ConverSLations with Isla Gealach


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 Isla Gealach.


What’s your SL name and what do people call you? Isla Gealach. They call me… Isla. Or my RL name if they know it. Most of the people I spend all my time with call me by my RL name.

How old is your avatar? Is it your first? My avatar just turned 7. I still can’t believe I’m that old. Yes, Isla is my first avatar. I don’t even have any serious alts. I have a couple that I started for various store reasons but I’ve never stuck with anything. I can’t handle more than 1 avatar. lol

Do you have any SL family or RL family in SL? Not any that log in regularly from RL and I have no SL family!

How old are you and where do you live? I’m 30. I live in the UK.

What’s your home life like? I have a crazy, hectic, wonderful home life. It’s me, my menagerie of manypets, I have 3 cats and a dog, and my daughter. I have a pretty awesome cook… I mean boyfriend, that comes to stay on the weekends too. I love my home life and though it can sometimes be quite stressful I’m so lucky to be in the position I am.

Why did you join SL? I joined SL when my daughter was a newborn. They never tell you how much newborns sleep. I was home all the time, no car, and bored out of my mind while she was sleeping 20 hours a day. I joined SL, then promptly forgot about it when she stopped sleeping so much. I came back in 2008.

What do you do in SL? I own a home and garden store where I am the sole designer and creator, I own a shopping district, I own a mainstore rental sim, I also co-organise a monthly home and garden and fashion event. I’m usually kinda busy. haha

When and how did you start? Oh years ago my friend Corbin Coage taught me how to make a chair out of prims. Then I used sculpt packs for awhile and got frustrated with the lack of available sculpts to do what I wanted. That lead to me learning how to sculpt, then mesh. It’s been a super long road.

When not working in SL, what are you doing? If I’m not on the computer – playing chauffeur to primary school children or spending time with people in RL. Or I’ve fallen asleep reading. That happens a lot.

Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? It would definitely have to be Corbin. He taught me so many things and he cracked me up every day. He’s a total ham. I miss him being in SL!

Who do you want to work with? I’d love to work with tons of creators. There are so many talented awesome people in SL. I couldn’t name just one!

Isla faveWhat do you wish you could do in SL? I’m not quite sure there is something I don’t do in SL that I want to. >.<

What is your favourite creation? The build for The Garden. I absolutely love this thing. It’s so simple, yet it’s what I just love.

A close second would be my Wanderer bookshelf

Isla fave2What is your favourite post/picture? For reasons that are obvious – at least to me. I think it’s a very emotional piece and it took a lot to do it. I loved it.

What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? Being dorky. I can’t be one of those aloof people that hides in the shadows. I love to go out and line dance and be silly and crash places and just have fun. SL is my work place but it will always be entertainment too.

What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? I still have my original avatar from 2006! It’s more horrible than you think.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Disorganised, driven, and trusting.

Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? RL influences my SL style massively. I make what I would like to have in my RL home.

What’s your favourite pasttime? In RL – reading!

Anything else you want to share? I am horrible at keeping in contact with people. My good friends know this and they still IM me and will come and stand in my face and tell me to pay attention. It’s not that I’m aloof or distant, I’m just distracted. Like, permanently so. lol So don’t feel bad if I don’t keep in touch! It’s not personal.

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