Challenges, Baby

For the past few days I’ve been working on my resume for a job that I really want. One part of the application asked for a full body shot and a head shot. That’s no big deal right? I mean, I take lots of photo’s for the blog and to practice my craft. Yet I’ve never taken some for serious purposes, if you know what I mean.

I’ve been fretting over these pictures and whether or not I have the skills required to pull off what I envision in my head. Yesterday, I just went ahead and took the pictures and edited them. I know they’re not as good as other people could do and I suppose I could have hired someone to take them for me, but that would have defeated the purpose.
need to learn.
want to improve and I can’t do that if I’m outsourcing my work.

Of course I wouldn’t talk about something I’ve worked on and not add it! You can view them below. Feel free to stroke my ego a little bit. I sure could use it about now.

Please note: they are intentionally plain and basic. I was after a more relaxed “school photo” kind of feel.

Here’s the full body:


And here’s the head shot:


Of course I will list what I am wearing and the poses that I used. Both photo’s were taken in my studio at my tiny little home.


Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 06 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH Hair – Harmony – variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Fjord — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA]Steking EARS(unisex) — by Kikunosuke Eel

Top: Maitreya – Half Tucked Shirt – Creme — by Onyx LeShelle
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper Skinny  Jeans – #2 — by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: Maitreya Stagioni XTD Leather – Champagne — by Onyx LeShelle

Necklace: [MANDALA] ONLIEST (unisex) Necklace set – all colours — by Kikunosuke Eel
Watch: [MANDALA] BILLIONAIRE SMEXY (Black) – Unisex — by Kikunosuke Eel

Pose: Exposeur – March 2015 Gift – Singles – 3.15 Gift pose 4 — RubyStarlight Writer (used in both pictures)

Photo Booth: Simple Photo Studio — by Strawberry Singh


Razzy Needs a Job


Since returning to Second Life™ I’ve noticed two things:

  1. The quality of the products available has improved 1000%
  2. I need a job.

Eight years ago when I started my Second Life journey I was young and, honestly, quite stupid. I didn’t think twice about spending real life money in-world. There were times I spent a lot of real life money. I’m actually pretty disgusted at just how much I spent.

These days I am older and wiser. I also have more responsibilities now, like a family to look after. That means I need to reign in that impulsive younger Razzy and not spend real life money to buy all the awesome things! And let me tell you there is a whole virtual world of awesome things right at my finger tips.

So begins a two-part challenge I am setting for myself:
— part one – find a satisfying job.
— part two – stick to a budget.

I’m specifying “satisfying job” because I want a sense of achievement and fulfilment. I want to learn and I want to get experience in the things I actually enjoy. I could easily get a job as a host or a DJ but they simply aren’t satisfying for me anymore. Don’t get me wrong, they’re wonderful jobs in their own right, they’re just not me.

The budget side of things is pretty self explanatory. I may create a series of posts talking about how I’m progressing with this budget thing! Maybe. Although the likelihood is that I will forget or find it so boring I sleep while trying to write the posts. Anything is possible really.

Now here’s something only one other person knows — waves to the husband — I want to be a copywriter.

I want to use my gift with words, learn how to write those words better, engage with people on a whole other level and I want to write copy that moves people in some way (duh Razzy, that’s the whole idea behind copywriting!).

That’s partly why I’ve started this blog. I am letting go of my insecurities and my fears and just doing it, to paraphrase that famous slogan. And I get to do it anonymously to build up my courage, my experience and to improve my writing.

The possibilities are endless and I am hopelessly optimistic that I will end up doing everything I dream of and so much more.

Wish me luck!


Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair — Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 07 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: [LeLutka] – ARIEL hair – Brown — by Thora Charron
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Fjord — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri

T-Shirt: T-Shirt – #SecondLifeProblems — by Strawberry Singh
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper Skinny  Jeans – #2 — by Onyx LeShelle

Watch: [MANDALA] BILLIONAIRE SMEXY (Black) – Unisex — by Kikunosuke Eel

Lanterns: iTuTu Paper Lantern — by Kao Sands

Mannequin: {what next} Paperdoll Mannequin — by Winter Thorn

Pose: Exposeur – Blissful: Pack 2 – Pose 9 — by RubyStarlight Writer
Facial pose: AnyPose Expression v1.0 — by Phate Shepherd

The bags contained previous purchases from LeLutka, Maitreya and Paper.doll.
I told you my inventory was stupid full!