Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last Day to Experience Guernica in SL!

I'm late to calling your attention to the stunning interpretation of Picasso's mural Guernica created in SL by the talented Lizzie Gudkov and London Junkers. The exhibit closes tomorrow, November 30, so don't waste any time in getting out to experience it.
Guernica detail
 I say "experience it" purposely, because this is not a piece that is merely "viewed" or "observed." The original artwork is deeply moving, and bringing it into SL in three dimensions heightens that response.

Guernica detail
Early in my SL, I visited the Starry Night sim, where talented builders had brought the works of Van Gogh into SL in three dimensions. As I wandered the fields of the Starry Night and perched on the chairs at the Night Cafe, I experienced the paintings in a new way, an immersive way. When I later enjoyed the privilege of seeing those same paintings at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, it was not the hundreds of flat reproductions of the works I'd seen in my lifetime that came back to me, but rather those moments in SL when I passed through the artworks and participated in them. Such is the power of art in SL, to offer people a new view of an old masterpiece.

Guernica detail 
Experiencing Guernica in SL had a similarly powerful effect on me. I haven't had the opportunity to view the original, and I may never, but the three-dimensionality of this interpretation moved me in a way that no mere print could ever do.

Guernica overview
Guernica offers a powerful message about the impacts of war, something that for many of us is blessedly distant from our day to day lives. All the more reason why we should take the time to recognize its horrors and remember its devastations. Visit Guernica in SL before it's gone; it will be time well spent.

See Guernica in SL at LEA6 before it's gone.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

GizzA and .:villena:.

I set up most of this look a bit ago when .:villena:. released this incredible fleece parka. The steel blue is totally in this season. To complete the layer effect, the parka is paired with a sweater and tie from PHILO (SEEKER SWEATER - BAT). The pants are GizzA's new Casual Pants in black with black belt. Finishing the outfit are my previously shared [GOS] Desert Boots in Blue Tartan.

Photo taken at the gorgeous Hutchinson Parish. If you need a place for blog photography, fun, or are looking for a wonderful place to live, check it out. It's incredible.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Celebration of Life - Call for Photos

In order to prepare the Fabrice Snook’s commemoration taking place on Chilipepper on November 23 from 1:00 pm SLT, we need your help.

We’re seeking your pictures (full perm) of our friend Fabrice for a special project to celebrate this man’s time with us in Second Life.  We're looking for all types of tasteful photos-funny, serious, goofy, casual (no adult photos, please).

A special souvenir book will be distributed at this event.

Send your photos to Zaza (Nefaso Resident)
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this project!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

Stay warm in this cozy coat from GizzA and stylish pants from [Sleepy Eddy]
Glasses: Kumaki Glasses Style - K_gs dub 1.00 at The Mens Dept.
Coat: GizzA - Padded Coat Male in Blue.
Pants: [Sleepy Eddy] - Corduroy Bush Pants in Off White at The Mens Dept.
Boots: [Gos] - Desert Boots in Blue Tartan

Sunday, November 11, 2012


xelisa, owner of **Lisa**Style** converses with others after  copybotted items were removed.
Her name was on the boxes. Her name was on the sign. I'm quite sure that her name was on all the clothing inside the boxes. Yet, after the copybotted items were removed, she was still wandering the sim. Don't even bother telling her that her account will be banned, she won't be. She laughs when you say that. She has self-appointed diplomatic immunity. The only way we'll wipe that smug smile off her face is to get Linden Lab to pay attention to us. If they don't care that copybots are hurting their profits, maybe the shareholders will:  But we need some help. Read on for more.

Pretty much a noob looking store, but really nice clothes, right?
All photos except for the 2007 photo and copybotter photo provided by Auster Elan of GizzA.

Arguably, the best gift given to us by Linden Lab are the Intellectual Property Rights that were granted early in the creation of SL. To keep this simple, this means that we are given the rights to what we create in the world of Second Life. We own our work. In the case of what happens in Second Life, we're given copyright over our work (since we're artists, not inventors). This is such a great gift because it means that, other than rights Linden Lab retains to use our photography in marketing (which is generally considered an honor) or our work for other matters as outlined in the provisions of their gift to us, we have the ability to take our work and use it in other worlds. Our outfits can cross over into other virtual worlds. A gorgeous photograph of a beautiful sim can be used as the image on one of those fancy create-your-own credit card things, or even printed out, framed and sold in RL (if the covenant allows, of course...respect our artists). We aren't limited with what we can do with our creations.