Thursday, December 30, 2010
How are you? I hope you’re excited and ready for the New Year! I know I am! May the coming year be even better than this year!
Since coming back from the Christmas holiday, I’ve been looking around for awesome New Year sims. I typed in New York Times Square in the Places section of search in my Phoenix viewer (BTW, the Phoenix developers are doing a great job with the viewer, latest version is 818 and if you haven’t already…join the Phoenix Viewer Support group) and I got one result: New New Years Eve. I hit teleport and landed at the Aeropines sim, that’s where you can skate and ski, it’s a winter resort sim. At the landing platform you should get 2 notifications, one is for a landmark of the place and the other is a note saying that on December 31st, there will be a New Year’s Eve party at Aeropines at 9pm SLT, I believe. Here’s the landmark to the place: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Equus/72/193/22, go and check it out!
If you type in New Year’s in search, you’ll get a lot of stores where they sell New Year’s decorations…very nice. I went to this one store that had a flashing New Year sign and balloons just in the front courtyard (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Engrailed/184/18/222). There are so many others, so see how many you can see. Warning, you may be tempted to buy a lot of what you see…but don’t do that. You never know when you might need to spend on HUDS, building supplies, clothing, and other non-holiday goods. If you’re like me, you’ll manage to find some free holiday stuff. I went to a store that sells skin and hair and I found some free New Year’s stuff in the front lobby, cool eh? And if you went to the Winter Maze, you would find some free sweaters and hats. It’s quite fun to walk around and explore. It really does feel like “walking in a winter wonderland.”
I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Be safe and stay warm!
go to www.jeffjonesillustration.com for more stock illustrations.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Palais Orleans Art Studio and Designs. Gift cetificates will expire at the end of the year and this is priced very low. Enjoy.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, I know I have!
I have some great news to share with all of you! Cat's calendars have sold well, sales have exceeded expectations and donations for The Hunger Project have exceeded expectations as well! Congrats to Cat and a big thanks to all who have helped out! We couldn't have done it without you!
Your last chance to visit the exhibition is Thursday, December 30th! So bring your friends with you...you don't want to miss this! Let's end this year on a high note!
Happy New Year from all of us at Palais!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
"I have been photographing SL, and creating photographic art images from these shots, for over 4 years now. Recently I have found myself fascinated by sepias and colourized images, and am pleased to be showing a new selection of this style here at Kiku Gallery.
I was asked to include a small selection of previous work, and have done so, but there are also 20 new images offered for your enjoyment. Many were shot in the Amatsu Shima sim and others in some of the other SL locations I enjoy.
The images will be in dispaly until January 30th. Please feel free to visit at any time and to IM me with any questions.
I had visited this collection earlier in the week and was not disappointed. Callipygian Christensen had shown "the Body of a Woman" at the Palais Orleans gallery earlier in the year. "Sunsets, Sepias and Other 'scapes" showcases her diversity as well as her talent for setting moods.
Visit the collection at Kiku Gallery here.
Monday, December 20, 2010
They were forced to close due to the loss of their licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation who own the intellectual property rights to Frank Lloyd Wright's estate.
The loss of the licensing came as a complete surprise to the museum staff who had been in negotiation with the Foundation. All builds had to be taken down within 12 days of the cease and desist order. The sim where the museum was located will be renamed shortly, removing the Frank Lloyd Wright name.
We spoke to Rosalie Oldrich, the former co-executive director of the museum, who told us she feels a great educational application of Second Life has been lost. However, the staff of the museum have plans for another virtual museum at the same site. We will remain in touch with them and keep you posted on their progress.
More details on the closing can be found at:
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
It's Victoria here! I have been exploring and collecting ideas for future entries here.
As you know, the theme this month for Palais Magazine is Business. It's quite fitting, since this is the month when business thrives. There are lots of sales going and some lots of fun hunts going on in SL.
I intend to interview some SL business owners. I hope to post one by next week. Stay tuned!
Happy hunting, reading, and exploring!
