Lesson 41

“We’re all human and we all goof.  Do things that may be wrong, but do something.” ~ Newt Gingrich

Working Hard

I couldn’t help and use this quote, because it perfectly fits these pictures of goofing off while in the office and by rights, totally wrong if it’s against office policy.   Perhaps your experience is different to mine.  I don’t know of too many companies that allow you to take the phone off the hook, sit back and recline to watch a movie on the computer and my favorite of all… to have a buttocks planter?

Taking a Break

I wouldn’t advice anyone to indulge in the activities above — unless you want to take a forced week off.  Smiles.

© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford

Lesson 41:  Take the Week Off!

Congratulations! Your assignment this week is to take a week off. Simply acknowledge all the great work you’ve done so far and luxuriate in your free time. Have fun!

Your Self-Love Assignment

Bask in What You’ve Accomplished!  This is a week to bask in the glory of what you’ve already accomplished. If you encounter any resistance to giving yourself time off, breathe in, and remind yourself that you deserve it!

See you next week.

Hair – Clawtooth – Betty Spaghetti (Silent Movie Star Pack) @ Collabor88
Blazer – Tres Blah – Blazer Dark Sand @ Collabor88
Skirt – Fishy Strawberry – Frankfurt Pencil Skirt Brown @ Collabor88
Shoes – Just Design – Cult Nude Lacquered  w/ JD Bare Feet

Office Cubicle, Will Return Novelty Clock & Paper Shredder – Intrigue @ Collabor88
Office Decor Pack 1&2 – Kuro @ Collabor88
Jacob Globe – Lisp @ Collabor88
Radio, Books & Wall Sign – Standby Inc. @ Collabor88
Mackenzie Tote Bag in Red – LaGyo @ Collabor88
Mesh Interior Plant – Apple Falls @ Collabor88
Bacall Accessory Tray, Bankers Desk Lamp & Bacall Portrait Frames – The Loft @ Collabor88
Bric-a-Brac Chair, Paper Trash, Coffee Decor – Aisling @ The Arcade
iFall (Early 2014) Media Edition – Apple Falls {prim over top to put picture}
CEO Coffee-To-Go-Set Open – Imperial & Wearable Cup – 8f8

Linden Endowment for the Arts

“The mind of Frankx Lafavre is a dangerous thing.” ~ His personal quote

Frankx Exhibit 2
Butterfly Glass Sculpture

A friend of mine is participating in this current round of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) Artists-in-Resident Land Grants program.   The following description was taken from the LEA blog, which you can visit for more information.

“The LEA Land Grant program seeks to promote and nurture the arts in Second Life, through a five-month land grant to recipients. Recipients can be individuals or groups interested in creating or curating art, or proposing cultural projects which would require/utilise a full-sim build and can be completed within the allotted time frame. The LEA is able to offer land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab.”

I could not even begin to describe this Australian friend of mine as he is quite a mixture of many things combined — 99 % all good.  His land is called Devil’s Island, so I think he deserves that 1% bad.  Chuckles.   Since I have known him I have always admired his artistic side and his passion and tenacity for building and scripting.   I am extremely glad to see him finally taking more of a plunge to share his art with the Second Life community.

Many of his recent and some of his past works can be seen at LEA and the art sculpture below is a gift that you can locate during the visit.

Art Sculpture

Frankx Lefavre art at LEA 19 and his home sim, which he also makes available to the public. 


1st Picture –
Hair – LeLutka – Rykiel Hair in Pitch
Lipstick – BlackLiquid – Pinot Gloss
Jewelry – Just Design – Carbon Dream Set
Dress – Baiastice – Hina Maxi Dress Ghost White
Pose – PosESioN – Dolce Poses Set

2nd Picture –
Hair – K-Code – Claudia Black
Lipstick – BlackLiquid – African American Gloss
Glasses – HOC – Rectangle Framed Glasses
Top – Tres Blah – Long Sleeve Collared Blouse White
Necklace – Maxi Gassamer – Knotted Shimmer Pearls
Skirt – LivGlam Boutique – part of Absent Minded Friends Outfit
Shoes – Just Design – Cult Blue Suede w/ Tip Toe Feet
Pose – .Mien. Poses – Worry Poses Set

True Love…7 Year Itch

7 Year Itch

I didn’t start off with wanting to do a blog post today, but after placing this salty boat bar set at my new home it sort of lent itself to a picture.  Originally, my first take of pictures had a plant in the corner where that cigarette machine is at, though it just didn’t seem to fit.  Then I remembered that I had purchased the machine as a backdrop for something else I had in mind.

