Kultivate Magazine’s December Issue Is Now Available!

The December 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features oYo Breedables, the many artists of Kultivate, A photo essay featuring winter animals, The Mill Sim, The Haze Exhibition, The Hollywood Art Museum in Sansar, A Colors of Winter Fashion Photo Essay, and the Edge Stylists present their December stylings. Very special thankContinue reading “Kultivate Magazine’s December Issue Is Now Available!”

Costa Blanco in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Caitlyn and I first visited Costa Blanco in January 2017, but I didn’t get to blog about it at the time, so a re-visit seemed in order. Designed by Gabrian Lascelles (Gothicgaylord), the region is described as “situated in the southernmost province of Sweden, and is connected by weather and theme with Bretagne in France.”Continue reading “Costa Blanco in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, curated by Dido Haas, is Black and White Women, and exhibition of photography by Christower Dae.“Chris likes to explore, experiment, is curious and loves making pictures. Photography for Chris is immortalizing avatars in ambiguous attitudes,” Dido states in the liner notes for the exhibition. “His dedication to the avatarContinue reading “Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Artwalks and Tinies in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Raglan Shire, Second Life’s Tiny community once again throws open its doors to people from across the grid as participating artists and visitors to the Annual Raglan Shire Artwalk. This year marks the 12th Artwalk, and forms part of Raglan Shire’s tenth anniversary celebrations. The event offers an opportunity not just to appreciate a hugeContinue reading “Artwalks and Tinies in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at DixMix Gallery are two new exhibitions which, although not in any way intentionally paired, offer studies in the two most popular forms of Second Life photography: landscapes and avatar studies. Between them, they feature the work of Lam Erin and Tintin Tuxing.For Colours of the Summer, Lam Erin presents ten images ofContinue reading “Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A return to The Mill in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Just as in the physical world, there are certain places in Second Life we’re drawn back to again and again. This might be because the place has special significance, or because it is held by friends or offers a opportunities or photography or simple enjoyment, or because it is like the seasons – constantly changingContinue reading “A return to The Mill in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A Rustic Retreat in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Rustic Retreat is a full region designed by Pred Fromund (Predator Ryba) and Bluey Porthos Fromund (Blue Whitefalcon). Described as ” an ideal place for photographers – or those that like to explore or just chill out”, it is a place of many facets: fantasy, whimsy, beauty, mystery – and a little darkness as well. The fantasyContinue reading “A Rustic Retreat in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

An Asian Fusion in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

We received word that Sera Bellic had given her Homeland region of Oyster Bay a further make-over some 24 hours before it appeared in the Destination Guide Highlights for Friday, April 28th – and I was immediately intrigued by the theme title: Asian Fusion. Regular readers of this blog will know that anything having anyContinue reading “An Asian Fusion in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Enchanted Art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Enchanted Art, operated by Oema Resdient and Magda Schmitzau, is based on Oema’s homestead region, Astralia, which I last blogged about in August 2016. The idea is to present artists with the opportunity to display a selection of their work on a monthly basis, with those who apply and are accepted being promoted through theContinue reading “Enchanted Art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Lab seeks musicians and merchants for birthday festivities | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

While the traditional Second Life Birthday celebrations are now pretty much coordinated and run by the community – hence the title Second Life Birthday Community Celebrations, the Lab has a track record of sharing in the celebratory mood around the time of SL’s anniversary through various promotions, gifts, and so on, often as an overallContinue reading “Lab seeks musicians and merchants for birthday festivities | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Switch on the Lights at DixMix in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at DixMix Gallery is an ensemble presentation of art entitled Switch on the Lights, which appears to be wither sponsored by, or a co-presentation with, LUMIPro, the commercial photography  lighting system, and the first to use projection prim capabilities. So far as I can tell, the participating artists are  Jr Feiri, Reneesme Portland,Continue reading “Switch on the Lights at DixMix in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A different Saint Tropez in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Hear or read the words “Saint-Tropez”, and the chances are your thoughts will turn to the French Riviera, blue Mediterranean waters, yachts and sun-kissed bodies. While there is a beach at Saint Tropez in Second Life, it’s probably not the kind you’re going to want to spend time visiting for a spot of sunbathing; norContinue reading “A different Saint Tropez in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Kultivate Magazine’s April 17 Edition is Now Available!

On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of FlickrContinue reading “Kultivate Magazine’s April 17 Edition is Now Available!”

MisaKaory’s The Way I Feel in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at Club LA and Gallery, curated by Fuyuko ‘冬子’ Amano (Wintergeist) is The Way I Feel a selection of images from the portfolio of MisaKaory. I’m actually getting to this review a little late, as the invitation got buried in my inventory, and so offer apologies to Misa and Fuyuko;  but I do recommendContinue reading “MisaKaory’s The Way I Feel in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

PeTOu’s perfection in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

PeTOu is a place that is bound to draw me for a number of reasons. The first is the strong Oriental influence exhibited across this Full region. The second is the way the region uses Linden water throughout to naturally add ambience and harmony to the environment. And the third reason is that is anotherContinue reading “PeTOu’s perfection in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Support Feed A Smile at Nautical Smile in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Nautical Smile is a special event being held at Holly Kai Park in aid of Feed A Smile / Live and Learn Kenya. The event marks the first major fund-raiser to be held for Feed A Smile at Holly Kai Park, which was adopted as the park’s new charity in February 2017. Organised and hostedContinue reading “Support Feed A Smile at Nautical Smile in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

VWBPE 2017: Above the Book and taking a peek | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The 2017  Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will be taking place between Wednesday, March 29th and Saturday April 1st, 2017 inclusive. A grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments, VWBPE attracts 2200-3500 educational professionals from around the world each year. A press day for the event was held on Sunday,Continue reading “VWBPE 2017: Above the Book and taking a peek | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

The Photo Game in Second Life: Proph and a Pey | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

In February 2017 I wrote about The Photo Game, an intimate exhibition of art hosted at Boudicca Amat’s An Uncertain Destiny (which you can read about here). It formed the in-world continuation of an idea Boudicca and fellow artist Ricco Saenz started on Flickr in the latter part of 2016, where they would each chooseContinue reading “The Photo Game in Second Life: Proph and a Pey | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

The Heart of the Sea in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Heart of the Sea is a marvellous homestead region design by Elyjia (Elyjia Baxton) and Brayan Friller (Brayan26 Friller) that Caitlyn and I were (once again!) pointed towards by Shakespeare (SkinnyNilla) as a result of one of our regular exchanges of landmarks with one another. For those wishing to spend it in idyllic, naturalContinue reading “The Heart of the Sea in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”