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Nara Pendant

On 6th July 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Work on the sim has been irregular, I had an unfortunate spat of “I hate everything!” and tore stuff up to redo and then got overwhelmed and then collapsed with some ice cream so I said to myself… Let’s take a break.We Heart Roleplay is a nice way to…

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Joker & Jolli Musica

On 4th June 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I’m working hard on the new sim, and I hope to have an update about that soon.  In the meantime, I got into We ♥ Roleplay for June. Since I needed something new, it gave me the opportunity to make a variation on the Joker and Jolli I had planned since the start.  When I originally made them, I had wanted to make a “musica” version as well.

 They look so sinister with the eyes hidden, which is one of the things I love about them!  That’s an option you can toggle on and off with the other Joker and Jolli masks as well, and it adds a certain mystique to them. 

They’re currently only available at We ♥ Roleplay, and for 25% off of their price!  You can pick them up for 400L each, and they include my usual metallic selection of colors which includes sterling, antiqued and tarnished silver, and bronze, copper and gold.

We ♥ Roleplay @ Evanda Island

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Joker & Jolli

On 5th May 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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It’s been ages, but remember my Mardi Gras Masquerade? I’ve been sitting on my event masks for that party, working on colors and tweaking them mercilessly.I like to do traditional Venetian masks for Mardi Gras, and this is no exception.  This yea…

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Illusions @ Fantasy Faire 2014

On 2nd May 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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It’s that time of year again! Fantasy Faire is open! This year, Illusions can be found on the astoundingly beautiful Sanctum sim by Alia Baroque.  I specifically requested to be moved here and made sure it happened because when I saw a previ…

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Carnivale will be closing May 15th

On 26th April 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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I have found a buyer for Carnivale.  I’m both excited and sad to share this news with you, as it makes the closure of the sim solid reality.  I’m pleased with the deal we’ve struck though, and I can tell you that it’s going to a kind person w…

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About Carnivale

On 24th April 2014 · By Siyu · With Leave a comment
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Back in 2007, I had an honest to goodness patron of my work.  An extremely wealthy fan who loved my masks, gave me commissions, and even bought a sim to give me free reign of.  For a while I had fun on my completely rent free section of Second Life and I delighted in running rampant with it. However, after a year or so that patron left Second Life, and left me the sim.  Since then, I’ve been paying upkeep that I can’t really afford and trying to use rentals in order to help out with the cost.

Things I’ve learned about myself are:

• I am too much of a softie with my friends to actually enforce rent
• I am too absent minded to keep track of who’s renting when and for how long or how much they’ve paid, even with a rental system
• I am too lazy to keep an entire full size sim up to date with a build that suits my vision for it

Simply put, I’m not getting $295 USD a month worth of value out of it, and the pressure to do so is not something I want to deal with anymore.

After letting my friends know about this, the wonderful Kala Bijoux stepped up and offered me a place on her grandfathered tier sim called the Winged Isle.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take it, since I know I’m a bit of a control freak and I didn’t want to step on her toes, but she has promised me full creative control and is even open to changing the name to fit our new vision of it.  My new costs for maintaining my (Read more...)

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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