This past week while wandering I fairly stepped on the cutest little thing. Literally. Have you seen them floating around SL? Petite avatars. They’re 1/3 the size of a normal avatar. These little things can quite literally sit on a normal avatars shoulder. So far I’ve run into a few creators making things for them…. Caverna Obscura has their own line called Minikins I believe and then if you travel to Yabasuka you will find one, and Fallen Gods has quite a few including some male petites.
I was enchanted and snatched up two different ones already…. sadly, well perhaps not so sadly but still… I will probably get a few more too. I love these little things… they’re so much fun and with the different styles being created from draco types, to fairies, to little elves, demons there could be so much fun playing around with them. Of course I got myself some outfits, hair, and began wandering around in my new avatar. I found without too many problems a few places… without meaning to I laughed my way across the grid trying out different things, not getting my work done, completely wasting my time imagination flying with the possibilities of what could be done, found, had, created.
I have to admit and tell you that I have been struggling with my creative feelings lately. It feels like sometimes that all we do is recreate what has already been done, and I know that is what happens A LOT in everything. One improves upon or finds new ways to do things and really honestly…. so is this. It is a variant, a different type of thing but really mostly done before right? Maybe. But I haven’t… and honestly I have been having so much fun with the idea of what I could play around with that I have already jumped in to make up some fun new product to add to my store.
I have this quirky love for creating things for people. To see what they do or come up with when they have it, to create immersive atmospheres or accessories so people can plunge in and have fun wherever it is that they are. To challenge myself. It gets me excited, sparkly eyed and makes me grin. It isn’t all about the Lindens or cash for me… never has been, even though I work hard for it and the problem lately was feeling rather uninspired. I had been noticing a rather dark outlook creeping in sometimes that made me uncomfortable. In a way, these little guys have pulled me out of that too, or at least started to.
I have ideas flooding in… and while perhaps this is something of a fad, I would like to think that a subculture could be created perhaps… and I want to be a part of it. I already got myself into the Petites group, and have a few fun things for people with lots more coming up I think. I think one of the great things about these avs is that because they are rigged mesh the movement of the av works much better. Small avs were in the past often limited because if you couldn’t find the right animations or something it just wouldn’t work. There’s a lot more flexibility for creators as well as people wearing them because of how they move with the avatars skeleton. At least I have found this to be true so far for myself. It is another reason I am so excited with the prospect. Limitations have been lessened when it comes to creating for them.
I’m not going to forget the rest of my store either, I always have lots of ideas or things going on because I can’t just work in one area. If I do then I burn out or become stagnant feeling. Working in different things keeps me fresh and moving forward.
Here’s the latest…. a set of silks modified to fit the smaller av, with its own accessories and a set of boots. Don’t like to always be barefoot do we?
The silks come in a few different colors and the Golden set pictured is in the Lucky Chair!!
Hope you enjoy and keep checking back…. I WILL be making up fun role play sets or furniture along with clothing. I EVEN want to make clothes for MALE petites a little bit… that is so rare it isn’t even funny.
Have a great weekend and talk to you soon!