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WINDLIGHT MAGAZINE

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 APRIL 2016

WARM CLARITY * LEA ROUND 10 * ART BOX SANGREAL ARNICA * BALL0ONS ABSINTHE (SINONTHEROCKS) *GHEE GIRL 2016 WINNER


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Welcome to April edition of Windlight Magazine! As you can see from the editorial photograph, Eleseren and I are in a loving spring mood! This issue features a real life artist, who has channeled her real life artwork into designs. That artist is Warm Clarity, the owner of Ghee. You will also find articles on Ferosh Owner, Absinthe (sinontherocks Resident), the great exhibitions of the Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) Round 10, Artbox, Ballooning in SL, poet Sangreal Amica and an interview with the new Ghee Girl for 2016. I hope that you enjoy the issue and continue supporting the arts as we enter the Spring of both our real life and second lives. Very special thank you to all of the Windlight readers, contributors, supporters, and sponsors.

Johannes1977 Johannes1977, Publisher & Editor In Chief

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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APRIL 2016 ISSUE OWNER, PU BL IS HER & EDITOR IN CHIE F: JOHANNES1977 (JOHN) C H I E F O P E R AT I N G O F F I C E R & T H E E D G E E D I T O R : ELESEREN BRIANNA P R E S S , M A R K E T I N G , & S O C I A L M E D I A C O O R D I N AT O R : J E S S I I 2 0 0 9 WA R R H O L ( J E S S I ) WINDLIGHT CONTRIBUTORS: D AW N B E A M D R E A M S C A P E I LY R A C H A R D I N I N A R A P E Y, L E A D F E AT U R E D C O N T R I B U T O R KAMILLE KAMALA MYRA WILDMIST O E M A R E S I D E N T, A R T C R I T C & G A L L E R Y R E V I E W E R V E R U C A TA M M A S APRIL 2016 EDGE STYLISTS: A H N AV I O N BY R N E D A R K LY C A Z A L E T CHLOEECTRA RESIDENT C R I S TA W E L L E N S DANITY MYNX COVER ARTWORK: WA R M C L A R I T Y

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WINDLIGHT MAGAZINE SPRING 2016 ART SHOW

Resident, Eleseren Brianna, GlitterPrincess Destiny, Hana Hoobinoo, Haveit Neox, Honey Bender, Ilyra Chardin, Inara Pey, Dates: April 11 to April 17, 2016 Jarla Capalini, Joanne Vuitton, ohannes1977 Resident, Journey Website: http:// McLaglen, Judilynn India, Kayly Iali, windlightmagazine.com/springLayachi Ihen, Margo Hollak, Miele 2016-art-show/ Tarantal, Myra Wildmist, Peli Dieterle, Richie Narstrom, Roffellos Windlight Magazine is pleased to Resident, Sandi Benelli, Saulgoodie announce its first annual Spring Art Resident, Secret Rage, Shakti Show! This show will feature a Adored, Skip Staheli, Slatan Dryke, week long celebration of 2D and 3D Sparkie Cyberstar, Syphera Inaka, art. Over 50 artists are participating Tempest Rosca, Theda Tammas, in this week long show. The event Tripleplaynitely Resident, Warm will also feature both a juried and Clarity, Wicca Merlin, iild Alchemi, non juried component. Juried WrenNoir Cerise, and Ziki Questi. participants will compete to win a combined total of 20,000Ls in prize The Windlight Magazine Spring money. The week long show will 2016 Art Show would not be feature a variety of live performers, possible without the generosity of tribute bands, poetry, an art and the following sponsors: Azul, Chop fashion collaborative fashion show, Zuey Couture Jewellery, Dope and dance troupes. Fun events Magazine, Ferosh, Ghee, House of include a photo contest and a Avro, Lyrical Poetry Cafe, Magnum special hunt. Opus, Meshopotamia, Pink Ice Participating artists are (in Boutique, PotPourri Markets, Prism alphabetical order): Antartica Designs, SL Live Radio, Solaris, The Slade, Aradia Aridian, Bamboo Edge Gallery, and Windlight Barnes, Betty Tureaud, Boudicca Magazine. Amat, Bryn Oh, Caelin8 Resident, Carley Noonan, Cherrycarr Resident, Cica Ghost, Danity Mynx, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Eeraftr 21


