Calming Landscape

13 Foxy Friends

The beauty of the forest and the soft music it created made her want to sit and linger. She drifted down to rest. She leaned her head back and closed her eyes breathing deep and listening to the musical sounds surrounding her. She heard a strange little chittering close behind her and turned to see a pair of fox cubs playing while the mother watched her carefully. She smiled and stayed still to watch them until they went inside their den.

13 Peekaboo with a Cub

After some more exploring she saw a cute little bear cub peeking at her from behind a tree stump. She giggled and knelt a little distance off and summoned some flower petals to play with and amuse the cub. When some big rustlings came from the nearby trees and the bear cub wandered off towards them she continued her explorations.

13 Reflecting With Ducks

As the sun was setting she came across a beautiful pond with some ducks swimming around. The reflections on the water were so pretty with the sunset lighting she had to go closer to gaze down at them. One of the ducks ruffled its feathers at her and swam off a little disgrunted. She giggled and spent some time hovering there just basking in the peace as the sunlight faded and the sounds of crickets and frogs replaced the bird songs.


13 Fun Reflections

After another week of being sick with the flu or some bad bug, I really wanted to get out and see some beautiful nature. I can not wait for spring and warmer weather and all things green and colorful to sprout up. I saw this sim on Strawberry Singh’s blog and had to go and explore it. It is so gorgeous and calming. The sim lighting and sounds go perfect with the landscaping and I had a ton of fun playing with the animals and water reflections.

Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – Song – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Wings – Soul – Oree Wings

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Viola (special color hud from FLF)

Dress – Miwa’s Airship – Chu You Dress #3

Sandals – KC Couture – Caty Wedges

Pose 1 – Imeka – Sits 04 – Pose 3

Pose 2 – Kirin Poses – Hanami – Pose 1

Poses 3/4 – Oracul – RP-003 Flying Pixie AO

Location – Sarawak

Windlights – Sim Settings

Bubbling Thoughts

This past week I was able to get together with two of my sisters/cousins/besties (they are all of those and more ♥) and we had a fun time playing with an old childhood favorite of mine, bubbles! It was so much fun and helped raise my spirits. I was going to write a story about it for this post, however my thoughts have been circling around change and growth and relationships lately and I’d like to try and put them into words.

Chun Girls Playing With Bubbles

I believe there come times in our lives, if we are lucky, where we begin to really step back and look at where we are and our thoughts and feelings about our life. For me, these moments seem to happen after really emotional events. I won’t go into details, because they are personal. But after I got past the flood of the emotions, I started looking at not only how my life is now but how its been in the past and the direction it seems to be going. While doing this I thought a lot about past relationships and the people I had them with. Some I think of often and miss dearly, but I found out recently that sometimes reconnecting just doesn’t work, it doesn’t feel the same as before. And really it can’t, because we are always growing and changing. We can’t move backwards because that would hinder our movement going forward and really forward is the direction we need to go or all that change and growth would have been for naught.

Dee BubblesAs I thought more about this and looked at some of my current relationships and their past and where I thought they could lead in the future I began to feel more and more at peace. People grow and change at different rates, and sometimes while one person may want to move forward another may want to stay in a time they believe they were happier. I don’t think this is a bad thing, its just human nature, but what do you do if you are the one needing to move forward while the ones you care about wish they were back at a happier time?

It’s hard to think of leaving people behind, especially by choice. We care about them so much that it’s only right it be hard for us. But sometimes I think we need to look at what is better for ourselves as well as what is best for them. If you stay and let them stay stuck in that time they think everything was great and happy are you really helping them? Will their own growth and change become stagnant? How about you? Do you need to stop your own growth and change to make others happy? What if you following your own path, even if it may be apart form them, is what helps them see that things could be even better than that time they want to return to if they just take the steps towards the future?

