Gallery Hopping


When I walked into the gallery the cows immediately conquered my heart. They are made funny, cute and smart. I hardly could decide which I like most. but when I got the note card, I was even more impressed: "In Cuba the cow has become an icon of prohibitions and legal problems. Its illegal slaughter has led people to meet very long stages of incarceration. From the 1990s, with the arrival of the special period in the country, the crime of theft and illegal slaughter of cattle, was increased more and more until today.

The animal was becoming very important due to fear of her disappearance, and the damage it could cause in the Cuban economy. This importance has been given, has jumped many barriers, reaching to think that the life of one of these animals is more important than a human being.

My interest in these pieces is to give a personality or humanization each of my characters .Because all draw me a target to do my work, which is to increase and exceed this importance has been given to the animal, taking it to the end until you reach the ridiculous, so I pose a new visuality of the cow, and placing them maquillándolas jewelry and others. To turn them into models or characters with great importance within society. People show up and make a way of culture, folklore because of its attributes, or simply fashion." (Dorian Daniel Agüero).

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Leenas%20Retreat/106/160/21

Appunti di Viaggio

It's while that I have an exhibtion by La Baroque. The beautiful images prove her qualities as SL photographer.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/94/19/22

Paintings by Liza Lemondrop

This in an exhibtion of a painter, which is much better than just average. I am sure, that many will like her works. Worth to be seen.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jeffrey/163/74/22


Opening Today: Take a Ghost Ride by Moya

Those who follow my blog for longer already know that I am a bit addicted to Halloween events in Second Life. I always enjoy the funny "scaring" designs. And for longer I knew that Patrick Moya created a ghost ride which not many may have seen. I took the chance to ask him if he world like to exhibit the ghost ride at Paris Metro. He luckily agreed, changed the ghost ride that it perfectly fits to the sim and added an exhibition of his design work in Real Life in the gallery itself.

Combining art and fun to me is always a good thing. And of course Moya loved that idea immediately. His art always is playful and fun. So come and join us today for the opening at 1 PM. Take a "scary" art ride and enjoy the wonderful singer Lisa Brune.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paris%20Couture/147/69/22

Two more events today should not be missed:

1 PM SLT: Three Openings at Timeless Grace Art

Gallery owner Yvan Slade invited Antenna Rae and Littleone Aries and I especially amazed by the retrospective of painter Luciella Lutrova (she sadly passed away on summer, I blogged it). Her husband made this show possible and it shows a good overview of the works of this talented artist.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koala%20dAlliez/155/99/22

2 PM SLT Live Concert: My Space Sound

Betty Tureaud and Ultraviolet Alter again cooperate for one of their popular events.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA24/126/126/21


Photo Contest: Lady Death by Meilo Minotaur

As every year I am excited by Pumpkin Town by Taylor Flanagan and Chloe Seljan. They have always new ideas to create a beautifully scaring atmosphere with many performances of well known artists. A special surprise came by artist Meilo Minotaur who created "Lady Death", a full avatar. It is available as gift at Pumpkin Town. To honour the artwork of Meilo Minotaur there will be a visitor contest. Just take a photo by using this avatar (copy/mod) and post here at Flickr. The winner, found by a judging panel, will receive a prize which is a special as the avatar: A live performance by the great singer Lisa Brune! So come, get the avatar and join the contest!

Pumpkin Town blog http://pumpkin-town.blogspot.be/

Events at Pumpkin Town (updated regularly):

Flickr Pool for the contest "The Deat Lady": https://www.flickr.com/groups/2725177@N20/

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boutou/184/158/34


The Drax Files: Meshworks

All photos taken by Draxtor Despres

The new Drax Files has been released with Loz Hyde. This episode is special to me for 2 reasons: The first one is that I never could imagine before that a 3D content creator for famous movies in real life could be that amazed by the possibilities in Second Life as everyone else of us. But he explains how he loves to create a whole environment. Even if you don't know his brand Meshworks, for sure you already have seen one of his structures in SL, for example the famous Arcade pier.

And Loz Hyde is talking about another important observation. It is the amazing fact that we get to know others closer and more intimate as we would be able in real life. Obviously the protected environment of a virtual world helps to open up and to come straight to the "important things" as Loz is expressing.

Having in mind that these days two couples amongst my friends are marrying in RL who met first in Second Life first it has a special meaning to me. Just recently I saw a TV documentary about research of what keeps couples staying together. They said that all happy couples found each other optically attractive at the beginning and this attraction stays obviously over the years as if we are not growing older. The memory is still there. Maybe it does not matter if the attraction started "real" or virtual.

Too sad that this real feeling in Second Life cannot just been told others, one has to experience. We all know how it is to talk about is. People stare at us as if we suffer serious madness or have at least a screw loose. If  someone had a good idea how to communicate this to the public, SL would be flooded. Thank you Loz for pointing this out!

Taxi to Meshworx: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fresco/10/120/31


Rust in The Colder Water

It would be a shame to call Alia Baroque just skin designer. This full avatar is a piece of art, created for "A Clockwork Spiral", which closes after tomorrow. I amd fascinated by the rusty surface, but used my own shape and hair. Many other combinations are possible.

