2014-08-02

ART IN HATS Contest Winners

ART IN HATS 2014  was an overwhelming success. A big thank you to Chloe Seljan, owner of this sim, who invited me and supported ART IN HATS with so many things. And thanks to Emma Portilo who organized the charity auction and 2 fashion shows. Especially the last one was one of the best I ever saw in second Life.

ART IN HATS displays 99 hats and related photos, but also13 one of a kind pieces for the Charity auction and 19 hats for 10 Linden, 14 freebies and not to forget the free contest hat.

The contest hat was a simple bowler, which had to be decorated and to taken a photo with it. 22 Visitors contributed their works with an amazing creativity.Thank you to all who took part!

The winners has been found by public voting and by a judges panel of the organizers and the prize contributors. The votes has been on very different works as really a lot where great, but we fornd 3 clear winners at the end.

1st Prize: Mr. and Ms. Hat by DanyLajolie



2nd Prize: Nature by ClaireDiLuna Chevalier




3rd prize: bowler bhat by Gardenia Malheur


APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

Congrats to all our winners!

2014-08-01

Last Day Of ART IN HATS!

A special event comes to its end. Today is the last chance to get one of the more than 100 hats. Many of the artist pieces will not be available any more.


You should not forget too to bid on the one of a kind auction pieces and you might be curious who won the visitors contest.

2 great artists provide the music at the closing event: Lisa Brune and DD

Join us at 1 -3 PM SLT!

1 PM Lisa Brune
2 PM Inauguration
2.15 PM DD

3.00 PM Ending of Charity Auction




2014-07-31

Gallery Hopping

Here a couple of  current exhibitions which one should not miss:

Closer Looks 


Melusina Parkin amazes again with the purity of details. Amazing!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mexico%20MX/139/60/20


Fram



Betty Tureaud's builds are always playful. Watch the moves of the frames...

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healy/112/31/117



Exhibition Moya


This exhibtion exposes a bit more as usually that Patrick Moya's work is not only pink and funny, but has dark sides too.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mexico%20MX/226/31/20



La Notte - The Night


Kicca Igaly + Giovanna Cerise are celebrating 4 years of Artemis Gallery with one theme that both inspired to poetic installations.  I always liked the delicate "ghosts" by Kicca Igaly. Is this one at the photo a dream of the sleeping person or a guardian angel? And Giovanna's ist not that clear and structured on 2nd view...



Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RothKo/28/242/21



Control Shift R


A fascinating gid of almost 15.000 prims. The name "Control Shift R" refers to a funstion in the SL viewer which makes the wirefram visible and this installation reminds of a wireframe. But the grid follows  mathematical rules too. Frome the LEA Blog: "This 3D Wireframe Grid - the Isotropic Grid - extends in all directions to Infinity. Find the elevators on the ground that go up and down thru the whole structure."

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/129/123/21



2014-07-27

Event Today: Leave Your Hat On!

With only a few days left, it's time to present the final dramatic showing of the Art in Hats displays presented this year. Before you know it, the auction hats will be sold, the artistic photos will be removed and the hats of the event will be forever gone. Come share one last formal presentation of these amazing creations and celebrate the best of art and fashion.


With 80 artists/designers and over 100 hats, this is the largest display of unique and beautiful hats in SL.
Please feel welcome to join us and come see what will make this a fashion presentation, not just a fashion show!

Today at 1 PM SLT  Don't miss it!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/94/68/21

2014-07-26

Faith


As usually Cherry manga leaves meaning to the visotors in her latest installation "Faith" but ob closer look ist it obvious that her personal point of view regarding religions is more than critical.

The veil with crown is to be found as dollarbie at ART IN HATS

The Madonna scares with her face tattoos.


The installation is a wild mixture of religious motifs in a spectacular surrounding which leaves the items as they are for many: Just some glorious decoration...

Scatter is wearing: Outfit Professor Plum by Lybra for TMOF, hat JfL/Bravura Boater, glasses GOS
Me: Dress Miss Peacock  for TMOG, The Roses Crown by 22769 for ART IN HATS, Ginger Heels by Miss Canning

Scatters and my outfits by Lybra for "The month of Games" where the perefect match!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Dark%20Swamp/36/26/28

2014-07-24

Tearing Down A Gallery

What I really like with Neox is that he is always able to make the best use of a given space. Those who know my little gallery shop at Aakriti Arts will recognize the structure of the "Influence Art Gallery", which is very interesting but also dominant.


