2007 was a year of wanting to make positive changes - I started an environmental awareness blog “Climate of Our Future.”
Having researched the Pacific gyre and seeing all the plastics accumulating on our ocean floor was devastating to me; to learn at that time it was twice the size of Texas.
In my research I discovered an Marine Biologist who has an incredible love for our oceans. Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, “J”. J was a frequent contributor to Climate of Our Future and allowed the use of any resources he had. He still does, thank you J. His philosophy The Blue Mind Rx: Our Waters Can Be Lifelong Medicine for All People. Is an important message that I wanted share virtually.
I began featuring his articles concerning our oceans health and discovered the mind-ocean connection which makes saving our ocean even more important to me.
Since I am unable to venture to the ocean, I realized I could immerse myself into virtual oceans and “feel” the neuro-water connection. Which I do. Our virtual ocean brings those same feelings of neuro-connectivity. I have been spending hours landscaping and immersing myself in the beauty of the ocean floor. We have set the water to [NB] Sparkling Depths which is soothing like real life water.
We will be working on a living blue ocean project at Sierra Sonnet's Sunrise Cove. An immersive look into our ocean. Interactive - utilizing notes to explain the aquatic life and the mind ocean connection. LiveBlue inspires us to fully immerse ourselves into the love of our oceans. J's blue marble campaign reminds us of this. Rock stars, presidents, kids, scientists, artists, explorers, eco-celebrities, teachers, business leaders...even the Dalai Lama and the Pope have received blue marbles and gotten their Blue Mind on! We will be giving freely blue marbles virtually. I have also created LiveBlue and BlueMind chokers to give freely too, supporting the philosophy.
J just released a new book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do (Book by Wallace J. Nichols) You can also become a Patreon of J's and help us share his vision.
Living blue…loving our oceans. Pure blue - living and breeding oceans should matter to all of us.
Sea Turtle and Herring by Kayaker Magic
This wave cuff bangle bracelet represents our beautiful oceans, please protect our oceans.
When the news broke about Freda Frostbite's loss I felt the need to create for her and Su a keepsake pendant they can wear virtually. A heart pendant with angel wings representing a life not ending but continuing to be lifted with loving wings...
Opened a little GridList store today where I will be selling .dae and .png files so that you can upload and create jewelry for your own stores.
Monentes Jewelry items cannot be sold as fashion kit or builder’s kit (the way It is being sold) under any condition on any platform-Also-never give the included files free to anyone. Do Not Sell in Second Life Platform. Do not sell at the Second Life Marketplace.
The textures included give the best metal results for in-world but getting the right sheen and color is a preference that you will have to determine on your own. I either use medium shine or the metallic map included, either works. I always add a bit of glow 0.03 is about right. Thank you Ferd Frederix again for your texture advice.
Last week I thought it would be fun to check out Lani Mall to see what's new. Vbinnia Radek has great rigged avatar characters available free. I contacted her to ask if she could rig a cute anime character I had found. She loves a good challenge and is looking at it to see if she can rig it for me.
She showed me a video about rigging and told me to give it a try. With Blender 2.81 I find it very easy to find the needed features and in no time had created this rig. I still have a ways to go yet there was error when I tried to Parent the rig, but I am getting there. Thank you Vbinnia for your tips. Who knows, I might soon one day have a rigged character that I created.
Update ;) I did it! This is fun but still so much to learn.
A born dancer, dancing up until my mid-twenties, until the MS began to take my balance and timing, for me I had to be there. I would not pass up seeing Ladies Night by Freda Frostbite.
Belle's Barn welcomed guests for their first performance of 2020, Ladies Night.
Phenomenal choreography, beautiful costumes and amazing detailed sets were presented to an awe-inspired crowd.
This show had my heart beating and the desire to dance again. I know I will be at every show they present.
Their next performance will be January 8th, 2020 at 2 PM -Kitely time. I highly suggest you come and see it for yourself. Freda and the Belles are truly magnificent.
Great choker to make your statement!
Support your cause!
Please choose your words-no more than 2
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since I love people with a purpose – these are free-full perms.
~These may be sold to raise funds for your Cause~
Wanting to start the New Year out spiritually connected, I ventured to Dot Matrix "Intersections" region to stop by the chapel. It is important to me that this year that the OpenSim community can heal. Start fresh and work towards common goals. Dot's chapel is the perfect place to reflect on this.
OpenSim has so many wonderful opportunities. The networking and connections we make are vital to our personal growth. The year to me is about spiritual growth. Seeing my friends prosper, creating new worlds excited to share all they have created is what makes living virtually so rewarding for me. Let's make this a year of creativity and growth.