Reaching Out For The Light Of Hope

Exclusive for EB Awareness: Debra Flower Lamp by %Percent, Outfit Flight by Lyrical B!zarre

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder and causes extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from friction or trauma and other secondary complications, Cerise Emor ist working in RL for a charity foundation and restlessly raise funds for DEBRA, as well in Second Life. DEBRA is a worldwide operating organisation. Come and take part by buying one of the donation items excusively made for the EB Awareness event.

About DEBRA: http://www.debra.org/

Last 24 hours! Open until October 31st.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tainted%20Island/198/131/23


The Eternal Hieronymus Bosch

I am wearing:  Murdered  Bride Halloween Costume by Miss Canning, Hair Seagrass - Blood and  Death's Devotion Eyes - Basic 5 - Romance, both by The Stringer Mausoleum

Looks as if life does not want to see me inworld that much.  After some time consuming changes in my RL my computer decided to break. I spent many hours in trials of fixing them, but nothing helped. This is my very first post with the new computer which has neat graphics.

Byrnedarkly Cazalet is one of the interesting gallerists in Second Life as she always brings artists inworld to her Tart gallery, which never would have been seen here otherwise. Her focus is on artists which concentrate on female portraits in different modern styles. Now and then they appear sexist to me, but usually I am amazed. Another interesting topic are her monthly Kamera Club events, which always attract a bunch of interesting people taking photos and sharing them at Flickr.

The Setting for the last event was very special. A tribute to the famous Dutch Renaissance painter  Hieronymus Bosch. His works are timeless scaring and inspire artists for more than 500 years now.

The Bosch-Setting offers a lot of poses and invites the vistors to become part of the artwork. The poses are partly created by the pose-designer team NANTRA especially for this event and only available here.

Open until end of October!
Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Terre%20Des%20Mortes/166/109/50


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: Meshworxs

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 Meshworxs, 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