Diary 2022 (54) April 16th/17th The Easter Weekend

Saturday, April 16th, Mistress Jenny had a treat for me when we met in the afternoon. She was still in her bunny outfit when she came inworld and she stripped. I first thought she wanted to change but she must have seen my longing view and invited me to lick her and to get my fix. I confess that I needed it badly. Thank you, Mistress Jenny.
Does everything come at a price. I don’t know. Mistress Jenny just ordered me to wear my full vixen set and she locked my arms behind. Then she left and summoned me to club DeLust. We sat there quite a while and talked. Mistress ordered me to wear my Ehesklavin tag. The tag comes with rules *sighs* .. no shoes except ballet boots, no pants or shorts. Hence I had to step into the uncomfortable ballet boots.
Then Mistress Mercy (Steelyeye Blinker) showed up at club DeLust and Mistress asked me to greet her properly and later to offer myself as a seat for Mistress Mercy. I chatted a bit with Mistress Mercy while I felt her weight and my own helplessness. She’s a bit angry with me as I can’t serve her properly (due to timeszones!). I spent the rest of our afternoon as Mistress Mercy’s seat. And I know that Mistress Jenny and Mistress Mercy talked with eachother as well …. whatever that might mean for me.
When Mistress and I had to leave to tend to our RL, Mistress Jenny took me to our loft skybox and left me locked and helpless there.

April 16th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home and at club DeLust with Mistress Mercy

At night Mistress picked me up at our left and took my to club Domme a Domme and later to Heavy Bonndage Club. we talked about my upcoming 9th collaring anniversary .. time really flies. While we were at Heavy Bondage Club I got an IM from Mistress Mercy. She wanted to see me immediately and demanded that I ask Mistress Jenny. I asked Mistress and she sent me to Mistress Mercy.

Mistress Mercy was up to punish me. She said because I neglected her. She first spanked my bum with her bare hand having me fixed on a bondage horse. Then she took me to a wall with suspension hooks and she used a crop to punish me. I was gagged but had to cound the hits nonetheless. The spanking was exciting and made me wet and Mistress Mercy took the opportunity to further tease me with her finger … then she stopped when I was close to beg her to cum. Instead of having an orgasm I had to lick her and to make her cum. After Mistress Mercy was satisfied she allowed me to dress again and to leave.

April 17th: Mistress Mercy and Ehesklavin Diomita at Mistress Mercy’s place

I returned to Mistress Jenny who was at Carnal Intentions and of course I had to fill her in about what happened. I think Mistress Jenny and Mistress Mercy are working together …. *sighs*

April 17th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Heavy Bondage Club and at Carnal Intentions – inbetween I met with Mistress Mercy

We returned home to play a round of yahtzee. As slave Alessi was at home we changed our plan and played a round of skipee with her before we went to bed. That was a nice way for me to wind down. It had been a full and varied day in SL for me.

Sunday, April 17th, I met Mistress Jenny and Kitty in the morning by accident. They both had been searching trouble yet couldn’t find any. We went to Amelie’s Garden, a place that we hadn’t visited in a long time. But Mistress Jenny’s time was limited and she left to care about her RL. Kitty and I stayed a bit longer. We went inot the house and just chatted and caught up a little bit. Then I had to tend to my RL as well.

April 17th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Kitty at home and at Amelie’s Garden

Mistress Jenny and I met in the afternoon again. We visited club Domme a Domme and Puerto Esclava and enjoyed jut being together, looking around, reading profiles and chatting with each other for one hour. Then Mistress brought me to our loft skybox and leashed me there, ready to be picked up at night.

April 17th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Puerto Esclava and at our loft Skybox

I was running late at night. Mistress Jenny picked me up at our loft skybox, she unlocked me and we went to club Domme a Domme where we met Baroness Capelo (aka. BC). BC was curious about my “night school”. Mistress had met her while I was with Mistress Mercy the night before and had told her that I was taking a lesson. I can keep secrets … at least for those who don’t read this blog *winks*.
Someone from the people present interfered in our conversation and claimed knowing me. I didn’t know this person and answered that I might know her alt … but not her. Mistress Jenny, BC and I moved on to club DeLust and stayed there quite a while. Mistress had an ongoing IM with this person from club Domme a Domme. She insulted her and me and it became that ridiculous that it was funny and entertaining.

April 17th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Baroness Capelo at club Domme a Domme and at club DeLust

It was already close to midnight when we left the club and returned home. slave Z (Zado Ninetails) had come inworld and we played a round of skipee with her. After all we had a varied night and entertainment – what else can you expect?

