Gracie Kendal and Eliza Wierwight on Metaverse Arts

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The latest episode of Treet TV's Metaverse Arts with Tricia Aferdita features interviews with Gracie Kendal and Eliza Wierwight. Find out about the latest from both of these immensely talented and creative individuals.

Gracie talks about her latest project which she is calling 1000 Avatars. Read more at the blog for her project found at

Eliza tells us about her latest creations in time for the holiday season. Visit Eliza's Patron Art Decor and Gallery at

For more photographs of Eliza's stunning work, see my Flickr photostream.

Primgraph Issue 14 on Newstands

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Holiday issue of the Primgraph is out now and - as you will see - it is a rather different one!

This issue we have largely put aside our regular articles to bring you a Christmas special, filled with stories and pictures from some of your favourite Primgraph writers - and some who are new to the magazine too!

Another great issue including the latest installment of The Quest for the Golden Prim (

Congratulations to Saffia Widdershins and designer Terry Lightfoot for another stellar issue of the magazine. Great work as always by the fabulous writers and my photographic colleagues.

You can read the latest issue online by visiting Calameo at However, pick up a copy in-world for some great gifts available with the magazine!

Celebrate the Season with the Holiday Issue of Prim Perfect

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Christmas issue of Prim Perfect is now out! – a time to celebrate homes and family and all the joy of winter … and you’ll find our magazine is packed with articles to celebrate families and holidays, as well as advice for decorating homes and gardens … and a very special Christmas photo story to enjoy too.

Congratulations to Saffia, Winona and all the writers and photographers on another stellar issue of the magazine!

You can read the latest issue online by visiting Calameo at

Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Closure on Designing Worlds

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The team from the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum in Second Life talk to Elrik and Saffia about how the museum has been refused a renewal license from the FLW Foundation and received a cease and desist letter to halt the project. Guests include Rosalie Oldrich, Co-Director, Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum; Rowan Derryth, Board Member, Virtual Museums, Inc.; and Ethan Westland, Chair, Virtual Museums, Inc. Also joining the panel is Michael Schumann
(SL:Roy Philbin), Founder/CEO, Second Interest Virtual Business Solutions; and Dirk Talamasca, Virtual Worlds Developer.

Metaverse Arts Episode 6 Available from Treet TV

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The lastest episode of Metaverse Arts is now available to view online! We ended up dedicating the entire show to attorney Monday Beam and the topic of intellectual property and copyright. Definitely interesting an informative!

Designing Worlds Visits Seraph City

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In this episode of Designing Worlds, Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin explore the beautiful Art Deco environment of Seraph City … and also the phenomenon of Dieselpunk.

This relatively new form is known as dieselpunk – where the setting, rather than a dystopian future or cyberpunk, or the steam-driven alternative world of the 19th and 20th century, is actually driven by the diesel engine, and draws on the aesthetic of the 1920s and 1930s.

For more photographs of Seraph City, please visit my Flickr photostream.

Lunatorium on Designing Worlds

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The November 1st episode of Designing Worlds saw Saffia & Elrik meet with artist Lunata Lupino and scripter Bavid Dailey at their very large Lunatorium shop and discover some secrets they use for helping people explore the wonderful things they make for above and below the sea.

See more photographs from Lunatorium on my Flickr photostream.

Radio Riel Players : Halloween

Monday, November 1, 2010

"The Radio Riel Players Present" is Radio Riel's independent radio production of classic stories, poems and plays, all performed by The Radio Riel Players from around the world.

This episode features Tricia Aferdita reading Mark Twain's "A Ghost Story", and two works by Edgar Allan Poe: "The Tell Tale Heart" read by Rowan Derryth and "The Raven" read by PJ Trenton.

You can listen to "The Radio Riel Players Present" through the following direct link to the show on, where you can listen to it as a stream or download the audio file directly.

