Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy winter holidays friends. My gift to you this holiday season.I hope that you will enjoy and be inspired by this selection of things that I have found recently.Happy 2011
Stripe texture maker 
color numbers to use in stripe maker
Free wood textures
Public Domain Images
Free stock images
Photoshop tools and tutorials
Photoshop keyboard shortcut 

Amazing photoshop tutorials
Photoshop Brushes
Graphic design tools
Some seriously cool free fonts
Eye candy  free trial download

Inspirational eye candy
furniture and home decor inspiration
Deviant Art 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bebe Shoots the Moon

Lunar Eclipse 2010
Last night , I had  the idea to stay up to watch the lunar eclipse. A very silly idea because I often fall asleep around 11 PM, computer on my lap  surrounded by cats while pretending to dance or build with John in Inworldz. Last night was no exception. I went to bed thinking that I would have to settle for watching video in the morning. I had forgotten that I am usually awakened at approximately 3:30 AM almost every morning by the nature call of my over 50 year old female bladder. I know that that is TMI, but it is the reason I got a chance to witness this once in a lifetime event and to actually get a half decent shot of it. Happy solstice!

(edited to add additional photo)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I believe...
I believe in Santa. I believe in the goodness of people. I believe in the magic and warmth of the holiday spirit. When all is so dark, the festive holiday lights arrive to pick you up. In spite of some pretty horrific family tragedies and/ or deaths that have occurred all in December, winter remains my favorite time of the year, especially around Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Primmy holiday goodness has arrived @ Mooville

Finally... holiday trees have arrived at Mooville! Freshly cut and decorated. On display in all of their primmy goodness.It was a lot of fun making these,  and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did while making them. 
As if that were not enough, Snowglobes are here too in the holiday store. Some are table top models and some you can hang on your primalicious tree.Be sure to check back because I am on a roll and  I will be making these all winter.

MOOVILLE- Live*Work*Play (InWorldz Url)

Have a happy............Bebe

Friday, December 3, 2010

A look back @ Steelheart Village

It started as a if you build it, they will come moment. I had a dream ....to have a place where all kinds of people could live work and play together, especially folks new to SL.
When I discovered SL, about 2 and a half  years , ago it was because of a not very positive newspaper article. I was curious to discover what kind of thing could make people so stupid. (still haven't found out.) What I did find was a great way to meet and  have with fun folks from around the globe. I had a great time meeting new friends and even learning to build. I wanted to have some place nice for my friends to hang out in and after consultation with  friends, the idea was born.

About a year and a half ago, I bought a 1/4 sim of Linden Mainland through an auction. As other land became available in the sim, John  snapped  it up. All in all, we owned 3/4 of the sim. We named our little venture, Steelheart Village.

Our village was our second life home after giving up homestead island living, as we spent all of our on line time there. We created to a group member sandbox, a movie theater,a community center, several rental cottages, an arcade,  nature areas with fishing and free horseback riding, and a Linden featured destination art gallery .

We hosted free holiday and builders marketplaces, built a ice skating pond and winter wonderland complete with a weather system.

Winter  at Steelheart

Holiday Market and Winter Wonderland

We have also played host to numerous stores, a dance plaza, Serene Bechir's poetry reading group, live music, live theater and comedy, Brendan Shoreland's  English Folk club , and John's amazingly cozy Black Kitty Pub.

Live Theater - Talented  Villagers

Steelheart Village Birthday Bash
 Comedian Sella Scarbridge( top rt), Singer Songwriter Lexus Melodie(left) Fiddle wunderkind Beth Odets(rt)

English Folk Club hosted by founder  Brendan Shoreland
It was also home to villagers who would otherwise have no other place to call  home. It was our little community and I thank those of you who helped to make it what it was. On December 8th, 2010, this dream will be over ...a mostly pleasant memory and I will miss it.

 On Wednesday at Noon SLT, the last village performance of the English Folk Club will mark the closing of Steelheart Village and my stepping a way from paying tier in Second Life. You are invited to come and reminisce with us, I have it on good authority that it will be fantastic! Brendan and Serene have found a new home  in the Village of Mystery and their idea of bringing world folk music to SL will live on. The Gadgeteria store with the amazing Profile Sniffy (lol) and Sit N Win will also live on, but in much smaller digs.

As for me, I will not bash SL or Linden Lab as it is a waste of time to do so. I'm not leaving SL, I'll will still own a tiny bit of land near friends, and I still have the business to run. I plan to visit with my friends and attend events that interest me. I live happily as Bebe Mahogany and (alt) Bebelou Naidoo in InWorldz  now....In an ocean front sim called  MOOVILLE  in Soda Springs.There are some stores, but it is not a mall. There is a place for being creative, hanging out and being entertained. Some friends from SL have stores there and I may add more. We plan to have live music music too.I don't have to worry about making tier, I  can do what I think feels right and looks right. I'm not sure what Mooville will be yet, what kind of sim it will be.  I can tell you this, There will be no drama and no stress. Mooville (Inworldz link) is my dream now ...It's all mine..It is where I live, work and play. It is my virtual playground...and you are invited to come to come play there is plenty of room.