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Party Prep… March 1, 2010

Filed under: collage 10x10,Nordan Art gallery — baker Blinker @ 8:55 am

I totally messed this set of pictures up by leaving my “Show Attachments” option checked, but I thought I’d include this one anyway coz it’s so cute. It’s Edna and me (yes, rl Edna in a sl Edna body) just outside the Aotearoa cottage* I’m helping her fix her appearance for the opening gala party tonight at the Ahren Art Gallery owned by Linnea Ahren, showing about 15 of my 10×10 collages.

We had a great time, although the turnout was a bit lower than expected. Still, all in all, a nice success, especially since Linnea is new at this game and this is my first full exhibit outside my own galleries (which, I suppose, don’t really count). Below is a snapshot from the opening, with, left to right, Edna, myself and Linnea.

And, yeah, that’s the first time for me in any kind of suit. Found it in some default avatar’s clothing folder in my inventory. Fits pretty nice, though, and Edna and I are also outfitted with sort of matching jeans. Now I’m obviously not the dress up type, but we got a kick out of it, and I can see going to other places every once in a while as well dressed as such. I need to head back to my Pudding Hill neighbor’s music venue (Pudding Club) sometime — maybe that would be an excuse, but I think a suit would look out of place (?). Maybe not.

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* rl Edna is my rl wife of almost 19 years now.

Note to self: create Sound of Music related post for some of the partygoers.

 

Why are we here??

Filed under: Nautilus City — baker Blinker @ 7:30 am

It’s a question I essentially woke up with in my head tonight.

Hucka D.:

Good opening tonight. I think all were pretty pleased. But it reinforced some ideas you had of SL.

bb:

Yes. SL in and of itself does not contain the energy to… (pause)

Hucka D.:

Why are you here, baker b.? There, I mean. We are not there now. We are here.

bb:

I have my small parcels, I have the collages set up the way they ought to be set up, I think. I am lockstepped with Arcadia Asylum. I will help protect the memory.

Hucka D.:

That’s good. The 10×10 is complete and in its virtual home. You know, inworld, that it has little value *just* as a series of virtual art pieces. The strength is out here, in real life. You are simply modeling an ideal climate from which to exhibit real life creations. You must wait until resolution is better.

bb:

Hold on…

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bb:

Well, Hucka D., it’s just a lot of fun. Relatively cheap, clean fun, at least for me anyways. My art has been influenced for the better. I get to practice my writing through the blog, mainly inspired by my Second Lyfe. But I think you want me to start thinking about escape.

Hucka D.:

In a way you already have, by giving up the larger part of the Aotearoa parcel, by downsizing the gallery needs of the 10×10 by getting rid of the still almost new Blue Feather Gallery. By allowing exploration to take front and center — for now. Toy avatar continuation is next (!)

bb:

Thanks for that. I actually went to Meeting Rock in the real world yesterday, Hucka D., despite all the snow on the road still. Lots of slogging, but not as much as the other day (on the same road). I’ll have to think more about Triads before returning, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

And that’s the other thing you must think about: TILE. A recommendation might be to put the Tile cube back on top of the Edwardston Station Gallery. You had it set up before right.

bb:

It’s broken, though, out of the purely 2048 parcel mode — I need more prims than that allows now, since the “Down The Rabbit Hole” exhibit is also a part of the cube, and the needed tubing for the “hole” itself. Rabbit Head (!) — that’s what I was going to check out tonight. Kou’s indicated rabbit head; it was the top post on his site when I revisited it yesterday in researching the Japanese explorers related post here (including, as well, Ujiyasu). But I (believe) you’re right — have to think about the Temple of TILE again, in a virtual sense. Edna’s photos…

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Somehow the temple must be reinserted in the center of Big Sink as well.

Hucka D.:

Dead center, yes.

bb:

I’ll need at least one more parcel, Hucka D. A 512 will do it.

Hucka D.:

Keep your eyes peeled. And, yes, start at the Rabbit Head again.*

bb:

Thank you.

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Strange thing, perhaps: just after publishing this went to the skull in Kou’s picture (Coontz sim), and found an avatar there in the shape of a pill (still don’t understand that phenomenon). Every time I went to check into it I crashed out of SL — three times this happened. 3 times is the charm, they say, and so I quit for the night. Death skull? Creepy.