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September 6, 2020 @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Sisi Biedermann!

Join us Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 1pm slt for Kultivate presents the Art of Sisi Biedermann at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This event will feature live performers Mimi Carpenter (1pm to 2pm slt) and Mavenn (2pm to 3pm slt). Casual dress code for both events and you can learn more about Sisi below:

I joined Second Life in 2007, and back then I never realized how much this would mean to me.
Back then I had just started painting with acrylics after a very long break where I raised my children and looked after my family and my work.

Today I have been painting several hundred paintings since then and I still get a lot of inspiration from nature, second Life and northern islands such as Faroe Islands and Iceland.

In SL I started taking photos already in 2008, and has developed my style ever since. All this brings me to where I am today and I hope you will enjoy my pictures.

/ Sisi Biedermann

You can find Sisi’s works in Second Life at the following slurls:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caisteal%20Maol/238/109/40

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Issue Is Now AVailable!

The August 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the talented live performers of Kultivate Music Management, RagingGraphix Gallery, Arnicars Chapel Imagination, The Virtual Peel Center, and Cherry Manga’s Main store & Sim. This issue also has photo essays by Myra Wildmist, Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Whata Conundrum, and Pearl Grey. Lastly this issue contains an update with images of the rebuilt Second Norway Sims! Click the cover below to view the issue:

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Preview!

This week the August 2020 issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! Below is a sneak preview of the cover, which features the amazing and talented live performers of the newly created, Kultivate Music Management! Look for more info in the coming days on additional articles and features in this month’s magazine edition!

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

Join us this Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Aislen Sings! Casual Dress code! Below is a list of artists who are exhibiting:

Ahn Avion
Graham Collinson
Johannes Huntsman
Maaddi Benazzi
Nodome Resident
Saskia Rieko
Tempest Rosca Huntsman
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
Whata Conundrum (formerly Grace Sixpence)

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

House changing with a scene rezzer in Second Life

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A rezzing system makes it easy to swap between house designs and furnishings, and the Multi Scene Rezzer & Multi Scene Erazer Pro V5 makes it an exceptionally low-cost option

While hardly new to SL, rezzing systems are something I’ve written about on a few occasions as a means of making convenient use of space, and being quickly able to swap between house interiors with things like Linden Homes (see: Saving your Bellisseria house designs for re-use with a rezzing system) and / or being able to swap back and forth between vehicles within taking up too much in the way of LI by keeping them rezzed all the time (see: Adding a little vehicle space with a rezzing system).

I’ve used such systems extensively throughout my SL time, particularly with reference to house / landscape designs, where I’ve tended to lay out house and landscape and then drop…

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Art and themes at Art Care Gallery in Second Life

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ArtCare Gallery, August 2020: Eva Burroughs

Currently open at ArtCare Gallery, curated by Carelyna, is an ensemble exhibition featuring Black Rose, Juidlynn India, Eva Burroughs, Ladmilla and Eli, and Patrick Ireland, all of whom are presenting theme selects of their art.

For States of Mind, Lamilla and Eli present 24 of their image / poem combinations focused on reflections on life, love, relationships, some of which can lean towards darker, more regretful thoughts, all of which are richly evocative in both form and words – as is always the case with this unique pairing. Rounding out the exhibition is a thirteenth piece sans words, that offers a slide show of images that are again intended to poke at the grey matter.

ArtCare Gallery, August 2020: Ladmilla and Eli

With Flowers and Sea, Black Rose offers two selections of her physical world paintings which, as the title of…

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YavaScript Pods: situation resolved as Lab to work with Yavanna

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Yavanna’s pod tours: agreement reached between Linden Lab and Yavanna that will see normal operations resume

On Friday, August 21st, I reported on the news that for various reasons – including her on-going recovery from being stricken by COVID-19 -, Yavanna Llanfair, had decided to suspend the automated running of her Mainland YavaScript Pod tours (see: YavaScript Pod Tours Mainland operations suspended – UPDATED).

At the time, there was a certain amount of confusion over what may have happened with regards to an account suspension she had received in late July. As I noted in an update to that original report, this matter had particularly confused Patch Linden, who commented on a forum thread on the subject, promising to look into things.

Keeping his word, on Monday, August 24th, Patch provided a further update:

Howdy everyone!
I have returned with an update!  😁  We have just met…

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Consolidating PAC: 52 studios, 2 galleries, 1 shattered builder!