Diary 2022 (53) April 14th/15th Easter party

Thursday, April 14th, Mistress Jenny and I went shopping at Ricielli’s first. We both got something, a good start into the SL day. I changed into the dress that I got and chose pink as colour to please Mistress Jenny. I don’t know if that was the reson but Mistress Jenny locked my arms behind after I had changed. We went to Carnal Intentions where slave Luci joined us and stayed there until we had to tend to our RL again. Mistress Jenny leashed me at her private skybox before she left….

April 14th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with slave Luci and at home

At night Mistress Jenny picked me up from her private skybox and took me to our skybox. We caught up a bit with our mutual news and we discussed the theme for the party the next day: “We will have an Easter party and a contest for the best bunny. Hence be an Easter bunny or come as you are. DJ Virgo is spinning the tunes.”
As Flo, slave Holly and slave Luci were present we started our night with a round of skipee. After the game Mistress selected some bunny ears and a bunny tail for slave Holly. I unlocked Flo’s gag so that she could change into her Easter outfit later or the next day. Then we went to Carnal Intentions and stayed there all night. It was crowded and a little bit was going on there. Vani (Vanilla Meili) cared for some entertainment, she’s good at it. After Flo had left slave Z (Zado Ninetails) came inworld and I summoned her to us for a few minutes. As it was already late we returned home soon later.

April 14th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, slave Holly, slave Luci and slave Z

It had been a relaxed day for Mistress and me.

Friday, April 15th, Mistress was already deocrating the dancefloor when I came inworld in the afternoon. i had been online before to set up the contest board for our party. Mistress didn’t say much, she just ordered me to lock my cuffs and to leash myself. Then she continued setting up the decoration. When she was done she returned to me and reproached me as I hadn’t hand my keys to her. I was lucky that Mistress was in a good mood and judged that I had already been punished for my bad behavior.
We went to club Domme a Domme for about half an hour and I enjoy some time at Mistress feet. slave Lily came by and decorated Mistress’ other side. We returned home and changed into our bunny outfits for the party, then we both left to enjoy the sun in RL.

April 15th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin at home decorating the dancefloor and at club Domme a Domme with slave Lily

At night Mistress Jenny, Flo, slave Holly and I played a skipee as teams first. It ended right in time for our Easter party. We had a nice crowd, lots of fun, great music and many winners in our little bunny contest.

April 15th – Friday night Easter party: Diomita, Mistress Jenny, slave Holly, Flo, slave Z (Zado Ninetails), slave Alessi, Cherry (Elenaslv Serenity), Domina Ansar (upper row), Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Beauty (Sleepingbeauty Enchantment), Jayson Dakota, Baroness Capelo, Virgo Babii (lower row)

April 15th – Friday night Easter party: Raylin (Salvena), Sara (SarahJadie), Dely (krysbia), Diomita, Mistress Jenny, Ebony Massey, Claven Albatros, aprilsprightly (upper row), Morgie Darkstone, Della Randt, Starbright Wingtips, Beauty (Sleepingbeauty Enchantment), slave Alessi, slave Holly, Diomita, Mistress Jenny, slave Z (Zado Ninetails), Virgo Babii (lower row)

Art in Second Life 2022 (42) “un.seen” by Catherine Nikolaidis @ Dixmix Gallery Lounge

Tuesday, May 3rd, I got a message from Dixmix Source, who told me that he has a new place in SL, the Dixmix Gallery Lounge. Currently there’s an exhibition named “un.seen” by Catherine Nikolaidis. The exhibition was opened on April 30th.

Impressions of the Dixmix Gallery Lounge

The Dixmix Gallery Lounge is a place “where art meets hospitality” and “hospitality is an art“. It is an almost square building with an open roof through which you can look into the skies. The lounge offers countless opportunities to sit inside as well as outside. And you are surrounded by art. For example outside is a sculpture by Moki Yuitza named “gatto stiracchioso_dix” (stingy cat dix according to google translator). But also all the lights outside and the pictures inside add to the art experience at Dixmix Gallery Lounge. And for sure you can party at the lounge.

