Diary 2021 (179) December 30th/31st Bye bye 2021

Thursday, December 30th, Mistress Jenny was not inworld during the day. I spent quite some time online in the afternoon, I often idled for longer times – nothing happened, no real roleplay. Most people who I know were either absent or just leaving. I could enjoy roaming nonetheless. It’s fine to be inworld alone sometimes. And I wasn’t in the mood for simploring. So nothing to report for the diary – and no pictures.

At night we had a full house. We, Mistress Jenny, Angelique, Flo, slave Alessi and I played a skipee first and Mistress and I caught up with our mutual news while playing. After the game we all went to Carnal Intentions where slave Holly joined us soon after we arrived there. we spent a relaxed time at Carnal Intentions, just chatting among us and watching.

December 30th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Angelique, Flo, slave Holly and slave Alessi

Friday, December 31st, Mistress and I had two hours in the afternoon just for us. First we exchanged our mutual news at home. And alreday here I got a tiny foretaste about small but important things between us that might change next year. While we talked, Mistress kept me in the bond pose. And I had to fill her in about a short session that I had the night before with another domme after Mistress hat left for bed. And before we met that afternoon, I met someone who lives just 2 blocks from our loft, a neighbour of us so to speak. Quite an impressive person, that was fun.

We went to Puerto Esclava where I knelt by Mistress feet while she was talking with a dom, who made compliments to her and how she educated her slave (me *winks*). We went to Heavy Bondage Club, where Mistress saw a woman wearing nice pencil skirt from one of our favourite stores and we went shopping next. Mistress got the skirt from me as a New Year gift – and I got a dress (to be worn in green, pink and purple) from her. Our last stop was club DeLust where I changed into me new dress. Mistress loves me in pink. We had a lovely time together, just the right thing to do at the end of a year that was quite a challenge for all of us in our RL.

December 31st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home, at Puerto esclava, at Heavy Bondage Club and at club DeLust

I was inworld again late night, before my midnight and slave Holly was present. We first talked and caught up with our news in the house, thene we moved to our Christmas gazebo and danced. Mistress Jenny joined us there. I was absent while the new year arrived for me and Mistress danced with Holly. After my return I danced with Mistress, then we all moved to club DeLust and stayed there until Mistress Jenny was in 2022 as well. We had a nice end of the year, we were ready for 2022.

December 31st / January 1st 2022: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly at home and at club DeLust

Art in Second Life 2022 (7) Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1

On Thursday, January 13th, I got an invitation from Gem Preiz to visit his current exhibtion of fractals at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1. It has been a while that I saw Gem’s art the last time at the Borderless project (read here).

Gem Preiz “is educated in science and mathematics and is fond of anything related to Nature, Cosmos and Earth, from astronomy to geology. The world of fractals is, in the same way, ruled by Mathematics functions which, as Physics do in Nature, enable to create objects which features repeat themselves at every scale. There lies his passion for fractals: create thanks to the power and pureness of the Mathematical concept, images the complexity of which can suggest Nature beings, objects or sceneries.” (excerpt from the notecard that you can grab at the exhibition)

The exhibition extends over two floors and 6 rooms and gives a broad overview of Gem’s art and the world of fractals. Gem has placed boards in each room which provide some background information about the art in the rooms and I used the text of the boards for this post.

Self-Repetitiveness: The shapes of nature seem to repeat themselves at all scales, giving the illusion of being able to explain the whole by understanding on a fraction. Fractal objects have the same prperty. There lies thair ability to evoke Nature, though without providing its keys.

Impressions of Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 (1)

Artefacts: Self-repetitiveness and complexity are also found in the creations of Man, often themselves inspired by Nature. Architecture, urbanism, technology are all areas where they seem to govern our creations, and provide me with the theme of same frames.

Impressions of Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 (2)

Complexity: The Universe is huge and extraordinairy complex. We are only a tiny portion of it but have the ability to observe, analyze and understand it. This difference of scale gives kind of vertigo that I try to make feel through the complexity of the pattern that I stage.

Impressions of Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 (3)

Fractals and SL: How to bring all this complexity inworld, while the textures enable only to transfer little data (1 Mb)? By uploading my images in pieces, then glued precisely on SL. Thus, visitors capture more details as they zoom, instead of seeing the image become blurred.

