Take the Winter Showcase Photo Challenge!

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Back for a 4rd straight year is the Winter Photo Challenge! This event has a combined 5,000Ls prize total and is only for one week! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on December 14 2019 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, teleport to 4th Annual Winter Showcase (slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/139/138/25
3. Take a photo of you at the event. Use your imagination (wear winter clothing, dress up as santa or ms claus or a reindeer, you can have others with you!)
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Wednesday, December 12, 2019  to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.

Scare Me Silly 2019 Photo Challenge Winners

Team Diabetes of Second Life

Congratulations to the winners of the Scare Me Silly 2019 Photo Challenge!


Garden of Evil
1st Place: Chic Aeon

'Pumpin Blood'- Scare Me Silly! - 21Oct20192nd Place: Diptheria Glas

I'm hungry3rd Place: Kimble Coles

Wishing You A Night Full Of Fright4th Place: Cheri

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Enter the Scare Me Silly 2019 Photo Challenge!

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Back for a 4rd straight year is the Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge! This event has a combined 5,000Ls prize total and is only for one week! Continue reading for guidelines and entry requirements:

Prizes (Winners will be announced on October 26, 2019 via Flickr messaging and in SL):
1st Place: 2,000L’s & image published on website and in Kultivate Magazine
2nd Place:  1,500L’s & image published on website
3rd Place: 1,000L’s & image published on website
4th Place: 500L’s & image published on website

Entry &  Contest Guidelines:
1. Entry is 100% free
2. To enter, teleport to the Scare Me Silly event (slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/139/138/25)
3. Take a photo of you at the event. Use your imagination (get in costume, show yourself scared silly, or scaring someone else!)
4. Upload your photo to our contest group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges
5. You are allowed to upload exactly ONE image to the group, so choose your best one
6. Images are reviewed before they show up in the photo pool, so please be patient
7. All images must be moderate or pg/g in rating, no adult images
8. All images must be 100% your intellectual property and taken by you
9. Editing in Photoshop or GIMP is fine
10. You must include the slurl of where you took the image in the Flickr description
11. You have until 1159 pm Flickr time on Wednesday October 23, 2019  to enter your image. We will use the time stamps that are provided on Flickr.
12. By submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest.
Images that do not meet these guidelines will be deleted from the group.

Judging Criteria:
Your image will be judged on the quality, incorporation of the location, and creativity of the image.

Kultivate Magazine to Return in a Few Days!

Kultivate Magazine will return in a few days and we are pleased to be able to give you a sneak preview of the upcoming cover! Very special thank you to my lovely and beautiful other half Eleseren Brianna for agreeing to grace our cover:

OCTOBER19 COVER

The Edge Gallery’s October Exhibition Opening

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Join us today at 1 pm slt for the grand opening of the October Exhibition at The Edge Gallery! The Edge Gallery features black and white art only. The following artists are exhibiting this month:

aht1981
Anouk Lefavre
MTH63
M8ty resident
angyel Resident
Lena Kiopak
Tintin Tuxing
Moora McMillan
John Brianna
Veruca Tammas

The event will feature live performer Wolfie Starfire and the dress code is casual! slurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/40/222/27

Kultivate Presents Art by Kody Meyers

Join us today for the grand opening exhibition of Art by Kody Meyers @ The Windlight Art Gallery! Today’s event will be from 1 to 3pm slt and dress code is casual. The event will feature the following two live performers:

1pm to 2pm slt – Abby Jaidov

2pm to 3pm slt -Erika Ordinary

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32

You can learn more about Kody Meyers below:

KodyMeyers Resident

Capturing the wonderful ambiance and environments created by so many talented landscapers in Second Life is my way to relax and explore my imagination.

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s September Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 1pm slt for the September Exhibition Opening event at Kultivate Select Gallery! This is a themed art gallery and this month’s theme is Autumn Art and the following artists are exhibiting:

Belua Broadfoot
CalystiaMoonshadow
captainofmysoul
Chic Aeon
Diptheria Glas
etamae
Eucalyptus Carroll
ilyra chardin
Jamee Sabndalwood
Lena Kiopak
maaddi
MTH63
Veruca Tammas

Live performer Wolfie Starfire will be on hand throughout the hour and the dress code is casual! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/32/70/26

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s September Exhibition Opening!

 

windlightseptember.jpgJoin us this Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 1pm slt for the September Exhibition Opening at Windlight Art Gallery! This exhibition will feature the following artists:

CalystiaMoonShadow
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
etamae
Kapaan
maaddi
Ramsa Luv
Sabine Mortenwold
Tintin Tuxing

And live performer Lark Bowen will perform throughout the hour! Dresscode is casual, slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/31/133/26

Innfest: celebrating Innsmouth and Lovecraft in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

InnsFest 2019 official banner

I almost missed this – largely because no PR material seems to have been sent out (or at least in my direction), but currently in progress through until the end of August 27th, 2019, is InnFest, a special celebration.

