{ Small things become great when done with love }

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Enchantment is once again going strong with all things from a petite point of view inspired by the fairytale “Thumbelina” this round.  The event is open until May 31st so flutter on over to see what big creations await!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Candy – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Clara (America 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @TGG

Eyes – Cornelius (blue) – ARISE **NEW** @Enchantment

Ears – Uni Ears (high elf) – .:Soul:.

Hair – Lina – Doe **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Blossom Dress (river) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Enchantment

Shoes – Camelia Platforms – Phedora **NEW** @Enchantment

Jewely – Daisy Bangles & Necklace – MEVA **NEW** @Enchantment

Other – Flower Crown (white) – TPS **NEW** @Enchantment (hunt gift)

Pose/Prop – Small Blessings Poses “Tiny Muse” (butterflies) – Le Poppycock **NEW** @Enchantment

Fantasy Liana Green – [Noble Creations] **NEW** @Enchantment

Sweet Garden Grass 04 – Ivy – HappyMood

{ What dreams may come }

The Secret Affair is ending very soon, only a few short days, as it closes on March 31st…and I’m wanting to show you a softer, lighter side to the event’s creative offerings.

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I was inspired by this lovely dress by !Go!, as it’s so very delicate and feminine in nature.  It perfectly suited a springtime blooming photo in a fairytale enchanted forest.  I hope you feel the dreaminess that I was trying to invoke while putting this together.  Whenever I’m searching for landscaping and trees, my go-to shop has always been Studio Skye by Alex Bader.. but when I want something perhaps a little more whimsical and airy.. HappyMood is just the place.  Adding in a touch of both gave me the balance I was looking for in addition to these really creative new botanical succulents by Artisan Fantasy.  Spring is certainly upon us and may the warmer weather bring us the beauty of nature we’ve been waiting for.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Livia (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Emma – EMO-tions **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Hermia Dress (snow) – !Go! **NEW** @TSA

Other – Silvermoon  wings – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Gerika Headpiece (blue) – Astralia **NEW** @TSA

Prop – Flowers & Allium Opt. 3 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Paulina Series #5 – An Lar **NEW** @TSA

Scenery

Forest Swing – PPK **NEW** @TSA

Log Planters Mixed Succulents & Hosta Mounds – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Mix of landscaping by HappyMood & Studio Skye

{ You’re my favorite flavor }

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” CREDITS Wearing Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya Skin/Applier – Julia (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2016 Hair … Continue reading

{ Sweet Summer Child }

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Have you ever been told you’re naive? Gullible? Too nice? Too forgiving? Too sensitive?  You just wouldn’t get hurt so much if only you toughened up and became as cynical as the rest of the world right?  Wouldn’t life be better if you were just always on the guard and never really let people in?  Oh and don’t even think of actually getting to know someone for yourself .. you should always listen to what everyone else has to say and judge others accordingly.

If my sarcasm isn’t completely obvious.. then let me be clearer.  Being a nice person isn’t a weakness.  Being kind to others and trying to put yourself in their shoes isn’t ‘uncool’.  Treating others as you wish to be treated doesn’t have to be an aging tradition that has no place in our society today… but yet, it kind of is becoming that way.  Very sadly so.  If people put more effort into biting their tongue or thinking before speaking as they do with cutting others down or maybe even replacing such hate with love… there would be a lot less tears.  A lot more people that didn’t feel so alone. And a lot more people that didn’t feel ending their lives was better than living their lives.

Words can be powerfully healing… And powerfully destructive.  The internet has paved a way for people to expose their darker selves and hurt or lash out in anonymity.  And then there are the ones full of pride who revel in the fact that they don’t need to hide to speak their minds.  Because their truth is their right to speak, and it doesn’t matter the cost or who it hurts.  They overshadow those that aren’t brave and feel they have no voice.  They overshadow those that only wish to keep peace and speak with understanding and empathy.  Humor is a two-faced mask used to twist the blade and then turn and ridicule you for being too easily offended.  Sometimes it makes me want to scream, sometimes it makes me want to throw my hands up and walk away.  How did we become like this?

Have I been hurt? Yes.  And I will continue to take that risk because in the end… I am happier to be a Sweet Summer Child full of all the hope that there is still some good left out there.  I will cling to that notion, because the alternative is far more saddening to me.  I’ve seen what years of pride and cynicism can do to a heart.  I choose love.

This week with Maya Angelou’s passing I couldn’t help but share some of her wisdom.  I am grateful that it has survived so long and really pray it would continue to do so.  Our lives would all be much richer for having soaked up some of it and practiced it.

“We cannot change the past,
but we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility.
Exchange love for hate — thereby,
making the present comfortable and the future promising.” 

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In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave…
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin & Head Applier – Romy (America) – Glam Affair **NEW**

MESH Head – Visage (Emma) – Slink **NEW**

Hair – Pick Up Lines (Light Blondes)– Exile **NEW**

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

MESH Breasts – Tangos – Lolas

OUTFIT

Dress – Lana Long Dress – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Earth Stone Butterfly Necklace – =Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Grape Leafs Corolla – = Zenith= **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Mother of Generations – LePoppycock **NEW**

Landscaping – HappyMood