You can see this effect as Gem Preiz’ pictures build up from pieces when the textures rezz. If you don’t see Gem’s pictures, just wait a few moments, it takes some time to load the pieces of which they are built.

Impressions of Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 (4)

Abstractions: Man’s intelligence is intimately associated with his ability to invent, and therefore to imagine. Fractals, by their complexity and the richness of patterns provide a priviliged field of abstraction for the imagination, as Rorschach images do.

Gem Preiz write about himeself: “To try to evoke the world through images is also to try to tell stories. That’s what I’ve been trying to do for the last eight years, through 30 exhibitions I’ve done.”
You can grab a notecard with his biography, a list of all exhibtions and installations Gem made, a list of links to blogposts about his work, his flickr account and his YouTube channel.

Impressions of Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 (5)

Elven Falls Art Collective consists of 4 double floored galleries, 6 stores plus a huge sculpture park which is also available to exhibit larger works. Elven Falls Art Collective is owned and curted by Ant (antoinemambazo), Aires Hax is managing the gallery. I haven’t come across this space for the art so far – there’s a lot to see and I hope to find time to come back soon. Thank you Ant (antoinemambazo) for providing space for the art! I enjoyed my visit.

Thank you Gem for anotehr great exhibition of your art. I look forward to see more of it.

Landmark to Gem Preiz’ fractal Exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective
Gem Preiz flickr
Gem Preiz’ Youtube (music for exhibitions and slideshows)
(music for exhibitions and slideshows)

Diary 2021 (178) December 28th/29th Quiet days “between the years”

Tuesday, December 28th, I went inworld in the morning and to my surprise Mistress Jenny had alsojust logged in. we went to club Domme a Domme together where Mistress played with her new toy, my nosering, I can’t tocuh it, hence I don’t know the settings of it. We moved on to Heavy Bondage Club and met with a friend of Mistress Jenny, someone she has played with before. The friend tried out the new toy as well and Mistress Jenny was satisfied with the limitations her friend had in using it. Yet still …. I felt quite vulnerable. When Mistress Jenny had to leave, I left also and tended to my RL.

December 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at Heavy Bondage Club with a friend of Mistress Jenny

Mistress Jenny and I had a quiet afternoon enjoying time together, chatting and talking about plans and about our newly balanced relation. We were at club Domme a Domme again, at Heavy Bondage Club and at Puerto Esclave and we were about to leave and to tend to our RL again, when slave Holly came inworld after her Christmas break. She had wrapped herself as a gift, something Mistress Jenny had done for me more than a decade ago. That was a funny surprise present. Thank you, slave Holly.

December 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club and at Puerto Esclava / my Christmas present – slave Holly in the box

At night Flo was present. As we expected slave Holly, we decided to go to Carnal Intentions first with her. slaev Alessi joined us there. We returned home when Holly came inworld and played a skipee with 5 – Mistress Jenny, Flo, Holly, Alessi and I. Flo and Alessie went off to bed after the game. And while we stood by the game table, Argi showed up to say hello and bring her belated Christmas wishes. As always with Argi, time ran by quickly. It was already close to midnight when Mistress, slave Holly and I went to Carnal Intentions and chatted a bit with slave Holly, who would be travelling again the next days. Those days are alway busy in RL.

December 28th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Alessi / and at home with Argi and slave Holly

Tuesday, December 29th, Mistress jenny was not inworld during the day due to her RL. I had a busy morning in RL, but quite some time in the afternoon. I roamed around, tried to find some trouble … and I was shopping. If none is around and no roleplay develops, then shopping is always a nice alternative *winks.

My night began with a round of skipee with Flo. It was a long and close game, hence fun. When we just had finished, slave Melissa came inworld. I took her to get the hairbase with the slave cut out, then Flo, Melissa and I went to Carnal Intentions where slave Alessi joined us. I spent most of the night in IM with slave Melissa trying to get the hairbase working with her bento head. But I was not familiar with her head… and that made it difficult. We could not slove it that night. After Flo and slave Melissa had went off to bed, I stayed with slave Alesi at Carnal Intentions and late night Mistress Jenny joined us there.

