Moved our home to Moor-Knight in #inworldz

Because we keep some breedables to entertain us at home also, Mystic and I moved our homes to a sky level over the upcoming Moor-Knight sim. It’s straight across from the main breeding herds of horses so I can fly back and forth between the sims as I need to. This is part of our effort to maintain Dunvalos Reach as lag free as possible.

Today I’m just sharing pictures of my side of the platform. Mystic still has to build her new home, maybe I show it later.

On the outside of my house is a little alcove, perfect seating area for morning coffee.

On the outside of my house is a little alcove, perfect seating area for morning coffee.

The front yard has a very relaxing waterfall to sit by.

The front yard has a very relaxing waterfall to sit by.

Beside the house is my coated Dane pack.

Beside the house is my coated Dane pack.

Full view of front of house. It's a live in barn I offer for sale. My favorite. I've made three versions of it so far.

Full view of front of house. It’s a live in barn I offer for sale. My favorite. I’ve made three versions of it so far.

Way out back is the pretty blue kitty house.

Way out back is the pretty blue kitty house.

Out back is Sun Dancer's herd.

Out back is Sun Dancer’s herd.

The ground level is the horse barn where one finds Sun Dance, my founding morgan stud.

The ground level is the horse barn where one finds Sun Dance, my founding morgan stud.

Other side of upstairs relaxation area.

Other side of upstairs relaxation area.

Relaxation area up above, decored by Myst wall decor.

Relaxation area up above, decored by Myst wall decor.

A little reading area down below. Yes I keep tea, espresso, and brownies on hand.

A little reading area down below. Yes I keep tea, espresso, and brownies on hand.

What serves as my kitchen.

What serves as my kitchen.

The writing area. As Myst inspired as I could get it, of course.

The writing area. As Myst inspired as I could get it, of course.

Inside relaxation corner. Textures are from Twisted Thorn Textures.

Inside relaxation corner. Textures are from Twisted Thorn Textures.

Other than the house itself, 3/4 of what I use is not made by myself. The grid has such wonderful creators on it, I just have to go shop for myself every so often.

 

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Relay for Life #inworldz with @oyo_breedable

The RFL auction was fun today. I actually was able to see and  hear and I didn’t crash. Thought I’d have to drop in, sit still, and shut up for the whole time, but I actually got to bid and won a mixed box panel. The box was donated by Kels and just perfect, except for the fuzzies. Got some stuff I really wanted.

Added kiosks to Dee's Designs area and on breedables sky level.

Added kiosks to Dee’s Designs area and on breedables sky level.

This is what's in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

This is what’s in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

I'm sorry. We're not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic's halloween display...wonder when she'll notice? hehe

I’m sorry. We’re not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic’s halloween display…wonder when she’ll notice? hehe

Dee’s Designs Landmark

 

Friday’s RFL @oyo_breedable bundle auction in #inworldz

I took pictures of the special created bundles oyo breedable made for the RFL auction. I didn’t see any notes on if these coats will show up through breeding too or not.  All three are unicorns and the coloring is great on them.

The auction is at 3pm Inworldz time Friday, September 25th and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Many wonderful bundles have been donated by various breeders to go along with the special edition unicorns.

This is one thing I love about oyo. Their generosity in making the special editions is great. And they’ve been extra busy lately on top of everything else. Special thanks to them for making the time to do this!

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Come give to RFL if you can. Or just hang out and show support if you’re broke, like me. I hope to be there, even though I’m stuck in a very bad family expense month right now and have no extra funds to draw from.

http://places.inworldz.com/oYo%20Auction%26Events/205/114/23

SPECIAL UPDATE!!  There was some details I missed out on about these special unicorns. There’s going to be 20 total. See more about what they’ll pass on and so forth at the oyo breedable website here!

http://oyobreedables.org/index.php/8-news/95-special-offer-the-colored-unicorns

 

Breast Cancer Corral and Peek at WIP #Inworldz #ambuilding @oyo_breedable

When I’m deep into the building mode, I get like I do when I’m writing. Into the zone and I don’t notice anything around me.

My poor dog. She cannot get my attention. I’ve come out of the zone to find myself surrounded by every dog toy in the house, as she tried to get my attention. Or, a few times, with a shredded kleenex beside me because she knows that is a big no-no and uses it to get my attention. By the time I come out of it, she’s given up and is curled up asleep in her bed.

This is why I write when others are gone or asleep in the house…same with heavy building.

My 2X2’s won’t be open to the public until probably spring when I’m done with them. And I really zone out on them, for not only am I building, but I’m developing a lot about my book series that I haven’t thought of doing yet. A lot of back story, a lot of culture, a lot of hows and whys come to light with the building.

The first one I’ve been developing is Enchanted Isles, home of my Myads. Been a real challenge. I haven’t created a lot of their culture or their backstory, just the bits and pieces I’ve needed to write their parts so far.

The biggest hurdle for me to get over was to get used to the idea that this is a representation of their areas, not the actual areas. I’d need all four sims for this one territory to make it more “actual”. Then, once I got used to that, I had to create with a great emphasis on combining stone with trees. That’s new territory for me.

It’s been fun. I’ve learned a lot about them so far just by building their territory. I’m getting a lot of cool stuff to put into my upcoming series guide. And I’m beginning to think there may be a book for a Myad character or two in my companion series to go with the full novels.

(Nothing out yet. Probably going to be a major bulk release next year of much of it. A lot is written, and the first book actually published awhile back and will be republished with a makeover. Sadly, both my cover artist and editor have been seriously ill this year and I missed having a fall release. Plus my own family mess and Sandie’s death slowed things down a bit. They’re both better and getting into work a little again.)

Work In Progress...main building for the Myad territory.

Work In Progress…main building for the Myad territory.

I haven’t started the products for Dee’s Designs yet. There are some textures I’m going to look over from a creator that allows multi-grid use of hers. Some ideas have been coming my way for ribbon themed home decor objects. Think I’m going to start playing with those.

For the outside, I wanted to spruce up the yard where I sat the Pink Ribbon eye horses. So I designed a Breast Cancer corral set to match the building. Really makes the place look nice.

I hope the pictures are clear enough. The corral does get fog drifting through it from Mystic’s Halloween haunted house and graveyard display next door. She’s still working on it.

Pink Corral set up. Was lucky to find a pink wood set that didn't look too gaudy.

Pink Corral set up. Was lucky to find a pink wood set that didn’t look too gaudy.

The back of the open stalls connected to the corral. I used butterflies as accent. Seems a recurring theme for Dee's Designs.

The back of the open stalls connected to the corral. I used butterflies as accent. Seems a recurring theme for Dee’s Designs.

My relaxation area at home.

My relaxation area at home.

We moved our home level from Dunvalos Reach to one of the 2X2’s. Right across from the level where I keep forty horses. I especially enjoy being able to smoothly fly back and forth between the two sims up there. Still amazes me after suffering with SL’s crossings for so many years.

Went out today and met this old man in a long waiting line at the department store. Total stranger who just had to tell us everything about his recent ingrown toenail surgery. For a whole stinking 15 minutes worth. Man! When I got out of there all I could think was, “And this is why I prefer to hang out with people in virtual worlds.” LOL

 

DR Product Update: More for Landscaping #Inworldz #ambuilding

Going a little cross eyed with this headache so thought we’re due an update here. Virtual life is good. Business growth is good. Both day job and Marion Margaret Press are accomplishing things. I see 2016 being a strong year for me. Real life sucks a little. But in things one cannot avoid.

I know I may whine a bit, but perhaps reading this will get future readers to check back here often, should I have to lay low with sadness at some point. In addition to what went on before, my father was not able to have the second of three surgeries he needed last week. In fact, he can’t have any more without the almost 100% risk of not making it through the surgery. In other words, he’s got to do his best to enjoy his last days, months, or however long God decides to give him. Medically, nothing else can be done.

I’m the youngest. “Daddy’s Girl” Funny. I’ve got grown children and three grand children (yes, I married young), but something like this makes me emotionally feel like a teenager still living at home. Guess everyone feels this when it’s time for their parents.

Anyway…I’m very close to finishing Dunvalos Reach! After what…two years of planning and building? lol A few more buildings, a few more outdoor items, and then the last two stores will fill up quickly once I get the main templates for those products created.

This then leaves the memorial sections to finish, and Dee’s Design. I’m moving the current products in it to another store and re-thinking this one. Needs to be a little more special and not just the same, and perhaps involve a little bit of teaching or sharing on cancer. Trying to decide. One of a kind items? Limited edition exclusive sets? Or what? Not sure yet.

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee's Designs in support of Breast Cancer

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee’s Designs in support of Breast Cancer

My Pink Ribbon Eye mare kept giving daughters and no sons I could put back with her, so I gave up and bought another Pink Ribbon Eye male from Chloe.  Since the mare is named Dee after my mother, the male is Bob after my father.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud. Plants for display will be available for sale in a box together.

New project in oyo breedables that I hope to have a sales line from one day is getting the sun eye onto the morgan coat. This herd gives me another option, actually, because the male also has the crown eye. Could get crown eye onto the summer coat too.

For breedables, we have a few more rare horses at our TR Ranch stand, but they do go quickly. I hope that my herds keep kicking out the coats. I’m about to heaven the extra lives I have out for sale at the TR Ranch stands, so I hope they sell soon. Much is the same at Dunvalos Ranch, except I heavened a lot of the extra crown brands and redesigned the sales area to separate the coats for easier shopping.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

Now, you hear me say time and time again I really don’t like the oyo wolves. Not at all. If I get a starter pack and it births wolf, I heaven it. If I get a wolf from a breeder it’s heavened. Except this one. I could sell this white wolf very easily to pay for a few packs of bones, but had to birth it out of curiosity. It actually looks neat! Eye says black, but looks like silver. And it’s out of my rare creme dane pair so she’s going to go back to Dad. May be worth something as a breeder and will make a cool pet when she’s done.

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween's on the way!

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween’s on the way!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

The newest line for landscaping is the rock ponds. I’m offering four basic rock ponds and then a bunch of different themed ones, with plants, animals, mushrooms, or fairies added in. Some are all sculpt while others are sculpt and mesh combinations.

New double rock pond series.

New double rock pond series.

I also offer 7 different rock ponds with a ivy covered rock behind them for larger landscaping needs. These are mesh and sculpt combined.

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Good news! My friend has finally settled into a new home and with internet again after losing everything to a tornado three months ago. She’s setting up her online businesses again and will be back in Inworldz very soon! Lady Dark Shade Designs will be back to Dunvalos Reach soon.

Both the ground level and the upper breedables level are well stocked, with more to come soon!

Dunvalos Reach Stores and Landscaping Level

Dunvalos Reach Breedables, Memorials, More landscaping level

 

 

Hiding under my virtual rock #inworldz

Sometimes life hits you hard, speaking mentally versus physically for me.  Death has never been the easiest of things for me to take, and especially when it seems to make people suffer so much before the end.  Family visits like the last one can be so exhausting and I don’t expect it to improve anytime soon.

Add to that I’m awkward in dealing with many issues of a more mental nature. Probably because I have my hands full trying to keep my own brain working properly through my own issues. LOL

Friends with depression that still function through life, I can handle. Know a few with bi-polar, few living on meds, etc. The individuals just being stupid in their decisions about life…nah…no patience whatsoever with. They don’t want to talk to me, would only hear “get your foot out of your a**”.  Worked hard all my life, good jobs and crap ones. Set aside my dreams for 26 years to take care of family first, went beyond my responsibilities to them…no sympathy from me. I’ve known my life goal since the age of ten, but spent many years taking care of business before being able to reach my dream. Not saying you need to set it aside as long as I did, but you do need to take care of your own responsibilities and go for your dreams, responsibly.

But now there’s dementia in one, and an undefined mental illness that’s drastically changed someone close to me in the works.  Those are areas I can’t handle. My insides just shake and well, you know when you’ve reached your personal limit on what you’re capably of handling…that’s me.

Then to find another close to you was just diagnosed with cancer and given 2-3 years.  Emphasize another. Way way too many.

This came about in the midst of already dealing with one member on other side of family living his last days under very stressful circumstances. Get back to hotel, feeling like I wanted nothing more than to “crawl under my virtual rock called Inworldz” and build where things were still sane…only to get a call to get to hospital few hours later and spend the night there with my mother. She’s okay now, but utter exhaustion!

Experiences like the ones hitting us this year really do put things into perspective. Make you reconsider what’s important in life and what’s not.

Oddly, or how many would consider odd, is how important my virtual world is to me now. I realize its true value is in the strength it gives me to live through life’s challenges. Being able to create and build and share those creations with others is a huge stress relief. Same with the writing, the art, the other hobbies we enjoy.

You don’t hear a lot about this from those using games as a way to de-stress and gain strength to meet life’s challenging moments. We’re usually quiet about the importance of this…normally just showing off what we made and saying we love being there.

The ones you hear about are the ones using virtual living as a crutch to avoid life. So, people ignorant of how these worlds truly work, assume the worse sometimes. That’s another topic and not what I’m talking about here.

I’m just saying how recently I’ve realized how my virtual world work has become a valuable tool for me in handling the life stress. Give me an hour of building and playing with my critters and I can tackle that Real World issue a little better.

Now that’s out of the way…hey, how about some updates?

I’m nearly finished with the outdoor set up of the stores on the ground floor. These first pictures deal with that level.

The buildings are more in theme now for these original stores. The one in the corner will be Tempest Myst Designs 2, lots of bean bag chair, rugs and probably more pillows cause 1000 pillows is not enough.

The buildings are more in theme now for these original stores. The one in the corner will be Tempest Myst Designs 2, lots of bean bag chair, rugs and probably more pillows cause 1000 pillows is not enough.

 

The Marion Margaret Press book walk and a tree sales area takes up one side of the sim on the ground level.

The Marion Margaret Press book walk and a tree sales area takes up one side of the sim on the ground level.

