Thursday, July 7, 2011

Green Man


After last years tree fall, I wasn't thinking much about the garden.
But something magical happened. 
It came back like gang busters.

There are not words to describe the feeling
when you realize that
while I had given up on it
it had not given up on me.
Therein lies the inspiration for this set.


Gardens are a lot of hard work
and the results can be years in the making.
Exotic Elements and I agree
that your sim shouldn't need to suffer any longer.
That's why we've created a few things
that we love to see in a garden
either public or private or even secret . . .


Today, I have for you 16 17* items that are inspired by the great outdoors.
Exotic Elements has 10 more! MOAR even!
So buckle up your overalls, get those shovels ready,
and get ready for a truckload of pictures.

A bird bath, a fountain, a gazing ball
Sweet Woodruff Plant, Purple Oxalis Seedling, 2 Garden Cloche, A specimen Plaque
A working glowing clock, an Art Deco Lantern, a Star Lantern
Large modern sphere sculpture (glowing), A broken WA statue, A small Picasso-inspired  Steer  Head
2 styles of Obelisk, and an over-sized garden 'finial' 
Most of these items also have a mossy style
For that gently forgotten look.
(Where did I put my garden again?)

So go ahead, make a
Conservatory with a starry sky,
Grow things and observe them up close,  
Enhance your Gothic manor  
Enjoy your garden at night 
Mourn in style, yo 
Eat your lunch in style in the office courtyard
Work too hard and enjoy your dinner in the courtyard at night, too!
Make a Santa Fe Zen Garden. You're so cutting edge!
Just garden already! It's fun and rewarding!
PHEW!
That's a lot of looks bubbies!

There are a couple of notes about this set:

The Sweet Woodruff is a little higher 
than the recommended poly count at about 1600 polys. 
Oops. It won't crash your game, but I am compelled to mention it.

The clock - if you place it indoors on a single level,
 the ceiling will cut off the top of it. 
This is shift-able, so just drag it down a little 
while holding the 'alt' key - all better!

So go ahead and
or 
and get yourself some green fingers!

(run, don't walk, to Exotic Elements to get 10 additional garden items!)

*OH - a big DUH for me - neoscat found that I had not included the steer head
(a thousand thanks neoscat!) - the above links have been updated.

Many thanks to Exotic Elements, AlexPilgrim, and Lemon Jelly for testing these items
A HUGE thank you to Mutske for explaining how to add slots to an object that has none
and as always a massive hug to Exotic Elements for being a continued inspiration 

CC List:
Let me just start by saying this would be ten pages long to credit each and every plant.
This list is going to be a little different this time.
To get some truly beautiful plants, please visit these talented artists:
Club CrimsynSim_Man123Simply Styling / Mutske / alex_stanton1983
7/8/11: And whoa! Just released from ATS3 is a garden related set too! Check it out!! MUST HAVE!
More plants came from:

Onto the specifics - the objects:
Picture 1: Crows - Cemre / Crows - Helen / Watering Can - Simply Styling
Picture 2: Arbor - sim_man123, Water pump - cyclonesue
Picture 9: Sideboard - Simply Styling / Windows - Madaya74 / Empty Pots - Cemre / Dirt Pail - Sim_man123
Picture 13: Fence, Graves - Cyclonesue
Picture 16: Stool - nanu
Picture 17: Garden table, Pots - Cemre / Shelf, door  - cyclonesue / trellis - sim_man123 / utensils - camille / daisy vine - denizzo_ist

If you see it in the picture and it is uncredited, it's either SP/EP, found at this site or if you weren't reading carefully - Exotic Elements did a garden set with me - go find it there silly!

19 comments:

  1. *Stares*...Wow these are Amazing! Thanks Bau! :)

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  2. So happy! This is such an amazing set

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  3. WONDERFUL as always! i was just thinking to myself this morning that i wish i had more garden things! <3

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  4. Yay more 'found' artifacts. I love this set, thanks.

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  5. I have a feeling this will be one of those sets where I have a new favorite item every week. :) Thank you, Bau! Your stuff is always full of heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, and imagination. :)

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  6. I absolutely love this set. And thank you for adding the mossy effect.
    smmi

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  7. I love this new set, Bau! Just one thing: I can't find the Steer Head in either of the downloads. Not sure if it's missing or I'm just too blind to see it.

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  8. First, thank you everyone. Some days life is very bleak and it is a pleasure to see that people appreciate the work you do - so thank you - it really touches me that you like this set!

    neoscat! Thank you so much for catching that! I have updated with a zip of the steer head alone at the base of the post and updated the two group files - it's funny, but that was the first creation for this group and I cannot believe I forgot to include it! Again - thank you!

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  9. Wow, thanks so much. Another amazing set!!

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  10. I have so much to play with for my gardens. You are so great to create with Heidi (whom I love so much) and come up with a fantastic set. Love your work and so appreciate it. Thank you.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Bau, thank you so much for the privilege of testing these objects for you, they're fabulous in game... this is going to force my Sims to go outdoors a little! ;)

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  12. What a great set! Thanks so much for making & sharing it! I absolutely love everything you make!

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  13. Thank you so much! I just love garden items, and these are fantastic. I've already started to put the star lights everywhere.

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  14. Thank you. This is really a fantastic set.

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  15. Thanks everyone - I am really pleased that you like this set - sorry for the delayed response - I was crazy working on the Reflections set!

    alexpilgrim Truth be told - I almost never make gardens that I like in game - this was sort of a personal challenge to make things to force me to build a dream garden like I would try with a house so - while I have always had them garden, perhaps now it will feel less utilitarian! hehe

    Scones For Cream Tea I saw your pictures at your blog with the star lanterns - I will confess that that one object is possibly my favorite thing I have made in a while simply because I never thought I could do it!

    Thanks again everyone!

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  16. I know this is incredibly late after this was originally posted, but is there a particular tutorial out there for adding slots to an object that doesn't have one to begin with? I've looked everywhere for one and the best I've found pretty much just said to guess on it.

    And these items are super lovely! I can't wait to use these with a particular sim's home!

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  17. I don't know of one, but the process is easy enough. I don't think it's going to be easy to tackle in comments though. I am going to post a quick tutorial at my Tumblr. Not every object can have a slot added in the manner posted.

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