Welcome to our second issue of 2013 - and more of our new range of features in Prim Perfect magazine, as well as those you know and love!
This month of theme is Art – and we’ve expanded that to also look at textures.
And our inworld issue this month is full of gifts and tools for you, many designed to help you create you own items, as shown in the magazine! So as you read throughh the magazine, watch out for those gift tags on the left or right of the screen – clicking on them will bring you something very special!
On the fine art front, Rowan Derryth supplies an Overview of Virtual Art, and a guide to some of the art that you might choose to display in your virtual home in Home is Where the Art Is.
Honour McMillan interviews the well-known Second Life artist Bryn Oh, and talks to a comparative newcomer to the art scene, Livio Oak Korobase. And I visit our Designers of the Month, Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee, who combine fine art with superlative design on their beautiful region, The Looking Glass.
In addition, Honour McMillan supplies an introduction to the Linden Endowment for the Arts, while Tricia Aferdita explores ten amazing art galleries that you should visit.
If your tastes run to textures, you’ll find plenty of information in this month’s magazine. Ceejay Writer interviews Hyasynth Tiramisu on the subject of the beautiful textures she creates for Silent Sparrow – more than that – Hyasynth not only gives a masterclass on creating textures – she has also supplied a very special texture free to Prim Perfect readers that you can use to decorate your own home.
In addition, Ethan Westland looks at the importance of textures (and gives away a few secret texture-buying locations!) while Qwis Greenwood, in the second of our series promoting small business around the grid, has found three very exciting and very different texture creators to share with our readers.
In our continuing series on building your own home, our designer (and phenomenal builder) Winona Wiefel will be teaching you how to create a door and windows and add them to the basic skybox that you created in Part 1 of the series.
And to help you with your building, there’s not only a copy of the skybox (which you can use as a model) but there’s also a pack of textures for you to experiment with too!
We also have the second in our major series on Mesh. Beq Janus supplies a simple entry to the world of mesh, touching on buying full perm mesh from marketplace with a rudimentary guide to texturing those – and giving a brief view of in world tools for mesh.
And she also supplies a mesh chair for you to start practising texturising too!
Then there are reports on the fantastic One Billion Rising event — the Second Life version of the global event that celebrates women even as it raises awareness of the issue of violence against women. And Beq Janus looks at the opening of Relay for Life and tells us all about the upcoming season of events.
Rosamoo Mendelsohn brings us Hunting News, while there are details from our TV shows, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.
Our team of talented photographers, led by Judith Lefevre, PJ Trenton, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.
All this with News From the Grid and more!
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 46 here – and please do leave a comment!
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 new head offices in the Irish Isles. 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.
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