Afternoon

Hey, another extended absence! Things have been not great. My last surviving precious dog passed away in early November. To say I took his loss hard would be an understatement. I shut down and spiraled into a pretty nasty bit of depression. When I finally surfaced, I decided it was time to move on and get myself another dog. Unfortunately, my new little addition has had one health problem after another. The poor thing hasn’t had a normal day since she came to us. I love the little booger but wow it’s been rough dealing with a sick dog on the heels of losing my last dog. Of course, when it rain it pours, and I’ve been sick myself for over two months. Add in a sprinkle of crippling anxiety and insomnia and you have the last few months around Casa Fricka.

Anyways, my apologies for vomiting up my RL onto you, gentle reader. Shall we get to real reason you are here.. SL and shopping. As always, nothing gets me into SL like new tattoos from hyasynth of ~silentsparrow~. Her illustrations just make me happy. So have a look built around her offering for today’s Fifty Linden Friday.

Afternoon

Tattoo by ~silentsparrow~ (hyasynth Tiramisu)
Headband by Oleander (kelly.bellman)
Hair by Wasabi Pills (MissAllSunday Lemon)
Eyes by Buzzeri (eleri.catlyn)
Dress by Tee*fy (azure.electricteeth)
Boots by Essenz (Senzati0n Domenitzo)
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Mesh Body by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Lipstick Applier by [theSkinnery] (umazuma.metaluna)
Nail/Lashes Applier by Izzie’s (Izzie Button)
Hanging Lamps by Atomic Home (Ivy Graves)
Skybox by [tmk] (tanakachang)
Pose by .awkward. (Tab Tatham)

All in Your Mesh Head

Something I effing hate in SL is exclusivity. As a very, very small and unknown creator I’ve had a devil of a time trying to get dev kits. I’ve found if a designer doesn’t make their dev kit publicly available I’m pretty much out of luck. I’d love to make skins and goodies for all the amazing mesh body parts out there but because of brand exclusivity I’m often left out in the cold. And it sucks. Both for consumers and for creators. Maybe I’m naive but doesn’t it seem like the more stuff being created out there for your mesh whatever the more likely it will be to stay popular and sell? At some point I feel like consumers are going to tire of all looking the same. Eh, but what do I know. Luckily there are some wonderful brands out there who either have made their items Omega compatible or make their dev kits easily available. And my kudos to those brands because you folks rock.

That said, I thought I’d highlight one of those user/designer friendly brands and show off a head from Catwa. This is a newer head called Annie that is specially priced right now for Halloween. I did two different looks with the same head using skins I’ve already made and I think they look pretty rad right out of the box. I’m super excited to play around some more with this head and hopefully release some goodies in the future!

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 1
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Eyes by Buzzeri (eleri.catlyn)
Hair by Magika (Sabina Gully)
Necklace by Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by Marukin (valencia.southard)

Catwa Annie Mesh Head 2
Mesh Head by Catwa (Catwa Clip)
Hair by Ploom (Helyanwe Vindaloo)
Necklace by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Mesh Body by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Skin & Eyes by Fricka Morgath
Pose by Kirin (carolina.sautereau)