Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hooked on Graphics

It's no secret that one of my greatest pleasures in Second Life is creating and out of all the ways you can create graphic design is really what I love the most.  I'm seldom happier than when I'm researching and putting together something as simple as labels for virtual jars of jam or honey.

I have spent many happy hours "down the rabbit hole" searching for inspiration as my ever-expanding Pinterest sections, such as Graphic Design-Labels, can attest.  I'm also inspired by my creative Second Life friends who share the same passion and produce their own mini-masterpieces on a regular basis.

It took me a number of weeks to come up with the labels pictured above, much of that time spent drooling over Redouté engravings and other examples of ephemera.  If I'm not careful I find that pixel editing can become a bit of an obsession.

I'm also delighted when Second Life intersects Real Life in an almost whimsical fashion. Some weeks after creating my own label for the Queen's Hamlet honey the Chateau of Versailles released the following Miel de Trianon on their Facebook page.

"The honey of Trianon, available for the first time on the online shop of the Palace of Versailles! Produced by the beehives of the Queen’s Vegetable Garden as part of an ecological approach. With delicate flavours of lime, summer flowers and chestnut."

Life is sweet!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Claire's Cottage Furniture Sets

Claire's Cottage is a lovely little side-project that I've been working on for ages. Creating just the right mixture of vintage & contemporary furniture & accessories has not only kept me busy but has provided a different perspective from the antiques that I usually slave over.

I'm not sure when the building itself is going to be ready, but I'm pleased to be packaging up some of the associated furniture sets including the Fireside Furniture Set and the Complete Bathroom Set.

You can see them Inworld or on the SLM: Fireside, Bathroom.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

LHVW Comes Clean for Spring

Seems that every spring I get the urge to clean, not my house but my websites. This year Living History via Virtual Worlds (LHVW) is the beneficiary of my efforts.

Nothing like starting off the season with a few software upgrades, some html coding, and a new flavicon. You can get the full rundown at Site News: Construction & Clean Up 2019

Recent visitors should clear their image cache to see the fabulous new banner image, "Barks & Paddles", by Abbondio.

Good times!