Dio’s 12th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2019 – Part II

Yesterday, I had my 12th anniversary of joining Second Life.
It has become a tradition for me to write a longer blog post on the occasion of my rezzdays, to have a look back on the last year and to realize the changes in my Second Life as well as the things that didn’t change. Yesterday, I published Part I of my anniversary entry and talked about my closer family and the changes in my family. Today’s part II is about the simploring tours I made in my 12th year.

12 years in Second Life – part II: My simploring tours

Let me start with my simploring tours about art in Second Life. I admire the creativity of artists in this virtual world, I visited galleries like Lyric Art Gallery, La Masion D’Aneli, 20][21 gallery, Rey’s Gallery, Shui Mo Gallery, Milly Sharple’s Fractal galleries, Daphne.Arts and Deva Westland’s Galerie Des Beaux-Arts. I visited and wrote about 7 installations of Cica Ghost, who continues to conjure a smile in my face with every of her funny whimsical creations. I saw fewer art installations since the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) is on hold. But some private initiatives luckily provide space or the artists themselves dedicate their own space. Just recently I saw an exhibition of Mistero Hifeng’s art at Valium Creek Art Park. I saw “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen at VeGeTaL PLaNeT, I saw “Lalawood” by Theda Tammas, Yoon (onyxxe), Iono Allen and JadeYu Fhang at La Maison d’Aneli as well as “Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan. I saw Twilights Doors by Bo Zano (Bozanonl Resident), “The Outer Garden” by bisou Dexler, “Inferno” by Noke Yuitza, “Avaloir” by Eupalinos Ugajin, Undertones by Oluja (artistik Oluja) and “Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story” by Meilo Minotaur.

Shui Mo Gallery (upper left) / Aneli Abeyante’s art at La Maison d’Aneli (upper right) / Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story (lower left) / INFERNO by Noke Yuitza (lower right)

Since January 2020 the blog has a new category for blogposts about art in Second Life, I won’t categorize old entries though.

I found many cosy and lovely sims where people built their own dreamworld, peaceful and picturesque. You don’t need many prims or a large place for it, Nevgilde Gaard or Black Mire – around hi-cafe are examples for that. Most of these dreamworlds were homesteads: Florence Bay, Authors Point, Secondlife National Park, Maderia Springs, Blaylock Island, Scarlett Isle, Carolina, Broken, Alternate Reality, Fleur Nederland [Dutch], La Digue, Northern Shore – Skärgården, Soul of Dreams … just to name a few. In these sims I spent relaxing hours and enjoyed the views and the peace.

Northern Shore – Skärgården (upper left) / Scarlett Isle (upper right) / Secondlife National Park (lower left) / Black Mire – around hi-cafe (lower right)

Some were really particular. I want to mention Last Dove, a sim like a movie. It’s setting is based on Lonesome Dove, a 1985 Western novel by American writer Larry McMurtry. Last Dove is still open if you haven’t seen it yet. I also liked Kun-Tei-Ner, a sim that provided a scary view into mankind’s future, a place with no land, a city that grew up on a huge mountain of containers filled with broken technological stuff. And just recently I visited the SS Galaxy, the largest cruiseship in Second Life – impressive, in particular when you consider it’s history.

Last Dove (upper and lower left) / Kun-Tei-Ner (upper right) / SS Galaxy (lower right)

Then there were the sims that have a real background, where a place in the physical world was build in Second Life. This way I got a picture, an idea of the real places and my visits gave reason to do a little bit of research. Venice in Italy was one of these impressing places and I spent some time exploring it.
I had never heard about Ukivok before and now I have the feeling that I’ve been there already. I had heard of Huntington Beach before but wasn’t aware of it’s oil industry history. I also had heard and read of North Brother Island, yet I haven’t been there in real life (yet). Now I somehow feel like I’ve been there. I learned a lot about Chesapeake Bay, a place I’ve been to twice in reality already being not aware of it’s history.

