Mother of Autumn

Made for the AttentionSL Magazine October 2022 // https://indd.adobe.com/view/4e274a38-1262-47d1-9f49-1c26ce8a0e62

Autumn’s Mother Heart

And there Autumn met me
with the loveliest of winds;
but a heart blown asunder
as her leaves would fall again.

She mourned like a mother
who may lose her only child.
So I looked past grand color,
to see grief in her raw wild.

The moon rose like a wizened soul,
as I swam into Autumn’s stream,
a whirlwind of warm memories
and soon-stolen wishes and dreams.

I spoke kind words that did little
to ease her deep growing beast.
She even trembled with vestiges
of leaf prints near her knees.

And so, I did the only thing
a human could truly do.
I bowed with grace before her,
and kept vigil through and through.

With bravery, Autumn finally let go . . .
as our tears shook and echoed
into winter’s bleary woe.

Time moved on as it has the want and will,
past winter, spring, and summer still;
and again, I greeted Autumn.

She smiled when she saw me,
and bowed to me with grace;
the human that saw fit to stay
in grief’s lonely darkened space.

I walked closer to divine Autumn,
the wisest mother of them all,
to notice lines and creases softer,
at peace with her destined fall.

Once more, sweet leaves moved from her
and, yes, she blustered and cried.
But, in the end, she whispered to me,
Love branches immortal, never to die.

[- Angie Weiland Crosby -]
Clothing

Top: Mug – “Wicked Witchy” (Maitreya Petite) (Gacha)
Shorts: Asteroidbox – “Iris Shorts” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: UNHOLY BALAR – “Horns w/ pumpkins”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Necklace: Wicca’s Originals – “Sarya Necklace” (Maitreya)
Hand Accessories: L’Emporio – “Amuletum Wicca” (Maitreya, Bento)
Rings: KUNGLERS – “Peyton Rings”
Nails: L’Emporio – “Tormento” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Emma”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Flue ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade
Book (with hand pose): /VaeV\ – “Miser’s Haunted Tome – Festive – left no glow” (Gift)
Owl: JIAN – “Barn Owl ::Companion – Shoulder”
Fawn 1: JIAN – “Fallow Fawn Static Graze”
Fawn 2: JIAN – “Fallow Fawn Static Stroll”
Hedgehog: JIAN – “Hedgehog Wanderer”
Squirrel: Mutresse – “Fluffy Squirrels – 2”
Staff: LUX ATERNA – “[Der heilige Nikolaus] Staff”
Tree 1: LB – “MysticBoardLeaf.v1”
Tree 2: LB – “OliveTree.v2”
Leaves: tarte. – “falling leaves – swirl (old)”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

But before the night is through…

TUNES

When you came in, the air went outAnd every shadow filled up with doubtI don’t know who you think you areBut before the night is throughI wanna do bad things with you

I’m the kind to sit up in his roomHeart sick and eyes filled up with blueI don’t know what you’ve done to meBut I know this much is trueI wanna do bad things with you, okay

When you came in the air went outAnd all those shadows there filled up with doubtI don’t know who you think you areBut before the night is throughI wanna do bad things with youI wanna do real bad things with you

I don’t know what you’ve done to meBut I know this much is trueI wanna do bad things with youI wanna do real bad things with you

[- Jace Everett -]
Clothing

Top: DRD – “Hellion Top/Hell” (Maitreya Petite)

Accessories

Piercing: SFU – “Atom Nose Set” (unrigged) – NEW @ Men ONLY // August 2022
Collar: ::GB:: – “Long Chain Collar Black / Silver” (Maitreya)
Hand Jewels: L’Emporio – “Amuletum Wicca” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: FORMANAILS – “Wela” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Security (size 2)”
Eyeshadow: Glam Affair – “Smoky Makeup 01 F” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Werewolf Salem” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // August 2022
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Togun ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Set:
HISA – “Floral Bouquet Vines – A – Burgundy”
HISA – “Floral Bouquet Vines – C – Burgundy”
HISA – “Grass – Bright Greens”
LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Betrayed…

If you think you know people…

It is “amazing” how after all these years you still experience betrayal. You think you saw so much already, you already trust way less people than you used to and still some make it to disappoint and betray you.