Friday, November 26, 2010
This 2011 calendar is a collaboration between photographer and model (most of the models are Cat's friends and clients) to create a unique tribute to some of SL's most interesting and beautiful women, while opening our hearts to those less fortunate.
The calendar celebrates 12 sensual women in 12 backdrops reflecting the "star signs" theme. All proceeds from the sale of '"Calendar girls of Second Life 2011" go to THE HUNGER PROJECT. http://thp.org
Heartfelt thanks to the models and all who help support this most worthy cause.
We invite you to meet with Cat Boccaccio and the models that devoted there time to this effort tonight at the Palais SL Magazine Gallery. This event will begin at 9:00 PM SL Time, Friday, November 26.
This exhibit is sponsored by LUMIpro Photography Systems and Palais SL Magazine.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Have a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Palais Magazine! Relax, enjoy it and stay safe!
Don't forget to visit this page after the holiday weekend! December's issue will be about SL businesses. You might see some blog posts about some cool shopping places in SL!
The Palais Magazine Staff
Monday, November 22, 2010
here is a little teaser of what to expect for the December issue. We will be looking at money in Second Life from various angles, and as usual there will be some poetry as well as a few things unrelated to our main theme. Below is a preliminary table of contents. Expect the new issue on or around December 15th at a kiosk near you, in the group messages and on our blog at http://palaisorleans.blogspot.com/.
The Price of Being a Fashionista: It's not as high as you think by Shon Charisma
Second Life Economyby Linsey Carter
Charities in Second Lifeby Felicia Wyx
Suicide and Survival in Second Life by Flor Nachtigal
The Edge of Suicide by Maggie D
Poem: Clock Out by Allure Vultee
Poem: Hide and Seek, Author: Allure Vultee
Look for the next issue in stands soon!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The other night I was conversing with a young man about his experience on Second Life. He says that he prefers to consider it a game. When I asked him why he said that it was his way of not taking things too seriously in SL, a way to protect himself from getting hurt as he has been in real life. I’m sure he’s not the only one who calls SL a game for that reason. So now, there is this game element, which I want to examine here.
If SL is a game, why do people get hurt so easily? Why do some people avoid sex on SL, after all it’s “just pixels” and it’s “just a game”? From my experience and from what I’ve heard from people I know, people can get seriously hurt on here, even if it’s not really us on the screen. It’s like online dating except with a myriad of things to do and see. You spend time getting to know people, you start feeling close to them, and eventually without knowing it, you come to expect things from them like honesty, trust, or a relationship, just to list a few of the things anyone can expect. When they don’t deliver any of those expectations, we feel disappointed or devastated.
What does this all have to do with sex? Well just like real life, SL sex can complicate relationships and friendships. Some people think that just because they have had sex, they’re an exclusive couple. However, others do not see it like that. Others think it’s a game and they have SL sex with many people on a constant basis. It’s nothing serious, right?
So what should one do? Here’s my advice for those who want to just have fun and avoid the nasty drama:
Avoid drama llamas or drama mamas, those people create drama like rain; they can call it up at will and make it sprinkle or pour like crazy.
Don’t enter into a relationship if you feel like the other person really wants a serious, steady, exclusive relationship. Usually serious relationships don’t work in SL and there will be much pain later on. Save yourself the heartache and headaches, dare to be free and always be happy with how you are. If you feel really good as you are, stay with the status quo.
My last piece of advice is to remember why you’re here (Who’s here for the drama? Very few, I think)….have fun!
Opening this Monday, November 22 7:30 PM SL at the new Palais Orleans Art Studio and Designs. SLURL here.
Friday, November 19, 2010
|madison arnahan self portrait taken with LUMIpro|
LUMIpro is the creation of RL photographer Stefan Buscaylet and is available inworld here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Here's a bit of news, Palais Magazine has acquired a new member, Victoria Lenoirre. She will be manager of this blog and will post once a week, besides myself.
Victoria has been a member of SL for over 4 months and resides in Benares, where she serves as one of the estate managers. If you like to live by the water, want privacy, and love people...come live at Benares. Feel free to IM brinda Allen for more information!
