Hello world! I got carried away, working on a picture that I didn’t realize how late I am for work. So, I can’t really stay much longer, even though I want to. You can also tell by the fact that I couldn’t even come up with an original title for the post. Genesis has me covered though. Have a look at the credits below for all the details and I’ll see you all next time.
In winter of 1692, in the small Puritan community of Salem Village, Massachusetts, a group of young girls began acting strangely; Screaming and barking like dogs, throwing things about the room, uttering strange sounds, crawling under furniture and contorting themselves into peculiar positions; Behavior hardly becoming of young, virtuous maidens.
A town doctor was called onto the scene and after a thorough examination, he concluded quite simply – the Devil had come to Salem and the girls were bewitched. The task was clear: Whomever was responsible for this outrage must be brought to justice.
The girls named three townswomen as witches and a wave of hysteria spread throughout Salem. A special court convened to hear the cases and that June, the first convicted witch was executed, hanged in Salem’s Gallows Hill. Eighteen others followed, while some 200 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months.
By September 1692, the hysteria had begun to diminish and public opinion turned against the trials. Though the Massachusetts General Court later annulled guilty verdicts against accused witches and granted indemnities to their families, bitterness lingered in the community, and the painful legacy of the Salem witch trials would endure for centuries.
If you thought I wrote all the above, even for a minute, you flatter me big time! I don’t even know what “contorting” means! This is some information you get about the Salem witch trials, once you go to Salem event. Apart from this information, you can also get a bunch of new, cool stuff, some of which I’m showcasing today. Come on, you’ve made it this far, you can read the credits as well.
22769 – Copper Cauldron – COMMON 22769 – Jars – COMMON 22769 – The Magic Mirror – COMMON 22769 – Sloppy High Shelf – COMMON 22769 – The Chair of the Witch – RARE 22769 – Spell Book – COMMON 22769 – Hanging Cabinet – COMMON 22769 – Azazels Head – COMMON 22769 – Highdesk – COMMON 22769 – Mirror Ball – COMMON 22769 – Powder – COMMON 22769- Vampire Bust – COMMON 22769 – Potion Bottles – COMMON 22769 – Candles – COMMON 22769 – Row of Potions – COMMON
Whilst I admit to loving Horror Movies and having an addiction to Vampire shows I don’t particularly enjoy the month of Halloween so much, maybe because it’s never been such a big deal for us in the UK I don’t know, but I couldn’t pass the month by without making one post dedicated to Halloween celebrations, so here it is “Witches can be good too” the gorgeous gown by the awesome store #bubbles suited my idea perfectly, add the Glinda The Good Witch kit by Cole’s Corner and I just really loved the effects J
Friday has arrived again already and I can honestly say that this has got to be the fastest week so far for me. It’s been none stop busy between SL, RL and work but it’s been a great week as I hope it has for all of you.
No. This is definitely not an ordinary blog picture. This is when blogging meets art, I guess. A very personally defined art. I recently read some posts, about how blog pictures should be only barely edited and only show the clothes in specific windlight which caught my attention as a)a lot of people got involved in it making it a debate and b)I’m one of those bloggers that are struggling, trying to figure out what a)viewers and b)designers want to finally see.
I found the post completely reasonable, as the point of it was clear. Customers should be able to see the product clearly, not altered from heavy editing or distorted by avatar positioning. But my question regarding that would be, what are vendor images and demos for? All designers/creators post at least one vendor/ad picture of the product on their social media and the event so everyone should be able to see what the product looks like before purchase. What are bloggers for then? Well, in my opinion, bloggers are used to show something different. Show their own personal styling using one specific product, show their creativity and imagination and even sometimes, their art. They’re also used as a great advertisement as well, depending on how big their fan base is but that is a totally different subject.
Whether it’s my poor Photoshop skills or my limited free time, I try not to spend too much time editing my pictures or going too far with it. I do follow the rule, that in most cases less is better. I have also realized that the better the raw image is the less editing it will need. This is why I try to spend more time in taking a good snapshot, improving my photography and then only touching it up on Photoshop or BeFunky. But everyone needs something to make them different from the others. Everyone needs to find their niche and that one thing that will make them stand out.
Personally I’m still trying to find mine, which explains my constant look changes and picture differences. It’s useless as I end up hating everything I make. But I definitely know LOTD (Look Of The Day) blogging is something I cannot do. Standing there in front of an empty wall, hands down, looking like a mannequin and just changing outfits, is something that would eventually make me get bored of blogging and quit. If there’s one thing I love about this whole experience is having to use my head, trying to come up with something different, something interesting, something that would catch the viewer’s attention. I always aim for diversity. Do I always succeed? No, but I have so much fun doing it. It’s so challenging having an idea in your head and making a picture of it using specific tools. Yes, always keeping in mind that showcasing the “sponsored” products is the main interest but sometimes, the whole picture does that for you.
I believe everyone should be free to do what they feel like in their images and say whatever they feel like saying on their blogs. It’s their platform to express their feelings, creativity and imagination anyways, so they have every right to do so. Besides, it is up to each and every single one of us to appreciate, like or dislike one’s work. So try not to think of what designers like or want to see first but focus on what you want to make. If they have chosen you to work with, it means they have faith in your work. If not, yes, bummer, but remember how much fun you had doing it and how, even for a few minutes, you loved the result.
This was the case with this post’s image. Maybe I’m influenced by Halloween which is close (even though we don’t celebrate it in Greece) or I’m just too excited about the upcoming Nightmare and Salem events that open on Saturday. The dress from Lybra for Shiny Shabby September round, inspired me for something dark and witch-y. I’m sure it’s not what Natzuka had in mind when she created it, but I couldn’t help it. Hair is from Runaway inspired by the Enchantress from the Suicide Squad movie and can be found at the We Love Roleplay event for a couple more days. Pose and props are all from Glitterati which can be found in the marketplace, among other amazing creations of her, perfect for photography.
Highly recommended: The picture is best viewed whilst listening to the Castle by Halsey.
That would be all for now, catch you all next time. Have a good day/night and be kind to one another.