Soft Rains

The Bradbury version of A Tattered Page will be ending in a week. If you haven't visited the library, I urge you not to miss the lovely setting.

Each designer was asked to cite the passage from the book (The Martian Chronicles) that inspired their creation.

Here is the selection that accompanies this outfit (coat, boots, gas mask and shadow) from ImmateriA:

Ten o'clock. The sun came out from behind the rain. The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes. This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles.

Ten-fifteen. The garden sprinklers whirled up in golden founts, filling the soft morning air with scatterings of brightness, The
water pelted windowpanes, running down the charred west side where the house had been burned evenly free of its white paint.

The entire west face of the house was black, save for five places.
Here the silhouette in paint of a man mowing a lawn. Here, as in a photograph, a woman bent to pick flowers. Still farther over, their images burned on wood in one titanic instant, a small boy, hands flung into the air; higher up, the image of a thrown ball,
and opposite him a girl, hands raised to catch a ball which never came down.

The five spots of paint-the man, the woman, the children, the ball-remained. The rest was a thin charcoaled layer."
There was a time when people worried daily if the bombs would drop and the atom-smashing legacy that was unveiled at the end of World War 2 would leave us all as it did the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This book was written in those times.

These days we have other worries. We have convinced ourselves that it simply couldn't happen; that no one would possibly dare. 

History -- on this time line anyway -- hasn't supported the text written in 1950. Colonists didn't meet any Martians with golden eyes and dark skin.

We did however make their acquaintance within the pages of his book. 

I would like to do a little rewind here and revisit A Tattered Page release from Anachron. I mentioned that there was a scorched version of the house that I featured in this post.

This seems a perfect time to show you that version.

Hair by Vanity Hair

Pose by: aDORKable

Lovers in Love

That hearts and flowers holiday is close at hand. And even if it were far, far away on the calendar -- who doesn't love LOVE?

Out from Cheeky Pea for  N-TwentyOne.  

Both PG and A versions of the chair, both with texture change options.  The back of the frame was so nicely made I flipped it around for an extra design element!

Tick Tock

Time marches on.

We can't catch it.

It is always just out of reach.

From ArisAris, the Feelingly dress with six texture options by hud. It really was difficult to choose. Choose from a black and white version to cover all your basic needs. Or pink and deep red for romance. Add two textures in earthy colors and you have plenty of choices.

The Isabelle clock with selves and books from {what next) comes in many choices of finishes and includes with and without chime versions. Texture-changing parts for the clock face, books decor and inside shelving. Find it at The Liaison Cooperative.

Now there have been some great new releases from Bliensen + MaiTai lately; they just haven't been for "my" feet. So, we are going to PRETEND.  This Rumba style for 21 shoe would look perfect with my dress above -- so check them both out!

Here are all the options:

rigged shoes for:
Slink feet (high resp. flat)
TMP The Meshproject/The Shops (Ouch! resp. flat)

non-rigged shoes for:
Belleza Venus
Maitreya Lara
CMFF mbody
(all sized and adjusted for shoe-size 0)

Pose by: Diesel Works