Thursday, December 21, 2017

Love Story: Season of Joy

    Winter has brought out so many activities at this public land. If you are a photographer wanting to take some great pics  or just looking for a place to enjoy spending time with friends you will find it here. Cuddle spots bring out the romantic side of most people so check those out too. I spent an evening taking in the view of the lighthouse shining brightly welcoming me to the sim. The elf trying his fishing skills on one of the docks saved me a nice little seat next to him where I sat for awhile waiting for him to catch the fish of the day. The boats docked there were perfect for photos so of course I did snap a few shots of them. From there I wandered over to the pond to do a little ice skating with more elves who seemed to be having a lot of fun before they headed over to help out at the Christmas Tree Farm. My next adventure was making snow angles with a friendly elf who was being as lazy as I was. I got the impression he liked to spend a lot of time there playing in the snow :) .
     Take some time to try out the ski lift which I decided not to do because of my fear of heights, yes even in SL my  RL fear has carried over lol.  But I did sit on one of the seats before I chickened out but it did  give me a better view of the buildings and grounds below.  Close to the ski lift is a pretty little church with a small seating area behind it in a lovely building that is  perfect for  collecting your thoughts. The main street has stores for shopping along with dining areas and  if you look  up in the sky you may spot Santa and his reindeer preparing for his big trip. I heard he welcomes passengers who like to cuddle.

     If you join the sim's group , Isle of Love story, you can rez a few items there but please clean up after yourself when you are done.  I noticed on the info card that you can receive while there that the owner of the sim Daisy Kwon designs several themed sims a year and if you are in the group  you will always  be kept up to date with new developments. Thank you to the designers who share their love of SL with us so we can also enjoy what they see with their eyes.

There is a Flickr page for adding your pics of Love Story that you can find here :
 Flickr group  and now here is the link to the SL


Thursday, November 9, 2017


    What can I say...this is another wonderful sim for photography and exploring. Here is the sim's description and it certainly is all that it says. Photography, scenery, friendship, romance, dancing, cuddles, meditation, peace, Tai Chi, relaxation, nature, chess, explore, games, treehouse, reading, dining, PG, live music Lola Lykin owner. The fall landscape is perfect for photos. 

The LEA sims

   Every so often I like to go into SL and just teleport to the LEA sims to see whats new. I dont know a lot  about The Linden Endowment for the Arts but the artists apply for grants to create art on sims. There appears to be 20 sims that are available. The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was created to help provide and enhance arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community according to the website info which you can find here.
    There are so many fantastic artistic creations  shown  through this program that runs in I think 6 month cycles before another artist  showcases their work. I decided to place all the artist's work together for the sake of time and actually feel its easier for me to do it this way. So here are  the landmarks and photos with the name of recent exhibitions I have visited. I hopefully will add more LEA exhibitions soon.

 The White Cliffs of Dover: LEA 14
 Of a place.
A rich history.
A memory of hope.
A conversation with yourself

~ a Tahiti Rae build
Open Sept 10 - Dec 31, 2017.

Faces LEA 23

    Well worth spending some time exploring and learning about the installation. Lea Sim - FACES Please take some time to check it out. At the hub you pick an avatar to walk through and each one takes you to a different destination and scenario. I visited several times and always found something interesting.  .