50% discount.

3. Florix
.Florix. Outdoor bathtub – LI 6 – contains 5 poses to bathe – Copy only
.Florix. Stone pavement – curve 02 and curve 02 mirror – LI 3 each (from “Stone Pavement” set, there are various pieces – circle, curve and mirror, curve 02 and mirror, square, triangle)

TLC Home Collection
From the “Harvest Helpers” whole scene, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Thrush – animated and LI 1
TLC Beagle [laying] – LI 2 and he’s asleep!

[ zerkalo ]
“Relaxed Corner Gacha” – Towels – LI 2
Permissions of Transfer & Modify

Fancy Decor
A piece from the “Modular Outdoor Living Kit”
Fancy Decor: Mod Lantern I – LI 1 (also available with a silver surround)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 – From the “Countryside” gacha at September 2018 ARCADE
22769 – Riding Boots – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Little Branch
Big Red Maple – the texture change HUD gives a choice of 6 seasons… Spring 1 and 2, Summer 1 and 2, Autumn and Winter
It has a LI of 16 at the huge size, the trees in my picture were reduced to LI 2.
The Maple is currently at UBER Event


*~*~*

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Hosta – Red – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Elephant Ears 3 – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetail 3 – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetail 5 – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – Small – LI 1
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 9 – HUD for Spring & Autumn shades

Apple Fall
Retro Radio – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches – LI 1
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . white – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Dark Dining

leave a comment »

 

Because… even witches have to eat!

My first Halloween scene and I’m really excited about this new set from Silence – available at Salem which has just opened.  It’s beautifully made and matches up with so much décor to do with this time of year, it’d be a shame not to purchase it.  That’s if you can get into Salem at the moment, I’m relying on what I get from my Sponsors, it’s a popular Event and that’s no lie.

Here’s a close-up of the dining table.  The glass bottles with candles, the caramel apples and the goblets are already in a set themselves so you just rez – nice ‘n easy – especially if you’ve got a dinner to decorate for at very short notice.

And the Spider Bowl. Not too scary, is it?

 

Also, I’m featuring some more Blueprint Event items.  ASW has a wonderful set of curtains, draped table and letters blowing about.  There’s a distant storm on its way and the nets are already being swept up by the wind.  {E}lusive’s very posh pumpkins are resting by the gold screen and NACH’s décor sign tells us who will be attending the meal.  Outside, Little Branch’s Scots Pine forest is bunching together in preparation!  The grey tabby is hiding under the table which is a very good place because she might get some of the pumpkin inspired dining scraps!

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- Silence, Blueprint Event, Adorably Strange Wares, {E}lusive, NACH, Little Branch, STORAX TREE
Others:- -Mint-, ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

Events:- Salem (Prism Events), Blueprint

Silence, the “Dark Dining Gacha Set” for Salem Event from September 29th
Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Dark Dining Table – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Place Setting – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles – LI 5
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Red – LI 1
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Green – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Goblets & Flutes – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5 – there’s also a version in Dots
Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5
Silence. – Dark Dining Bookshelf – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – Black/Gold – LI 1 – also versions in White/Black and White/Gold
Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases – LI 1
I didn’t use the Spider Bowl that’s also in this fabulous gacha

Blueprint Event
1. Adorably Strange Wares
The Distant Storm Curtains – LI 8 (enlarged from default size)
The Distant Storm Papers – LI 3
The Distant Storm Table – LI 3

2. {E}lusive
Artisan Mesh Pumpkins – Orange and Gold Small – LI 2
and Black and Gold Medium – LI 2

3. NACH – Halloween Porch Decor – LI 1

4. Little Branch
Animated Snakeweed – LI 3 – 4-Season piece (on Autumn setting)

Scots Pine Tree. The default size is LI 12 and this is huge. I greatly reduced the poor pines for this scene (LI 2) but don’t they look great!  A 4-season tree, these are on Autumn and Summer settings and those make quite a good mixture for landscaping.

