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Johnny Cash' boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Johnny Cash’s boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 31st March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as visit a fascinating project at the University of Arkansas region that recreates Johnny Cash‘s boyhood home, as part of a broader look at the effects of the Depression in the state, and some of the routes from the rural poverty that began there.

The Dyess Colony, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Dyess Colony, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Painter Merriman, the well-known designer, has created many of the builds here, and he takes us through many of these as we explore a really fascinating social history project, learning not only about Johnny Cash’s boyhood home, but also about the New Deal community of Dyess and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (which now houses the Southern Tenant Famers Museum).

The Sourthern Tenant Farmers Museum, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can read more about it on Painter’s own website.

But even better – you can join us at 2pm for a really fascinating show!

The cafe in the Dyess Colony,photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The cafe in the Dyess Colony,photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Bedroom in Johnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bedroom in Johnny Cash’s boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Designing Worlds’ visit to the beautiful Dreamscenes is now on the web.

In this latest episode, we explore the Dreamscenes. Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams has been creating his amazing Dreamscenes – a portable and expandable system of stunningly designed skyboxes – and landscapes for a number of years, and we have featured some of these as settings for shows.

In the Atelier, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the Atelier, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

His ability to move with the times and incorporate new ideas and developments in the platform has led to his latest creation (which I wrote about earlier in the year) the Atelier. And there’s a special surprise to be glimpsed through the windows here for all steampunk fans!

We also look at Kayle’s stunning work for Fantasy Faire.

The Library - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Library – another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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In the Atelier - Candle Lit

In the Atelier – Candle Lit

I have been sharing pictures of Kayle Matzerath’s new Atelier Dream Scene for a few days, and today’s jigsaw is drawn from the same source, because I am still fascinated by the use he makes of materials.

Let’s take an example from one small corner – the one shown in the first picture.  The candle is burning, and it casts its light on the iron stove next to it, the iron pipe running above, the hanging on the ceiling and the floor. You will also notice changes in the light on the hanging as you more around the room – it’s very dynamic.

Blow out the candle – and the same scene is very different.

In the Atelier - Candle Unlit

In the Atelier – Candle Unlit

Now all the light is gone, not just from the candle, but from its reflections as well. There is still a little light on the curtain from the window, a faint effect of light from the room below. But all the reflected glow has likewise disappeared. I’m guessing that the whole thing is controlled by a script in the candle, but its beautifully done!

And here, for comparison, is the same shot with the Advanced Lighting Model turned off.  There’s still an effect of light and shade in, for example, the folds in the curtain but really, what a difference!

In the Atelier - without the Advanced Lighting Model

In the Atelier – without the Advanced Lighting Model

Anyway, enough of my being impressed by Kayle’s work and the new Advanced Lighting Model. Let’s do a jigsaw!

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Candle in the Atelier

Once again, the image has been lightened to work as a jigsaw.

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In the Atelier

In the Atelier

As readers of this blog will know, I don’t usually write about new releases from designers.

But occasionally, something much-longed for comes from a designer, and one definitely wants to shout about it.

Kayle Matzerath’s Dream Scenes – those wonderful interchangeable skyboxes – are always stunning in creation and detail, but sio much work goes into each and every one that new releases are few and far between. I was extremely lucky to win a full set a couple of years back in a raffle to celebrate the Garden of Dreams birthday. Since then, I have added the Library – a really sumptuous place. I use various of the Scenes for different purposes – the Piano Bar has been an actors’ hang-out, we have Golden Prim meetings in the Library – and the Library has also figured in The Blackened Mirror. I have entertained clients in the Village Cafe and the Field and the Roman Baths are my ultimate private chill-out spots.

In the Atelier

In the Atelier

Now Kayle has released a new Dream Scene – The Atelier – and as soon as I saw it, I was humming Puccini. Because this really is that Paris garret where Marcello, Rudolo, Colline and Schaunard live and work. You can see Narcello’s easel and a work in progress, as well as the (sadly) unsold canvases piled against the wall. And there are books a-plenty for Rudolfo and Colline – dramas and philosophical works piled on almost every shelf and table. There’s no sign of Schaunard’s fiddle – he must have taken it with him – but surely the wind-up gramophone belongs to him.

