Monday, November 30, 2015

LEA29 -- Watercolors in the Rain Advent Calendar

The Watercolors in the Rain Advent Calendar starts on December 1 and runs until December 24. This unique sim is based on the real life novel Watercolors in the Rain by David Lavigne.  Don't miss out on any of the great 24  Advent Calendar gifts we have for you, some of which include a ridable Santa sleigh, Christmas Pet Lanterns, a Kissing Mistletoe Archway, an animated Christmas cards set and an exclusive  limited edition Queen Victoria EVO Fairy, based on the character taken directly from the Watercolors in the Rain novel.

All these and many more! See you there!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

LEA12 -- Artifacts by Seafore Perl

Seafore Perl writes of himself and his installation at LEA 12

We each carry the detritus of the passage through our life's journey. There are memories, both good and bad, that are buried so deeply we can never excise them. I, as an artist, am confronted daily with a barrage of images. They accumulate with age.

I have always been an artist. My earliest memories are of drawing. I did my first oil painting the summer after fifth grade. Though I have had to earn a living at things other than art through most of my life, it has always remained my first love.

I paint objects: always have, always will. Piles of stuff. And always the endless boxes, moving from studio to studio. Yet now, with digital technology, I have learned how to recreate my beloved stuff. So far I have recreated over 100 objects in 3D virtual space. I can now carry them in one small zip drive.
After working on this project for two or three years, I began to realize I can also resurrect virtually the difficult memories that still haunt me. They too are mementos, talismans of my life's journey.

So within this project I have both recreated my collection of objects, and also resurrected the buried imagery of war meandering through my soul. For those who visit this project, there are few things to interact with and no guidance to make your pathway easier. It is but a chaotic world for you to explore and ponder as you wander through the objects and scenery, contemplating this world, and hopefully becoming more appreciative and aware of the ramifications of your own life's journey.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LEA29 -- Watercolors in the Rain presents SaraMarie Philly on December 2nd, 7 pm

Watercolors in the Rain, is proud to welcome back, SaraMarie Philly to our event stage. Come join us and enjoy a great evening with Sara from 7pm-8pm, December 2nd, 2015.

 Classically trained pianist/vocalist plays pop, jazz, blues and more. 100% LIVE. Come hear her push all the beat buttons on the synth and live-remix versions of Phantom of The Opera, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Leona Lewis, Adele, Selena Gomez, Ke$ha, Michael Jackson and more. Preview her at then come to hear her LIVE show.


In my original music, I just write what comes to my heart, regardless of what genre it sounds like. I choose cover songs that have special meaning for me within the lyrics or that connect with me in a musical way. I'm still finding my identity and trademark sound as a vocalist, which means that at this point in my life I perform a very wide range of genres from Classical Opera to R&B, and I like that SL lets me do this.


One Billion Rising in Second Life in association with 2 Lei in Second Life presents Safe Night Phase 2 – opening today on LEA1!

Forest Haven - the lower level of Safe Night on LEA1

One Billion Rising in Second Life in association with 2 Lei in Second Life presents Safe Night, with Phase 2, the Art Park, opening today at 1.30pm SLT on LEA1

This event is part of 2Lei’s installations for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The event centres around the theme of “Safe Night”. The OBR team want to encourage visitors to reflect on the issue of what a safe night is – and how many women are denied it, whether it is the schoolgirls in Nigeria who were taken by Boko Haram, the Indian women forced out into fields at night and abused, women attacked – as they walk home alone, or women in their own home, not knowing whether the person they share it with will attack them tonight.

It’s Closer than you think by Krystali Rabeni

To do this, OBR have created a two stage event on LEA1 which will be open until the end of December.

Forest Haven for One Billion Rising in Second Life
Level 1 – the Forest Haven is already open: special transport link at
Forest Haven is a tranquil spot to explore, relax, enjoy, and think: a beautiful and peaceful forest, curated by Aisling Sinclair. There are paths leading to beautiful natural features, and also places to pause and reflect on the theme of our planned event – the need for women to have freedom from fear of gendered violence, to be able to have a Safe Night.

Like its name, Forest Haven is meant to be a safe space, free from aggression. We ask that you keep that in mind during your visit.

Forest Haven
 On November 24th, we open the second level – the Art Park: special transport link at

This will feature a series of powerful and thought-provoking installations by Krystali Rabeni, Johannes1977 and Taralyn Gravois on the theme of Safe Night.

The installations are:
Daze of Innocence by Taralyn Gravois
If These Walls Could Talk by Johannes1977
It’s Closer than you think by Krystali Rabeni (shown in our featured image)
The Safe Haven by Taralyn Gravois
If The Beaten Woman Rises by Krystali Rabeni
Silent Reflections by Krystali Rabeni

If These Walls Could Talk by Johannes1977
There are events for the Art Park planned to take place on Saturday 28th November. Watch this space for more details.