For more information about Radio Riel or to subscribe to their RSS feed, visit their site at

Radio Riel Players Tonight @ 6 pm SLT

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tonight at 6 pm SLT I invite you to tune in to Radio Riel to enjoy the re-launch of Radio Riel Players, with some spooky tales read by Rowan Derryth, Tricia Aferdita and myself. We might even have a tale from Miss Riel herself, who is handling all the creepy production!

Miss Derryth will be reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, while Miss Aferdita offers up "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain and I share Poe's "The Raven”

Better than just tuning into Radio Riel, come and join us for a listening party at Harmony Cafe in Avalon – costumes welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Primgraph Issue 13 on Newstands!

Well, The Primgraph has sailed the seas with pirates, soared above both land and sea in airships, and now, in Issue 13, with a very exciting addition to their roster of writers, The Primgraph plunges beneath the waves to encounter mermaids and sundry strange craft that lurk in the deep blue.

The exciting news: Jess Nevins, the author of the seminal Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, and well known for his Concordances to the works of Alan Moore (especially The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and other comic books, joins The Primgraph team to share with us his love of pulp fiction. This issue he explores tales of underwater craft in America, Europe, India and Japan in a fascinating article on The Super-Submarine in Fiction after Verne.

Miss Ceejay Writer explores our chosen stretch of water - The Vernian Sea (and its Deeps) in New Babbage, while Mr Linus Lacombe ventures farther afield in search of some spectacular underwater architecture. Miss Beq Janus discovers what the wonderful troupe of Belly Up Mermaids Dancers have been up to since we last encountered them performing over a year ago.

Another fabulous issue beautifully laid out by the very talented Terry Lightfoot.

This issue also includes the latest episode in the epic adventure, The Quest for the Golden Prim. Find out what is happening with our group of academics, adventurers and villains as they continue their quest in Steelhead.

My thanks to all of our intrepid actors and extras for their great work in helping to bring the Quest for the Golden Prim to life. It is such a fun and creative journey under the direction of our intrepid publisher Saffia Widdershins.

I am so tremendously fortunate to be involved in this epic adventure as photographer and designer and love the challenge of bringing this story to life. Catch up with the characters and story on the Quest blog and read the latest episode in this issue of The Primgraph.

Issue 13 of The Primgraph is available online at


Animals in the Scribbled Wild by Scott Rolfe

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here is a totally awesome calendar created by everyone's favourite otter Scottius Polke!

One of the most creative and interesting people I have met in my almost 4 years in Second Life, Mr. Polke's talent seems to know no bounds.

I have been honoured to have him exhibit some of his work at Exposure Art Gallery and of course, some of the neatest places you can find in Second Life, like MUSHroom and Lunamaruna are the results of his boundless creativity.

This gorgeous looking calendar features "scribbles" created by Mister Polke, Scott Rolfe in RL. These were created in Scribbler interactive drawing tool on the web at

For more fabulous art by Scott, visit his blog at

More information about ordering this calendar and/or greeting cards, visit

Prim Perfect 29 on Newstands

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Halloween issue of Prim Perfect is now on newstands! This spooktacular issue comes jam packed with great articles and stunning photographs from around the grid! Featuring the Epic Toy Factory and a plethora of scary places to visit just in time for Halloween, be sure to check out the latest issue!

Even more fun is had by Miss Rowan Derryth and myself as we head out on assigment for the gets a little intense but I did my best not to lose my head! Check out our adventure in the Village of Nyght.

Congratulations to the entire Prim Perfect team for putting together another spectacular issue. I am so very fortunate to work with some of the most creative and talented people in the metaverse!

The latest issue can be read online by visiting

Subscribe in-world to get the new Intellibook version which gives you the exciting new choice of being able to link to the stores you see featured in Prim Perfect advertisements. There are landmarks embedded – and there is the possibility of embedding postcards too. And if you look carefully, you’ll find free gifts embedded on some pages – this is a treasure hunt of a magazine!


