Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steiger Happenings for October

I have 5 artists this time in Steiger. I'm very proud of who I've been able to collect, this time. Please check out my Steiger Happenings Blog: http://steigerhappenings.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Steiger Art Gallery Happenings

I have decided to create a new blog devoted entirely to the art galleries of Steiger sim. Please find it here!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beloved Guest Gallery Opening

After years of working with Rezzable and Avatrait, I wanted to have my own gallery where I could show off my talented friends; both old and new friends!

And so, it gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of my first gallery for guest artists in Steiger. The Beloved Guest Gallery. It will host four to five artists every month, 2D RL art, 2D SL art, and 3D sculptures!

You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of Shoshana Epsilon's Beloved Guest Gallery!

What: Grand Opening

Where: Beloved Guest Gallery. SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Steiger/123/228/122

When: Sunday, Sept 13th, 11am SLT

Who: Filthy Fluno, DeeDee Deepdene, TommyLee Nightfire, vroun Short

How: Formal dress encouraged, not required.

Long time, no see

Wow, its been a long time since last I wrote. I want to thank everyone who has been patient with me and waited for me to regain my feet.

My mother has had cancer for 9 years. In 2000, they gave her 6 months to live. She surpassed everyone's expectations by such a long shot that she was off the charts. But last year, we could see that she was failing. And so, this last year has been hard, as I have flown across country, time after time, to see her for her birthday or a holiday, or just because I wanted to be with her for a bit. It was horribly expensive and very necessary.

In June, my mother passed away. My brothers and I fell apart, even though we'd been planning for it for years. When I returned to work after the funeral, I was told that my contract was over and I had three weeks to close out my projects.

In SecondLife, I quit Avatrait as Gallery Curator and as a member of the Board. RL had to come first. I stopped doing commissions. You may remember that I was going to be doing a set of tutorials here. That never got done, either.

Now, I have a new job. Not the best job, but a good one.

In SecondLife, Kisa Naumova offered to sell me her SL gallery and the land under it, giving me nearly all of Steiger sim on the mainland. (I already owned a majority of the sim.) So, I'm adding to my collection of galleries on Steiger.

In the order they are:
Epsilon Gallery of Second Life Portraiture - oldest gallery on the sim.
Steiger Art Maze - the first hedge maze to display ART.
Steiger SL4B Display Space - a copy of my display at SL's 4th Birthday
Epsilon Gallery for New Artists - Artists who are new to SL or Residents who are new to art!

And the latest...
Beloved Guest Gallery - Where I invite fantastic artists to show their work for an entire month. Look for an announcement in the next blog.

I want to thank everyone who has been there for me. Love you all.

-- Sho

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome to 2009

I'm going to try to do better. Really!

I am planning on creating a short series of tutorials to give insight into the lighting tools in SL, that will help you make better pictures. I will publish them here.

Here is a picture I took, using only Second Life lighting. This is a raw picture with no post-processing at all.

Over the next week or two, I will publish tutorials to introduce you to various lighting techniques using light sources, the SL sun, and the environment editor. Hopefully, it will help you create the best possible pictures.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thirty Five!

Thirty Five artists from the Avatrait Gallery have combined their efforts for a phenomenal show. The show opens Saturday, November 29th at 1PM SLT. Location is the new sim: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Evoluon/95/116/141

Artists include:
* Ariel Brearly
* Barrowness Beaumont
* Betty Tracer
* Cienga Soon
* CodeBastard Redgrave
* Corbett Howard
* Daequix Scarborough
* Damon Varriale
* Devaughn Aabye
* Flory Watanabe
* Gabrielle Sinatra
* Galatea Zabelin
* Heroine Nouvel
* Hio Taringa
* iam yumako
* Jordan Giant
* Joshua Morane
* Keiko Morigi
* Kimberly Mirabeau
* Kimico Jewell
* Lano Ling
* Looker Lumet
* Mecca Merosi
* Monroe Snook
* Pilgrim Miles
* Rob Danton
* Ryker Beck
* Sebcaen Ulysses
* Shoshana Epsilon
* Stephen Venkman
* Tamsin Congrejo
* Turlututu Chaffe
* Zinc Karas

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm in a MALL!

For Official Release!

What happens when a big group of SL designers decide to take matters into their own hands and build a mall just for them?


Secluded Cove Boardwalk is a quaint seaside boardwalk on the Thistledown sim featuring a unique build of mixed shops. Each shop is filled with a SL designer's goods, including:

Awesome Designs
Tea Lane
She's So Unusual Shoes
Dark Mouse Jewelry
IC Skins
Light Motif
Calla Hair
Image Reflections
OPIUM Everyday
Second Wave Apparel
Tea Monster
Light Motif (<- MINE!)

And many others!

Our HUGE Grand Opening begins Nov 1st at noon SLT with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Public is encouraged and definitely invited to come see the build, the stores, the ambience and enjoy a fun day at the Boardwalk.

These are the official logo, an inworld picture of the boardwalk and grand opening ads. Each ad features different designers.

Thank you,
Secluded Cove Boardwalk

Rowan Carroll, Boardwalk official