Photo Contest 2016 Winners!

I’m a little bit late announcing the winners for the contest that I had going throughout the month of June. I will of course apologize for keeping you all on pins and needles waiting… I know, just know how hard it is for people to wait around to hear who might have won 10,000L!

Of course the entrants are probably tapping their fingers reading through this wondering who the hell won and why is Sear talking so much instead of just getting to it.  Get to it, get on it, come on now woman….

Heh, I know.

How long do I waste time until actually listing them?

I’m really good at doing this you know.

I think that should be enough.



I haven’t really decided yet.

What do you think?

I am always looking for feedback, whether it is negative or positive.

Though I have to admit that negative feedback can sometimes sting a bit.

But that is how we grow and stuff isn’t it?


I told you I can be good at this.

Now to be a real pain in the ass….

If you really want to see who the winners are…………..



Roawenwood Photo Contest 2016 – A chance to win 10k Lindens

As promised… a Contest.

It’s still technically June 1st where I am so I’m not late, AND it’s still June 1st in Second Life according to the SLT thing so I’m still not late.

I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how I wanted this to work and be judged else it would have been up sooner today.  I have worked it out slightly… I’m still not sure if I’m exactly happy with it but it is what it is and like I said… I promised.

A photo contest!


Travel the Wood and take a picture.

The Five Blades sim has been reopened with an all new build for the Roawenwood store. While the store itself is a part of this build it is not always the focus.  Small areas, little retreats and all sorts of spaces are available as well as the display areas.

Here the Roawenwood is about the experience not just the shopping and to show this I’d like to see if you can find the beauty within the commercial.  Find the soul of the Roawenwood and win yourself a prize.


Grand Prize of 10,000L

Prizes of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in Two Categories; People & Places

1st prize 2500L Gift Certificate

2nd prize 1500L Gift Certificate

3rd prize 750L Gift Certificate

Honorable mentions for whoever I wanna give some too:

250L Gift Certificates

The criteria:

-.- There are two categories for submission.  People and Places. 

-.- Photos submitted to the People category may include yourself, friends, lovers, whoever and however you want to pose them.  There are places within the sim to sit and even a dance spot or two.  If you can find them then you can use them or you can rezz your own poseballs.  Rezzing is allowed for those of the Roawenwood in world store group. Clean up your prims please if you do this. Refrain from rezzing furniture, structures or scenery and things of that nature, this would be grounds for disqualification.

-.- Photos submitted to the Places category cannot have people as the visible focal point. These are meant to be landscaping or shots of the environment only.  In the event that you catch a shopper or wandering person in your shot but it is not the main focal point then it may slide by however really try to avoid this to avoid having the photo disqualified.

-.- All photos must be taken on the Five Blades Sim to be eligible. Whether one of the display areas if you can find a spot or within one of the lounging/exploring areas that are sprinkled throughout the sim.  It may be ground level or other areas for example the gacha trade in spot but it must be on the Five Blades sim.

-.- Photos CAN be manipulated and played with in third party programs like Photoshop or GIMP, be as creative as you want to be.

-.- To be eligible for the contest you must upload your photos to the Roawenwood flickr group.  Name your photo with the following: Roawenwood 10 for 10 photo contest. [specify category either People or Places]

-.- Once uploaded DO NOT ADD THEM TO ANY OTHER FLICKR GROUP BESIDES THE ROAWENWOOD STORE GROUP.  I know, lame huh but I want official entries to only be posted in the Roawenwood store group until the conclusion of the contest.  Photos added to other groups/event groups will be summarily disqualified from winning.  After the event then you can post them wherever you like or add them wherever you like.

-.- You may submit up to 3 contest entries.


The Fine Print:

-.- Contest deadlines: You have through June 18th June 25th to submit photos to the group.

-.- Popular vote will be done via flickr ‘faves’, choose your favorites and see how they do.

-.- Along with the popular vote pics there will be Sear’s top 10!  Searlait the owner and proprietor of the Roawenwood will choose her favorites to be tossed into the judging pool.  5 from People and 5 from Places.  (sometimes Sear likes what the people like so it might not be 10 total depending on how it all shakes out) [updated & added 6/9]

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June.  Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category (if there is that many, one can hope lol) will then be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Super secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, and then 1st, 2nd & 3rd for each category. [updated & added 6/9]

-.- Voting will be closed on the 25th of June. Extended! Voting will be closed on July 2nd. Votes will be tabulated and the top 5 of each category for the popular vote as well as Sear’s top 10 will be brought before a panel of 5 judges.  Secret and kept strictly confidential these judges will then pick their favorites for the Grand Prize, then 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each category.  In the event of ties Sear has the final say.

