A word about the new masthead

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With the new blog design, I thought a white-background, black text masthead would fit in well.  But a splash of color was needed.  Scanning through the inventory, I came across one of PleaseWakeMeUp Idler’s “liminal” series – the “Sunrise”.  This combination of “time-lapse” SL photography shows just that, a sunrise over time.  It’s a great piece, as are all of Wake’s liminal works.  You can find this at Oyster Bay, close to the Second Arts Photography gallery.

(It offers a terrific splash of color, too – don’t you think?)

Arts for Autism Auction recap

Jazzworks Arts for Autism Auction

Over the past weekend, Jazz Calhern of Jazzworks (SLURL link in the side column) and Second Arts Photography fame organized a mammoth auction of SL art for the benefit of those with autism. Here’s her official recap:

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all who donated to and supported the JazzWorks Gallery ARTS FOR AUTISM Charity Auction on October 27. It was a smashing success, bringing in L$206,877 for autism! WOOT!

Jazz tells me that the top selling piece was photographer Tonu Noorits’ “Ice and Sand” – which fetched a whopping L$29,000. Even my small piece, Intertwined (the pink piece at the bottom of the photo), fetched L$1,300.

All told, Jazz will be writing a check to the Western Australian Autism Association Early Invervention for US$827.00. It’s a small organization and this money will be significant for them. To quote Jazzworks photographer and Arts for Autism SL group owner Indigo Mougin, “They’re totally blown away by the generosity and the creative way in which the funds were raised.”

Many thanks and admiring congratulations are due to Jazz for her leadership on this effort, as well as to the community-minded artists who stepped up and put good works ahead of the almighty buck. I’m very proud to say that a number of Oyster Bay artisans were represented in this auction; it says a lot about the people whose work populates this special little corner of SL.

Dragons and Swords at Crescent Moon

When you have the largest private collection of SL art, you can do themed art exhibits of incredible quality. Case in point, Tayzia Abbatoir’s latest collection of sculpture art:

“Dragons” by Sabine Stonebender, Red Levitt (who used to display at Oyster Bay, but I believe now has left SL indefinitely), Starax Statosky and Daryth Kennedy. “Swords” by Androclese Antonelli, Cheen Pitney and Stormy Roentgen. Incredible collection…come take a look! (Click on the Crescent Moon logo in the side column for a SLURL, which will teleport you to the gallery)