Most of the things I’ll have in this round are finished, and on my worktable. For some of them, I’ve collaborated with Marianne McCann. I did the mesh, and she did the textures.
In Second Life® we have a thing called gacha machines. You might be familiar with them in First Life (or Real Life, if you prefer.) Like the real ones, you put money into the virtual machines in SL™ and get a random prize. Like the real ones, some of the prizes are common, and some are rare. Like the real ones, for many the goal is to complete a set, so there’s a fair amount of trading your duplicate prizes for ones you need.
Second Life® is a virtual reality platform. I logged in there for the first time on September 16, 2004. At the time, it was a far cry from what it is now. Everything “in world” (as we say) was built using basic building blocks called primitives.
Hi! If you’re reading this, then you have found the new blog on my website.
The older posts are here from when I had them up as a practice blog at WordPress.com. I intended to make it part of my site all along, and now I’ve finally done it. And there was much rejoicing.
So, I wasn’t sure that I was going to keep building anything in Second Life. But it turns out that some things are just fun to make, so I’m going to keep creating there; but not all day, every day. (That was ridiculous.)
I’ve been sick for days and days and days.
It’s a cycle I seem to repeat far too often.
I get some kind of virus, and it knocks me out for a week or two. Then I start to feel better, but I’m so very, very far behind. So I work like mad, trying to catch up. And then… I get sick.
Rinse and repeat.
I think that life is too short to do things you don’t enjoy doing.
And yet, there are some things that simply must be done; like housework, dishes, and paperwork.
So what do I do about that?
I’ll admit it. I love fibers. I love the drape of satin, the bright colors of silk, the crispness of cotton. I love the feeling of soft wool yarn running over my fingers. I love the sound of shears cutting through felt. I love the promise of uncut yards of cloth. Heck, I even love the smell of new wool. Continue reading Fiber Love
I’m taking part in the Zero to Hero challenge, here at WordPress.
Today, the challenge is to write to that one person we hope would read our blog. The one we are trying to reach.
This is my post, to all those who are burning with creativity, but are sure their work isn’t “good enough.” Continue reading Open Letter to Those Who Aren’t “Good Enough.”