In the Atelier

In the Atelier

But there are other forces at work here too. In a couple of places you’ll find pressure boilers – and there’s a very workman-like work bench. Could it be that our artistshave a practical bent? And a taste for steampunk? Certainly that artist’s lay model looks a little … rusty. And there’s a telescope too – is that used for spying on the cigarette girls leaving the factory (yes, I am mixing my operas) or is it used for stargazing? And … is that an airship to be glimpsed through the upper window?

I have a suspicion that it’s New Babbage out there …

If you’d like to see more than my pictures can show, there’s a video which I’m embedding here.

Many of the elements of the Dream Scene are also on sale individually, so you can add them to your existing home.  The Atelier uses the Advanced Lighting Model with normal and specular maps so to get the full effect you need the latest Second Life or Firestorm viewer.

The team at Garden of Dreams, to celebrate this new release, have also announced a competition with a really exciting prize:

They say:

We’ve never had a Dream Scene that was so detailed and while building it we had our own story in mind that might fit to the person who lives ..lived? there and what his life must have looked like. But instead of telling you our story, we want you to tell us yours. Who ever tells us the most funny or heartbreaking or whatever story of that atelier or its inhabitants is going to WIN a complete set of all 35 Dream Scenes available worth more than 60.000 L$. If the winner wants to, we will even publish it in our next notice.
You don’t even need to buy the scene, you can just use one of the Bubbles in the Garden of Dreams.
Don’t be afraid. Not a lot of people read that far into the notice and we might get only one story. Why shouldn’t it be yours? You got time until the 14th of February! Good Luck!

In the Atelier

In the Atelier

The whole scene is designed to Kayle’s usual high standards, but what makes this really exciting to me is that Kayle’s skill with mesh means that the whole Atelier has a land impact/prim count of just 156 – including all the furniture and furnishings – which come complete with a huge variety of animations; the bed alone has 113 (and no, I haven’t checked to see if dying piteously of consumption is one of those). If you want it as a single, standalone skybox, its footage is a modest 26 x 19, and it will cost you $2000, which is very cheap for worksmanship of this detail and quality.

So why not pop over to Garden of Dreams and take a look for yourselves? And definitely enter that competition!

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Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Cover

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Cover

The new issue of Prim Perfect is here – and packed with season goodies for you to enjoy!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… unless, of course, you’re holding a braai in South Africa or a barbie on the beach in Australia. Or glumly contemplating the rain in England…

But don’t worry! Because just a few clicks away in Second Life, you can enter the winter wonderland of your dreams, with snow piled thick and deep and blazing fires in welcoming homes – a time to sparkle at parties, making sure you’re as bright and dazzling as any Christmas tree ornament.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Inara Pey explores Calas Galadhon

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Inara Pey explores Calas Galadhon

And so, for Christmas, our writers and photographers have set out across the grid to explore some of the most beautiful winter regions they could find – with Inara Pey exploring the Calas Galadhon Park Estate and Honour McMillan finding eleven special places for Christmas, while PJ Trenton (no fan of real life winter!) has produced the most gorgeous photo essay on the snowy sims of Second Life.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: PJ Trenton's Wintry Photo Essay

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: PJ Trenton’s Wintry Photo Essay

We also have something very special for you: a clutch of Christmas stories by Prim Perfect writers Qwis Greenwood, Ceejay Writer, Honour McMillan, Eva Bellambi, Ethan Westland, and Jedburgh Dagger!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Honour McMillan finds 11 Places for Snow

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Honour McMillan finds 11 Places for Snow

There’s information on stores with a strong seasonal element from Qwis Greenwood, and advice on having a safe Christmas from Heavenly Villa. Honour McMillan has a feature on our wonderful Designer of the Month, Jenne Dibou, and an account of how she decorated Jenne’s latest beautiful home – the Watermill House.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Woldstar Beaumont looks at the Christmas Expo

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Wildstar Beaumont looks at the Christmas Expo

If you’re looking to do something more than simply explore over Christmas, Rosamoo Mendelsohn has a roundup of all the available hunts.

We have an account of the Relay for Life event in Inworldz, as well as of a very special Christmas charity – Eliza Wierwight’s campaign to sponsor elephants and support the Save the Elephant Foundation.

