.. cause it’s all we know ..

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. 
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.”      – Agnes M. Pharo

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I believe that we need to find peace within ourselves before we can find a peaceful world around us. We all want world peace but we fight each other’s ideals and thoughts and desires. We think that by stating our opinions against those in control, change will come and we will be at peace. Change will come, but peace requires so much more.

As we move through the holidays towards the new year, I find the above quote from Agnes Pharo even more poignant. We should wish for this every day for everyone and in every year. And we should probably carry courage AND hope into tomorrow as in these days, it could take both to find the peace we need.

Control what you can…if you have a peaceful heart and you live courageously and with hope… you might find yourself to be a strong person that can bring change, to be a leader towards the better, to be a warm beacon in the field of cold. Will you try?

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I’m wearing:

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Skin: Glam Affair – Klea – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Asia (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Brows: Bossie Autumn Natural
Hair:  Doe: Nole [Fitted] – Fatpack (The Arcade December 2017) @
Hair Accessory:  Doe: Nole [Fitted] Lights (ADD) – Bright  (The Arcade December 2017) @
Earrings:  Hazy. Sweety Santa. Earring. Silver R (The Arcade December 2017) @
Earrings:  miwa’s airship-Christmas love Tree Earring #Green (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Necklace: Wednesday[+]~Strange Life~Chloe Necklace (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand  V4.1
Rings: Amala – The Lumi Rings – Maitreya
Outfit: OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.Outfit – Maitreya – RARE  (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Shoes: Ingenue :: Mabelle Oxfords (Maitreya) :: Graphite (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Socks: fri. – Merry Socks (Holly) – Footless (The Arcade December 2017) @
Tights: Izzie’s Cozy Tights appliers
Companion: *HEXtraordinary* Snowy Owl – Flying  (The Arcade December 2017) @
Pose (standing):
an lár [poses] The Sarai Series

Winter has Arrived” @ Sol Existence (Land in Village of Sol Existence and take teleport up to Winter!)


.. an autumn house ..

I want my home to be that kind of place–
a place of sustenance, a place of invitation, a place of welcome.
                                                 ~ Mary DeMuth

KraftWork Loft Blog 10.29.17

It has been a while since I’ve had a home to call mine in Second Life.  I designed my region and there are spaces that are homelike but it is open to the public so it isn’t really “my space”.  When NODNOL Jameson shared her creation for the semi-annual 6° Republic event that opens on November 4th, I opened it with great interest.  I have really been enjoying so many of the items that NOD has created for KraftWork and was ready to see another very cool build.  I wasn’t disappointed… the Le Plateau Loft is no exception.

I was actually inspired to try something that I’ve not done before  – a video blog or er..  vlog.  The last time I edited any video was years ago so it took me some time to get this together and while not awesome, I’m happy that I got it finished and I’m actually even happy with it.  I learned a few things and I think I’ll be better prepared next time!

As you can see from the video, the Le Plateau Loft from KraftWork is awesome!  The textures are spot-on and the amazing clerestory style windows are so inviting!  I stood inside and imagined the warm and cozy atmosphere that could be created here and then I got to work.  As I set up my new home in the sky, I focused on an autumn theme in much of my decor.  Using various items from so many different creators, I was able to create a space that I feel might just be inviting.

The skybox is a build within a box so when you peer through the windows, you see a residential street scene out of one and a wooded area from the other.  There is a window seat that includes single/couple animations, a built-in book shelf, a cool fireplace (fire is included separately) and a great loft area as well.  The build feels spacious and is scaled very realistically.  Since we are talking about a loft, NOD didn’t skimp on metal, wood and brick. She threw in the exposed duct work as well as great skylights to let more light inside.  And this Loft is set up to carry you year-round as NOD includes a HUD which allows you to select sunny or snowy scenes from the windows:

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The 6° Republic event opens on November 6th.  This event is a decor and landscaping event that runs in May and November annually.  It started in 2015 and is widely anticipated.  The designers create some of the most innovative items for this event, so be prepared to be wow’d by not only this amazing Le Plateau Loft from KraftWork, but by all the other creations too!

KraftWork Le Plateau Loft (6° Republic – November 2017) @
KraftWork Home Sundry Memories Book (group gift) @
I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 with DeeTalez Appliers (freckles)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Heidi* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Hair:  [monso] My Hair – Jieun
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Hands: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female V1.3
Top:  RIOT / Sansa Sweater – Maitreya
Pants: RIOT / Sophie Leggings – Maitreya
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Tattoo:  *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}
Various Décor Items from:
[ keke ]
[[RH]] Design House
{what next}
22769 ~ [bauwerk]
AK flowey/ohmai
-David Heather-
dust bunny
Pixel Mode
Scarlet creative
Second Spaces
Sweet Thing
The Secret Store
-tres blah-
Trompe Loeil


.. don’t forget to fly ..

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”      Elizabeth Kubler-Ross



The Scene:  Taken on Sol Existence

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: .Atomic. Gacha_Elf Catwa Applier – Sugar (The Arcade – December 2016) @
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair: MINA Hair – Gizem
Necklace: ANE Zodiac Collection – Leo (silver) (UBER January 2017)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Outfit: !gO! Olivia Overalls – Maitreya Lara
Sweater: !gO! Olivia Sweater – Maitreya Lara
Tights:  Izzie’s – Cozy Tights
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Boots: Pure Poison – Vika Boots – Pink – Maitreya
Tattoo:  White Widow Chocolat

an lár [poses] The Rory Series – One