Posts Tagged ‘SL’


The Refuge and Expansion is going to close

May 30, 2009

The Refuge and Expansion by AM Radio is going to close on Sunday (new of this was discovered  via Second Arts)

I found this video filmed at AM Radio’s installations across secondlife which gives you a sense of the impact his work can have.

I decided to once again explore this evocative installation before it goes.

As with all AM Radio’s work this build feels like a mysterious cinematic set but with this installation the scale produces a different experience. To explore AM Radio’s installation you really need to walk the area. If you fly you move across the landscape too quickly and it spoils the mood.

In this build there is a greater emphasis on the sublime, and you are always encountering views on screen that hold picturesque qualities that you could argue falls into the  tradition of Romanticism.

As you walk this marvellous creation you notice the landscape is dotted with curious objects.

They sit in  a field, in a building or on a road.

You sense that the people who these object have just departed and as the interloper you can only hope to piece together a narrative sorts.

You always feel like an outsider looking in.

Themes such as vintage forms of transport, cars, planes etc old forms of communication such radio, antique scientific tools and archaic forms of recording information such as notebooks, appear through out the build.

As you can see during my visit I took plenty of screenshots and I thought I would share a few while I puzzle over the possible meaning of stacked chairs and notebooks.

Credits for what my avatar is wearing
Pants: Innovations
Cardigan: Pink Outfitters
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui
Bangles: Bonita’s Jewelry (dollarbie)
Earrings: Miriel
Hair: Zullay Designs: Free Gift
Eyes: Miriel (free eyes)
AO: TorridWear
Skin: Skin Within
Eye lashes: Lutra L.S.D

ARC (Avatar rendering cost)  928

SLURL The Refuge and Expansion by AM Radio


A visit to Miriel

May 29, 2009

A very brief post on her blog announced that Miriel is closing and the sim is going to be disposed of.

Miriel Enfield is a really good designer and I have always enjoyed the forest area around the boutique. Her shop  is stocked with reasonably priced but elegant jewelry. The range and quality of eyes, is good and it is a very welcoming place to new comers in Second Life because her freebies are so good. I still wear mine frequently.

While visiting the sim I decided to tackle the free puzzle game The Golden Cage. I don’t know why I didn’t do it before. It is a very intelligent hunt in which you have to solve a puzzle before moving on to the next prize.

As you move from prize to prize journal pages from a previous resident reveal a mystery which may or may not be a murder. The story line to the mystery is well constructed with even the odd red herring to lead you astray. I enjoyed piecing together the story of the disappearance of Charlotte West as much as the hunt and the prizes which I quickly adorned.

It is not an easy hunt and took me nearly 3 hours to find all 5 items but its nice to have a hunt in which you need to use your brains. The challenge was really very enjoyable and the scenery just lovely. I will be sad to see the sim go.


ARC (Avatar rendering cost)  1736

SLURL to Miriel


Exploring the Castle at Limerick

May 26, 2009

I have been on a visit to a castle that stands high on the hill overlooking the sea at Limerick Ireland. You can see why a castle was built there as it is in such a good position to defend.

Inside there is yarn to be spun and music to be made.

Credits to the designers for what my avatar is wearing while playing tourist.

Jeans: Style Starts Here – Burned jeans (currently discounted to 80L$)
Sweater: Style Starts Here– Huggable Crochet Sweater (currently discounted to 80L$)
Boots: Biddle boots (Sculptie boots)
Scarf: Called Vogart, found in a hunt unfortunately I don’t know where.
Bangles: Earthstones – Free gift when subscribing to their group
Earrings: Flirt (part of the Golden Pearls of Wisdom set)
Hair: ETD Eglantine (in the discounts section 100 L$)
Eyes: Sakurako -dark brown eyes 1 (free)
AO: TorridWear
Skin : Skin Within– Kiara skin and shape
Eye lashes: Lutra – Lynnix’s lashes  “Thick and Long”
ARC (Avatar rendering cost)  1055
SLURL Castle at Limerick

After that pleasant small trip, I just have to decide where I am going next?


I am still exploring this world

May 19, 2009

This virtual world still fascinates me I just have not been blogging about it but tonight I decided to break the silence and once again engage with this blog.

Lost worlds sim

The place will have to have a spring clean and dusting perhaps even a new banner.

In the meanwhile here are two screenshots taken last night on the Beguile aka  Lost Worlds sim. There are loads of nooks and crannies to explore in this sim and I am sure I will return again to it.

Lost worlds sim at sunset

Lost worlds sim at sunset

I also discovered there is a Subscribe-O-Matic group you can join (which means it does not take the space of  one of your Sl groups)  It will keep you in touch with events and since the sim also houses a gallery I assume arts news and events are included.  I joined up so I guess I will find out!



I have been hanging paintings

July 19, 2008

Well I have been a busy little avatar as I have spent most of the evening hanging paintings.

I was invited to hang some at the S&S Garden Gallery of Fine Arts, Portabello

This is what it looks like