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FEATURED ARTICLE: WARM CLARITY

WRITER: JOHN

PHOTOGRAPHY: WARM CLARITY & BEATRICE SERENDIPITY

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Warm Clarity is both a real life and Second Life artist. Warm has found inspiration in her art work to work with the fashion line, Ghee, in Second Life. Windlight was able to sit down with Warm to discuss art, fashion, and more! WM: Where does your artistic influence come from? When did you first started creating art in real life and Second Life? WARM: Growing up surrounded by a love of the arts by both parents, my natural instinct to draw and keep drawing obsessively was nurtured by both of them and the massive collection of fantasy art and fine art books surrounding me in childhood. Inspired by literature, graphic novels of the 1970s and artists of the Impressionist and Surrealist movements my work tends to vary in style and subject matter yet still maintain the trademark flowing natural curves that dominates every piece. As unnatural as my work looks all subject matter tends to lean toward subjects of horticulture and biology – nature. As far as when I started creating art in real life, it goes all the way back to my early youth and my 40

love of drawing unicorns and rainbows. I never stop. I only evolve, progress and never look back. I am currently in my Junior year at university for my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting ad Drawing. I have been challenged a lot recently exploring the styles of master artists. Recently I learned that I do not like to paint with dry brush. I need to blend. My artwork in Second Life has only been bringing my real life work in world, however I am beginning to have ideas of ways I might produce artwork in world through photography and installation work. WM: Tell us about Ghee. What type of clothing do you create? How do you infuse art at Ghee? WARM: The idea of Ghee started in 2011, I wanted to make clothing that I wanted to wear. I began experimenting with animated textures on mesh and sparks flew in my head. Ghee has evolved to include several different designs that utilize animated textures and began creating actual collections with mix and match pieces much like real life designer collections. Our designs are a varied mixture of


styles which provides something for every mood or occasion. Art is infused into Ghee beginning with our color palette and design elements chosen for a collection. It really is all about the colors. Some of my real life art has been brought in to Second Life to texture a small fine art collection. I plan to produce more fine art collections in the future. WM: How do you describe your artistic style? WARM: My artistic style is hard to describe as it is ever changing and evolving. One thing I can say is that my skill in color combination is a constant. I am happiest when painting in oils or drawing in pastels.

photos for the series done by Absinthe of Ferosh. Ghee provided designs for Art in Hats 2015 and our auction item was a record breaking sale for the event. The hat was inspired by a real painting of mine entitled Retinal Damage.

WM: When creating art, how do you select the types of materials you use? WARM: Most pieces are full of vibrant contrasting color combinations through the use of oils, acrylics, opaque water colors (gouache), prism color -pencils, markers, art sticks chalk pastels, and oil pastels with the occasional venture into pen and ink, charcoals and graphite. I usually select my medium before I select my subject.

With these two mediums my work is best with intensive blending. WM: Are you creating art and WM: When did you decide ok, fashion in any other virtual lets transfer my artistic style to worlds? If so which ones? fashion in Second Life? WARM: With such a busy real life and Second Life I don't have time WARM: My first venture into bringing my real life artwork into to explore other virtual worlds. I Second Life fashion was during the have logged in to a few but none summer of 2013. I produced four ever really compared to Second designs for a mini fine art series. I Life so I never pursued them. was honored to have my display

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I am looking forward to see what Sansar will be like and hope it will be a good place to expand my creativity and fashion designs to.

they have contributed to the evolution of fine art.

My go to masters would be Van Gogh and Salvador Dali because WM: Tell us about your business they were my very first loves in youth, however I have a huge place partner at Ghee, Beatrice Serendipity. Is she into art as you in my heart for the masterful technique, whimsy and surreal are? genius that is Donald Roller Wilson WARM: I have a huge space in my of whom I discovered in the past heart for Bea. I tell people that she few years. is not my right hand at Ghee, she is both arms! She has tremendous WM: What can we see from you in business sense and is the reason the future? Any exciting art things run so well. Along with that exhibitions in real life or Second she has great patience with my Life? flightily artistic whims and hasn't WARM: I had the honor of setting hit me with her iron skillet yet. up an exhibit in early March at the

Bea is a great lover of the arts and has a discerning eye. She claims not to be an artist however if you look at all the gorgeous photos she produces for her blog, Ghee and friends you would disagree just as I do.

