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‘Loss’ is the title of the exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art, a series of images by Senna Coronet (Sennaspirit.Coronet). Opened this weekend and running till September.

As the title says, it is about loss and as such a very personal, therapeutic, way of Senna of dealing with the passing of his friend Amona Savira earlier this year. I’ve never met Amona, but have always admired her work on Flickr, where you can still see her amazing art.

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Loss is a lovely and tasteful tribute, Amona is present all of the exhibition, in a sad, but not at all depressing, way. As it goes with exhibitions like this, you really need to go an visit it for yourself – my pictures (of pictures) will most certainly not do it justice!

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More about Senna and Berg by Nordan Art you can read either in the note cards that are available at the gallery or for more in depth and an interview with Senna by Kate Bergdorf, read Kate’s blogposts.


‘Sometimes it seems like lately I just don’t know
Better sit back and go – with the flow

Cos these are the days of our lives
They’ve flown in the swiftness of time

These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find – no change

Those were the days of our lives yeah
The bad things in life were so few

Those days are all gone now but one thing’s still true
When I look and I find, I still love you,

I still love you’

And I still miss you. Every day.

Happy Birthday Mama <3


Let’s start with keeping a long story short about my, almost 2 months, absence from Second Life, aka the ;TLDR version of why I have been gone for a while.

The 2 AM Loneliness

After the Fantasy Faire in SL, Real Life hit me hard. Starting with hurting my back at working-out – which took me a few weeks to recover. I could not sit, stand or walk, just lie down. Very painful and most inconvenient and I had to set priorities: the time per day I was able to sit I needed for RL work and not for playing around. After I recovered, it turned out that due to my back-issues I had developed Tendonitis in my hip. Because I didn’t recognize that, I thought I sprained a muscle or something, I went to see the doctor when it was too late to get a simple cure and the Tendonitis had gotten worse: it had turned into Bursitis.

The pain was no fun (I would rather have a root-canal treatment every day, to give an idea) and it meant I could not lie down, only sit (oh the irony of my complaints about not being able to sit when my back was hurting…).

Anyway, after some weeks on medication – with all the lovely side effects they warn you for –  and being very careful, I am now sort of recovered from all that crap.

Home

Meanwhile, while I was struggling with my back issues and then my hip and trying to keep going on with my business – my Dad’s cancer returned. He has had two surgeries the past 4 weeks and an additional chemo treatment last week. I’ve spent hours and hours in the hospital waiting room, trying to find a comfy way to sit/stand/whatever. But that was for the good cause. He is probably going to be fine, though we are still waiting for the final results, which we expect the coming weeks.

OK, that was not really short eh?

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So, now things are getting back to normal, I have logged back into Second Life. Slowly but surely.
It feels good to be back, but also weird. Lonely. Alone. I don’t know. I have tons of things to do – but for the past week I have been focussing on myself. I’ve replaced my Skyhome, been busy decorating it, got a new skin ánd new elf ears.

I’ve tried going to some clubs and explore a bit, but somehow I didn’t feel in place. Yet.

Back @Corruption

I will be soon. I will keep fiddling around in my new home for a while and such, and will get back to regular blogging in a few weeks. Also I will soon be fully back for SL Blogger Support.
For now, I take it easy.

Slow and careful.
But it is good to be back!

Incoming!


The end-party of the Fantasy Faire, a gathering of all Fairefolk and party-peeps from allover the grid, did not happen this year.
It was not held on The Rose – which finally came to bloom and was filled with roses – and certainly not in the pool.
Some 78+ or more people did not dance and there was no fun. Nope. Nothing. Happened.

And no, I did not film anything. Nada.


This week I received the sad news that an old Second Life friend has passed away, in real life. While we were not close friends, we did catch up every now and then and ran into each other in various clubs and parties and events.

Sir Ian Undercroft, a gentleman pur sang, proud of his mesh feet and looks. Always in for a joke, banter and witty conversations. And his hint of gay.

We’ve been friends, unfriended, and friends again (in no particular order and over several – in hindsight – silly matters) the past years. Our last chat, a few months ago, was about dogs and cars, the weather in England and the joy of mesh body attachments in Second Life.

And now he is no longer online, but offline forever.

My heart goes out to Keira and his family. He will be missed. And so will his hint of gay.

Ian and Keira

Keira and Ian, at the Sable Club

Sir Ian’s sim:


….an angry god caused a huge flood. The giant wave destroyed civilizations, extinguished mythical creatures, and washed off all colour on the surface of the earth….

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And so begins the story of Opal Flight, the place for Art and Entertainment on the Fairelands, created by Haveit Neox and Lillia Artis. (read this interview with these great builders, for the rest of the story!)

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Opal Flight is that place you go to and dive underwater to enjoy the art, the fish and the colours.  A perfect spot to unwind after exploring and/or partying or, as in my case today,  to just float about a bit, while drinking strong coffee when waking up!

A video I made this morning:

I love Opal Flight, it is very much Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, and I was happy to discover this sim last week – it reminded me of last year’s Sapphire Mirror Lake which I enjoyed a lot and there is nothing wrong with the feeling of ‘coming home to the Fairelands’.

My video from last year, still one of my personal favourites:

In case you think you need to hurry, as today is the last day of the Fantasy Faire: fear not, here is a surprise!

Even though our planned programming is ending with a six hour closing party on Monday, May 1 from 1-7pm SLT, there is no reason to be sad because we have the Fairelands to roam around until THURSDAY the 4th of May!

As long as the Fairelands are here, the quest is playable and shopping and exploring encouraged!

Event times and places

Silent Auction ends on Monday, 3 PM SLT

Live Auction on Sunday, 2 – 4 PM SLT in Opal Flight


One of the most hilarious traditions on the Fantasy Faire is: the tour with the bus over the Fairelands.
Every year, skilled and certified bus-driver,  Alia Baroque welcomes all who dare…err…want,  to  his bus for a special tour around the Faire. A wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and have a look at all the amazing places from your comfortable seat in the vehicle.

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Last night the first tour was scheduled, how fitting: on #worldpenguinday and I was one of the lucky passengers to get a seat! We departed from The Rose and ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶c̶r̶a̶s̶h̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶, arrived at Dawns Promise for a short break. After that refreshing pause we got to see the wonders of The Hills where Alia The Penguin t̶h̶r̶e̶w̶ ̶u̶s̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶u̶s̶ ̶m̶i̶d̶a̶i̶r̶, let us wander about a bit to have a good look. Amazing sim!

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Did you know Raven’s Perch looks absolutely delightful from a 90 degrees view? Recommended!

Unfortunately I was not able to sit out the entire tour d̶u̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶i̶r̶ ̶s̶i̶c̶k̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ because of an important meeting and I had to jump off on Chaddul Ro.

If you have time, and see the bus passing by, hop on and do the tour, it is: A Sweet Ride!