Nemo by Sextan Shepherd is Closing!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

For those of you who may not have heard, the stunning Nemo trilogy build at France3d Futuna will be closing on October 29th. This is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited in Second Life and the result of many hours of work by the immensely talented Sextan Shepherd.

Mr Shepherd has decided it is time to move on to other endeavours and while I am sad to see these amazing builds disappear, I am rather excited to see what he will come up with next!

Time is running out...and this is certainly a must see destination before it disappears. Get thee to Nemo...

For more photographs of Nemo, have a look at my Flickr photostream.

Heroines! Aether Salon w. Miss Bookworm Hienrichs

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do you know one? ARE you one? From self-rescuing princess to those daring gals who save the world and look fabulous doing so (hey, soot is IN), all the while cooking, cleaning, and raising brilliant children. Who isn't a little bit curious how they do it all? I mean, trouncing and squashing and humiliating Evil-doers is a huge job, right? For the Aether Salon's two-year anniversary, Miss Bookworm Hienrichs enlightened us all, and shared a few tips and tricks she picked up along the way.

What a memorable and eventful Salon with a special, and unwelcome guest!

Check out more photos from Miss Book's salon on my Flickr photostream.

For more information about the Aether Salon, please visit their official blog.

Metaverse Arts (Episode 5)

Episode 5 of Metaverse Arts saw host Tricia Aferdita interview Raven Haalan and Emcee Widget on the opening day of Burn2.

Photographs from Burn2 featured on the show can be found on my Flickr photostream.

For more information on Metaverse Arts, visit their blog at

BURN2 Opens Today!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Metaverse Arts celebrates the opening of Burn 2 with a special show tomorrow at 2 pm SLT.

BURN2 is the Second Life counterpart to the Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada High Desert every year. From the Burning Man website: ( “Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance”

This annual counterpart to Burning Man was originally called Burning Life. This year it’s organization was taken over by the Burning Man team, and changes have been made in its scale and in its adherence to the message and the community ideal of Burning Man.

Renamed BURN2 – this new, streamlined festival launches today at noon SLT. Metaverse Arts staff attended a press preview and came back with a cornucopia of photos from the festival site. Today at 2pm, we’ll meet up with two BURN2 staff members, Communications Manager Raven Haalan and DMV Department Lead Emcee Widget.

Learn a little more about the changes to the Burn and how it compares to previous years from Raven, then investigate with us the DMV, Department of Mutant Vehicles – a RL and SL Burn phenomenon – and learn about the fun, whimsical and creative Art Cars from Emcee.

All of this, plus we’ll highlight a few upcoming events and unveil this episodes featured gallery!

Metaverse Arts is filmed in Avalon Town at the Labyrinth Theatre (

See more photographs of Burn2 on my Flickr photostream.

Burn 2 by ColeMarie Soliel

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here is a great video by ColeMarie Soliel in preparation for the opening of Burn 2 on October 16th. I had the opportunity to visit yesterday during press day with host of Metaverse Arts, Tricia Aferdita. Lots of really interesting and cool builds to explore on the playa!

Burn 2 runs from October 16 - 24.

Designing Worlds Returns to New Babbage

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A return visit to New Babbage docklands uncover a new dangerous mystery for Saffia and Elrik to solve and keep the peace with Babbage factions - even if they ignore the Prime Directive.

Fallingwater by Camryn Darkstone

One of the greatest builds I have recently visited has to be Fallingwater by Camryn Darkstone. Set in a gorgeous location, the build includes informative and interesting facts about the home which are accessible by clicking the various cubes scattered throughout the sim.

This is a highly skilled and detailed build which I strongly encourage everyone to go visit and support. You can find Fallingwater at

Camryn was also recognized at the 2010 Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Prairie Style Build-Off as a joint winner in the the pro building class.
For more images of Camryn's Fallingwater, please visit my Flickr photostream.

BoobieThon Art Auction Opens 6pm SLT Tonight!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The excitement builds as we approach the start of the Boobiethon Art Auction at Isle of Skye in Winterfell!

