The Tree of Life

“Family: like branches on a tree. We all grow in different directions, but our roots remain the same.”  taken from Pintrest

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I had a passing in my extended family and today was the funeral and I got to see family that I had not seen in years and then some I had never met before… mostly children of second cousins.  Some faces you could place immediately and know they were the son or daughter of this person and others it just left you scratching your head trying to figure out which side of the family they came from.  It would have been impossible to speak to everyone and yet by some familial root we’re all connected in some way.

Today I am featuring just a few items.  The first is the beautifully crafted necklace by Bliensen+MaiTai, which is available at Genre that just opened.  The tree of life corset is by Distorted Dreams and is available in several colors and currently can be found at this round of Fair Play.

The last item is the grass in the background is by Little Branch and it’s available at the current round of LTD The Event.  Along with the grass you can also find a white cherry blossom tree.

Speaking of trees… isn’t it amazing how small I was able to make this tree in my hand?  The tree is by Happy Mood and it’s got some of the best landscaping stuff you can find on the grid.  I love that you can increase it to gigantic proportions or decrease in this case and it doesn’t change your prim count.

Credits:
*Farfalla Necklace by Bliensen + MaiTai @ GENRE
*Tree of Life Corset Black by Distorted Dreams @ Fair Play
Sucre Hair by eXxEsS
[Stefani Collection] Leather Legging Black by MoDANNA 

Scene:
*Wild Grass {Green} by Little Branch @ LTD The Event
Garden Tree 08 by Happy Mood
Garden Tree 07 by Happy Mood {in hand}

Male Model Pose 54 by Exposes 

Cold as stone, but I’m feeling pretty hot right now

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I was going through my inventory and found this pine cone crown I picked up at The Liaison Collaborative event this round that ends November 30th.  It can also serve as a decor item, which is a nice thing about it.  It comes in two versions and I’m wearing the frosted one and that called for a winter scene.

Digging a little further I found this two piece by Sweet Lies that I picked up at a past 25L Tuesday, because you never know when you may need winter wear. I’m feeling pretty hot right now.

The winter grass and bridge are from Little Branch and available at Lost & Found.  I think that I’m in the mood to go hunting, just not sure whether I’m in the mood for a two legged or four legged animal.

I know right?  Hard decisions… said tongue in cheek or maybe not.

Credits:
Crown – [Black Bantam] – Nature Is My Garden Pinecone Crown – Winter 2 @ The LTD Event
Hair – Tukinowaguma – Celina
Antiope White & Black Outfit – Sweet Lies
Makeshift Spear – [SWaGGa]

Scene:
Winter Bridge.V1 – Little Branch @ Lost & Found
Grass1l {Winter} – Little Branch @ Lost & Found

Pose: Male Model Pose 54 by Exposes

Oh deer

“As the deer pants for the streams of water, so my soul pants for you my God.” Psalm 42:1

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While not a very religious person in the outward appearance I do consider myself spiritual in the context that it is personal and private to me and this is a bible verse that I have always enjoyed.  It is what I thought of when I put out the deer for my scene.  It’s given me a little comfort as my spirit has been really heavy in the last days and I’m reminded that this too shall pass.

The dress I am wearing is by Les Encantades and is currently available at The Fantasy Collective. It comes in four mesh sizes and in several colors.  The hunter’s quiver is from Nobles Creations and is also at the same event.

Credit:
Hair – Elikatira – Blind
*Dress – Les Encantades – Elva Aqua @ The Fantasy Collective
*Hunter’s Quiver – Nobles Creations @ The Fantasy Collective

Scene:
Garden Tree 07/Green – Happy Mood
Grass Field Green 01-Random – [we’re CLOSED]
Shrub/Yellow Green – Happy Mood
Wire Grass/Green – Happy Mood
Deers – Just Animals

Pose: Day Dreamer – RACK Poses

Pausing for a moment to breath in the fresh air

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The Fantasy Collective is about half way through and if you have not made it there you’re really missing out.  On second thought you’re one of the smart ones, because mid way is probably the best time to get into an event.  You won’t be fighting the crowds and that terrible lag that accompanies those first few days when an event opens.  I’m wearing this beautiful dress from Les Enchantades call Ivy. As you can see from the picture the texture and design are exceptional and the dress is so rich in color.   There about 11 options for the dress and the one I’m wearing is called the Ivy Bloody Onyx.   For only $150 lindens a dress it’s practically a steal.