Impressions of “un.seen” by Catherine Nikolaidis @ Dixmix Gallery Lounge (1)

At least for right now the left side of the Dixmix Gallery Lounge building is used as an exhibition space for “un.seen” by Catherine Nikoladis . The exhibition consists of eight photographs in black&white, obviously taken in Second Life and processed with light and shadow effects into erotic art. All photographs show women in lingerie or naked, but never fully naked and always leaving enough room for the fantasies and stories of the spectator.
I saw Catherine Nikolaidis’ artful photographs when I visited “Soulportraits” at Itakos Art Gallery in March 2021 (read here). And I saw two exhibitions of her at DixMix Gallery in 2021 “Zwarwit” (read here) and “Quelqu’un” (read here).
The title “un.seen” could had two meanings. Firstly that the spectator sees new photographs never shown before, or secondly that the photographs themself show models or scenes where the model felt alone, not seen by anyone and able to be herself.

Impressions of “un.seen” by Catherine Nikolaidis @ Dixmix Gallery Lounge (2)

Catherine Nikolaidis was born in Greece and lives in the Netherlands. She joined Second Life in 2007 and photography is one of her passions. She writes about herself: “I believe strongly in sharing. I believe in communicating. I believe in creation and inspiration. I love black & white. I feel strongly for music.”
Catherine is a photographer, blogger & brand manager for several stores. She runs her own website and shares her work also on her flickr page.

I enjoyed my first visit to Dixmix Gallery Lounge, Dixmix’ new space for the art which is not only a gallery but also a place to for artists and art lovers to meet and to have fun. Thank you Dixmix and thank you Catherine for you art. And thank you Violet Boa, who does the PR work for the Dixmix Gallery Lounge and who is always helpful for me to gather information.

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery Lounge
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lawaii%20Myst/31/202/2254
Dixmix Gallery flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/dixmixgallery/
Catherine Nikolaidis flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cathnikol/
Catherine Nikolaidis own website
https://www.catherinenikolaidis.nl/

Diary 2022 (52) April 12th/13th The surprise

When Mistress came inworld Tuesday, April 12th, she asked me to wear my harness gag and blindfold after I had greeted her. She locked on just that blindfold and took me to Carnal Intentions and later to club Domme a Domme. I had time to focus on Mistress, something that intrinsically reinforced my submission to Mistress, just looking at myself kneeling by her feet. None else to look at.
At club Domme a Domme we met Dely (krybia) and also Ebony was there but she was absent and left after a while. Mistress unlocked my blindfold and unleashed me, then she summoned slave Luci (Luci Glendale) to us. We spent the rest of our afternoon time at club Domme a Domme with slave Lcui decorating us.

April 12th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at Carnal Intentions and at club Domme a Domme with slave Luci

I was early at night as I wanted to visit a gallery. Mistress Jenny was present … and wow. She had changed into a black gown, and had added a black face mask. She just looked intimidating, strict and dominant. Mistress needed a break and I took the opportunity to make my gallery visit.
When I returned I fell on my knees in front of Mistress … and I asked her to lock my cuffs. Mistress locked them behind my back, then we went seeing Flo at the skipee table.

April 12th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home with Flo

We played two rounds of skipee with Flo, then slave Holly came inworld and we played a third round this time as teams. slave Holly and I won it. But all the time I had only eyes for Mistress and weak knees. slave Luci joined us, I had to fumble with my tied hands to add the leash to her collar. Mistress took us all to Carnal Intentions where we stayed the rest of the night.

April 12th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, slave Holly and slave Luci

After a while I gave in to my feelings and offered Mistress Jenny my leash. She took it and I knelt by her feet. Although it was unfamiliar to be kneeling with the other slaves around, it just felt right!

April 12th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at Carnal Intehtions and at home with slave Holly and slave Luci

We returned home to our sun terrace. Mistress Jenny was tired and said good night and I tucked her in our skybox. I returned to slave Luci and slave Holly for a few minutes to wind down. slave Zado (Zado Ninetails) who had technical issues the night before was inworld and I summoned her to us. Before I went to bed myself I stored her in the glass cage at home.

Wednesday, April 13th, Mistress and I had one hour in the afternoon. Our Ebony and slave Luci were at home and we took both to club Domme a domme for a while. We chatted amoung us .. and with one of the other guests (in IM) and had a relaxed time. i was happy that Mistress wasn’t wearing her black gown from the night before again but had changed into something different, still dominant, yet not that strong. When our time was over we returned home and Mistress stored me at the annex of our skybox – just at the picture show showing me and my Ehesklavin Jenny ….. how thoughtfully, to leash me there where I get remembered how times had changed *sighs*.