STORAX TREE
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4 – Transfer & Resizer.  There’s a number of different cats from this series so check out the link I’ve given to the Marketplace store – easy to search from there.
*~*

-Mint-
Pumpkin Wreath – LI 1
Harvest Berry Cake – LI 3
Pumpkin Soda with ice – LI 2
Pumpkin Soup – LI 1

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop Scene
They have 4 versions in the pack and I was using the one with dark walls and without poses (contained in a chair) – LI 17 for this version. I don’t often use a backdrop but this was just what I wanted and of excellent quality.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Grandma’s Kitchen

with 6 comments

 

It’s no secret, I loves me some vintage furniture! I’m featuring pieces from the new exclusively Home & Garden Event, Blueprint. That’s amongst other gorgeous products from clever Designers.

I started off with kitchen units by The Jewel Garden and went from there. They had a choice of 3 pastel fridge/cooker combos and I really liked the blue. Never mind about my Gran, this was very like my Mum’s kitchen – bless her! She loved the 1950s style and kept quite a few of her RL designer pieces which nowadays can command good money for such mid-century finery.

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- Blueprint Event, Raindale, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN, [Tia], Ariskea, Brocante, Vespertine

For Blueprint Event

1. The Jewel Garden
“Retro Kitchen Pieces”
Items are purchased separately – Corner Sink (LI 1), Retro Counter (LI 1), Stove/Fridge Combo (LI 2) in Green, Teal, White, Blue and Black.

2. Kuro
“Industrial Kitchen Shelf” (LI 4)

3. Cinoe
“Grandmother’s Table Set”
Chair (LI 3) – animation Menus for ladies, gents, couples and props (drink and read)
Table (LI 1) – I resized it from the smaller default size
Tablemat – (LI 1)
Grandmother’s plants – (LI 1)
These can be purchased separately, also in a set

4. Dahlia
“Surrey Collection” – 2 pieces from this set. These can be purchased separately, also in a FatPack
Lavender Arrangement with Rings (LI 1), Lavender Milk Tea & Madelines (LI 1)
Plus…
Dahlia – “Clarina” gacha (also at the Event) – Cafe Floral Arangement – Coral – 14. – gacha piece with Permissions of Transfer & Modify (LI 1)

5. BONDI – piece from the Mi Mate Set
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (KETTLE) – LI 1

Raindale, pieces are from Raindale’s “Gracewoods” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
Raindale – Gracewoods rug – LI 1
Raindale – Gracewoods deco plates – LI 1


Serenity Style
Radio from the “Duke Retro Collection” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
The gorgeous Blue Radio (LI 3) is one of the Commons – décor only

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Classic – LI 1 – auto align
I know I’ve said it before, but KraftWork’s Texture change (12 options) Wall System is so useful for us bloggers! It comes with a rezzer system for however many you want and these come out perfectly aligned. Choose from Christmas, Classic, Geometric, Plain Colours and Tropical Collections.


~*~*~
Dust Bunny
This was a recent Fifty Linden Friday bargain
dust bunny . botanical tote – LI 1

JIAN

This was a Fifty Linden Friday bargain

JIAN – Choco Lab Pupper Basket – LI 3 – Copy & Modify piece

[Tia]
Pieces from the “Olivia Kitchen Set”
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Toaster – LI 2 – texture change pastels
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Utensils – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cookie Jars – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Scales – LI 1

Ariskea

Ariskea [September ] Old Clock – beautiful Group Gift – LI 1

Brocante

brocante. retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 and texture change for the lamp bowl outer part – sky, petina, slate, teal, copper and black

Vespertine
{vespertine}- peace lily plant /texture change pot – LI 2 – from the Traveller’s Plants Collection and can also be purchased individually

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

with 7 comments

The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

*~*~*

The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

*~*~*

Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

*~*~*
Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