Wednesday, November 28, 2007

artilleri celebrates it's 2 year birthday with a SALE!

Sale, sale, sale!

Everything in the mainstore (this does not include artilleri home) is now set to 50% off it's original price. This sale will last for 48 hours, after that the prices will go back to 100%. I hope you see this as an opportunity to get some extra artilleri stuff at a good price. :)

xoxo, Antiepants

My baby is two years old!

Time flies fast in SL.

It's been over two years since I opened my first store, and I actually didnt even know. The other day someone asked me how long I had had my store, so I took a dive into the depths of my inventory and dragged out the oldest sales box I had. I was thinking it would be from late December 2005, but it turned out it was from October 5th. So this anniversary is almost 2 months late.

Care for a trip down memory lane with me? Warning, this will be a long one. But let's go! I came to SL in August 2005 after seeing my best RL friend drag the belly slider back and forth, and I found that utterly hilarious. Later the same day Antonia Marat was born. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. SL has really turned my life up side down in many ways. The two main things being Max and artilleri. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

I began making clothing very soon after joining, I would say about a week or so. I had absolutely no prior experience with it, so needless to say everything I made pretty much sucked. I remember wanting to give up a zillion times, especially while learning to do alpha channels which all seemed like Greek to me. And I don't speak Greek.

Some of the very first artilleri products. As you can see the style has been the same since day one, but I like to think that the quality has improved a little.

My first store was a tiiiny little box outside my home in a sim called Cass. It was open for a week, I didn't sell a single thing, and I closed it down. Then a spot in the Unlimited sim became available, and I was able to snatch it up. And later that day, I had my very first sale. :) And whoho, it was awesome! So a big thank you to dreams Anubis for being my first customer ever.

Some of the earliest artilleri stores.

The mainstore has moved around a little. First Cass, then Unlimited, then CGN (a mall), then Gama, Axel and now finally in the artilleri sim. The first diner store popped up when I moved to Gama in January 2006, and since then I've kept the diner theme.

I know I could go on forever, but I think I have been rambling long enough now. So in wrapping it up, I would like to say thank you. Thank you so very, very, very, very much.

xoxo, Antonia

Monday, November 26, 2007

NEW @ artilleri! Jackets for the guys!

Hello. :)

Guys need to stay virtually warm too, right? So I made some jackets. 2 with a lumberjack type pattern, and two in denim.

The lumberjack jackets come in black and red, and they cost 160L$. I made one version with a texture sherpa collar, and one with a sculptie sherpa collar. I wasn't sure which of them to use. I like the texture version, mainly because sculpties become sorta boxy when you zoom out a little. And Max liked the one with the prim collar, so I included both of them so you get to pick yourself which one suits you best.

While I was at it I made a denim jacket as well. This one comes in blue and black. 150L4 each.

I included a plain white tank top with all the jackets.
Up for sale in the artilleri diner of doom!

xoxo, Antonia

Friday, November 23, 2007

NEW @ artilleri! Mens cargo pants!

Hey! :D

Hope all you Americans had a fantastic Thanksgiving celebration. I am so jealous, because I love love love turkey. I only get to eat Turkey one day in the year, and that's on Christmas eve. I can't wait!! :D

Ok, over to the new release before I make myself too hungry to speak.

My boyfriend Max has been telling me for ages that he can't find a decent pair of male cargo pants. Supposedly those are hard to find. So with him as guidance, I made some. He likes them, I hope you do too!

5 colours; Black, gray (my fav!), khaki, navy and green. They cost 120L$ each. By Maxs request these are not lowwaist, but go all the way up.

NB1 NB! NB! Due to so many people IMing me lately about missing purchases (money gone but no item delivered) I have decided to make EVERYTHING in my store mod/copy/no transfer. The womens items has had these permissions for a long time, but I used to have the male stuff transferable since so many of us girls like to shop for our guys. But from now on everything is no trans. I hope you understand. This just makes it a whole lot easier for me. If you want to purchase a gift, just send me an IM.

xoxo, Antonia!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NEW @ artilleri! Deanna lingerie! :D

Ahoy! :D

Some new lingerie sets are up for sale in the artilleri mainstore. I rearly (that would be never) wear lingerie in SL, but lord, it's FUN! :D I had such a great time doing the ads for these. I dont often find a good excuse to wear lingerie in SL, but this was a good opertunity. :D

The Deanna set comes in 9 versions:
3 x cherry (white, pink and black)
3 x polkadot (white, red and black)
3 x animal print (leo, zebra and snakeskinish)

The artilleri group recived a special blue version of the cherry one in celebration that there are now over 1000 members in the group. Hooray! :D

Heeere they are! (please click for bigger view)

Hope you like. They are up for sale in the artilleri diner of doom for 175L$ a set.

xoxo, Antonia

Friday, November 16, 2007

NEW @ artilleri! Tops, glasses and jewelry! :)

Hey! :D

Time for another update at artilleri. I've been trying to get a hang of Blender lately, that's why I've been so quiet. Todays release isn't very sculptie heavy tho apart from some minor things in the necklace. I tried making some shoes but I have yet to succeed in making anything decent enough. But I'm getting there! :)
Ok, over to todays newness.

The Wing heart necklace is based off a couple of different necklaces I have iRL. I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. This one comes in 6 colours, all sold in 1 pack. 150L$.

I dont know if any of you guys remember the glasses I had in my store that were called Buddy Holly? Well, I wasn't 100% happy with the texture on those, so I retired them and made a new and similar pair, just better. They come in a normal version plus the ├╝bergeeky taped ones. 130L$.

I also made some new plain tank tops. I used to have plain tanktops before, but I retired them after the last sale, intending to make new ones. And now I did! Superduper plain, nothing fancy, just a basic must-have. I can never get enough tanktops. And they all come in 2 versions, one long and one short. 100L$ per colour.

And that's it for now. Have a awesome weekend guys! :)

xoxo, Antonia M

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm so sorry.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the Quad and those close to Ginny.

Death is Nothing at All
by Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.

All is well.