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I’ve already done posts in the past mentioning my appreciation and love for various friends, in particular I’ve talked about Simmi, Stoo, Hell, Dell, Clarissa, Jonny, Rrish, Bails, DavidT, Crow and Kimber. Those people know already how much they mean to me (I hope). So I need to mention a few more that come up as I sit here clearing out my friend’s list:

BD. I consider you a real life friend as much as a Second Life one, and I hope to keep you around forever more. You’ve felt like a sister at times, I just feel so comfortable around you, and I know you care for me as much as I do for you. I will miss your DJ sets, I used to look forward to them so much. Besides that we didn’t really talk in world anymore anyway, more so in msn, so I hope that part continues.

JayJay. There are no words that will do you justice. You are an incredibly funny and laid-back person, with a huge heart. We don’t talk much anymore, particularly not in-world, but you have me on msn, and I’ll always be happy to hear from you. Love ya loads ❤

Marisa. You have such a good heart, and have always reached out to help me even when I didn’t realise how much I needed that help. I still need you very much, and want to keep you round if that’s OK by you ^^ Again, I have you on msn and I’m very glad I do, I only hope I can be of much help to you as you have to me. You’re a very special woman, with a fighting spirit, that is inspirational.

Lucien. Though we only became friends more recently, you were one of the people who made me think SL still had something interesting to offer, and something worth sticking around for. I think we would have become close friends over time. Thank you for helping make the past month and a bit that much more entertaining.

Dark. One of my oldest dearest friends. So funny, so damn cynical (but with good cause). I could always depend on you for a laugh and decent company. Thank you for your kind ear whenever I needed it most.

Nito. You toss-pot. You weren’t around as often as I wanted and needed you to be, but whenever you were I always enjoyed your company. Your wit, your intelligence, just you. You have my email. Use it :p

Clare. You sweet thing. You amazing, knowledgeable, insightful little wonder. You have given me so much hope and help in areas of my life that needed it so very much. Thankfully I know I still have you on msn, I couldn’t do without you hon. You mean a lot to me.

Jennaa and Mig. Thank you both of you for your company, your humour, your friendship, these past months. I know you’re together in RL right now and I think that’s so incredibly amazing. All the best to you both ❤

Vine. You funny wee poppet. I’m so going to miss your sense of humour and your light-heartedness. You have such a special unique nature, only wish I spent more time getting to know you better, but like so many amazing and awesome people from my SL, you’re not around much anymore. I’d love to add you to my msn or skype if you use it, you’re too precious to let drift away.

Simon. You are awesomeness in the flesh. I love you for being you. There is just nothing I could ever, would ever, change about you. I wish you the best in everything you do hon, you’re going to get to the top of whatever you set your mind to. Again, you’re hardly in SL at all anymore, but I’ve got you on msn so yay me. Simply adore ya.

Ducati. What can I say about you. You’ve got so much heart, you’re so sweet under all that kinky humour. I wish we were as close now as we once were. But even now I know how much you care and that you’re a real friend. Take care hon, and you know where to find me.

I’m sure I’ve left some major players out but that’s as much as I can manage for now. There is one more person at the very least who needs a whole post to himself and will get one after I talk to him to let him know I’ve left his bar again, but this time for good. I know, I suck, but at least it’s the last time I’ll suck in that way.

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One of the pictures I'm planning to include in the gallery

One of the pictures I'm planning to include in the gallery

The event I have been working so hard towards, and taking so many pictures for, happens tomorrow – Saturday December 13th at 1pm SLT.

Twilight Gallery will be opening for the last time, with 6 new artists. And I get to be one of those lucky last 6 to have the honour to show their work here.

My work will be shown at the Raise Exhibit Hall, which spirals up 4 floors. The bottom floor has 8 pictures, the next 3 floors have space for 4 picture each, a total of 20. Some of the work I’ve put up is old classics, some is from the new set I’ve been working so frantically on these past 2 weeks. I’ve made somewhat of an effort to present the darker pieces at the bottom and the lighter “sun-reaching” ones on the top. I feel a sense of this progression as I climb the spiralling stairs and I hope you get a feel of it too 🙂

There will also be a special exhibition with work from all previous and current Twilight Artists, including a picture from me which has remained unpublished so far.

The night itself will have DJs and even a speech by Belmakor Pintens, see the full details here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belmakorpintens/3101362227/

My previous SL art recognition includes winning 2 art contests, coming second in one, getting honorable mention in 2, being included in the artists at 2nd Magazine’s SL5B exhibit, and on-going contributing artist at Gallery of Light. Being invited to take part in Twilight Gallery is a huge highlight for me.

It would mean a lot to have my friends and admirers of my art along on the day, even if you can’t make it though please do pop along at some stage over the next couple of weeks to see the gallery and my work. I poured my heart, my time, and my sanity into this project, and it would be nice to have some people come along to see the outcome 🙂

I couldn’t end this post without the various thank yous to individuals who helped me reach this point: My ever-present models and friends, Bailey Longcloth, Bailey Dazy and Rrishanna Regina; the people who supported me through my self-doubt, including Clare Loring and Natalya Homewood; and the biggest thank you of all to Prad Prathivi. Prad gifted me the Flickr account I use to present my work, granted me access to his studio in my early days to refine my skills, gave me the pose ball script I use in almost every picture these days, and inspired me in the first place to start taking and presenting SL pictures; he is effectively my mentor. Thank you to everyone else too who put up with my slightly stressed out state over the past two weeks, I appreciate the support and understanding of you all.

See you Saturday 🙂

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Making StarsAnyone who reads my blog or who is close to me knows I’ve been struggling these last few days – dealing with a few curve balls from family, friends and work. Well today I got to smile, and laugh, and dance, and I feel like sharing why.

First off I finally got traction with finding some help to cope with my child’s problems – I now have 3 appointments up-coming with 3 different organizations to get some help, and the first one is next Tuesday. Yay!!

Secondly I was feeling frustrated with my SL art lately, pushing myself harder and harder and still not being happy with the results. But today I got invited to show my work in one of the top SL Galleries! I said yes of course :D. As I get more details I will definitely be blogging about it 🙂

Thirdly, I logged into SL thinking I’d just do some photography jobs I need to get through, and ended up in a very odd situation on a Crown & Pearl couch. Prad wanted to freak out Bailey, and ended up freaking everyone out, it’s unfortunately one of those “you had to be there” things so I won’t go into detail (but this picture from my stream gives a taste http://www.flickr.com/photos/23347879@N07/3046957221/). The end point is I was laughing and for a while totally forgot about all my woes and just, um, “relaxed and enjoyed myself”.

Fourthly, Rrish turned up in SL again after a few days hiatus. Rrish has always had a calming and soothing influence on me. After all the madness died down we went to the beach and took the picture attached to this post. We spoke about my RL junk and I cried and I laughed and I felt much better ❤

I can’t not mention the other people as well who have given me their time and their love to help me get back on top of things – especially Kimber, Hell, Bailey, Clare and Stoo 🙂

I have a lot to deal with and get my head around but with friends like these, I might actually make it through ^^

As a friend just put it while I was typing this:  “you sound so happy today., I want to bottle it hehe”. Yeah, I am 🙂

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