This is for all of those – Karma will get you.

TUNES

You remember all their faultsAnd you don’t trust in any word they sayAnd you’re still waiting for the day whenYou can make them payAnd your blood is boiling and your head is explodingThe hopes are dying while the sky is about to fall

It’s time to open your eyes to knowYou’ve been used and betrayedIt’s time for you to have another go,Don’t leave it too lateAnd the sun is shining and you keep on fightingYou can be proud of yourself just never give in

Show them your middle fingerYou got to keep on going,Keep on screamingShow them your middle fingerYou got to keep on breathing,Don’t stop believing

[- Booze & Glory -]
Clothing

Outfit: – sixx – – “Underworld Set” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Shoes: cinphul – “virginia [stilettos]” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – ““Moringa Swallow PIXIE Gauged S Girl” (for Swallow Gauged Ears)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Fingers: L’Emporio – “Dedalus” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails (Hands & Feet): L’Emporio – “Damned Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Security”
Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (LeL. EvoX BoM, colored)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Ascension Redux Eyes – Divine & Damned” (LeL. Applier)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Pixie Gauged S Ears (f) 2.0”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Luna ( Medium )” (BoM)
Tattoo 2: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Paranoid (A) ( Medium )” (BoM)
Tattoo 3 (incl. Horns): Nefekalum Tattoos – “Aspirant” – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: BodyArts – “Nachtmahr” (Bento) – NEW @ Mainstore

Set:

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Altar”
DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”
DRD – “Mystery Mansion 1 – Wiccan Pentagram”
DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Small”
NOMAD – “Spidey Waves”
NOMAD – “Just Spidey”
LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Even the Evil need a Sugar Shack sometimes :p

TUNES

And so it went
The children lost their minds
Beggin’ for forgiveness
Was such a waste of time
And the bullets start to fly
And the bough’s about to break
When you hear them cry
It’s too much for me to take
They said the world does not belong to you
You are not the king, I am not the fool
They said the world does not belong to you
It don’t belong to you
It belongs to me
[- Pretty Reckless -]

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Clarke Jacket” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom9 // April 2021

Pants: AsteroidBox – “Elise Leggings” (Maitreya)

Gloves: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Momentum] Gloves BLACK)” (BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2021

Shoes: L’Emporio – “*Refill*” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: A&D Clothing – “Sputnik (f)”

Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Bailey Jewelry – Collar – Smaller Fit”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Phoebe (A)”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (EvoX BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On “Petite” V1.1″

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Willow #03″ (BoM, Materials)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Lyrium – “Turning Pages” (Bento)

Scenery:

DRD – “The Sugar Shack” (Full Pack) – NEW @ UBER Hometown // April 2021

DRD – “Boho Garden Party – Tree A”

DRD – “Boho Garden Party – Tree B”

LAQ Decor – “Mossy Stonewall”

Little Branch – “ArganTree{Seasons}*Animated”

Little Branch – “MoonFlowerShade{Animated}”

Little Branch – “DownyBirch{Seasons}”

Little Branch – “OliveTree.v2{4Seasons}”

DDD – “Seasonal Sculpty Gift Grass [2 LI Each, No Flicker]”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You’re Forgiven not Forgotten…

TUNES

All alone, staring on
Watching her life go by
When her days are gray and her nights are black
Different shades of mundane

And the one favorite toy that lies upon the bed
Has often heard her cry
And heard her whisper out a name long forgiven
But not forgotten

A bleeding heart torn apart
Left on an icy grave
In the room where they once lay, face to face
Nothing could get in their way

But now the memories of the man are haunting her days
And the craving never fades
She’s still dreaming of a man long forgiven
But not forgotten

Still alone, staring on
Wishing her life goodbye
As she goes searching for the man long forgiven
But not forgotten