Lulu Bubbles I think it boils down to how people feel about change. Many hate it and will fight against it. Which I find understandable, you have no way of knowing if some changes will be good or bad beforehand. I, myself, am not really scared of change. Maybe because I have such a deep love of books and all the different worlds and characters in them. Maybe because of my love of being able to create all kinds of my own characters on Secondlife. Maybe because I spent a lot of my childhood wishing for one change or another or using books and writing stories as my escape. There are of course some changes I fight, I’m only human, but there are also many times where I look at my life and feel at peace with the realization that it is time I make some changes to try and better my life. My goals for this year were a great start at some changes I have been making and have been making my life better little by little.

Wywy BubblesAfter all of this thinking, I am still not sure what I will chose to do about the relationships I am contemplating but I am more and more at peace that I will be able to face it and move forward to see what the future holds for me. I don’t want to be someone stuck in a happy moment in the past and miss what I may find in the future. If this means letting go of something I treasure before it becomes something unhealthy for not only me but others involved, well I would rather let go and have hope for the future happiness to come than to tarnish the good memories and turn them into something I am sad to remember. To make sure I feel I make the right choice I am taking my time, because I know rushing things is rarely a good idea.

This turned into quite a long post, but I hope it provokes some thought in whoever reads it. While it is mostly for my benefit, helping me to clarify my thoughts a little to myself, I would love if it was of help to others who may need it as well. ♥

Credits for Me:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Hair –  Wasabi Pills – Suzy

Outfit –  Rainbow Panda – Eat Sleep Music Panda Outfit

Poses – tea soup – Blowing Bubbles and Snatching Bubbles sets

Out with Cusiloo

Man this was a eventful week. I felt bad for Ms Grumples, the cat my Mom gave me last week, so I decided to do a spell to attract a boy cat for her… only my fae magick decided to “help” and I ended up with a cat tail. >< At least it matches my hair tho! Not sure how to get rid of it and am actually finding it kind of fun so will let it be for a while. ♥ Then Mom and I went to one of Dad’s cover band concerts, Pink! It was so much fun to dance and sing along, we had a blast!

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I bugged my cusiloo, Lulu, to take a break from her homework and come hang out for a bit. We decided to take a bus to a nearby small town by the ocean for the day, but accidently fell asleep. We did end up in a small town by the ocean tho! Just a more rundown empty one than we meant to. But, there was a ice cream truck right as we got in town so we stopped for a treat. It was sooo good, but cusiloo had to hold me up when I almost fell because of my ridiculous heels.

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After the ice cream and near tumble we went into a little park and rested by a fountain. Someone had left a little panda stuffy behind so we kept it company and listened to the birds and tinkling of the fountain and the waves from the ocean. It was super relaxing and cusiloo almost dozed off again.

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Before we left I insisted we take a pic in front of the gorgeous sunset over the ocean. It was such a nice and relaxing day!  For music this week I wanted to share a recent find. I LOVE Little Mix and almost all of their songs! I was browsing youtube and came across this fun cover they did of their song Black Magic in Country style. See you next week, enjoy!

Credits for Me:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Hair –  Doe – Miffy – Pastels

Makeup – Alaskametro – Matte Mist Eyeshadow

Nails – LIVIA – Candy Coco Nails

Bracelet – Miam Miam Jewelry – Yummy Charm Set (Seems to be gone now)

Outfit – Candy Kitten – Keep Calm I Love You

Pose 1 – Focus Poses – Friends 36

Pose 2 – K&S Creations – You’re My Best Friend 2 – Pose 6

Pose 3 – Focus Poses – Friends 91

Location – The Village & BarDeco

 

Skip Week

Hey guys, I am skipping both my blog and store release this weekend. I spent most of the week with the flu and don’t want to do a rushed job. ♥ I am feeling better but want to take my time on my stuff and make it the best I can. See you next Sat!

New Wardrobe and Snacks

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We redid the house and during this Dad installed an awesome close area so we have this nice big changing room / closet. My cousin Lulu and I helped Mom put all the clothes and accessories away. Man was that tiring. After we collapsed on one of the poufs to rest for a bit.

