Thursday, March 29, 2007

"Road Agent" Coat @ [CIVVIES]

Well, I had a long list of things I wanted to make for Miau Haus and [CIVVIES]... but I had this random inspiration this weekend to make a long leather coat.. go figure! Anyhow, I originally wanted to make a coat with an exaggerated bunched up collar, because I loved this animation that Donovan did and showed me months ago, which had a character who wore this scarf that covered the lower half of his face; I just thought it looked cool :D The first prototype of the coat was built well, but needed texture tweaks and a different collar... sooo after a few suggstions by Dis and Donovan... the Road Agent coat was born! I'm super happy with how it turned out, and I've gotten great responses from my designer friends who's opinions I highly respect... so yay! It's a good day in SL :D

At first I was gonna name it "Drifter" because I pictured this nomad-like lone wolf wandering from town to town...his coat being his main shelter from the elements. Then I explored more names...mainly using a Thesaurus and saw "Road Agent." Way more cool! A Road Agent is a bandit (yes, I had to look it, so I thought the collar concealing half of the face was perfect for a bad-ass bandit.

I'll prolly do a "Drifter" coat down the road... maybe make it more wooly and fabric-like, rather than leather with a different collar. But first I need to do a Miau Haus project... some fun sneakers... or jackets?

Miau for now!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Boxed In!

I logged in to SL this morning to take care of some things... then I noticed a little "gift" left outside our home by someone named Throwaway Amat. I gotta admit, it made me smile because it was so... so... so... excessive! In total, there were 142 giant wooden box prims piled around our property. It kinda made me laugh, and it was actually kinda artistic (in a random way) but I reported the delinquent anyhow... lol.

That's my "show-and-tell" for today :D

Miau for now!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Stripes & More...

I released some new tees this weekend for [CIVVIES]... they're dirty and faded with some cool distressed graphics. So far I've gotten some great feedback about them... yay! Donovan and I have also been seeing lots of people wearing my workboots... double-yay!

Anyhow, for a long time I've been wanting to remodel Miau Haus a bit... my guest vendors like Hybrid, Fa Nyak, Krysis and Thorn have their products mixed up with mine in the main area, so I decided to give them their own room. (Hopefully this will help the confusion about me making ears and tails and such. I'm always getting IMs about them, and I have to forward them to Fa or Philo.)

Sooo... along the right wall first you'll see the entrance to "The Alley" which houses Gritty Kitty and GearShift, next will be an entrance to my Skin Shop (Body Shop? I dunno, any better suggestions for a name???), then the entrance to the Guest Vendor area, which I think I'll call the Designer Warehouse, mostly because it ended up looking like a warehouse when I was done with the build :P Tonight I'll start the texturing/build for the skin shop...then the whole upstairs area above the main room will be empty for new products (which I still have to make). Well, that's the plan!

Miau for now!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Second Life Relay for Life

In case you haven't heard, The Block has formed a team for the Second Life Relay for Life; we're called "The Block Party!" It's a chairity event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

This subject really hits home for me because both my best friend and my mother were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past year. My best friend had a double-mastectomy, and went through chemotherapy and ratiation therapy... I was truly amazed at her spirit and positive outlook during the ordeal. She's in remission now and is doing great!!!

My mother had a lumpectomy along with radiation therapy and is doing great too! Yay! Thanks to medical advances and technology out there, these 2 very important women in my life continue to be in my life, and enrich it every day.

Well... I was inspired to make some wristcuffs to help raise money for the cause; 100% of the proceeds will go the SLRFL. I wanted to include sayings on the cuffs that might be meaningful to the wearer.

"Relay for Life" To wear in support of this impactful chairity event.
"Fight for Life" To wear in support of the fight against cancer.
" In Memory of Life" To wear in memory of a loved one lost to cancer.
"Celebrate Survivors" To wear in celebration of loved ones who have survived cancer.

I will be wearing the "Celebrate Survivors" cuffs for my mom and friend :-)

Check them out and please support this very worthy cause in any way you can.

Miau for now!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Made for Walkin'!

I made boooots! They're dirty... they're scuffed... they're patched... but the best part is they're broken-in and oh-so-comfy!

Definitely a challenging project, but I'm super happy with how they turned out!

Friday, March 02, 2007

I've been tagged!

1) Type your first name with your...:

~ Fingers: Posy
~ Chin: loloewuy
~ One finger, eyes closed: pofu
~ Elbow: oport
~ Nose: posy
~ Palm:poposay

2) List 4 fandoms you have:

~ movies
~ kitties
~ art
~ vintage collectibles

3) Have you ever slept in the back of a car?
Yup... and trust me, there's not much room in the backseat of my Mini Cooper!

4) Have you recently dyed your hair/cut it?
Yup... I dye it all the time

5) List four people that you look up to the most.

~ best friend, Barb
~ my dad
~ my mom
~ my big brother

6) How many pets do you own as of now?
2 cats, Stewie and Daisy

7) Which do you prefer white or black?

8) Who is your most played character?

9) Choose one or the other, not both:
-Being stuck on an island with your best friend
-Being stuck on an island with 5 acquaintances

best friend

10) Name three aspects that tell who you are.
kind, laid back, good sense of humor

11) If you could have a power what would it be?
flying would be cool

12) Who was the last person you talked to?
my boss

13) Who was the last person you said "I love you" to?
Donovan :D

14) Write down the first five words that pop into your head:
donut, Donovan, work, weekend, boots

15) What's one thing you wish you could do better?
save money

16) Do you like the way you are?

17) Choose, Summer or Winter:

18) Choose, Rain or snow:

19) Water or ice?

20) List two odd things about yourself:
1) I have 2 voices: a regular voice and a high squeaky cat voice that use when I talk to Stewie and Daisys (they love it!)
2) I'll eat the exact same thing for a meal for weeks (i.e. I'll eat a baked potato for dinner every nite for weeks... right now it's cheese sandwiches every day for lunch)

21) Tag five more people:
(I can't think of another one)