Diary 2019 (202) December 30th – A quiet relexed day

I had quite some time inworld on Monday, December 30th. I first me shortly with slave Gwendi at home and then went on another long simploring tour. After almost 12 years Second Life hasn’t lost any of it’s attraction to me. As opposed to with the improvement of graphics I can immerse myself into the dream worlds that others have created and it is always like a short vacation.

When I returned from my tour, I took slave Gwendi with me to the bathroom and had a bath with her. We had some time to talk and to enjoy eachother and slave Gwendi did a good job spoiling her owner. While we were taking the bath, slave Flo came inworld and cleaned the house, so that we have is clean for New Years Day and Ann came by as well, dressed with a kinky outfit and a dildo gag. slave Flo commented “Did you forget to cut the salami into slices?” *winks*

December 30th: Diomita and slave gwendi taking a bath (upper left and middle) / slave Gwendi, Diomita and Ann with her “salami” at home (upper right) / Diomita, Angelique, Ann, slave Flo and slave gwendi at Mesmerize Dungeon (lower pictures)

As Angelique was inworld as well we, Angelique, Ann, slave Flo, slave Gwendi and myself made a quick visit to Mesmerize Dungeon, then it was time for me to tend to my RL again for a bit.

At night I rezzed all pictures and art objects that I got from Milly Sharple. I had visited her sim “Let it Snow!” (read also here) several times and I missed the Christmas hunt there, where you could get some of her art. Well I don’t missed it really, I tried the hunt but expected that I had to click on the Christmas socks instead of right click and buy. Milly was so kind to sent all the objects to me.
It was fun rezzing them all in our living room and to have a look at them. There’re some objects and pictures that I really like! Luci, Rob (Robuiron), slave Flo and Angelique came by and were a bit puzzled seeing the living room used as a gallery. Too bad, that I forgto to take a picture. Anyway, after Christmas, when I get some prims nack available, at least one piece of Milly Sharple will be added to my little art collection.

December 30th: Mistress Jenny, Diomita and Angelique at club DeLust with slave gwendi, slave Flo and Luci

Rob left unexpectedly and I took Luci, slave Flo and Angelique with me to club De Lust. It was very full and laggy there. We chatted among us and had a look at all the other guests. slave Gwendi joined us there and later also Mistress Jenny. We stayed about an hour, then we returned home and played a greedy and then it was already time to go to bed. After all it was a nice, relaxed and varied day in Second Life for me.

Art in Second Life 2020 (1) – The Art of Milly Sharple

In 2020 I will split up my “Simploring” posts into “Simploring” for my exploring tours to sims in Second Life and “Art in Second Life” for my visits to art galleries or art installations. So this is the first entry of the “Art in Second Life” series.

In December 2019 I came across Milly Sharple when I visited the current exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (read Simploring 2019 (123) La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020). This exhibition featured Milly Sharple among other artists and it is still open (at least until January 11th).

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Milly Sharple

Milly Sharple is an artist and photographer from the UK in real life and has always enjoyed art and artistic expression. She’s in Second Life since 2008 and was perhaps one of the pioneers in introducing fractal art to Second Life.
Milly Sharple has also a passion for region design and building in Second Life and creates a yearly Winter sim called “Let it Snow!”, which I visited the first time last year (see Simploring 2019 (129) Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland).

Milly Sharple has 2 large galleries: Fractal Insanity and Fractal Factory

Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (1)

I visited Fractal Insanity on Christmas Day 2019. Fractal Insanity is Milly’s gallery for experimental and mixed media art. It extends over 2 adjacent and connected buildings with 2 floors. I recognised just a few pictures that were exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli. This gallery shows the broad variety of Milly’s art. There’re not only fractals, there’re continously changing fractals that remembered me of kaleidoscopes. There are very artful 3D statues in various forms, not only humans but also animals. There’re vases in different colours and shape. There’re collages and there’re portraits and animal faces embedded in fractals, some are mirrored and/or blurred.

Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (2)

Milly told me that she’s was going to update a part of the Fractal Insanity gallery, hence you might see a little bit different extract of Milly’s art if you visit it now.

Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (3)

I visited Fractal Factory on December 26th, 2019. This gallery shows Milly’s pure fractals, none of them have had editing. That is almost incredible for me as a layman.
“Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of new media art. The mathematical beauty of fractals lies at the intersection of generative art and computer art. They combine to produce a type of abstract art.” (source: wikipedia)

Fractal Factory – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (1)

In her profile Milly writes that she creates these Fractals in Apophysis, UltraFractal, Jux, Boxplorer, Frax and Sterlingware. As far as I understood it these are fractal generation and rendering software applications.

