Discover Whimsical Aristocrat’s Photography and take time to see her creative vision in Second Life.

Whimsical Aristocrat is one of the Artists in Residence at Campbell Coast Artists village. We are so happy to have her here!

Whimsical has been laughing, loving and shooting photos in Second Life since 2008, I met her in 2011 and have always been impressed with her wit, taste, style and brain. From her personality, appearance, passion and art she seems to encompass so many layers and lives her SL her way.

Whims is only loosely connected to reality, and while she has acquired many practical SL skills, she mostly wanders about and talks, cuddles, dances and takes photographs. My SL is littered with unfinished projects, but in most cases I’m completely at home with that mess. I could be described as an accident seeking a likely location, and it is through the many happy accidents in SL that I find new friends and new interests.” 

Whimsical Aristocrat
Protective By Whimsical Aristocrat

One of the things Whim’s is passionate about in Second Life is her photography. She has a wonderful talent for taking a SL model and using pose and lighting to convey an emotion be it whimsy, curiosity, sensuality or whatever her focus is at the time.  Her work is all class, sexuality and creative vision. She does a lot of this for the second life magazine Attention her photography can be seen in many issues since 2016.

Roman Chair By Whimsical Aristocrat

“Many of my images portray myself and my models’ sans clothing. Given the time and money I expend on buying clothes in SL, the choice to photograph subjects without clothes might indeed appear a bit whimsical. I have long been an admirer of artistic nude photography, and with advances in the lighting model and avatar appearance I feel the technical barriers between creation of realistic art nude images in second life and in that other life are collapsing. This creates the opportunity for me to explore the interplay of posed bodies with careful lighting, creating artistic images portraying emotional states. Recently I have also been interested in body augmentation, spurred on in part by some of the wonderful Meta Body avatars and the advent of mesh bodies, which for the first time give us some ability to create artistic hybrids. I am just beginning to explore this theme, so hopefully I will be showing at least one piece in this collection.”

from whimsical Aristocrat’s 2015 bio for “Naked” an exhibit at The Living Room
Asymmetrical By Whimsical Aristocrat

Current Whimsical Aristocrat work can be found:

In Attention Magazine

Whimsical’s Gallery @ Campbell Coast Artists Village

Flickr

Do take the time to come to Campbell Coast and see her work!

~ Owl

Blues Rocker at Hoot Suite in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Hoot Suite Gallery: Blues Rocker, February 2021

The Linden Homes in Bellisseria lend themselves to many uses beyond that of home; people have turned them into clubhouses, pubs, cafés group meeting points, museums and galleries. In the latter regard they can be particularly attractive, in that their limited internal space means that they are ideal for what I’ve started calling “pocket exhibitions” – small exhibitions of art that are easy to visit and take in within a cosy environment and which don’t overwhelm visitors in terms of the size or number of pieces on display.

One of the people who has especially leveraged her Linden Home as a gallery space is the incredibly talented and giving Owl Dragonash. Having turned her home into the Hoot Suite Gallery, she uses it to invite artists from across Second Life to exhibit within in for a period of around a month, and…

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Campbell Coast’s Artists Village Grand Opening Party!

Campbell Coast’s Artists Village Grand Opening.

Poster by Uli

Yes love is in the air and I am in love with this village of 42 Art Galleries.

Do bring your valentine or come solo and party with us and see the Art of Second Life’s extremely talented Artists.

** Hoot come celebrate the grand Opening

Campbell Coast Artists Village !

an Unveiling for a special surprise,

music , dancing and lots of art!!

Feb 14th at noon for the unveiling: ))))

12 pm Live Music by Suzen Juel 

1pm DJ Doc Rast

Your ride to Artists Village and the party!

Campbell Coast Artists Village is home for galleries of many amazing Artists Work.