Haveit dares to tear down the building to tell his story and as always it works and moves the visitors. In Haveit's words:

WHY ARE YOU TEARING DOWN YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME?
Because it is profitable.
I can do what I wish with what is mine.

AND WHY ARE YOU TEARING DOWN THE PLANET AS WELL?
Because it is profitable.
I can do what I wish with what is mine.


My outfit is the beeautiful Lady Fatale by Sonatta Morales for TMOG

What he is mentioning here is the tragedy of Christianism as well as all cultures with monotheistic religions - the wrong thinking of owning mother earth instead of acting as guests. The future will show if mankind is able to change fast enough...

Opening today at 1 PM SLT feat. DJ Jim Perhaps

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koala%20dAlliez/30/214/30

2014-07-20

A Hot Day


You may be aware that I did not blog a lot the last few weeks. Apart from ART IN HATS there was holiday season and some exciting changes in RL but everything is going back to normal now. So, imagine today is one of the few extremely hot days in Germany. Too hot to go out. We closed all doors and windows. As most Germans I have no Air-Con as it is useless for the handful of really hot days here. I am sitting, sweating and thinking this Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a blog post as I am sooo behind. Besides the hard working fan of the computer the only sound is of one of these awful fat flies that you only hear at these days.


And do you know what? When I arrived at MetaLES to visit RomyNayar's latest installation "El Laberinti Perdito" (The Lost Labyrinth) I exactly heard that fly sound first! A good start to visit a scary place. At the entrance is a warning: "If you decide to delve into the Lost Labyrinth, your deepest fears and defects will take your control . You will live them again and again and again and...again...
No one has gotten out ..."


Now it became dark in RL too and I still found no way out, but stumbled over many small, scary installations with some surprises....The fat fly is not the only nightmare.

My beautiful outfit is creatd by Lyrical Bizarre for "The Month of Games" which I am going to blog tomorrow


Highly recommended! Make sure to hear local sound and to click all.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MetaLES/245/249/24


2014-07-19

Two Magazine Articles


Desireme Fallen made an interview with me for the ModelS Magazine No. 15 about ART IN HATS and more. Enjoy on page 88 to 95:



Thank you, Desireme!

For the latest issue of the German UpToDate Magazine I wrote an article about ART I HATS myself. The online copy is not done yet, but you can grab an inworld copy at ART IN HATS. My second article is an interview with Natascha Randt. The whole magazine is worth to have a look!

Taxi to ART IN HATS: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/80/73/22

2014-07-15

Bollywood Party Today!




The legendary Bollywood Parties at Art India are missed by many, as well as by DJ Sunshine Szavanna me.

We where thinking that ART IN HATS is a good reason to have another Bollywood event. So come as Indian Prince or Princess, as hippie or come as you are and get caught by the exotic and relaxing tunes of DJ Sunshine!.

Bollywood Party, Today at 1 PM SLT!

Taxi:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/95/67/21

2014-07-13

Two Life Events Today

1 PM SLT at ART IN HATS:


1 PM : Ceci Dover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx5p7h41DKw





2 PM Starrfish Ohmai 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHmOA-VEw-I


Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/80/65/22

2 PM Ultraviolet Alter at CO2+2


Betty Tureaud about her latest installation: My art installation is about 2 major problems 
we have to face now and in the future.
And Ultra's live concerts are a class on it's own.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danish%20Visions/180/217/930


SL Machinima Won Prizes

Rysan Fall: "I'm very excited and honored to win two separate prizes in the "Project Homeless" film contest in Australia. My film "The Invisible City" won first place in the machinima competition and 3rd place in the mainstream competition. I am proud to be part of this very worthwhile and meaningful film contest."



The machinima is touching and though provoking. Congrats, Rysan!

See here the entries of the other price winners: http://uwainsl.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/rysan-breaks-through-for-machinima.html

Let me add some more news in machinima. Hypathia Pickens created a dark fairytale: "The Tale of  Machaire and Canace"  Written by John Gower, the tale is based upon Canace's farewell letter to her brother Macareus in Ovid's "Heroides", where Canace recounts her plight: she fell in love with her brother and had a child by him. Her brother fled, and her father Æolus, full of wrath when he learned about her pregnancy, ordered her to kill herself and the child to be taken to the woods.




Wizardoz Chrome made a machinima based in 10 stories written in Italian by 10 artists in Second Life about cases found in an asylum. The title means translated "....Like A Travel"



The cases has been owned by people who where hospitalized in the Willard Asylum in New York during the first half of the last century. Many of them never left the asylum until they passed away and the cases has been stored. More in this video:


Asylum suitcase Kickstarter project from Peter Carroll on Vimeo.