April 13: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Dmme a Domme with Ebony and slave Luci / Mistress jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home

We had a relaxed night with two rounds of skipee first. Mistress Jenny and slave Luci against Flo and me … and singles when slave Holly came inworld. After the game we went to Psi’s realm first, but then moved on to Puerto Esclava where we stayed the rest of the night. I tried out the updated AnAVision HUD with slave Holly and I had a chat with Katie (Katielouisse) who I hadn’t seen for quite a while. That’s it already 🙂

April 13th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava with Flo, slave Luci and slave Holly

Art in Second Life 2022 (41) Gravity by Lika Cameo

Friday, April 29th, Dido Hass invited me to visit “Gravity” by Lika Cameo in her Nitroglobus Roof gallery. The exhibition opened officially on Sunday, May 1st.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” (Dr. Seuss)

Love can be scary only because you realize you care about someone as much as you care about yourself. You open your hearth knowing that it could be broken, however being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure, joy and excitement, and make you feel that true bond and energy that is pulling you to belong to the other.
The collection “Gravity” outlines the force between the two, that calling and longing which makes two humans to be so attracted to each other. Through this project I wanted to convey that connection and bond. I called gravity a synonym of love, only because, like gravity, love is pulling two sides.
Each piece showcases different aspects of that bond that love brings.
(text taken from the accompanying notecard by Lika Cameo)

Impressions of “Gravity” by Lika Cameo @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

I know the gallery space in the meanwhile quite well, yet the mirroring effect of the floor always excites me again. The presentation of the art is simply a piece of art itself and adds a lot to the experience. There’re again some light effect and objects, these were done by Adwehe, another artist who I have covered already a few times in this blog.
Lika’s pictures are showcased at the walls and they mirror in the floor. Take a closer look and you will find differences though. Some pictures are coloured in the mirrored version, others a black an white while the original is coloured.
The large exhibition space is separated by two pictures that are placed into the room. You will notice that from the other side these pictures are partly transparent just leaving the motive standing alone. You get a whole different view!

Lika added poems to her pictures. Twelve poems are from Celestial Demon (celestialdemon), two are from Pablo Neruda and one was written by Lika herself. The two poems of Pablo Neruda refer to a series of three pictures each, the twelve poems from Celestial Demon are illustrated by one picture each.
Celestial Demon (celestialdemon) is an Italian artist, who is in Second Life for more than 10 years. I couldn’t find out much about him, as his profile is in Italian. He’s not only a poet but makes artful pictures as well. You can see his art on his flickr page. Dido Haas told me that Celestial Demon (celestialdemon) and Lika are friends. And for “Gravity” Celestial Demon wrote the poems fitting to Lika’s pictures, thus creating an artful connection of texts and pictures.

Impressions of “Gravity” by Lika Cameo @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

The synonym of Love:

You are gravity…
I am bound to you
My heart’s anchor
My soul’s keeper

You are gravity…
Sink into your gaze
Drown into your smile
Stitched to your skin

You are gravity
My mind’s perception
My DNA complexion
My love magnet
My You…

Lika Cameo

“Gravity” is a very touching exhibition that deals with the attraction of two people called love. We can’t really explain it, we are attracted to the other as if gravity holds us close. On the other hand love provides wings and make us light. Lika expresses the different aspects and feelings in her pictures, that show the connection be it my madness, melody, magnet,  roots, earth, white noise, oxygen, skin, fire or my universe.

Lika Cameo (Likacameo) is in Second Life for more than 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.

“As the pandemic emerged, I found myself drifting more into art. In the last two years I had several exhibits in Second Life, each one was a story, an opportunity and a learning experience. The intent of my work is not to make changes or to solve problems, or answer questions, all I do is convey feelings a human can have through my eyes.
Visual perception of feelings is an incredible dive for me. I am mostly focused on human body, I am drawn towards portraiture, use of lights and shadows with mostly a monochrome pailleté.
I always challenge myself and experiment, I don’t have one specific style that I totally contemplate. I use several technics, mixed media, starting with hand sketching or taking pictures, to digital painting and editing.”
(text taken from the accompanying notecard by Lika Cameo)

With “Gravity” Lika Cameo succeeded to convey feelings!

Impressions of “Gravity” by Lika Cameo @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (3)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Gravity” by Lika Cameo. The exhibition will be open throughout May.
Thank you Adwehe for the light effects and thank you David Silence for creating the exhibition post. Last but not least, thank you Lika for your art. I really enjoyed my visit!