The wonderful sim "A Colder Water"  designed by Jordan Giant is a pefect match. It is formed like an atoll and has a dark mood. The sand is almost black like volcano ash. After a theory by Charles Darwin atolls are the tops of volcanos in the sea.

At Clockwork Spiral: ANNA full avatar by Fallen Gods; other: FRANCINE hair by Lelutka

Taxi to The Colder Water: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Daydreams/168/134/21

Taxi to A Clockwork Spiral (only until Sept. 30): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/78/128/1001


Two Gallery Openings Today

1 PM SLT: VALO Gallery is back!

That is good news: Instincta and Stem van Helsinki reopen their gallery with and exhibtion by Kikiri Tuquiri ans artist from San Francisco, California. Her works in different techniques and themes are worth to be seen. For the opening Dj Graavi Kaupas will play his set deep house & urban music.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Taygete/33/80/1000

2 PM SLT: LTD Gallery shop reopens with a live act

After a summer break the next Love To Decorate magazine has been released and I collected again 12 art pieces which are be presented in the latest issue and shown in the gallery shop at Aakriti Arts with works by Bryn Oh, Fuschia Nightfire, ohsolemio, Milly Sharple, Firlefanz Roxley, Louly Loon, Mistero Hifeng, Kubbrick and others: http://lovetodecoratesl.com/2014/09/24/ltd-art-scene-septemberoctober-2014/

The opening today features a live music act: Echo Starship is live ambient/ experimental/ electronic music performer using live synths, loops, drum loops, guitar and other gadgets he finds lying around. Every show is a different story and sound hence it's all improvisational music, done with an empty set and recorded over the course of one hour. Similarity with bvdub, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Sigur Ros, Thom Yorke etc...

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amadora/204/185/22


Home Expo: Some Impressions

It's the last weekend of Home and Garden Expo and you should take the chance to look around lag free at the 9 sims. Here some impressions:

Taxi to Home and Garden Expo: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Home%20Expo%201/108/51/23


The House of the Airship Princess

The Home and Garden Expo is always a highlight for me. So much inspiration for new decoration. As Always the events offers products in favour of RFL. So stop by and look around on 9 sims of new ideas. An outfit of another event, A Clockwork Spiral, inspired me to the theme of this post.

At Home and Garden Expo: Maison d'Ete by Spargel & Shine Homes, Fence Set by Dorian
Other: Trompe Loeil - Madina Stone Path, Hedge Section by ANTIQUE ARTISTRY HOME AND GARDENS, Lion King by EFE Design, AppleTree, Oak Tree by Thespian Products, sweet memory tree by forest feast

At Home and Garden Expo: {NanTra} Dozer's Divan, Ete Decor Se Box by Spargel & Shine, "Bombay" Elegant Wall Table Set by [CIRCA]

At Clockwork SpiralTufted Armchair + Hatstand + Clef + Gramophone + Trunk by 22769,  Brass Homunculus in Bell Jar by Chaos, Panic and Disorder, 

At Clockwork Spiral: :{MV}: Libertine Outfit Copper,  Majesty Boots by Roawenwood,  Faery Pince-Nez: Rainbow by Atomic Faery, Amacci Hair Ayana

At Home & Garden Expo: Ete Dining Set and Ete Decor Set by Spargel and Shine
Other: Wall Clock + Bookcases+ Carpet  by W.o.W

Mesh Chair by Decor Junction, Gun Cabinet and Carpet by W.o.W.

At Home and Garden Expo: Wrought Iron Set by Cleo Design,
Other: Natural Pumpkins by Serenity Style

At Clockwork Spiral: AZE Impedimenta Gear Necklace - Gold, Ring The Deep Gold by Unrepentant

A.V. Fountain Octagonal by Atelier Visconti, The Airship by GOD
Roads of Florence by Fanatik

At Clockwork Spiral: Airship Princess Outfit by DG Designs, Stand and Deliver Hat by House of Rain,
Gyroscope Walking Stick by Chaos, Panic and Disorder

The airship is fun and easy to ride. The Airship Pincess had a nice viw down to her house :)

More about Home and Garden Expo: http://slhomeandgardenexpo.com/

Open until Sept. 28th!

Taxi to Home and Garden Expo:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Home%20Expo%201/108/51/23

Taxi to A Clockwork Spiral: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/182/101/1002


Love To Decorate is Out!

The next issue of the Love to Decorate magazine just has been released and I contributed again an art collection that is shown in the gallery shop at Aakriti Arts at page 128-131:

Sunday, Sept. 28th we'll have an opening event at 2 PM SLT.

Taxi to the Gallery Shop: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amadora/204/185/22


Gallery Hopping

For a strange reason people often more focus on that what they lose insteast of that what they win. I often hear people complain that so many artists and gallerists left, I never hear compliments of those who are new on the scene. I think for some artists thevirtual techniques are loosing their attraction after a while or RL changes and time is limeted. We have to live with constant changes and I sure you find in theiy post places or artists you never heard about before. Enjoy!

