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Lost in Time


The happy childhood I never had is just over that rise… (:

Aloy So Far…


I have lost momentum with Aloy, and may never finish her. This is as far as I got with her. I’m pretty happy with her as she is, I’ve certainly captured her awesome, indomitable, warrior persona (:

All my creativity is going into Maria at the moment, on whom I have done 6 hours work, so far. Because she is my first physical painting in four years, I keep forgetting to clean my palette/brushes! I also tend not to push things as far as I should while the paint is still wet… something easily fixed digitally, painfully not easily fixed physically! The biggest difference between digital & physical painting is not about the actual paint/surface, which are remarkably similar, but it is this: you need to be brave when painting physically, you need to commit yourself, not play it safe, otherwise you don’t get the results you want, and you often get results you didn’t want!

Physical Painting Update


Ok, so… lovely Maria is now sketched out on my canvas, which is 710mm x 560mm. I know the sketch doesn’t look much like my original painting, but that is always the way, I suck at drawing, but experience has taught me that IĀ have got it right, and it will all work out. Most of my current followers have no idea of my physical painting skills (not talking about you, Pearl and Alli (: ), so I thought I’d show some of my physical paintingsĀ here…


… this is my last physical painting, my gorgeous, lethal Alice, whom I love to bits, she is Creaturina’s sweetheart, and a force of nature on her own, without the help of her fabulous Creatuie, who invented the concept ‘force of nature’.


These are Anne Francis, and two Marilyn’s … my intention here is to show that, despite my crap drawing skills, I get there in the end with my painting skills (:

Amazing Second Life Art

TK1Second Life is full of really talented creatives. Seraphim spends a lot of time seeking them out, and adding their work to her collection whenever she can. Sometimes she finds the most amazing work in the strangest places. She recently went to a sale of second-hand gatcha… gatcha are a recent SL phenomena that is huge, it is basically gambling, but much cooler, where you always win something, and quite regularly win amazing stuff, usually for around L$50-L$75 a ‘pull’, the amazing stuff is the ‘rare’ stuff, the uncommon prizes. Seri and I avoided gatcha for years, as we loath gambling, but a good friend of ours somehow, can’t quite remember how, now, convinced us it wasn’t as bad as gambling, we had a go, and, though I would not say we are hooked, we are certainly now regular punters.


Needless to say, many people are addicted, spending thousands of L$’s on games, always wanting those ‘rares’. A way for them to recoup their losses, is to on-sell these items, in special, dedicated markets. Seri was at one of these markets, recently, and she found these:


… they are called ‘Tendril Kitty’s‘, and we think they are really, really gorgeous pieces of SL craftsmanship, not to mention, simply gorgeous, exquisite things…


… the pink one is a ‘rare’ (:

Demon Dog Slayer



So… my last post of sweet-pink Seri, gave me cause to contemplate how much my girl has changed over the years, hence this 2012 re-post… Seri was/is a killer, she used to wear a katana, the use of which she was fully conversant, and she used to kill things… usually by cutting them in half! Now, she’s wearing pink angora sweaters, growing vegetables and collecting wine (:

Aloy WIP 4


Aloy progresses! I hope to finish her this Easter break (:

Aloy WIP 3


Aloy continues to progress (: