Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
HAPPY ST NICOLAS everyone: lots of gifts and dollarbies - read on!
Saturday, 7 November 2009
(Imagine a photo of my new SL boots here but you do NOT want to see my attempts at photographing myself...). Believe me on this.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
And oh dear, it's one of those days.
Well, I could get into a rant about nobody caring about my utterly exquisite creations. Or I could go away and make some more...
... or continue staring at 'bloggers' raving about an extremely marketing-savvy designer whose stuff I wouldn't buy if you paid me. But hey, kudos to her and her little band of breathless prose writers. Really. I do mean that and why of course I'm a little jealous.
Because marketing is most definitely where it's at. And I'd rather be either making things* or watching virtual waves or dancing on the square.
(I actually wanted to put this photo lower down but Blogger hates me this morning and it won't budge. So, plug*. ). I'm only human. Lousy photographer, but human ;)
Snob, you are no doubt muttering to yourselves. Who wants a 3-D arty-farty... thing for their walls anyway (although please note that it is actually at 90° despite the lousy photo.
And what about poor Ms Newbie who needs to be encouraged?
Well... yes. Definitely. But...
I was thinking about my first wonky glass bowl yesterday, and horrified at the thought that I actually tried to sell it. But (fortunately) I met a very pleasant builder-guy who was a lot SL-older and wiser than me, who said ever so politely 'you may want to work a little on your building, however tempting it is to jump on the oooooo let's do business' bandwagon.
He was so right. At this point I could show the said glass bowl, but it could be extraordinarily embarrassing. I rather hope it's fallen into the Big Inventory Void. Oh to hell with it - here it is. Why does SL save that and eat my seagull?
And no, it's not at 90°. But behold the huge discovery that you could put dimples into spheres and slap a freebie texture on. Way to go!
(Sadly, this amazing item is no longer for sale, please don't flood me with requests).
What am I actually writing about here? Good question. It's Saturday morning, and I should be running around doing laundry and gearing up for a long work trip as of Tuesday to a Long Way Away.
Actually, I think I'm saying I'd rather be making my silly fiddly things * that nobody buys than churning out same old, same old or really making the investment in time and Lindens to get my stuff known. (*another plug while we're at it).
But at the same time, much as I admire people who do get their stuff out there, I sort of prefer discovering that it's good stuff. Quality may be in the eyes of the beholder, but sloppy, blurry textures and wonky seams / alignments tend to stop me in my tracks before I can admire the 'look' for its 'artistic value'.
Here endeth a fairly useless ramble. Better than laundry, though.
And did I say plug?
Sunday, 27 September 2009
But after all this rambling, here's a preview: FLEURS DU SUD and a line of 'flowerboxes' and other floral arrangements that are - I think - unique in SL. Find the new store on the main square!
Friday, 11 September 2009
Now, girls and boys. Time for a math lesson - absolutely essential for working out how to handle those Linden dollars, no?
At Vent du Sud, our guys are always helpful, see. And Geek Back's latest scripting masterpiece is just that. Touch the blackboard, and you're all set for an interactive lesson (in English...). Slouch on one of the benches, and feel sorry for the little guy in the corner wearing the Dunce's cap, or admire the amazing detail in the classroom, expertly created by Geek and Menthal Oh. And, no - it's not for sale, just for fun, although the blackboard (seriously, it's soooooo clever) can be yours, tailored to your own needs, by contacting Geek.
If you're interested in a schoolroom setting for role play, then let Geek or Menthal know, and they'd be happy to provide desks (they have great animations) and the other accessories too.
And naturally, our very own Rett Gentil joined in the 'back to school' fun too. And (wait for it...) her schoolgirl outfit is available ON SALE. Yes, I really said sale. For 250 instead of 350, and ONLY in the classroom. Lots of options with this outfit, and definitely a very sexy schoolgirl indeed. Thanks, Rett - I'm so glad she has a roomy store with us with all her unique styles, so don't forget to check them out (plus her subscribo and cute free outfit).
So, drop in and test your brain power, pick up our other superb Vent du sud freebies (new ones coming soon, yet again), and relax by the sea in the warm, gentle end-of-summer days in a superb Mediterranean setting.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Something very special this month at Vent du Sud: an underwater (yes - underwater) photo exhibition by R0bin Helsinki, one of SL's fun, dynamic photographers with an eye for the 'different'. It's opening today, but will run for the whole month of September
Monday, 31 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Rett isn't online as I write this, but no, she still doesn't do sales. I do try now and then, and she does have a special offer lined up for next month. But I know when I'm beaten.
Come browse, relax, swim, dance at Vent du Sud, and discover the classiest cowgirl ever to grace a French-themed sim!
Saturday, 22 August 2009
So, while we get ready for lots of surprises here, why not grab either the amazing value 300L package (a huge bundle of great furniture, art, lighting, etc.) with great animations, or the (incredibly low-priced) individual items from the Decor of the month (August) setting - right by the main square. Only a few days left!
Here's an example with a pale cream tint (the base is white) with the horizontal repeat set to 3.00. Those in my store (see below) are tinted blue and the horizontal texture repeat is set to 1.00. But it takes just seconds to change the colour, stretch...
And even if you don't want to buy anything, drop in and relax at Vent du Sud: a little slice of the Mediterranean populated by slightly crazy (sorry, guys) but extremely friendly designers, builders and scripters.
We're ALWAYS happy to discuss projects or custom work with you, so don't be shy. Oh, and bring your bikini!
Coming up tomorrow: Rett (who still doesn't do sales) and her popular cowgirl outfits... drop in and check it out already!
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
At Vent du Sud we're gearing up for the end of summer. A whole lot of new, fun things to do and see are in the works, but these last few days I've been enjoying the sun and the peace both in RL and SL.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
So come watch the waves, dance, and discover our guys weaving scripting magic (between getting carried away by an exciting new game - news of that later).