The installations and the forest are a project of One Billion Rising in Second Life in association with 2Lei in Second Life – groups that work to eliminate violence against women. You can find more information about One Billion Rising and 2Lei here:

One Billion Rising in SL:
Inworld Headquarters –
Website –

2Lei in Second Life:
Website –

Thanks for visiting – have a peaceful stay!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sciences: Yesterday, Today, and the Dreams of Tomorrow - LEA8

Opening officially tomorrow 8 PM SLT LEA 8 with a party and performance by Sky Fire Particle performers honoring the inventor of television.
The Fall 2015 LEA8 Sim is an experimental sim for SL/RL students and educators to be able to investigate how SL might be able to be used as a narrative & scientific playground in the current STEM education programs. It is to represent how adding virtual reality ART the STEM program can become enriched and the acronym then change to STEAM. Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math. Art platforms of all genre help open a student's mind and allows the 5 senses to all work in unison allowing the mind and its creativity to flow freely. It also allows the scaffolding of subject matter and exploration to be open to all students of all ages.
The sim will be evolving as it would if being utilized in an RL classroom. Visitors from STEM educational RL programs will be visiting the site. It will also be shared in a machinima.
We have 4 video players donated by / where 48 different videos about varying areas of science and inventors can be viewed.
A special thanks goes to all the creative builders and artists within SecondLife.
In particular the StarFall group artists: MrDee, Lexi, Tom, Mandel, Tansee, Kurk, and Thoth are given special kudos for all their hard work.
We also would like to send a thank you to the Linden Endowment for the Arts committee for allowing us to explore the possibilities for education and art combined in virtual worlds. There is such a rich vibrant creative world to explore here.
We thank you so kindly,


Monday, November 16, 2015

LEA6 -- Glass and Light Breakwave- an Immersive Environment by Frankx Lefavre

Here's a teaser for the wonderful exhibit which is currently at LEA6 and will be there for the next month.

It is best viewed with advance lighting enabled and here is your taxi:

The video was filmed at LEA6 by Secret Rage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

LE29 -- Watercolors in the Rain -- Live Event Saturday, November 14th, 7pm

We are happy to announce the Michael Buble' Tribute show at LEA 29, Saturday, November 14th at 7pm!

If you are a Micheal Buble' fan, or a future fan just waiting to happen, it does not matter, join us for an evening of great music and fun!

Formal attire please. Plan for around a two-hour show, give or take.


Monday, November 9, 2015

LEA27 -- Tableau Vivant by FreeWee Ling

LEA27 :

"Tableau vivant" is ultimately about gesture -- capturing a dramatic moment -- but a moment without context or meaning, freely interpreted by the viewer. While this is a static piece, there are options for the viewer to interact with it and to become a part of it. All of the figures are scripted with the pose animations, so viewers can replace any one of them with their own bodies.

Additionally, the staging can be altered by anyone in various ways using a central control panel at the front of the stage. Adjustments include:

-- Lighting controls to set the color and/or ambient brightness of the lights.
-- Lighting colors may optionally be set to change randomly at 5 second intervals.
-- A particle shower emanating from the upper center figure can be toggled on or off.
-- A solid color stage (background panel and floor) can be set to appear or disappear.
-- The solid stage background can be moved forward to optionally cover the background scaffolding superstructure, giving a less complicated image.

This piece is inspired by the theatrical performance piece, "Tableau Vivant of The Delirium Constructions", by Sarah Small. There is an amazing video available on her website at:

The conception of my tableau was also inspired by the choreography of Twyla Tharp. Tharp often has her dancers in close contact, climbing over and under each other. I was hoping to capture some of the gestural thrust and energy of her dancers, without being a literal interpretation of any particular piece.

FreeWee Ling
November 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

LEA29 -- Live event November 7th at 6pm

Live at LEA29
Lyndon Heart
November 7th at 6pm 

Lyndon Heart will be playing a live show at the LEA 29, Watercolors in the Rain sim. The show starts at 6pm on November 7 and lasts one hour.

Lyndon Heart is an exceptional singer, songwriter, and artist who has been performing in SL since early 2006.  He appears on  SL's premiere stages and brings his eclectic repertoire of acoustic rock, folk, funk, and blues to an avid flock of digital fans. With a play-list that encompasses originals, popular covers, and lesser-known gems, Lyndon's shows are sure to include lots of your musical heart-shaped favorites!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LEA Land Grant Application: Round Ten

Image: From "The Egg" by Livio Korobase(link is external)
Important Dates:
November 2nd - Round 10 applications open
November 30th - Round 10 applications close
December 10th  - Notifications sent out
January 1st - Hand over regions to recipients
June 30st - End of round 10
It's time for the next round of the LEA Artist-in-Residence Land Grants! The LEA Land Grant program seeks to promote and nurture the arts in Second Life, through a six-month land grant to recipients. Recipients can be individuals or groups interested in creating or curating art, or proposing cultural projects which would require/utilise a full-sim build and can be completed within the allotted time frame. The LEA is able to offer land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab.
Below you will find all the information needed to apply for a Land Grant, including helpful information for your application, and how decisions will be made.
If you need any further information, please ping a committee member with your questions.

The application form and continuation of this article can be found here, with the application at the bottom of the post.