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Cherished Melody: the waterside walk and Featured Artist gallery beyond, with one of the new studios just visible to the left

A week ago I wrote about one of the things that is keeping be busy – the consolidation work to unify the Phoenix Artists Collaboration (PAC) into a single location.

Well, a week is a long time in Second Life 🙂 , and it finally looks as if the major work is over and I’ll be getting back to more regularly scheduled blogging. The core of the building / landscaping is now done, and the work of transitioning artists from Holly Kai Park to Cherished Melody can shortly begin.

The view from the events space outside the PAC Gallery

It’s been an interesting project; with some 31 artists at Holly Kai Park, and 22 at Cherished Melody within an established setting, it was important we try to bring things…

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Sisi Biedermann and Dann Haefnir at Konect ART

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Konect Art: Sisi Biedermann

Currently on display at Konect Art Gallery, operated and curated by Gonzalo Osuna (Jon Rain), head of Konecta Radio, are exhibitions by two artists, one of whom I’m a confirmed admirer – Sisi Biedermann – together with a Second Life photographer who is new to me: Dann Haefnir.

As I’ve noted in past reviews of Sisi’s work, she is one of the most engaging digital mixed-media artists in Second Life; her work is utterly unique and completely captivating, offering a richness of imagination, style and colour. Her subject matter tends to be wide-ranging, covering everything from the natural world through in-world settings to the fantastical and even touching on the abstract and the near-surreal.

Konect Art: Sisi Biedermann

For this exhibition, the focus is very much on nature and the natural world, with one or two motifs from classical art (take Reaching Out, for example…

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YavaScript Pod Tours Mainland operations suspended

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Yavanna’s pod tours have been a staple of the Mainland for exactly a decade, but automated operations are to be suspended

YavaScript Pod tours have been a part of the Mainland in Second Life for a decade, but news is now circulating that on the very day of their 10th anniversary, the automated element of the service is to be suspended.

Notification of the suspension was given by the system’s creator, Yavanna Llanfair, via note card, which was circulated initially through the in-world Pod Riders group, before being more widely circulated within the Second Life community.It comes as a combination of factors, including an issue related to Yanvanna’s account, and her continued need to take time in recovering from being stricken by COVID-19.

Following the start of their operations in 2010, the pod tours grew to become a staple of the Mainland landscape, following the major road systems across Sansara…

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What will you risk for art? Bring your eyes to The Kultivate Loft Gallery and see a glimpse of what darkness and light lurks in Reya Darkstone’s mind.

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Through Owl's Eye

Kultivate Loft Gallery is currently exhibiting the Art of

Reya Darkstone.

Only those & inner Demon

From the photo on the left :

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Elliot

This exhibit shares interesting and daring creative flow. Some photos seem a glimpse of a dream, a concept, or artistic Play. Each piece brings to mind bits of stories with out overwhelm leaving your mind to wander and create your own narrative. Reya defianetly has a designers eye, her composure and lighting are stellar. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost viewing this art exhibit today. Reya is a beautifully creative Artist and Designer.

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To forget, even for a little while.
To forget, even for a little while by Reya Darkstone

“I Like Chalk And weird music, and the paranormal, and BACON, and chocolate, and the word ‘and’. Soft things…

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Sunday @ 1pm slt -Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition! The event will feature live performer Aislen Sings and the following artists will exhibit this round:

Angel Heartsong
Jessamine2108 Resident
Silverwind Tzedek
deyanira Yalin
Asperix Asp
markman13 Resident
AlexAvion
SkinTrader Greyskin
CharlotteStargazer Resident

Casual dress code for this event and slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/72/143/26

Tuesday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Reya Darkstone!

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Join us this Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Reya Darkstone at Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Loreen Aldrin (1pm to 2pm slt)  &  Abby Jaidov (2 to 3pm slt)! Casual dress code at both events!

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

You can learn more about Reya below:
I have been around for some time, and have always been impressed by the vivid imaginations of the many artists that live in this virtual slice of the world. I started taking photos for fun and perhaps contribute a small token of my talent to it all. I am also owner of Rise Design Jewelry & Accessories, so my enjoyment of Second Life is now three-fold; creating pictures for myself and others to enjoy, meeting new people from all over the world, and creating high-quality mesh accessories.

To all my fellow shutterbugs and those that just like to appreciate the art of others, remember there’s always something beautiful in front you–just look in the mirror!

If interested in acquiring a photo, please contact me in-world, “Reya Darkstone”.