Ukivok (upper left) / North Brother Island (upper right) / Chesapeake Bay (lower left) / Huntington Beach (lower right)

I also discovered many places related to my kinky side, to BDSM. That’s another dream you can live in Second Life and I do. Unfortunately some of these places don’t stay long like the Elevate Femdom Lounge, Windhaven or Meadow Rose. Also some adult places, that we liked to visit every once in a while, are gone now like The Apostasy or Angel of Pain’s BDSM island (Remark: Angel of Pain has a successor sim)

Gone: The Apostasy (upper left) / Angel of Pain’s BDSM Island (upper right) / Dungeon at Windhaven (lower left) / Meadow Rose (lower right)

Just recently I discovered Caged Elegance, a club with many member, lots of events and all sort of kinks. I enjoyed my visit to Catena et Cavea, an adult sim that is also really picturesque. Amrum is another place I not only went to for simploring but also for a session with Mistress Jenny when I had a green light. I like in particular the BDSM vacation home there.
We visited The Obliviation Hole RLV Prison of Starbright Wingtips who gave us a full tour. The prison and what is going on there is a regular subject when we chat during our Friday night parties.

Caged Elegance (upper left) / Catena et Cavea (upper right) / Amrum BDSM vacation home (lower left) / The Obliviation Hole RLV Prison (lower right)

Thank you all for building, for creating and for sharing your dreams (kinky or not kinky) with the rest of the community. And please apologize if I did not mention all of my tours, it were simply too many. I did really enjoy all of my simploring tours!

End of part II, tomorrow’s part III will be about the other highlights of my 12th year.

Dio’s 12th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2019 – Part I

Oh my gooad.. I can’t believe it! 12 years in Second Life!
Today marks my 12th anniversary of joining Second Life. Considering that there’s only one life you can live, the virtual world of Second Life has become a part of my everyday life. And the intention of this blog was and is to keep the memories alive, although places and people simply vanish sometimes. Reading back I’m able to remember, like a journey in my memories. In May 2019 I began a new monthly series in this blog called “Backflash”. In this 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. That’s always quite interesting also for myself! For our readers the new series provides an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.

Like every year I write a longer blog post on the occiasion for my rezzday. I’ll have a look back on the last year to realize the changes in my Second Life as well as the things that didn’t change. Like I did for my last anniversaries, I will split this anniversary post – this time into even 3 parts. The part one will be about our family, the part two about my simploring tours and part 3 about the other highlights of my 12th year. Enjoy!

12 years in Second Life – part I: My home and my family

Let’s start with our home. Once again it hasn’t changed. We didn’t make any major refurbisment. Obviously we’re quite happy with it and it does feel like home, just like in the physical world. There have been only some minor changes, some more plants, some new furniture and toys. And my art collection, consisting of sculptures and pictures, which I either bought or got as a present from artists is growing.

Dio’s little art park – some new exhibits of 2019: Humanitree by Milly Sharple and Yes/No by Reycharles

During the last year the family has changed again.
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 Mistress Jenny and I collared slave Gwen (gwenney) as Maurer’s slave Gwen. One week after her collaring, slave Gwen sent an offline IM to me that she has some RL issues and wight be off a couple of days. We haven’s seen slave Gwen ever since. 5 months later, on June 22nd, 2019, we released her officially from our Service. We hope she’s doing well. Like all other former slaves of ours, slave Gwen is always welcome at our home.

After we released slave Gwen we had only three official collared slaves for quite a while: Kitty, slave slut cecy and slave Flo. That changed during the Summer. On August 24th, we collared slave Christin and a few days later on August 29th we collared slave Gwendi.

Kitty is doing well and is still adventurous and causes mischief. We still get messages every once in a while from people who caught her or who she had locked up. Mistress and Kitty meet sometimes in our morning and I also met her several times regardless of our not fitting timezone. We stay in touch and this blog is also very helpful for Kitty to catch up with our news. Besides being our collared slaveboy ..ehm … slavegirl, Kitty has become a close friend of ours in addition.

Unfortunately also our slave slut cecy lives in a different timezone (slut is Mexican). Her RL prevents her from being with us most of the time. We see slut irregularly about once a week. slut is very loyal and manages to stay in touch but it is hard to integrate her when she appears all of a sudden. As we don’t want to spoil her short online time with technical stuff we refrained from getting a meshbody for her and we change her outfit only very rarely. The catsuit that she’s wearing right now will become her second skin. It can be colour changed easily to have some variation and it is restrictive.

slave Flo has been a very good slave. Quite often she was our only slave present after slave Gwen didn’t show up again. slave Flo is still enjoying bondage and restrictions. Being our head slave Mistress and I rewarded her and dedicated the slave’s hut “Shangri-La” for her use. slave Flo is keeping our house clean from pixel dust. How can someone show more dedication and loyality than by this sysphos work? slave Flo developed her own status within the family and like Kitty she has become also a personal friend, a fix part of our Second Life and we’re happy and proud to own her.