Here photos of all cases: http://willardsuitcases.photoshelter.com/gallery-list

To bad that the stories written for SL aren't translated. It is a great project.

The Asylum where Wizardoz filmed er machinima is Linden property and can be visited here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/South%20Channel/169/233/27

2014-07-09

Big Event at Art in Hats Today!


4th Year Feed a Smile Birthday

Art in Hats is not just Hats. You can be invited to some djsets, lives performances, show, and some other things.

But also, you can help some children in Kenya with Feed A Smile.
You can find here some informations about the charity auction and Feed a Smile :
http://emmaportilo.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/art-in-hats-not-just-hats/

Feed a Smile in Second Life is celebrating its 4th anniversary. To celebrate it, Feed a Smile organizes an intergrid event!
Feed a Smile Facebook page for more informations :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FeedaSmile/?fref=ts

And... we are proud to invite you to take part on it!

When? What? How?

Wednesday July 9

12 PM : DJ Bcreative Wilde
http://www.bcreativewilde.com/about.php

1 PM : DD (deceptionsdigital)
https://soundcloud.com/deceptionsdigital

2 PM : Steely Decosta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axJQ0uPEGcw

3 PM : Samm Qendra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Y-tulskzA

All the tips will be given to Feed a Smile

Taxi : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/80/65/22

2014-06-29

Today at ART IN HATS: Opera with Saramarie Philly

ART IN HATS invites you today for an opera session at 1 PM SLT.


Sara was born and raised in Indiana. (USA) Her parents both had factory jobs, but also had a small rabbit farm. In college,she studied Voice, Piano, Clarinet and Violin at Indiana State University and graduated from West Chester University in 2010 with a degree in Music Education. She's proud of this because even though it took her 8 years, she stuck with it. Never give up on yourself.

Listen Saramarie here: www.youtube.com/stiemogo
More about Sara: http://saratiemogo.com/

Taxi : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/80/65/22

2014-06-22

Holiday Break!

 Silent Beauty of the Snow Gown, Limited Edition by Living Imagination at Salimar
Pose CocaLoca by NANTRA, Hat Nariko by Lybra at ART IN HATS

ART IN HATS is going on, but again I will be offline for a travel. You will not be bored! So what to do the next week?


LEA Round 6 is closing by end of month and applications for Round 7 are open.

Find the application here and make sure to visit all sims!


SL11B

The Birthday event of Second Life just opened on 11 sims. This year you will have to rely on other blogs not to miss the best spots.

Read here: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/2014/04/19/second-life-11th-birthday-community-celebration-is-coming/

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL11B%20Enchant/192/159/22


BURN2


Burn2-Conception-Preview from Veyot on Vimeo.

Read more here: http://www.burn2.org/

Enjoy and see you in a week!

2014-06-21

ART IN HATS - Fashion Show today


Since I started this blog, it is the first time that I took a longer break. Besides a small holiday the reason was the most overwhelming event that I ever organized in Second Life. Many great blog posts has been published, pass you here a couple of links:

http://zikiquesti.blogspot.de/2014/06/art-in-hats-2014.html

http://modemworld.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/art-in-hats-returns/

http://thefallenpath.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/3201/

http://potpourrimarkets.blogspot.be/2014/06/art-in-hats-what-coming-soon.html

The communication with so many artists and organisation of passing the hats to a photographer, the arrangement in the exhibition and set up for sales war a huge job for us. The happier we are that the visitors really love the event and I think most of them leave the event at least with one new hat, but all leave it with a smile. ART IN HATS is neither meant as serious art, nor as serious fashion. It is just fun and maybe because of that the event shows an interesting overview of the huge variation of creativity in creating and photography either on the fashion side as on the art side.

My little contribution to the show
Bloomers Outfit by FDB, Dora Heels MaryJanes by Miss Canning, Velvet Parasol by Wicca's Wardrobe,
By Snow; Classic Vamp Skin Alabaster, TuTy's ADORABLE  Updo hairstyle, Pose: My Paper Airplane by Kirin
Hat: Rain On Me Marionette Dolly by Porcelain Decay at ART in HATS

Join us today for a hat fashion show, which is of course slightly different!


