.. ready to start ..

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Now I’m ready to start
I would rather be wrong
Than live in the shadows of your song
My mind is open wide
And now I’m ready to start

Now I’m ready to start
My mind is open wide
And now I’m ready to start
You’re not sure
You open the door
And step out into the dark

Now I’m ready

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Happy New Year!

2013 seemed to fly by for me in some aspects and creep along in others.  It was a tremendously busy year that had a very difficult start and remained to be a bit like a roller coaster. I experienced lots of laughter with friends and cheered them on during beautiful life events.  And other times, I felt like my heart was split open and all the happiness was draining out.  I worked tirelessly with a dedicated team of people to bring the 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life event to the virtual world successfully.  I met new people and developed close relationships; said goodbye to a few;  and sadly lost contact with a couple of others.  I fought to keep the happiness within me and managed to survive emotionally to end the year. 

2014 is here… and I have hope in my heart that it will be a better year.  My goal is to have more happy days than sad; more laughter than tears; and to hold on tightly to the friends I cherish.  I am also hopeful that those friends that seemed to disappear once again resurface and that I have the opportunity to know them once again.

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And for all of us, I hope that 2014 will bring love, success, happiness, laughter, and that special wishes will be blessed.  

Hugs ❤

Sunshine

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Credits:
Candy skin – America 02 from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing (The Arcade Gacha Event September 2013)
Spectral Eyes – Field from IKON by Ikon Innovia (faMESHed)
Dainty Black Lashes from Beetlebones by Suetabulous Yootz
Snuggle Party Hair (Exquisite Reds – Red – eye Flight) from Clawtooth by Bubbles Clawtooth (Collabor88)
Elan Wool Vest Shirt Classic from Tee*fy by Azure Electricteeth (Collabor88)
Knit Wammer Jeans – Skinny – Navy from U.F.O by Charming Meiler (Collabor88)
Fair Isle Wool Mukluks (Ash) from *BOOM* by Aranel Ah
AvEnhance Mesh Hands – Casual from Slink by Siddean Munro
Hands – Avatar Enhancement Appliers for Slink Mesh Hands from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
Opaque Gloss Fingernail Appliers for Slink Mesh Hands from KOSH by Lynaja Bade (The Arcade Gacha Event December 2013)
Luna Ring [18] RARE from Shakeup! by Carrie Janick (The Arcade Gacha Event)
Christmas Tree Earrings from Pure Poison by Shaleene Kenin
 
Pose:
Hane Gentle Light from Marukin by Valencia Southard
 
Location:  
Imaginaria, A Winter Sim  
 

.. yuki no yume ~ dream of snow ..

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Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.
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As winter arrives in the Northern Hemisphere in our real world, so it does in Second Life.  Winter sims are popping up all over and the joy of the holidays are stirring up events and parties and fund raisers.  In the midst of it all, a beautiful sim has opened.  “Yuki No Yume.. Dream of Snow” is Jac Mornington’s latest development.  Jac has always admired the Japanese winter scenes that he has found in images online, around creations in Second Life and has toyed with opening such a sim to the public for a few years.  When his partner, Rie Silverfall, told him she would love to have a Japanese winter sim, Jac knew he could make it happen.  He set out to find some very awesome landscaping pieces from Alex Bader, Kriss Lehmann, Nadine Reverie, Tobias Novi, Kendra Zaurak, and others.  He then started setting things out.  Playing with the design, looking up images online to help him set his vision of the Japanese landscape.  He picked up some gorgeous builds from Van Auster and Ryusho Ort to bring the little homestead together.  A waterfall falls into a stream which runs through the setting into a creek eddy turning in to a frozen lake where the beautiful Japanese red-crowned cranes play.  The setting is serene, peaceful and beautifully put together.  As you walk along the paths, you will see the movement of the water, the birds, and the other animals… and yes, you will feel that you have fallen in to truly natural existence of winter.  Be sure to visit, the sim is open now and it is not to be missed.

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One kind word can warm three winter months.
(Japanese proverb)

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Credits:
Amberly Petal Edition – Butterfly skin from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
Anime Eyes – Flower from Dead Apples by Soleil Reid
Dainty Black Lashes from Beetlebones by Suetabulous Yootz
Lili Hair in Onyx from D!va by Marisa Kira
Hairbase Tattoo from D!va by Marisa Kira
AvEnhance Hands – Casual – from Slink by Siddean Munro
Nail Enhancement – Musical Noir from Sol Existence by Sunshine Zhangsun
Furisode/Yashoubi (kimono) from Sweetaholic by Asalt Eames
 
Poses: 
Adorkable by Adorkable Peapod
Flowey by Flutter Memel
Marukin by Valencia Southard

 

Location:  “Yuki No Yume” .. A Dream of Snow  

 

°•♫•°Listening to..°•♫•°