Saturday, January 21, 2017

i behold

You know I love art.
You may also know I frame it for a living.
A humble profession, but a good one.
So having a selection of finely framed art is kind of ...
To me, anyway - perhaps to you as well.
It can dramatically change a room or inspire a conversation.
It can be the foundation for a rooms design.

Art has power.

Today I want to share with you some conversions from S3
as well as introduce some new pieces that I hope you cannot live without.
First released April 2011 - remastered 2016/7
New for Sims 4 - 2016/7
Recycled mesh from April 2011 - remastered 2016/7
First released April 2011 - remastered 2016/7
First released September 2010 - remastered, resized 2016/7
Originally released February 2013 - remastered and expanded 2016/7
Originally released July 2011 - remastered and expanded 2017
New 2016/7
New 2016/7
New 2016/7 - Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs
Original set January 2014 - Expanded images 2016/7
New 2016/7
New 2016/7
In case you were wondering. S3 you can't resize, but my mind doesn't work like that.
I'd say that's a lot of art.
Then again, it's still not enough.
cough cough more to come cough
Let's take a less exhausting look at how one might be able to use these purdy things,
shall we?
So there you have it - a smattering of art
for your inner enthusiast.


cc used:
picture 2: table, plant - peacemaker / chair - mango / walls - OhMySims4
picture 3: sofa1 - peacemaker / sofa 2 -   / bookcase - MlysSimblr  / walls - OhMySims4
picture 18: sofa, coffee table, walls - ATS4 / living chair - peacemaker
picture 19: sofas, plant, living chairs, walls - peacemaker
picture 20: seating - OhMySims4
picture 21: here
picture 22: walls, tables - ATS4 / mirror - ThingByDean / Butteryfly frame - Simphony-Number-4
/ Plants - Veranka / Plant - lina-cherie / Plant - HistoricalSimsLife / Rug - Peacemaker
/ Window - OhMySims4/Minc7878 / Curtain - GirlFromVerona

picture 23: here
picture 24: sideboard, living chair, glass egg, walls - Peacmaker / Curtains - Mango
picture 25: Candle - Huixt / Sofa, walls - Peacemaker / Rug, Living Chair - Alex Pilgrim / Fireplace Tools, Computer, Desk - Mango / Curtain - Minc7878
picture 26: Rug, Window - Peacemaker / Bookcase - MlysSimblr
If it is not mentioned, it is either a game item or something found on my site.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


I have a micro-set for you today
to help bring awareness to Anette Bjørke 
who has MS.

There is a new procedure that can potentially reverse the damage
this once incurable, debilitating, and fatal disease can cause
using ones own stem cells.
The problem? 
It's costly. Like ... luxury car expensive and
the Norwegian goverment only gives this treatment to the sickest.
Anette isn't quite there and is hoping not to get there 
by funding the procedure herself.

This is a relatively new use for stem cell research.
They are continuing to take this process
and apply it in new ways.

My offering: The chair shelf - based on 
I likened the idea of taking something 
known for one thing
and applying it in a new way
much like this new approach to eradicating MS.
With a couple of planks,
a chair is now a shelf.
You don't have to donate a lot.
Sure, it would be nice if it was, 
but if we all can give something of ourselves
and bring attention to her plight,
Anette will get to her goal sooner.
Please read about her and the procedure here
and consider donating what you can
or create something to bring attention to her fund
with the tag #ccforanette
Sims 4
Sims 3
(both s3 & s4 versions)

CC Used:
 picture 3:skull, cloche. blue pictures - PlumbobArchitect / plate, yellow picture, books - Peacemaker /
globe - Simsza / hourglass, jar - JoolsSimming / sphere lamp - Mango
picture 4: birds - Mango / cactus - Marcussims91

Monday, September 5, 2016

two point oh

It happens.

You're minding your own business
when a patch borks your wares.
It worked before ... tested and approved,
but come Tuesday,
It's okay.
We're all adults here.
(grumble grumble grumble)
 Let's just take this as an opportunity.
A time to reflect on what could have been better.
Well, after a bit of cursing.

Broken after a patch regarding 
Improved lighting? Great!
My rug? Say whaaaaa?
I think what is worse is that no one told me.
That means no one uses it.

Turns out it was an easier fix than I thought.
That didn't stop me from tearing the thing apart trying to find the problem.
No sir.

So suffice it to say, this is fixed.
Further, where I am not prone to scaling objects in S4
I made this large 
(thinking like a true blue S3 creator)
Now this rug is also in half size.
See? Both sizes. Merveilleux!
 As a 'mea culpa' 
I am including 
Kilim Series 3 & 4 
(you might want to refresh your memory here and here)

Then came another patch.
Someone at EA got the bright idea 
(no pun)
to change the numbering of lights
effectively breaking the cloned resource links
causing a script error.
(I hope I just said that right ... who cares - EA face planted).
This affected all sorts of lamps ... 
even MINE.
How. DARE.