Victoria loves to write, enjoys good music, and likes to build. Since August, she has written for Wonderful Evenings, which is owned by Edge Catteneo. She writes about museums and art galleries. Her particular favorites so far are Ubi Yifu's Sky Sculptures Gallery, Mountain String's Mountain String Poetry Gallery, and Fuschia Nightfire's techno gallery that was up during the summer. Also, she has written an article about Midnight McCarty for Cisum Webzine, a web magazine that interviews real life musicians who also perform in SL.
We welcome her to the team and hope to see great articles from her!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"Please be advised that World of Art & Fashion will be officially closing down at the end of this month (11/1). RL is making it hard for me to pay for the tier and the lack of donations and not being able to find a reliable event manager does not help. So it is with great sorrow that I will close down the fruit of my hard work. I did everything I could possibly think of maintain this gallery and make sure artists are being recognized but not help does not make it easy."
Having received that annoucement I am lamenting the closure of yet another wonderful SL Gallery. Nicci Winsmore announced this yesterday to her group and will be closing her outstanding gallery, World of Art and Fashion. I have enjoyed working with Nicci and had the honor of displaying some of my work on her walls.
Whatever may be said I know she can hold her head up high. She was uncompromising with her standards. Nicci presented intelligent and intriguing concepts from an array of artists and never compromised her standards to feed the bottom line. I have seen so called erotic “art” fly off the walls. Most of the BDSM art that sells so well is simply crap that rarely evokes an intelligent essay of an idea
When I see galleries succeeding that are selling things that I know were simply ripped off from the Internet or simply Eastern European porn it is discouraging. We need more Nicci Winsmore's. Good luck to Nicci and thank you.
|World of Art & Fashion|
Friday, October 22, 2010
I was thrilled to be asked to show my efforts at the Palais de Roissy, for two reasons.
The Palais de Roissy was without equal, the Queen of builds in Second Life. It could have been none other than a labor of love. I loved to visit, even when there was nothing going on. The memorials to those in Roissy who had died in the other life, some of whom I knew, always gave me pause, to think of how their lives had touched others before they logged off one last time.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
a Greek Myth
Once upon a time, on the slopes of Mount Olympus, there lived a young satyr, Leimakika, daughter of the satyr King, Silinus and the meadow nymph Leimakid. Now as you know, satyrs were never plentiful and female satyrs even less so. Yet she lived.
And so it was that she danced and desired day and night. She encountered nymphs and elves, sprites and fairies, as well as a human or three. And to her dismay, most rebuffed her, even those who had sought her favors not long before...
(In early summer 2010 the pictures illustrating this story, some 20 or more, were on display at the Blackthorne Gallery. As we are not permitted to post pictures containing nudity or sexual situations on these pages, your imagination will have to suffice - and might do a better job anyway!)
1. Contestants must have created the entry after the date of this announcement and own the work that they submit.
2. Photographs will have an aspect ratio of 3:4 or 4:3.
3. Maximum of two entries per contestant.
4. Entries will be judged by a panel of five judges and prizes awarded by the most outstanding use and presentation of the theme.
5. Pick up entry form at : Palais Orleans Artist Park.
6. Submit entry forms to madison Arnahan or Ananda Crystal. Once an entry is received you will be shown where to place your submission.
7. Entries must be submitted before October 30th.
8. Contest Awards will be announced on Halloween.
1st Prize: $3000L 1000 Palais Orleans Gift Certificates
2nd Prize: $2000L 750 Palais Orleans Gift Certificates
3rd Prize: $1000L 500 Palais Orleans Gift Certificates
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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Monday, September 6, 2010
But her true love was born when a professional photographer visited her high school and talked about his profession. This was it and she thereafter pursued photography as a passion.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Would the "sling and arrows of outrageous fortune" leave their marks ? Their scars ?
With their scars intact, their flaws, Darkley engages us not with SL Barbie Dolls, but with a glimpse into our humanity.
"I don't want to be Barbie.......I want to be Barbie with a gun" Darkley Aeon.
