I have always been a solitary wanderer of Second Life, typically limiting my stay to shopping, modeling and styling and that is just fine, because I am such a quiet person in real life. So you can imagine the feeling when I agreed to manage *SoliDea FoliEs* for Mila Tatham. It was a tough choice at first, I’ve always said I would work in my first life but never my second, but in the end it was no choice at all, it was serendipity. It was much like going from a life living in the public library to being adopted by an Italian family, and not any Italian family, one of those big, loud, boisterous and happy Italian families. I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to be a part of *SoliDea FoliEs* Mila is an incredibly talented and creative soul, and just talking with her makes me feel smarter and more creative. She is definitely a soul artist because she “discovers” her designs hidden deeply in her heart and she uncovers each of these treasures painstakingly and draws them out into her Inworld designs. I think this is why her outfits are so one of a kind and different from any other designer, because from the starting idea to the finished product, she doesn’t look at what other designers are creating, she pulls it all from within herself and shares it so lovingly with each of us.
But of course, no Italian family would be complete without its surrounding cast of family members. I thought I was gaining a Mila, but what I received was so very much more. I became surrounded by a boisterous and happy clan, not unlike a merry group of gypsy’s, I think. I am now embraced by so many talented and creative people, the Cao is happy to just sit back on her cow chair and watch Mila *SoliDea FoliEs* , the incredible RiRi Nini (Bazar) of H.M.A.E.M, the talented Nevery Lorakeet of *LpD* *LpD*, and the outrageuously eclectic, Aliza Karu of AD Creations (zombiepopcorn is out today!)AD Creations, Just to name a few. You would think in a house with this much talent the room would be small, but as is often the way, with love and respect of one anothers gifts, the room is overflowingly large and I will always count the blessings that my wandering feet have landed me on their door step for as long as they will have me. I wish you all a loudly boisterous, creatively fun weekend! <3