Including

Adwehe, Alex Riverstone, Anouk Lefavre, Audie Whimsy, Blues Rocker, Caly Applewhyte, Ceakay Ballyhoo, Charles Hera, CybeleMoon, David Silence, Dhyezl, Dido Haas, Dįmį Ļųdwįɠ, EtaMae, Eylinea Seabird, Gidgy Adagio, Giovanna Cerise, GoSpeed Rasere, Inara Pey, Jaz, Jed Luckless, John & ᴛᴇᴍᴘᴇsᴛ ʀᴏsᴄᴀ-ʜᴜɴᴛsᴍᴀɴ, Kat Heartsong, Kitty Mills, Larree Quixote, Lena Kiopak, Michiel Bechir, Nympheas.nogah, Owl Dragonash, Radagast Malaprop, Rey Charles, Shakti Adored, Skip Staheli (soon), Suzen Juel, Thomaz Blackburn, Traci, Trixie Bumbo, Uli Jansma, Whimsical Aristocrat 

Loose map of the village and who is where .. or see this directory.

Plan a bit of time and come wander you will feed your mind and soul. Thank you Bjoyful, Doc Rast and Kitty for making such a warm welcoming place!

Here is a link to the Artists galleries at Campbell Coast Artists Village

Your ride to Artists Village and the party!

A tip of the hat

The ever-creative, beautiful inside and out Owl Dragonash has invited me to contribute to her blog. I’m honored and flattered for many reasons.

First, as anyone who has ever met her knows, Owl has one of those spirits that just shines. She is authentic, caring and has an incisive perspective. We first met eight years ago through a mutual friend. It could have been awkward–it sometimes was, but there was always an honesty and a sincerity that kept us connected.

I was a newbie when I met Owl and someone showed me a picture of her in a gallery. I was stunned. It was my first introduction to SL art. She was (and is) incredibly artistic and beautiful. It was a beauty that didn’t rely on copying the latest trend or aping an accepted model, but one that was expressive and creative.

In RL, I am an arts journalist and advocate. In SL? I write about hats. I collect hats. I wear them always, and often my favorite comment is when someone says, “What is on your head?” As of this writing, I have 6,043 hats that I have sorted into my hats folder. I have more than that, but they aren’t sorted yet.

In SL, I also seek out whimsy, which is perhaps why I started collecting hats and my favorite ones are those that break the boundaries of what people perceive as a “hat.”

I once had a blog about hats, so I don’t think I will be writing only about hats here. Rather, I may be writing about those things that Owl inspires: Casting a fresh eye at SL and trying to seek out the beauty in it, the whimsy in it, the connections in it.

That said, my writing will be slow for awhile as RL has been overflowing with writing assignments and I’ll come here only when I’m caught up on deadlines. I am, though, looking forward to exploring with you!

Brigitta with something on her head.

Blues Rocker shares his exhibit “The Many Shades Of Blues” with us. An art exhibit that can lift your out of the blues.

Hoot Suite Art Gallery is happy to have the art of

Blues Rocker exhibiting

“The Many Shades Of Blues”

Opening February 8th featuring the live music of:

Suzen Juel @ 12 pm

Here is your Teleport to Blues exhibit and party

 Blues Rocker is exhibiting through March 6th

 “As for the creating of the photos, I much prefer shooting out on location in the multitude of amazing sims which populate SL than in a studio, as I feel I get much better results that way. Since starting seriously taking photographs in SL I have broadened my horizons in what wonders this virtual world has to offer. Really, the only limits are those of the imagination. “

Blues Rocker

“The Many Shades of Blues” presents a variety of Blues work from both of his lives. HIs style and sense of play brings us different techniques and different subject matter quite a varied show and exhibiting beautiful raw talent.

Who doesn’t love the Blues? I do!

Blues work can bring a smile as you find relatable pieces and feel his sense of play.

The Blue Guitar
The Blue Guitar by Blues Rocker 2021

Blues also has a space at Campbell Coast Artists Village please come see his work and come by the opening of the village Feb. 14th at noon.

When Daallee and I were curating the Living Room we had Blues exhibit April of 2016.

“The majority of pieces Bluerocker presents at The Living Room are avatar studies which marvellously demonstrate his ability to create a  rich narrative with a single image, making this a captivating display of his work”.

Inara Pey
Blues
Blues Rocker 2016 @ The LivingRoom Sl (closed)

You can also see Blues Rockers work at :

Blues Rocker portfolio

Blues Rocker SL 2020 Flickr

Hope you will join me at the show February 8th Monday at Noon for art and Music!

Here is your Teleport to Blues exhibit and party

~owl

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