Paint Your Nature

Garden Dreams

I’ve had this picture in my mind for a well over a week now and was desperate for the time to ‘paint’ it. I was mulling over the scene in my mind when I came across this quote about art by Henry Ward Beecher:

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

I’ve read my friend, and fellow blogger Manis Lane talk in the past about the joy of blogging being in the setting the scene and it has definitely been the case while putting this one together. I also recently had a conversation with another blogger about organising items in my inventory to blog together and where the inspiration for a blog post comes from. This particular one came to me at Hair Fair. I was lucky enough to get to visit Hair Fair before it opened and I bought this hair from Argrace with a flat cap. Being a Brit it conjured to mind images of pigeon fanciers, Hovis adverts and sunsets in allotments somewhere in Northern England. It was a halcyon image of yesteryear and I’ve tried to recreate that a little with a modern twist.

About the Stuff:

As I mentioned above the item that started the theme for this scene was the Flat Cap Hair from Argrace at the Hair Fair. It’s actually one of the 100% donation items so if you buy it you’re sending the full amount direct to the Wigs for Kids Charity too. It also comes with a Hair Fair exclusive hud for the cap with 3 special textures in it.  The second item that pushed me in the direction of this scene was the Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Gacha at Tres Chic. The stool is animated and the flower vases are just perfect for around the house, or garden. Also at Tres Chic is the Serenity Style LIfe is Wonderful set which is full of perfect nick nacks for the summer and one of my favourite items is one of the smallest…the bowl of cherries…cos well Life is Wonderful with cherries!

I finally got time to visit The Crossroads and thoroughly enjoyed wandered around the sim that is beautifully decorated in it’s own right and it’s almost just a bonus that there’s so many great things to shop for. BackBone have produced this rustic vintage garden set for the event that is low Li and beautifully textured. It works in a whimsical scene and just as well in an industrial setting.

Credits:

Kess:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – Catwa – Jessica

Skin – The Skinnery Maitreya applier and Estee Catwa Head Applier

Eyes – IKON – Sovereign Eyes

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears

Hair – Argrace – Kinoto Flat Cap **NEW** at Hair Fair 2016

Overalls and Underwear – Spirit – Mema **NEW** at C88

*Shoes – fri.day – Polly Sandals

*Pose – Drunk Panda  – Body on Wall (sitting) and Look at Me (standing)

Decor:

Skye Studio – Forest Clearing

*Serenity Style- Cosette Cabin RARE **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Rugs Basket **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Lights Curtain **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Canvas **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Table **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Cherrys Bowl **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Burlap Bowls **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style – Life is Wonderful Rug **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Serenity Style- Cosette Tapestry  **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

*Serenity Style- Cosette Plant  **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

*Serenity Style- Cosette Ladder  **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

*Serenity Style- Cosette Table  **NEW** at Shiny Shabby

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart RARE **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Stool RARE **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Sign **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Paper & Twine **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Hosta **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Lavender **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Daisies **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Coneflowers – Purple **NEW** at Tres Chic

*Artisan Fantasy Flower Cart Coneflowers – Yellow **NEW** at Tres Chic

*BackBone Vintage Gardening Table **NEW** at The Crossroads

*BackBone Vintage Gardening Sign **NEW** at The Crossroads

*BackBone Vintage Lawn Mower with Pots **NEW** at The Crossroads

PIILOT – Garden Supplies

PILOT – Garden Tools

Second Spaces – English Garden stacked pots

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