As part of this year's fundraising activities in Second Life for the 2010 Boobiethon, a number of fabulous artists have contributed unique works of art for auction.

It will run from October 1st through October 6th on Isle of Skye, Winterfell Anodyne in the family home of Eva Bellambi, Caisteal Teanacadh... [slurl]

Bidding starts at 6 pm SLT with the opening party at the auction site starting around 7 pm with DJ Frequency Picnic.

These Second Life fundraising initiatives for the Blogger Boobiethon have been organized over the last few years through dedicated and tireless work of Eva Bellambi, Serra Anansi and countless others. All funds raised are donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Please stop in at the auction and be sure to come back throughout its seven day run. Bidding will close on October 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm SLT. Please let all of your friends know and come bid on a great works of art! Donations will also be gratefully accepted at the auction site.

Participating artists include:

  • Gracie Kendal
  • Tricia Aferdita
  • Miso Susanowa
  • Ragamuffin Kips
  • Eliza Wierwight
  • Chrome Underwood
  • Fuschia Nightfire
  • Scottius Polke
  • PJ Trenton
  • AutoPilotPatty Poppy
  • Sledge Roffo
  • Monty Streusel
  • GM Nikolaidis
  • Callipygian Christensen
  • Ghosty Kips
  • Gleman Jun
  • Cee Edman
  • Winter Nightfire
  • Weston Graves
Come celebrate, art, friendship, and support a very worthwhile cause!

Countdown to the Start of the 2010 Boobiethon...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The 2010 Boobiethon is almost upon us with the Opening Day Party on Friday, October 1, 2010 from 7pm-9pm SLT at the Isle of Skye, Winterfell Anodyne.

The bidding on the fabulous contributions to the art auction begins at 6 pm.

For a full schedule of events for the 2010 Boobiethon, please visit Lady Bellambi's blog at

I have been very fortunate to have been asked to participate in this fabulous fundraising initiative again this year. Please be sure to stop in at the various events and meet some fabulous people while helping raise money for a very good cause!

2010 Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Build-Off Winners

After an amazing two days of building, the winners of the 2010 Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Build-Off winners were announced...drum roll...please!

In the professional category, the top prize went to Camryn Darkstone and Kendra Ling for their builds...

Camryn Darkstone's Build (exterior)
Camryn Darkstone's Build (interior)
Kendra Ling's Build (exterior)
The winner in the novice category was Jolie Serendipity with this build...
People can visit the winning builds at the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum in Usonia. Visit at [slurl].

Congratulations to all the builders and the organizers of this fabulous event. For more photos from the weekend's build-off, visit my set on Flickr.

Eliza Wierwight at the New Exposure Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am extremely excited to welcome award-winning artist and designer Eliza Wierwight to the newly renovated Exposure Art Gallery in Avalon Town. This is Eliza's first solo exhibit in Second Life and features some of her award winning work and stunning design.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm SLT for great art, great music and great conversation!

Exposure Art Gallery is on Tabula Rasa in the thriving arts community of Avalon Town (

Ambassador Suite by Eliza Wierwight
See you there!

Metaverse Arts Episode 4

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tricia Aferdita welcomes M2Danger Ranger from Burn 2 and Jayjay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia to the show to provide updates and insights on their current initiatives.

Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Build-Off

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another amazing build-off organized by the great people over at the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum. This year's theme was prairie style residential and both novice and pro builders came from around the grid to challenge for top prize.

Winners will be announced on Monday, September 28th at the gala closing ball.

A more comprehensive collection of images from the 2010 Build-Off can be found on my Flickr photostream.

Explore the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum of Second Life ( to see replicas of Wright's classic architecture, including historic Fallingwater. Officially licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Congratulations to everyone involved in putting on this impressive competition.

UWA Imagine Grand Finalists & Machinima Competition

Sunday, September 26, 2010

As featured on episode 4 of Metaverse Arts with host Tricia Aferdita...the University of Western Australia's Imagine competition grand finalists (scripted and non-scripted). Tricia had a fascinating interview with Jayjay Zifanwe from UWA on the show.

