Dark Mouse Hair – The Odyssey Continues!

Sometimes I think that I don’t tell people enough about building in SL. What it’s like – to be able to envision something, take a few simple blocks, and put them together to create something that comes out of my head. It is for me, I think, the sole reason I remain in SL. Well that and my friends. I have a few friends in SL that chat with me while I’m focused on building. These are friends who know that I may be silent in chat for long periods of time lol. I love them all very much. SL for me has always been about creating and learning. Typically the items that you see on the virtual shelves of my store, are things that are born out of a crazy idea or experiment. I rarely build something for the sake of having an item to sell. It just ends that way. Then there is the process of trying to come up with an equally creative ad and packaging for the item. But the truth is that I’m continually experimenting and learning how to do stuff. I’ve been working on making sculpts – in general – for my various projects – and let me tell you, when you are a slow burn, it takes time to get the hang of things! It always takes me longer than most. I’m self taught in photoshop, blender, sculpty paint and pretty much all the software programs I’ve ever used.

This week I felt like I wanted to just leave SL and never return. Why do I bother creating? Why does anyone? Then I realized it because I feel compelled to. I feel compelled to continually improve and perfect, it gives me satisfaction to do so, and if it takes me longer than most people well then that’s too fucking bad. I’ll just keep doing what I do. I hope you do the same.

Anywho, I have been working hard, not only on glasses, but on hair too. I’ll also be participating in several upcoming events – CHIC Limited (February), Fashion for Life, Culture Shock, Hump Day Happiness and of course, Disco Deals. I really like my new styles, I realize that they may not be as ‘cool’ as stuff coming out from other designers, but they are mine, I slaved over them, so I will be proud of them. I hope that you enjoy them too!

I have 4 new styles – Betty, Betty 2.0, Jenny, Jenny 2.0. A wee bit retro and fun. All hair is $200L for a color pack, $250 for the variety pack and $500L for the fatpack. Stop by the store to try on a free demo! Also if you’re not in my in-world group – JOIN! I have a group, called Dark Mouse VIP, so if you’re looking to use up your new groups, join mine! And I want to just put a special thank you to Sienia in here, because she really cheered me up today, though I’m sure she didn’t realize it!

More glasses releases at Dark Mouse!

So I have two more sets of glasses to release – Twiggy and Jayne. The Twiggy glasses are round framed and the Jayne is yet another take on cat-eye glasses, with sort of an elegant embellishment. Both glasses are color change and come with three attachment points for versatility. I hope you like both sets – they are out in the store now – here’s a teleport link!

Hump Day Happiness! Marilyn!

Hi there, I’m participating in Hump Day this week (yes, yes, I KNOW it’s been a while, I’ve been crazy busy!). I’m releasing a new pair of sunglasses that will be ONLY $69L for the duration of Hump Day. Then they will go back up to regular price. I’m calling the new glasses Marilyn, and they color change (6 colors!) and I provide 3 attachment points so they won’t displace your eyelashes! I hope you like, here’s a teleport to the store.

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Hahahaahahahahah It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want to, do what I want tooooo…So I FINALLY have shadows working, in some fashion, on my laptop! I have a macbook pro with an nvidia card, if you’re wondering. I’m using Kirsten’s just released viewer. I tried taking some ‘good’ pictures and here’s what I came up with. They are a ‘little’ dark, as I’m still futzing with the various windlight settings. I’ve pretty much moved to using viewer 2, even for building, which I never thought I’d do, as I am a stubborn mouse. Now that I finished my new hair textures, which I’m quite proud of, I’m diligently working on creating sculpts ‘for’ my hair. I’m going to spend some seriously dedicated time to this, and probably won’t release anything new for a few weeks. In the meantime, I thought I’d share my first ‘shadow’ pics. I had to lighten them up in PS, of course, but I’m wearing my own ‘Antonia’ hair, my trusty tights from Royal Blue – still gorgeous after all this time and the skin I can never get enough of from Tres Blah. A lovely top from Ingenue in pink, the dreamy ballerina skirt from Doppelganger which I love, love, love. My own jewelry set, Bohemian Flare and J’s Sabo boots! Oh and new eyes, which I like lots from Illusory, I hope the pics are not too bad!

Outfit Credits

Hair – Antonia (Brown5) – Dark Mouse

Skin – {Light} Jejune Dig It – Tres Blah

Eyes – Eyes 13 – Illusory

Lashes – Natural Prim Lashes – La Sylphide (No longer available)

Jewelry – Bohemian Flare – Dark Mouse

Top – :: Lepidoptera :: Rose – Ingenue

Skirt – Ballerina Skirt – Doppelganger Inc.

Tights – Garter Socks in Nior – Royal Blue

Boots – Sabo Boots (Brown) – J’s

Poses – An awesome variety from Lap

Dark Mouse is at Disco Deals!

Hi there – it’s Disco Deals time and we have an awesome lineup of merchants for you! I decided to blog a few of the items on offer! Remember all Disco Deals items are $99L or less (it’s a deal!). I’m wearing my own new hair, Alyssa, a gorgeous Tuli skin (all new skins! this is just a taste!) and a lovely outfit from Moonshine. The necklace is from Lolapop! The poses are all from Clique! There is much more, but it didn’t all work together so go see! The participating vendors are Clique, Dark Mouse, Ibizarre, Just a Pose, Karizmatik Modern, Lolapop!, Miao, Moonshine, TULI and Vanitas Vesture! Here’s a landmark to teleport directly to the Disco Deals Bazaar!

Outfit Credits

Hair – Alyssa (Brown5 – Disco Deals) – Dark Mouse@Disco Deals!

Skin – Zoe (Fair – Disco Deals) – TULI @Disco Deals!

Eyes – Summer Storm – Poetic Color Eyes

Jewelry – Lunar Beauty Set – Lolapop! @Disco Deals!

Outfit – Spark Set (Chili/Kohl) – Moonshine @Disco Deals!

Shoes – Arcadia Pumps (Black) – Shiny Things

Poses – An awesome variety from Clique @Disco Deals!

A smallish new release at Dark Mouse Jewelry & Hair!

Hi there! I forgot to mention that I have one more new hair out, again, I hope you like! This is the Michelle style in red1. Each style comes in the 4 major hair colors groups with 5 different tones for $200L. You can purchase a variety pack for $250L. Here’s a teleport directly to the store!

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