Niamh’s Journey

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Niamh’s Journey of Dreams

“Niamh’s Journey of Dreams” is a collaboration between the amazingly talented Cybelemoon and Ceakay Ballyhoo.

“Are you ready to follow Niamh?

Grand Opening Wed, April 19th, noon SL time

Caledonia Skytower, from Seanchai Library,

will be reading from the journey as we go.”

Niamh's Journey Invitation_Opening Poster

Cybele’s “Tales of the Tuatha” was chosen to be the inspiration for a new sim-wide installation on Mistwood Isle.

Ck’s previous work “The little girl and the forest beyond” was such a creative journey. Once I heard of her involvement in bringing one of Cybelemoon’s stories to “life: in Second Life I was so excited to see it!

“CK has tried to do justice to the original tales of Cybele’s blog and the accompanying pictures which make for the typical warm, fairytale feel that is Cybele’s style.

She’s had help from Elwyn Lorefield who has the amazing powers to script and create the effects much needed for the mysterious Firefly Forest!

Follow the story through the storyboards, click on them for the NCs with the text, and follow in Niamh’s path as she tries to retrieve all her lost dreams!”

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Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo) or the Dune Mouse, maintains a wanderer’s life in both worlds.

Cybele loves the telling of tales. She is drawn to both history and myth.

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 a perception of reality and a vision, and so, as with all things my work is constantly changing and evolving.”

Links:

The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter:

Flickr:

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“Ceakay Ballyhoo (CK) has been around SL for quite some time.

 Recently, she has shifted her focus from socializing to art.

First as a photographer, later combining photographs with atmospheric builds.

In 2016, she felt she was ready for a full installation and got a grant for a  LEA sim. For six months’ people were able to roam around in her Watercolor Wander, completely built out of watercolor paintings and watercolor textures.

Finally, having developed her own style and a fairly unique trademark, ideas were flying around again soon. Having your own world to wander around in is very inspirational and highly addictive!

It led to the installation The Forest Beyond which was on display from January till March 2017 and now to this joint effort with CybeleMoon.”

CK has an inworld gallery and an artwalk with collected art of fellow SL artists. Both can be reached by taking a tp from the Landing Point at Niamh’s Journey (UP).

Links:

Ceakayballyhoo’s Blog

CKB Art on the MP

Flickr

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Go explore : )

your teleport

~ owl

*above photos by me except the

Invite poster  sent to me by Cybelemoon & Ceakay Ballyhoo

A Dream Story

Ceakay Ballyhoo is back with another artistic story.

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The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond! 

This story flows through a girl’s pre sleep thoughts into her dream inspired by a painting.

CK shares this beautifully with her build and through her story.

As you follow the path through the sim and click on rocks the little girls dream is shared with you. (if you would rather read the story in its entirety you can on Ceakay’s blog.)

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Winding through you feel as if you have stepped into a dream.

You can follow the story or go off on your own and explore.

So many details and things that warm the heart and make you smile!

The Little girl and The Forest Beyond is on Ck’s home sim which is home to her gallery.

Visit this inspiring tale here.

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Panorama By Eriko Littlebird

As you visit and take Photos please include them in her Flicker group CKB Art.

Like her previous build CK will host a wander with the story being read aloud in voice during the tour. Keep your eye on her blog or check in at The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond build for times and dates.

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There is also a story contest you can enter.

“Not all the creatures and trees or scenes have been included in the story of the Little Girl and the Forest Beyond. The ones that have are certain to have unmentioned stories to their lives yet!

If you like writing stories yourself, you are hereby invited to use the installation for inspiration!

Write a story, a poem, a song about any of the things in the Forest Beyond and send them to Ceakay Ballyhoo,

either by notecard or through mail (ceakayballyhoo@gmail.com)

The best story will be worth 500 Lindens!  Final date for submitting will be 12 February 2017” (taken from Ck’s blog)

You may be familiar with Ck’s Watercolor Wander Lea exhibit.

Inara Pey Blogged about it here.

This si a Video of Watercolor Wander By CK (both build and video)

A Watercolour Wander Impression

If you missed it embedded above here is your teleport!

Thank you for stopping by

~Owl