Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I love Coming Home!

Dear Diary:

Well, I returned safely from my trip but somehow managed to come back with a lot more than I went with.  I sure added to the economy of the country on this trip.
After I retrieved my car from the airport parking lot, brushed off the snow, struggled getting suitcases in the car, I was tired!  How did I manage to accumulate so much in such a short time?  Did I really need to buy that second pair of boots?  And the jacket.  Does every closet need more plaid?  Will I really wear that satin beaded cocktail dress?  Of course, the answer to these is a definite YES! 

It's always nice to travel but it sure is nice to get home.  Now I just have to find a place for everything.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (fuschia)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged shadow with lashes (purple gold)
Hair (with hat) LeLutka ISHA (gift)

Coat: SAS Winter coat (aubergine)
Sweater: Latte snowflake sweater (purple) (no longer available)
Pants: Coco slim fit pant (gold)

Earrings: NHA earrings Viola (gift)

Pose: LAP

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Love Travelling...but I Hate it!

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm on my way for a 10 day vacation.  I'm thrilled to be going but...I hate it too!  Does that make sense? 

Getting to the airport is crazy enough as it is.  Drive there at least 1 1/2 hour before flight time.  Struggle getting the bags from the car, to the right terminal, and then standing in line to make sure my suitcases are the right weight and my purse is the right size.
Then I go through security.  I try to pack all the liquids in the bags I'm checking but I have forgotten occasionally and end up having to buy hair spray as soon as I land.  I have my passport handy and wait for my shoes and pocket contents to appear. now I'm totally exhausted!  I'm anxious to get on the plane, sit back and enjoy the flight. 

Oh-oh....did I remember to unplug the kettle???

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (German Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair (with hat) The Strand Sammi

Jacket and gloves: Pixel Dolls Wool plaid coat and gloves (gift)
Sweater: Latte Lacy knit sweater (black) (no longer available)
Jeans: Pixel Dolls Basic jeans (black)

Earrings: NHA earrings Una (gift)
Broach: Mood L'amore vola broach (graphite / diamond)

Suitcase: Agencia de Viagens (free)
Passport: Agencia de Viagens (free)

Location: DK Aviation Airport

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Worst about a Trip is the Packing!

Dear Diary:

At this time every year, I go to visit relatives for a short shopping extravaganza!  There's nothing like a shop fest to get the adrenalin flowing.  However, before I can even get the excitement blooming, I need to do the packing.  Believe me, that's the absolute worst part for me.
Will the weather be cold?  Then I'd better take extra sweaters.  What if it's warm?  Well t-shirts should do!  I could run into snow.  For sure pack the boots, mitts and hat.  It could be unseasonably warm.  Take everything out of the suitcases and start over. 

I've ruled out fancy things since we don't really go out a lot.  Eating in is fine with me and after I've run around a couple of malls, I don't really feel like putting on the stilettos!

I shudder at the thought of packing.  I usually take way too much of everything and never enough of something.  I'll be filling and emptying the suitcases until it's time to leave for the airport.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (German Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (black)
Eye lashes: Mozz Cosmetics lashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: Oh Hair Oh my little girl

Jacket: The Secret Store Mrs Jones' jacket (coffee)
Pants: Cupcakes 40's inspired suit (brown) (pants only)
Earrings: YS Roundie earrings (gold)
Glasses: Role Optic SG-31 (sunny)

Pose: Dutchie HUD (with coffee cup)

Suitcases: Suitcase "Old school" (SL marketplace)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Has the Occupy Movement run its course?

Dear Diary:

For the past few months, the Occupy movement has been in major cities around the world.  It even came to my city, smaller than Toronto or Vancouver.  I was surprised by the turn out of people we had.  It was small by numbers but very vocal.
It now seems that the whole idea behind the initial project has been forgotten.  Some of the participants have been violent and causing damage.  Others have been termed "squatters" since they have almost set up a home.   Most cities want the protesters to move on and there has been major resistance on the part of the activists to do so.  Halifax is the latest city to want them to move on; Vancouver has already issued eviction notices while Toronto demonstrators are winterizing their tents. 

Has the incentive behind this group been lost?  Have the idealists lost their motivation?  Interesting questions without answers.  It leaves us something to think about.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair with hat: Hair & Hair Milagros

Jacket: iBizarre black bomber
Pants: Coco leather pants (gift)

Sign: Medhuanimations Protest sign

Back drop: PNP

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rembrandt with an iPad?

Dear Diary:

I posted about Mathilde Vhargon, an exceptional digital artist in my second world last week, only to discover an article in a magazine about David Hockney, the first major art world figure to have a show featuring iPhone and iPad made pictures. 
Using the Brushes application on the iPad, Hockney taught himself how to create digital drawings.  He hasn't sold any of these drawings but has had several exhibitions, one being featured at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto this fall.  There are a lot of critics who call digital paintings, "computer art" but Hockney states that the iPad can't teach you how to draw.  Hockney thinks that if Rembrandt were alive today, he would be using the iPad, since Rembrandt completed his paintings quickly and the iPad provides this.

I found this article interesting since we have some excellent digital artists in our world.  Perhaps they're paving the way for real life artists.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (deep red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (black)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: Aleida Wippy (gift)

Dress and leggings: Aleida Lone knitted dress (autumn)(FLF)
Shoes: Aleida Malene pumps (Indian summer)

Earrings: pc Studded gold circles

iPad: Data cube (SL Marketplace)
Chair: LP2 sofa 099 old stripe
Lamp: The Infinite Living Room Simple Floor Lamp
Rack: Rugs Centric CPS Cubist Wall Unit (opening soon as Rug Warehouse)
Carpet: Rugs Centric BT Fronds Beige (opening soon as Rug Warehouse)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Did you remember to "Fall Back"?

Dear Diary:

It's that time of year again, to turn our clocks back one hour to signify the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Last year I forgot and woke up at my usual time to realize that I could have slept another hour.  This year I turned my clocks back early Saturday night to make sure I remembered BUT I still didn't sleep in.
Oh well, it will give me another hour to do the cleaning, laundry, cooking and vacuuming. that extra hour an advantage or what?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (orange)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics colourful winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair: W&Y Hair #154

Tee: Flame design T-shirt digital clock (copper)(SL Marketplace)
Jeans: Jane 52 jeans classic wash (rolled)
Sneakers: IHS sneakers (sunny yellow)
Watch: DCCXXIII FW (no longer available)

Clocks: from left to right:
Chronokit wood tower (free)
Clocks 'R Us Regulator wall clock (black face)
Alicia Stella Design World Time (free)(SL Marketplace )
Chronokit Clock No. 07 Pendulum 03 (free)

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Talented Digital Artist

Dear Diary:

I've written before about Mathilde Vhargon, a very talented digital artist in two previous posts [Beautiful Remedies and Mathilde Vhargon, Digital Artisti] and last Saturday, I was privileged to attend her latest artistic voyage at Studio 33 Art Gallery
Mathilde is a resident artist at Studio 33 and is owner of Two Shores Gallery of Fine Art.  A quote from her notecard talks about the "Decadent" theme of her show: 

Beginning with 'Grand Entrance' which suggested the Decadent theme, my nearly monochromatic colour palette proved both restrictive and evocative--particularly when daggers and smile shapes appeared in the fractal, suggesting a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth, "There's daggers in men's smiles", so consistent with the Decadent theme!
 I think this is her best work yet.  Here are some of my favourites from her show.

The Revellers

Her exhibit runs until November 18th.

Good Night for now.