A Glimpse of Enchanted Wonder

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I am so excited to have Cybele Moon’s work at Commune Utopia.

Cybele or Hana creates a mythic portal with her photos and stories.

She draws you into a enchanted realm where you cannot help but find yourself in awe of this master storytellers art!

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, July 22 – 12pm

@ Commune Utopia

GALA ART PARTY–all welcome!

“Cybele Moon aka Hana Hoobinoo or the

Dune Mouse, and “not always here or there”

loves to wander in all worlds.

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“Cybele love stories.  She is drawn to both history and myth. “The Siren’s Bones” is inspired by the Celtic (and Icelandic) legend of the Selkie. “Tales of the Caravanserai” is based on travels through North Africa, and The Sacrifice of Smoke Jaguar is inspired by a journey through Central America.”

“In real life she photographs both dreamy landscapes and old stones, sometimes using an infrared camera. Her photos have been sold in art shops and displayed in a museum gallery – as well as a few galleries in the virtual world.”

“I have a mix of SL and RL in my photos. For me, there is only a fine line between perception and vision, and my work is constantly changing and evolving.”

Inara Pey once said:

“On first encountering Hana’s (Cybele’s) work, I was amazed by its ethereal power and beauty,  Her art is often a wonderful mix of the physical and the virtual, the two enticingly mixed to present not so much an image, but a tale; a place where the line between our perception of what is real and what is a dream becomes blurred,the two fading seamlessly into one another.  Her blogs and story writing are a joy to read.”

Read more of Cybele’s work on her blogs:

The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter: My travels and photography

or virtually yours at Desert Mice & Dreams

More of  Her gorgeous photography here on flicker

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 Gamine des rues –  Work of Cybele Moon

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“Late afternoon was Cybele’s favourite time. She loved to be with her grandmother. Often when her mother had locked her out she would go over to Mamie’s small flat. It was very dim inside the hallway and Cybele would take the key from Mamie’s hiding place, ride the lift and quietly open the door. She often found Mamie lying on the sofa with all the curtains drawn. Her grandmother suffered from migraine headaches. They were exacerbated by worry about her granddaughter running around the streets after school like a homeless waif. Mamie’s irresponsible daughter had all but abandoned the poor child. Little more than a child herself when she gave birth to Cybele, she had decided to pursue a career as a cabaret singer in Montmartre.’…….”

 

More of this story can be found here on Cybele’s blog.

Hope to see you at the opening

~owl

HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS Music Art & SL

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I have made it to quite a few show’s Frets Nirvana has organized to help raise funds for Veterans.

I believe it used to be the wounded warrior project. A few years back Fret’s veteran fundraising has gone to Homes for Our Troops.

I have to say I am very happy about this change, Homes for Our troops is an organization I often support in my First Life.

I was a Military brat growing up and I have Military men in my Life. Homes for our Troops is a wonderful organization that .90 cents on the dollar collected goes back in to the project. Once someone becomes disabled due to serving our country it is very hard for them not to become depressed. Unfortunately, Americans can be very rough on her Hero’s. I am so glad there is organizations like Homes for troops that help Vets Come Back home.

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Kultivate is pleased to announce a Fourth of July weekend fundraiser for Homes for Our Troops, which raises money to fund homes for disabled veterans.

 July 1 – 4, 2017

Featuring  3 days of events, live performers, a special hunt, an art auction and more, with proceeds going to Homes For Our Troops.

For a full schedule of events and a list of participating artists look on the Kultivate post here on Kultivate Magazine

The events are happening here on the Kultivate sim

Inara Pey covert this with a bit more insight on her blog Living in a Modem world.

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In Second Life, the veterans’ charity “Homes Four Our Troops,” which helps those who once served in the American Armed Forces whom have fallen on hard times by building them homes, is perhaps best known for its monthly charity at Veterans Isle, organized by musician Frets Nirvana.You can contact or see what Frets is doing on his  Facebook page.

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.

Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.

The HFOT staff is dedicated to these values: COMMITMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, and SERVICE.

Thank you for coming by and if you can please go donate Buy Art and bid : )

~ Owl

The Guardian, Musicians & Fur

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 Stage Left

Wow!!

This Build is defiantly the single most amazing creative fantastical thing I have seen in my almost 10 years of second life.

The land tag simply says…

“Amongst the creatures and spirits that lurk deep within the forest lies a greater being few have ever met. “

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The Guardian

By

Walton F. Wainwright (faust.steamer)

You May recall Mr. Wainwrights’ The Automaton at SL13B or

his incredible Train Station welcome area at SL12B.

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Mr. Wainwright is the owner and creator of Contraption in second life.