Christin (Christinvega) began visiting our homesim in Autum 2018. She in every once in a while and in March 2019 we had a first chat with her. We learned that she’s from Norway, that she’s submissive and we could tell that she’s a bit shy at least at first. She attended the next Friday night party and then was absent for several months. She returned end of June, stayed close and and we took more and more control of her. She slowly opened up more and more and as she got known to us she even developed more confidence, she became more bratty and she got a bit closer to slave Flo and Angelique. But she stayed very obedient, patient and not needy. slave Christin began her traditional trial for us on Saturday, August 17th. Exactly one week later, on August 24th, we collared slave Christin as our Maurer’s Norsk Brat Christin. Welcome to the family, slave Christin.

We had noticed Gwendi Dash many times before. She was visiting the same clubs and places as we do and her often shiny or fancy outfit caught our eyes. We also got in contact to her several times, mostly talking about her clothes. That all changed with a short but funny conversation with her about slave Flo and slave Christin on August 15th and I invited Gwendi to join our Friday night party the other day. Gwendi was present when we started slave Christin’s trial and she was with us ever since. She hold company at slave Christin’s trial cell and of course she attended all the conversations we had with slave Christin during the trial. While attending slave Christin’s trial, Gwendi agreed to give up more and more control and I restricted her to our home, her home from now on. It became almost a double trial. Hence Gwendi’s own trial was comparably short but very intense. We didn’t leave her any real choice, actually she was already our’s before she entered the trial cell, she just didn’t know it. We collared slave Gwendi on August 29th, 2019 as “Maurer’s slave Gwendi”.

And there’s Angelique, our niece. She’s not collared by us. Angelique has a very spophisticated and elaboarted wardrobe and is very helpful. When it comes to dressing, she’s our style consultant. She’s also very attractive herself and is irresistable when she’s in a kinky mood. Angelique is obedient and submissve and very loyal. My relation to Angelique cooled down while she was not in the mood for anything for a few months. But then we got closer again, maybe even closer than before. Roleplaying with her is exciting and she still allies sometimes Mistress Jenny against me but still it stays just teasing. Angelique is another fix part of my Second Life.

With slave Gwendi some of her closer friends became close to us as well. I want to mention here in particular our shiny Ann (TransAnn). Ann has always itchy feet and can’t stay still or without roaming around restlessly – nonetheless she and her helpful ways is a real enrichment for our family.

Besides Mistress Jenny and myself the core family at the start of my 13th year consists of Angelique, Kitty, slave Flo, slave slut cecy, slave Christin and slave Gwendi.
The solid base of my Second Life is my relation to Mistress Jenny, my beloved wife, partner and property. We shared these 12 years together and for some we’re seen as one person (DioJen) already. I couldn’t believe it but my submission to Mistress Jenny has even further grown. She made my submission to her irreverible. Nonetheless Mistress Jenny still grants (way too short) green lights where I may tie her up and be in control. I personally think that these role swaps are one reason why our relation stays exciting, varied and gets even stronger.
Mistress insists that I head the family, but to some extent that’s more a delegation as she has grown into the (not very secret) decider in the background. We exchange about everyhting, our everyday life, our Second Life, all matters regarding the family, we tease each other, we try to get enough time for playing amoung ourselves, we love each other.
Besides all the fun I have in Second Life, besides my simploring tours, that I enjoy a lot, Jenny is for sure the reason that I’m still in Second Life after these 12 years – and that it became a part of my life. Thank you, Mistress Jenny!

End of part I, part II will be about my simploring tours and part III about the other highlights of my 12th year.

