Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time flies!

Holy shit it's been like 4 freakin' months since I've added anything new here. What can I say, things are busy busy busy!! Kaotik Kreations and RL consume me nearly in whole nowdays...

So, I've decided, instead of blabbling here during those very few precious spare moments, I am going to add a new blog regarding the store.. it's about freakin' time, I've been in business about a year now and no bloggin' about the store yet!

As for what's been up lately.. not a whole lot! Only working temp in RL, still no perm job.. totally sucks, but we are squeakin' by. Ryun and I are still together, and we'll be moving in RL in a couple months. He got a job out here so we aren't moving out of the city but our damn apartment is just way too much $$$ for our teeny paychecks!!

This year I've done 3 things I've wanted to do for some time now:
1> Opened up a shop in SL and it's success is more than I could ever have wanted. Of course, I get greedy and I want the store to grow and be substantial enough to provide a supplemental income, lol, it's been doing ok for that matter but slow summer sales, and having to move the store and being in a weird sim hasn't helped much. It's amazing seeing how much the store has evolved. Customer base grew into a varity of people's style's and I've tried to remodel to accomodate that more, but I get bored with it easily and keep wanting to remodel!

2> Got mah nose pierced in RL.. ok for me, huge deal, as I'm a total needlephobic and I have a very low tolerance for pain.. yup, big baby I am but I really wanted to do this and I'm so glad I did! Can't wait until the damn thing heals so I can go get a ring for it.

3> Got mah first tattoo in RL, another huge deal for me (see above). It really felt like a cross between getting a tetnus shot over and over again for like 45 minutes, and someone sitting there cutting my arm with an exacto knife or razor. It was NOT pleasant. Ryun was there holding my hand and I just had to keep talking to him to distract myself. I breathed deep, tried to close my eyes and take my mind to a happy place but it just didnt' work lol. It hurt, I won't lie. But really, after it was done, I was nauseas and a little sore for about 30-45 minutes after, then nothing. I was totally fine after that. A tad bit of soreness, some itching here and there, but I couldn't believe how quickly the actual pain went away. During it, I said I will never do this again, but now I think maybe I will. Though considering I felt that much pain in the least painful spot of my body, I can't really imagine where I'll get the next one. The guy getting his huge black shoulder tat in the other room was actually snoozing during the buzzing so maybe it gets easier over time? Ryun got the same tat as me and he said he was actually getting goosebumps during his, he's quite used to it.

Yah so, this may be the last entry for awhile, sorry it wasn't infomative and pretty to look at LOL. Please follow me on the Kaotik Kreations Blog !!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kaotik Kreations

Yah, turns out I sooo suck at bloggin' !! I even had a post in February after I opened up Kaotik Kreations and didn't even mention it. BAD BAD ERIKA !!!!

Okay, not a WHOLE lot has changed in the last 3 months, except my shop is in full bloom and I will even be expanding the main store pretty soon.

Kaotik Kreations is my lil' piece of SL heaven. All the long hours of practice, tweaking prims, and scratching my head in photoshop are starting to pay off. I have always been a creative person, I have painted and played with computer graphics in RL for a very long time, but somewhere along the way I lost my motivation. I have SL to thank for getting it back and I invite you to come see the store inworld (SLurl at end of post). New items being released each week, sales coming soon, and I just started this month putting out an outfit complete with accessories for only $30L! I'll try to put a new one out each month.
My sweetie Ryun Dezno has created some tattoos that are available here as well :)
Totally unrelated, my current DJ schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 10pm slt
Thursday 8pm slt
Saturday 10pm slt
Sunday 2pm slt
Tuesday 8pm slt
Sunday 6pm slt
And also for those who did not already know, I do profile pics, couples pics, contest pics, etc. for Digital Image Arts... contact me inworld or contact an owner: Kyrian Lefavre or Harleybeth28 Amoufhaz to set up an appointment with me. Come by my shop to see samples!

Friday, February 13, 2009

SL Realities

Okay well, it's been a long fucking time. And, I'm not much in a writing mood right now. Just wanted to share a little find.

I was out snooping around for high traffic shop space to rent and came across a main store that had no space to rent but tons of people. I searched around to see where all the people were and it was a beach. I've seen plenty of beaches in SL and I've lived on one almost all of my second life. This was different, for me anyway.

There was a street, and palm trees and stuffs. Reminds me of home in RL. I live not far from the beach in RL and it just looks like home to me. This place reminds me of why I haven't gotten out of California yet, despite the fact that I can't afford a house here (and not much else since I lost my job).

I clicked on a rock near the waves and turned off the music and just sat there listening to the waves (and Ryun snoring in the other room lol). It never ceases to amaze me how real things can feel in SL. Just a wave crashing, or a slow dance with someone special... the feelings are very real even though we are just sitting there staring at a monitor.

Makes me think of how SL is so real for me. I don't really look like Erika, but she is me in every other sense. My creative side has definately come back out to play and I'm trying to do everything I've had an interest in, even if only in SL for now. I have managed to stay clear of the heavy drama for over a year; been tangled up in some matters of the heart but I haven't had any fall outs - just about everybody I've met is still a great friend to me or just faded away due to different SL interests. Don't get me wrong, I respect everyone's purpose of SL, and those who wish to keep everything seperate but to me, SL is so much more than a game.

Everybody should enjoy thier SL experiences to the fullest... don't waste your time and energy with making people upset or getting caught up in other people's shit. Do everything you want and nothing you don't want to do. SL is my sanity sometimes... I hope it means something special to everyone.