You’re forgiven not forgotten
You’re not forgotten
No, you’re not forgotten

[- The Corrs -]
Clothing

Outfit & Headpiece: :Moon Amore: – “Misanthropic Veil – Tight” (Maitreya)

Poses & Props

Pose: Foxcity – “Devilish-6m” (Bento)

Set:

DRD – “Forgotten Guestroom Bed – Grey (PG)” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2020

DRD – “Forgotten Guestroom – Side table” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2020

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Treestump”

DRD – “Agony Statue Collection – Confrontation”

DRD – “Asylum – Papers A” (Gacha, Common)”

DRD – “Old Gazebo Bench – Post apoc”

DRD – “Halloween Collection – Halloween Bottles”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Large”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Small”

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Stepstones” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Broken Fence” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Fence” (Gacha, Common)

LAQ Decor – “Mossy Stonewall”

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“You’ve sensed that something’s watching you”

TUNES

I am a man who walks alone
And when I’m walking a dark road
At night or strolling through the park
When the light begins to change
I sometimes feel a little strange
A little anxious when it’s dark
Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When you’re searching for the light?
Sometimes when you’re scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
You’ve sensed that something’s watching you

I have a phobia that someone’s always there
Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around and no one’s there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because you’re sure there’s someone there
Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
The unknown troubles on your mind
Maybe your mind is playing tricks
You sense and suddenly eyes fix
On dancing shadows from behind
I have a constant fear that something’s always near
I have a phobia that someone’s always there
Fear of the Dark

[- Iron Maiden -]
Clothing

Dress with Hood: Bauhaus – Melinoe Dress (Maitreya) – NEW @ Necrotize // October/November 2020

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Vertigo Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Necrotize // October/November 2020

Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Orange” (BoM)

Accessories

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Claws XXL” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Face Art (incl. Eyes & Mouth Lights): .:Soul:. – “Makeup – Pumpkin Face & Eyes” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Skin: YS&YS – “Immortal NO Brows” (BoM)

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Camp:

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Cauldron”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Treestump”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Altar”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Dirt Pile – One”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Dirt Pile – Two”

Animal: *HEXtraordinary* – “Snail Wanderer – Achatina”

Weapon: [CX] – “Wasteland Reaper”

Tree 1: LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Tree 2: LB – “OldOakTree{4Seasons}*Animated”

Shrubs: [we’re CLOSED] – “shrub large bare”

Roots: DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots”

Leaves: +Half-Deer+ – “Fallen Leaves – Autumn – Ground”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

There is so much Life underneath the Water that we don’t know about…

“And everywhere, just as there were animals on land, were the animals of the sea.
The tiniest fish made the largest schools- herring, anchovies, and baby mackerel sparkling and cavorting in the light like a million diamonds. They twirled into whirlpools and flowed over the sandy floor like one large, unlikely animal.
Slightly larger fish came in a rainbow, red and yellow and blue and orange and purple and green and particolored like clowns: dragonets and blennies and gobies and combers.
Hake, shad, char, whiting, cod, flounder, and mullet made the solid middle class.
The biggest loners, groupers and oarfish and dogfish and the major sharks and tuna that all grew to a large, ripe old age did so because they had figured out how to avoid human boats, nets, lines, and bait. The black-eyed predators were well aware they were top of the food chain only down deep, and somewhere beyond the surface there were things even more hungry and frightening than they.
Rounding out the population were the famous un-fish of the ocean: the octopus, flexing and swirling the ends of her tentacles; delicate jellyfish like fairies; lobsters and sea stars; urchins and nudibranchs… the funny, caterpillar-like creatures that flowed over the ocean floor wearing all kinds of colors and appendages.
All of these creatures woke, slept, played, swam about, and lived their whole lives under the sea, unconcerned with what went on above them.
But there were other animals in this land, strange ones, who spoke both sky and sea. Seals and dolphins and turtles and the rare fin whale would come down to hunt or talk for a bit and then vanish to that strange membrane that separated the ocean from everything else. Of course they were loved- but perhaps not quite entirely trusted.”
[Liz Braswell, Part of Your World]