December 29th: Diomita at Carnal Intentions – alone / with Flo, slave Melissa and slave Alessi / with Mistress Jenny and slave Alessi

Art in Second Life 2022 (6) Mineral World by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery

I got an invitation from Nils Urqhart to see his newest exhibition at Love&Love Art Gallery, that opened Monday, January 10th.

This time Nils presents new Real Life photographs pictures. He named the exhibition “Mineral World”. It is a world of stones, rocks, scree, stone arches, some grass and sometimes a few trees.

The exhibition comprises about 20 pictures, all taken originally in the French Alpes. They show a meagre mountain world. Although none of Nils’ pictures is a close-up picture, there are a few where you have to look twice to recognise that it is a landscape and not an close-up or abstract picture. what is missing is the third dimenison, that you get when you see a shadow like in the picture that Nils selected for the exhibition poster (my favourite picture of this exhibition). All pictures shown at Love&Love Art Gallery can be purchased at the exhibition.

Impressions of “Mineral World” by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery (1)

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Impressions of “Mineral World” by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery (2)

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. He also provided quite a list of potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connection element between RL and SL. With “Mineral World” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment – and all safe without any restrictions *winks*. Thank you Nils for another great exhibition

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “Mineral World” @ Love&Love Art Gallery
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
Paul Maurice on Facebook
Paul Maurice on Twitter
Paul Maurice on Instagram

Diary 2021 (177) December 26th/27th Changes ahead

Sunday, December 26th, I was inowrld several times during the day. In the early morning, Kitty was present and I got a blocked IM from her. I went to Penumbra Station where our Kitty lives (quite restricted though). I could cam to her as she was quite close, but no in chat distance, but in shout distance. I shouted my “Merry Christmas” to her, but she didn’t answer. Obviously she was a bit “fucked up” …. and not focused on the chat. Anyway she didn’t hear me, she just sent another blocked IM.

I tended to my RL again and returned in the later morning. I could meet with Mistress Jenny for just a short time. We stayed at Puerto Esclava and just caught up with our mutual news before Mistress had to leave to tend to her RL. I went offline a few minutes later.
After lunch I roamed a bit and visited our usual places, then I stayed at Puerto Esclava, turned my attention to my RL and forgot to log off. When I returned to my keyboard in the later afternoon at the time I expected Mistress Jenny, Mistress was already there and next to me. We stayed at Puerto Esclava and made plans for the next year. Amoung other more personal things between us, I told Mistress about a house that I saw a few month ago and that caught my attention and that I considered to build it on our island instead of our main house.
We went seeing the house and Mistress loved it – just like I did. We went home and had a look how it might fit. I will fit – and Mistress and I made plans for a little refurbishment of our island in 2022 before we went offline again.

December 26th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava / looking at a potential new house / Kitty literally fucked

At night I had a skipee with Flo first and when we had finished, Mistress Jenny, Alessi and Angelique were present. Angelique just said hello before she left for bed. Mistress, Flo, Alessi and I played a skipee together. I was busy in IM while playing. Firstly I had Melissa (MelissaRLV) in IM. Melissa hadn’t been inworld for more than 6 months. We had released her (offline) already a few month ago. She told me and Mistress Jenny in IM that she is recovering from some severe Rl issues. Melissa went off again 30 minutes later. Secondly I had a pushy slave in IM who desired to be enslaved a few hours before, when I just ahd to leave to tend to my RL … and now was complaining that I was busy. I am too nice and didn’t stop this conversation early enough….. By the way, Mistress Jenny and Alessi won the game.

December 26th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intenions with Flo, slave Alessi and Molly

It was almost Flo’s bed time when we had finished our game. We went to Carnal Intentions where it was quite full, so we had something to look at. And we stayed there with Alessi when Flo had left. Molly (SubbyMolly) joined us and spent some time kneeling next to me and decorating us.
So much to report in here for a day where almost nothing really happened *winks*.