Landmark to “Garvity” by Lika Cameo at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1001
Lika Cameo’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184680643@N05/albums
Cameo Art Studio
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bragg/105/230/2202
Celestial Demon (celestialdemon)’s Flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/people/celestialdemon/

Diary 2022 (51) April 10th/11th Horse riding

Sunday, April 10th, I went on another short simploring tour in the later morning. I returned after lunch and waited for Mistress at our skybox while sorting the pictures and writing my report. slave Lily (Lily Bloodrose) came to our sim and IMd me saying hello. I noticed her IM not directly. She had been caught in our of the traps at our sim. This is the best way to learn where they are *winks*. She ended up at the stonehaven patio at the BDSM sign. I had forgot to reset the timer at this trap, hence she was really trapped there longtime. I finished wirting, then I went and rescued the poor dumb doll slave. As Mistress Jenny had not showed up yet, I took slave Lily with me to club DeLust. Soon after we arrived there Mistress Jenny came inworld and joined us there.

April 10th: Diomita and slave Lily at home and at club DeLust / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club DeLust with slave Lily

We stayed at thc club for about 20 minutes, then Mistress retreated withme to our loft skybox. Mistress made me wear a new pink dress. She had gifted it to me the days before and she knew that I was not really … excited .. about it. I don’t like wearing pink and the more I dislike it, the more Mistress likes me wearing it. After I had changed, Mistress locked my closet so that I couldn’t take off the dress anymore. Then she stripped and sat down – and I got my fix licking ym Mistress wife to an orgasm. Thank you Mistress Jenny.
But mistress was not done yet with me. She dressed again and took me to club Domme a Domme and leashed me there at the “failed domme” sign, a very symbolic act considering our history together. Mistress had a chat with Domna Marcia about me… while I knelt at her feet. Then Mistress had to tend to her RL and left. She left me leashed at the club. I stayed another 15 minutes, then I had to leave myself.

April 10th: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home and at club Domme a Domme with Domna Marcia

At night Mistress Jenny picked me up at club Domme a Domme and brought me back home to our skybox, she allowed me to change and then we went seeing Flo and slave Lily who were at home. Flo was playing skipee. After saying hello we played a round as teams. It was the first time for slave Lily to lay teams and hance Flo and I had an advantage. It became a quick and one sided game. slave holly came inworld and we all moved to Carnal Intentions when wehad finished playing.

At Carnal Intentions Mistress Mercy (Steelyeye Blinker) showed up. I do not see her often and it was great that I could catch up with her a bit. slave Lily left for bed.

April 10th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Flo, slave Holly and slave Lily

We had to leave the club as Carnal Intentions was restarted and Mistress Jenny decided to go to Psi’s realm. slave Alessi joined us there. And even Mistress Mercy joined. We chatted mostly amoung us but there was also main chat going on.

April 10th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Mistress Mercy, Flo, slave Holly and slave Alessi

We returned home after a while and played another skipee just to relax and wind down. Flo stayed on longer than usual but after the game we still had some time left over and we answered a few questions of the truthball at our sun terrace with slave Holly and slave Alessi – and later even Ebony joined us there. We had a really varied Sunday in Second Life.

Monday, April 11th, I found a picture from slave Holly in my messages. It shows her in her room looking at our Kitty in a while dress, white hair and a white face mask standing outside. When I met with Mistress Jenny in the afternoon, Mistress told me that she had met with Kitty and slave Holly in the morning. It is great that we stay in touch with Kitty regardless of the time difference and that she and Holly seem to get along well.
Mistress Jenny and I spent a relaxed hour together visiting Carnal Intentions, Puerto Esclava and club Domme a Domme, both enjoying our place. There’s not much more to report.

April 11th: Kitty and slave Holly at home / Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin at Carnal Intentions, at Puerto Esclava and at club Domme a Domme

We had a skipee night. When we came inworld, slave Luci was present and we played with her. While we played slave Holly came inworld and we had a game as teams in a different constellation as usual. Mistress Jenny and I won a very close (and hence fun) game against slave Luci and slave Holly.
We had something in mind for the rest of the night. slave Z (Zado Ninetails) came inworld just in time for that. we picked her up at the glass cell in the house where I had stored her. Then we took the slaves to our dungeon and I rezzed 3 spanking horses. I unloed slave Holly’s chastity belt and removed the shield, I helped slave Luci and slave Z to strip there pants and skirts…. and then I fixed first slave Luci, then slave Holly on the horses. Unfortunately slave Z had technical problems and first relogged twice, then left. I removed the third horse and we focused on slave Luci and slave Holly.
We had two races and changed the slaves inbetween. We think it were close races … so we called the races a draw. Finally we winded down for a few minutes at our sunterrace before we went off to bed.