As I promised before, with all the amazing designs at the Mermaid Cove event, done by Flair for Events, I could not resist and do a second post. This time it isn’t quite a Mermaid, more an underwater creature, as I did not want to post my favorite mermaid tale again, plus I wanted to showcase those amazing leg wraps, which I found at the Mermaid Cove as well 🙂

To do an underwater picture, but actually not being under water was quite a challenge I have to admit. I first tried to set up everything underwater, but with the windlight and lightning I wanted to have it did not really work out that well plus, I realized that underwater in SL… doesn’t look like it should anyways. So what I did was, I created a small set with rocks and some grass, which I tinted in blue, purple and white color and some underwater creatures beside my self. To get a little bit of an ambiance I used some designs from E.V.E Studio with inbuilt lights and some glitter. All the bubbles and plants I had to add in Photoshop afterwards, as I could not find any non-flexi plants, that did look right for what I had in mind.

It was something new and I even learned some new Photoshop tricks about fx styles, so it was a win-win situation to try something new and non familiar. I hope you enjoyed my underwater creature as much as I did and for now I do not have any plans for more mermaid or underwater styles 😉

I am happy with the result, even if it was a little bit of a rock road until it came together as I imagined it 😉

Clothing

Top: SynCo – “Mermaid Bralette” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Pants: -:zk:.- – “Bella Panty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Head- & Shoulderpieces: Zibska – “Helmine”

Nails: Ama. – “Mermaid Claws” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Handjewelry: .Drastic. – “Tentacle Jewelry” (Maitreya, Bento)

Legwraps: *Merlific* – “Sea Stars Pearl” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Toerings: Elle Boutique – “Talluah” (Maitreya, High Feet)

Feetchains: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Keisha” (Maitreya, High Feet)

Tentacles: – Fika – – ” Sirens Song – Hip” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Collar: .Quirky. – “Scales Collar” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Bracelets: E.V.E Studio – “Scorpion Spikes Bracelet” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Makeup: Zibska – “Araceli” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – Simone 3.3″

Faceart: .Arise. – “Face Scales 3” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Meraxes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Bodyscales: ~ Cynefin ~ – “Body Scales~Shades” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Fashiowl – “Undersea – Pose Set” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Set:

Rocks: Fashiowl – “Undersea – Pose Prop” – NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Grass: Little Branch – “WildGrass*1Li{Lavender}” & “Grass1l{Winter}” (partwise tinted)

Fish: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Floating Fish Iron”

Jellyfishes: *HEXtraordinary* – “Jellyfish” (Gacha)

Ambience: E.V.E Studio – “Sunny Spells [M1] W/Tile”, “Dancing Bubbles {White}” & “Sunny Spells M02 – KOI Glitter”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Graveyard In Our Heart

The Graveyard In Our Heart

“The graveyard is not the final resting place of our dear departed but an ephemeral repository of their remains. The real graveyard, however, is somewhere deep in our heart, where we can always visit them at any time of the day, talk about some unforgettable summers, or cry in solitude as if they were always there for us to stay. And should our twilight come, when we can no longer see the light of the day, some people dear to us will build a graveyard in their hearts. They will let us stay for a while or perhaps longer, as long as they continue to remember, but it does not matter anymore. What is comforting to know, no matter how tragic or tranquil our death may be, somewhere somehow someone will always build a sublime place for us to stay.”
[Danny Castillones Sillada, The Graveyard In Our Heart]

Outfit

Outfit: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll” (Gacha)

Collar: DRD – “Black Widow”

Shoes: BAX – “Regency Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Face Art: C L A Vv. – “Evil Hand”

Wings: Astralia – “Dead Bird Wings” (Gacha, Rare)

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Rings SImple” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Wedding” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Silence”

Makeup 1: Clemmm – “Grisworld’s Boneface Paint” (OMEGA Applier)

Makeup 2: CURELESS [+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (OMEGA Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – Simone 3.3″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Immortal Skin” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Eyes: Clemmm – “Ancient Eyes – Regular”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Body Tattoo: Clemmm – “Unkin Body Smear” (Maitreya Applier)

Arm Tattoo: Clemmm – “Malcom’s Arm Wrap” (OMEGA Applier)

Poses & Props

Pose: Foxcity

Set:

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Graveyard” (Gacha)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Preserved Memories” (Gacha)

DRD – “Gravestones” (Groupgift)

Little Branch – “Snakeweed{4Seasons}”

Little Branch – “Hill{Low Li}”

Moonlight Shadow –  “Fallen Autumn Leaves”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Even Angels enjoy the first Snow?

