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Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Spiral Art Gallery

The Spiral Art Gallery is a great example of the most dynamic fractal art gallery in Second Life. Spiral Silverstar's fractal art has evolved in Second Life over the years. From enchanting fractal eggs of 2007 to the fractal mirrors of 2013, from the static fractal art to kinetic fractal art; the moving images at this gallery draws you in fascinates the mind and tricks the eyes.

The Moon and Muses is enchanting with twinkling stars, moons and the vast ocean of space behind, daring the viewer to believe in something bigger than themselves. These fractals are magical, enticing, and enchanting. Another enchanting piece is Love. At first one thinks this cannot be about love until one sees the heart of the fractal pieces woven into the artwork. This piece starts with the heart and spirals out in pink and gold.

This art gallery is decorated in subdued tones lending a peaceful surroundings to view the artwork and to contemplate the meaning of the pieces to the viewer.

This artwork is not to be missed!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Surrealism and Petite Enchantment

Museum of Surrealism
The Museum of Surrealism honors Salvador Dali's vision of the inner workings of the mind! This museum is an surreal place nestled on the Enchanted Island. Featured in this museum are prints of a human snail, pirate bottles with aquariums, haunted houses, and aquariums in a huge light bulb. 

There is a gallery attached to this museum owned and operated by BambiTwice Nitely. Who had her artwork entered in the Second Life Community Convention in 2010 and is available for sale in the gallery. There are couches and odd doodads such as a birdcage coat rack. 

Out side the gallery is this amazing scene, partially available to view in the above picture. Scripted artwork has come a long way since this blogger entered Second Life. There is a huge scripted piece dedicated to Salvador Dali on the right of the museum entrance. It is incredible. All the scripted artwork is amazing!

As you exit the museum door beware of the creaky bridge. It just might dump you in the water! This bridge connects you with the enchanting realm of petite avatars and their world. There are small homes, floral, and a museum with petite artwork! Even this art gallery is influenced by the surreal:

Tornado Gallery
When one sees this upside down house it compels one to peek. Inside are clear walls with water running through the gallery along with almost clear flooring. The artwork is made for a petite avatar's home. Several meters away from this gallery is the landing spot for the sim. It is filled with petite homes, decorations and fauna.

If you are a normal avatar and are curious about tiny avatars this is a great place to start! If you are not interest in small avatars then the Museum of Surrealism is a wonderful, must see site!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Re-Opening of Digital Art Gallery

21st Century Vanitas
The re-opening of art galleries is great to see because this means that the Second Life Artist has not given up on their art in-world. So it is with Digital Art by Atlantis Jewell. This art gallery features photographs from Second Life, photo manipulated and made into a wholly new piece of artwork, barely recognizable from the original photo.

Also featured are real life photo manipulations such as 21st Century Vanitas which is a homage to Juan de Valdez Leal and Audrey Flack who are well known artists in the the 17th and 20th centuries respectively. Flack updated her Wheel of Fortune vanitas off of Leal's Vanitas. Atlantis was inspired by both of these artists to update the vanitas genre to reflect the 21st Century.

Another interesting piece is the Haunting of Hell which is featured in one of Atlantis's new novel with the working title Mystic. So the protagonist has this creepy house and has this piece above his mantel!

Thar Be Dragons Here features the European Dragons of Second Life. They are beautiful creatures who enjoy the freedom of the skies. This piece is a fantasy piece of a final moments of a flying city besieged by dragon's fire.

The great thing about this gallery is that the prices range from L$100-1,000. The gallery owner believes that great art should be affordable in Second Life, after all in Real Life there is a recession going on or is it a recovery now? Either way is unimportant because there is great art at great Linden prices!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Unknowingly You Support Us

Elemental Elf, Digital Art by Atlantis Jewell
This article is to praise, acknowledge, thank, and promote my good friends at, where they have way cool stock photos that they share, royalty free, Photoshop brushes, and support of community.

These great artistes at unknowingly support Second Life artists by the offerings of quality royalty-free stock items!  Thanks gals and guys you all are the best.

The above photo would not have been possible without you!  I absolutely say two thumbs up for you all!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mysterious Wave

By Cherry Magna
This month the Second Life Editor's Pick features Mysterious Wave by Cherry Magna. This is an immersive art sim that features the Mother Goddess and her powers of creation and from her flows all life, plant, animal and human.

This art installation is bigger then life! From the goddess grows a tree which gives, shelter, life, art, music, love, play and beauty. There are caged animals, free flying butterflies, and so much more! This sim is beautiful and worthy of the Editor's pick!

From the palm her the goddess's hand comes the moon and stars! Since are in interpreted through the viewer's own eyes, Cherry's artwork may mean something wholly different to you, but one will agree that this is a beautiful and artistically done up sim!

This sim is an absolute must see!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Second Life Artwork

Skull Island, Digital Art by Atlantis Jewell
Join me as I begin a new journey in Second Life. As my loyal readers know, I have been traveling throughout Second Life reviewing art in SL and writing about my favorite galleries in this blog.  I have also done several sim reviews based on the amazing art in the builds. Along the way, I have collected hundreds of Second Life photographs; I have used them for this blog, posted them on Facebook, and on However, I have been asking myself that to do with of the bulk of my not so perfect pictures!

All photographs are of scenery from Second Life, taken originally in my travels looking for the Picture Perfect Second Life pictures, which are hard to take! After taking 100 pictures and looking at the photographs 1 or 2 will make the final cut!

After taking a college course on Photoshop, my curve in learning the amazing way to enhance photographs has soared. Let's take the picture above, for an example. I have added a reflection to the water and gave it gentle waves, which were lacking in the original photograph!  If you don't believe me see the original photo below!

Grimm Shores
If you read my Best of Halloween Tour from October 2011 you may have seen this photograph! Isn't the difference amazing? Additionally, I have added sleet, snow, rain, thunderstorms, water, reflections, to the many photographs now available in my art gallery in Digital Art by Atlantis Jewell

Da Vinci Gardens - Before
In closing, I would like to leave you with a before and after pictures of my Fantasy Castle and I hope you will stop by and see the rest of my artwork!

Romantic Fantasy Castle, After
All artwork is placed on a lovely mahogany picture frame that is one prim and they are all mod/copy/NO TRANS. 

After you visit my art gallery, please come back and tell my readers your rating on my artwork:  one or two thumbs up or down! (I will publish them all.) Please state why you voted they way you have!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enchanting Midalon

Midalon Love Garden
There are times in Second Life when you think you are going to find something, however, you find something quite different and so it was with Midalon. This sim is enchanting and bigger than life. It is best seen with the environment setting of midnight. 

The flora is gigantic and it makes even the tallest avatar feel small, but that is the idea because this sim is patterned from the movie, "Avatar." 

When you land for the first time, it looks normal, nothing special, however if you hike up to the top of the hill and take a left you will see a dragon you can hop on and ride to the Gardens of Midalon; where you will find every inconceivable plant in your imagination and then some you have not thought of as well.

The dragon leaves you on this level so that you can enjoy your exploration of the nooks and crannies, there are so many places to dance and to cuddle with your sweetie. The artwork in these plants is truly amazing and not to be missed.

Midalon Love Garden is two thumbs up!