There’s exciting news from our TV shows Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

Our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

So what can we say but… we wish you the compliments of the season – and the happiest of New Years!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Our writers have a wealth of seasonal stories to share!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Our writers have a wealth of seasonal stories to share!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 50 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013:  Winona Wiefel explains how to build a fireplace!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Winona Wiefel explains how to build a fireplace!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices at Pointe LaRue Isle.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: PJ Trenton's Wintry Photo Essay

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: PJ Trenton’s Wintry Photo Essay

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Join us today at 12 noon for the Prim Perfect Talk with Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie, and Colleen Desmoulins and Nardya Rousselot of The Loft, and at 5pm with Sensuous Maximus of Builders’ Brewery in the beautiful Prim Perfect Pavilion, designed by Eliza Wierwight of Patron, on Christmas Expo Wonder.

At 12 noon pm, Saffia will be talking to the owners and designers of two of the leading and most admired home and furniture stores in Second Life - Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie, and Colleen Desmoulins and Nardya Rousselot of The Loft.

meet Dutchie and The Loft

Meet Dutchie and The Loft

At 5pm she will be talking to Sen (Sensuous) Maximus about the wonderful Builders’ Brewery, home to the most highly regarded range of building classes on the grid – ranging from simple primknowledge (my level, says Saffia) to increasingly advanced mesh.

Meet Sen

Meet Sen

And we also have a full schedule of our talks over the whole of the Christmas Expo.

Date Time Topic / Interviewee Store or Business
Thurs, 5th Dec 5pm Cain Maven and Kaerri Rae Maven Homes, Quantum Luxury Homes and Kaerri
Fri, 6th Dec 5pm Elle Kirshner Second Spaces
Sat, 7th Dec 3pm Draxtor Despres & Jo Yardley The Drax Files, The Drax Files Podcasts and 1920s Berlin
Sat, 7th Dec 5pm Cracked Mirror Cracked Mirror
Sun, 8th Dec 12 noon Auryn Beorn Black Tulip
Sun, 8th Dec 5pm Callie Cline KittyCatS! and caLLie cLine
Mon, 9th Dec 12 noon Froukje Hoorenbeeke and Colleen Desmoulins Dutchie and The Loft
Mon, 9th Dec 5pm Sensuous Maximus Builders’ Brewery
Tues, 10th Dec 12 noon Debs Regent SL London
Tues, 10th Dec 2pm Jimmy Branagh and Myrtil Igaly Urchins of Babbage
Wed, 11th Dec 2pm Events of Second Life: Cracked Mirror and Isla Gealach FaMeshed, Liaison Collaborative & The Neighborhood
Thurs, 12th Dec 2pm Events of Second Life: Mikel Monk and Nikki Mathieson The MENs Department, RFL and Home and Garden Expo
Thurs, 12th Dec 5pm DeAnn Dufaux Park Place
Fri, 13th Dec 12 noon Isla Gealach Cheeky Pea
Fri, 13th Dec 2pm Ladies of Mesh: Paige Raven, Charlotte Bartlett,
Cracked Mirror & more
Cozy Himes, Scarlet Creative, Cracked Mirror & more
Fri, 13th Dec 5pm Ladies of Mesh: TBA
Sar, 14th Dec 2pm Bad Boys of Mesh: Cain Maven, Loz Hyde, Maxwell Graf,
Agustkov, Roscko Cobalt
Maven Homes & Quantum Luxury Home, MESHWORX, Rustica,
Remarkable Oblivion, Seven Emporium

In addition – have you voted for the Avie Choice Awards? Prim Perfect, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting have all been nominated – as well as events we have played a part in organising such as Second Life’s Tenth Birthday, One Billion Rising and the Home and Garden Expo … as well as many, many friends across Second Life.

So do go and vote for your favourites!

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Designing Worlds’ recent show with our visit to the world of dinosaurs is now on the web!

Join us as we explore a world given over to these amazing creatures and talking to their creator, Wanders Nowhere, who gives us a tour of the landscape and of the fantastic avatars he has created – including a new range in mesh.

A primeval landscape

A primeval landscape

But the construction of these creatures isn’t the only remarkable thing about them – as we discovered when we explored the potential of the fantastic HUD that drives them.

One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere

One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere

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A primeval landscape

A primeval landscape

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2nd December, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we set out to explore a primeval landscape and confront creatures from the far distant past.

Yes, today is our dinosaur show, and we will be exploring a world given over to these amazing creatures and talking to their creator, Wanders Nowhere, who gives us a tour of the landscape and of the fantastic avatars he has created – including a new range in mesh.

