Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The last days...

I haven't been posting much for a variety of reasons. the biggest one being, I am having hard time making this post. But tomorrow the sims go onto the list for deletion so....its time. Much as it pains me. I had thought about digging out old photos but that, that is for a post that I wont be in such tears to make. I'll be making a few more posts about Steelhead in the weeks to come, Fun ones, reminiscing ones., but this is the hard one..the farewell..

Where do I even START?

I know from photos I first set foot in Steelhead in June of 2009, got my first plot there for a store in November of the same year. In February 2010 I moved the Tea Garden to it and that June my home plot.

The store's been long gone but the Tea Garden and my home have been there since I moved in. The Tea Garden was on Cherry Tree lane. This made me stupidly happy as I am a big Mary Poppins fan. And I had just found a final house to never take down again for my home.

I know, the people are what really make Steelhead home, and the people are still about, Heck we even managed to save one of the sims. Nevermoor is now Ravenwood. But things wont ever be the same again. And that makes me so very sad.

I spent several days after the announcement taking photos of the sims, desperately trying to get photos before people took down their plots. I failed on this, some folks up and left before the ink was dried on the post it seems. But I got most of it.

A farewell in photos - Steelhead St. Helens
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Boomtown
A farewell in photos - Steelhead
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Harborside
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Nevermoor

A shot of all the sims, from a corner of St. Helens to Nevermoor way in the distance

I feel so incredibly blessed to have lived in Steelhead. I will miss having a place on Cheery Tree Lane. The Sims will always have a spot in my heart. And I am so incredibly glad the people are not leaving, just, spread out over Secondlife a bit more.

There's was just something special about Steelhead. The sims where beautiful, Lunar is such an amazing builder, and those living there tried to find homes and buildings to live up to his abilities.

I will treasure every moment I live three, mourn and yet celebrate it with those in the group, and await a time when the sims, in a way, may rise again.

Not only was it home, it still IS home, as Steelhead is truly in your heart and not the sims.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Devastating news..

My beloved Steelhead, my home for most of my Second Life..is going away at the end of September.

I was in tears, as was nearly everyone else, at the meeting today when Lunar announced it. It was not an easy decision for him to come by. But his health, his moms health and other reasons have brought him to it. He needs a break, and while he loves Steelhead dearly, financially it is not working for him.

And so, This month I will be spending it taking photos of the 5 sims before they vanish. And looking for a new home. I think I have a new place for the Teagarden in Caledon, but not a personal home yet. I might go back to the Willowdale estates, but I'd really like to find a place that has seasons, now that I have this stunning house that is season change. I had planned on it being my last home in Steelhead, But not THIS WAY!

The inworld group will remain, we'll still be a family that way. As will the Steelhead Relay Team. But the sims will go. We are looking at a way to maintain the weekly Friday dance as well. this weeks will be at my teahouse, I'm not sure if I can make any of the others and I wanted to have a good last one.

Please come and visit the sims before they go away. They are so beautiful.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pandora's box of dreams photo contest

I got personally invited to enter this contest, because I have taken shots of the sim in the past. So I took 6 shots, three in my normal form and three in catfish form.

I want to show them off so here they are! I had fun taking them and even played with Depth of Field for a couple, which I usually don't mess with. So that was a new experience and I will have to play with it more in the future.

I forgot to write down the poses I used, most of them I got at this months round of Enchantment though. The none mermaid outfit is Aloha, eh? by deviousMind Slurl


Here is July's FruitFetish

It's called Kiwilicious and was a bit tricky due to the pose that worked my wings blocked most of my body, so I adjusted the transparency on them in world and this is the result!

other credits

Outfit Apricot Paws - Bow BikiniSLURL

Hair MaiOwn! Oydis SLURL

Friday, August 21, 2015

In a pickle? nope

Yay looket me two days in a row!

Here is June's FruitFetish

It's called Cucumber Classic

other credits

Outfit Vita's Boudoir Couture Vortex PinkSLURL

Hair MaiOwn! Farewell SLURL

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Another pin up!

ok so the photo a day idea went flat as I was doing computer upgrades..anyway..NEXT

Here is May's FruitFetish

It's called Cantaloupe Candy

other credits

Outfit Vita's Boudoir Pink RoseSLURL


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pin up of the day!

Now to get caught up with my pin up series. One photo a day till I'm done :)

Here is April's FruitFetish

It's called Apple Ass

other credits

Outfit Tinkabelle Faerie Outfit by Caverna Obscura and Ivy Wreath by Caverna Obscura SLURL

Hair ~Tableau Vivant~ Cersei II SLURL

Monday, August 10, 2015

~Pandora Box of Dreams~ Dream 004: Del Mar Dream

Finally the post about the sim I took the photo here at!

I am just in love with this sim and how they change the build completely every so often. This time the dream is an amazing tropical island. With all manner of cozy nooks and fun things to do.

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Outfit - tailJOMO Female mermaid tail(Pink)SLURL
outfit - Shell bra *BOOM* Atlantean Shells (fantasia) SLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Ariel" SLURL
PoseI uh, forgot to write that one down. oopsSLURL
Sim~Pandora Box of Dreams~ Dream 004: Del Mar DreamSLURL

In photos when I have legs I'm wearing Lumina Mermaid - Water Nymph By Evie's Closet *SLURL*

Del Mar dream is packed with things to do, you can fly with a parrot, have a picnic, go hang gliding or even Jet skis if you can find them!

But it's also just a stunning sim. The palm trees swaying softly, the sound of the animals and the waves crashing. Bring a special someone for a nice date out. Or go by yourself for some relaxing alone time. It's an amazing summer getaway in Secondlife.

You can see all my photos of Del Mar Dream at this link and highlights of my photos at my Flickr page

Saturday, August 1, 2015

On the wings of love

So I picked up an amazing new house for my plot in Steelhead. It's so perfectly whimsical AND it changes seasons. So I have decided it will be the last house I put up. So I am going all out with the furnishing instead of just slapping down some chairs or something. Which means photos. And I deiced that over the fireplace in the living room I needed a big ol wedding photo of me and Adar.

So I spent like, three days looking all the wedding gowns on the marketplace to find one I like. And then another day looking for something for Adar to wear, Went to Ode and took this!

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and the same pose just with the camera pulled back

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I do plan to make a post showing off the new house once I'm done with it. Still working on some of the rooms. It's so amazing.

And here are the outfit credits for the wedding photo.

On me
Outfit - tail[P&Z] Victoria Wedding GownSLURL
Hair wreath*EC* Arianwen Wreath - PurpleSLURL
FlowersBouquet with daisies and bluebells-E&L SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-APHRODITE pulled back sides long meshSLURL

On Adar
Outfit - LYZ - Yasu Mens Evening Suit Black / RedMarketplace

Pose:Belle Poses: Wedding Set 2 Marketplace