Fears, Anxieties & Nightmares…

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I still cannot believe it… I was invited to an Art Gallery as an artist!

Not too long ago I was IMed by someone, that told me if I ever would have considered my pictures as art…

I was quite speechless, because until now I never thought about making art I just made pictures for my blog posts*giggles*

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But now I would like to talk a little bit about the guy that found me 😉

John (Johannes1977), owner of the Windlight Gallery and the Windlight Magazine.

He and his partner, the lovely Emma Portilo, created that amazing place and Magazine that features new, aspiring artists as well as experienced and popular artists of Second Life.

To have such a place, is something very precious as you rarely will find something like that… giving young and new artists the same chance as already popular and well-known names.

When he asked me, if I ever thought about having an exhibition or show for my pictures, I nearly did faint…

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I really could not believe, that an experienced and well-known artist would consider my pictures art and it took me some days to get familiar with that thought*giggles*…  you can ask him, how insecure and excited I was…

He was so nice and kind and encouraged me for quite some time, until I dared to agree to try it.

Now I had to think about making art… what did not make it easier*chuckles*

I thought back and forth what I could do and I guess, I kinda ‘over thought it’ as I did not find anything that I thought would be as good to be displayed. Then I just slapped myself and forced myself to not think too much and just do what I feel.

The idea was to have several different pictures for the gallery, but when i started making some pictures I more and more came across, that I wanted to tell a little story with my pictures.

I ended up with 2 different series, which were born out of 2 totally different visions.

The first one is the one I have on this post.

I called it “Chased…” as a work title. The idea behind was that in our lifes we are running from fears, nightmares and anxieties, just because it is something we do not know better.

So the steam punk looking fishes are kinda synonymous for all those things we run from.

Sometimes we even feel attacked or even bitten by those and try to defend us and survive or get rid of them at least for the moment.

But what, if we stop running and turn around facing them?

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Maybe we can get them known better and all of a sudden they are not anymore formidable? It might not work for all of them but with some we maybe can make our peace after some time?

It might now work with all, but for many it can, at least for some it was like that for me. And in the end you might be able to go along with them like I did with swimming together with the fishes instead of always running from them 😉

 If you would like to come over to the Windlight Gallery and take a look at all those amazing artists and art pieces here is your limo :

Windlight Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Froien/172/109/23

While you are there and look at all the amazing pictures, do not forget to pick up the latest issue of the Windlight Magazine to be always up to date and informed about the SL Art World 🙂

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Outfit: r2 – “Kagaya”

Leggings: Sheer – “Leggings 29a: Very Torn Black”

Boots: Stelloane – “Heloise”

Bracelets: [sys] – “Khaleesi”

Hair: [sys] – “Micha”

Necklace: [The Forge] – “Chainlink Tassles”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Litzi Black” & Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy-Selfish Silver”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Insidious”

Fishes: 22769 – “Floating Boat” (part of the boat)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Project Tents – Haiti Benefit Expo

(Pic: Sequoia Nightfire)

Projects Tents is a group of like-minded people who have united to create public awareness of fundraising efforts to raise money for assisting some 8,000 Haitians each day who are contributing to the country’s rehabilitation.

Working toward that goal, Project Tents is putting on a SL Fashion Expo starting May 21st through May 30th, 2010.  The event will be open to bloggers for a preview the day prior to the event.

The event will raise funds that will be donated through Peace Train to shelter BOX.  The Peace Train Charitable Trust is a federally recognized public charity in the United States (501 c 3) whose mission is to create lasting peace through mobilizing dialogue, support and learning with peace organizations around the world. They use a variety of technologies that enable them to create events that connect the virtual public with real world causes.

More than 60 vendors have already accepted the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.  Vendors will include Tres Beau, Alatiel Fashions, Angel Dessous, The Graceful Lily, Orage Creations, Donna Flora, Prism, Azul, Gems & Kisses, Chantkare, Exclusiva and Detalz just to name a few.

This opportunity will allow you to virtually connect with others that want to reach out and make a difference, all from the ease and convenience of your home.

Please plan to join Project Tents in this fundraising effort May 21st  – May 30th.

Project Tents
BlackBarbie Bravin, CheerCoach4EJS Gymnast, Emma Portilo, Gamp Lane, Herradura Baar, Kate Stockholm, Kay Fairey, M4rk3tt0 Bonetto, Miaa Rebane, Sabine Blackburn, Sequoia Nightfire, Wicca Merlin