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Happy Monday!  Can you just see the sarcasm dripping off that?  Good, just checking 🙂

I heard all of you out there laughing at me about photoshop.  Well, go look at my Flickr stream.  I went a bit nuts this weekend. 🙂  HUGE thanks to Praddles who spent some time with me this weekend running me thru the basics.    Thank you hon *muah* ❤

I’ll be running all over the grid now taking snaps.  Have any recommendations for that perfect shot?  Let me know in the comments.  I’d love to hear your favorite spots for phototaking.

Around the grid…

Well, Southsea’s Will to Live is gone.  Taken down Saturday to be replaced by something equally stunning and thought provoking I’m sure.  I’ve tried to get a  hint, but that’s not happening.  I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see.  I can’t wait to see who wins the photo contest.  All the entries were stunning.  It’s gonna be a tough decision, glad I’m not the one doing it.

The Reach is coming along.  I decided to forget about the pool and open up that area as a studio instead.  Well I needed someplace to feed my addiction didn’t I?  lol  So, the studio is up.  It’s likely where I’m going to be if you are looking for me.  At least for the forseeable future. 😉

On the web…

Some bad news heard recently, the lovely ladies of Linden Lifestyles are packing up their virtual pencils and closing the site down.  I can’t tell you how sad that makes me.  I’ve leaned on them so many times for fashion advice.   You’ll be missed ladies!  Good luck to you both!

On your mind…

So.. the topic of ethics has come up a few times this weekend.  Some folks thinks it’s ok to copy another artists work as long as you are not selling it.  Others don’t think it’s ok to copy anything regardless of whether you will sell it or use for personal use. 

What do you think?  Personally, I’ve copied things I’ve seen in world simply to see if I could and to perfect my own skills.  I’m not sure I even have any of those items anymore come to think about it.  I’ve taken inspiration from what I’ve seen but I always try to make it my own idea that comes to life. 

So where is the ethical line?  As a creator/designer/builder how do you deal with it?  Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but when you see the very unique house you built being duplicated it can’t be easy to swallow.  So let me hear what you think about it.

What else is on your mind?  In November I will have been in SL for 2 years.  That’s a long time but  it’s only in the last 8 months that I think I’ve really begun to grow.  My building skills are better, I can do some basic edits in photoshop, I still can’t script my way out of a paper bag but we can’t have everything. 😉  I’ve been thinking about what it was like when I was new and looked up to those folks who’d been in world for OMG 2 years.  lol    I learned a lot from them.  I hope that I can do the same for someone else.

Me… I’ll be in Photoshop later no doubt. 😉  IM me though, I’ll answer ya eventually. 😉



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Ok I’ve been putting this off forever. Time to stop procrastinating and join the blogosphere.

Welcome to the first entry for The Reach! Bailey’s Reach is my SL home, refuge, sandbox and hideout. My current house was designed and built by myself. I really love this house. It’s sooo not done yet. The greenhouse needs to be filled with some lush greenness. The pool could use some water too. LOL I’ll get to it!

There is no way I’ll be able to blog everyday. Least I doubt it, so we’ll shoot for once a week at least.

So.. the week in review.

Relay for Life fundraising last weekend. I am quite chuffed to say the Crown and Pearl team raised a whopping $35,600L on Saturday at the kissathon. That brought the team total to over $130,000L. Not bad for a team that didn’t get started until late in the game. We’ll do better next year!

On a sad note, Deedee Fadoodle, patron of the Crown, former vendor at Angel Square and all around wonderful girl let this earth on Monday morning. She lost her struggle but the fight in all of us will live on. If I can live my life with a quarter of that woman’s strength I’ll be doing well! We’ll never forget you hon.

Ok, for some fun stuff. Fishing has descended on Angel Square and the Crown and Pearl. Grab a fishing rod and join us! Just watch your step at the Crown, the floor as been known to levitate lately. 😀

Look for fishing competitions to be announced in the next week or so. 😉

I finally got round to getting photoshop. Now I just have to learn it. :/ Piece of cake right? Right? Why are you laughing at me?

Well then, you’ll know where to find me.




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