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Archive for February, 2014

Lykke Li


Lykke Li is my current, gorgeous-voiced female singer crush.

I did this painting from a screenshot I did 1:29 minutes into the heart-wrendingly beautiful¬†video for Sadness is a Blessing. I wanted to capture the perfectly portrayed, fragile, near-crazy look Lykke is doing here. I didn’t quite succeed… she’s gorgeous, but I simply could not capture the edge of madness she is portraying so well.

Lykke has recently done a collaboration with David Lynch, called I’m Waiting Here. It, too, is gorgeous. Anyone familiar with David Lynch will know who Julee Cruise is/was… knowing this, you would totally see why he would do a music collab with Lykke… she sounds like everything Julee Cruise strained so hard to be, vocally, only better. Much better… and I liked Julee Cruise.


Private Collection


My gorgeous friend, Seraphim Placebo, has opened her private collection to public viewing at Placebo Gallery (search it on SL).

Seri and I have wanted to do this for years, but, till now, lacked the prims to do so. Now we have them, and, if you are interested, can show some of our years of SL art collection. This is an ongoing project, so will change.

Current crush: Lykke Li  Adore this girl.


Spider Fruit





Thorn; Alternative Version


Just playing around with these pseudo-glyphic letter forms I like so much at the moment (: In case any one wondered, the black thorns sticking out of Thorn’s armour are her spine.




Here is my newest, lethal, exotic sweety… meet Thorn (:

Thorn is the daughter of a 13th century (think I decided on that… mid Dark Ages), pious nun who was tricked by an upper-echelon demon into thinking she was giving her virginity to the son of her god, then brutally raped. She lost her sanity, and baby Thorn accidentally tore her to pieces as she was born. Even as she died, the mother forgave her daughter, somehow understanding that Thorn had not meant to kill her. Baby Thorn read this forgiveness in her dieing mothers mind. The purity of this forgiveness and love blasted any demon thought patterns from the infant Thorns mind, making her the first demon/human hybrid with a purely human mind… but all the powers of an upper-echelon demons daughter; those powers are both considerable and formidable (yay!). Thorns only mission in life is to kill demons, and to find her father and kill him. The reason Thorn’s horns are red-rimmed is that her human nature is constantly attempting to reject them, but her demon physicality is far too strong… which is a good thing, otherwise she’d be boring, and not immortal, super fast/strong, all that, but, unlike Creatuie and Ally, Thorn also has magical/supernatural powers (double yay!).

Any one who knows the universe I have created starring Creaturina and Alice, will realise Thorn fits perfectly into it. I cannot wait to engineer their meeting! There will not be enough bad guys for the girls to slay!


Symbols & Meaning