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education called Real Life Art in Second Life Fashion. The exhibit showed original artworks and the clothing designs and hats produced from them or inspired by them. I will be doing my first art installation at Burn2 opening in WM: Who are your favorite April, I will be at Windlight artists? Magazine's Spring Art Show in WARM: This is such a hard April, and I am certain there will be question to answer as I am in love more to come. with Art History and through analysis of artists through all the WM: What can we expect from various eras I have gained a huge Ghee in 2016? appreciation for them all and how WARM: Ghee will be producing a 50


a special collection for Ferosh's Spring Summer Fashion Week titled the Windlight Collection in collaboration with Windlight of course. Ghee will continue on with our path of color use, unique textures and possibly some more art inspired mini collections. Other than that I can't really say anything, just watch and be surprised by what we do.

Ghee Links: Blog: http://ghee-sl.blogspot.com

Windlight would like to thank Warm Clarity for granting us an interview! You can view more of Warm Clarity’s real life and Second Life art work at the following links, as well as her brand Ghee:

Main Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/ secondlife/Qeestein/48/180/1501

Artist's Block Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/ secondlife/Water% 20Haven/96/120/26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ ghee.sl

Flickr:https://www.flickr.com/ groups/ghee/

Marketplace: https:// marketplace.secondlife.com/ stores/115023 https:// marketplace.secondlife.com/ stores/152299WM

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ warmclarity/ RL Artwork: https:// marybanks.carbonmade.com

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LINDEN ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (LEA) ROUND 10 EXHIBITIONS

WRITERS: INARA PEY & JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: INARA PEY

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The first of the year ushered in the start of the Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) Round 10 Exhibitions for their artist in residence program. This program gives artists in Second Life, the chance to use a sim for 6 months, to create an approved exhibition. As we are nearing the halfway point of Round 10, Windlight has decided to feature some of these great exhibitions.

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“Heritage is the theme of the two exhibitions,” Gem explains of the ARTIST: GEM PREIZ pieces. “The heritage passed to us SLURL: http:// by our predecessors, and the one maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ we shall bequeath to our LEA26/241/7/935 descendants in the endless fight of Wrecks, which opened on Monday, life against Time.” March 7th, is the concluding element of a two-part immersive art installation created by Gem Preiz, the master of the high-resolution fractal landscape. It’s a piece, together with the initial part of the installation, Vestiges (which you can read about here), is presented under the over-arching title of Heritage. EXHIBITION: WRECKS

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EXHIBITION: FUNKY JUNK

ARTISTS: Carmsie Melodie, FreeWee Ling, ElizabethWallington Resident and Dusty Canning SLURL: http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ LEA26/241/7/935 Described as “a whimsical, post apocalyptic mini-world where trash, waste, bent and broken stuff are truly treasured. Everything at Funky Junk is made of, or contains, remnant ‘artyfacts’ from the

human species that once lived there,” Funky Junk presents a strange environment wherein the stranger creatures have come up with some ingenious methods of farming and manufacturing goods based on the civilization which preceded them. They also have some decidedly questionable approaches to construction, as visitors will note when touring!

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EXHIBITION: THE CITY

vast desert plain, vast and flat, with only a poem by Betty, delivered via ARTIST: BETTY TUREAUD note card, and a whispered instruction to follow the footprints LOCATION: http:// for guidance. Do as the latter maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ instructs, and you’ll come (by way LEA27/157/150/1002 of a skeleton, which has a story of The City is a sprawling 4-region its own to tell when touched) to a build designed by Betty Tureaud at DC3 belonging to Adventure the LEA. It is a place which at first Airlines. This will, by the magic might seem a little baffling to the of teleporting, carry you away from casual visitor and those familiar the desert and to the edge of a city, with Betty’s work, which is rising like Las Vegas from a flat generally hallmarked by the use of plain, albeit this one covered by bright, usually shifting, colors and the first signs of Betty’s familiar interactive elements. vivid colors.. Here, however, one arrives on a 66


areas, all distinct from one another but linked together and to the ARTIST: The Seanchai Library landing point by the Story Forest, LOCATION: http:// where visitors walk between tall maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ trees on a path apparently paved in LEA9/129/94/31 the covers of books, and can discover more about stories, folk tales and more, as they stop at any Crazy Eights is a full region installation located at LEA 9, where of the 20 Story Stations lining the the Library will be presenting and paths through the woods. hosting a range of special story telling events and readings from the world of literature. EXHIBITION: CRAZY EIGHTS

