My Valentine dimension is finished (Sweet Valentine by Toefluff@Greybriar). It’s themed around a Valentine’s Day date with music and dancing, dining and wining, dipping – skinny or otherwise – and a large, well padded couch. Built in Dolcega Valley, Sweet Valentine takes advantage of the pool to create water gardens, a boating pool and a hot tub.
In Synchronicity and the Clock, I said it was about time to learn Dimension Toolbox. Major parts of this dimension were built using Toolbox. Dimension Dude’s Sobek Clock video was that vital clue in figuring out some of the power locked away in Toolbox. The windows of Sweet Valentine would have been impossible without it.
Sweet Valentine is full of influences from all the dimensions I’ve visited. The rich, luxurious look of the mahogany bookcases were inspired by Contractual Obligations (Velrathos@Faeblight). The windows came from Turtle Cove (Torte@Greybriar). The wall panel insets were influenced by the art at Elegance Art Gallery (Dragondancer@Icewatch) and the food, taken from recipes at Camelot (Zero Tolerence@Icewatch). The balustrading was influenced by guildmate, Ktar, who suggested using both orange corked jug and the alabaster amphora. (Brainstorming with guildmates is always a blast).
A thousand other small details float around in my brain, generated by what I’ve seen, without me able to put a name and dimension to them. The only objects that are truly my own are the gramophone and the dancing couple. As I travel through shards for the Radish Recommends articles, I can see the waves of influence as good ideas travel through and between shards. I’ve taken all these influences and put my own stamp on them to create Sweet Valentine.
This is the best work I’ve done so far. I don’t know how I’m going to pull it all down for the next holiday event.
Dimension Item List
Dancing couple: Burlap sack, tied sack, small bucket, brevane cattail, dragonscale, evergreen shrub, life leaf platform, orange corked jug, alabaster amphora, wood bundle.
Gramophone: Wooden cube, silverwood music box, snowy orbs, stone poles, orange brevane lamppost, tribal table, orange corked jug, pink urn, green spotted urn.
Windows: Decorative red sweetberry, stone poles, stone planks.
Building: Greenstone rectangles, stone pole, wood rectangles, mahogany bookcases.
Panelling: Decorative red sweetberry, evergreen shrub, alabaster amphora
Food: Pink urn, pink groundcover, small palm, evergreen shrub, small maple chairs, green karthian cactus, spiral cedar tree, decorative red sweetberry, six-pronged idol, ribboned fae yule candle.