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Alato Mask

On 6th April 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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After the Luminous Masquerade I had some people asking whether or not I was going to sell the mask I gave out as a party favor.  I usually don’t, to keep the masks unique, but I really liked the shape so I decided to revisit it and turn it into a …

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Mardi Gras Masquerade 2014 (Aftermath)

On 20th March 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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If you didn’t manage to make it on Saturday, I forgive you.  After being gone for so long I was kind of surprised anybody came at all.  But I was happy to be in good company with so many old friends and some new faces!Freyja Nemeth and Ran Ga…

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Civetta Musica

On 4th March 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Happy Mardi Gras!  Or Pancake Tuesday, however you want to look at it.  Today I had pancakes while wearing a mask so there’s no reason you can’t celebrate both.  Today is the actual day of Mardi Gras but of course I’ll be celebrating wit…

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Mardi Gras Masquerade 2014

On 2nd March 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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With winter starting to decline, animals start to come out of their holes and so, too, am I.  Let’s get through the remaining cold with a party, yes?

Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, but I hope you’ll forgive a bit of flexibility when it comes to the date.

 

You’re invited to the Illusions seventh annual Mardi Gras masquerade.  It should be my eighth, but regretfully last year I didn’t hold one.  We’ll just have to make up for it this year!

As with all of my masquerades, there will be a vote to decide the King and Queen of Carnivale and the winners will receive a pair of new, unreleased event masks and 1500L gift cards!  Even if you’re not planning on trying for the costume contest, at least come for the free mask: the one shown in the invite will be available for all of the attendees.  Oh, and of course come for the music!

The theme is more formal, so think Venice rather than Rio, but beyond that let your imagination soar.  If you’re not sure where to begin, purple, green and gold are a good start!

This year rather than having rules around prim limits etc, since mesh kind of throws those out the window, I’ll just say please keep your script usage as low as you can, 100kb or less is ideal.  You can find your script info under Place Profile→About Land→Script Info→My avatar.

I’m looking forward to dancing the night away with you, come join me!

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Eikthirnir

On 4th December 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I love animal skulls. I think they have a very grisly appeal, with interesting lines, places for the eye to explore and complexity without being overwhelming.  One of my projects to practice mesh was to create a deer skull because of the complexity of the shape and simply how impractical it would have been to do nicely in sculpts. 

It lay around unfinished for a while, until my Halloween masquerade started to loom on my calendar.  It seemed like the perfect time to take it out, dust it off and finish it properly.  After I did the high definition version and settled on a final shape, I wanted to add a little something more.  Since my masquerade was themed for glowing in the dark, I had to add something that glowed!  I spent some time carefully decorating it and the antlers with some kickass tribal paint:

Eikthirnir (Eikþyrnir) is the name of the stag that lived on top of Valhalla in Norse mythology, eating the leaves of Yggsdrasil.  It means “old thorny” and from its antlers all river waters were said to spring.  Maybe it’s not the perfect name for a deer skull mask, but I’ve already used all of the cool genus names on antlers.  In any case, my paint designs don’t feel completely out of place in my vision of an ancient Nordic deer skull.  The skull and the antlers are actually two separate pieces, so if you want you can simply wear the mask and match it with any of my other antlers (Read more...)

The Luminous Masque 2013 (Aftermath)

On 4th November 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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The sun has dawned once more and the creatures of the dark have retreated.  Another marvelous masquerade has passed and I’m so thankful to those of you who came to join me and dance with me.The company of dancers was a spectacle to behold, lightin…

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The Luminous Masque 2013

On 19th October 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I’ve been in a dark place for a while now.  But if I’m in a dark place, I might as well make the most of it, right?Light up the darkness with me this year at my Luminous Masque.  Everything that glows, illuminates, luminesces or incandesces i…

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Dreamcatcher Rusa Antlers

On 20th September 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Ariel Lunark is a very patient person.  As I’ve slowed my progress in getting through my commissions, she’s been very understanding in the delay.  Every project has been a struggle for me lately, and so having someone be kind enough to let me…

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Apsara Wings

On 20th August 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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When Deoridhe Quandry approached me with her commission, it was one that I took a special delight in.  I’ve been looking forward to doing it since she first suggested it and it was a lot of fun to do.  You see, Deoridhe is a fairy, and she wa…

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Olokun Helm

On 5th July 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Now that I’m finished with the Mystic Chains, I can finally shake off some of that frustration and get back to working through commissions.  Next one up is one designed by Darlingmonster Ember, who sent me a sketch of a concept she had in mind,…

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Lunarian and Mystic Earrings

On 1st July 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I know this is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  The release everyone who’s bought my elf ears or eyeballed my elf ears has been eagerly/idly/passionately/rabidly longing for.  I have to say though, it’s been hard won.Let me tell you a tal…

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French Hoods

On 12th May 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Terry Toland approached me during my commission drive with a request for something more on the historical side than the fantastical.  She’s been a long time customer and had a hankering to accessorize the look of Tudor nobility. The Anna Fren…

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Wrapped Cords for the Elf Ears!

On 10th May 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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BurningHeat Mikado was one of the first people to leap into action when I said I was in need of funds in April, not hesitating before she had sent me her $L.  She didn’t even ask for anything in return, but I insisted that she decide on something …

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Angelus Sword

On 2nd May 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Grant Kirax approached me earlier this month during my commissions drive, asking if I could make him a custom sword.  He showered me with concept photos, picking and mixing his favorite aspects of each until I came up with my own concept of how to…

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Nevina Jewelry

On 25th April 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Before I requested commissions, I was slowly plodding along with work on a new piece of jewelry.  Mesh is fantastic for jewelry, as it is for just about anything wearable.  However, the stones I’ve used in the past for my other jewelry seem a…

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Wolf, Lioness and the Wildwood

On 20th April 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Now that Fantasy Faire is open, you might have spotted a couple of new masks there! As part of my commission spree, Dream Resistance hired me to do a set of three animal masks: a sparrow, a wolf, and a lioness. The sparrow is one of my RFL items th…

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Illusions @ Fantasy Faire 2013

On 20th April 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Once again, Fantasy Faire has come around, and this year Illusions can be found on the Evensong sim.  Fantasy Faire opens at 6am on Saturday, the 20th so come visit!With all of the commissions I’ve been working on, I realize I probably should have…

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Illusions 2013-04-08 20:29:00

On 8th April 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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If you follow my Plurk this may be old news, but I’ve found myself in a bit of a financial pickle.  I had a rather sizable bill arrive near the end of March which perfectly bit a chunk out of the money I had set aside for rent on my apartment.&nbs…

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Curiata Jewelry

On 25th February 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I realized that my motivation dry spell went a bit deeper than just a superficial lack of drive.  I think I’ve been dealing with depression and escapism and I’m only just coming out of it.  The Curiata was a bit of no-strings attached fun, a …

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Curiata

On 11th January 2013 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Since I still feel like I’m in my motivation dry spell, I decided to ask my friends for inspiration.  The ever helpful and lovely Evangeline Miles suggested I do something like laser cut masks .  One of the images clicked with me and I realiz…

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