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Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 19th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay a visit to the beautiful and creative region of Idle Rogue home of the famous Guerilla Burlesque, the After Dark Club and so much more!

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We are shown around some of the many venues that are contained on Idle Rogue (and Wildstar Beaumont was on hand to capture photographs of more), as we explore the region with the owner and moving force behind the community, Cherryblonde Scribe, and with other active members of the community – Sho Kyong, POL Arida and Arrehn Oberlander.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Sho Kyong shows us the gradual evolution of a dance, taking inspiration from one of POL’s songs. We explore how the sets, the choreography and the music are all combined to create the final performance. And we see how the Metaharper tools are used – designed by Arrehn Oberlander, this scripting system not only enables choreography in the conventional ay but also – as Saffia discovers – allows people to try out dances for themselves.

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Idle Rogue. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And all this takes place in a stunningly lovely region with a strong community that really is a joy to explore.

So do join us at 2pm today in our wonderful new studio for a fascinating and beautiful show.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

As many of you know, the Designing Worlds studio has been based on Kayle Matzerath’s Garden of Dreams for a number of years now, and we have been very happy there. Now Kayle has redesigned the whole region, and built us a whole new studio!

Our new studio

Our new studio

It is – of course, because this is Kayle Matzerath – a wonderful new build. And not only that – Kilik Lekvoda has brought Titans, his lovely store of the cutest fantasy avatars, to a new home on Garden of Dreams.

And you are invited to come and celebrate all this on Garden of Dreams, today, Thursday 15th June from 1 – 6pm. Lisa Brune will be singing live from 1 – 2pm, then Elrik Merlin and Zander Greene will dj for two hours each from 2 – 6pm.

The new Garden of Dreams

It’s going to be a great party – make sure you’re there!

Join us here for a splendiforous party – and a chance to explore the studio, the stores and the beautiful region, filled with romantic little hideaways where you can dance, or cuddle, or simply hang out with friends.

Inside our new studio

Inside our new studio

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This year’s Home and Garden Expo is coming to an end, and in celebration, we will auction some VERY special donations at 12 noon June 4th in the theatre at Hope 5. All proceeds from this election will go directly to Relay for Life of Second Life.

Items for auction include:

Casa Rosella Sales Poster PS 512

Once upon a time, a faerie built the Edgewood Folly. It combined Tudor, Colonial, Victorian, Gothic, and Italianate architectures, all crossing over one another with their five fronts facing out. A couple years later, the faerie became curious what the Italianate would look like by itself. Once the front was finished, the house began to whisper what should come next, and one room led to another until the house was finished and ready … for Home & Garden!

Cassie Eldemar,
Little, Big Designs

The Casa Rosella is a one of a kind mansion, that will only be sold once, at this auction, and it is displayed on Hope 2.

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The Sandpiper

Skyerider Varriale is one of the most experienced desgners in Second Life. As well as creating a wide range of beautiful homes from many periods and furniture, SkyeRider also designs and runs the beautiful Coeur regions, set in eighteenth century France. For our OOAK Auction, Varriale Design offers the furnished version of The Sandpiper, which can be seen on Hope 2

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This auction item gives you the very special opportunity to have an episode of Second Life’s highly popular weekly show, Designing Worlds, about your favourite place, past-time, event or organisation in Second Life.

If you win this item, the Designing Worlds team will work with you to create a show that will be shown as part of our regular season on all our broadcast channels.

Our only stipulation is that – as Designing Worlds is a family, freely available show, there must be no adult-rated content.

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Rainbow Sunset

The sky is a very abstract rainbow or what a rainbow would look like if you were inside of it. A symbol of Hope.

This Auction item is not only an SL artwork, but also a real life watercolour painting, which will be mailed to the winner. So the winner of this auction will not only have a lovely painting for their Second Life Home; they will also receive a copy to display in their real life home – and one with an amazing story behind it!

A message from AJ’s:
AJ’s only opened in April of 2017, we are brand spanking new! We offer various types of art work, using different mediums. All of this work was created by my daughter who is currently 16 years old, Her current favorite medium is watercolor. I think her work is fantastic, drop by and have a look for yourself!