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/

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

Simploring 2019 (123) La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020

On Wednesday, December 11th, La Maison d’Aneli opened a new exhibtion that will be stay until January 11th. It features a joined installation, a witful and selfcritical journey by Yoon, Iono Allen, Theda Tammas and JadeYu Fhang about our Ego within Second Life “Lalawood – This could be Paradise”, a 3D installation by Tomm Pye, an exhibition of more classic sculptures and art by Willem Koba in the seperate room “La Serre” and paintings and pictures by Milly Sharpel, Tigerfish Rain, Bamboo Barnes and Vroum Short, who owns VeGaTal PLaNeT, the sim hosting La Maison d’Aneli.

I visited the joined exhibtion the day before it was opened and started my tour at the seperate exhibition room “La Serre” with the work from Willem Koba.
Willem sees himself not as an artist in real life nor in Second Life. He rather says he has a passion for art in both worlds and creates some stuff. At “La Serre” you can see reproductions of the art from famous artists like Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaubi, Jeff Koons, M. C. Escher and others along with pieces Willem created himself. I was intrigued in particular by being able to experience the famous stairs from M. C. Escher in 3D. I also smiled seeing the elefants with the long legs from Salvador Dali, which I just recently saw at Hotel California (see Simploring 2019 (116) Hotel California – Off the Grid). For some of the famous artists you can grab notecards with their biography and a short description of their work. Willem is quite modest as beside the art from famous artists some of his work is very creative and artful like the Notre Dame model.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Willem Koba at “La Serre”

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the location of La Maison d’Aneli. VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle“.
Vroum Short’s art, currently exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli shows moving colourful abstract objects in 2D and 3D with particular light effects. It is great, just to watch how her art changes permanently and provides different views.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Vroum Short

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 lack time! Another place I have to visit *winks*
At La Maison d’Aneli we see portraits that are embedded in fractals, are mirrored and blurred and develop a particular facination.

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

Tigerfish Rain is a graphic artist & creator, he’s also a Catwa Head Developer and in Second Life since 2010: “When I look at the universe, I see that each of us is a piece of art, and when these pieces come together, they form a whole …. one day, mankind will go beyond the stars and it will be with the help of science and art
Tigerfish’s corner at La Maison d’Aneli shows a mix between sience fiction, pictures from the space, portraits and fractals. It is snowing so that his art almost is a bit cold due to the environment.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Tigerfish Rain

A centerpiece of La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 is “Lalawood” created by the Lalala’s. The Lalala’s are 4 artists:
Theda Tammas – Simply the Queen of Lalawood!
Yoon (onyxxe) – The eloquent yet arrogant architect of Lalawood
Iono Allen – The great Dalai Lala with cinematic visions about Lalawood
JadeYu Fhang – Warrior
“Lalawood” is a little journey starting at the beginings of Second Life, the paradise, and explaining how the drama, the selfishness and the egomania from real life spread in Second Life and how people can and should fight sanctimonious preening. The critic doesn’t exclude artists. To maintain or regain the paradise you have to overcome your Ego, that’s the message. It is all accompanied with artful pictures and scupltures and you get some nice goodies to attach to your avatar. The involved artists, the “Lalala’s”, are quite renowned in Second Life but I won’t write about them here – I don’t want to foster their ego *winks*.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – “Lalawood” by Theda Tammas, Yoon (onyxxe), Iono Allen and JadeYu Fhang

Bamboo Barnes is in Second Life since 2007, painting software & photoshop are her best friends. Bamboo had many exhibtions and appearances in the Second Life art scene and in 2018 she had her first exhibition in real life: “I create what I see but maybe you won’t, they are about people’s reality and  mind.” Bamboo’s art is a mixture of abstract forms, of people and photographs. Most pictures are colourful and it is in the eye of the beholder what we see in her pictures. Some of them are intriguing for me.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Bamboo Barnes

Tomm Pye is Dutch and in Second Life since 2017. He paints and designs in 3D. Tomm created a 3D installation in his corner of of the exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli. It is a white room filled with red particles, blood plates. There’s some statues at the walls, in the center are several heads and a pumping heart, you can see something like the small bowel at on wall, you see a the bones of a thorax. Acutally I guess you find everything of the human body somewhere in Tomm’s installation. It is like walking through body. You have to see it yourself.

La Maison d’Aneli Holiday season 2019/2020 – Tomm Pye

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you Aneli for this exhibition and thank you to all artists.
The current exhibition should be open during the Holiday season 2019/2020 until January. 11th. Enjoy your visit, if you go there yourself.

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