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ARNICAR’S Chapel Imagination in Second Life

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Chapel Imagination, August 2020

ARNICAR India has opened another region design for people to enjoy in the form of Chapel Imagination. It’s a stunning design that brings together art, architecture, water and one or two fantastical touches to present a region rich in detail, yet subtle on the eye; a place where one can wander and dream, ponder and relax – and simply be.

Simplicity of design appears to have been the watchword here, with the region sitting as a trio of islands tucked within a bay surrounded by high peaks. All three of the islands are relatively minimal in size, with the largest running east-to-west, a low finger of land marked by a shingle path looping around it to enclose the ruins of what was once a substantial structure – the chapel of the region’s title, perhaps.

Chapel Imagination, August 2020

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Cica’s Monsters in Second Life

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Cica Ghost: Monsters

Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.

– Stephen King

This is the quote Cica Ghost uses to introduce her August 2020 build, Monsters. Occupying a Homestead region, this is another build that encompasses whimsy whilst also – perhaps – carrying a more pointed message.

Scattered across a strangely undulating landscape stand four large structures, each with two walls apiece. Were they all to be brought together, they might form a house of sorts. But as it is, they each offer a scene in a room of a dwelling: a lounge, two bedrooms and spare room devoid of furnishings on the same scale as found in the others.

Cica Ghost: Monsters

The two bedrooms are occupied by dwellers of the would-be house; one appears to be fast asleep, and other perched on the edge of her bed, feet…

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Second Life Mobile mini update, August 2020 with audio

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As I’ve previously reported several times over the last year, starting with Linden Lab confirm Second Life iOS client in the making, Linden Lab is developing a companion app for Second Life.

Since that first article, I’ve provided a number of updates on the development work – please use the SL Mobile tag to catch up with all of them.

At the Web User Group on Wednesday, August 5th, Keira Linden gave a further update on the client’s status, as per the notes and audio below, which have been provided alongside my usual notes on the app.

August 5th Update

iOS Client

  • The iOS version has been in a closed alpha that includes a number of residents for some 2+ months, having started in May.
    • In keeping with the Lab’s plans, this version offers the ability to communicate via IM and view your Friends list.
  • As a result of…

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Lab Gab preview: Philip Rosedale

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via Linden Lab

Lab Gab returns on Friday, August 7th, 2020, with a very special guest in the form of Philip Rosedale, the founder of Second Life and co-founder of Love Machine Inc., and Coffee and Power – which would become High Fidelity.

In 1995, Rosedale created FreeVue, an Internet video conferencing product, which was acquired by RealNetworks in 1996, with Rosedale joining that company as a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He later left RealNetworks to form Linden Lab, initially working in virtual reality before moving to focus on a virtual world platform with the goal of demonstrating a viable model for a virtual economy or virtual society.

Philip Rosedale

We don’t see this as a game. We see it as a platform that is, in many ways, better than the real world.

– Philip Rosedale, Google TechTalks, March 2006

As well as founding Linden Lab, Rosedale served…

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Venesha: an enchanted twist of Venice in Second Life

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Venesha, the enchanted isle, August 2020

Once upon a time there was a place called Venexia. A full region, it offered a taste of Venice in something of a Gothic twist, largely built with role-play in mind – although it was a highly photogenic region – it was open to Second Life users between 2011 and 2015, when it and it’s “companion” region – as in, designed by the same people – closed (see: The passing of places in Second Life, June 2015).

In 2018, the spirit of Venexia returned when Zee9, one of the original region’s designers, created a Homestead region based on Venexia that she called Venesha. Referring to it as a “stripped down” version of Venexia, Zee9 nevertheless imbued much of what had made Venexia special within the mesh and prims of Venesha.

Venesha, the enchanted isle, August 2020

To be honest, I’ve no idea how…

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Intentional Creativity in Second Life

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Kultivate Signature Gallery: KismaKSR

Currently on display at the Kultivate Signature Gallery, curated by Johannes Huntsman, and running through until the end of August 2020, is an exhibition of art from the physical world painted by KismaKSR – or Kisma K. Stepanich-Reidling as she is known outside of Second Life.

Defining Kisma isn’t easy, as she is a woman of many talents – artist, published author, curator (notably working with Reiner Schneiber, head curator for various worldwide Biennales), gamer, therapeutic art life coach, immersive 2D / 3D artist, and currently a creativity teacher-in-training! As an artist, she works in a range of mediums including acrylics, watercolours, gouache, pastels, coloured pencils, graphite, texture paste, stencils, and more. 

I paint what I see inside. I love working in art journals, creating altered book art journals, and taking my creations from the page to the canvas… and on occasion from…

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