Windlight Winter Art Show Artist Showcase: Bluesrocker Resident, Roffellos Resident, and Wicca Merlin

Today’s artist’s spotlight is on Bluesrocker Resident, Roffellos Resident, and Wicca Merlin! You can read about these talented artist’s below:

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ABOUT BLUESROCKER RESIDENT:

I’ve been involved in the arts most of my life. Coming from a musical background, I have had a very keen appreciation of the creative process, whether it be in music, the performing arts,painting, writing or photography. Having that interest sparked my involvement in the artistic possibilities of Second Life.

As for the creating of the photos, I much prefer shooting out on location in the multitude of amazing sims which populate SL than in a studio, as I feel I get much better results that way. Since starting seriously taking photographs in SL about two years ago, I have broadened my horizons in what wonders this virtual world has to offer. Really, the only limits are those of the imagination.

I like to be diverse in my works, and I love taking portraits, landscapes and profile photos equally. Wherever my muse takes me at any given time.

In addition to SL photography, I currently run an SL travel blog, Blue Bones Bagat with my partner Bones Delicioso-Rocker, a chronicle of our journeys through the various amazing builds Second Life has to offer : http://bluebonesbagat.blogspot.com/
To see more of my work you can go to my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesrocker007/

Online Portfolio :

http://bluesrocker100.wix.com/portfolio

I would like to thank two people, without whom I would not be doing what I am doing today. Kaijah Chrome, whose photography class spurred me to pursue photography in Second Life, and Bones Delicioso-Rocker. My partner in love and crime. My muse more than she will ever know.

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ABOUT ROFFELLOS RESIDENT:

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Born in the United Kingdom I found Second Life rather late on in my Real one. So yes I am still relatively young here which , in my eyes is fantastic!
I have had and still have great joy and personal reward in wandering discovering new places , seeing how people have got their own creative juices cooking in what they build and how they present their avatar for others to see.
Although my work is very personal and is primarily avatar focused I am discovering new joys in landscapes and objects.
I have already had the pleasure of showing some of my work at Creations fight against Parkinsons show , Windlight Magazine Gallery,Panorama Gallery and a current exhibition for Team Diabetes at Little Yoshiwara 􀀁

My thanks to all who encourage me to make more and explore more not least of which is my Angel without whom I would never have taken a single picture.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milarepa/154/30/44

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ABOUT WICCA MERLIN:

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Wicca Merlin came to Second Life 2007 when a friend told her she could experience music from other countries as her home country of Germany did not afford her the same exposure to music from around the globe. Presently Wicca is a designer and has her own brand, Wicca’s Wardrobe. Wicca’s Wardrobe is a team of 4 people – Veovis, Redclaw and Wicca – who design and create together and Prisilla, who is the good soul and GM.
She is a well known, experienced and respected model and blogger who enjoys mentoring others. In her blogging and photography, she always strives to be different, bringing in her love of fantasy and Avant Garde, her photography always takes on a bit of an edge. Wicca was surprised that her photography would be considered art and was flattered to be invited to create an exhibit.

Wicca Merlin


https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccamerlin/
https://plus.google.com/107485112763729232929/posts/p/pub?partnerid=gplp0

Today’s Events: DJ Gem Sunkiller & Bad Amp!

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Today we have DJ Gem Sunkiller at the ice skating pond, from 10 am to 12pm slt and a Best in Winter Clothing contest! Tonight we have a special Bad Amplitude Christmas Tribute Concert from 4 to 6 pm slt, followed by 7Seas Ice Fishing!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/204/194/22

Winter Queen Fashion Show Spotlight: Spyralle

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Spyralle is a brand which will also be at our Winter Queen Fashion Show! The Winter Queen Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1pm slt! Below is information about Spyralle:

Brand Name:  Spyralle

Designer Name: Kerryth Tarantal

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/58/44/32

Website URL:  http://spyralle.wordpress.com/

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Red and Green Ball-Tonight at 4pm slt!

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Tonight at the 2015 Windlight Winter Art Show & Winter Showcase, the Red and Green Ball will take place. This event will being at 4pm slt and end at 6pm slt and DJ John will have 2 hours of Christmas music, plus we will have giveaways and a contest! The dress code is formal and we hope to see you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/193/52/23

Winter Queen Fashion Show Spotlight: Sonatta Morales

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Sonatta Morales is one of the great brands that will be in the December 13, 2015 Winter Queen Fashion Show! Below is more information about Sonatta Morales:

Brand Name: Sonatta Morales

Designer Name: Sonatta Morales

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Old%20Time%20Prims/142/165/752

Website URL https://www.facebook.com/sonattamoralesshop/?fref=ts

 

Windlight Winter Art Show Artist Showcase: Skip Staheli,Warm Clarity, & Dawnbeam Dreamscape

The following artists can be found at the 2015 Windlight Winter Art Show: Skip Staheli, Warm Clarity, and Dawnbeam Dreamscape:

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ABOUT SKIP STAHELI:

Hi there, thank you for visiting!