April 11th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita horse riding with slave Luci and slave Holly (and with slave Z watching (upper left))

Enjoying Bondage April 2022 – Doll slaves at LWA

Mistress Jenny came up with a brilliant outfit idea for our subs and slaves. She found a free and modifiable face mask and she selected a colourable latex hairstyle that she found at B1. Face mask and latex hair fit well together. We allowed our subs and slaves to select their favourite outfit, then we instructed them to get the face mask and the latex hair — tadaaa, their outfit for April 2022.

Sunday, April 3rd, Mistress and I took Flo, slave Holly and slave Alessi to “Lock Without Asking” and made a first picture series with the slaves fixed at standing poles. This was the base for the Enjoying Bondage picture of this month.
Tuesday, April 5th, Mistress Jenny and I had slave Luci (Luci Glendale) and slave Lily (Lily Bloodrose) with us at club DeLust and I added them from the pictures I took.
And finally on Thursday, April 7th, I had locked slave Z (Zado Ninetails) at our sun terrace at home and I added her as well. So here is the Enjoying Bondage picture for April 2022 – Doll slaves at LWA.

Enjoying Bondage April 2022 – Doll slaves at LWA: slave Alessi, Diomita, slave Holly, slave Luci, Mistress Jenny, Flo, slave Lily, slave Z

Art in Second Life (40) Lobby Cam by Bryn Oh

Bryn Oh gave me the opportunity of seeing/expieriencing her latest installation “Lobby Cam” that is going to open on May 1st. So far I have visited Bryn Oh’s sim Immersiva a few times but I never spent enough time to immerse deeper into her installation. Getting this exclusive opportunity I decided to visit her newest installation, which is not at her sim Immersiva but on a sim named Immersivist.

Before I visited I tried to get a deeper insight into Bryn’s world and a I read a few posts from Inara Pey on her blog. Quite helpful was her post “Hand and the art of Bryn Oh in her own words“.

With my work I build for different types of people. There are those who have followed my work and know how to search for the deeper layers; they are the “experts”. For them, the story and time line are important. But I also try to build for people who know nothing about the history of the world I have created. So I build in layers: the top layer is for people who know nothing of my work and they enjoy the story on its own; the next layer is the story and then concepts within the story and the final layers are where the story fits into the time line.” (quote from Bryn Oh)

For sure I belong to those knowing nothing….

Impressions of “Lobby Cam” by Bryn Oh (1)

Bryn’s many installations are all connected with each other. Her artwork in Second Life is one long narrative which began in 2009. Each new work is a chapter in this story. They follow a timeline, yet they were not published in this order. Actually “Lobby Cam” is at the start of the timeline.
Bryn’s art is about virtual worlds and her art is showcased in virtual worlds. Bryn’s work is about AI, about a future world where reality and virtuality have melted into each other, where you can’t distinct the two anymore. It brings up questions like implanted memories and the difficulty to decide what is real.
Bryn’s art is interactive and her installations in virtual environments are made to experience them, to become part of it. You can still visit her installations “Hand” and “Brittle Epoch“. And when you begin you will get drawn deeper and deeper as you immerse into Bryn’s world. But you can also see her art on other media, you can watch videos of Bryn Oh’s installations on youtube, for example her installation “Hand” is on youtube.
You can find so much of about Bryn and her art on the internet that I simply got lost and was quite unsure how to put my many impressions and thoughts into words. You will have to do that yourself, I will just provide a few links from where you can start your own journey (see links below).

Landing at “Lobby Cam” by Bryn Oh

But back to “Lobby Cam”. You don’t need to know anything about the timeline and Bryn’s narrative for a visit ot “Lobby Cam”. For those interested, the timeline is shown at the landing point of “Lobby Cam”. Upon landing you should make sure that you “Use shared environment” and set advanced lighting on in your viewer. Furtheron you should enable shadows from moon and projectors on to get the full experience. Then you have to click the “click here” sign to enable experience tools which will add a diary book (hud) to your top right. It will appear large on your screen, click the icon in the top right to minimize it.
Start your visit by walking towards the painting and enter the narrative. Click on everything and you will find various interactive elements and secrets, as well as you will find pages from a torn up diary on the ground. These pages with advance the story in the diary hud (you have to maximize it again of course).

Impressions of “Lobby Cam” by Bryn Oh (2)

The story takes place in the present during the pandemic. The main character is a middle aged man living in the middle of nowhere in a remote converted grain silo. He watches a girl, who he calls Fern, through a security camera surveilling the lobby of an appartment building.

