ConverSLations with Brie Pinazzo
In an effort for all of us to get to know each other better, I’ve decided to conduct some friendly (and not at all prying) questionnaires. I hope it’ll help connect us to others, and bring our little community closer. Today, we have Brie Pinazzo.
What’s your SL name and what do people call you? Brie Kovacs, people call me Brie, or Mom
How old is your avatar? Is it your first? My avatar is 5 years 200 days old (as of 9/14/13)
Do you have any SL family or RL family in SL? In SL it is mainly myself, my SL daughter Kaysha and my RL Best friend Maddy, my RL boyfriend used to play SL, which is where we met but now he plays every other video game on the planet instead.
How old are you and where do you live? I m 38 years old and live in Phoenix, Arizona
What’s your home life like? My RL consists of myself, my 11 year old daughter Sammi and my boyfriend Ken, its pretty normal but we like it.
Why did you join SL? I was living in California at the time, at the tail-end of a bad marriage and I was feeling very lonely. A friend of mine played SL and told me how she got to talk to people from all over the world and how much fun she had, so I joined and tried it out.I met my current boyfriend a few weeks after joining and since then have made some amazing friendships so it was a good thing.
What do you do in SL? I am a furniture builder and photographer.
When and how did you start? I started taking photos a few months after joining SL but got really into it about 4 years ago or so. I started making childrens furniture about 3 years ago when I had a few SL Children of my own and buying them new furniture got to be expensive and I thought Id try to see if I could do it.
When not working in SL, what are you doing? When I am not working in SL I am usually not online, I am probably driving Ken crazy or hanging out with my daughter.
Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? Id have to say Thena Claxton of Boof, she is one of the sweetest most creative people I have met in SL. I adore her because she has fun and doesnt take life too seriously.
Who do you want to work with? That is a hard one, I dont actually have ONE person Id work with, I welcome the opportunity to work with anyone, it is a great learning experience and a chance to get to know a new person.
What do you wish you could do in SL? I wish I could make Animations, There are so many times I wish I had an animation that did something specific to what I was making or that fit just right.
What is your favourite creation? I recently made these little benches for like a entryway of your home that were made from what would be the headboard of a antique metal bed and a broken bench. I loved the idea of it, I saw a photo of one in real life and fell in love with it.
What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? I am a bit of a skin addict, love all the different ones out there.
What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? A trophy from years and years ago when I won the first Miss Benningborough Model Contest.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Hermit, Loyal, Creative
Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? RL definitely influences my SL, I use a lot of what I see in RL in the things I make in SL.
What’s your favourite pasttime? Crocheting, I love making blankets and gifts for friends.
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