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EXHIBITION: LE CACTUS

ARTIST: MAYA PARIS LOCATION: http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ LEA21/54/72/1555 Maya Paris is a colorful, inventive and imaginative Second Life artist with a wonderfully wacky wit and knowing glint in her eye – as anyone who has visited the likes of Celebrity Blow Your Own Tits off, or Sauce will know only too well. Now, at the invitation of Eupalinos Ugajin, she’s brought back a celebrated favorite creation: Le 68

Cactus, and it is every bit as wild and as wacky as ever, offering news delights for those who have not previously paid it a visit, while those who do remember it can revisit an old favorite for a fresh dollop of fun presented in a way that only Maya can master.


EXHIBITION: HERITAGE

ARTIST: GEM PREIZ

we shall bequeath to our descendants in the endless fight of life against Time.”

LOCATION: http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ LEA26/129/128/23

Vestiges evokes the first of these aspects: the heritage passed down to us by others; a journey through the past, visiting the ancient places Heritage is the over-arching title of and secrets of long-past civilisations two immersive installations created – but are they the civilisations by Gem Preiz. The first,Vestiges, which gave rise to us, or are we opens On Thursday, January perhaps archaeologists travelling 7th, with the through space and time, witnessing second, Wrecks commencing on the past of worlds and those who Monday, March 7th 2016. inhabited them, the examination of “Heritage is the theme of the two their past causing us to reflect upon exhibitions,” Gem explains of the what we might leave for those who pieces. “The heritage passed to us follow us? by our predecessors, and the one

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THE SPIRIT AND ART OF ABSINTHE(SINONTHEROCKS)

WRITER: JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: ABSINTHE

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Absinthe (sinontherocks) is the brains and creator of Ferosh, a highly artistic and sophisticated fashion and modeling firm in Second Life. Windlight was able to sit down with Absinthe (Absi) to discuss art and fashion:

WM: What sparked your interest n Second Life fashion?

global scale. I think this is far more rewarding than collecting massive amounts of magazines and letting them collect dust on my coffee table. WM: Tell our readers about Ferosh. How long has it existed? What services do you provide?

ABSI: Ferosh is an art & f ABSI: My interests in Second fashion experience. Fashion, in Life fashion are a direct result itself, is an art form and even a of my love for real life fashion. language. Through fashion we I'm an avid observer of the real can express our views culturally, politically, life fashion scene and have emotionally, and even socially. always dreamed of buying I think that it is important for haute couture clothing, and this expression to be well going to fashion weeks. represented in Second Life. However, I'm an average American citizen and most of Ferosh was born from a dream to bring excellence in my participation is through buying magazines and sitting photography, art, modeling, and production back to the on the sidelines -- the very distant sidelines. Second Life virtual fashion scene, which is something I feel has long been fashion affords me an missing. We are an opportunity to be an active organization of artists, participant in a world that bloggers, stylists, seemed out of reach for me photographers, models, before. And, through this producers, and management media source, I'm able to share my fashion dreams and, that work seamlessly together perhaps, inspire others on a to showcase the best Second Life has to offer in fashion 83


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We've been in existence for 2 years. story. I have gone through a Our official birthday is April 14th, mourning stage of missing my own 2016! I'm still humbled and amazed personal projects such as my that we've made it to our 2 year machinima, photography, and mark after what seemed like an styling. There are some things that uphill battle. Our main services are I've always enjoyed doing that I find through our publication which is safe and comfortable. I've had to divided into two departments. The decrease those activities as Ferosh first is our Trend Issue which lists has started to grow and blossom. I our favorite real life fashion trends, think an effective leader makes and then we solicit the help of our sacrifices and is selfless. Ultimately, creative department group to my creativity now spawns through showcase those trends with items my community and those who from Second Life. Our second work through Ferosh to obtain that. department is our Designer Issue So, my art is the entire which is paired with our amazing organization. Every production, fashion weekends, that showcase magazine, and editorial is designers both in the magazine and something I am immensely proud also on the runway. of. And, I'm willing to sacrifice my own personal projects if I can WM: How do you balance provide an avenue for others to fall creativity with Ferosh? in love with Second Life fashion again. ABSI: Ferosh is creativity in and of itself. Everything we do, we try to WM: How do you find inspiration be original and think outside of the for each issue of Ferosh magazine box. Our team really works hard on and with your fashion shows? coming up with ideas that have not been done before, and trying things ABSI: Inspiration comes from that work for us best. Everything research and also some things are we do in Ferosh is immersed with very innate. I can't explain it, but it our desire to make something comes from my heart. Especially inspiring, unique, and beautiful. If when it comes to our fashion shows you're talking about my personal and runway designs -- I really try life, then that's a slightly different my best to dream up something fun 90