Fractal Factory – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (2)

Milly’s art impressed me. I like the colours and the variety of her art. Both galleries display her art in a very successful way. You can purchase all pictures and objects. Thank you very much for bringing your art to Second Life, Milly. I enjoyed visiting the galleries and getting a little bit more insight into your work.

Fractal Factory – The Art of Milly Sharple Art (3)

Landmark to Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Montecito/215/172/28
Landmark to Fractal Factory – The art of Milly Sharple
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Montecito/209/179/1915
Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/101/136/3502
Landmark to Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Sky/33/156/27
Wikipedia about Fractal art
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal_art
Blogpost Simploring 2019 (123) La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020
https://themaurers.me/2019/12/12/simploring-2019-123-la-maison-daneli-holiday-season-2019-2020/
Blogpost Simploring 2019 (129) Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland
https://themaurers.me/2019/12/23/simploring-2019-129-let-it-snow-a-winter-wonderland/

Diary 2019 (197) December 20th – 22nd Family Days

The holiday season was coming to it’s first peak with Christmas soon. It was the time of the year where we do not only spend more time within the family in Second Life but also travel to see our families in Real Life. I was visiting mine from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd and Mistress Jenny was traveling to see her family Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. Nonetheless I was able to get inworld late Friday night and to attend our Friday night party. The theme was not surprisingly Christmas *winks*

December 20th – Friday night party: Mistress Jenny and Diomita (left) / Claire (maddh4tt3r), Firefly (rmf361sim), Starbright Wingtips, Della Randt, papafox57 (upper right) / slave Gwendi with LaraSofie at her leash (lower right)

Due to Mistress Jenny’s and my absence there’s nothing to report for the diary for Saturday. We both returned Sunday night – and had a family night in Second Life. Angelique, slave Flo and slave Gwendi were present. We went to “Let it snow!” (see also Simploring 2019 (129) Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland) and enjoyed the atmosphere.

December 22nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with Angelique, slave Flo and slave Gwendi enjoying a family holiday season night

We went to the Lesbian teahouse and later to Mesmerize Dungeon. We chatted, caught up and had fun – in short: we had a relaxed family night and Mistress and I crowned it with some time of togetherness before we went to bed.

Diary 2019 (194) December 14th/15th Relaxed Weekend

I went on a longer simploring tour Saturday, December 14th, and visited “Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland” (read also yesterday’s post). I had fun exploring it, really a Winter Wonderland! I was about to finish my visit when Kitty came online. What a surprise. I summoned her to me and we danced in this romantic environment, we caught up just a bit. Mistress Jenny, who meets Kitty more often than I do, keeps filling me in about Kitty’s news.

December 14th: Diomita and Kitty dancing at “Let it Snow!”

At night I first spent some time at club Domme a Domme where Ann found and joined me. I took control and tied her up in her doll suit. I noticed slave Flo coming online and called her. She had started a game of skipee (alone, so that she wins *winks*). I went home with Ann and soon after slave Gwendi and Mistress came inworld. slave Gwendi had been sick a few days and we were happy having her back. After Flo had won her game (surprise, surprise), we went to Mesmerize Dungeon for about an hour. Mistress and I caught up with our mutual news, we talked about the upcoming holidays, we teased the slaves and had fun. And slave Flo and slave Gwendi had fun teasing Ann as their future sister slave.

December 14th: Diomita and Ann at club Domme a Domme / Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Flo, slave Gwendi and Ann

Back home we played a round of greedy, then it was time for Mistress Jenny and slave Flo to leave. I tucked Mistress Jenny in and went to bed early myself.

I had quite some time inworld on Sunday, December 15th. I went visiting Lairig Leacach  (see Simploring 2019 (126) Lairig Leacach) first. It is Serene Footman’s particular holiday sim and outstanding as all of his work. Once again, Kitty came inworld when I was about to leave, but this time I really had to leave.

 

Lairig Leacach

To my surprise Kitty was online when I returned in the afternoon. Now she was about to leave but I could convince her to come home and to meet me and slave Gwendi. I took a fwe pictures of us 🙂

December 15th: Diomita with slave Gwendi and Kitty

After Kitty had left I took slave Gwendi with me to Heavy Bondage Club. slave Gwendi was more or less absent and I had some distractions of RL as well. Our former slave Dana called me and I summoned her to us. She’s was quite restricted and still searches her place in SL while causing trouble and having fun. We caught up a little but, then I had to leave for dinner.