For a slide show of the finalists which I was honoured to photograph, please visit the Metaverse Arts blog.

Prim Perfect's Rowan Derryth also had a fascinating interview with Jayjay in the most recent issue of Prim Perfect magazine (Issue 28, pp. 134-141).

For more information about the University of Western Australia and their presence in Second Life, please visit their blog at

UWA is currently running a machinima-based competition and asking everyone to participate in their Audience Participation Event (deadline Midnight SLT on October 7th). L$5,000 has been set aside for SL residents and viewers who take part in this special participation event. We are asking all the residents of SL to give them your TOP 8 machinima, in order of your preference.

The 3 residents whose order comes closest to the final order decided by the judging panel (see end of NC for names of panel members), will win for themselves L$2,500, L$1,500 & L$1,000 respectively. The winner will be invited to be on the panel for MachinimUWA III.

For more information, visit the machinima competition page on the UWA blog.

2010 Boobiethon Art Auction

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I am extremely excited to have been involved in the organization of an art auction in support of the 2010 Boobiethon along with AutopilotPatty Poppy.

For the past few years, the Lady of Skye Eva Bellambi and the Seneschelf Serra Anansi have been raising funds for the Blogger Boobiethon with various fun and exciting events. All funds raised are donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

The auction is a new event this year. I am really pleased at the positive feedback we have received and the number of very talented artists who are donating unique works of art for auction.

The auction will run from October 1st through October 6th on Isle of Skye, Winterfell Anodyne in the family home of Eva Bellambi, Caisteal Teanacadh... [slurl]

The list of participating artists includes some of Second Life's most talented and creative, individuals including:

  • Gracie Kendal
  • Tricia Aferdita
  • Miso Susanowa
  • Ragamuffin Kips
  • Ichiko Miles
  • Chrome Underwood
  • Fuschia Nightfire
  • Eliza Wierwight
  • Scottius Polke
  • PJ Trenton
  • AutoPilotPatty Poppy
  • Sledge Roffo
  • Monty Streusel
  • GM Nikolaidis
  • Callipygian Christensen
  • Ghosty Kips
  • Gleman Jun
  • Cee Edman
  • Winter Nightfire
  • Weston Graves
There will be an opening party to kick off the art auction, more details to follow. Please show your support for this very worthy cause by bidding in the auction. Separate donations gratefully accepted.

Other SL-based Boobiethon events will also be happening. For more details, see Eva's blog.

Thank you for your support to this very worthy cause!

Prim Perfect 28 On Newstands

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saffia Widdershins and the Prim Perfect team take you to some rather exciting – and unusual places … in Prim Perfect's special fantasy issue.

Firstly, they explored the stunning Isle of Wyrms. There are some fascinating articles about the lands, and about some of the people behind the Isles.

The Designer of the Month is Julia Hathor, the owner and designer behind Creative Fantasy.

The Landscape of the Month is the beautiful sim of Verdigris, the creation of two radically different designers – Oriolus Oliva and n0th1ng Ackroyd.

All this and so much more in a jam packed issue!

Congratulations to everyone on another fabulous issue designed by the incomparable Winona Wiefel.

Get your copy by visiting

Designing Worlds Visits Mythopoeia

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Elrik Merlin and Saffia Widdershins travel to the mystical land of Mythopoeia by Grey Kurka. Join them for the Case of the Curious Prim!

Looking Glass on Designing Worlds

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Saffia Widdershins, Elrik Merlin and the Designing Worlds production team head to the amazing build by Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee for this episode of Designing Worlds.

Metaverse Arts (Episode 3)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tricia Aferdita welcomed guests Filthy Fluno and Gwen Carillon to the latest episode of Metaverse Arts on Treet TV.

A fascinating discussion, upcoming event announcements and the Criss Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica as the featured gallery!