While many of you already probably batch fixed these lights,
I hate to tell you, but ...
I improved them.
Broken seams from importing into Blender from Milkshape
(yes, I like milkshape ... it brings all the boys to the yard)
LOD lighting problems, strange rainbow coloration ... 
You deserve better.
The culprits.
I have learned a great deal more with the assistance of Peacemaker IC
and fiddling in Blender & S4S.
So the three affected lights are fixed.
I was so happy, I decided to challenge myself to do
three wall height ceiling lights.
And upon trying, I regretted it, but I carried on.
My "In The Garden" lights from 2011
have been greatly upgraded.
The improved, and renamed "Central Library Pendant" in 6 styles
The Star Lantern - 4 styles
If you follow me on Tumbr
*(you best be following me)
you also know I am working on a few new sets.
One of my other lights
the "Lean Lamp" from 2012 Blog Blog Blog set
fit the style of my future AHWb5 Living room.
Problem is - I don't own one
(though Design Within Reach did their part to coax me 
via a random email directed to me personally ...
not creepy whatsoever)
so I have converted and updated this light for S4
and am including it here.
The - what I now know to be, the - "Grasshopper" lamp - aka Lean Lamp in 12 styles
Seeing it on DWR did alert me that this was out of scale, but 
truth be told, I didn't know at the time it was a popular MCM design.

Let's take a look at some photos of these items in game,
shall we?
 You get the idea.

Download the rugs:

Download the lights:

The original download pages now have updates and updated zips that include the corrected files.
Stay tuned for new items soon. Those sets will include S3 items
(and a couple of these updated lights for S3 too)

CC Used:
Photo 9: Table by Peacemaker
Photo 10 Kitchen set, sofa, chair, chaise, decor by Peacemaker / Mirror Shelf by Things by Dean
Photo 11: Paintings by Busted Pixels / Bookshelves by MLYS
Photo 12: Table and footed bowl by Around The Sims 4 
Photo 13: Bed and end tables by Things By Dean / Frames by Jools / Bookshelf by Simphony Number 4
Many items previewed are not yet for release.
One item is only available if you are feelin' social (hint hint).

Sunday, July 3, 2016


You look at art every day.
Whether you notice it or not, we surround ourselves with visuals.
Does it say something?
How does it make you feel?
Is it a social commentary?

Who f*****g cares.
Is it cool?
Pretty ...
Many of you know that I am a picture framer.
I am surrounded by art at work
and at home.
My interpretation of art is
possibly wider than the next guys ... 
but that said,
I love the stuff.

Hence my excitement for sharing
what I see on blog feeds and websites.
Not always attributed to the artist
but surrounded and often overwhelmed 
with visuals.
Too many to keep ... or is it?
S4 players, I have converted two sets
of S3 art from my back catalogue.
There is not enough art in this game
nor will there ever be.

This is a start.
Well, really, a continuing effort.... 
(So dramatic)

January 2015's Readymade Art set.
(you can read my thoughts on the set there)
Originally conceived as an easy mesh for people to recolor,
it came at a time when S3 had lost popularity to S4 and,
we not especially popular.
No matter,
I don't give up easily.
This set has:
4x6 Horizontal
4x6 Vertical
5x5 Square
5x7 Horizontal
5x7 Vertical
8x10 Horizontal
8x10 Vertical
While creating promo shots, 
I was sadly also missing
Art by Blog (February 2012's BlogBlogBlog set)
Originally 12 images,
Now 24:
S4 has a unique system where you can move pictures all over a wall.
Finally, these items are able to do what 
I had always intended in S3, but could not achieve. 
So please
treat your sim to art.

Picture 2: SIMZA - Lighting over island, PEACEMAKER - Counters/Islands, Shelving,
Lighting over table, sofas, S&P Shakers

Picture 3: A CENTURY OF FAKERS - Stormtrooper & Branch Limb Paintings MANGO - acrylic chairs OH MY CC - walls
Picture 12: PEACEMAKER - Chairs, credenza, ATS4 - dark sofa, MANGO - sphere light
Picture 13: OH MY CC - bench seating,  OMORFI-MERA - glass candle
Picture 14: ATS4 - Sofa, JOOLS SIMMING - Star Light, MANGO - Cubist Painting, DREAMTEAMSIMS - Ray Gun Painting Conversion, PEACEMAKER - Candle
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