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I am also showing a few more previews from the upcoming Totally Top Shelf Event.  The head piece is from Dirty Stories and you can see from the close up it is also exceptionally well made.  It will be available in black, silver and gold, which is the color I’m wearing.

The other item from Dirty Stories is the roses head piece that comes with a hud so that you can change the color of the rose and the bony fingers plus the diamond jewels as well.

Next is the floral diadem in gold by Distorted Dreams, which will also be offered in five additional colors.  The rest of my accessories… the gold iron necklace and the black bracelet are from Modern Couture.

You can find the remaining details of my look and scene in the credits listed below.

Credits:
Eyes – {S0NG} – Yuki ~ Gris
Hair – Argrace – Suzuna
*Back to Hell Black – .DirtyStories. @ Totally Top Shelf
*Shadow Queen Head Roses – .DirtyRoses. @ Totally Top Shelf
*Floral Diadem Gold – Distorted Dreams @ Totally Top Shelf
Necklace – Modern.Couture – Iron Necklace Gold
Bracelet – Modern.Couture – Gaki Bracelet Black
*Dress – Les Enchantades – Ivy Bloody Onyx @ The Fantasy Collective {Until August 15}

Scene:
Ash Trees – Jian
Shrub Large Green – [We’re CLOSED]
Grass – Fanatik {past group gift}
Black Horse Animated – <THAT>/Nilssen

Pose: Backside by [pose+ivity]

*Review copy

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She was wild and untamed, but protected her own

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It had just gone pass noon time when I began this post.  Here it is almost 3.5 hours later and I’m finally getting back to it.  My minds seems to be all over the board in thoughts and actions, so I will be lucky if I get anything else done today beyond this post.

So right to it before I get distracted again.  I am featuring this lower body tattoo by Things called the Ragnarok, which is currently available at The Secret Affair.  It comes with system layers and appliers for the Slink physique, Belleza body, Omega Applier/Maitreya and TMP in both fresh and faded intensity.   I’m wearing the Antiope skirt and top by !gO! that kind of gives me that wild and untamed feeling with its grunge look, which is also at TSA.  The shield and spear are by May’s Soul also at the event.  I did mod to change the color of the ribbon.

The raven skull necklace is one of my past Fantasy Gacha Carnival gacha buys from Ariskea and I’m wearing another awesome hair from the Hair Fair that was a gift from [KoKoLoReS].  I’m also wearing these lashes and face tattoo that were also a gift from another wonderful creator Zisbka, also at the Hair Fair.  It’s probably a little quieter at the Hair Fair now after its opening week and my first purchases, so it may be a great time to return to pick up some of that hair that’s on my to buy list.

Once I was dressed the wild sort of called me and so I decided to set up this simple scene of being out in the wilds of Africa somewhere with some of my favorite landscape items by Sweet Revolutions.  The eagle is actually a pose prop as a shoulder pet and available at TSA, but hey it looked better on the elephant.

Credits:
Eyes – {Song} – Yuki – Gris
Eyelashes – Zisbka – Kell Lashes @ Hair Fair 2015 {Gift}
Eyelashes – Redgrave – 31 Extra Long
Face Tattoo – Zisbka – Joss @ Hair Fair 2015 {Gift}
Teeth – [PXL] – Open Mouth Addon v7.1.1
Hair – [KoKoLoReS] Hair Ash @ Hair Fair 2015 {Gift}
Top/Bottom – !gO! – Antiope @ The Secret Affair
Necklace – Ariskea – Raven Skull Necklace {past Feb 2015 Fantasy Gacha Carnival}
*Body Tattoo – .Things – Ragnarok @ The Secret Affair
Shield & Spear – May’s Soul – Minerva Set @ The Secret Affair

Scene:
African Savanna Tree V.02 – Sweet Revolutions
African Savanna Tree V.01 – Sweet Revolutions
African Savanna Grass – Sweet Revolutions
African Elephant Mom & Baby – Sweet Revolutions
Roman Eagle Soldier Pet – [Black Bantam] @ The Secret Affair

Pose: Huntress by !bang

*Review copy