Currently, I'm working on building a new shop in a new location, as the landlady of my current shop has announced that the area will be closing soon. I've enjoyed my stay there, and the area was beautifully developed and a nice fit for my art and builds, but I am also excited to be moving now to a Caledon sim - Cape Wrath, specifically. I've managed to snag a parcel on the water, and it will become the main location for my Second Life presence "Blue Moon Grove". Here is a progress shot of the shop I am building:
That little blip inside is my SL alter ego. ;) The textures are a combination of SL-provided basic textures, textures I've created, and textures I've purchased from other in-world builders. Specifically, the brass-framed windows across the front are favourites of mine - they were created by a skilled builder, and great real-life artist, my friend Brigid Ashwood, who is known as Brigid Yoshikawa in-world and who collaborates with another skilled builder, Dagny Mannonen (who prefers to remain anonymous in real-life).
I have some new ideas for additions to our Second Life jewellery line (Ashbourne & Co. Ltd), and am getting together with my design partner, Gryffyn Ashbourne, this week to plan.
Don't worry - I'm still working on some real life art!