Prim Perfect Issue 27 on Newstands

Friday, August 6, 2010

The latest issue of Prim Perfect is now available on newstands! Get your copy and see how we have rolled out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer… with a visit to the stunningly beautiful region of Costa Rica in the Second Life world.

Prim Perfect is available online by visiting

I am proud to have been a part of yet another beautiful and professional publication brought to you by publisher Saffia Widdershins, assistant editrix Ceejay Writer, designer Winona Wiefel and the incredible team of writers, photographers, designers and contributors.

Way to go team!

Exposure Art Gallery sparkles with a collection of works by the artist Kyra. Join us as we celebrate the opening of this incredible exhibit of three dimensional art and sculptures with unique textures and motion. We kick off the exhibit with a concert by guitarist Simon Voix! See you there!

Exposure Art Gallery is located in Avalon Town (

Ekphrasis: AM Radio Part II by Rowan Derryth

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art historian and Prim Perfect writer Rowan Derryth completes her interview with one of Second Life's most intriguing and talented artists, AM Radio. Part II of the interview is available on the Prim Perfect blog at

Part I of the interview is also available on the Prim Perfect blog at

Ekphrasis is a regular column by Rowan Derryth profiling various Second Life artists. For a background on the aim of this regular feature, read Rowan's introduction.

AM Radio and his work has been a favourite subject of mine throughout my time in Second Life. For more of my images of his incredible creations, please visit my AM Radio set on Flickr.

Metaverse Arts (Episode 2)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Metaverse arts host Tricia Aferdita visits with M2Danger Ranger to find out about this year's BURN2 event in Second Life, talks with artist Raven Haalan about Virtualism, and we see Glyph Graves Entropy project - including the Entropy video by Chantal Harvey. Plus, keep up to date with events and this month's featured gallery.

Find out more on the Metaverse Arts blog at

Glyph Graves' Entropy: Machinima by Chantal Harvey

Saturday, July 31, 2010

This fabulous machinima by Chantal Harvey, featuring music of Kolor Fall was featured on the latest episode of Metaverse Arts on Treet TV. Entropy is a creation of incredible Second Life artist Glyph Graves.

ENTROPY - World Expo 2010 Shanghai - machinima. from Chantal Harvey on Vimeo.

Designing Worlds at Relay for Life 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation and presentation of a stunning and highly successful Relay For Life. The time and commitment of so many Second Life residents, builders and designers is a testament to all that is good in the world.

Join hosts Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin as they meet with the creators of some of the most incredible builds at this year's RFL.

To view more images from RFL 2010, I invite you to view a set of my images on Flickr; and another set by Raven Haalan.

Java Jive Presents Andy Riverstone on July 25th

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Jave Jive Café in Seraph City is proud to present an hour of jazz with Andy Riverstone at 5 pm SLT on July 25, 2010.

Andy Riverstone's singing talent combines with her love of jazz music to create an unforgettable live music event. Andy graduated from the Shenandoah Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree. She has performed in Second Life at the Empress of the Aethers at Thistle Hill in Caledon. Please come welcome her at her first live performance in Seraph City!

Get a sneak preview of this amazing talent here!

Seraph City is a classically designed diesel punk city in Second Life set in the era between wars. The city has a wide range of businesses and entertainments. View more of Seraph City as photographed by Mister PJ Trenton on Flickr.

The Java Jive Café is located at 160 Moss Avenue in Seraph City (

Enjoy yesterday's future in an era of Art Deco and prohibition!

Premier Episode of Metaverse Arts

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Prim Perfect is very proud to announce the launch of Metaverse Arts, a brand new show covering the art and artists of the virtual worlds, brought to you by, Second Life’s leading cable network, and Prim Perfect Productions, the people behind Designing Worlds, Prim Perfect magazine and the Prim Perfect blog. Metaverse Arts is hosted by Tricia Aferdita.

