So far…

Granny’s Life

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Seraphim continues to enjoy creating little still life tableau…

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… it has proven a very effective way of re-establishing knowledge of the contents of her vast inventory…

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… but she also enjoys coming up with a new theme each time. She’ll think of a theme, then try to remember what she has that she could use for the shoot… it often takes a long time to find items she thinks she has, and, along the way, she finds lots of forgotten stuff, and stuff that she thinks ‘cool! I can use that next time!’…

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… she also finds landmarks to really cool stores she hasn’t visited for ages, so, the downside is she’s spending quite a bit, recently, especially on gacha, trying to win specific items she’d like to incorporate in her next creation…

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… she recently spent L$2000 trying to win a certain object, and, not only didn’t win it, but DID win a whole lot of useless crap… she usually has MUCH better luck with gacha…

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… still, it hasn’t dampened her enjoyment of her new-found hobby…

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… and she’s already looking forward to her next creation…

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Still Life with Grenade

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Seraphim, whose style/interests are continually evolving, felt like trying something totally new… obviously, the desire must have been percolating for a while, but it hadn’t been a conscious one, she just suddenly thought it would be interesting to try one of those cool still-life/tableau shots so many excellent SL photographers do. Seraphim has always liked those works by others, but never felt the desire to make one, herself, mainly because she was totally into gynoid photography. Anyway, she decided to try one. Seraphim has a ton of beautiful treasures and dozens of photography backdrops from which to choose, so she set about creating one of these works…

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… the first thing she found was something she had always suspected; these pieces take a LOT of work! The second thing she found was… it’s REALLY enjoyable! She found setting this shot up to be almost zen-like in it’s need for attention to composition/detail/content. The third thing she found was that, she may never have done one of these before, but she’s still herself, and her tastes are still slightly less mainstream than other peoples…

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… she couldn’t keep her dark humour out of this shot, and didn’t try. There is no deep message in this work, it is just a composition that evolved organically, as Seraphim placed objects that came to mind, thinking ‘what would go with that?’ at each new placement/slight rearrangement…

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… she also found she could not do a single, complete shot… her love of closeup photography, and her love of the 6-8 image post format she usually does, over-ruled the single shot concept…

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… and that was fine, she was having a LOT of fun…

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… this is just the first of this new style, expect more (:

 

Little Fox – Fox Road

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Yesterday, Seraphim visited the ‘Liaison Collaborative’ event, and bought this gorgeous ‘Anita’ sweater, by ‘Little Fox’, which goes perfectly with her new ‘Astralia’ pants, like they were made for each other. The picture in the display for the sweater showed the models wearing some very nice pants, which Seraphim coveted, so she TP’d to the ‘Little Fox’ showroom… where she discovered that, not only did she already own the pants, but she’d been here, before, possibly to buy the pants, and that, next to the showroom, was the Fox Road sim, which Seraphim had explored, and adored, previously…

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… once again, she was drawn to explore this empty, artful sim…

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… Seraphim loves these arty, set-like builds…

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… where the builder has set up tableaux that can be used as props/backgrounds…

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… she finds this one strangely poignant, with it’s implication of hasty abandonment…

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… the whole sim, of course, feels as though it is in the aftermath of some mass-extermination event… Seraphim quite likes these empty sims.

Ethereal

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Seraphim visited Ethereal, today. One of the first things she saw, after noticing the gorgeous colours…

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… was this absolutely adorable greeter-bot…

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… it was by far the cutest bot Seraphim has seen, so cute she wished it was a real avi, so she could tell it how sweet it was…

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… what Seraphim saw of the Ethereal sim was a psychedelic kaleidoscope of colour and gorgeous, alien foliage…

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… it was all like a faerie’s dream…

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… very soothing and pretty.