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Lulu had to run to a job interview and Mom and I decided to raid the fridge. Turns out Dad locked the freezer somehow so I couldn’t get into the ice cream. >.<

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So I ate most of his strawberries with whipped cream! ♥ Mom snacked on the cupcakes that were in there.

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After we were full again, Mom wanted to make some cookies. I helped, by taste-testing. Giggles. Dad snuck a few too, but Mom didn’t catch him in the act like she did with me. We were both banished from the kitchen until Mom was done.


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I have another new release! I am trying to do them once a week and since Saturday is my blog day it’s now my project day to finish and release outfits too. This week it’s a cute sweater-skirt outfit with a pair of heels that have small legwarmers on them. I did the outfit in four designs. ♥ Enjoy! My video for this week has a couple members from my favorite acapella band, Pentatonix. It’s a cover of Katy Perry’s Rise.

Credits for My Outfit in the Top 4 Photos:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Truth – Ice – Pastels

Top –  Blueberry – Cutieberry in Pixie

Pants – Blueberry – Tali in Denims – Blue

Shoes – Mesh Agency – Samantha Ankle Booties

Poses – all were part of the furniture animations


Credits for Sweater Dresses:

Same body/head/hands/skin/eyes/ears/shape as above

Outfit 1 –  Rainbow Panda – Dancing Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 1 – Magika – Surprise

Pose 1 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 4

Outfit 2 –  Rainbow Panda – Black Rainbow Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 2 – Magika – Thread

Pose 2 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 3

Outfit 3 –  Rainbow Panda – How I Roll Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 3 – Magika – The Wish

Pose 3 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 8

Outfit 4 –  Rainbow Panda – Lil Love Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 4 – Magika – Shade

Pose 4 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 9

New Years Goals

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Every year we make a bunch of resolutions, most about getting into shape and losing weight. Well this year I decided to make a set of goals instead.

  1. Keep up with my blog. I want to try and post at least one post a week or at least 52 posts for the year. I like writing on here and doing photos and really want to try and get in the habit of consistently posting.
  2. Take and finish an Alison course. My boyfriend recently found this site for me. They have a bunch of free classes, including digital photography course from Harvard. And many when you finish if you pass the text with 80% or better they send you a diploma certificate for it. I love to learn things and expand my skills.
  3. Communicate better. Especially with my SL family, but also with people in RL. I am pretty introverted and will hold things in and let things slide without saying anything. Recently that led to a real tough spot and emotional breakdown. My parents and I talked and decided we all needed to work to be sure to communicate and listen to each other.
  4. Learn and improve my skills with dance tools and shows/videos. I have been working on it for a few months but there is still a lot I want to learn and get better at. I see so many amazing shows and videos, I am not aiming to be like any of them but want to learn the skills so I can show my own uniqueness.
  5. Get more in touch with my spiritual side. Mainly I really need to learn to ground and center myself. I believe it will really help with my emotional state. I have beliefs, yeah, but don’t think of them or practice them much. I want to change that, because it gave me a sense of peace and stability I lack nowadays.
  6. Buy less Lindens. I am creative and like building/making things. I just need to make and sell more on marketplace and maybe inworld. Curb my shopaholic-ism. Will be hard to do, I am used to just buying Lindens when I want stuff and buying a lot. However, RL has demands of its own and those really need to come first, despite how cheap I say it is in comparison. Suppose it is good that I’m not a shopaholic in RL as well. Way cheaper to be one in SL. Think I will start doing some freelance photography again too. I have worked at studios before but they kept me busy all the time and I have family and other hobbies I want to continue to work on while also learning new skills.

relaxing-musicI am sure I could think of many others, but I feel these are the major ones I really want to achieve this year. I also feel like they are achievable and think that’s important for goals, otherwise we end up feeling down and seems like that makes it even harder to work towards achieving them later.

