Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Gift

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I logged into Second Life late last night and found a wonderful surprise waiting for me. I noticed an inventory item along with a message had been sent and was waiting in the upper right hand corner of my screen. It was sent by Azriel Demain of FallnAngel Creations and stated that I had been given a gift as one of Falln's Angels Group members. It was a beautiful gown that had been named after me and sent in every color! The design's name, Falln Natalie Gown, consists of a bodice, arm wrap, shoulder wrap, skirt, sleeves, gloves, cloak and gown bottom. The twelve colors it comes in are pink, red, green, blue, gold, purple, aqua, black, silver, white, orange and brown. I quickly tried the gown on and loved the way it looked and fit. I truly felt honored the designer had done this and decided I was going to blog about it! I thought it only befitting to go to the beautiful Tol Narwa Vire, which is also Azriel's amazing creation, to take some pictures wearing the gown...

Skin: June II/Raccoon II in Sundust light by Gala Phoenix of Curio
Hair: Rachel in light brown by AngelCross Skinstad of Cross
Elf Ears: by Brunhild Uriza of L'Emporio Shop
Location: Tol Narwa Vire and FallnAngel Creations

My Knight

You came into my life only by chance
Like a falling star seen quickly at a glance.
Like a perfect rainbow after the storm,
There you were, my new found friend, so warm.

You made me feel like I've never felt before,
Special as that first love feeling I adore.
Special as a bright and flawless gem,
You became much more than just a friend.

We had fun talking for hours on end
As we learned each other's values, beliefs and trends.
The more we learned, the more our love grew.
The more I discovered, the more I fell in love with you.

You see, you are everything a girl could want in a man.
You have it all my friend, the total package to no end.
You're patient, loving, sensitive and bright.
Strong, amazing and passionate, you are my Knight.

My Knight in shining armor, that's what you are.
You came to rescue me from afar.
You came and showed me what true love is all about.
Yes my Knight, you changed my life, without a doubt.

I am truly, madly, and deeply in love with you.
You've touched my heart in ways I never knew.
Guide your white horse over here and pull me up next to you to ride.
Then take me away with you so I can be forever by your side.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blending With Nature

Today I want to focus on a lovely elven gown I found when I was out doing my favorite pasttime recently, shopping. The way I shop is I glance over all the displays rather quickly and then when something catches my eye, I go back to it and look at it in detail. This is the same way I do it in real life too! I don't like going through big clearance rounders and stuffed sale racks. I know you can find great deals doing this and there are times I do it, but for the most part, I stay with the neatly organized racks that are appealing to the eye and easy to look at. This particular dress I found was appealing in several ways. It was a very unique style, had quite a bit of detail here and there all over the gown, especially the bodice, and I thought the colors used in the design looked beautiful together. The designer, Bee Dumpling, used lighter greens and browns and the way she put these together looked fantastic. The perfect "child of nature" gown for a nature-loving elf. Another thing I liked about it was the fact that the fabrics used were practical and sturdy, yet still lovely. The gown is called Tenuvial Elven Gown and contains a bodice, prim skirt, tunic skirt, skirt, pants, sleeves, and gloves.

Hair: DrLife Healthy Hair Vivian in Blonde by Leena Ying
Skin: June II/Raccoon II in Sundust light by Gala Phoenix of Curio
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought
Location: Isle of Kellamore

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Elf Clan and Its Lands

The beautiful meditation area in ElvenMyst

I remember a time about four to five years ago when I first discovered the beautiful "Elf" lands of Second Life. I am referring to ElvenGlen and Elf Haven specifically. I remember landing in ElvenGlen and being in awe of the beauty surrounding me. I think what stood out was the lush green grass, tall majestic mountains with lovely waterfalls, and all the creeks and ponds in abundance. Of course after I arrived in ElvenGlen, I was cheerfully greeted by an elf who was very friendly and seemed eager to help and answer questions. All of this made me want to come back several times and finally, I ended up joining Elf Clan, headed by Wayfinder Wishbringer, and decided I wanted to become an elf and live in their lands. That's what I did! I bought land in ElfHaven, bought some elven clothes, and decor for my new home, a lovely treehouse. I loved my new home and life within the game because I'd always had a love for anything to do with elves, fairies and fantasy. I stayed with this roleplay a while, then later ended up starting a new venue and left Elf Clan at the time. I just recently came back, but have been more involved in blogging and exploring than participating actively for now.
The Drum Circle in ElvenMyst
Castle in ElvenHearth that's Home of the Dwagons

As alot of groups and regions come and go, I was surprised to learn that Elf Clan, still headed by its founder, Wayfinder Wishbringer, was still around after all these years. Yes, there had been some changes, but overall, the group was the same with the same goals, mainly to offer a variety of quality activities, events, and opportunities for all interested. Instead of ElvenGlen being their main home, ElvenMyst was this area now. I remember ElvenMyst was in the process of being built when I was a member before. The lands considered Elf Clan regions are now ElvenMyst, ElvenHearth, and ElvenDream. ElvenMyst is the main region and consists of a floating castle that will give a "tour" of Elf Clan regions. This region contains an underwater castle, a "Pirate's Life" themed area for gathering with friends and sailing, a gorgeous meditation area, a museum, and some of the largest elven builds, including the Fyrefly: Eternity starship, Star Trek Astrometrics Lab, Heimdall Luxury Sky Cruiser and Steampunk Tardis. This is one of the most detailed and enjoyable Star Trek ships on the grid. ElvenMyst holds the oldest elven Drum Circle in Second Life, plus holds archery competitions here. ElvenMyst also consists of quite a number of fantasy merchants, which are placed in one area of the region for convenience. There's also a sandbox for Elf Clan members who need a place to build.
Gorgeous unicorn dedicated pavilion in ElvenDream for rest and relaxation
A typical sight in ElvenDream, lovely unicorns resting and grazing and a Pirate's ship in the background

