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ELO’s “A Ray of Light”

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Elorac Paule

Iam so thrilled to see  Lil’ Frenchie elo‘s work at Commune Utopia!

Elo’s work ranges from seductive, mysterious, sensual, sexy, passionate, sad, restrained, bound, hidden, loving, raw and real. Elo evokes feeling with her work it is palatable. You can feel the emotions she portrays in each piece. Her passion comes roaring through as clearly as the random still calm shots do.

Elo always manages to stir feelings and emotions in me with her work.

Come on by and see how her incredibly beautiful talent affects you.

Commune Utopia hosts an opening party Saturday January 21st @ 1pm slt.

Here is your teleport.

“The delicacy of the female beauty captured in “A Ray of Light” belies the strong contrasts that create a sense of something almost too perfect to belong to the real world– thus belonging imminently to SL. “ taken from Yoru’s announcement at CU.

You can see more of ELO’s work on her

Flicker

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Thank you for stopping by see you at the party!

~Owl

I blogged an earlier exhibit by Lil’ Frenchie elo  Always Closer

A Dream Story

Ceakay Ballyhoo is back with another artistic story.

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The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond! 

This story flows through a girl’s pre sleep thoughts into her dream inspired by a painting.

CK shares this beautifully with her build and through her story.

As you follow the path through the sim and click on rocks the little girls dream is shared with you. (if you would rather read the story in its entirety you can on Ceakay’s blog.)

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Winding through you feel as if you have stepped into a dream.

You can follow the story or go off on your own and explore.

So many details and things that warm the heart and make you smile!

The Little girl and The Forest Beyond is on Ck’s home sim which is home to her gallery.

Visit this inspiring tale here.

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Panorama By Eriko Littlebird

As you visit and take Photos please include them in her Flicker group CKB Art.

Like her previous build CK will host a wander with the story being read aloud in voice during the tour. Keep your eye on her blog or check in at The Little Girl and The Forest Beyond build for times and dates.

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There is also a story contest you can enter.

“Not all the creatures and trees or scenes have been included in the story of the Little Girl and the Forest Beyond. The ones that have are certain to have unmentioned stories to their lives yet!

If you like writing stories yourself, you are hereby invited to use the installation for inspiration!

Write a story, a poem, a song about any of the things in the Forest Beyond and send them to Ceakay Ballyhoo,

either by notecard or through mail (ceakayballyhoo@gmail.com)

The best story will be worth 500 Lindens!  Final date for submitting will be 12 February 2017” (taken from Ck’s blog)

You may be familiar with Ck’s Watercolor Wander Lea exhibit.

Inara Pey Blogged about it here.

This si a Video of Watercolor Wander By CK (both build and video)

A Watercolour Wander Impression

If you missed it embedded above here is your teleport!

Thank you for stopping by

~Owl

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Spilling Juel Tones

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If you haven’t Heard of Suzen Juel Resistance in second life then you live under a virtual rock. Suzen is a Second Life musician icon she has been rocking the grid since 2004.

Listening to her original lyrics you get a sense of some of the wild times she has experienced in her life and our virtual world Second Life. Suzen’s talented guitar style and lyrics are wonderful to hear she slides and rhythmically thumps her accompaniment as she belts out her songs.

Suzen also paints in her real life. She spills her talented thoughts and mind twists onto canvas expressing her thoughts artistically. Currently She has received a LEA grant of a sim to build paint express herself on.

Spilling Juel Tones! @ Lea4

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Juel tones is mind blowingly colorful it’s like an acid trip exploded and melted into the landscape. Her art from her real life is dispersed through out the sim creating and making the vibe and tone of the experience.

Jan 14th is the First of 3 events she will hold with 10 hours of Live Music.

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9am – POETRY with Janice & Suzen

10am – James Morrison (Gandalf)

11am – MarkAllen Jensen

12pm – Frederico Botelho – Bohemian

1pm – J Lively

2pm – Suzen JueL Resistance

3pm – Noma Falta Vallery Barbin

4pm – Steve Griffiths

5pm -Ren and Quai

6pm – Komuso – Paul Cohen (damn!)

7pm – Sean Kagalis

and More To be announced>

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I had the opportunity to ask Suzen a few Questions…

  • Suzen you are obviously passionate about your music and Art.
  • What would you say is your main motivator to create?

“My main motivator to create is a push of thought that is so powerful it can’t be ignored. The logical reason however is…(like Dylan once said, I don’t like the songs I hear so I wrote my own)….I don’t like a lot of things I see around me….blank walls, silent rooms, no color….So I wanted to create things that make my eyes happy, songs that make someone…somewhere…feel what I’m feeling. We all express what is inside of us in different ways. Some people are vocally expressive, others express through fixing things, or creating lavish meals, or simply cleaning a space around them…..it all has a purpose. I become overwhelmed with an emotion of sorts and it comes out through color or sound.”

  • Have you found therapeutic or mental relief from your expressive music writing or artistic expression?