that can amuse myself. I think if I find it amusing and difficult then the models will probably scream and run for the hills. That, to me, is a good runway show. As for our Trend Issue we have an amazing Fashion Director, Grant Valeska, who really inspires our team with the latest fashion trends that catch our eye. Our COO and my co-founder Kerasia Hexicola is also a great source of inspiration, and she helped to pick the trends and forecasts before we hired Grant. Together we collaborate to come up with styles that people may gravitate toward. It's no easy feat because there are so many. WM: What is on the horizon for Ferosh this year? ABSI: This year we have officially started our courses for our Ferosh Fashion Institute. I'm really excited to be providing our Second Life Fashion industry comprehensive education about the ins and outs. Xandrah Sciavo has been an amazing partner and Education Director for FFI, and we're excited to get started! Our next focus is trying to promote and successfully have another Fashion Weekend this

summer. It takes many months to prepare for an event, and this will be our third one! WM: Will we see Ferosh in the upcoming new LL virtual world, Sansar? ABSI: Yes. Did you even have to ask that? :P WM: What mantra or quote do you live by? ABSI: "Note to self: Go Harder" Stay up to day with Ferosh and Absinthe by visiting the following links: Ferosh: www.feroshsl.com Issuu: https://issuu.com/feroshsl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ FeroshSL/?fref=ts About Absinthe: www.absinthesinontherocks.comWM

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UP AND AWAY: BALLOONING IN SL WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: ILYRA CHARDIN 103


When I look back on my early days in Second Life, other than endless shopping trips and clubbing, one of my fondest memories is riding the trains, hot air balloons, boats, and other rides. I can remember boarding a giant wasp at Svarga to explore the SIM and learn about the builder’s experiment. I rode countless trains, including the train that crossed the multiple SIMs of a very well-known, respected landscaping designer’s Bliss Gardens. And, of course, I took many, many balloon rides. Yes, we’ve always been able to fly on our own, to soar across the SIMs, exploring. Yet there is still something very magical about boarding a hot air balloon with a close friend or friends. For a time on SL, it seemed to me as though these rides had reached their peak and had begun a slow decline. I can remember searching for activities that included trains, balloons, boats, and found a limited selection. As this was only a personal experience, I wasn’t quite sure if I just wasn’t searching properly or if, in fact, programmed rides had become passé’.

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Recently, however, I was delighted to discover a resurgence in balloon tours. I was thrilled by the extensive balloon tour of Calas Galadhon, which is depicted in one of the art pieces, Balloon Tours, accompanying this article. This pieces shows only a tiny portion of the Calas Galadhon SIMs that I explored with my friend Rocky. Another beautifully landscaped SIM that I recently toured in a hot air balloon is Caymen Shores. My very enjoyable ride is depicted in Balloon Over the Gorge. Celebration was based upon the balloon at Crystal Garden’s initial build on their new SIM. The SIM has been redesigned and is depicted in Sunrise at the Lake and Balloon Festival. I visited numerous, well-designed SIMs in preparation for this article. So if you are looking for something different to do in SL, a simple search of hot air balloons will provide you with a list of many places that offer rides for your entertainment. WM

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INTERVIEW WITH A REAL LIFE POETRY SCARLET

WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHY: KAMILLE KAMALA

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I have had the pleasure of knowing parents, parents, uncles, cousins, this poet for close to five years. Her and aunts. And, she can't name is Sangreal Arnica. remember when someone didn't play music and sing. That they She runs the Blue Angel's Poet Dive made up songs themselves, but in the Chelsea Hotel in Second Life. also they played, "mostly old She hosts there on Sundays at Five standards from before WWII" pm SLT. I hope that you will take it upon yourselves to go check her She retorted, "We kids were always out. encouraged to sing, and to write our own songs, plays, speeches, Grail and I met at my house, she sat and give them for applause and down and casually mentioned that approval." I quickly replied, "Oh she like the colors of my decor, in wow! What a great family!" my home. She said that they were earthy. I thanked her and we We kept on talking a bit and finally I exchanged other nice-ities and off asked her, "How did that first piece we began our interviewing. make you feel?" After taking a moment to laugh. She told me that I asked her, "When did you get she just found that first piece the introduced to poetry?" She other day, that she found it in her explained to me that her family mother's cedar chest. She considered acting and singing as a announced, "I must have been form of recreation. They viewed it pretty proud of it, because I drew as a way to entertain each other. I the sun and moon and stars on it, can see in my mind how the kids along with the four apostles..." and the parents took turns performing and even someone I dug in more and asked her to tell playing a guitar. Oh, how nice it me a little more in detail about must have been to grow up in her what made that first piece so family! special. She explained to me, "As it turned out, it was not respectful She went on to say that their family enough and my Sunday School get-togethers would include; grand- teacher was not as kind as my 124


mother... I don't have it in front of Persephone Phoenix was the me....but as I recall, the first manager for the BA. I've been an incouplet goes, "John and Luke and vited poet for two different SL BB's, Mark and Matt were tossing cards and had the center stage at BURN2 into a hat-"" She says she was eight for standalone hour-long when she wrote that poem. I performances between musical thanked her for sharing that and we performers. I've run three very began to continue on with this successful poetry venues, two of which are running today. Yes, I have amazing interview. been lucky enough to have been I took on the next question, I put it supported and loved in spoken word by people who I admire and to her and asked, "Have you had any real life success in spoken word respect very much." Would you or poetry?" She went on to tell me look at that? We have struck gold and got a real life poetry starlet in that she performed as part of an our grasp! ensemble in Southern California and still receives royalties for the CD's and I am proud of how well this chapbooks that they produced. interview is going. I really want to She says their work is still in pull out more information from publication and has been so now this gifted and talented poet. She for 20 years! Incredible. But she did is truly like a rare gem you find on not stop there. She also says that the side of the beach. It’s like I was she has had ten chapbooks pubwalking the beach and got a lished and has been featured in glimpse or sparkle of the gem as it several magazines in Second Life. made a glint in my eye. So, I picked She also articulated to me, "I have it up and asked, "What emotions been very honored by being asked do you convey in your poetry and to perform as a featured why? What emotions do you want poet almost from the very to express to the readers overall in beginning...I've been published in your work?" She says to me, "I the Blue Angel Landing, an RL write about the emotional and publication of the SL venue Blue spiritual struggles that engage Angel Poets' Dive, back when me....I think most people find 125


the same themes of trying to understand and be understood by each other, looking for a safe place to stand in a turbulent world and not always finding it, and sort of a wry sense of the absurdities that modern life subjects us to repeatedly...if what I write strikes a chord, it's because those are the themes that absorb me. The alternative is to become numb and not think at all, a state that my upbringing and spiritual beliefs will not allow."

Ishmael Reed, Rita Dove and Rainer Maria Rilke, Gwendolyn Brooks. She even quotes Gwendolyn Brooks, "We real cool. We left school." She says that Rita Dove taught her voice.

Now on to my next question and one that I am most excited about. I ask her, "What makes you a creative?" She restates my question, giving her a chance to marinate on it. At first she asks, "Is there a choice?" I told her for you probably not, some of us are born for it. She My journalistic urges want her to told me, "My earliest memories of continue, but I realize she has creating was to comfort and completed her answer and thus I entertain my little brother and move on to the next round of sister, making up songs and questions I have lined out for this stories...My first poet was Yeats in gem. I hate to be clichĂŠ and ask her third grade....It was all over then. the most obvious question most Sailing to Byzantium" was the first interviewers ask, but you get such a poem I memorized...my Dad helped various range of answers, so on I me, and then opened up his books must go. I ask her, "What are the of poetry and showed me....the name of the poets that have universe." inspired you? And, what is your favorite poem written by a famous I ask her, "What makes a good poet?" She told me that her poem?" She begins to share with inspirations have been Adrenne me that it needs to hold her Rich, Countee Cullen, Goethe (her interest. She says it must be father's favorite with Seamus ok memorable and that the poet Heney), Andrew Marvell, needs to express a complete Tennyson, W.B. Yeats, Plath, though. They must use language 126