“Some say I’m an odd, eccentric, friendly, and sometimes spooky fellow. I enjoy laughs and jokes from all over the spectrum and do not take most things too seriously. I am very passionate about art, design, visual storytelling and honour the small things that help an artist grow such as good constructive criticism and advice from everyone – experienced or not! I enjoy designing and writing stories under that the theme of science fiction (often influenced by historical culture). I have been interested in steampunk for years and have enveloped myself with its crafts in real life. “ ß taken from his SL profile

Get lost exploring this stage step into the pond and know you have entered the creative mind of a pure genius! Fly all the way up or cam around and don’t miss the flower!

Mr Wainwright on flickr

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My musical aspirations for today include 

Lisa Brune @ Live Stage

 A sweet sexy French singer

Fri, June 23, 12pm – 1pm

Here is a video by Fushia Nightfire shot at the Paris metro Couture

Featuring Lisa singing spring song!

Alazarin Mobius @ Live Stage

AKA Interplanetary Liberation Front

This is wild Prog rock done by a full Furry band all live streaming

An experience not to miss. I love this group!

Fri, June 23, 2pm – 3pm

Find out more on the interplanetary Liberation front Facebook page

 or Alazarin Mobius’s web site

Zak Claxton

Indie musician, happy person. 1/3 of They Stole My Crayon.

Priorities: compassion, nature, laughter.

FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2PM: Stage Left

Zak Claxton is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and performing musician who is best known over the last nine+ years for his online live performances in virtual worlds and remote video streams. A respected multi-instrumentalist and occasional session musician, Zak’s first album as a solo artist was released in 2009. He’s also a member of So Cal-based alternative band They Stole My Crayon, whose debut album is planned for release in Summer 2016. Zak loves many things, including most kinds of cheese, really nice guitars, pie, and just about all kinds of music. Learn more about Zak here.

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Hope your experiencing the magic of this huge Birthday bash!

Hoot

~owl

 

 

Art & Music Moonlight @ SL14B

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“The Ocean is more ancient then the mountains and freighted with the memories and dreams of time.” H. P. Lovecraft

I had to go see the Innsmouth build because Lovecraft is incredible and like many Artists of vision he is so much larger in death!

Innsmouth Alley by understanding complexity

Innsmouth, Massachusetts is a fictional town created by American author H. P. Lovecraft as a setting for one of his horror stories, and referenced subsequently in some of his other works.

My Musical aspirations for today;

The Vinnie Show!

One man, one guitar….. a whole lot of great music!

Thursday 10 am – cake stage

Moon Spark

This singer song writer is from the Netherlands.

 Thursday 1pm  – live stage

Moon Spark on the web

If you can make it that late …

Effinjay live @7pm cake stage

Gandalf Mornington Live @8 cake stage

You are not a member of Second Life until you experience the Giant Snail races!

 It is totally silly, a lot of fun, juvenile and so exciting even from the audience!

This particular event happens on Saturdays.

More info here 

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Giant Snail Races by RacerX Gullwing

Celebrate the fun and excitement of the longest running event in Second life, Giant Snail Racing. Exclusive SL14B Freebie available.

 Graham Collins is a beautifully talented photographer.

His work has been displayed all over Second Life.

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Graham Collinson art exhibit @Sl14B

 You can also see his work on Flickr

However some photos may not be G rated and those are really quite good!

Cake stage

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Live stage

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I hope your enjoying SL14B as much as I am!

Hoot

~ owl

 

 

 

Sky Fire to light up SL14B

It’s another packed day at SL14B!

Make sure you are checking the events website as there is so much going on!

Look here!

Go meet one of the Lindens that helps make things happen!

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Xiola Linden

Lead Community Manager Xiola Linden will talk

June 21 at 2 p.m @ the Sl14b Auditorium

Your teleport

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Photo from Sky fire performing @Burning sim 2015

I am so excited for Sky Fire’s set today!

Lexi & ParticleTom spin particles in the most amazing way.

Their shows truly take your breath away.

This is where and you want to be there!

Sky Fire @ Live Stage

your teleport to Sky Fire’s show

Wed, June 21, 5pm – 6pm

“HEARTS ON FIRE”

SKY FIRE’s
Particle Extravaganza by
Lexi Marshdevil and Particle Tom

Stream provided by Wacky DJ Gleanr

 SkyFire on Facebook

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Sky fire @ Burning sim 2015 

Here a few of the builds I checked out today:

SL Project Hope

This was created to empower and support survivors individually and collectively.

We are committed to fostering hope, opportunity, peace, and empowerment for all those who are on a healing journey.

SL Project Hope provides a nurturing environment.

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The Dragon is Born from Chaos by Kerupa Flow

“This is an old story about Chaos

Chaos has neither ears, nor nose, nor eyes, nor mouth.

The Chaos turned but did not advance.

The chaos only laugher seeing the sky ….”

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Go explore have fun!

Oh, and add your photos on the official sl 14b flicker group

And don’t forget to add to the official Second Life group too!

Hoot

~Owl

*photos by me unless otherwise mentioned