“Art and Music ARE my built in therapy….it puts me in my Zen Mode. Listening to others music, seeing what colors others create with their words, their emotions…..It’s almost as if the ‘Creator’ of the human race gave me art/music as my ‘release valve’ knowing that my mind would be in constant overdrive….it IS my release, and I’m thankful and blessed that others find some sort of beautiful chaos or unusual calm in what I do.

(It goes both ways )”

  • Who was your most memorable musical influence?

“My most memorable influence……there isn’t a ‘most memorable’ there are a series of them, but mostly my family. There was always music on in our house and if there was no music there was music being made. My grandpa Jule played several instruments and hand made my first guitar. His brother made expensive and beautiful violins. My Grandpa Jule also played the accordion, harmonica and anything that made a sound. My parents had this friend….NEAL was his name and he played the mouth harp…I was fascinated with it……Those were my influences….people who just created sounds and pictures. My grandpa was also a painter and a cartoonist. My mother played guitar, organ, banjo and other instruments…..Music surrounded me.”

  • Who was the Artist that moved you to the point of wanting to create your art?

“I’ll have to say Picasso was absolutely one of my favorites. I didn’t know much about art, I still don’t…but my eyes always roamed to the Bold Jewel Tones, Bright Screaming Colors and my mind would put them together like jigsaw puzzles…forming shapes and colors in my mind.

I realized in my late teens that I often drew the colors and shapes of sounds, and the colors and shapes were much like Picasso (this was before I really even looked at Picasso’s work) those colors were just ‘mine’ I wanted them all around me

So I started painting them (later in my late 20’s). I was very good in my High School art classes but didn’t realize THEN that it would be something I would always gravitate towards. It was so natural to me to create things that I never once thought of it as ‘being an artist’ until I was in my late 20’s…..so strange to think back on it like that!”

  •  What got you motivated to apply for a LEA grant?

“The LEA Grant. My friend ‘Dove’ suggested I apply for a LEA Grant…to which I responded ‘What IS a LEA Grant’….

When she told me, I said ‘Oooo noooo, I can’t do that. I wouldn’t even know HOW to do that..both applying OR doing an art install, I’d be lost’.

I applied on a spur of the moment impulse several weeks afterwards and then forgot about it completely. Several Months Later I receive an email that they were looking through the names etc…and a few weeks after that I was asked if I’d be interested in moving forward with an Art Install. As nervous as I was…..I thought ‘no better way to learn than just JUMP in’ and that’s exactly how it happened. I went in without any well written plan and decided to do the LEA Sim the same way I do any kind of art…I just begin and let it take me where it takes me…..So what people see on the LEA4 Sim ‘Spilling JueL Tones’ is a ‘spillage’ of sorts of ……a different kind of ‘me’…the kind on the inside. Without realizing what I was doing (which is almost always how my art or music happens) it turns out I built most all of it around various lyrics in my songs, thoughts that scare the LIVING HELL out of me, symbolic images of how various things represent themselves in my mind. I can’t get into each little piece and thought and fear and beautiful shape….but I can say, some of my insides NO DOUBT spilled out on that sim.”

  • What was the “thing” that brought Spilled Juel Tones to life?

“What brings it to life…………..is the messages I get from those that went to see it………….THAT’s the LIFE it brings, it’s the life it gives……….”

“Looking forward to the First of 2 or 3 shows happening on Jan 14th…..That’s when all the life really comes together!”

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Thank you Suzen!

Suzen Juel  on the web

  • Photos Of Spilling Juel Tones by Owl at Suzen Juel’s LEA Build

 

 

 

 

 

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Shine your love light

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As the days get longer and we emerge from our deeper internal focus may the light warm our souls helping us feel hope.

We are the beacons of light in this world.

Our active shining is what pushes back the dark.

Please shine bright friends the world so needs it!

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I hope the wonder and magic of the season finds you this year!

We often get so caught up in the bustle and hustle we miss the actual moments of the holiday season as well as our lives all year long..

So my wish for the holiday and 2017 is time to relax and enjoy yourself and friends.

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I took these photos at the Winter Trace sim.

The Winter Trace has been designed by Kylie Jaxxon and Elvira Kytori.

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The trace on flickr.

~ Many Blessings

Owl

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Artificial Sasquatch Diagnosis

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Rocksuriya’s work photo by Owl

Commune Utopia is featuring the artistry of Rocksuriya.

‘Artificial Sasquatch Diagnosis’

“A study in the virtual male form”

Rock tastefully shows off his physique in a erotic sensual way. The Real life look he acquires through his use of lighting and shadow. The way the light plays on the pixels brings to life the still forms, This exhibit is sure to tantalize your senses as it so softly eases the eye into appreciation of the male form.

I really love his play of light and flesh each piece draws your eye in making you imagine what you don’t see. Rock’s work brings a smile to your face and tantalization to your imagination.

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Rocksuriya exhibit photo by owl

Do not miss this Artists show up at Commune Utopia through December!

Come see Rock’s work here.

Commune Utopia features a new Artist each month for info watch the Commune Utopia Blog or contact Yoru Lamourfou.

RockSuriya’s exhibit 

Commune Utopia Blog

Contact Yoru Lamourfou in second life

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I snuck and played with a shot of the artist relaxing ~ owl

Thank you for stopping by ~owl