For more information, visit

Riel Day for Life (July 11, 2010)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On Sunday, July 11, 2010, Radio Riel will be broadcasting a very special program from 12:00am SLT to 12:00am SLT on Monday, July 12 to raise funds for Team New Babbage Relay for Life, which also includes the communities of New Toulouse and Seraph City. These 24 hours of programming on Radio Riel's Main stream are going to be determined by you, our listeners!

For more information, visit

I have my hour...get yours!!

The Kiss by Rose Borchovski

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Many of you are likely aware of the controversy sparked over the removal of Rose Borchovski's work "The Kiss" from the Second Life 7th Birthday (SL7B) celebration.

Quite alot has been written on the subject on such as Wagner James Au's New World Notes he-avatar-his-ros... and the Second Life blog 79.

Prim Perfect's Art's reporter Rowan Derryth has written a wonderful post discussing the actual work in question /ekphrasis-extra-....

Visit the work at the UWA 01/21

There is a very well machinima created by Ionoallen that you can watch on YouTube at

View my complete set of images of this fascinating work on Flickr.

Photography! Transcript Now Available

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The transcript of my Photography! Aether Salon presentation is now available on the Aether Salon blog at

Thanks once again to Viv, Jed, Sera and Jasper for inviting me to present at the Salon and for all of the people who took time from their day to come and "listen" to my presentation.

A few additional photographs can be seen on my Flickr photostream.

Photography! with Mr PJ Trenton

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 20 at 2 pm slt
Babbage Palisade & Academy of Industry

They are worth 1,000 words, markers of history, and everyday documents that reveal great artistry - photographs, which became both a pastime and passion for the Victorian era. How better to document fairies in the garden, or explorations and new discoveries? What worlds are opened up within the viewfinder, and passed on to those at home in sepia tones and black and white? Capturing photographs is not an easy task, nor is transferring them to permanence on paper - it is a matter of craftsmanship and artistry.

For the final Salon of the Spring Season, we are pleased to welcome master photographer PJ Trenton to the stage. Mr Trenton will lead us to an understanding of the art of the photograph and how it has changed through the years. Join us on Sunday, June 20 at 2 pm slt at the AetherSalon as we pose, light, and click our way in the last salon before summer break.

Visit the Aether Salon blog for more information and links to past Salons.

Sera, Viv, and Jed
Aether Salon of New Babbage

Prim Perfect Issue 26 on Newstands

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Prim Perfect has looked off grid before as has Designing Worlds. The Primgraph, has talked to Desmond Shang about his Caledonia project in Blue Mars and visited Rezzable’s Steamfish project.

But now, for the first time, the bulk of this month’s magazine looks outside Second Life at a variety of fascinating new possibilities.

Read this issue of Prim Perfect online by visiting

Fabulous articles covering Blue Mars, the Reaction Grid, Heritage Key and Rezzable by Prim Perfect's plethora of fabulous writers.

Prim Perfect's stunning cover this month is by the very talented Twisted Lemon who has lots of photographs featured throughout the magazine.

Have a look at the world beyond Second Life in this jam-packed issue.

Existential Fractals by Piaget Hax at Exposure

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Exposure Art Gallery is pleased to welcome artist Piaget Hax to the main floor of the gallery with Existential Fractals.

Join us at Exposure at 2 pm slt on Saturday, May 29, 2010 for the opening of this exhibit. Come meet the artist and other arts patrons while DJ Lynda Ultsch provides her eclectic blend of music.

Many of Piaget's works are inspired by an individual person and represent an eclectic collection works with soul and personality. Stop by and experience this exhibit.

"Often asked to describe my work, I've come to use the term of Existentialist to describe my pieces. How other way would you even go about describing a work that is inspired by the image of a person's personality and the essence of their soul?"

For the past six years, Piaget has been creating these unique and eclectic works of art, most of them created under the "flimsy excuse of being a birthday gift, but really, it's just an excuse to rationalize unbridled creativity."