Monday, December 27th, I met Mistress Jenny several times. First shortly in the morning, when we visited Puerto Esclava together for a few minutes before Mistress and I returned into RL. And then in the afternoon we spent time at Carnal Intentions and at Heavy Bondage Club. We talked a lot about the next year and changes to come also between us as Mistress is taking more control over me. It is an exciting thought, yet also frightening me. But I hardly can change anything. With all of our chat I forgot to take pictures, so I have just one from the morning showing us at Puerto Esclava.
I stayed a bit longer inworld in the afternoon after Mistress Jenny had left and spent time at Carnal Intentions. Nothing happened and I was most of the time doing other things in RL. Just before I had really to leave and to tend to my RL again, I had a promising chat with another switch woman, probably someone to get to know more. We will see.

December 27th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava and at Psi’s realm with Flo, slave Melissa and slave Alessi

At night we first played two weired rounds of skipee with Flo. Msitress Jenny won the first one with lots of jokers, I wan the second one with lots of jokers. Games that are that easy are less fun. While we played slave melissa came inworld again. We wento to Psi’s realm where I had left her more than half a year ago. I released most of her restrictions that night, this way she may roam and slowly ease back in with us. Flo had to leave to tend to her RL and Alessi and later Lucy (MissLucyWales) joined us. We had a relaxed night with a lot of chatting and with a lot to watch at Psi’s realm.

December 27th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Psi’s realm with Lucy, slave Melissa and slave Alessi and at home

Mistress and I retreated home to our loft skybox early and there I got my fix first licking Mistress. Full with Mistress’ sweet poison, Mistress asked me if I wanted my heavy slave collar and I asked for it. There wouldn’t be a red light anymore as the collar will not go off often if at all and it even will stay on during green lights. But that is not the only change resulting from the long conversations Mistress and I had that day and the days before. Mistress locked a tiny nosering on me, a ring that I won’t be able to touch or remove or control. It’s a symbol that I lost the last bit of control – as Mistress Jenny’s Ehesklavin … Mistress took me over my last limit.

December 27th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home

Art in Second Life 2022 (5) The other side of Me… by Lika Cameo

I visited “The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo, an exhibtion currently featured at DixMix Gallery in room “Amalfia”.

“The other side of Me….” shows about 10 couples of a painting and a photograph, representing the “me” and the other side of me. Each of these couple comes with a thought or a quote.

The pictures are arranged at the walls of the room and on the both sides of a central extra wall. When you look into the room, you can read on the small side of the wall “The other side of Me…”. And you also look directly at two picture couples at the opposed wall.
Right next to the entrance on the left side is a text, the lyrics of the song “Otherside” of the US American singer and songwriter Avi Kaplan. You can hear (and see) it on youtube here. It is the perfect introduction to this artful exhibition:

Emerald ivy, wrapped around my skin
Pulls me deeper, drags me back again
Tangle me up in your vines
Take my spirit, take my mind
Take me over to that other side

“The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo – view at the entrance of room “Amalfi” at DixMix Gallery

On the right side of the entrance you find a short text of Lika with her thoughts about her exhibition “The other side of Me…”:
… There is always more than eyes can see and hands can feel… there is another world where i can be or i am… there is always another side of me…
Look in the mirror and see, look at your eyes and feel, you are about to enter another dimension of You …

The pictures are very artful and fanciful, true eycatchers that invite to immerse deeper into them. In particular with the provided quote to each couple of pictures. I began to ask myself “Do I have a similiar picture of the other side of Me? Do I desire to be the other Me? Do I want to go to the other Me?” It are these thoughts that let me immerse into Lika’s art. “The other side of Me…” is a well made exhibition that combines a poem and quotes with pictures and pantings to help the spectator to visualise them.

Impressions of “The other side of Me…” by Lika Cameo @ DixMix Gallery

Lika Cameo (Likacameo) is in Second Life for more almost 4 years. She’s passionate about art, photography, architecture, travel, yoga and people. Lika has a flickr account with more of her art and she has an own gallery in Second Life, the Cameo Art Studio.

Lika Cameo’s art is unique and displayed very thoughtfully. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you Dixmix for providing and curating the DixMix Gallery, thank you Megan for building it and thank you Viloet Boa for the PR. The exhibition “The other side of Me” by Lika Cameo shall stay open until end of January.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery
Lika Cameo’s flickr
Cameo Art Studio
“Otherside” by Avi Kaplan

Diary 2021 (176) December 23rd/24th/25th Christmas in Second Life

Thursday, December 23rd, I met Mistress Jenny in the morning and in the afternoon. we just talked and roamed over our usual places. In the afternoon Mistress took me shopping for Christmas and we both got our mutal presents at “Avec toi”. Of course we both began to get IMs and notecards from friends. But nothing else really to report about.

