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Urban Elf Takes a Wrong Turn at Alburquerque

29 Mar

Just a word to the wise: when asking the travel agent for blue skies and sand, make sure you specify you want Cancun and not Alburquerque. Just sayin’.

Ava in the Desert


Urban Elf is Neutral

11 Mar

But not like Switzerland-neutral. We’re talking even more neutral than that!  And, trust me, it doesn’t get more neutral than ecru, which is what Luna prescribed for Week 18 of the 52 Weeks of Color.

Instead of going shopping, which is my wont, I decided to dig through my ever-expanding closet and find something to wear. Luckily, I had something as near to Ecru as I could possibly hope to get.

According to Wikipedia, ecru is “greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown” and can describe linen or silk in its unbleached state. Which is nice, really, because I’m a sucker for linen or silk in any state, really. It doesn’t have to be neutral at all!

Despite my hesitation to wear the neutral’s “neutral”, ecru really is perfect for showcasing a splash of color. A bit like snow revealing the shy faces of sunny daffodils and creamy crocus.

Ava in Ecru

Spring cannot arrive soon enough for this Urban Elf!

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Urban Elf is the Silver Lining

3 Jan

It’s a new year (as if you hadn’t noticed) and a chance to reflect on the last year while planning for the this one. This past year I started the Urban Elf blog to record my adventures in Second Life. I haven’t been very consistent, though, but that is going to be one of my goals this year. I doubt I’ll be able to post every day but I bet I can do it every week, particularly if I’m participating in the 52 Week Color Challenge. I also want to explore more of the world and document my exploits. This leads into my final goal of becoming a better photographer, and, hopefully, a better artist. I think these are all pretty doable, don’t you?

And, without further ado, the silver lining of the post….

It’s Week 9 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge and I got gussied up for the occasion (it being the New Year and all)!


And the obligatory nude photo can be found in my Flickr stream (this is a family-friendly blog after all!)

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