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OUT OF AFRICA

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I have a great affinity for all things Africa!

In fact, my Bucket List includes a real life trip to Cape Town where I plan to visit 2 families of special friends (with whom I have known for 20 years) who will arrange a Photography Safari Adventure.  So, in the mean time I thought I’d take you within the African depths of Second Life and show you some of my favorite sims that I have visited over the last year or so.

"Eye See Africa" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB "Lamu Dreams"
“Eye See Africa” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB “Lamu Dreams”

We all have done that “search thing” for a theme when we want to find somewhere to explore or shop in Second Life.

And sometimes while shopping we just happen upon that significant matter on the brain; ie: double the pleasure!

My fondness for AnaLee Balut’s designs of ALB LAMU takes me to just that moment when I visit her ALB DREAM FASHION Boutique.

Well, it’s more than a boutique!  Once there, you better set some time on your watch to stay an entire day as there is more than meets the eye with her creations.

"Paint My World Day & Night" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB "Lamu Dreams"
“Paint My World Day & Night” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim by ALB “Lamu Island”

My favorite area is her LAMU ISLAND which blends the Orient & African motif in landscape, building and an array of items to purchase.

You can opt to take the tour upon a friendly donkey or do what I did:

"And They Follow" by Bambi Chicque ~ ALB Sim "ASPIRE HEIGHTS & LAMU DREAMS"
“And They Follow” by Bambi Chicque ~ ALB Sim “ASPIRE HEIGHTS & LAMU ISLAND”

(Well I actually did both! teehee!)

I visit her sim often since I am a thrilled member of her group and receive notices for their new items, group gifts and special events.

One of my many visits was back in February 2013 where I decided to begin my lifelong personal hunt for African and Jungle Themed sims to photograph for my photography series I am creating for a special project.

And thus begins my account of Out Of Africa…

"Prayer For Journey" by Bambi Chicque ~ Clothing by ALB "Jade"
“Prayer For Journey” by Bambi Chicque ~ Clothing by ALB “Jade”

“The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil. He shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in. From this time forth and even forevermore.”  Amen.

One must daydream a little when speculating upon a theme to photograph and write about.  It takes more than a day; wait…more than a month;…wait much more sometimes to bring the tale alive.

So I sat in ALB’s Dream Globe many a time – (and have purchased it for my own meditations ~ it’s only $100 Linden!)

I searched through my Second Life Photography files for moments in time where I engaged upon such African and Jungle matters.  I remember going to the PATRON sim with my ex-business partner, Gopu, as he wanted to buy an extravagant Christmas Tree for our palace (where else other than Patron??).  We found it to be another unique sim where you can visit to purchase lustful items as well as exploring their creative ambient locale.

"The Elephant Trail" by Bambi Chicque ~ Patron Sim
“The Elephant Trail” by Bambi Chicque ~ Patron Sim

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the elephant trail

We lived by the legends, held fast the songs
We carved the land and painted the ancient rocks
We walked the plains and we drove the rains under thundered sky
These are the tales that keep memories alive 
These are the rhythms, to which our souls arrive.
Seek and be sought
Old father holds son, reminds him all he taught
Seek and be sought.
Walk now and fast, follow the elephant trail
These herds are not your own.
Walk now and fast, journey the elephant trail
These herds are not your own.
Walk now and fast, journey lone
Find and make your herd on the elephant trail.

"Explore Beyond" by Bambi Chicque
“Explore Beyond” by Bambi Chicque

 I have continued my quest for the African zill and recently ventured onto a magnificent sim with my friend Vian….I spent at least 2 days or more exploring and taking photographs for my collection….

"Freedom Walks In Sunshine" by Bambi Chicque
“Freedom Walks In Sunshine” by Bambi Chicque

Quote from the movie “Out Of Africa”:

“The time you won your town the race…
we cheered you through the marketplace.
Man and boy stood cheering by…
as home we brought you, shoulder high.
Smart lad, to slip betimes away… 
from fields where glory does not stay
Early though the laurel grows…
it withers quicker than a rose…….

…Now you will not swell the rout…
of lads that wore their honors out.
Runners whom renown outran…
and the name died…
before the man……

"Home With No Doors" by Bambi Chicque ~ Pose by F*ing Ninjas ~ Clothing by EMO-tions
“Home With No Doors” by Bambi Chicque ~ Pose by F*ing Ninjas ~ Clothing by EMO-tions

….. And round that early laureled head…
will flock to gaze the strengthless dead…
and find unwithered on its curls…  
a garland…
briefer than a girl’s………. 

"Rasps In The Grasslands" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven
“Rasps In The Grasslands” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven

….. Now take back the soul of Denys George Finch Hatton…
whom You have shared with us.  
He brought us joy…  
and we loved him well. 
He was not ours,
He was not mine.

"Together Beyond Borders" by Bambi Chicque ~ Outfit by Rag Dollz
“Together Beyond Borders” by Bambi Chicque ~ Outfit by Rag Dollz ~ Pose by Razmatazz

 See below for a list of items worn and poses used to create my images.

"Pulse Of Africa" by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim:  Jungle Starhaven
“Pulse Of Africa” by Bambi Chicque ~ Sim: Jungle Starhaven

If I know a song of Africa…  
of the giraffe…   
and the African new moon lying on her back…
of the plows in the fields…
and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers…
does Africa know a song of me?   
Will the air over the plain quiver…
with a color that I have had on? 
Or will the children invent a game…
in which my name is?
Or the full moon throw a shadow…
over the gravel of the drive…
that was like me? 
Or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?

