If we are not raising new generations
to be better stewards, then there is no hope.
Dr. Jane Goodall
Eliza Wierwright, the artist/creator behind Patron, announced last month that she was raising funds to sponsor Asian elephants in an elephant sanctuary park in Thailand. Eliza worked with “Save the Elephant Foundation” (SEF) and set up everything with them to basically be their ambassador in the virtual world of Second Life with the goal of sponsoring 35 Asian elephants within the park. Eliza created a very beautiful baby elephant shaped holiday topiary to sell with all proceeds going to the cause. Eliza is constantly keeping her group and subscribers up to date on the progress including proof that the moneys are being sent to SEF.
Earlier in December, the Linden Endowment of the Arts sims provided space on LEA4 to Eliza to produce an immersive experience to further benefit the Save the Elephant Foundation. Eliza worked with the sanctuary founder, Lek Chailert, to obtain photos and further information about the sanctuary and the plight of rehabilitating those beautiful beast after captivity. This immersive experience provides more information and allows the visitors to understand the need for this sanctuary even better.
As you walk through the exhibit, take the time to view the photos, the stories, and sit in the stools for a visual experience. If possible, definitely take the time to play the video trailer for “How I Became an Elephant”, the video that sparked Eliza’s idea and desire to help. It is indeed inspiring and probably will spur more interest in what these animals go through and why we need to do more.
As with most all that Eliza touches and builds, the exhibit is well done and a peaceful place while offering education and awareness. While the opening was on December 21st, the exhibit will be open for a bit longer, so stop in soon.
For more information about the Save the Elephant Foundation, visit their website.
To visit the immersive exhibit on LEA4, click here for the SLURL.
And to visit Eliza’s beautiful sim and gallery store, Patron, click here for the SLURL.
Yesterday, September 27th, was the sixth anniversary of the day that I made my account in Second Life. At that time, I never imagined that I’d still be spending time in Second Life six years later! But yet, here I am and yes, I’m still logging in nearly daily. So much has changed over the years. I have worked as a host in clubs, worked for an events group, worked for estates, taken pics, displayed pics in exhibitions, and have supported Relay For Life of Second Life over the past 6 years. I have made some great friends, have lost some both due to differing interests as well as quite a few that have given upon SL or maybe reinvented themselves. I have alts, including a male and a child. But I play Sunshine the most and she is, well she is me. During a long SL partnership, I learned a lot about creating spaces… landscaping, terraforming, putting scenes together as living and natural spaces. And while we are no longer partnered, we are still good friends, and I enjoy seeing the creations he comes up with or that he helps with. We still share the “have you seen this sim or that” conversations too.
That is how I found Pangloss – a surreal concept sim put together by Bowie Zeplin. This sim draws you in and makes you want to see all that could be there. Flying pink fish, a huge whale breaching up to the clouds, and turtles floating in the sky… all just parts of an amazing creation. Pangloss causes you to wonder just what could be going on in the mind of the creator, but you enjoy the colorful surroundings enough to not worry what brought these dream-like scenes together.
When you visit Pangloss, be sure to turn on your music stream and enjoy the ethereal music while exploring. It definitely adds to the ambiance and folds you into the surrealism.
And as for me… Second Life is ever-changing. I do have a goal to learn to create “something” more than pics and words, but if that doesn’t happen, I do hope to meet new friends and enjoy the creativity of others. Thank you to all those that do design and create so that my virtual world does have beauty and art.
Angelica skin from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing (group gift, thank you <3)
Deep Sky Eyes from Mayfly by Arkesh Baral
Minimalist Lashes from Beetlebones by Suetabulous Yootz
Hera skull piece from Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle (Designer’s United 5)
Hera dress from Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle (Designer’s United 5)
Hera stilts from Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle (Designer’s United 5)
Ring from !Ohmai by Anya Ohmai
By Del May
The windlight settings used in the pics with my avatar were created by Takuya Kawashima – Style Yakuza (thank you)
Location: Pangloss by Bowie Zeplin on Banana Island
Tonight, I tp’d in to LEA 11 and found such a fascinating build. Musiclandia, created by Livio Korobase, is all about music, instruments, sound, and what we get from these. Here you will find musical instrument shaped objects as well as functional, playable objects. You will find club space where it appears that DJs or bands can perform. You will find musings about music and fun ways to get around (be sure to find a kite and fly over the sim). Many places to venture and explore with such creative textures. This build is on a Linden Endowment for the Arts sim and I am hoping it will be here for a few months!
Be sure to visit Musiclandia soon, and turn on your sounds so that you can hear the many different audible sounds as you wander around. Touch things, try things and enjoy.