While exploring you can also find elements to write a letter. If you find the envelope, pen and ink, paper and stamp and all the pages you will have the ingredients to write a letter from the main character to Fern. If you click the red mailbox on the train platform you can send this message directly to Bryn by email. Bryn will respondto all letters sent as Fern would reply to your message. This will end the story depending on what you write.
Bryn added: “In the past I have done something similar requiring me to reply to several hundred letters and each I do without using a form letter… it is very time consuming but I feel it is important.”

Impressions of “Lobby Cam” by Bryn Oh (2)

Born in Toronto, Bryn attended the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and studied Fine Art Drawing and painting, receiving the George A Reid award for painting. Subsequent to that attended the Toronto School of Art as well as Seneca College studying computer animation. After completion becoming represented by XEXE gallery in Toronto later known as KWT Contemporary. Oil paintings are collected internationally. In 2007 Bryn became interested in creating immersive environments in virtual reality spaces as a new media artist known as Bryn Oh. Since then Bryn’s work has featured in magazines such as Vogue magazine, in movies and in galleries and museums worldwide.

Impressions of “Lobby Cam” by Bryn Oh (3)

Bryn Oh’s Lobby Cam received a national arts grant from the Canada Council for the Arts which is special to her as her previous grants were from the Ontario Arts Council and this is her first nationally awarded grant. It is important for her career as an artist, but also it legitimizes virtual art in the minds of some curators from large institutions who are not familiar with Second Life. The grant supports the building of Lobby Cam in the virtual world of Second Life as well as building it in Unreal Engine (which is in progress for several more months). Lobby Cam has taken five months to build and all elements are created by Bryn Oh.

A really outstanding (art) experience in Second Life! Thank you Bryn.

Landmark to Bryn Oh’s “Lobby Cam”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersivist/16/23/23
Promo “Lobby Cam” on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQrAv45d4c
Inara Pey’s blogpsot “Hand and the art of Bryn Oh in her own words”
https://modemworld.me/2020/04/27/hand-and-the-art-of-bryn-oh-in-her-own-words/
Landmark to “Hand” by Bryn Oh (gateway)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bryn%20Oh/44/211/22
Bryn Oh’s “Hand” on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYPCB2N2U58
Landmark to “The Brittle Epoch” by Bryn Oh
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersiva/17/108/24
Bryn Oh’s blog
http://brynoh.blogspot.com/
Support Bryn Oh on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/brynoh

slave Holly’s 1st collaring anniversary and 10th (!) rez day

Today marks our slave Holly’s 1st collaring anniversary – and her 10th (!) rez day in Second Life. Congratulations, slave!

Slave Holly joined us on April 13th, 2021 and against our principles we collared her already two weeks later on April 30th, on her 9th rez day anniversary. And we didn’t regret it at all!
Slave Holly is very loyal and completely dedicated to her Mistresses. You won’t see slave Holly roaming around, she’s either with us or at home. We keep her permanently restricted and remove her chastity belt only for rare and particular occasions. She has wit which is no wonder seeing as she’s British like Mistress Jenny – she cares about everyone close to us and gets along well with everybody. When she is with us, she always focused and eager to serve and to please us. slave Holly became addicted to my pee and I keep her addiction level up – who doesn’t want a personal toilet? *winks*. And of course she has a talented tongue to clean me afterwards (or more).

Mistresses Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly / slave Holly and slave Alessi (lower middle)

Mistress Jenny and I fully control slave Holly’s Second Life but beyond that Holly became a valued friend. She is a who we don’t want to miss anymore. A slave is a slave and has no rights and no choices and we won’t say that publicly – thank you slave Holly for being our’s!

Mistresses Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly / slave Holly and slave Alessi (lower middle)

Since a few months slave Holly has her own small place at our home. A quite large cell in which she goes before she logs our and where her time in Second Life starts when she gets online. Her cell became her personal limited space and just recently I decorated her personal space with 2 pictures of us. So as a treat for her collaring celebrations, we have fenced off a small plot around her cell to call her own special place. And I added a slideshow inside with over 100 pictures about her first year with us. We hope to add more pictures to it during the next years to come.

April 29th: slave Holly looking at her own plot “slave Holly’s Heaven” that we made for her 1st collaring anniversary

Congratulations to your 1st collaring anniversary, slave Holly. Your Mistresses love you.