Stop by and have a look, and maybe you'll just see something in yourself within the infinite depths of Piaget's fractals.

Exposure Art Gallery is located on Tabula Rasa in the heart of Avalon Town. Avalon offers a rich community of artists, builders, retailers and residents. Come to Exposure and than wander the town!

Exposure Art Gallery [slurl]

Exhibit Opening at Pirats' SAS Gallery

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4th marked the opening of my exhibit at the Pirats' SAS Gallery. Formerly known as the Bunker, the gallery has been redesigned and rebuilt by Newbab Zsigmond. Drop by the gallery which also features works by Josina Burgess, kirle Adamski and Loup Erin.

My thanks to Newbab Zsigmond, Merlina Rokocoko and MathieuL Bravin for inviting me to exhibit at Pirats and for their assistance in setting up.

Come check out the exhibit at secondlife://SAS+Plage/53/97/22.

Visit the Pirats Network web site for more information about their activities and support of the arts.

Mystery on Designing Worlds

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A visit to the New Babbage burlesque show takes a surprising turn into a mystery which leads Saffia & Elrik on a search for clues.

The Luminous Lens: Photo Abstractions by PJ Trenton on Calameo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am pleased to announce the availability of the exhibit catalogue for my most recent show entitled the Luminous Lens: Photo Abstractions by PJ Trenton. The exhibit has completed its run at the Tricia Aferdita Gallery but is now on view at the Treet TV sim in front of the Designing Worlds Studio.

The catalogue, written by Miss Rowan Derryth with a foreword by Tricia Aferdita can now be viewed online at Calameo.

Simply go to in order to read the catalogue.

My sincere thanks once again to both Tricia and Rowan for making both the exhibition and this wonderful catalogue available. Thanks also to Miss Ceejay Writer for work on the catalogue and Miss Saffia Widdershins for her support and assistance in this endeavor.

Points of Interest ~ Nemo

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another highly recommended destination on your Second Life travels has to be the gorgeously textured underwater steampunk "city" at Nemo. Built by Sextan Shepherd, the attention to detail is amazing!

NEMO is a world inspired by the works of Jules Verne, including "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island." Inside the submarine city, you will discover Captain Nemo's workshop, complete with mechanical sea animals, Nikola Tesla's electricity-filled room, and the Jules Verne salon.

I have a set of images from Nemo that you can view in Flickr.

I strongly encourage you to visit Nemo in world at secondlife://FRANCE3D%20Futuna/91/148/21.

Ekphrasis by Rowan Derryth

Friday, April 9, 2010

One of the great new additions to the Prim Perfect blog is a regular column by Miss Rowan Derryth entitled Ekphrasis. According to Rowan, this column is intended to "be a series of profiles of various SL artists..."

What is good art in SL? In the words of Miss Derryth, " isn't just rezzed, but resonates..." and " doesn't just resonate, but it is rezzed." For more details, read her introductory posting at

These are impressive interviews with some of the most well-known and creative artists in the metaverse. To date, Rowan has featured Ragamuffin Kipps, Chrome Underwood, Glyph Graves, Gracie Kendal, and yours truly.

Each of these columns are incredibly well written and a fascinating look into the lives of some extremely talented and creative individuals.

Primgraph Issue 11 Now on Newstands

Primgraph Issue No. 11 featuring pirates is now on newstands. Yet another fabulous issue of Second Life's premier magazine featuring historical and steampunk sims.

Avast there, me hearties and join us on a fearsome voyage as we take to the seas in quest of the secret treasure that’s this issue of the Primgraph — where we’ll hoist the main sail and set our course for regions where we’ll be encountering… pirates!

Each issue also features a new episode of the epic web comic, The Quest for the Golden Prim ( Don't miss this fascinating tale of adventure featuring a number of different people on our international cast!

Primgraph is available online by visiting

I was fortunate enough to contribute a number of photographs for this issue, in addition to the Quest for the Golden Prim which I photograph and design.

Check out this fabulous issue!