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 πŸ˜‰

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*…Β  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 πŸ˜‰

Β 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 πŸ™‚

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Details

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

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Torn

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Sometimes you just do not know where to go or what to do, you feel torn inside and you only see darkness. Sometimes your inner only feels like a big fight and you have no clue how to escape.

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Sometimes it it hard to find words to describe what you wanna say. And I tried to find words for this post and they just did not wanna flow. A close friend of mine, who is way better with words and who knows me very well wrote something for me after i showed her the pics and gave her a lot of single words and emotions and I would like to share it as it really expresses, what I only could say with pictures. Thank you Mal for finding the right words for me, for knowing me and understanding me even without any words sometimes.

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Torn

I am alive – though I am dead

I am over you – though you bury me

I am me – though I am no one

I survive – though I die each day

I am strong – though I feel I will break any minute

I am you – though I don’t know who you are

I am here – though I don’t know where

I am understood – though you don’t know what I am talking about

I wanna enjoy – Β though I don’t know fun anymore

I miss you – though I never know who you were

I am lonely – though there are crowds around me

I am dead – though I still move

I submit – though you are not worth it

I am all – though I cant cope

I will die – though I wanna live

I am weak – though I can do all I want

I am me Β – though I am lost

I am there – though I don’t know where

I am a riddle – though it would be so easy

I wanna think – though I get stuck

I am happy – though I should not be

I am – though I am not

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Outfit: Graves – “G 179 Crossfire”

Hair: DeLa – “Marley” (mesh)

Chains: [Ca.Co] – “Chained Down”

Tattoo: [iN] – “Eternity Awaits”

Blindfold: N1CO – “Devotion Blindfolds”

Makeup: Shakeup – “Bleeding Mascara”

Lipstick: Silken Moon -“Wicca Lips Cardinal”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Boots: Slink – “Tall Leather Thigh Boots” (mesh)

Poses & Prop: Glitterati – “Mausoleum”

Poem: Malicia Python

Set building: Sazzy Nirpaw

Concept, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Are you strong enough? Do you dare to follow that girl on the graveyard? ;-)

Nikita Fride Opener

Today I have the great honor to present you an outfit of Nikita Fride. Nikita Fride for me is one of the great designers that try to do unusual things…what I love much πŸ˜‰ If you search for some stylish and crazy you shoudl definatly make your way to Nikita Fride. I have the perfect outfit for every gothic girl for you…The “Rebel Set”…are you ready? Are you stong enough to open the “grave”?*giggles*

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This outfit comes as a full outfit(without shoes)! The basics are great ripped net pants with great open wholes! You nearly can hear the scratch as the were torn… For the top we have a nice short top that covers the chest but belly free ;-)..not to hide too much sexy skin^^. Futher we have a nice detailed jacked and a very short miniskirt..but lets take a closer look…

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The net pants are great…the have many of the cool wholes that give the whole outfit a very trashy touch. The jacket makes a great difference with all the sweet lace and ribbons. The very high quality textures and the love for the detail make the jacket to a litle eyecatcher for me. The skirt also has many little details that shoudl be shown closer like the belt. Thebuckle is wonderful. A round silber circle with a pin that closes the belt of the tiny, littel mini skirt. In another closeup I have catched one of the sweet ribbons of the jacket, thatI liked so much πŸ˜‰ Another great detail fo rme where the ankle parts. Each ankle is covered by a prim that looks like a kind of “ankle warmers” and the are ornamented so lovely….little chains, hearts and many little swet details you can see on them…it is simply fantastic!

Last but not least we come to a skin and hair from Nikita Fride also…”Girl Criminal” sin and “Gothic II” hair also the great “Long Eyelashes Gothic”:

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A light grey skin witha pink-purple touch. The makeup is amazing strange like I love it and the hair is decorated with skulls , crosses and some barbwire…The eyelashes have little bats and are stunning detailed too…

If you wanna follow that girl on the graveyard…you should make your way to Nikita Fride…and get your outfit to impress her^^

Details:

Outfit: Nikita Fride – “Rebel Set”

Hair: Nikita Fride – “Gothic II Hair”/coke

Skin: Nikita Fride – “Girl Criminal”

Eyelashes: Nikita Fride – “Long Eyelashes Gothic”