A Wandering Elf’s Second Life

My (mis)adventures in Second Life

Announcing the Grand Opening of Urban Elf! May 27, 2007

Filed under: This Elf's Life — Cazzy Ewry @ 9:28 pm

Still dithering over how to go about building my store, I have decided to rent one for a while instead.  I toured the usual round of crap…big, ugly, horribly built malls with all the charisma of a dead gerbil…but then I found Potter Village!  I knew it was the perfect place for Urban Elf (cool name, huh?) straight away.  It’s a gorgeous little spot, a river with shops lining both sides, crossed by the sort of bridges you can imagine would be found in a Tolkien novel.  So…the store opened today!  It took me a little while to sort out what I wanted to sell…and then I wanted to take a completely new set of pictures and redo everything in my paint programme…but it’s done!  Let the selling commence!  Ahem…  Anyway, here’s me taking a little bow in front of my handiwork: 

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If you think I look pleased with myself…well, that’s because I am! Hehe… Here’s a shot of the front of the store:

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I’m so glad I found a nice place to rent. The first place I tried was Brown Tree Mall in Belgarath. I should have heeded the warning signals…pug ugly build surrounded by other pug ugly builds and huge ‘For Sale’ signs, too much vendor space still available and pictures of scantily clad women patching up the walls in the (many) places where no one had yet set up shop. But what can i say?…I was seduced by the lure of cheap rent!! Serves me right…I handed over my money to the rent box, IMed the owner for a group tag so I could start hawking my wares, and…I’m still waiting. Two IMs later and it looks like I’m out of pocket. A word to the wise: AVOID hideous Brown Tree Mall! And come to Potter Village, the new home of Urban Elf, instead…lol!

Here’s the SLURL: Urban Elf. Hope to see ya there!

Oh…and special thanks to Barny Otoole who was an excellent model for some of my pictures.  Thanks Barny, I owe ya one!

 

Not That I Needed to Prove it… May 20, 2007

Filed under: My Clothing Projects — Cazzy Ewry @ 7:08 pm

 Just a quickie to say that I have two new T-shirts up for sale.  Take a looksie:

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It also comes in red.  You can grab one for a mere L$35 at SL Exchange, or inworld at the cute cart I just set up at a new mall!  If you search my name you’ll see it in my Picks.  First a cart…next the world??

I seem to be having a problem getting SL Boutique to do anything at the moment…so it’s probably better to stick to SLX for now.

 

The Velvet Bustle Coat May 13, 2007

Filed under: My Clothing Projects — Cazzy Ewry @ 4:56 pm

I was busy in Second Life today.  I finally got around to making something I’d been wanting for a while – a velvet bustle coat.  A bustle coat is basically a short jacket with a poofy section at the back (the bustle) that gives you a bit of a J-Lo shape.  It took me a while to get to grips with Gimp (which I’m using because I’m too set in my ways to start learning Photoshop!…plus it’s free), but I ended up with something I’m really proud of (and it looks so cool!).  The bustle is flexi, so it flares out when you walk or fly…like any good bustle should! (hehe…)

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You can buy the coat in black, purple, pink and blue versions from SL Exchange or my SL Boutique page: Cazzy Creations. I’m slowly getting enough things together to open my inworld store…wheee!

 

On Entering the Next Stage of My Second Life…And on Cool Friends With Cameras! May 11, 2007

Filed under: This Elf's Life — Cazzy Ewry @ 4:24 pm

The tree has sold!  It sold today to Cat Lane, who I sincerely hope will have fun with it.  I don’t feel sad though, just excited about getting started on my next project (which may or may not be a bar and store combined…hmmm…)  Slurl to come!  And I just want to take this opportunity to thank Timothy Lilliehook (for like the hundredth time!) for taking some amazing pictures at the tree before I sold it…you can see them all on his Flickr page. And I hope you don’t mind, Timothy…but I’ve pinched one of them because I liked it so damn much!:

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This is Timothy trying out the couch in the bar….I think I’m jealous of those beautiful wings!  But sadly, we elves are doomed to be wingless (maybe that’s why I make my ears so big, to compensate for the lack of wings).

Stayed tuned to find out what my new land turns into…

 

Is it too Late to Back Out? May 6, 2007

Filed under: My Building Projects — Cazzy Ewry @ 9:54 am

I made a scary decision today…I put my land and my tree house bar up for sale.  Yikes!  There were a few factors that led me to this.  One of them being that I just didn’t feel very creative in my tree house, even though I love it.  When I had my first simple bar on my bit of first land, I had constant ideas about how I wanted to improve it.  Ideas on expansion and dreams for the future.  I sold up because I didn’t like my neighbours’ ugly builds and moved to beautiful Arah to build my tree…and the ideas just dried up.  I loved the process of building something new  and the challenge of creating realistic branches, but once it was done, I didn’t know what else to do with it.  I hardly even spent any time there.  Weird?…well, maybe.  But I found a bargain piece of ocean facing property this morning and bought it on impulse.  Now unless I wanted to pay higher tier fees (which I don’t); and unless I wanted to manage two pieces of land at once (which I don’t), the only option was to get off my backside, see if I could kick my creativity mojo back into life and sell the land in Arah.  This could very well be a brilliant decision for me.  After all, creating an elven home beside the water is bound to be a lot of fun.  The tree may reappear one day (if I ever make enough lindens to afford more land!), but for now I’m going to pass it to another (hopefully) loving owner.  I’m selling the land with the tree house, bar, telepad, working swing, pose balls and furniture (including the nifty giant pose couch I’m currently flogging for L$30 a pop) all included.  Deal of the century!  Or at least I think so…  If you’re interested in living the life of a tree elf, check out the slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Arah/73/129/96.

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Here I am surveying my new land.  As you can see, I’m surrounded by the usual crap that gets left lying around when a lot of land in an area is up for sale…let’s hope it all settles down soon!  I’m wearing a pair of boots from Nico Creations (slurl: Nico Island), which are my new favourite things.  And they only cost L$100, bargain!!