Author: shaemarquis

03 – Xmas Eve Edition

And 2021 is nearly at an end, just a few more days to go 🤞🏻 we are in the home stretch!  I was hoping that 2021 would have been better than 2020 and in some ways it was – waaay less lockdowns, less constant stress – or did we just get used to it? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Whatever the reason – it seemed to blow right on through, for me at least. It felt like it was over in barely a few hours..  I didn’t get much accomplished this past year but I did get myself in a position to start a lot of new things for 2022.. I signed up for a bunch of online classes – lessons really, through Craftsy – does that count as classes? I think so, you learn things that someone else teaches you 🤣

I moved back to my Bellisseria trailer, I tried a chalet and I tried a fantasy home but they just didn’t feel right.  Want to take a video tour? I’ve added some little things since (Moss&Mink xmas credits – I bought some things for my desk and a pretty plant for the kitchen, OH and I slightly moved the kitchen counters so the stove is in the middle instead of against the wall, it looks far better tbh) But yeah – here’s the idea:

And here’s a glorious pic-dump of all the holiday themed photos I’ve taken so far..

Real talk though – wherever you are, whoever you are or aren’t with, whatever you’re doing – try to have a happy weekend, or at least restful. I know this past year has been hard. I make light of it an awful lot but yeah, I’ve shed my share of tears and y’all probably have too. Just please know that you are so not alone, you don’t have to reach out but I want you to know that you can! Take time to breathe, let yourself settle, let go some of the tension that’s made your neck and your jaw hurt if it has (I know mine has) just take a few hours to simply be. You’re doing great because you made it, okay? And I’m right here with you whether you realize it or not. You got this – WE got this 💞

02 – Happy (belated) Birthday Ms Shaedy..

I know, I haven’t been around in foreverrrr… I meant to come back and post on my 11th RezDay (plus my First Life birthday – November 23rd) but I just got First Life sick and it was pretty bad for a few weeks! The important thing is I’m better now and I’m catching up on my other stuff as we speak! Anyhow, This was my birthday shot – I take one every year when I can ☺ I’ve been doing bit and pieces in the store, I’ve been working on First Life projects that will likely enhance Second Life projects in the near future. I’ve signed up for a few courses in the arts (specifically writing and drawing) and I’ve finally FINALLY gotten a copy of ClipStudio Paint which I have been frothing over for months.

I’m going to try to have a holiday release and gift ready for the store too.. I know if I want to maintain a presence it needs to be bigger and fuller and more advertised and whatnot but honestly? I’m just doing it because I love making little things when I have the time – if I pushed myself then it would become a chore and I’d start to hate it. That’s kinda how I got turned so upside down when I was still blogging for stores – I loved doing it but I also lost mojo and burned out after a while. Some folks just aren’t able to manage that kind of deadline blogging and catalogue style modelling. It eats holes in your creativity if you’re not super energetic and always on.  Just like this blogging – it’s now and then, when I feel like it and not because I’m going to be released if I don’t 🤣

Have you been to the Holiday Ed.  Pride @ Home event yet? GO! There are SO many quality gifts up at the expo and the hop & shop mainstore items are pretty much ALL killer good!  So yeah. I 💞 y’all, you’re beautiful 🥰😘 Be safe and holly jolly and all that jazz!

01 – The Witch of Gnome Moor..

It’s been a while, eh? I’m terribly sorry! I’ve been struggling bit with my mojo and also finding the time to actually get settled into SL to get actual things done – I don’t ever want it to feel like a chore. I’ve been inworld but mostly just roaming around and spending time in my little home (here’s a taxi if y’all want to see *click*) Go see Pru over atBellisseria Parade of Homes Review”  – my little home is listed in this post Full listings are *here*🎈 There are some really gorgeous little homes on the tour! Go for inspiration or just because you love pretty things! Tell’em Shaedy sent you 😘

So here’s a great start to the blog refurb – some pics I took for Halloween 2021! I’ll be back soon, I got all the plans 🤣