Saturday, January 24, 2009


Recipe poem

Add a pinch of smiles
2 cups of laughter
A dash of hapiness.
Mix it up and put it in the oven at 360 degrees unitl golden
(Be careful not to burn)
Wait til cooled then spread the love on the friendship.
Sprinkle some hope to make it look nice. (If allergic to hope add faith instead).
Then voila you have friendship.

by Razor

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Days End

Guess what I did today? If you guessed "create" then you guessed correctly. An opportunity came to me today to create. This time in the area of animations. I am not very good but I figure the way to get better at anything is to keep working at it. So, that is what I did today. The animations I am creating have me working in my second favorite place in the house... the kitchen.

Since I was a little girl pretty dishes excited me. I love to see an elegant table setting. They are so inviting. I have never given big formal parties but I have been to my share of them and the table setting was the best part of the evening for me.

One of my favorite television stations is the food network. There are several shows that trip my trigger but what really excites me are the pots and gadgets they use. I am in love with most of the kitchen sets and dream of having a kitchen like theirs.

In the online game Second Life, I can have that dream kitchen. The animations I am working on revolve around working in the kitchen. It's all exciting to me because at the end of the day, I get my dream kitchen and play in it too.

Enjoy Life!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fog Blog

Well, this was a creative day. I spent the day taking pictures and reading. In between all of that hard work I took naps. Who invented weekends? I love you and I love weekends!
Reading other blogs was very informative and it gave me new creative inspiration. I think some are born more creative than others. I am just amazed by what people create. Now, I don't say I understand everything they create and really, I don't think I'm suppose to. I just take what I can from it and move on. That seems to work best for me.
I talked for a long time to a newbie in the online game Second Life. It was wonderful to hear thoughts from someone in the position I was in not that long ago. I was actually amazed that someone that new was that advanced. It took me along time to learn how to do things that avatar was doing. I have noticed many newbies love wings. They do look like fun!

Enjoy Life!

Friday, January 16, 2009

This Week ends...

What a week this has been. What a great mood I'm in. And nothing compares to love. I believe we all witnessed a miracle! An airplane going down and people are living. How absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Today I wanted to write. I was in a great mood to do it too and all I could think about was the miracle. It just restores so much in me. No, I still don't like to fly! When I saw everything that happened I just sobbed for hours thinking about what could have happened.

When I have gotten on a flight and they made those safety announcements, I'll admit to sometimes feeling like emergency procedures are something you do before you die from the crash but this situation proved me wrong. Someone said it was a textbook definition of "emergency exit".
The pictures told the fearless story of what people will do for others when they are in trouble and need help. People rallied and in a relatively short period of time everyone was safe and warm. Many blessing to those who care about others unconditionally.

I continue to write my short stories in, The Adventures of Viv Writer, and I have to admit the love I feel for the ones I don't even know have fueled my engines.

Enjoy Life!
P.S. The items in the picture were made by Julia Hathor, and Cocoanut Koala.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

What's In The Box?

What a lovely day I had today. Despite whatever is happening in real life, I can come spend time in second life, create, and suddenly life is just a little sweeter.

I am grateful for my friends in second life. Thank you for kind words, you'll never know what they mean.

Well, I visited with a friend and we had a good chat. Afterwards, I had this idea to create boxes. Not an original one to be sure but I just felt like it and so I DID IT! I am not a designer by any standards but I love getting fancy boxes in real life. I usually don't care for what's in them as people really have no clue what to get me. I have always enjoyed the beauty of a well crafted box. They are also great to store things in too. As I am just now putting Christmas decorations away, I appreciate them now more than before.

Above, you will take note of my black and white box with a bow. Actually you can't see the white part but the bow comes from a second life dress. I thought that was a clever way to use the bow. Anyway... I had a great time making boxes today. I made square ones and round ones. It's all good.

I took pictures and filmed today as well. I need to get my staged pictures organized a bit better next time as it is very confusing and frustrating when I don't work with a proper storyboard.

I made a cell phone! Okay, it's not a great looking cell phone but it worked with my phone animation. I was pretty happy with it and it all worked with my filming so how bad is that?

I spent some quality time at the beach. Oh my, the sound of the ocean can always clear my head. Well, long enough for me to fall asleep. The sound of the ocean has a lulling affect on me, just as the sound of some voices.

To end the day I will listen to some scary stories and call it a very good weekend. Just think, there is still more second life left for next time.

Enjoy Life!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I can't tell you the joy I had today. I spent much of the day pondering about different projects I want to do. I had the opportunity to visit a cute little house on a mountain top. It was amazing to me because it was really built on top of a mountain. I sat there, had some coffee, and thought about how wonderful most people are. Someone created such a wonderful piece of art work and they allow all residents to enjoy it. What a wonderful show of citizenship.
Later I was so inspired by the 1945 movie, Enchanted Cottage, that I spent time at a favorite cottage and took pictures. I love that movie and get so emotional everytime I watch it.
There is such wonderful composition in second life. What a wonderful backdrop for soooo much. Ideas just run about in my head. I enjoy entertaining them. Will I ever create all the ideas I have? Well, maybe.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Give Me The Simple Life

I had such a good time today. Life can be very simple in second life and I appreciate that. I spent my time talking to interesting avatars simply having fun dressing or playing dress up in different outfits. It was very funny too. I never fail to be surprised at what is available in second life.

I spent a great deal of time listening to theatre of the mind. They were playing episodes of Twilight Zone. That show still scares me. Even over the radio...

Next I went to one of my favorite sims and did some picture taking and film making. What a simple and uncomplicated life. You gotta love it.

Enjoy Life!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Well, today was another good day. I didn't go to many classes today. I only attended one and didn't stay for the entire class. I wasn't really interested in creating scripts.

I took more pictures and did some filming. I created some textures for props. I hope to use these props in my short stories.

I worked on some sketches today as well. I think I want to create a sketchbook for second life. I have ideas like that all the time but rarely do they pan out.

Anyway, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to create freely. It is a wonderful feeling to be this free. I use to feel, if only I was able to do this or that. Now I can't say that. In second life I can make so much possible. I am limited only by my lack of skills but I think if I stick to it, and keep trying..... I might just get it.

Enjoy Life!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ta Dah!

Well, today was a wonderful day. I had a bit of a lie in. I skipped a few classes this morning. When I finally surfaced I went back to the flexie skirt class. That was really interesting, to say the least.
To begin with, it started off normally. We had to register for the class because the sim couldn't handle too many of us working at the same time. According to them, the sim would crash if more than 20 worked. There were not that many of us. In fact, I believe it was just 16.
There was this really sick avatar there. He kept doing rude things. The instructor must not have been paying attention or maybe she didn't care. It got to the point where she finally said, "Sit down and behave". He then said some rude stuff to her and she threatened to ban him and reminded him that if he were to be banned it would ban him form loads of places. He got the message and left. Several of us seemed to be happy about that.
I followed much of the class but if I were to be honest with myself, much of it I didn't get. I mean, I just didn't get it. I felt like I should not even try anymore. Good thing there are loads of other things to do in Second Life.
I went back to my home sim and hung out for a little while. Real life demanded my attention so I had to leave for a portion of the evening.
Once I returned I returned to the theatre of the mind. It was very good tonight. I do enjoy hearing a good story.

Enjoy Life!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Today in Second Life was a blast! I am doing so much. First, I began the day with a class in sculpty painting.

While I enjoyed the class because it was very informative, I think the class was very misleading. I mean, the name of the class is Sculpty Painting. We never did any painting. When I mentioned it, the teacher told me, "That's tommorow's class". She continued to explain. "Today we are just sculpting". I got satisfied with that explanation and moved on. I didn't have a choice, did I?

Next, I played with Gimp. With the Gimp software, which is free by the way, I began to make clothes. I made a pair of pajamas earlier this week but the seams gave me trouble. I even had another avatar try them on, thank you friend, and still the seams were showing. I am proud to say that I played with the software enough that I fixed the problem. I must say the whole thing is time consuming and at times frustrating.

I went to another class. The class was suppose to teach you how to make prim skits. I had a hard time there largely because things didn't rezz fast enough. I kept getting in everyones way. One avatar, I could not even see, said to move. I thought that was funny but I moved. Finally things rezzed and I saw a place to sit but of course by then the class was well into the project and I was too far behind to even think about participating.

Back I went to my home sim. Well, it's not actually my sim but I am allowed to be there and I love to be there. It does feel like home.

Dreaming of my next project, I thought I might go and listen to a scary story before bedtime. There is a Stephen King story being performed in seven episodes. I really enjoy the theatre of the mind. Things got scary real quick to. Mr. King is a great writer but maybe a bit too much for me.

Well, that was my adventure for today. I talked with a few avatars and all were very nice. It is rare for me to meet a mean avatar.

Today was a good day.

Enjoy Life!