2019 marks the 129th anniversary of the “Grandfather of Cosmic Horror and Weird Fiction”, H.P. Lovecraft, and the 10th anniversary of the founding of Innsmouth, the region dedicated to celebrating the genre Lovecraft created. Thus, InnFest is a double celebration of both Lovercraft’s birth and Innsmouth’s 10th anniversary.

Innsmouth

The festival takes place on and over the Innsmouth region, which itself in modelled Lovercraft’s famous setting as it appeared in his 1931 novel The Shadows over Innsmouth, written in 1931, and which opened on August 20th, 2009, the 119th anniversary of Lovecraft’s birth.

Originally founded and operated by Darmin Darkes and her team, Innsmouth ran successfully…

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Simploring 2019 (91) Nevgilde Gaard

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

For my simploring tour on Friday, August 16th, I picked Nevgilde Gaard from scoop.it SL Destinations. Nevgilde Gaard is 1/8 of a full sim, rated moderted. It is owned by Neaira Allegiere (Neaira Aszkenaze). The landmark description implies that there has been another place before: “Nevgilde Gaard is the second chapter in The Nevgilde Story. And as it’s predecessor is inspired by Norwegian nature and heritage.

The name Nevgilde rang a ball. I visited Nevgilde Forest December 2018 (Simploring 2019 (3) Nevgilde Forest). According to my own notes, Nearia was co-owning Nevgilde Forest at the time of my visit. Anyway, I checked and found out that Nevgilde Forest is gone. Is Nevgilde Forest the above mentioned predecessor sim?

Back to Nevgilde Gaard. It is a comparably small place but packed with beautiful views and nice seperated from the surrounding plots, so that you don’t…

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Monday August 26th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Monday everyone! If summer remains stubbornly hot, get yourself a cool beverage and listen to these fresh tunes, thanks to these talented musicians! You’ll feel better in no time 😀

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10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Surfside!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Falls/151/73/32

11 am Field Trip: Lluis Indigo at The Mumbling Goat!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caddo/188/79/30

1 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at The Mumbling Goat!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caddo/188/79/30

7 pm Field Trips: Twostep Spiritweaver, The Vinnie Show

Twostep Spiritweaver at Merry Pranksters!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prankster%20Isle/136/127/55

The Vinnie Show at The Honky Tonk!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Harcassle%20Island/165/211/60


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Kultivate Presents: The Summer Sensuality Exhibition!

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Join us from August 23 to 25, 2019 for the third annual Kultivate Summer Sensuality Exhibition! This special exhibition, is the only Kultivate managed one that features adult themed sensual artwork!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poconos/48/65/23

The following artists are exhibiting:
Belua Broadfoot
ChristianAyden
Freedom Voix
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Jamee Sandalwood
John Brianna
Kapaan
Kody Meyers
Meishagirl Resident
MorrianaDarkstar
Myra Wildmist
roxaane Fyanucci
Veruca Tammas
Zeta Vandyke

This event will feature adult gift card giveaways each day and the following live performers: Stayaway Joe, Quartz, Mavenn, & Parker Static.

Complete List of Events:

Friday, August 23, 2019:
-5 am slt – Exhibition Opens to the Public
-4pm to 5pm slt-Live Performer Stayaway Joe & gift card giveaway

Saturday, August 24, 2019:
-4pm slt to 5pm slt-Live Performer Quartzz & gift card giveaway

Sunday, August 25, 2019:
-1pm to 2pm slt-Live Performer Mavenn & gift card giveaway
-2pm to 3pm slt-Live Performer Parker Static & gift card giveaway
-9 pm slt-Exhibition Closes

Please note that as this is an adult  and mature themed exhibition  and the location is on an adult/mature sim, clothing is optional and nudity is allowed. Unfortunately we are not allowing kid or teen avatars to the event.

 

Monochrome portraits and landscapes in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Kultivate The Edge, August 2019

Now open at Kultivate Magazine’s The Edge Gallery is the August-September exhibition of black-and-white / monochrome art and photography.

The featured artists for the exhibition are Tatjab, MTH63, Wintergeist, Chic Aeon, Belua Broadfoot, Illrya Chardin, Sophie Congrego, Roxaane Fyanucci, Euridice Qork, and someone called Inara Pey, who is really just along for the ride. The artists offer a rich mix of portraiture and landscape images in their selections, as well as a mix of styles that make for an engaging exhibition.