See here a nice post and machinima with the freebies and 10 Linden pieces of the event: https://clairedilunachevalier.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/art-in-hats-2014/




Fashion Show today at 12 PM SLT : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/89/47/21

Last DAY: Fashion For Live

Dress Sixty by MEB for FFL, Earrings Laylah by Bliensen + MaiTai for FFL
Hat Night and Day by BaObA for ART IN HATS , Pose Scheherazade by Nantra for Genre


I feel a bit guilty that I could not find the time to blog properly the  most important fsahion and charity event of the year: Fashion for Life. Now It's the last day which was not bad, to rush over the sims. No lag!



The design of the sims is cute, but not as artistic as year. I enjoyed to create some looks.

Dress Solitude Arctic Air by Poet's Heart for FFL, Headpiece ALEGRIA Silver Great Wave by Noke Yuitza
 at ART IN HATS, Hope skin Violet Light by Niekras's Dreams, Pose Scheherazade by Nantra for Genre

And text year I will make sure that the opening does not collide with ART IN HATS!

Drew Gown in cream/lilac by Purple Moon for FFL, Earrings Yasemine by Bliensen + MaiTai for FFL
Hat DAR by Sonatta Morales  at ART IN HATS, Pose Scheherazade by Nantra for Genre

Go now: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20WANDER/166/142/21

The sims are closing at Midnight SLT!

2014-05-31

Drama is Fun

Bohemian Ossuary necklace Dark Pearls by Nocturnal Couture, Lacuna Eyeshadow Red By Snow
Pose Despair by Uncertain Smile

Not from WGF: Hair Josephine by LeLutka, Moonglow Lip Color: Vintage Reds Cherry by Senzafine

This is the last weekend of the World Goth Fair and I take the chance to present a couple of items and outfits I fell in love with.

Jessica Ruby Dress incl. gloves and hat by FOSCA de LE, Pose EY - Too Much Cheek by Something New
Gothic Gazebo +  Amber Lamp Gold by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] 

Not from WGF: Off Sim Reef

I like this fair because I love the dramatic effects you can create with goth styling.

Scatterheart is wearing: Alaric Stand Collar Jacket by DarkPassions,
not from WGF: Mens Chinos v2 by BRAVURA, RayRay Boots by Hoorenbeek, Voyageur hat by LODE
I am wearing: Alvira Frock by Dark Passions, Lace Glimpse Pants by Greymoon, Mellies Vintage Boot by DemotiK's Footwear, Apparel & Accessories, Royal Voodoo Hat by Sax Sheperd Designs, Antique Glasses by Eclectica, Hair Astarte + Iron Cross Necklace by LNS Designs, Skin Celine - Exclusive Purple by Jalwa
Deco: Chtuluh Armchair Black Leather Brocade + The Nevermore Black/Gold by 22769 ~ [bauwerk],
Arch of Saint Eustace - V3 by Rook Poses

I know that many avatars write in their profile that they avoid drama in Second Life. I think that is neither possible nor good. I found this on the webpage of an actors academy:  "Drama is one of the most important assets to learn in our lives. Through Drama we learn to explore the way other people think, feel and communicate, helping us understand others and ourselves on a higher level."

Medieval Dolly Dress by BitsyB, Lolita Boots by Sax Sheperd Designs, Skin Celine - Exclusive Purple by Jalwa,
Perenelle necklace by Eclectica, Forgotten Melody Haunted Piano + Nevermore Fantasy Raven by Angelic Designs

Not from WGF: Hair Drewleigh by Damselfly

Avoiding drama therefore means a lack of interest in others. And people who "play" with other avatars and use them for their goals without concerning about their feelings are those which really should be avoided!

From WGF: Tank Dress Bleeding Rose + Curled NekoTail Roses Large + Goth Neko Ear Rose Large
 + Corset Boot Skulls n Roses by Psychotic Neko, Hair Pagan by Damselfly, Skin Plaster Stepmother by Silken Moon,
Room Divider with poses "Picture In the Attic" by NANTRA

Not from the event: Desert Lips by Glamorize, LacquerSublimeRouge Nails by MIAMAI, Eye Shadow by LeeL

The World Goth Fair does not offer only morbid items. Isn't that Neko outfit with roses cute?
The Event is open until tomorrow, June 1st.

Taxi:
WGF CURSED (adult) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/65/129/1020
WGF SIUM (moderate) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sium/127/200/1001
WGF PORT SERAPHINE (general) –http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Seraphine/99/132/25

2014-05-30

Farewell to Luciella Lutrova and Nepherses Amat

It is part of our second life that we have to say goodbye to avatars who gave joy to others by their creativity. Today I got the message that the painter from Argentina, known in Second Life as Luciella Lutrova passed away. She was not only known as painter, she created interior and jewelry and used to run a gallery. She will be missed.