One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere

One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere

But the construction of these creatures isn’t the only remarkable thing about them – as we discovered when we explored the potential of the fantastic HUD that drives them.

So … do join us at 2pm as we visit Fort Nowhere and learn more about a very special corner of the Second Life grid. This is definitely one to share with the kids!

Another of the dinosaurs on Fort Nowhere

Another of the dinosaurs on Fort Nowhere

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a special showing on Aview TV – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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Complete our online form!

Complete our online form!

Following the success of our discussion / interview programmes at the Home and Garden Expos,  and the Birthdays and of course the Christmas Expos… well, you get the picture!  At the Christmas Expoo, running from December 5th – 15th, we are planning a further series of talks with designers and breedable creators.

These talks will take place in a very special pavilion designed for us by Eliza Wierwight of PATRON – who is taking time out from supporting elephants to create it! But we’ll be telling you more about that later!

We’re planning to host events at 2pm every day and 5pm.  If you would really LOVE to give a presentation, but can’t make that time, contact us and we will see if we can fit you in.

We are happy to host talks, presentations, interviews, question and answer sessions.  It’s an opportunity for designers to share ideas, for people to meet their favourite creators, for communities to come together and talk about their culture and ideas.  We’re very open to hosting what YOU want to tell us about!

If you would like to be a part of our programme at the Expo, please complete this form with your topic and preferred dates and times. We will try to fit in as many people as we can!

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Elephants at Patron this Christmas!

Elephants at Patron this Christmas!

There is something very special happening at Eliza Wierwight’s fabulous store PATRON this Christmas.  Some more, I mean, than Eliza setting out her gorgeous Christmas trees, objets d’art and decorations (and champagne for the thirsty shopper).

This year there will be elephants too.

Get your elepphantine Christmas topiary at Patron!

Get your elepphantine Christmas topiary at Patron!

This year Eliza will be the offical contract to act on behalf of the Save the Elephant Foundation in Second Life.  To raise money for the Foundation, Eliza is  releasing at PATRON the cutest Christmas Tree Topiary in the form of a baby Elephant (the design was approved by SEF). The aim of the fundraising is to sponsor 35 Elephants at the Elephant Nature Park … well, actually 34, as Eliza and her son are sponsoring the first elephant themselves! When YOU buy it 100% proceeds will be going to “SaveElephantFoundation Resident”  (driven by Eliza for now) and as each Elephant is sponsored in totality she will be making announcements via my Group and Subscribers – and we’ll report them here too!

I have long known Eliza loves elephants. When she designed our beautiful pavilion for the Second Life Christmas Expo in 2011, there were elephants on the roof of our dacha-style build. Neither of us were entuirely sure why – “They just felt right,” Eliza said to me – and I had to agree.

Prim Perfect at the Christmas Expo - designed and photographedby Eliza Wierwright

Prim Perfect Pavilion at the Christmas Expo 2011, created by Eliza Wierwight. With elephants.

So why did she decide to get involved in this charity?

Let Eliza take up the story …

Every year in so many ways Second Life citizens as  Community share so many wonderful opportunities to support brilliant Charitable Organizations out there making significant positive impacts in people’s lives. I’ve had the privilege more times than I can recount  via my Avatar Eliza Wierwight and  my business  PATRON to support  so many over the years.

Now I digress momentarily, an -almost- elephants tale. By Eliza.

Recently,  my son and I debated watching a movie together. Due to the hours I spend working in front of a screen about the last thing I really want to do for recreation is sit in front of another one (though to be honest I love my work and in some genuine  ways it has aspects of recreation about it). However, as we’ve just relocated far across Australia and he was missing his usual social circle I agreed providing we could both find something we’d  equally enjoy. He was more than content with the prospect,  so we cruised something to download and settled on “How I Became an Elephant”. He really likes Elephants, I like documentaries, win/win.

What I was unaware of when I sat next to my son that day was that I was  about to get a sincere education dispelling all the romantic myths I had in my head about experiences with Elephants over my lifetime. I discovered a group of insightful people and a plight that so got under my skin I was unable to chalk it up  to merely ‘interesting and informative’ then  move on with my life. If you’ve seen this documentary already then perhaps what I’m sharing has already resonated to  you. If you haven’t may I please recommend it.

