and the stupid thing isn't going to pay for itself .........but I'm having great fun building Aintree Common. Between hills and trails and planning sitting areas and forest - this is so not the way an adult should spend her time :) pfffft on that!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Lag got me before I could capture the SLURL - but I did write down the name of this installation. Go to SL5B Render and check out the ChangHigh Show of Light, Life and Love. Take a few friends and have your own circus! Note that the poses aren't static - there are more but this should give you an idea. :)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
No this isn't SL5B - but I liked the image. The flowers were moving in the gentle breeze and .........never mind.
Sorry I didn't write down my locations - you'll just have to find them yourselves. :) This installation asked me to change my setting to midnight and tp up. I enjoyed being part of the build!
Another installation in the sky - they seemed to be grouped together.
I should have returned my settings to daylight. I'm sure the fact that it was dark was the reason I missed the sim boundary markers and wound up swimming underground. That would be the reason, right? Nobody would have forgotten some warnings would they? Or am I the only one who walks around and gets caught by these things?
I'll try to be more careful on the next trip.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I have barely scratched the surface of everything that is included in the SL5B builds. You owe it to yourself, and all the people who have worked so hard, to go visit yourself. In the meantime, a few quick notes.
Crap has done a fabulous job with the Podcasters' exhibit. Makes the subject understandable and appealing. :)
Some exhibits are accessible and enjoyable - such as the Princeton Sculpture Garden. Other exhibits, not so much. :)
I would enjoy this one much more I'm sure if I understood it. The failure is in my limited knowledge - not the artist's work. Frankly the more I looked at the details in it - the less I got. :(
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
When Crap decided to breakdown his installation in the NIRL Garden - he really meant "break it down".
Crap setting the strategically placed charges.
Things start to come apart.
Not what you'd call a controlled implosion - no, none of that for Crap. He spreads his chaos to as wide a field as possible!
These innocent people were just wandering around on the ground. Little did they know .............. Somebody go get Rosie - this mess has to be cleaned up! :)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I got a message from a guy at SLCN asking if I wanted to advertise. We chatted and I decided to try it for a month. Was going to go with a static image til I remembered I actually know somebody with considerable machinima skills.
So when you're watching your favourite SLCN show and see this - drink a toast to Wrath. I certainly will! :)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
So I was working on the Aintree of my last post - when out of the corner of my eye I saw movement. It was this little guy paddling madly out to sea. Totally contrary to any programming, scripting, laws of nature of sl or of the metaverse!
I've been having a lot of trouble with my connection. The good news is that I finally found a techie at my ISP who agreed that my modem is fried and has shipped me a new one. The bad news is that it will be a few days before I get it.
I decided the extra-ordinary behaviour of my normally placid little duck must herald some sort of internet disaster (much like rats deserting a sinking ship). Sure enough my connection went down. So I took my dog for a walk.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
To quote Lili von Shtupp! :) But I got a lot done today - it's just that when I look around there's so much more to do. Met a fellow blogger (Hey Meta!) and saw Go and Lunette. Reclaimed a bunch of the land on the open space from the water. A good day! :)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It's not finished - but then it never really will be finished. But it's open. Aintree Gardens on Aintree the island. I'm just starting to write the ads etc. In the meantime welcome - but consider it a work in progress. :)
At some point I'll have a party - I'll let you all know.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I think I finally figured out how to do hanging baskets! I'll get better - but in the meantime I'll get a few done for the soft launch.
Finish some baskets, some more flower arrangements, put everything out where it's supposed to be, finish some landscaping, price everything ........... See! I'm very close to opening. :)
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I put a piece of mainland up for sale today and it sold right away. So I used a portion of the proceeds to buy an Open Space. It rezzed while Go was visiting (she saw it rez, I didn't) so we made a quick trip over. I'll use it for forest and trails. Once I get the main island launched!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I wasn't going to do any more plant textures until I had the island launched - but..............I had really wanted to have a lavender in the (admitedly incomplete) herb garden and I finally took a good photo. So I spent a looooooooong time in my photo editor and got what I hoped for. :) whew!
I'm sleep deprived for a number of reasons so I'm going to go and try and get some real rest. Back to building tomorrow.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Aintree isn't a tropical island but there is still a big concern about water. The plants require a lot to stay healthy so I decided to build a tank to capture some of the rain that arrives in the middle of the night. I'm putting in ground level channels which go through all of the planters and then through the shrubs and trees. (not my idea, got it from Alhambra)
I think it looks good. :)