Thursday, August 20, 2015

Vacation Time! Update - We Will Resume Blogging on Thursday, September 3

Eddi Haskell

UPDATE: We will resume blogging on Thursday, September 3 with a review of Failure to Thrive - The Gray Child, , a must see art exhibit at Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) 15. Comments are now reopen. 

We are taking a summer break and should be back blogging after some time in the sun.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

See you Soon,

Ryce & Eddi



Ryce Skytower 




Advance Notice - Fireworks Spectacular at the Gay Fun World on Saturday at 3:30 PM SLT



I will be doing a fireworks show today at the end of the after party dance event for the Gay Fun World 8th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 22 at 3:30 - 5:30 PM SLT.

The event will be broadcast on SL Live Radio with DJ Thorn and Host Esme.

The event will be preceded by a Madonna Party at 1:00 PM SLT.

Check Carl's Blog for SLurls to the events




If you have never seen one of my fireworks shows, go forward  to the three minute mark in this video from my Viva L'Italia Art Show -- it will give you some idea of what to expect.


MOVE FORWARD TO 3:00 MINUTES

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Club Photography -- Dancing at the Foam Party at GFW Animated Gif




From the Left: Dusty Rhodes, Mjhotboy Skytower (Hottie b. Flores), Bambi Flores, Andy Gant, Kerrdan

Photographed at Gay Fun World on Wednesday Night with DJ Herrdirecktor and Host Joe Lycomedes

For more photography from the event check out NakedCarl's Blog.  I show five of his photographs below:
http://www.nakedcarl.com/2015/08/pier-45-foam-party-in-temp-location.html


Eddi Haskell at the Gay Fun World Foam Party -- by NakedCarl





Great Second Life Art Installations: The Spiritual Journey of Kiesta Aljon's "Reflect The Light" at LEA 18



Kiesta Aljon's "Reflect The Light" integrates light both as a spiritual and structural element in art. The opening impression of the installation is very dramatic. A shining force of shimmering blue light
-  the main sculptural work of "Reflect the Light"- guides you to several dramatic vignettes comprised of humanoid light sculptures. These run the gamut of human emotion and represent the spiritual journey all of us undertake in our lifetimes. This is not stationary art -- the blue light is mesmerizing and needs to be seen to be appreciated.




To see the other parts of "Reflect the Light", follow the arrows and make your way to the central transit area. You will find four doors (shown in the photograph below) which are teleports to different levels.

Make sure to set your Sky setting to a nighttime setting before you visit the other levels. I like Windlight Sky Setting "TOR" Dusk Fairytale Glow -- it gives a nice shimmering glow to the moving light objects. I am showing animations from three of the levels below.

The Fourth Door, Which says "Beware" and is indicated by Black and White checks is a surprise - I am not showing photography from that level here.

Here is your taxi for this highly recommended art installation. Make sure to visit!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/136/52/998



Links:

To see more blog coverage of "Reflect the Light" head over to Sammie1154's Blog:
https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/second-life-l-e-a-s-reflect-the-light/

To find our more about the Linden Endowment for the Arts and see information on other art installations that can be visited:
http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/

To find our more about Arts and Culture, and see current information on how to visit other immersive art installations, head over to Scoop - Art & Culture in Second Life:
http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/

Kiesta Aligon's Sacred Art Gallery can be visited here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//190/65/2304




The animated GIFS in this post were made from 20 individual frames each over at ezgif.com. The GIF's below show a animations from the three levels which you can visit by teleporting through one of the four doors shown above in the transit area:


Black Level:
Dream Dance Colorful Domes



Blue Level:
Rainbow Life Creations



Red Level:
Round Gallery of Photography
Animated Holiday Trees (which are available for copies at no charge) 




New Firestorm Viewer Working Just Fine -- Seems to Be Faster and Works Well



I installed the new Firestorm viewer tonight and it is working just fine. It seems to be faster than the older version, and it has more features which brings it up to parity with the official Linden Lab viewer.  And Carl is right in his comment below -  it does take better photographs!


A clean install is always recommended. I use Revo Uninstaller which is a freeware program -- in the "level 4" which is the maximum uninstall mode to make sure my registry items are cleaned up.  You can download Revo Uninstaller here:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html





You can download the latest version of the Firestorm Viewer, 4.7.3 here:
http://www.firestormviewer.org/downloads/


Inara Pey has a nice review of the new viewer here:
http://modemworld.me/2015/08/19/firestorm-4-7-3-are-you-ready-to-rock/

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great Second Life Destinations: Oil Paintings From The Magical Hattsua Warzone




Hattusa City is a very special place. Excellent architecture, waterfalls, landscaping and lighting all come together in a vision that I can best describe as psychedelic, and magically staged. Light, glowing from inside the mists of falling water curtains much to the atmosphere here.


To visit this magical destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hattusa%20City/193/129/23


To see my full review and more photography from Hattusa City:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/07/great-second-life-destinations_30.html


These oil paintings were made using free Fotosketcher software. To find out how I did this:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/11/how-to-do-gorgeous-watercolor.html


To see a current listing of more gorgeous places to visit in Second Life:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations


































Monday, August 17, 2015

Second Life Photo of the Day: Benja and Benja Beat The Drums at The Egg



To visit The Egg, an art installation by Livio Korobase:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA19/106/55/22


To see more photography from this highly interactive art installation at the Linden Endowment of the Arts:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/07/great-second-life-art-installations-egg.html


I constructed these animated GIFs from 17 individual frames at ezgif.com.


To see a current listing of more gorgeous places to visit in Second Life:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations



Real Life Hunk of the Week: English Actor William Moseley, Star of the Series "The Royals"



Handsome William Peter Moseley is from Gloucestershire, England and is 28 years old. He is best known for two roles as Peter Pevensie in the film series The Chronicles of Narnia, and as Crown Prince Liam of England in the E! original series The Royals, which will return this November after a successful first season.  William Moseley is set to star in the post-Apocalyptic movie The Veil with Latin American heartthrob William Levy; release is set for later this year.




Links:

Wiki Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Moseley_%28actor%29


Twitter:
https://twitter.com/WILLPMO/media


OUT Magazine Interview:
http://www.out.com/television/2015/3/31/william-moseley-rebel-prince


For photographs of other Real Life Hunks (scroll down):