[Huge respect  to Juliette West - I never initiated something so profound at her tender age, incredible young woman. and all those at  Rattle the Cage Productions]

A few days straggled past, life is always busy but I just couldn’t get these Elephants out of my head. Having coffee at day break, waiting for the caffeine to shake hands with my brain cells, reading emails and I find myself in Google looking for a more direct source information regarding the Elephant Sanctuary I’d viewed earlier in the week.

I settled on “Save the Elephant Organisation/Foundation”  having cross referenced facts I had retained from the earlier viewing. My son wakes  up, blunders  out to our family room still half asleep,  an incredible sunrise has developed at this point into  an exquisite day, I’m  still cruising the SEF website store. So I greet my son and ask him,  “Hey darling, good morning, want to buy lunch for some elephants today ?”  He smiles (probably thinks here she goes again, he likes my eccentricities though,  bless him), a little Paypal interaction on both our behalf’s  and it was a done deal. We had a brilliant day after that, it felt so grass roots proactive, I felt good. I usually feel good, this was a different kind of good, this was satisfying. I didn’t part with a kings ransom to do this and after all it’s just a a single meal for each of the two elephants we committed to,  but as I said,  it felt good, it felt honest, it felt practical.

I am not going to wax lyrical about the people involved in this Organization, they already have my hugest respect. While I sit fairly comfortable in my home they are out there putting everything on the line to save and rehabilitate these incredible creatures. If you do nothing else after reading this then I implore you to at least take the 5 mins and 22 seconds to acquaint yourself with Sangduan “Lek” Chailert. This woman and her work is nothing short of a masterpiece.

[Biography for her presentation to US congress in 2010]

To continue, I came across a significant life challenge recently (don’t we all), one of those kinds where you have to decide whether to engage in a toxic situation and feed into the insanity or have the wisdom to  gracefully as possible move forward. I decided on the wise approach  but it left me with this intense emotive energy that genuinely required direction. Why not direct the adrenaline of something negative which I had at best the only control over  to remove myself from and turn it into a genuine  positive, then the Elephant’s plight returned to me……

Dr Jane Goodall endorses “How I Became and Elephant” (warning disturbing content included)

Sat back, mused a few ideas then emailed  Save The Elephant Organization with the proposal that  I would like to  engage the Second Life Community via my Business to sponsor all 35 Elephants at the Elephant Nature Park (and perhaps Surin as well  down the line). now  I’ve never directly wrangled a new Charitable Organization from the ground up in Second LIfe & it took a few weeks of emails going back and forth explaining my passion  & respect for their endeavors, my goals and the  real stretch which is having people feel comfortable that this would all take place in the context of the ‘gaming Industry’.  Okay Second Life is special,  we already know this, it’s not atypical ‘gaming’ but there has to be a tangible point of reference in these matters. It was also important to me that they understood that my actions on their behalf would  combine two main factors, that I’d be a good Ambassador for their work as well as provide an accountable and  completely transparent progression of funds raised.

Still with me ? Officially as of today, and with much pride,  I have an official  contract to act on behalf of SEF in Second Life  and I couldn’t feel more privileged to have earned  their trust in this matter. In the next 24 hours I’ll be releasing at PATRON the cutest Christmas Tree Topiary in the form of a baby Elephant ( the design was approved by SEF). When YOU buy it 100% proceeds will be going to “SaveElephantFoundation Resident”  (driven by me for now) and as each Elephant is sponsored in totality I’ll be making announcements via my Group and Subscribers.

If there is any question to whether I put my money where my mouth is, my son and I are sponsoring outright the first of the 35 her name is Mae Bua Loy.

Meet MaeBuaLoy

Meet MaeBuaLoy

Born in 1965m=, her name means ‘Floating Lotus’ and she was rescued from the Surin province in 2008. Mae Bua Loy’s first job was in illegal logging. Her back right leg was broken during this time, and since she was unable to do heavy labor, she was used for street-begging. Sadly, she was used in a ‘breeding program’, and at one point was kept chained continuously for 3 months and forcibly mounted 29 times. She didn’t become pregnant, so her owner decided to get rid of her. At the park, she’s found a best friend in Mae Boon Ma.

Save the Elephant Foundation
http://www.saveelephant.org
Save the Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations. You can learn more about it on the website – and at PATRON.

Elephants enjoying the Patron Fountains!

Elephants enjoying the Patron Fountains!

 

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