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Work in progress Wednesday: the beach area

July 21, 2011

Time to get back to my work in progress reports. In all likely hood they are likely to be tinkering around reports.

For some time I have been fiddling with a pile of drift wood at the beach area. There is a fire a pile of drift wood some banked up against grass.  Recently I set out some rugs and cushions I made.

I am inclined to get stuck on details as with this area I made grasses, sea shells, driftwood etc .

I also made some little treasures for people to discover.

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Work in Progress Wednesday Wk 3

December 15, 2010

Well there is some more progress at Mille but its a busy time of year. That said I am trying to be disciplined about this and record what I have done this week.

Last week I mentioned I did not like the roof line of this building so I decided to change it. In fact not only did I change the roof line but I added another half floor to the mill.

As you can see I used  a sculpt roof to soften the roof line.

I have also worked on building rockeries which will act as retaining walls as much of the hill side areas are so steep my poor little ave is tripping and falling all the time. So I decided it was necessary to have some level areas.

In fact building rockeries can be addictive. I am still making plants and yet to plant them out which is why things look bare.


However to my utter dismay I already have weeds!

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Work in Progress Wednesday Week 2

December 8, 2010

It has been a very busy week. This poor little avatar has lumped bricks, mixed cement, worn out her gardening gloves, and worked really very hard on this build. I need new work boots, and more deodorant, you should see the state of my nails and my nose is sun burnt! After such a tale of woe I hope people still pop over for a visit. I promise I will not complain about my back and I will be a good hostess.

Let me show you what I have been doing.

As you can see from the beach area it is quite a visual sweep up to the old water mill.

This is the view from the side of the mill. There are some aspects of the building I am not happy with particularly the roof line. So that may change. The area needs to be softened with plants so I am moving forward at the moment probably to return to redo the roof.

The top waterfall is the source of the water that drives the mill. I should say did drive the water wheel as I visualize the Mill as being a restored historical building that has been converted and used as an art gallery, local coffee shop and garden center.

As you can see some nice vistas are starting to be developed. Lots of plants and trees are starting to soften the building.I plan a lot more in the way of vegetation.

Some nice walk ways and paths in the garden are also in development.

My friend the freebie Rooster (still without a name) points out the nice viewpoints to me particularly at sunset …

Even though he is the but of jokes provoked  by my silly sense of humor he does find some nice places to perch.

The rooster is by Gregg Legendary of Legendary Pets & Wildlife
Since SLURLs don’t yet work on this new grid if you search under a designers name (in this case Gregg Legendary) and go to either picks or classifieds you can teleport his shop.

Last week Deson of Denson’s Curiosity Shop started to document a build on Snake River of a Reception Center. Read his post and see what he is making.

Want to join me keeping a record of what you create?

Do you want to join me in documenting what you make InWorldz? It can be anything, clothing, buildings, avatars, furniture , hair, shoes, poses … anything made InWorldz.

If enough creators do it, people would in the end document the creation of a virtual world and catch a lot of history. What you made this week may seem trivial but it all accumulates into something larger than any individual.

How?

Write about what you have made this week and then swing by here and leave a link to the post. Mention this blog to spread the word and tell other creators who write a blog about the suggestion.

Oh and by the way it is Wednesday in Australia  so I am not ahead of myself …

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Work in Progress Wednesday Week 1

December 1, 2010

I have decided to take on a personal challenge to write a series of weekly Work in Progress posts on … wait for it … drum roll … Wednesdays!

I will try to make them interesting but if I am to be honest, Work in Progress posts are a self indulgence, as in time they will end up documenting what I make at InWorldz. I am not sure why other builders don’t do it.

As I said last week I have a new region to play with so I thought I would share a few screen shots.


As you can see I have started to terraform and established a water course, with the stream source being at the top of the hill and then tumbling down towards a dammed area. I still have lots of plants and greenery to add.


From the dam there is a water race that leads to a waterwheel on a mill. This mill is partly built as I got part the way and started to doubt my texture choice.


I spend half the time wandering about the region checking the key viewpoints at sunrise and sunset as I want visitors to discover viewpoints that are aesthetically pleasing.

My old friend the freebie rooster came with me from the S&S Gallery of Fine Arts. (See this humorous post for the back story). The bird brain regularly checks out what is going on. I am going to have to give  him a name as he is such nosy creature yet silly enough to be the but of jokes.

The rooster is by Gregg Legendary of Legendary Pets & Wildlife
Since SLURLs don’t yet work on this new grid if you search under a designers name (in this case Gregg Legendary) and go to either picks or classifieds you can teleport to the designers retail outlet.

I did popover to Legendary Pets & Wildlife to see what else was on offer and he has loads of fantastic animals. Once I have established the main areas of the gardens I will visit again as there really is a lot of fun to be had populating the place with all sorts of animals and birds. I will write more about Legendary Pets & Wildlife then, meanwhile I will save my virtual dollars.