The Myst relaxation area in the next corner hasn't changed much, but Mystic and I need to work on filling this building with product now. Various buildings and home decor, plus whatever strikes our fancy will be there.

The Myst relaxation area in the next corner hasn’t changed much, but Mystic and I need to work on filling this building with product now. Various buildings and home decor, plus whatever strikes our fancy will be there.

The Book Emporium did not change, of course. The other corner is reserved, though I'm not sure when my friend who lost everything in the tornado can return to her business yet.

The Book Emporium did not change, of course. The other corner is reserved, though I’m not sure when my friend who lost everything in the tornado can return to her business yet.

There’s more work to do at the breedables level 3000m up. Three more buildings to finish creating for the one side, Lindren’s cottage needs decorating again before the Silverwood Memorial is complete, Mystic has one memorial section to finish in the community memorial area and I have one to finish there too. Plus a few landscaping items to add in here and there. Still have to get the corral pieces out and set for sale, plus some other items for animals.

I’ve rearranged to open it up a little as it seemed to be to bog down a bit with all the alphas in place, or I assume that was the cause. Think it’s working well now, I’ve had a few good comments in from visitors so far.   Myst/Uru players may recognize our backdrop.

Mystic's Egyptian Dodo Pen and Iron Pig Display stand are set for sale.

Mystic’s Egyptian Dodo Pen and Iron Pig Display stand are set for sale.

 

Mystic also has a Steampunk Inspired Butterfly Pig Corral for sale.

Mystic also has a Steampunk Inspired Butterfly Pig Corral for sale. A tribute to “when pigs fly” phrase perhaps?

 

The Crown Brand and Morgan Display garden. Have 50 bundles there now for sale...may need to think of a big buy it or I heaven it sale and start over on stock.

The Crown Brand and Morgan Display garden. Have 50 bundles there now for sale…may need to think of a big buy it or I heaven it sale and start over on stock.

 

My lovely Black Buckskin Unicorn in the middle of the grasses and flowers sales display.

My lovely Black Buckskin Unicorn in the middle of the grasses and flowers sales display.

 

The Summer Horses have their own display area now. In front is a new Autumn corral/gazebo set for sale.

The Summer Horses have their own display area now. In front is a new Autumn corral/gazebo set for sale.

 

I've added bright fantasy grasses around the sales area, some in front with the pegasus and black unicorn, others are in the back there.

I’ve added bright fantasy grasses around the sales area, some in front with the pegasus and black unicorn, others are in the back there.

 

So far to offer with my basic wagon I have scattered hay piles. More coming soon for this section. Next to it is the edge of the community Memorial area.

So far to offer with my basic wagon I have scattered hay piles. More coming soon for this section. Next to it is the edge of the community Memorial area.

 

This is the Garden of Hope to remember all the children we've lost.

This is the Garden of Hope to remember all the children we’ve lost.

 

Beginning to the Silverwood Enclave, memorial for Sandie Bergen. The forest is complete and the gates are there. Still need to furbish Lindren's house and add some extra touches.

Beginning to the Silverwood Enclave, memorial for Sandie Bergen. The forest is complete and the gates are there. Still need to refurbish Lindren’s house and add some extra touches.

 

An Autumn themed forest piece. I think it's done. I just need to double check everything and make the sales box for it.

An Autumn themed forest piece. I think it’s done. I just need to double check everything and make the sales box for it.

Everything’s good. I’ve switched to Singularity viewer and love the results. FPS didn’t increase, but it runs a lot smoother and the textures rez in way better for me. And so much clearer!

Only issue I have is I cannot set my animals and bundles for sale in it. I can create and set something for sale so it must be either confined to no-copy items or items made by someone else. Still investigating that issue.

Oyos people still complain of their horses not eating or not breeding or other things. They are quick to blame the 2X2’s for messing with scripts. Not sure I buy that. I have about 60 breeding animals at my 2X2 and have no issues with them at all. In fact, I’ve been building a lot there too and haven’t had issues with anything.

I sure hope the creators are working with Inworldz to track this down properly, not just blaming the grid. There was an update around the same time on the animals. It needs to be looked into also. And I’m sure Inworldz IT dept would find the information valuable for their work if there is a conflict of some sort going on after 2X2’s were initiated. Breedables aren’t the only scripted items players use.

Heavy work week here, lots of book files to get ready for Marion Margaret Press, plus client jobs, but hope to get some time to work in Inworldz and update here again soon. Lots of custom made trees and tree houses may happen. 🙂

Dunvalos Reach Breedables, Landscaping, Corrals, and Memorial Area
https://inworldz/region/Dunvalos%20Reach/132/156/3002

Dunvalos Reach Main LM on ground floor
https://inworldz/region/Dunvalos%20Reach/133/157/22