Ini Inaka: Long way down

This photo artist is the second time guest in the Nitroglobus gallery for a good reason. Her images are always of a great sensitivity, mirroring many emotions and make us feel strange and familiar at the same time.  All mesh sculptures shown in the main hall were made by the gallery owner, the artist Nitro Fireguard.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Costa%20Blanco/198/117/770


I like themed exhibitions. They bring artists together , which habe not much in common and inspire artists to works they probably never have thought of themselves. Gallerists Holterand Wayne asked for pink. Ok, Fuschia Nightfire is more or less a must with the theme, but also the others are worth to be seen: Awesome Fallen, Bianca Xavorin, ByrneDarkley Cazalet, Tomais Ashdene and Ziki Questi

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holtwaye/82/113/54

Oil versus Glas

For a while I follow the work of Uleria Caramel. Her exhitbition Oil versus Glas in the newly opened Timeless Grace Art Gallery is beautiful and ist is interesting to hear about the techniques she used. I just miss that she includes the  possibilities of virtual art in her work. Of course it is possible to upload RL works to have a platform for a multinational audience, but SL offers artists so much more. And as you see with the oil paintings above. SL never can reflect the surface of an oilpainting. But the show is worth to see as well as the other displayed artists: Aurora Mycano and Kandece Weißbrod.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shoals%20dAlliez/211/215/1502

Albo Artist 

Every time I see a new artist in Second Life I am happy and hope that he/she gets caught by the virtual art. Here is a new RL artist exhibtiting the first time in Second Life: Albo Artist, painter in real life as well as a teacher of art. Born in France from an Albanian family, he lived and studied in Italy before moving to the US where he continued to study art and education obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in New York. All paintings exhibited by him on SL are his real life paintings.
Let us give him a warm welcome and to wish him a long, productive virtual life :)

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Han%20Loso/204/36/76

Aakriti Arts

Next week the Gallery Shop will come after the closure of the wonderful exhibtion of Lilia Artis and Moeuhane Sandalwood back to live. They had to refill a lot of holes in the walls and let's hope that the stucco is drying on time ;)

In the meantime opened new exhibtions at Aakriti Arts with ChapTer Kronfeld, Creativesam India, Spiral Silverstar and Toysoldier Thor. All are very talented artists but I must admit that I especially fell in love with the anumated fractals by Spiral. But the works of all artists should be seen!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amadora/198/189/22


Now Open: A Clockwork Spiral

I am wearing: Emmaline Mesh Outfit by Roawenwood at ACS

The events of the Cursed team are always special to me because of the outstanding sim design. Life is a battle as to be proved here^^ 

The battle was obviously especially for the designers as many has not been done by the opening. I am not surprised as maybe the flood of events in Second Life increased to much. Therefore you must not hurry to check the sales (with a charity part in favor of the National Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org/).

This event is not only special because of the great design. It has a creative blogger group too. The best is to follow the posts on Flickr to find the backlinks to the blogs.

Bliensen + MaiTai - Luminiferous Dragonfly - Brooch at ACS

A Clockwork Spiral is open until October 1st.

The blog: http://aclockworkspiral.wordpress.com/

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/78/128/1001


Visiting the Sailor

The last day of 24squared and I have to hurry to present this male oufit by Bravura. It comes in 3 different colors and has a maritime touch. There fore we made Scatterheart a sailor and I visited him in his house at the seaside ;)

Scatter is wearing: Corduroy outfit ( more here: http://martydalglish.blogspot.de/2014/09/bravura-homme-24-squared.html),  SWB SKIPPER Cap, Bubble Pipe for DU2013
I am wearing: Picnicbike by Aphrodite, Sardinia Dress by Kastle Rock Couture, Belle Heels Cream for Slink High by Miss Canning, Cllia hat + hair by Ohmai, Fishscale Bracelet Silver by 22769
Structure: Sailors Home furnished and Pier by Heart Homes

Shoreline Cuddle Chair - Group gift at Serendipity Designs,  'Kikki' Side Table -maple- by Silent Woods,  Coffee for TwoGrunge Console Entertain Us by 22769 bauwerk, Books, Etc. + Cozy Basket with Lid  by Cozy Homes, Sleeping Kitty by Urban Daisies

Driftwood Console Table by Serendipity Designs, Wall Clock + Berry Vase by Cozy Homes, 'Kikki' Side Table -maple- by Silent Wood, Dove Cage by Kaerri - Group gift at CASA

All decoration non metioned is part of the Sailor's House
Olivia Shelf and decoration by Dreamscapes Decor, Desk Clutter + Pitcher of Lilacs by Cosy Home

I am wearing: lu-crazy colors dress exclusive for Happy Holi Fair, Milk Hair~ Go for girly, Superb Rose Diamonds Necklace by JUMO, Narin Sunglass by ZOOM
buffet table nro. 1 by Aphrodite, Hades Lamp by Heart Homes

Taxi to 24squared: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%2024%20Squared/16/148/23