If you are looking for a quiet place, beautifully landscaped and decorated, surrounded by the sea, you really want to visit The Heart of the Sea!
A new destination, and very much worth a visit – great for photography and exploring! There are secluded small beaches, and on top of the hill you will find grasslands with sheep and horses. I also recommend you play the music stream, the classical music certainly adds to the ambiance.
My pictures do not do it justice, you should go there yourself and if …no…when!, you take pictures, do not forget to add them to the Heart of the Sea Flickgroup!
THE event of the year, since years in Second Life for me is: The Fantasy Faire. And I am thrilled, excited ánd very proud that the FF 2017 organisation again asked me to contribute on the official Fantasy Faire website/blog as guest author and as photographer.
The Fantasy Faire 2017 will span 15 sims and I am already sure they all will be amazing, the Fairelands open to the public 20-30 April and it is an offical SL RFL event. One of the biggest in Second Life.
Merchants can apply already and blogger application will open soon, for more information on that, please check the offical Fantasy Faire website!
On a side note, there is this.
One of the veteran Fantasy Faire sim designers for years is Elicio Ember, known from his homeCerridwen Cauldron and his awesome sims for past Fantasy Faires. This year he had to pull out from the Faire, for personal – tragic – reasons, his father got seriously ill and in the country he lives (Mexico) , treatment is possible but at a high cost. Due to circumstances, all explained on this website Filling the Cauldron, Elicio cannot be a part of his beloved Faire as he is facing not only caring for his father but also a lot of medical costs.
The Fantasy Faire community and lovers of Cerridwen’s Cauldron have stepped up, and while Elicio will not be able to participate in this years Faire, the Second Life community can participate by helping him out.
RUNNING FROM SATURDAY APRIL 1ST THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 9TH, Filling the Cauldron will be a region-wide event at Holly Kai Park – by Inara Pey and Caitlin Pey (caitlyn015.resident) in the beautiful Blake sea, and will be featuring:
– Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue – An art display inspired by Elicio’s work – An auction – A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize – A photo contest with special prizes – A market area, Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items & visit his main store.
Something we have always wanted, but never gotten to do: create an inworld presence for our group. A real [SL] Blogger Support Head Quarters, a place where our members can meet up, hang out, spend time together and share tips and tricks or just chill. A place where we can organise blogger-related events, or just socialise.
Well, thanks to John Brianna (johannes1977.resident) from KultivateMagazineand Windlight Art Gallery, we have our very own, inworld SLBS Head Quarters! John has generously offered us a parcel on his sim, for us to have our HQ, for which we are very grateful!
Last night my friend Mak asked me to join him for the opening of a new art installation by Haveit Neox at Split Screen, ‘Bleeding Books‘.
As I always enjoy Haveit’s work I was excited to go see this new work and… did not get disappointed! Upon arrival, the landing point is in the sky on a platform where the story of Bleeding Books begins, you are offered a notecard with some information about the artist and the art work.
Funny enough, before I even read the notecard – as I was busy zooming around with my camera – I said to Mak that the letters falling out of the huge floating book, like a waterfall of words, reminded me of President Trump’s Twitter that day. Funny how that works, because when I opened the notecard I read Haveit’s thoughts on the work:
‘Bleeding Books’ begins in the sky, and drops to the large fortress at ground level. It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language. What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm. In the exhibit, the texts of books bleed falling letters of the alphabet, for they can no longer contain any structure of value’.
I’ve made a video, because I wanted to show the animated letters falling out of the books:
Bleeding Books is certainly worth a visit! Take your time to wander around and just…enjoy!
Being an elf in Second Life, I always have a weak spot for magical and whimsical places, so when my friend Zephira (Gidgette.Adagio) told me about her sim – her first ever – and seeing some of the wonderful images on Flickr, I knew I would love it!
Hobbiton, is a great photogenic place, described by Zephira as:
“Hobbiton is reminiscent of the Tolkien tales. A sim to relax and enjoy! Lighthearted and fun roleplay, but not required”.
I’ve spend a whole afternoon enjoying the scenery and all the wonderfully decorated spots, and decided to do a machinima instead of photo’s!
Real life has taken a lot of my time, and it is not at all the pretty and happy stuffs. Second Life has, for the past 10 years, been my escape and home away from home. A happy place without worries, just fun and friends. Being a social butterfly, to me it always was such a wonderful distraction.
Those happy times always come and go in waves and so I know there are episodes in both lives when things do not line up. As happened to me the past months. Real life worries, problems and all that made it hard to login to Second Life and be carefree. I’ve tried to escape but it was all too much. Combined with the loss of some SL friends, who for all the right reasons either never log in anymore or, if they do they, have moved on and contact is getting less and less which by now basically left me in a situation I know all to well: lonely.
It is how it goes. I know. It’s not the first time I find myself alone and lonely in Second Life and I think things will change. But for now, I don’t know what to do with myself.
I should smack myself and start decorating my new empty house which I put on my land weeks ago.
An Uncertain Destiny is the somewhat cryptic name of a lovely place. A garden with a beach and many great spots to sit and relax while you take the environment in. Owned and created by Boudicca Amat and she welcomes you to visit and be amazed.
Though the sim is Adult rated, visitors are requested to behave according to PG standards. Besides the small, intimate beach, there is a lot to explore. Beautiful, lush gardens and surprising statues.
According to the information in Boudicca’s profile there will be an art project some time this year, a reason to keep this landmark and visit it more often!
Enjoy and do not forget to bring your umbrella, as it is raining….and raining!
Hills Gallery currently has two exhibitions on display by hill.s (hillany.scofield) : You shine through and The Recreation. The first one is a collection of SL Photographs in black and white, erotica, and the second one is the installation I visited tonight.
The Recreation is a 3D installation and a combination of photography, projection, mannequins and poetry. And, which I always enjoy, it is interactive; you are invited to use the poses you will find and become part of the work!
“Recreate. Either find your place or lose yourself in the grid of impressions and projection. Second life is about you and the ability to find your own fascination. Find yourself. Position yourself. Be a part of the world which your imagination can create. Take a picture ! – the lights are on you. “- Hillany Scofield
Hills Gallery is a wonderful building, combined with the regions windlight setting is has a great ambiance and feel, it absolutely adds to the art works on display.
I’ve spent most of this evening on Devin. Not one, but two amazing sims with nature, wildlife, deserts, sandstorms and probably a lot more! A place to return to and enjoy, alone or with friends. Or even a date, as there are some really lovely spots with couple dances. The music stream is Slow Radio, which is great for exploring, chilling or dancing.
Devin I and IIare owned by Roy Mildor, Ally Daysleeper and Alienmaus Allen and the rating is M.
You really want to go there, again…and again. I know I do!
The, impressive, DiXmiX Gallery currently has two new exbihitions on display: a 3D and 2D display of works by Mistero Hifeng and a collection of photographs “The Paperworks” by William Weaver. DiXmiX is built by Megan Prumier and curated by DiXmiX Source, the building alone is great to wander around!
In this blogpost I will only show The Paperworks in this blogpost and will go back to the Gallery soon to have a better look at Mistero’s works. Both exhibitions deserve their time and attention!
William Weaver, a well known SL (and RL) photographer (and the creator of Firestorms popular Phototools), his works often of a somewhat adult/erotic nature. I am an admirer of his photography since years and was happy to see his work in a gallery – I only know them from Flickr.
Most of the works are displayed in slideshows, so you really should find a nice spot in the Gallery and take the time to let all the pictures pass through! Perfect on a quiet Sunday afternoon.