Here I am in my gallery on LeeZu Baxter's To The Nines with my pal, Thohi. We are standing in front of two of my original oil paintings.
In real life, I'm an artist. I work in oils, watercolor, printmaking, and digital media. I am currently on a break from my favorite work -- painting -- in order to finish my training video. In the meantime, I enjoy showing my art in this grand dream-gallery in Second Life. Seeing my art on the walls here is a great treat for my visitors, since the experience is so close to real life -- far better than viewing a flat web page.
Early in my Second Life, I met LeeZu Baxter while shopping in her store. LeeZu was my favorite sl designer then, and to this day I am drawn to her ever evolving, intensely original outfits. The day we met, LeeZu followed me over to my guest exhibition on Artropolis Island, which she liked so much, she invited me to start a permanent gallery next to her store. How could I refuse? LeeZu provided a huge building, then I installed the two story interior, filled it with my framed art, and made it available for sale to decorate sl residents' walls.
Something happens when you express yourself in Second Life like this. Because I brought my interests and skills into sl, I have made important new friends. I met LeeZu, of course, and just to mention four others for now, this is where I met the awesome human being and avatar designer and scripter, submarine_bells
(Nimbus Rau in sl), and Transparent Banshee, who established and maintains his popular, gracefully designed sims in the United Sailing Sims of sl
, and Seeker Gray
, who had a hand in writing Second LIfe: the Official Guide
, and last but not least, Thohi Torok, loyal gentle-lion and sl scripter. There are so many others, all bright, incredibly creative and interesting folks, I can't name them all. I really like knowing them, and the great thing is, they like knowing me! --We enjoy admiring each other's special abilities and devotion to this fascinating virtual frontier.( See two more gallery shots behind the cut... )