Lanterns and Hope at Home & Garden Expo

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meadowWorks brings both light and hope to the Home & Garden Expo with intricate floating wish lanterns and a fittingly named sculpture: Hope.

Lanterns are a symbol of hope, and wish lanterns in particular are a sort of material representation of a kind of prayer… (or wish). So since the HGE sims are all named Hope this year, I decided I should make lots and lots of lanterns.

There are 5 colors: pink, purple, blue, peach, and yellow
3 sizes S,M,L
and 2 versions rotating (R) and not,
so that’s 30 lanterns to sprinkle around.

Why so many in the box… well, depending on how good your build/modify skills are, you might appreciated the different sizes and rotation scripts, but if you are skilled you can ditch the extras.

No rule says they have to be used as floating lanterns on water. you could toss them across your lawn or pretend they are magnolias and stick them in a tree or whatever.

HGE2016 Swan Lanterns meadowWorks

The idea for the Rice Paper Lanterns shaped like swans hails back to the earlier Random Acts of Swan-ness and they are now ready to float gracefully on your ponds and pools, illuminating the gardens.

There are 2 versions in the box. Two swans linked to a prim with a rotation script in it and just a single swan. They are copy/mod so you can drag out dozens and dozens and dozens to light up your life on water or land.

In addition to the lanterns there’s also Hope, the sculpture that simply had to be brought to its sim namesake. Hope was originally released at The Chapter Four, but it is now available only in Home & Garden Expo where it embodies its title beautifully. Read more about Hope and its inspiration here.

The lanterns are 1 LI and modifiable, so you can resize them as you wish. Remember that when making mesh items larger their land impact rises as well. Hope is 9 LI lifesize.

Don’t forget to visit the gachas at Hope 5 where meadowWorks has brought a delightful Plague of Yoga Frogs upon you!

The lanterns and sculpture are hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

The swan lanterns are 100L, the lotus lanterns 150L,
The Hope sculpture 300L.
All of the proceeds go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Visit meadowWorks at Home & Garden Expo on Hope 4!

Home & Garden Expo opens officially 00:01 Sunday 14th February.

HGE2016 Hope meadowWorks

Hope ~ A Fragment at The Chapter Four

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I started this sculpture with only the visual idea and no concept or title in mind. I just wanted to make a broken figure with wings. Pretty soon the phrase “the thing with feathers” popped into my mind, but I couldn’t remember where it was from. So I googled it and it’s from Emily Dickinson’s “Hope”, which really was the PERFECT name for the piece.

Find him a spot in your garden, or on a shelf or anywhere really and remember it costs us nothing to hope.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)
BY EMILY DICKINSON

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Hope is 9 LI at life size, but it is modifiable so you can make it smaller or bigger. Please remember that when you make mesh-objects larger their land impact grows as well. Also note that the sculpture appears no-mod in inventory due to the resizer script, but it is perfectly modifiable with or without the script.

Hope is hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh.

Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.

The sculpture is half-price at The Chapter Four for L200.

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