Backflash April 2022 “Simploring 2017 (31) The Last Forever – Marfa” (April 25th, 2017)

In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers the new series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.
For April 2022 I selected a post from April 2017 “Simploring 2017 (31) The Last Forever – Marfa”.
Back in 2017 I had never heard about Marfa, TX and thus I did some resaearch und learned a lot about this famous place in the middle of nothing. Snce then I came across Marfa in Second Life a few times and for me it feels a bit like I’d have been there in RL. At “The Last Forever – Marfa” I also saw Melusina Parkin’s minimalistic art for the first time. Whenever I get aware that Melusina has opened a new exhibtion I visit it nowadays – and often remember my visit to her exhibtion at “The Last Forever – Marfa”
Enjoy reading…


Simploring 2017 (31) The Last Forever – Marfa

I went on a simploring tour Saturday, April 22nd. I decided to visit “The Last Forever“, a landmark that I picked from Nix Bubbles’ blog. The landmark description was not really revealing for me: “The Last Forever is a new sim/full region inspired by Marfa, TX from the creators of West of The Rain, Oobleck Allagash and Nodnol Jameson (KraftWork), along with the creative team of Kai Mannequin, Brooke Barmy, Rooky Yootz, Triin, Misty and Jack Hanby.” I haven’t heard about Marfa in Texas before nor did I came across of any of the mentionened names. Most of “The Last Forever” I understood later, when I looked up some profiles and after reading about Marfa, TX.

April 22nd: The Last Forever – overview

Marfa was founded in the early 1880s as a railroad water stop. The town was named “Marfa” at the suggestion of the wife of a railroad executive. The Marfa Army Airfield served as a training facility for several thousand pilots during World War II. It was closed 1945. Marfa has a population of about 2,000 people, hence it is really small.
Today, Marfa is a tourist destination and a major center for Minimalist art. Attractions include Building 98, the Chinati Foundation, artisan shops, historical architecture, a classic Texas town square, modern art installments, art galleries, and the Marfa lights. The city is also 37 miles (60 km) from Prada Marfa, a pop art exhibit, which might be the most photographed and visited site in Marfa. The area around Marfa is known as a cultural center for contemporary artists and artisans. In 1971, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa from New York City. Since Judd’s death in 1994, two foundations have worked to maintain his legacy: the Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation. Every year the Chinati Foundation holds an open house event where artists, collectors, and enthusiasts come from around the world to visit Marfa’s art.
(Source: wikipedia
The landing point is at the Marker of Marfa, which is based on Marfa in the reality. Upon your landing you get a welcome “Welcome to The Last Forever SIM home of KraftWork, BIGBULLY, Powder Pack, Kiss me Poses and Triin.” KraftWork and BIGBULLY are shops for mesh creations for decorations and furniture in Second Life. Powder Pack is a store for make-up and skins for mesh heads and Kiss me Poses is a store for poses. The Last Forever is the home of these stores. I didn’t find out what Triin is.
Marfa in Second Life looks a bit like I would imagine a little town in Texas. First of all it is in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by a desert. There are some modern buildings but also some buildings that have seen better times. And there are some ruins and abandoned homes. The infrastructure is dilapidated and some corners and areas look shabby. What I noticed before I did the above research about Marfa in the real world is the art spreaded all over the sim.
I walked around town and collected some impressions of Marfa in SL. I explored the mainstores of KraftWork and BIGBULLY. I went into the radio station and I couldn’t refrain from peeking into the local sex shop. I visited the exhibit Americana, American Icons in Second Life by Melusina Parkin. Outside of the town is the famous Prada Marfa, a camping ground, and some houses. The atmosphere is dense and The Last Forever looks quite real, in particular when you know about Marfa in reality. Monday, April 24th, just 2 days after my visit, I noticed that Inara Pey published an entry about Melusina Parkin’s Americana exhibit titeled “Melusina’s American Icons in Second life in her blog, just the very same day that I visited Marfa. What a coincdence!

Thank you Oobleck (allagash) and Nodnol Jameson (owner of KraftWork) for providing The Last Forever to the public. You understood how to combine the site of some mainstores (including your own) with the experience of a great place in Second Life and you contributed to my education as I now know about Marfa.

 

Landmark to The Last Forever
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Last%20Forever/181/97/23
(outdated!)
Inara Pey’s blog entry about Melusina Parkin’s Americana exhibit at The Last Forever
https://modemworld.me/2017/04/21/melusinas-american-icons-in-second-life/

Link to the orignal post:
https://themaurers.me/2017/04/25/simploring-2017-31-the-last-forever-marfa/

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