Haha, the title is not what you think;) I’m not a drug addict; Hell, I’m a teetotaler and probably drink once or twice a year (if that). My addictions are not so obvious. They run in a more subtle direction.

Yup yup, there's my boy and his Impala;)
Yup yup, there’s my boy and his Impala;)

For one, I’m a fangirl–I’m a “SuperWhoLockian” (hooked on Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock), among other things. Add The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, and The Following in there, toss in some X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that about sums up my fangirlihood (yeah, just made that word up on the spot).

I also have been/was/wanna be again a gamer. Years ago, it was the normal Nintendo/Atari stuff, then moved on to PlayStation (I RULED at Tomb Raider) and eventually PC games (Civilization was a favorite, Myst, etc.) and MMO’s (World of Warcraft, Rift, Star Wars, among others). I’m itching to play again ever since I saw the trailers for the new Tomb Raider gam, so there is a PS3 in our very near future…

This was my SL avatar:)
This was my SL avatar:)

I also got hooked on Second Life for several years. If you aren’t familiar with Second Life, it’s a virtual world…not so much a “game” as a social community (think AOL chatrooms on steroids). SL has its good points, but it can also be very dangerous – it is what you make of it. I won’t get into all the good vs bad stuff – I’ll leave that to others. But the one and only thing I missed on there (since I kept all my good friends from there through FB, Skype, etc.) was the “art” that I used to make. Yes, I put art in quotes because I still can’t really think of it as “art” – I should get over that because anything you make that uses your creativity is art, so yeah…ditch the quotes:) I missed the art I made there.

This was my first photomanip on DeviantArt
This was my first photomanip on DeviantArt

My friend Nichole pointed me towards DeviantArt and showed me some amazing pieces that people were creating using stock images…and the same techniques I was using to do my SL pictures…and so now I have a new addiction to keep my creative imagination going, and it’s been keeping me off my blog (shame on me). But all the images in this post were made by me.

I’m actually pretty proud of myself:) I had really really missed “making pictures.” Like reading, it sorta makes the world disappear and lets me escape inside my head for awhile. Sometimes we need that.

This girl just looked so much like a 20's actress that it inspired the picture:)
This girl just looked so much like a 20’s actress that it inspired the picture:)

You can check out the rest of my art and photography here.

2 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. Ohhhh SL…. I hate that place with the exception of the three beautiful friendships I made from there that will no doubt last me a lifetime. God willing. You being the best thing from that place… and the real world.
    Your art (no quotes) is beautiful in all mediums but I am hella impressed with these photomaps. I knew you would make pretty things. That’s what you do.

    p.s…. I am addicted to candy. ;)

  2. Some great pictures there!

    Second Life? I hadn’t heard of that one… but wasn’t really into online gaming until the son-in-law introduced us to Diablo II…

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