Thursday, January 22, 2009
Whole Lotta Love
When I heard that my good friend Shir Dryke was sick and in desperate need of a surgery, I knew that I had to do whatever I could to help. Flutter Memel, Annah Whitfield, Dove Swanson and I decided to form Heart of Love to help her raise money for her surgery.
The goal was to raise 700,000L in under a month. Desperate times demand desperate measures, so, inspired by the success and fun of last year's Another Fundraiser, I asked myself "what would happen if I shared my Blowpop Tuesday skins with a diverse and eclectic group of SLers, and let them go wild on them?"
Well, what happened is a whole lot of hot sticky makeup love. Pictured above is the first batch of Heart of Love skins, available for an extremely limited time at the Heart of Love Charity Fair on 100Limite. Its a varied and fun collection of looks from a fantastic group of creators.
Now I was having a lot of fun seeing what everyone did and putting them all together,when lo and behold, the outpouring of love from the Second Life community has been so overwhelming, we already hit the target total before the skins even went on sale! Its truly humbling to see people come together in someone's time of need like this . So, the goal's been reached, but there's no reason not to keep the love flowing. So all the proceeds from sales of Heart of Love skins will be donated to Relay for Life.
So there it is. I want to thank everyone who so generously donated time and money, and I want to give special thanks to the makeup artists who did such amazing work:
Tallyho Shawbridge (coming soon)
* and thanks to Dove for helping with the pics, and Cat Magellan for the space!
There are more makeups coming in and I hope to put them up for sale at the charity fair as soon as I can.