In Luciella's gallery

Her works are to be seen in these galleries:
L'Atelier de Luciella: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hua%20Hin/233/11/1709
Studio33: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Conservatory/214/36/508
EAST Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Georgiana/204/206/48


I use this chance to remind too of Nepherses Amat, who created beautiful and inspiring places at her sim Dark Moon and passed away about a month. For the second last build "Dark Moon India" she created the Indian palace which has been loved by many at Shekhawati before the sim has been sold and changed completely. Thank you Neph for your generosity!

Nepherses' palace at Shekhawati - sadly gone

Her12th and last build "Dark Moon Avalon" has a wonderful landscape. I blogged it here. I have no clue how long it will stay, so you better should visit the place soon.


Taxi to Dark Moon Avalon: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hua%20Hin/233/11/1709

Goodbye to two wonderful ladies!

2014-05-29

5 Years Berlin1920!



When I was young in Second Life and where restlessly on exploration tour fast I discovered the Berlin1920 project, which was in a skybox at that time if I remember right. I saw many rebuilds of historical and contemporary places since then and most of them vanished after a while, but not Berlin1920. The community grew to 4 sims and although I am not a big role player I appreciate the learning process which made me better understand how many parallels are to find between that time and nowadays: The unsafe economic situation, the growing difference between rich and poor and the growing strength of political radicalism as a result of this social imbalance as we could see with the election results in Europe. Germany as one of the richest countries worldwide today is at a point where 25% of the population not even can afford healthy nutrition. How long will it take until the first will start to starve here and nobody cares?

The new Babylon cinema, finished RL in 1929 and still running

I like the community which is aware of that but also of the fast that Berlin in the 1920s was the wildest, hottest and most sinful and attractive town  worldwide. If people know how to party, it is them. The growing success of Berlin1920s is mostly due to the restless efforts of Jo Yardley, who was able from the beginning a real 1920s feeling by choosing structures and design from that era and to urge  all role players and visitors to change to a realistic 1920s appearance.

Some people do not like to be forced to wear something special, usually arguing that the wide range of possible avatars is part of the amazing experience in Second Life. True! But who says that the fun is most when everything is everywhere possible? Since latest research gave us hints that the avatar influences our behavior it is another dimension of perception when we slip into another role for a while. This "immersion" is the real amazing experience! And exactly that is the reason why this RP sim has an ongoing, still growing success.

We are Berlin residents. Come and have a look into our small apartment under the roof in Friedrichstrasse 7 D
Read my post here!

If you are still not convinced, come today or next Monday for a visit with relaxed rules. Come as you are!
See here the full schedule of events for the 5 year celebration:

Today, Thursday, May 29: Open Door Day (Relaxed Rules)
On this day everyone is welcome to visit our sim ‘as they are’, with other words, you can ignore our strict 1920s dress code and you can also use non human avatars. Several of our tenants will also open their doors and an ‘Open House’ sign will show you where you can enter and explore how the people in the city live.

Friday, May 30
1:00 PM SLT – Kids’ Soap Box Derby @ Tiergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – 5th Anniversary Dance @ Pariser Platz (Brandenburger Tor) with DJ Myron Byron
 4-ish PM SLT – After party @ Kling Studio

Saturday, May 31
11:00 AM SLT – Tea Dance @ Hotel Adlon
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant rehearsal @ The Odeon
1:00 PM SLT – Happy Hour Talent Show @ Biergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – Eldorado Anniversary Special

Sunday, June 1
11:00 AM SLT – Scavenger Hunt @ Train station *prizes*
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant @ The Odeon *prizes*
1:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17
2:00 PM SLT – Benefit Auction Happy Hour @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17
4:00 PM SLT – Church Service *a prize for all attendees*
5:00 PM SLT – Movie screening @ Babylon
7:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party (part 2) @ Bauhaus rooftop

Monday, June 2:  Relaxed Rules Day
On this day we forget the 1920s Dress code and allow all kinds of avatars.

But be warned!
 We also allow our tenants to ignore all the other rules of the sim and this usually means they will go a little nuts…

More at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265276560117/events/
Berlin1920s blog:  http://1920sberlinproject.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/5th-anniversary/

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin/250/233/752
Take the train to the roleplay sim!