I saw one of my favorite stores had a few new things out and they looked so comfy I used them for my pictures. Been fighting a bug this week so comfy clothing and music was used a lot. The video this week is in a different language, but has English captions and I am in love with it. I have probably listened to it like a million times today. ♥

Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Analog Dog – Charlotte – Fantasy Hud (gift @ The Gaurdians Event)

Headphones – NS – Kitty Headphones

Top/Shorts – NS – Misu Set

Pose – Stop Time – In Bed

Windlight – AnaLu Studio 5

Location – My Home/Bedroom

Music’s Influence

Hi, my name’s Wyona and I’m a music addict. ♥ No lie, I listen to music as much as I can. As I’m working on things, to help my mood, for dance troupe, even when I sleep. I will wake up in the middle of the night to no music and wake up just enough to start Pandora back up and go back to sleep. I also love all kinds from new age and classical to industrial and techno. I’m not a huge fan of metal, country, blues and them but even in those genres I have songs I like.

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I also love anime as you might guess from my cutesy or kawaii style. So for this post I wanted to share my love of both as well as pose a question. What would you do if one of the things you were passionate about became banned and against the law? Me, with music and reading, I would likely bootleg and hoard and have to have music and books despite it. I tend to be introverted and bad with emotions, so they have a habit of sometimes overwhelming me. Music is my lifeline in those times. It helps ground me and lift my mood as well as help me feel more energetic. When I clean house or do other things I hate music is always there to help it go quicker and make it more bearable ( I can’t say enjoyable lol).

An anime that is a bit older but addresses this question perfect (and I’ve seen it multiple times now) is AKB0048. It’s based in a universe where humans have expanded into the universe but some planted have banned music and arts. Now, we can’t say for sure the worlds they show would be how it would look for sure but I think they did a decent job based on past history and how humans have responded to authority banning or limiting our music and arts. The towns this group of idols go to visit are gray and gloomy with smog and food lines where everyone looks miserable. Despite the danger to the girls, they travel to planets to see their fans even if that planet is under an entertainment ban, and many times these concerts help inspire change.

For me, this very much reflects how I think my life would be without music or art. Without them what would I have to do to recharge my mood and energy? To pick me up when I am feeling sad? Or even to calm me when I am angry? I turn to both music and art (mainly through photography and dance choreography on SL) to help me during those times. My only other real outlet is books. But if they ban entertainment of music and art, when would that expand to the fantasy and sci-fi books I love so much? Or even to other fiction books?

Another reason I love the anime, and other dance and music oriented shows and movies, is it shows the growth and struggles the members of the group have to go through as well. Three of the newer trainees in the group come from a banned entertainment planet themselves.

When I was shopping marketplace I came across this dress and it reminded me of some of the outfits I’ve seen idols wearing in anime and I thought it would would work great for this post. Sorry there is only one picture, I had a couple more but I really didn’t like how they turned out. I want to experiment with lighting more and see if I can get better, sometimes the shadows just make the photo unappealing to me when I go to edit. Also, I have chosen to share a couple videos of AKB0048. I was unable to find many with english subs of good quality. The longer one I did find though, I love the songs, the lyrics are very touching to me. Also there are so many other great anime or musicals or even shows based around dance and music that I love, I just chose this one because of how perfect it fit with the main thing I wanted to talk about. ♥ Next time, a book meme!!


Credits:

Body/Head/Hands/Skin/Shape/Eyes/Ears on blog sidebar.
Makeup – came with skin
Smile – Imeka – Mouth Bento Poses

Snow Particles – Elymode – Let It Snow particles (wearable version)
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Solana Windblown Mesh Hair
Tiara – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Crystal Tiara (Ice)
Dress and Sleeves – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Frozen Heart Dress RARE
Breath Particles – Anachron – Breath Fog Attachment
Boots – Chic & Shoes – Flirty Boots (Fitted Mesh)
Tights – [QE]  – Snowflake Stockings Omega HUD /Blue/
Pose 1 – Elymode – Let It Snow – 01
Windlight – Night

Location – Elven Glade