well. If they surprise her with their own emotion and not to distract her from the center of the poem with poor metaphor. They should not be too literal or clichĂŠd usage. She said, "...in short, to amaze..." My last question is to find out where I can find this gem, this gem I found upon the sands of the Second Life beach. She told me that, "I most frequently attend Klannex's Plunder at 6AM on Saturdays. I attend Circe's New Poets' Sanctuary 5-7PM on Saturdays. On Sundays, Spoken Word 12-1:30PM at Inksters. I go to Poetry Prompt 11AM weekdays and Wolfie's Poetry Surf 1PM. Then of course, my home turf, the oldest established permanent floating poets' dive in SL, The Blue Angel Poets' Dive every Sunday 5PM to when at the end of each session, we dance on the bar. Viola! I have brought to you another one of Second Life's most famed poets. I hope that you enjoyed my talk with Grail. I hope that you actually search for her to hear that wonderful voice she has. And, I hope that if you go to the Blue Angel's Poet Dive session, you too will dance on the bar!

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VOYAGES WITH VEE: ARTBOX

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Art Box is an immersive art gallery some cases a box of props you can wear or use to help complete the where YOU become part of the scene. All you have to do is sit on art. The gallery, created and the pose ball provided and take curated by Frankie Rockett and your photos. Violet Sweetwater, contains different paintings and photos using famous images from the art There’s something for everyone! You’ll find art by Van world and modern culture. The Gogh, Salvador Dali, Edward second and third level of the Hopper, Vermeer and pop culture building contain 79 different icons such as the Simpsons, scenes each displayed on an art box. When you click on the art box Forbidden Planet, and the First Man on the Moon. They also have you will teleport to level one where the scene will appear. To several holiday or special occasion the right of the build there will be scenes for you to use for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc. One an easel displaying the original special scene is called The Proposal painting or photograph and in 139


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which captures the romantic moment and provides an engagement ring just in case you forgot to bring your own.

Playing Poker or appear as the Mona Lisa? I would suggest that you take time to visit and rez a few scenes before you decide to take your photos so you can see what they actually look like, if there are any props available, and create your look and outfit for the actual shoot. This is extremely important if you are there when there is a queue for the space because those three minutes tick by very quickly. You might also want to temporarily derender some of the build to take the perfect photo. I had to do this with the Moulin Rouge scene because the pose ball sits you within a black box. When you temporarily derender the black box you are then perfectly situated between Moulin and Rouge.

If no one is waiting you can rez the scene and take all the time you need to create your style and take as many photos as your heart desires. Several times when I went to use the system for this article there were 4-5 people patiently waiting their turn. Art Box only allows one scene to be rezzed at any time and if others are waiting the system will automatically assign three minutes to each session. When the three minutes are up the scene will disappear and the one chosen by the next individual will appear. This can provide for an interesting photo opportunity, especially when you’re dressed as the Man on the Moon and all of a sudden you appear in Edward Hopper’s depression era painting Some of the scenes offered can accommodate groups or couples so Nighthawks. bring along your friends and snap Art Box is the perfect venue for the away. You’ll also find a group joiner beginning photographer who wants and access to the Art Box Flickr to experiment with camera angles page with almost 700 photos taken and lighting against various by visitors and members of the backdrops. It’s also fun to put group. Enjoy. WM yourself in so many recognizable scenes. Where else can you put http://maps.secondlife.com/ yourself into the painting Dogs secondlife/Klaw/6/21/47 142


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THE EDGE: FASHION AND ART IN SECOND LIFE

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Second Life’s newest gallery, . The Edge Gallery, opened it’s doors on March 13. The Edge Gallery, is the latest addition to the Windlight Magazine family, forming a part of the magazine’s The Edge brand managed by Eleseren Brianna.

The Edge is the fashion division of Windlight Magazine, with a focus on the artistic and cultural side of fashion in both Second Life and the physical world. Eleseren, an accomplished Second Life model and designer and the 2015 Miss Virtual World, serves as both editor for The Edge and curator of The Edge Gallery.