I know I am usually not the white person, but I do desire the snow so much, now that it gets more and more close to Christmas. There are so many amazing winter designs around at the moment, even if I am not the biggest landscaper I tried to create a little winter scenery for my snow angel 😉

The super sexy over-knee boots I am wearing, are one of the latest releases from [Gos] for the Holiday round of Epiphany. The “Frenchie Knit Boots” are a gacha a 21 items gacha with 3 rares (black, gold and the fatpack HUD) You have the choice between a slim and a block heel for your boots and the darker the colors become, the more you can see the knitted fabric. The boots are available for Maitreya Lara, Belleza Isis & Freya and Slink Hourglass, you just have to play the right button for your size 😉

The amazing hair, that looks like waving in the wind, was made by no.match for the MOM (Mens only Monthly) event. Even if the event is called mens only… I like the hairstyles for females as well 😉

I hope you slowly get into the Holiday mood as well and maybe even Angels enjoy the first Snow 😉

Outfit

Dress: -:zk:- – “Miu Dress” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Frenchie Knit Boots” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany

Tights: Nanika – “Alina TIghts” (Maitreya Applier)

Accessories

Arms: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Gloves: amias – “ARI white” (Maitreya)

Wings: Blueberry – “Oakley Wings – White” (Gacha)

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar (XXS-XS)”

Hair & Makeup

Makeup, Lipstick & Lashes: Izzie’s – “First Snow Make-Up Set” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: no.match – “No.Chains” – NEW @ MOM

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Thauron”

Poses & Props

Pose: Foxcity – “Sits VOL2-4m”

Set:

Lake & Stones: Mushilu – “Snow Lake & Formations” – NEW @ We ♥ RP

Path: E.V.E Studio – “When Atlantis Fell / Cracked Ice Snow” (5 different shapes)

Branches: E.V.E Studio – “{MOD} Ivy Tree [M02-No leaves] Snowed” & “Ivy Bonsai {Snowed}”

Fountain: Atelier Visconti – “Fountain Clover Snowy”

Trees: Little Branch – “MysticBoardLeaf.v1{4Seasons}”, “Birch1_with_season_change”, “OldOakTree{4Seasons}”, “DownyBirch{Seasons}” & “WeepingWillow_4Seasons+Pink”

Grass: Little Branch – “Grass1l{Winter}”

Deers: Mushilu – “Ligth Snow Deer” & “Ligth Snow Bambi” – NEW @ We ♥ RP

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Lost Paradise – What do you believe in?

I am not uberly religious, but some themes, which as well are shown in arts again and again, do catch my attention sometimes. I more believe in nature and the power of even that, instead of the church for example. Religion or the believe in god, spirits and ghosts are something very personal and we all have different experiences with that, so I would never ever try to convince anyone of my own opinions about that. I do believe in the thought, that energy never goes away completely (Conservation of Energy) and always gets transitioned into something else 😉

For me tings like the Wiccan cult – or some older forms of nature based believes – are way easier to believe in than god or even the church. There was a time, where I did believe in god and as well the church, but that did end with the death of my father when I was 7. He died because of stomach cancer and all I wanted to know – when I was 7 – was “Why?”. Why would that god, that I did believe in, allow that a disease would be able to take my father from me, when I still needed him so much. There was a group for kids at the church, which I was attending every week and after my father passed away I wanted answers. They had none besides the one the church always uses, if they can’t explain something – “The paths of God are inscrutable”. Tell that a 7 years old girl, which is kinda ripped apart – not really working out well. That was my first disruption I had with that. Later, when I did grow up and started to try to get to the bottom of everything I was told and what I learned, it became even worse… I questioned why god would let it happen, that in a war innocent babies get killed – after I they tried to convince me, that war is nothing god does, but the humans as all have their own ability to make decisions – babies who can’t even walk, talk, speak nor make any kind of deliberately decisions.