Now I’m just having a giggle as my sign says love never lasts and the machine has the name of the store, which is “Seven” and my mind just went… “until the 7 year itch then all hell breaks loose.


Hair – LeLutka – Rykiel in Pitch
Lipstick – BlackLiquid – Pinot Gloss
Necklace – Maitreya – Vintage Pearl Necklace {part of vintage collar & pearls set) @ Collabor88
Jacket – LivGlam – [Winter-13] Sunshine On My Shoulders Jacket {part of Sunshine On my Shoulders Hud 1 Outfit}
Pants – LivGlam – [Winter-13] Hotel Shampoos Leggings {part of Hotel Shampoos Hud 1 Outfit}
Feet – JD Shoes – My Feet Tip Toe
Shoes – JD Shoes – Cult – Nude Lacquered @ The Dressing Room {must have JD feet}


Salty Boat Bar – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Dept.
Salty Bart Art – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Dept.
Salty Bar Stool – Cheeky Pea @ The Men’s Dept.
Letters – End of Daze
Wine Glass – Dutchie
True Love Sign – Seven Emporium
Cigarette Machine – Seven Emporium

It’s My Party


It’s my party, and I’ll cry shop if I want to
Cry Shop if I want to, cry shop if I want to
You would cry shop too if it happened to you… 

{part of the lyrics from “It’s My Party” –  song by Leslie Gore}

I turned all of 3 years on Wednesday, and so I did a little shopping to celebrate.  Lucky me Collabor88 opened up its new round that day and that couldn’t be more perfect.

Happy Birthday to me!! 🙂


Hair – Emo-tions – *Love* B&W Pack
Jewelry – Maitreya – Vintage Collar & Pearls @ Collabor88
Dress – Maitreya – Vintage Lace Gown – Raven @ Collabor88
Shoes – JD – New Lux – Silver w/ MyFeet Tip Toe

Pool is part of Geneve House by reBoune
Port Isaac Pier Complete by Cheeky Pea
Bronze Crane Sculptures by MeadowWorks
Summer Linden Tree by Botanical
Arch41-043_obj_2Mesh by Vandelo
Awning White by [We’re Closed]
Mini Lantern String Lights by What Next
Macau Bamboo Table & Chairs Tea by MeshWorx
Koucha Planter Bench Caladium by Aria
Dardon Stone Fireplace by Trompe Loeil

Beam of Light

“The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

Photo Image 7

Yesterday I tinkered a little with Photoshop and it’s not a program I am eager to learn to use. Personally, I find it such a difficult program to understand even with all the hundreds of tutorials online that I can view.  It’s just not an activity I envision utilizing some of my free time doing. However, I can’t help being fascinated by some of the effects I see on pictures and wondering how it’s done.  

I might have mentioned in one of my past posts that I pretty much use PicMonkey to touch up photos.  It’s simple, easy and fast and truth be told I like instant gratification and on to the next thing.

Here are my results.  The cropped picture above was done strictly using PicMonkey and the two pictures below are the outcome of my lesson in inserting a beam of light into my photo using Photoshop.

The before.

Photo Image 1

The after.

Photo Image 11

I’m quite happy with the way it turned out that I just might play with it again. 🙂


Hair – Epoque – Pristine in Black @ The Chapter Four
Lipstick – BlackLiquid – Pinot Gloss
Glasses – Sorgo – Issa/Tort @ The Chapter Four
Dress – Kiwi – Shelle Mesh Felt Coat Black @ 60L Weekend
Necklace – Lazuri – Esme Necklace (Group Gift)
Earrings – Kunglers – TDRF #030 @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Shoes – JD – New Lux Single Silver @ The Dressing Room Fusion {requires tiptoe feet}
Poses: Framed 43 and The Wall 18 by DeePosed
Shrub Large Green by We’re Closed
Sculpted Marble Arch by Hare Couture

Morning ride…


I woke up this morning rather unexpectedly at 4 a.m. and after tossing and turning a bit more I just finally gave in and got up.   If I lived out in the country I would probably own a horse and be out riding at midnight instead morning light.

May your Friday be filled with sunshine and happiness!


Hat – JFL Hats – Cowboy Hat Pale Grey @ The Jewelry & Accessories Expo
Hair – Elikatira – Quirky Black {not sure if still available)
Shirt – Even.Flow – Cowgirl Shirt Black
Jeans – Decoy – Dana 76 Jeans
Boots – JD – Not Rated Black

Sydney wears:

Hair – Elikatira – Quirky {not sure if still available}
Complete outfit called Eddie by Forever Young


Country Girl poses come with horse by Focus Poses
Spruces by 3D Trees
Grass Patches by TUFF
Background Bush by Forest Feast