I was off at night and came inworld late (and a bit tipsy). Mistress was playing skipee with Flo. Alessi came by as well. Mistress and Flo ended their game we we had a game all together. When the game ended it was already after midnight and we went to bed.

December 23rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and at Heavy Bondage Club

Friday, December 24th, Mistress and I met in the afternoon. Ebony was at home and Alessi joined us. We spent some time at Carnal Intentions, talking with each other, watching the silent crowd, we just enjoyed. On Christmas there’s always a particular atmosphere everywhere, be it RL or SL. Oh… and Mistress and I we both were wearing our presents from the day before.

December 24th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Ebony and slave Alessi / at Puerto Esclava

At night I was running late as celebrating Christmas Eve is the (RL) family tradition in Germany. Mistress was up for a bit of trouble and we hopped over several clubs, of course without any trouble at such a night. Finally we had a dance at the Lesbian Loft.

Saturday, December 25th, Christmas, I was lucky meeting Mistress in the earlier morning before her (RL) celebration started. We just talked a bit and had a dance in our Christmas gazebo before Mistress left. I hopped a bit over the sims and I did find some play for half an hour. That was Christmas fun.

December 24th/25th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava, Heavy Bondage Club, club DeLust, Leasbian Loft and at our Christmas gazebo at home

I spent some time roaming on Christmas and I had another short play in the afternoon. The “strict” girl ended licking my feet *winks*
At night Mistress Jenny, Flo and I played a skipee. I had asked Virgo to postpone our Friday night party, that was cancelled due to Christmas Eve, to Christmas day and she had agree. Hence we had a spontaneous party. We had Christmas fun dancing!

December 25th – spontaneous Christmas party: Flo, Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Cherry (Elenaslv Serenity), Domina Ansar, sapphire (littleshy97) (upper row), Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Firefly Dakota, Jayson Dakota, Claven Albatros, Virgo babii (lower row)

Art in Second Life 2022 (4) Mindscapes by Moki Yuitza

I visisted the January exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, which will be opened officially with an event tonight, January 10th, at noon (12 PM SLT / 9 PM CET). It features Moki Yuitza with her exhibtion called “Mindscapes”. The exhibtion consists of 13 pictures.

Moki wrote about “Mindscpaes”:
SL is a virtual world in which everything is possible …. space is a mathematical/mental construction in which anything can be realized … as long as we can conceive it. When I was young, I loved building everything that went through my head with colored bricks, and here in SL I used the same basic bricks that I had available to give substance to my mental spaces.
Landscapes, formed just with simple prims, in which avatars (we ourselves) move around and to which avatars give body and dimension. One is meaningless without the other.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

The decoration of the exhibition space reflects the elements that you see in Moki’s pictures: spheres, cubes, pyramides, triangels, etc. As I know already from my many visits to the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery the showcased pictures are presented very well by the mirroring effect of the floor. The mirroring effect is made by having a transparent floor and placing the pictures mirrored on the floor below. For the exhibtion “Mindscapes” a lot of the decoration elements, the coloured spheres, cubs, pyramides and others are also under the floor, hence you are literally surrended my Moki’s coloured bricks.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Some pictures build pairs, one showing the a couple in front of or surrounded by the different bricks that form an own structured building or geometrial form, in the correspondent picture Moki placed the couple or only their hands in the foreground and the structure(s) in the background. What you see or perceive is all a question of the perspective or of your standpoint. As intended one can loose oneself in the structured mindspace – mind escape – mindscape. Quite facinating and artful!

