I was asked to take part in Designer Challenge, in which 2 designers take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in SL in their own way.
For this round, Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative and I used this picture as our inspiration:
So a little bit about what I took from the inspiration picture:
I'll be honest, I am no skier and I like to look at snow, but I can't stand being in it. What I do love about time out in the snow is the time afterwards, drinking by the fire with your friends and family.
My parents were married in some dinky area in the Applachian Mountains and I remembered the rustic cabins from the pictures. I always loved the charm of them. So I had that in my mind but I also wanted to have a place to enjoy the outdoors....I put all that together and you get Skylar's Cabin and Skylar's Pergola.
The cabin and pergola are named after my dog who just recently died, Skylar. She was a sweet Siberian Husky who LOVED to play in the snow. I will admit, I would chase her all around the back yard in the snow. About the only time in my adult life that I can say I loved playing in the snow too. :)