The two other regions under Elf Clan ownership are similar to ElvenMyst in terrain and style and are on either side of ElvenMyst. ElvenHearth houses the Home of the Dwagons, which is a castle of the orks and is full of fun and hidden doors. This area also contains many residences and there is rental space available. ElvenDream, also known as Unicorn Isle, is beautifully done with the unicorn motif. As I've said in one of my other blogs, unicorns have always been special to me, so this island was my favorite out of the three. This region was more or less a park to enjoy boating on the lake, host events in the buildings, and just enjoy the scenery.
Playing the piano in ElvenDream
Wonderful bridge made with two trees in ElvenDream

There are two developments that must be mentioned. Elf Clan has added two grids to their original regions. The first, Reaction grid, is a secondary world apart from Second Life. Elf Clan holds lands there as well, as an alternate experimentation with the OpenSim project. Inworldz is another secondary world. Elf Clan members may build freely here. They are experimental lands and no builds are guaranteed to stay, but good ones may be left for demonstration purposes. Inworldz contains the regions of ElvenSong and ElvenHolde.

Elf Clan also has opportunities online with their general information and event calendar regarding the group, plus a social network anyone can join. The main site for Elf Clan is: The site for the social network is: If you are or become a member of Elf Clan, you will definitely want to check these out.

The three regions of Elf Clan are peaceful, beautiful and definitely a must visit. If you are looking for activities, involvement and roleplay without all the rules of a roleplay sim, Elf Clan is the way to go.
Riding the rowboat on the lake in ElvenDream

Clothes: Cabaret Bluebell outfit by Janie Marlowe of Mischief
Shoes: Charcoal Sleek Laceup Boots by Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things
Hair: Dixie in Blonde II by AngelCross Skinstad of Cross
Skin: June II/Raccoon II in Sundust Light by Gala Phoenix of Curio
Elf Ears: *Iced* Elf Ears with diamond piercings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Designer Focus: Selina Forder of Elvenbreath

I've decided I want to focus on a particular designer or creator in Second Life every so often. This blog will cover a few of Selina Forder's many lovely designs for Elvenbreath, her store. I was roaming Elven Glen recently and happened across the little shops within this beautiful sim. It had been ages since I'd browsed and decided now was the time. I found several nice stores and made purchases here and there. One store, called Elvenbreath, was advertised and I decided to visit the main store. Upon arrival, I was greeted by two small fairies who knew my name :) All around me and right outside the store were beautiful gardens and a flowing creek. Even inside the quaint store itself, I was impressed by how much time had been taken to give the shop a woodsy, magical feel, matching its name perfectly. I knew I would end up spending too much money here, and sure enough, that's what happened! Every design in the place was stunning and of high quality, with intricate detailing. Selina Forder, the designer, put alot into each and every outfit, including many optional pieces included. The colors chosen were very pretty, too. Below are my discoveries (information about each outfit is listed **below** the corresponding pictures):

In all the below pictures, Nat is wearing Falln Jareth black boots by Azriel Demain and June II Raccoon II skin in Sundust light by Gala Phoenix of Curio. Location is in Pan's Grove of Eutheria and also Metatheria. The very last picture is the only one not in Pan's's in Isle of Kellamore.

Londirell Red by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Milla (bottom picture) and Peta (other two pictures) in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: *ICED* Elf Ears triple hoop earrings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Yilvina Fight Dress by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Peta in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought

Elvenbreath Swyned by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath ***a fave***
Hair: Rachel in Blackgray II by AngelCross Skinstad of Cross
Jewelry: Pearl Drop tiara by Vivienne Daguerre
Elf Ears: *ICED* Elf Ears triple hoop earrings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Merenwen by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Twiggy in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: *ICED* Elf Ears triple loop earrings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Elvenbreath Dawn by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Bella III in Beach Blonde by JolieFemme Designs
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought

Feliena Silver Elven Dress by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Mena in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: *ICED* Elf Ears triple loop earrings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Yilvina Icegrey by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Giselle in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought

Elvenbreath Lance by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Bella III in Beach Blonde by JolieFemme Designs
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought

Mirelle by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath ***a fave***
Hair: Giselle in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth
Elf Ears: by Judas Afterthought

Fight Dress Purple by Selina Forder of Elvenbreath
Hair: Mena (top picture) in Swedish by Truth Hawks of Truth and Dixie (bottom picture) in Blonde II by AngelCross Skinstad of Cross
Elf Ears: *ICED* Elf Ears triple loop earrings by Scarlet Chandrayaan

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


You are unique like a snowflake that falls from the sky
Glistening as it blankets the ground in wintertime

You are beautiful like the mountains that line the horizon
Mighty, majestic, and colorful as they stand out in the sun

You are strong like the trees that make the forest their home
Steadfast and sturdy as they protect all creatures who roam

You are kind like a bubbling spring stretching from a river
Sparkling clear and fresh as it provides water for the drifter

You are thoughtful like a bluebird as it builds a nest for its young
Diligent and selfless as it prepares protection, a hero who is unsung

You are loving like a mature buck who guides and fathers its fawn
Leaping and prancing in the woods from dusk until dawn

You are amazing as is all nature and living things made by God’s hand
For you were also made by the same, encompassing many facets of sea and land

I originally wrote this poem for someone special and wanted to post it here because it just seemed to fit within the magical realms of this site.