Moki Yuitza is in Second Life for over 13 years. I came across her several times lately seeing quite different art from her. I saw Geomorphism at DixMix Gallery in December 2020 (read here), CELLS at The Sim Quarterly in March 2021 (read here) and Genesis at DixMix Gallery (read here).
Moki wrote about herself: “In RL I am an architect and in this metaverse I found the possibility to realize my idea of ​​space and my architectural fantasy, as well as to share it with other people.” (taken from the accompaniny notecard.
Moki has also a flickr account and an own website.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (3)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. She has a separete room at the gallery to showcase her own art, the main room is mostly dedicated to feature other artists.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza, which will be open for the public throughout January 2021. And thank you Moki for your great artwork. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
Moki Yuitza’s flickr
Moki Yuitza’s blog website

Diary 2021 (175) December 21st/22nd – Romance in the clouds / Sun released

Tuesday, December 21st, I went inworld in the later morning. Mistress Jenny and slave Holly were at home and I met them in front of our house. Unfortunately I got interrupted by RL and when I returned Mistress had to leave to tend to her RL. I went to Puerto Esclava with slave Holly and we spent half an hour there just chatting.
In the afternoon I had 2 hours together with Mistress Jenny. We made a longer tour over the clubs. We spent time at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club, at Puerto Esclava and at Dark Butterfly. Finally Mistress took me to our loft skybox. “Time for your fox, Ehesklavin,” she said, stripped and invited me over to her chair. I licked Mistress eagerly and passionately and fell deeper in my submission to her. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.

December 21st: Diomita with slave Holly at Puerto Esclava / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club, at Dark Butterfly and at home

At night I met Mistress Jenny at Puerto Esclava and after a while Mistress took me to a dance place that she had found when surfing profiles. It reminded me a lot to the “Ballroom in the clouds”, a place we used to visit in our early years … a decade ago. The place is called “Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant (Semi-Formal)“.

December 21st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita dancing at Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant

Mistress and I danced half an hour there and really enjoyed the music and being together. We returned home and played a skipee with Flo and when we had finished, slave Holly was present as well. We went to Carnal Intentions until Flo had to leave for bed. While we were there I coloured slave Holly’s chastity gear in Christmas colours.

December 21st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo and slave Holly

Mistress asked me to take slave Holly to “Romance in the Clouds” for a dance. slave Holly will be off for a couple of days over Christmas and her online times won’t be predictable. So it was kind of a Christmas dance with her. Alessi showed up at home and Mistress took her to the ballroom as well and danced with her.

December 21st: Diomita dancing with slave Holly / Mistress Jenny dancing with slave Alessi / Diomita and slave Holly at home

We returned home and said good night to slave Holly and slave Alessi. I was a bit confused to be honest. When slave Holly had told us about her absence over Christmas she had asked to be locked and wrapped for this time. And in the morning slave Holly had asked me for permission to get some items as “gift wrapping”. Mistress Jenny had helped her. So .. what about locking up slave Holly? Well, Mistress Jenny said good night to me and I returned to slave Holly. One item she had prepared for me was a Christmas stick gag, that I locked on her ….. and she would go into the present box, that Mistress Jenny had placed next to Holly’s room – and I should open it when I see slave Holly next …. so more to come about this present *winks*

Wednesday, December 22nd, I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon and we spent time together at Heavy Bondage Club and at club Domme a Domme. I sent out our Christmas cards and got quite some feedback. Nothing more to report from the afternoon.
At night Flo and pet Sun were present and we went seeing them. We played a skipee with Flo while we talked with Sun in IM. She still is not in the mood for SL. We released her, so that she can follow her desires when she’s in the mood again. I couldn’t prevent it, releasing a sub always saddens me but I knew it was the best for us and for Sun.

Flo won the skipee and we went to club DeLust afterwards. Flo sat down in a chair and Mistress and I danced for the silent crowd. Flo tried hard to get any conversation running but of course she failed with the silent crowd.

December 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and dancing at club DeLust with Flo watching us sitting in a chair

We left club DeLust and went to Carnal Intentions, where it was quiet as well. It seems that many people are busy these days. After Flo had left Mistress and I went to Puerto Esclava for a bit, then we called it a night ourselves.

December 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Flo at Carnal Intentions and at Puerto Esclava

Landmark to “Romance in the Clouds Ballroom & Restaurant (Semi-Formal)”

Art in Second Life 2022 (3) SecundaVida Body&Art Store

Thursday, January 6th, I got an invitation from Akim Alonzo, owner and curator of the Itakos Art Gallery. I covered the Itakos Art Gallery in this blog since March 2020, my last visit was in March 2021 when I saw “Soulportraits” (read here). Since then I had thought of visiting again but I didn’t get any invitation and being busy I forgot about it again and again. Getting the invitation now I decided to visit immediately.