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Visit my FLICKR Page:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/sets/72157633545237834/

The list of items and poses is quite large!  Here we go….wheeew!

Native Jungle Scenes:  OUTFIT:  EMO-tions Terra Nova outfit, Shadow Rider Head Band, EMO-tions Luminis Staff, Hair EMO-tions Louise Black; Mayway Warrior Choker; My PiXel Puppet’s Nightsparks body & face tattoo; TGW Torvis Gorean Feathers Taluna Anklet, Poses by F*ing Ninjas: Death’s Wish & Stick ‘Em Up.

Alb Aspire Heights Scenes:  Donkey walking pose F*ing Ningas Ringo Star, *Hair w/Donkey D!va Chiharu Onyx, *Prayer Hair:  Earth & Sky Elinor Black; Clothes & Jewelry:  ALB Jade, Boots:  ALB Beyonce

Steampunk & Elephant Scene:  Clothes by Rag Dollz: Brave New World, Steam Deck Boots Brown; POSE Salute by Razmatazz; Hair Damselfly Black Hair Pearl RIALYN 

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I’ll be posing forever with all the marvelous poses and props I picked up at the POSE FAIR 2013!  Some I purchased, some were free, some exclusive

and some I had to make a mad dash to their shop to select others I fancied!

Exposeur places you into a precious pose when you hold the original rez box adorned with a lifelike dummy character parading from it’s package.

~Exposing Exposeur ~ by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

~Exposing Exposeur ~ by Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies

Morea Designs always holds a special place in my heart and prompts a quick touch of a “click” to drape myself with.  This minty gown ensemble coordinated perfectly with

Virtual Impressions’ MARISSA Pearl & Diamond Necklace and Earrings.

With a tap to the HUD you can interchange the colors of the pearls and stones and much to my delight, there is a large selection of choices.

Rag Dollz has continued to impress me with a variety of designs to their styles, so I remembered they created a wonderful minty teal mask tattoo for their “Teal Nights” dress.

And to make the pose and ambiance of the photograph “pop”, this sassy hair style entitled FLAMMA by Tukinowaguma melted into the setting of the

EXPOSEUR LAB BACKGROUND I created especially for this sequel of photographs.

My cherished friend, Alyssalillian, gifted me these lovely eyes she created with an astonishing human realness called ZC The Look – Impressionism Eyes3.  My ring holds a tender memory as a gift from my past, therefore the creation by Mistwood never leaves my finger.

Free To Fly ~ Pose:  Playful Fairy by exposeur ~ Angel Ensemble : Golden Glide Fairy by Bambi Chicque

Free To Fly ~ Pose: Playful Fairy by exposeur ~ Angel Ensemble : Golden Glide Fairy by Bambi Chicque

Using my imagination I plunged deep into the mysterious golden forest to set my Clockwork Bird free.

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I know why the caged bird sings

Only joy comes from song

He’s so rare and beautiful to others

Why not just set him free!

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For this shot, I chose to wear one of my own creations “GOLDEN GLIDE FAIRY” to accompany the beautiful and elequant pose by Exposeur Poses: Playful Fairy!

You can find the set at my marketplace store:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GOLDEN-GLIDE-FAIRY-wResizer/4692870

or at my satellite shop at Two Moons Paradise in the Wharf Shopping area pictured here:  http://secondlife.com/destination/two-moon-pardise

Teleport here:  TWO MOONS PARADISE.

The pose pack contains 12 quite engaging fairy poses too “play fairy” with!

Visit their shop for many more exciting creation ideas of your own:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mint%20Tulip/56/72/21

My Umbrella In The Rain ~ Pose: April Showers Vintage 3 by exposeur ~Dress:  Roseate Dancer Fairy by Bambi Chicque

My Umbrella In The Rain ~ Pose: April Showers Vintage 3 by exposeur ~Dress: Roseate Dancer Fairy by Bambi Chicque

Pitter-patter,

Raindrops

Falling From The Sky,

Here Is My Umbrella

To Keep Me Safe and Dry!

When The Rain Is Over

And The Sun Begins To Glow,

Little Flowers Start To Bud

And grow and grow and GROW!

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As I heard thunder and lightning outside my bedroom window along with the howling of the vigorous wind ~ my next pose idea came to me with exposeur’s APRIL SHOWERS VINTAGE 3 collection of alluring poses.

Changing into another of my own designs ROSEATE DANCER FAIRY, I flew away to paradise to dance….ahhheeem….pose in the rain!

You can find the full set here:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/ROSEATE-DANCER-FAIRY-wResizer-Flexi-Wings/4692995

I spend hours upon hours in photoshop creating my own textures and making sure they are crisp and detailed.

My buyer’s responses have been wonderful!

And every time I have one of my best friends IM me after they try them on, I am delighted with words such as:  WOW, SUCH DETAIL!

I am in love with this hair design by Vanity Hair entitled “Folie D’ete” !  Perfect for an evening out dancing or playing in the rain as it wafts so sublte yet strong in the wind!

These dazzling high heel shoes were created by Shoenique Designs called “Cinderella Diamond”!

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I am always delighted to bring you news of events, fairs and playful poses along with my photography within SecondLife.

As a Photographer & Graphics Designer in real for many years, this is a special passion for me and especially to be able to share with you.

Visit my flickr often as I continue to add unique and eye candy images there, too!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92130367@N07/

Signing out for now ~ muahz!

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