Saturday, August 31, 2013

New Vintage Patio Furniture in Second Life

If you love the retro look of mid-century patio furniture, and you're a resident of Second Life®, you'll enjoy the new patio furniture I've just made!

It's 100% original mesh, with all original textures (including the new Material layers, to give it that extra bit of depth and shine.)

The chairs have 12 animations built in. The lamp really works, with either Light that affects your Local Lights, or Full Bright that doesn't. You can set it to Auto, too, so it goes on at dusk and off at dawn.

The Umbrella Drinks give unlimited umbrella drinks that you can hold, with blue umbrellas if you touch the one with a blue umbrella, and pink ones if you touch the pink. You'll love the umbrellas. They have all their little ribs and things, just as they should!

Each drink is sitting on a beautifully detailed cocktail napkin, that has an original Tiki Mask and the legend "Robin's House of Tiki" printed on it in green. (Note the cat's eye glasses on the Tiki Mask.)

Best of all, the whole set is only 6 LI, and comes apart into 8 pieces that you can mix, match, and arrange as you like!

Available in six colors (Red, Teal, Green, Blue, Yellow and White.) The first five are real colors, not tints. If you want tints, buy the White; it's specially designed to make it really easy to tint any color you want! L$450. Copy/Mod. Come see it at the R(S)W Main store on Livingtree or in the SL Marketplace.

You'll be glad you did!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My first Mesh Kit for Second Life™

My first 100% mesh kit for SL® is out, and it's a fun one! If you are a resident of Second Life, you'll love this!

Seven flags hung from a tape, to celebrate, emphasize, or just for fun!

There's a bright and pretty white polka dot on solid color on each flag, for a summer rainbow, right out of the box. Or use the included UVs and shaders to make your own textures. It's easy!

I've even included a box that will download my layered .psd files to your hard drive when you touch it. You can open them up, see how I work in Photoshop, and use them to make applying your own textures to the flags a breeze!

Note that I have used Smart Objects to put your flag designs on the lowest LOD with just a few mouse clicks. You'll need Photoshop CS2 or later to use Smart Objects.

The string of flags is only a single Land Impact, and I've included examples for hanging across an opening or for hanging against a wall in the box.

There's more info, including a picture of the UV Map, on the SL Marketplace.

You can buy them now on the Second Life Marketplace or come see them on Livingtree, in SL now!

100% mesh, full perms, 1 LI, L$300.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Picnic Table for Second Life®

Robin is in the process of making a mesh of all the things that she's previously made in SL™. (As well as coming up with new things.)

As part of the mesh-making process, she's redone her Picnic Table!

Now it's only 4 LI for all four pieces (table, cloth, and 2 benches.)

There are still custom poses in the benches, with 3 sitting positions in each one, so the bench seats 3 if they are small or like to be really cozy, and 2 if they need a bit more room.

Scripts in each piece let you change the wood for the table and benches (choose from 6 colors) or the tablecloth pattern (choose from 20 designs.)

They're all copy/mod, so you can tint them, resize them, or add your own texture to the cloth. You can add your own texture to the wood, too; but it won't have the baked in shading and highlights of the current textures.

The tablecloth takes any square texture with no distortions or cropping, so it's perfect if you want to make your own special tablecloth designs.

For more info, or to buy one, check the listing on the SL Marketplace, or come see one at the R(S)W Main Store on Livingtree.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Changes Coming to Livingtree Island in Second Life®

If you're a resident of SL™, and you have seen my sim, Livingtree then you might want to know that next Tuesday, April 9th, changes are going to start!

The land is going to shift some, buildings will change, some places will vanish, and others will suddenly appear. When it's done, we think that Livingtree will be more beautiful and welcoming than ever. (It'll certainly be more  up-to-date.)

We're not telling you exactly what we're going to do, because that would ruin the surprise.*

But if you have a place on the island that you're particularly fond of, or you want to see it in its current state one last time, you have a week to do it in.

We're all excited, and can't wait! It's going to be great. :D


Robin, Mari & Pygar

*If you don't like surprises, IM Robin Sojourner or Marianne MacCann, and we'll tell you what's going to happen.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Windchild is up at Zazzle!

I have a new image up at my Zazzle store; it's Windchild!

This is a Runequest character, and was originally painted for Different Worlds (the house organ for Chaosium, which published Runequest at the time.)

It was supposed to be my first magazine cover; but when I turned it in, the art director told me that they were no longer putting random images on the covers. Now the cover had to have something to do with an article in the magazine. So I wrote a whole article about this race, including several more images, stats, and all kinds of other information.

When the magazine came out, and I got my contributor's copy, I was stunned to find a totally different image on the cover (which, by the way, had nothing to do with any of the articles.) My picture was moved inside, and became a tiny little image next to the article I'd written. At least it was in color!

My actual debut cover was Music Lover; and it didn't happen for another 3 years. But it's a much more popular image, so it all worked out!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New Stuff at Zazzle!

There are several new things up at my Zazzle store today.

You can now get the Ferretrooper on a card and a mousepad.

I was delighted to find that you can put images on puzzles; so after all these years Music Lover is a jigsaw puzzle!
And, much to my amusement, you can get things printed on the finest melamine plates, as well! So, since I did a bunch of plates for the Arcade Gacha Festival in Second Life®, I just had to put one of them on a real life plate, too!

Too much fun!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Santa's Puppy Quilt

So, about a year ago, I took up quilting.

My grandmother was a quilter, but she lived too far away for me to learn from her. I did, however, have a quilt that she had made; and I spent many hours of my childhood tracing the blocks with my finger.

I'm not sure why I didn't start quilting years ago. But now I have, and I'm enjoying it. A lot.

I haven't actually finished many things yet. I've been busy, and my health hasn't been all that great during the last year. As I'm getting better, though, I'm doing more. And I have Plans.

This is a quilt that I made for Santa, to put on his lap when people bring their puppies in for pictures. It's  washable, which makes it way easier to clean up from a messy puppy (or small child) than his expensive suit. (I put a layer of oilcloth inside, under the batting, so it's totally waterproof.)

Turns out that although he used it plenty of times this season, it didn't get dirty. So I'm going to wait a bit before I throw it in the washer, since the batting is bound to shrink a bit. Which is a little scary.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to. I have a bed runner top done for him, that just needs to be quilted (I'm doing it myself, on my home sewing machine,) and a twin size quilt top from a class I took last March that I hope to get put together sometime this coming week. I'll post pictures when I get 'em!

Any of you guys quilt?