The Barefoot Duchess


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And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those that could not hear the music.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photographed at ~ Du Petit Lac Des Cygnes

The Lady Constance sat upon the seat staring at herself in the mirror contemplating having to stand or sit this day for of all things a silly portrait.  Sticking her tongue out at her reflection she giggled.  Her parents the Duke and Duchess had commissioned this painting months ago as the artist Fragonard was in such high demand these days.  Her ladies maid entered her chamber, and on cue, Constance stood as Marie helped her dress. Turning this way and that in front of the mirror she was satisfied her parents would applaud her efforts.  Marie nodding her approval turned and left the room. Listening carefully as her footsteps faded, Constance convinced that she was now alone, hefted her skirts, sat down upon a chaise and began to remove her shoes as they pinched her toes,  probably because she went barefoot most of the time and she didn’t want to soil her new stockings either.   So, off they came too.  None would be the wiser if she walked carefully.  Laughing to herself she danced out to have her portrait painted, deciding that a barefoot duchess might soon be all the rage at Versailles.

Just a little teaser to the continuing story of Lac Des Cygnes.  Be kind to one another.  TWMA♥

I would like to thank:

Maitreya: Mesh Body Lara

Catwa: Bento Mesh Head Catya

Amara Beauty: Rebecca Skintone 08 for Catwa

Shape: Custom Shape of My Own Making

!go!: Antoinette “Daylight” Gown, Antoinette Hair with Hat

Euphoric: Smokey Eyeshadow Mihrimah Series for Catwa, Hizma

Izzie’s: Dark Lip Tint for Catwa

Kunst: Lucy Choker and Earrings

AvaWay: Krystal Ring Bento for Maitreya

EarthStones: Simply Yours Bridal Set Platinum

La Boheme: Mani/Pedi French Soft

oOo Studio: Moody Pose 07

LumiPro: LumiPro HUD 2018

Jian: Dove, Dove Cage

Botanical: Boxwood Hedge

Heart Garden: Harmony Moon Lily




Morning Glory


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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. ~ attributed to Mark Twain

Du Petit Lac Des Cygnes

It’s been a while since I posted a photo of the work in progress at Du Petit Lac Des Cygnes.  All I can say is that it continues.  I’m just letting the region more or less speak to me these days.  Sometimes it rebels and says “Oh no you didn’t!”, And I go back and redo it.  Other days the place seems to applaud my efforts and says “Well done!”  The plan was to have the region open for summer, but that timeline has been pushed back to fall maybe.  It’s all good as I am just enjoying the journey as each day reveals a little bit more of the vision.  Be kind to one another.  TWMA♥

I would like to thank:

Apple Fall: Looking East Collection in collaboration with Dust Bunny, wine glasses, Argentinian Malbec all available at Mainstore location

Botanical: Seasonal Boxwood Bushes Set, Boxwood Hedge, and Arches Set

Trompe Loeil: Odette Topiaries and Planter Set

Heart Garden: Ash Trees Saplings

3D Trees: Larch Forest, Wisteria Tree, Cypress Trees

Studio-Skye: Stone Stairs Building Set, Tiered Garden Wall Building Set

TDE (The Domineaux Effect): Pergola No Ivy Version

China & Goodies: Pavillon de Boulogne

Never Totally Dead: Le Grand Portail property wall