Don’t need no compass no map or chart
Don’t need no stars shining above
Don’t need nothing but a little light in my heart
Glowing inside me like a blanket of love
~ “A Little Light Within” by Sturgill Simpson
Barely’s always spinning what he calls “alt country” or what is now called “Americana,” and it’s quite come in vogue lately with some fabulous artists making music the way it’s supposed to be. I don’t think Barely brought Sturgill Simpson to me but he likes him as much as I do. I have been enjoying his album while doing this blog post and loved some of the lyrics, so that’s the title of the blog today.
Sometimes I think SL creations are a bit of everyone’s “little light within” given to all of us. Think about this once: where else in your life are you treated to so many people’s artistic and creative efforts, sold to you for so little to shape and light up your life? For example, this dress from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus is so sexy and so well rigged and textured, but on top of that, engineered in collaboration between two people who live and love together. As I put it on, this collection of pixels, I marvel at its thoughtfulness and engineering, the sculptural qualities of the mesh, the proportions and “idea” of it, I think, well damn, can’t get that kind of experience for $2 anywhere else, right?
Then you have Maxi Gossamer’s mesh jewelry with her added touches of texture change and materials, the sexy boots engineered around the Belleza foot by Kenadeecole, and even the little dragonfly ring I got in a gacha from Piraiyah Novikov—each piece someone’s inner light shining.
Another miracle is how everyone’s light shines together. I am thinking of things like Sawsan Secretspy’s textures made into scripts for Tricky’s mesh body and Siddean Munro’s mesh feet and hands. And then Santana Lumiere’s nails applied to the hands and feet. And Queue Marlowe’s crazy waves fit to the body and gorgeous eyes from Nicole Button. I feel illuminated, lit within, by all the beauty and creativity this adds up to and absolutely amazed by how I can make this coherent “person” from such a melange of ideas and creations.
Hair: AD – one trick pony – FITTED – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Vivy Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *
Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown).Light by Nicole Button for Egozy *
Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *
Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Belleza Venus Body appliers by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *
Dress: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Corset Dress by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *
Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Valencia Cross – Short and MG – Earrings – Valencia Cross by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *
Ring: NOMAD // Dragonfly Ring by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink
Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Slink* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink
Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Slink)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN
Poses by Tutys for Tutys