Remember the feeling of opening a new notebook, journal or daytimer at the start of a new year? All the clean crisp pages, those little promises you make to yourself about having neater handwriting and most importantly using it more often? Blogs are a lot like that, to me anyway, and I wanted to make all kinds of these promises to myself about the year to come but so far I haven’t done a single one! Oh well, it made me smile to think of those traditions and know I’ve transferred them to my virtual life, so I guess it was worth it. Maybe it’s the process of setting goals or resolutions that is more important than actually accomplishing them? I think I’ll just keep telling myself that.
The other night I saw an offline in my email that Coco/DollCoco had a new gift in store. A mesh full avatar of Dorothy and a set of display decorations of the other characters from Wizard of Oz. You can see the whole set on the blog here.
I absolutely love the DollCoco mesh avatars, do you remember when I blogged them before? They remind me of the work of my favorite artist, Angelina Wrona; doll like, awkwardly beautiful and just that wee bit creepy. I mean that in the nicest possible way, trust me, this notice not only got my butt logged into SL, but out exploring, taking pictures, and even blogging. How’s that for inspiration.
Are you tired of me talking about the hand serendipity plays in my life? I feel like I mention it in every post, in fact one of my promises was to cut back on that, but… as I said, I haven’t kept one of those promises yet. As I’m hanging out at my place in my Dorothy avatar I read about the Magic of Oz sim on SLU. I’d seen a few blog posts about it before, Inara Pey’s comes to mind now, but somehow I’d forgotten until that moment. Dorothy gift? Oz Sim? I’d probably get struck by lightning if I didn’t go over and take pictures.
I could have skipped along the yellow brick road, licked lollipops in Munchkinland, or explored the Emerald city and learned more about the breedable Strangelings which are for sale at the Magic of Oz but I was drawn to something a bit darker, the Witches house.
I’m honestly not a dark or creepy person in real life, no really, I’m not despite multiple posts of headless dolls and skeletons and zombies. I just seem to get inspired by doing the darker type of pictures. Maybe it’s for contrast. Surreal lighting with a slightly awkward looking Dorothy lost in an eerie land of Oz, or overly chatty soccer mom? The choice seems easy there. It’s my second life so why not enjoy being every possible thing I can be, even occasionally dark.
Full “Dorothy” Mesh Avatar including Toto a remarkably generous gift from Coco/DollCoco
Poses Advent Calendar Gifts from Exposeur
Location Magic of Oz