I am Skip, from the Netherlands.. love to make pics in Second Life…and started in august 2008 my photostudio in SL.. Photo Fantasy Studio PURPLE COWS…., never thought it would be THIS busy! Wow.. Im still surprised about the succes and the fact that SL people really seem to love to have their pictures done in SL. And that they choose.. ME to do that.. did u looked around and saw all this huge talents here on SL and flickr.. its amazing!

First I started for fun making pics for friends and myself, but soon I got asked to make pics for friends of friends..and their friends etc 😉 lol
So I deceided to begin my own studio.

I love to blend rl and sl pics…mixing all the time… I dont see myself as a pro at all or a superb artist.. lol.. Im still and always learning and am always playing and trying stuff….. most of the time I really do not know how I made a piece at the end lol… I just mess around. So dont ask me to make the same piece again.. I simply cant.
Also when people ask me how I do things, and how I achieve some effects ..etc.. most of the time, i cont have clue myself.. seriously!

For my SL work I use now PS CS6 and plugins like FilterForge and Alien Skin… I would be no where without my Bamboo drawing tablet.. a lot of my work I draw by hand. In RL I follow since 2 years art classes, and I draw with pencils and charcoal.. If I wouldnt have found out, through SL, how much fun and heart drawing is for me, I probably would also never learned about this creative side of me…

I won in 2011 the BOSL award “Best Photographer” and in 2012 the award “Photographer of the Year” for Finesmith. I’v been nominated from 2012 to this year, 2015 for the avi choice awards, in both fashion photographer and photographer in the arts and made it to the top 5.. This year, I also won the title Best Erotic Photographer, at the Adult Industry Awards… Can tell you, this all makes me so very proud! 😀

Well thats a bit about me…dont hesitate to ask me questions.. u can always drop me a note inworld.. visit my studio…or my flickr stream:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37690108@N05/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Lake%20Shores/138/204/21

Ciao

Hugs Skip
email: nick_y68@live.nl

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Real Life Biography of Warm Clarity

Growing up surrounded by a love of the arts by both parents, my natural instinct to draw and keep drawing obsessively was nurtured by both my parents and the massive collection of fantasy art and fine art books surrounding me in childhood. I spent an entire summer in my teens working endlessly on a series of pieces consisting entirely of flowers in vases and yet another summer the subject matter was trees and eyes.

Inspired by literature, graphic novels of the 1970s and artists of the Impressionist and Surrealist movements my work tends to vary in style and subject matter yet still maintain the trademark flowing natural curves that dominates every piece. As unnatural as my work looks all subject matter tends to lean toward subjects of horticulture and biology – nature. Most pieces are full of vibrant contrasting color combinations through the use of oils, acrylics, opaque water colors (gouache), prismacolor -pencils, markers, and art stix chalk pastels, and oil pastels with the occasional venture into pen and ink, charcoals and graphite.
Inspired by the following artists (this list is definitely not exhaustive…the list is endless)
Vincent Van Gogh
Paul Gaugin
Edgar Degas
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Henri Matisse
Joan Miró
Salvador Dali
Maxfield Parrish
Peter Max
Frank Frazetta
Roy Lichtenstein
Janet Fish
Donald Roller Wilson

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/37690108@N05/

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DAWNBEAM DREAMSCAPE:

 

In a world of fantasy, all things are possible.  Dawn brings real world and Second Life together in her unique way of viewing both worlds.  We hope you enjoy the world through her eyes

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avilion%20Grove/29/101/23

Windlight Winter Art Show Artist Showcase: Ilyra Chardin, Sparkie Cyberstar, & WrenNoir Cerise

Artists Ilyra Chardin, Sparkie Cyberstar, & WrenNoir Cerise can all be found at the 2015 Windlight Winter Art Show! Below are the official bio’s for these artists:

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ABOUT ILYRA CHARDIN:

Ilyra Chardin is a designer and digital artist, specializing in mixed media storybook and landscape art.  She’s been featured at The Raglan Shire Art Walk, Builders Brewery Relay for Life Art Auction, Windlight Gallery as a Windlight Fellow, The Cheeky Lady Art Gallery, Creations for Parkinson Gallery, and in Art in the Park (a Gallery that she curates.)  Ilyra was featured in the November 15, 2015 issue of SL Enquirer in an articel by Dean Lawson, entitled, “The Multiple Layers of Ilyra Chardin.”  She is a Windlight Artist and Feature Contributor for Windlight Magazine.