December 15th: Diomita with slave Gwendi and Dana at Heavy Bondage Club

At night Mistress Jenny, slave Gwendi, slave Flo and I had 2 rounds of greedy first, then we went to club DeLust where we spent the night. slave Gwendi danced for us, slave Flo decorated us well and slave slut cecy showed up later and danced for us as well. We had a very relaxed night together with the slaves and it was crowned with tongetherness at our skybox after the slaves had left.

December 15th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita a club DeLust with slave Flo, slave Gwendi and with slave slut cecy

 

Simploring 2019 (129) Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland

When I visited the current exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (see Simploring 2019 (123) La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020) I came across Milly Sharple who exhibits her pictures there. Milly Sharple is an artist and photographer from the UK in real life and has always enjoyed art and artistic expression. She’s in Second Life since 2008 and was perhaps one of the pioneers in introducing fractal art to Second Life. Milly established her own gallery “Fractal Insanity – The Art of Milly Sharple“. Milly Sharple has also a passion for region design and building in Second Life and creates a yearly Winter sim called “Let it Snow!” (Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland 2019).

I hadn’t heard about it or at least I never visited “Let it Snow!” before. It was about time that I visited it. Saturday, December 14th, I went to this year’s installation “Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland“. And I didn’t regret it at all! As opposed to I spent 2 hours in this lovely and picturesque sim. It’s just awesome.

Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland – overiew

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” is written in the fitting landmark profile and the tags are “Christmas, holidays, ice skating, cable cars, sledding, snowboarding, dining, dancing, ballroom, cafes, bar, photography, hangout, cosy cottages, ruins, woods, etc.” “Let it snow!” is a moderate homestead, owned and created by Milly Sharple.

The landing point is in a seperate hut. You get a list with landmarks so that you won’t miss a point of interest. I started my simploring tour at the Townsquare right next to the landing point.

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (1) – Landing point and Townsquare

The Townsquare is very picturesque. All houses are decoracted outside and in the center is a gazebo where you can sit and enjoy or dance. You find dancing animations in little red hearts at many spots in “Let it Snow!

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (2) – Townsquare and Winter Carousel (lower right)

There is a little Winter outdoor bar where I took a first rest. Some of the stores are furnished and decorated also inside. Did I mention already that is it snowing at “Let it snow!“? Close to the Townsquare is the Winter Carousel, another nice motif for taking pictures.

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (3) – Ballroom, Rune Fortune Stone, Winter Angel Gazebo, Reader’s Retreat

I tried the Rune Fortune Stone, that provides different stones as giveaways, stones with a meaning: “This Rune is traditionally associated with protection and shelter. It’s form resembles an umbrella , and it teaches us that we must protect ourselves from negative emotions if we’re to succeed as individuals.
Let it Snow!” is a romantic Winter Wonderland, just the right place to go dancing with your loved one for example in the Ballroom or outside in the Winter Angel Gazebo. Or simply enjoy yourself and retreat to Reader’s Retreat.

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (4) – Church Ruins, Winter Walk, Ice Rink, Winter bar

I visited the Church Ruins and walked through the forest (Winter Walk). For those seeking more activity there’s an Ice Rink and next to it is a Winter bar to simply watch.

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (5) – Cable Cars and Toboggan slide, Winter Lodge (lower right)

In one corner of “Let it Snow!” is a small hill. You can either take a cable car or walk up on foot. Don’t miss trying the Toboggan slide, that’s fun! I also had a look into the biggest house almost in the center of “Let it Snow!“, that I named Winter Lodge. It is nicely furnished and another cosy place to sit and talk. You will find many cosy places spread all over the sim.

Besides that it is picturesque, romantic, built with love for the detail “Let it Snow!” is also quite outstanding for it’s simsurround that fits so perfectly that you hardly notice the boarders of the sim. Milly has added a moon and a curtains of snow around the sim and all the light sources are placed thoughtfully. More opportunites for taking pictures.

Impressions of Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland (6) – Snowy Retreat and more

I’m glad that I came across “Let it Snow!” and I assume, it will become a regular place for me to visit during the holiday season. Thank you very much Milly for creating this Winter Wonderland and for providing it to the public! I had a great time.

Landmark to Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Sky/33/156/27