The title “SecundaVida Body&Art Store” and missing an artist name did irritate me already. Akim wrote in the accompanying notecard:
The Itakos Project is proud to present the “SecundaVida Body&Art Store“.
The first shop on Secondlife for all those who love stylish tattoos. A project that concerns everything about the Body and decoration with Tattoos, but also Artworks and more.
Possibility of customization and tailor-made products.
I cordially invite you to visit the Store, to share the Art of Living in Second Life with you.

The provided landmark did not lead to the Itakos Art Gallery but to a store. Later I found out that the gallery is currently closed and that the SecundaVida Body&Art Store is a devision of the Itakos Project in Second Life.

Impressions of the SecundaVida Body&Art Store (1)

Tattoos are widely spread in Second Life, way more than in real life. It is easy to get a tattoo in Second Life and it is easy to get rid of it and get a enw one. Some change their tattoos like clothes in this virtual world. For some it is part of their personality to use their skin like a canvas for art. Even I wear tattoos in Second Life – and I have changed them over time (yet very rarely as I personally try to stay close to reality).
Tattoos can be and actually are very often artful, they are body art.

Impressions of the SecundaVida Body&Art Store (2)

The SecundaVida Body&Art Store is quite large and extends over 4 rooms. It has a clear Asian atmosphere. And you find not only tattoos there but can also buy art, right now Akim Alonzo’s own art. In addition the store is decorated with some picture of Fiona Fei (FionaFei), an artist that I also covered in this blog. Again it has been quite a while ago since I wrote about Fiona the last time in April 2021 (read Art in Second Life 2021 (37) Spring by Fiona Fei).

In the four rooms you can buy tattoos about different themes:
Room 1: Zodiacal Tattoos / the Japanese Kanji / the Four Elements
Room 2: the Oreint Express / Tell Me a Story
Room 3: Read My Body it’s a Book
Room 4: Mandalas and Other Stories

From what I saw and can tell, the offered tattoos are stylish and artful. They reach from simple Zodiacal tattoos to tattoos that cover the whole body and that you literally can read. I have seen those inworld on some avatars and tried to read them, but often the clothes prevent reading the whole “book”.

Impressions of the SecundaVida Body&Art Store (3)

The store is stylish and spacious. You also find spots to sit an enjoy the atmosphere. You could also see it as an art gallery. In addition I learned a lot about different tattoos and in this respect my visit was also educational. I learnd about “Kanji”. Kanji, along with hiragana and katakana, makes up the Japanese writing system. I learned about the origin and the history of Mandalas and about the background of the tattoos that can be read like a book.

Akim Alonzo is in Second Life for 15 years now. Actually his SecundaVida Body&Art Store was opened on his 15th rezzing anniversary. He describes himself as a traveller and photographer in Second Life. And now I know why I didn’t get any invitations anymore, he was working on a new project – the SecundaVida Body&Art Store. The website of the Itakos project and art gallery still exists yet hasn’t been updated since the last exhibition at the gallery.
You can see more of Akim Alonzo’s art on his flickr page.

Impressions of the SecundaVida Body&Art Store (4)

Products of SecondaVida Body&Art Store can also be purchased on the marketplace and Akim made an own flickr account for the store. There are more people involved in the project of creating the SecondaVida Body&Art Store, at least Fiona Fei (FionaFei), who’s art is featured, and Carle (carleonie), who is working for the store.

Hence if you seek a tattoo with an Asian touch, have a look at the SecondaVida Body&Art Store. They also make customized tattoos. If you look for art or an artful design store, then the SecondaVida Body&Art Store is also for you.
Last but not least – have fun and enjoy.

I look forward to Akim’s next projects, mabe the re-opening of his Itakos Art Gallery.

Landmark to SecundaVida Body&Art Store
SecundaVida Body&Art Store on the marketplace
SecundaVida Body&Art Store on flickr
Akim Alonzo’s flickr
Akim Alonzo’s website

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