Gallery links:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Gardens%20Estates/245/226/25

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Gardens%20Estates/165/220/22

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ABOUT SPARKIE CYBERSTAR:

I bring a style I feel is my own. My photography is all raw and untouched for the most part just cropped , maybe a border and signed. I do play with a few simple textures as you’ll see here and there.
I am a photoshop/gimp illiterate 🙂 and decided to just work at shooting just a great shot without digital enhancement needed. I take photos of second Life of its beautiful worlds created who need no alteration to me. Sure I use windlight but other then that I would say I’m pretty traditional and my photos are pure through my eyes. I strive to bring out and show SL by shooting my photos as if I was in RL..

Please enjoy the beauty I find in SL.

Contact me for rates for : Portraits/People , couple, DJ & Musician Promo Pics . I Also do advertising photos/flyers

Cyberstar Gallery􀀄
Exhibit at Ground Zero Artists Village:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eyefliez/39/227/952

Previous & Current Exhibits:
Village at Eyeflyz since 9/28/2013 – Ongoing
Art in Hats 4/2014
Steampunk Bloggers Exhibit @ Skywalk Gallery- The Station -May 2014
The Black Door Gallery @ Key West – Love Hate exhibit – June 2014
My Gallery @ KW opened March 2015 – Ongoing – A mix of my fav & pretty eclectic pieces
“Reflections” at Rose Gallery @ Angel Manor March 2015
Ce Soir Spring May 2015
Ce Soir Summer Exhibit – July 2015
Exhibit at The Nawty Tiki Resort – Sept 2015 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nawty%20Island/77/140/26
Windlight Gallery September 2015 Fellowship

Market Place:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/153531
On the web :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scyberstar/
http://sparkiecyberstarphotos.wordpress.com/
http://www.koinup.com/SparkieCyberstar/
https://www.facebook.com/sparkiecyberstarphoto

Thanks for your interest contact me direct for rates & info.
Also if you see a photo online by me you’d like & Its not in my gallery just ask, I’ll get it for you.

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ABOUT WRENNOIR CERISE:

Hello and thank you for reading about me.

I have been creating art in RL ever since I can remember. Drawing, crafting, painting, anything that would be considered visually creative. Making art is something that I must do rather than just being something to do.

For me, the appeal of Second Life is it’s visual richness. The beautiful sims, the equally beautiful avatars, and the originality in the creations we see. All of it is used as inspiration for my inworld photography. And my preference is avatars. I like the personal nature of what is expressed in putting together one’s avatar as well as adornment in general. For this reason, the items made for avatars (clothes, hats, hair, skins, etc.) are usually my biggest inspirations. With the creation of mesh bodies, avatars are even more smooth and sensual, making photography of avatars truly pleasurable.

I work on SL photos every week. If I am not taking a photo it is only because I am scouting out locations or shopping for fun things to put in a photo. Because I came to SL for its visual pleasure, I prefer to take photos in an SL environment rather than a backdrop. Somehow the photo feels more 3 dimensional that way, but it also honors the environment which I love so much. I do use Photoshop in post processing, sometimes a lot, and sometimes very little. It depends on the photo and the mood I want in the photo.

My most recent source of pride is Visionaire Institute of SL Photography, where myself and Nariko Okawa teach new and aspiring photographers how to take the best photos they can. We focus on using SL tools to the utmost as well as teaching them how to truly ‘see’ the ins and outs of what makes one photo great while another photo makes no impact.

I hope you enjoy what you see. It is a culmination of about 4 years worth of finessing my skills which I hope will continue to grow.. Please consider this your personal invitation to join me on this journey of learning and creating fresh new things. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wrennoir/

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Winter Showcase Deals of the Day #3

You can find the following great items at the Winter Showcase! The items below are set to 100% to Team Diabetes of SL!

FROM WHIMSICAL HAPPENINGS:

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SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/103/199/22

FROM ZURI JEWELRY:

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SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/24/216/22

FROM AN LEMA:

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SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/24/168/22

Winter Showcase Deals of the Day #2

You can find the following great items at the Winter Showcase! The items below are set to 100% to Team Diabetes of SL!

FROM BALDERDASH:

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SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/25/141/22

FROM FEYLINE FASHIONS:

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SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/22/155/22

FROM HEARTHAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY:

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SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crestwood%20Acres/55/232/22

Winter Queen Fashion Show Spotlight: Azul

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On Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1pm slt, the Solaris produced Winter Queen Fashion Show will take  place! This event will feature some of your favorite designers! One such designer is Azul! Below is more info on Azul:

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Designer Name: Mami Jewell

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/129/1104

Website URL: https://mamijewell.wordpress.com/