I am proud to be an official blogger for the Fantasy Faire, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event. Today, I’m doing the My New Shiny challenge, which is to blog about a store that you previously didn’t know much about. I’m so happy to feature meadowWorks, created by Garvie Garzo! One of the things that I love about meadowWorks (besides the exquisite craftsmanship in their sculpture) is the fact that rather than having the minimum of 2 Relay For Life donation items for the Fantasy Faire, they have a stunning [NUMBER], in addition to also having a Relay For Life “Gotya” (gacha) machine and a one-of-a-kind sculpture in the silent auction! This scene features 4 different pieces from meadowWorks in addition to a lagoon rock from Mer-chandise Cove, plants from Cerridwen’s Cauldron, kelp from Balderdash, and rocks from Jammin!
Mer Tail | Mer-chandise Cove Father of Pearl
Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked
Pose Rock | Mer-chandise Cove Lagoon Single Rock (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Apparatus of the Ancients * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Waterhorse * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Dolphin Bubble Fountain * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Legend of the Dolphin Fragments * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Starburst Duster-Worm
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Hydra Anemone
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Water Underbrush
Balderdash Kelp Forest
Jammin Rock Outcrops
Cerridwen’s Cauldron has long been known as one of Second Life’s premier creators of fantasy plants, trees, architecture, and so much more. They recently branched out into creating avatars – the Tinderlings! These adorable avatars come in both petite and normal avatar sizes, and they even come with a mask on a stand for you to place in your home.
The Forest Tinderling, RFL Edition * is dressed all in purple, the official color of the Relay For Life. In the photo above, I am wearing the larger version. In addition to the Forest Tinderling, there is also a mushroom version available, with both versions being Relay For Life donation items, meaning that 100% of their purchase price goes to the Relay For Life.
One of the incredibly cute features of the Tinderlings is their ability to fold up into a little pile of wood with a button click on their HUD. Then, when you’re ready for them to, they jump up, like I did in the photo above. The rest of their animations can be taken care of by any standard AO.
I photographed the Tinderling on Wildehaven Marsh, one of the Fantasy Faire sims. Designed, built, and sponsored by rynn Verwood of Solarium, Whildehaven Marsh features a village-like setting around a central marshy area. The quality of the build is absolutely stunning. Make sure to visit it and the other 12 Fantasy Faire sims before the event closes on May 3rd!
Avatar | Cerridwen’s Cauldron Forest Tinderling, RFL Ed.* (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Location | Wildehaven Marsh
Many Mondays, Strawberry Singh posts a blog challenge or meme, and since I’m a couple of years late to the party, I thought I’d go back and join in on some of the ones I’ve missed. This one from about a year ago is the Spring Season challenge. The photo above called “The Birth of Spring” is actually one that I posted about a week ago on Flickr, but I think it’s absolutely perfect for this. As part of this blog challenge, Berry posted three questions to answer in addition to taking the photograph.
- What is the spring season like where you live?
This Spring was really non-existent. I live in the north-western part of Texas in the United States, and our February was brutal (for us) – we had inches of ice on the road at times along with snow. There were times that basically the whole city I live in shut down! Then we transitioned straight to our normal May weather – mid-high 80 degree afternoon temperatures and very, very sunny. Our typical spring doesn’t have too much rain, but it we do get thunderstorms and tornadoes.
- What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring?
New life. Spring is when everything awakens from its winter slumber and color explodes across the ground.
- Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment?
I recently have been working on transitioning my private sim to spring, and I’m doing it just the way I like it, so I’d have to be biased and say that it would be my favorite. I enjoy looking around other peoples’ spring-themed sims as well, though!
The avatar was built around the incredible skin that Fallen Gods Inc released at March’s round of We ❤ Roleplay. Their skins are always so inspiring, and many of my wilder fantasy avatars are based around them. The rest of the avatar pulls mostly from older items that were already in my inventory, but that complimented the skin well to enhance the overall look. Credits for this avatar are a little bit tough to do because I tend to combine a lot of things together to create fantasy avatars, but I’ll do the best that I can.
Most Leaves | Illusions Hedera Silks
Some Leaves | Rising Silks Gaius II
A Few Leaves | Fallen Gods Inc FLEURS outfit
Mask | [ContraptioN] Masks: Oberon’s Crown
Satyr Legs | Satyrs Moon Fitted Mesh Oak Furset
Bottom-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc Mark of the Damned 50%
Second-level Tattoo (Face) | Fallen Gods Inc SPIRIT Face Tattoo 50% (Tintable)
Third-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc RAIJU tattoo Soft (Tintable)
Fourth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc EARTH CRY soft 7
Fifth-Level Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc The Spirit Within Monochrome
Hair | Wasabi Pills Erik Mesh Hair – Pancake
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak
Skin/Appliers | Fallen Gods Inc Wood Nymph, male Spring (from We ❤ Roleplay)
Hands | Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | .:Soul:. Uni Ears – High Elf
Outer Horns | Cerridwen’s Cauldron Pronghorn Gazelle (Common)
Inner Horns | Le Forme Mistery Horns Bronze RARE
Pose/Bird | !bang Spring Friend 3 (marketplace only item)