Darkley Aeon was a RL photographer for many years and has been working in SL as a photographer/artist for the last 2, firstly working in a studio and then moving onto using secondlife places as a backdrop. Darkley loves the possibilities of working in SL, the potential to realise ideas not possible in the outside world. Darkley uses the name of Guerrilla Photography as there is no home base, just 'have poses, can travel'.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Jn Mr. Barber's work entitled Straattoneel/Streetscene, 2008, a man stands in a fog laced street scene playing a trumpet as a boy and a girl play with a dog in the background. The scene is surreal and somewhat antithetical to what might be considered a pleasant afternoon in the park. The scene suggests a certain choas in the nature that engulfs the man and the children. Birds that seem almost predatory swoop in toward the trio as if to warn them of some inpending doom. The birds are seemingly unnoticed as the man continues with his music and the children continue with their play. While their environment may be hostile, the trio cope with the dissension that surrounds them as if it were not there.
The portrait suggests that the presence of danger is only perceived by the admirer of the images. The trio are unaware of the imminent danger. They simply continue. We on the outside can only dispair of their innocence and their fate.
In Wintervuur/Winterfire 2009, Mr. Barber continues with his theme of man coping with the chaos of his environment.. A larger than life man sits unclothed in a snowstorm. The man points toward space but his gesture directs the viewer toward the man's awkward physical appearance. While he sits by a small fire, his distance from the flames seems strange as he is too far to benefit from the fire's comfort, He focuses instead upon something in the distance and we are left to imagine his thoughts.
The man pushing the wheelbarrow through the snow provides a oblique but opposite comparison to the angry man in the foreground. The man also struggles against the trials of a harsh environment perhaps at the direction of the rather brutish man in the foreground.
To say I understand the context of Wintervuur/Winterfire would not be accurate. I do not. What I do see is a primitive man juxtaposed with a contemporary man, both struggling against a harsh environement. Mr. Barber has again suggested that man and woman lives within a choatic universe with which they must content and survive. Interestingly, Mr. Barber's characters willingly accept their fate and move through the perils of a chaotic universe with grace.
Among the many gems in the Rob Barber collection, I find Zeemist/Seafog, 2008, the most intriguing. Here Mr. Barber presents man and woman's true physical and spritual nature revealed in the setting of a chaotic jungle like environment. The man and the woman are real, not idealized. They find their pleasure in each other even as the wild monkeys swing about them. They are not distracted by the formidable world in which these Adam and Eve figures find themselves. Instead their attention to each other brings order to their sinister and frightening New World. They are within themselves a universe of their own making.
Rob Barber is a talented artist who brings meaning to his vision of reality. He assigns meaning to the world through his images. I consider Rob Barber to be one of the most talented artists in Second Life.
.Mr. Barber's work can be seen through August in Le Nouveau Palais de Roissy.
by Elizabeth Weinberg
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Currently we are debuting the works of two SL Artists. Ananda Crystal and Avae Lexigle. You may visit the exhibits at the Blackthorne Gallery here.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Presently at the Square we have the duo of Zolar Merlin and Lifer Bloobury, award winning photographer Cat Boccaccio. Also we are introducing a new artist, Naija Avro. Van Caerndow presents astonishing images created in real life using oil paints on glass.
Alaex Aeon took this wonderful picture of the park. If you are an artist and would like to exhibit here please contact madison Arnahan.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
The images in this exhibit flow from my fascination with light, shadow and contour. While landscapes and still lifes allow me to play with those elements, they lend themselves best to images of the avatar, especially in its feminine form.
Light and shadow allow me to capture mood and feeling, even emotion - here in a place where so many will tell you the 'cartoons' cannot display such things.
The images here are a blend of old and new, and some challenge the traditional notion of what the body of a woman looks like. I hope you enjoy them.
Callipygian Christensen has been creating photographic art, using images shot in Second Life, for over 4 years. Her images have won both juried and fan-favorite competitions, and have been shown in numerous galleries and special exhibitions. Specializing in portraits, landscapes, and sepia period images, Calli views SL through the lens of her SL camera, and records her view of the world to share in her art.
Our Grand Opening for Calli's exhibit is Monday, July 26 at 7:00 PM SL Time.