I read the bible – more than once, as I wanted answers and I wanted to understand – and the more I read, the more I again questioned so many things… for example, how can I believe in a god that breaks his own ten commandments in the bible? How can I believe in a god, that allows humans to murder in his name? I was taught god is good! I learned I never will get answers more than “God must have his plan” or like I said before “His ways are inscrutable”- which was not enough for me, as I always want to go to the bottom of things. Maybe that is the reason why I personally prefer science and nature over religion itself.

Like I stated at the beginning, for me it is way easier to believe in the power of nature. Nature is very rational and there are proves, that some things do happen as we see it everyday. There is stuff between heaven and earth, not all will notice – or not all will/want to understand. So everyone has the freedom to decide, what he or she wants to believe in Germany, which is something I highly value. I know it is not a matter of course everywhere in the world sadly.

What I had in mind for this pictures, was a modern version of Eve, paired with the believe in natural powers and the Wiccan doctrine – Something nature connected 🙂 (I still won’t believe, that the female should have been the only reason, that locked out the human species from paradise 😉 )

I LOVE the creativity of CURELESS [+] / CUREMORE, especially their gachas that contain those amazing, special and unusual/artistic torsos. This time it was the “Lost Paradise” gacha, which drew my attention. The gacha does not only contain wearable parts, but as well some cool creations for the scenery. The trees, which come with a HUD for the bones and the apples, the snakes in all colors and shapes and the apples on the ground are a perfect scenery. I wanted all kind of warm colors for the set and with the HUDs it was really easy to achieve 🙂 I added some other things to my look – you all know I really love mix and match. I had some amazing parts, which I could imagine would fit so well, like the hand branches from .Drastic. or the cool claws from E.A.Studio. Iam not a fan of ling empty legs – I stated that in past posts already – so I wanted something wrapped around my legs and certainly no high heels 😉 I wanted flat shoes… but I do not own many of those, as I rarely shop for flat shoes besides sneakers, heavy boots and those kind of style. So I was so happy, when I found the “Charro Flats” still sitting in my inventory. I know I got them at an event and then I never had the right look to use them – until today!

Again I was able to just play with stuff I got over the time and did not have to follow any deadlines. Sometimes I really do need that, as much as I enjoy blogging, sometimes I need my freedom. It is different, when you blog for a designer. where you have items you want to showcase in the focus in a very clear way, or if you just fool around with things. I really do enjoy both and I need both for my happiness 😉 It feels like 2 completely different challenges to me and I do enjoy both!

Outfit &Accessories

Torso: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eden Diorama” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Legs: Storybook – “Savage – Brown” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Charro Flats” (Maitreya)

Apple: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eve’s Apple” (Gacha, Rare)

Headpiece 1: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Wreath (fire)” (Gacha)

Headpiece 2: La Biche – “Branch Horns (Toadstool)”

Choker: Moon Elixir – “Mushroom Thron Crown”

Hands & Rings: .Drastic. – “Walnut Hand Branches”(Maitreya, Bento)

Nails/Claws: E.A.Studio – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [KoKoLoReS] – “Leighton”

Makeup: Zibska – “Kane” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body; Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Body Tattoo: Astralia – “Forest Tattoo” (Maitreya, Ivy Elf Gacha)

Poses & Props

Poses:

Foxcity

Set:

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Paradise Tree (Brown)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE -“Lost Paradise /Crawling Snake(Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Crawling HeadUp Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / TreeHanging Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Forbidden fruits (Fire, Red, Yellow, Green)” (Gacha)

Moon_Sha – “Wall Ivy 1 & 2 – Summer 1”

Little Branch – “WildGrass*1Li{Green}”

Location

Wicca’s Wardrobe (parcel beside the store)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin