I went back to the beautiful sim West of the Rain today to take some pictures for their Flickr photography challenge which runs until September 22nd 2016. On that date three winners will be selected and announced on September 22. Prizes will be $10,000L for first prize, $5,000L for second, and $2,500L for third. The exact entry requirements can be found on their web page here.
Yesterday I explored the art installation Invictus which is the work of Storm Septimus. It is based on the poem of the same name by the English poet William Ernest Henley.
I have had this idea for a while. It was inspired by a pair of gacha antlers I picked up for fifty lindens at Hello Tuesday a few weeks back. I won lime as the colour of the flowers. I have added the hair that is the Writer Hair (Dickens) from one of Tableau Vivant’s gachas upstairs which I won in light brown. It is bascially a bun but the actual style comes with a flat cap though it wasn’t required for this picture and I am saving that for a rainy day!
In a spare moment it is fun to look through the Destinations tab and see what sims are hot right now or what featured events. This is how I spotted The Library which is an art installation by Cica Ghost. I think most people will understand how small you feel as you wander around through the oversized piles of books.
One of the prettiest sims in Second Life I think is the Japanese Island of Tempura. There are beautiful gardens to wander, places to chill and do tai chi and stunning Japanese architecture including a wonderful golden ballroom.
Here is a selection of my artwork from just a short time before this blog was created. It includes landscapes as well as portraits of my avi before I changed to a mesh head and body.
I have a love and hate relationship with Second Life gachas. Anything I really want I would rather buy outright and get exactly what I want rather than taking a gamble and end up with something I don’t really like or have no use for. However, I do play them occasionally when it’s something I want and I don’t mind which one I come out with. Sometimes from a photography point of view spinning the gacha wheel as it were is actually a great way to trigger some creative inspiration. Having for example the colour of something or the style of hat decided for you can act as something of an artistic catalyst.
One of our favourite places to dance the night away recently is the new to grid club Breck’s which had it’s grand opening on 20th August 2016. The club is the dreamchild of well-known Second Life DJ BreckQuinn and she and her associate owners have created a beautifully designed Club with a selection of excellent DJ’s offering a mix of The Blues, Jazz, Romance and Rock at both casual and formal sets.