Kultivate The Edge, August 2019 – Tatjab

While the range of images is both deep and broad, I admit to finding myself repeatedly gravitating towards two of the artists in particular. The first is Tatjab – also known as tattoo artist (hence his SL and Twitter handle of “Tatjab”), painter, and pencil portrait artist, Jesse Boren. Located on the upper mezzanine level of…

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-The Edge Gallery’s August Exhibition Opening Event!

EDGEAUGUST.jpgJoin us this Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 1pm slt for the grand opening of the Edge Gallery’s August Exhibition! The Edge Gallery features black and white imagery only! The following artists are featured in this exhibition:

Belua Broadfoot
Chic Aeon
Euridice Qork
ilyra chardin
Inara Pey
MTH63
roxaane Fyanucci
Sophie72 Congrejo
tatjab
wintergeist
Wyald Woolley

Joining us throughout the hour will be live performer Stephanniyah Sinatra. Dresscode is casual! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

Rain, sand, surfboards and go karts in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Totem Beach, August 2019 – click any image for full size

Totem Beach is a Homestead region designed by Tlaloc Beresford designed to give visitors a range of land and water activities for their enjoyment.

Nestled along the Pacific North West, Totem Beach awaits those enjoy the ocean and forests of the region. Surf the waves, dive the canyons, or walk through the forest and lay down some roots of your own in this beautiful region.

– The About Land description for Totem Beach

The ground level of the region is largely given over to water – a rocky bay caught in the arms of tall hills. These lie partially open the sea to the west, but curl around to the east to form a backdrop to the region’s single landmass, a range of high cliffs oriented north-to-south, overlooking a west-facing ribbon of sandy beach.

Totem Beach, August…

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Sansar Product Meetings week #32: quests and Avatar 2.0

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Target shooting in Scurry Waters

The following notes were taken from my recording of the August 8th (week #32) Sansar Product Meeting, which has a focus on questing and avatar 2.0. Note that there were questions that had to be referred back to the Lab for answers, or were related to individual issues encountered by creators, and which are not necessarily included in the notes below. Please refer to the meeting video on Twitch.

Quest Update 2 – August 7th

A second Quest update was made on August 7th, 2019, which included both quest and non-quest related improvements.

Quest Updates

  • It is now possible to set objectives to address avatars by name, using the new [Player Name] token, which is automatically replaced by the avatar’s name.
    • For example, a quest giver could be set up as “Greetings, [Player Name]! Do you wish to embark on The Magical Mystery Tour?”
    • Then…

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Friday August 9th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s field trips will provide steady accompaniment throughout the day, from breakfast to dinner time!

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8 am Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Cafè Musique!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandness/83/225/21

10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Cafè Musique!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandness/83/225/21

12 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at End of Time!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eotia/28/209/25

2 pm Field Trip: Twostep Spiritweaver at Blarney Stone!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

3 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Blarney Stone!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

5 pm Field Trip: Senjata Witt at Surfside!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Falls/151/73/32

8 pm Field Trip: Effinjay at Boom Pony!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amardon/221/205/29


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Be Happy

A Kat and A Mouse

I’m slowly getting back into SL and taking photos. I’m also slowly getting back into Photoshop and editing photos.  Sometimes, though, you get lucky.

Last week I was wandering around Yorkshire, a sim I have visited before.  Changes have been made, of course, so I went back to see what it was like now.

It’s still beautiful, though in a different way than previously.  Before, it was bleak and dark (but not in a depressing way).  Now it’s more light and sun and relaxation.

I do edit my photos, but I play around a lot with windlights and focal lengths and effects in-world as well.  And sometimes, I manage to find a combination that works.

I found this little scene in Yorkshire and was immediately enthralled.  I’m not sure why, because I’m not a pickup truck or outdoorsy girl.  But it spoke to me in some way, so I…

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Sisi, Kayly and Debbie in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Sisi Biedermann’s Gallery and Garden – Sisi Biedermann

I recently paid a further visit to Sisi Biedermann’s Gallery and Garden, which I last visited in November 2018. Since that time, the gallery has undergone a revamp, so I was curious to see the new look, and also the two exhibitions that opened at the start of August and will remain so through until the latter part of September.

The upper three floors of the gallery continue to present Sisi’s own artwork, which as I’ve noted before is the most extraordinary digital work. Produced in the physical world and then uploaded to Second Life, Sisi’s art is the very definition of crossing and re-crossing the digit divide: a physical world artist who produces the must remarkable digital pieces for upload to a digital world, allowing it to be seen and purchased by a global physical world audience.

Sisi Biedermann’s Gallery…

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