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The Edge Gallery is a clean, modern design, reflective of its purpose to showcase fashion-focused art,. You can visit The Edge Gallery at the following slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ Bailywick/163/92/1803 WM

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Windlight Fashion Editor and The Edge Editor, Eleseren Brianna, has published an ebook in real life, where you can learn about posing! The ebook, The Magic of Posing, is the first in a series of books under The Edge brand. The Edge is the fashion arm of Windlight Magazine. You can download the book from various links below: Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-magic-ofposing-eleseren-brianna/1123534452?ean=2940152921649 Smaswords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/622234 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-magic-of-posing/ id1093710884?mt=11 Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/304932571/The-Magic-of-Posing Kobo Books: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-magic-ofposing Amazon (due to Amazon’s pricing policy, the lowest we could price the book is .99 cents): http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Posing-EleserenBrianna-ebook/dp/B01D1P5SAW/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1458604819&sr=8-1&keywords=the+magic+of+posing

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THE EDGE: MILLA CRUMB, GHEE GIRL 2016

WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHY: ELESEREN BRIANNA

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METAVERSE is the foundation of the Metaverse conglomeration. METAVERSE owns The Haute Monde Modeling Agency [HMA], Metaverse Modeling Academy, Metaverse Pageantry (the Mr & Miss Metavserse Pageants), Metaverse Magazine, Modeling It Forward, and The SL Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences [SAFAS]. Join us to keep up with everything fashionable in SL. Contact: Hethwen Collinwood.

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APRIL EDGE STYLIST: AHN AVION Suit: *Ydea Dtyle Elegance Classic Nobelman suit Hair base: [LANEVO] - No.01A Hair: Dura-Boy 49 Photo taken at Angel Manor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel% 20Manor%20Estate/5/69/22 181


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APRIL EDGE STYLIST: BRYRNEDARKLY CAZALET Kuroi Kuroi Hat | Eshi Otawara (store now closed) Legend Hair | RAW HOUSE Sara Coat | h.m.a.e.m. Sana Sweater & Skirt | h.m.a.e.m. Werk Pose | NANTRA

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APRIL EDGE STYLIST: BRYRNEDARKLY CAZALET

APRIL EDGE STYLIST: CHLOEELECTRA

Dress | [AR] Asia Rae - Roxane [WHITE] Shoulder Fur | GizzA - Mila Gown [PART OF] Boots | Agapee - Lily Earrings | Tracei - Zoya Stone [MINT] Hair | Burley - Octavia

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Today, I chose to wear Zibska. I simply adore Zibska, and I think that you must have at least ONE Zibska hair in your inventory. Here is the SLURL to the Zibska mainstore: http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep%20Chill/97/159/2002 The hair and the gorgeous body decoration is by Zibska. Also, my tattoo is form Inhale: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ Favellas/144/159/1730

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A P R I L E D G E S T Y L I S T: DANITY MYNX Blacklace - Revealing Secrets - Chocolate set_001 Blacklace~ Revealing Secrets: New Faces - Laura Lipstick [Kiss me]Chop Zuey - Majesty BlkD Bracelet Lft Chop Zuey - Majesty BlkD Earrings Small Lft Chop Zuey - Majesty BlkD Necklace UC_Perl_high_heel_ New Faces - Laura Lipstick [Kiss me] {MUA} Eyeliner - All the Ways Iconic - Von Dita Hair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ Blacklace/143/115/1002 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop% 20Zuey/43/141/26 189


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Windlight is pleased the announce the publication of another free ebook: How to Get Started in the Second Life Art Scene, by Windlight’s owner, John. You can obtain the free ebook from the following links: Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/624563 Amazon (due to Amazon’s price requirements the lowest the book can be sold is 0.99): http://www.amazon.com/How-Started-Second-LifeScene-ebook/dp/B01DACN178/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1458821640&sr=81&keywords=how+to+get+started+in+the+second+life+art+scene Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/how-to-get-startedin-the-second-life-art-scene Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-getstarted-in-the-second-life-art-scene-john-herring/1123575021? ean=2940152934588

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/305649160/How-to-Get-Started -in-the-Second-Life-Art-Scene iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/how-to-get-started-insecond/id1095795097?mt=11

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Windlight April 2016 Issue  

Our featured cover story for this issue is on real life and Second Life artist, Warm Clarity, who is also the co-owner of the fashion brand...

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