-.- Winners will be announced July 6th.

-.- Anyone can play!


I think that’s about it, if I need to add or change something I suppose I will.

Bottom line?  Have fun with it, be silly, creative, do whatever it is your hearts desire and show me what you got.

Have a good one and talk to you soon!


Updated June 19th


Mmmmm food……

Oyster PlatterThe Multicultural Menu event ALSO opened today and while I did the post for the Kinky event I wanted this one to have its own.  I adore food, in SL and out of it.  It’s something of a weakness.  I don’t always eat a lot of it but I love the smells, texture.  I love to cook, and I simply adore feeding people.  I’m like the relative or family friend who is always trying to feed people.  Have a problem, here let me make you something…. is it good?  Wonderful!

I guess in a way it’s just another creative outlet.  If I can find a way to make it I will and I’m damned good at it.  *nods to this* So when I saw the event for the Multicultural Menu I was rather excited to stretch myself a little.  I haven’t done much food stuff in awhile.  I think a hearth makes a home, and a well stocked dinner table makes everyone feel good.  You can’t help but admire the sensuality of food, nor can you deny it.

I was given a region.  The Mediterranean.  At first I had a Turkish styled menu going, but then decided I was intimidated.  I don’t know why but I didn’t want to screw it up, this happens to me at times.  So I defaulted and did some French cuisine.  Baba au Rhum CakeI want to do more of it too!  I wasn’t able to make up all that I wanted, so I MIGHT if I get the time stagger another release or two during the event but further along.  It runs now through the 21st.  Granted, if I don’t have time then maybe I’ll work it into the store, don’t know yet.

First off…. I have a tray.  Cognac and Liqueur.  Very pretty, gives a glass so you can have a sip or two while standing around talking.

Secondly I have cake!  Scrumptious rum soaked cake to put out on display on your table.  I like how it looks, *nods nods*

Then last but not least……


A display of oysters settled into the tray nestled just right with condiments to tempt, tease or enjoy.  I’ve heard they’re an aphrodisiac. Cognac & Liqueur Tray*nods slightly to this too then continues* The tray also gives a single oyster that you can wear to eat.

Lovingly crafted and created by yours truly.

I did find while making all of these that I really enjoyed doing it.  I wasn’t quite sure how this would go, or how it would turn out and it is easy to be kind of intimidated by working on something that you’re not accustomed to working on from the ground up.  They turned out nicely in my opinion though, something that I would have grace my table if I was going to be entertaining.

Everyone loves food and the greatest part is that here…. it doesn’t hurt us one way or another. *laughs*

Enjoy enjoy!  Eat!

TAXI for the Multicultural Menu Event!



Genre – Arabia

This months round of Genre has kicked off.  Awesomeness for 100L or less from some damn fined creators.  The theme for the month was Arabia.

Kaamil Furniture SetI created a couple things really.  I do love the look and feel of this particular sort of thing though lately I have been trying to refocus a bit and do some furniture.  I really do like making up the props to create a scene.  This time I was REALLY nice and put out some extra fine offerings at a very inexpensive price.

A set of lanterns with different colored glass… and a full furniture set including rug, two different chairs, and a table.

The chairs come in left and right because they can be skewed to sit next to each other in different angles.

All mesh and the chairs along with the lanterns are materials enabled giving them some extra pop if you have all that turned on.

The Kaamil furniture set… each chair has embedded animations, TONS in there.  14 for females, 12 for males and 1 unisex one to start you off when you sit.  Yanno so no one looks funny before picking a sit they like.Bahir Decorative Lanterns Set

Each chair has texture change letting you choose from 8 different colors.  Brown, blue, black, purple, grey, green and a rust type color.  Fairly awesome really.  The whole set along with the table and rug is only 100L through the event.

The lanterns have a soft glow on click and these are only 50L through the event.  Three different ones in the pack.  Great deal if you like them.

Along with all that I did do a free gift.  Only at the event, a vase.  To go with the entire set.  See I set you up fairly well.

Hope you all like and thanks so much for checking in!


TAXI to Genre Arabia