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A wonderful opportunity from Culprit Mesh Furniture and Prefabs which enables you to be a superhero to your friends. You may choose up to 50 no transfer items from the fabulous Culprit and send one or a few to each of your friends.

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Kaerri-Auction
Kaerri is well known for elegantly designed and stylich furniture. If you win this auction, you will receive all new releases from Kaerri – including events and limited editions – from June 5- Dec 31 2017.

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Select up to 15 items from the beautiful and stylish store also Known as. These items can be delivered to yourself, or gifted to anyone you want.

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Torgon's Logo

Torgon Woodget of TDS Services is famous for his scripting skills which has led to brilliant tools loved by, for example, KittyCats owners and breeders, as well as his amazing Book Creator. Now you have the chance to bid on one of his most fun creations – well, actually, THREE of his most fun creators! Torgon’s auction will be a set of three large scale rollercoasters for your region or amusement park, each promising a different experience.

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LEP ~ OOAK Midnight Rose Cottage AD

Love Everlasting PlantPets sells a full line of seasonal home and garden decor, as well as the complete catalog of PlantPets breedable, growing, plants. Their OOAK item for the 2017 Home & Garden Expo is the fully furnished Midnight Rose Cottage.

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Toys Design Logo

ToysforMales of Toys Designs offers fun creations for your home. If you win this auction, you can select 10 items from Toys Design to be delivered to yourself or gifted to a friend.

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aruba

Our last item is Aruba Decuir‘s SL artwork

Bleu Blanc Rouge, Hommage a Matisse, Special Edition, RFL Auction

The painting measures approximately 5*5 meters, and comes with a special frame

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You can place pre-bids on auction items by visiting the kiosks in the theatre at Hope 5. The winning bid at 11 AM June 4th will be the opening bid at the live auction that starts at 12 Noon in the theatre at Hope 5.

If you would like to place a bid on any item here, but won’t be able to be inworld at 12 noon on Sunday, send a notecard to Reven Rosca with your full name and the HIGHEST bid you would be prepared to make for your chosen item! Reven (or another Home and Garden Expo team member) will then place bids on your behalf, increasing the amount incrementally until your highest level is reached.

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Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

The event to support Elicio Ember, Filling the Cauldron, is in its final weekend now, and we’ve already raised a wonderful total of over £451,000  – but there is still a lot going on! Including shopping in the Market, bidding in the silent auctions, looking at the items listed for the Live Auctions … and coming tio some of the fantastic music, dance and story telling events that you’ll see listed on the schedule.

For example, you can still vote in the Garden Competition and really, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the gardens! Nine talented Second Life residents have created gardens in salute to Elicio, using many of the fantastic plants and landscaping elements he has created. In some of the gardens there are places to sit and relax – and you’ll also find other seating areas where you can sit and contemplate …

Because this is a contest, and you can play a part in deciding the outcome!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

We’re asking YOU to vote for the garden you most appreciate based on the following criteria:

  • Overall look and aesthetic
  • Use of Elicio’s creations
  • How much you enjoyed exploring each of them.

When you have decided, visit the voting form and use it tell us which of the gardens speaks to you the most. All the popular votes will be combined with votes from the judging panel to select three Gardens.

And then, in the finale, the one winning garden will be selected as the overall winner, by our Guest of Honour – Elicio Ember.

The winner will win the chance to build their garden as a special exhibit at the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, where it will be featured on the central region!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

Then there’s the Photo Contest, which comes complete with some very special prizes.

Elicio’s store, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, offers a marvellous, magical setting both in the air and on the ground. We asked competitors to visit Cerridwen’s Cauldron and capture some of that magic. It doesn’t matter if they selected a part of the skyborne store or the ground-level landscape – they simply had to capture all or part of the region in a way that brings out its beauty and magic.

In return, we’re offering the following prizes:

  • 3rd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$750
  • 2nd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$1,000
  • 1st place: an original piece of real world art by Elicio himself, delivered to you in-world and to your home.

Entries are now closed – but it’s YOUR turn to visit the Flickr group and decide which of the entries you like best!

Mark the ones you like with a “Fave” star. Your faves will be combined with the votes from the judging panel and, like the Garden Contest, will be announced at 3pm SLT on Sunday 9th April at the Entertainment Center on Holly Kai.

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From Inara Pey:

We have a fabulous pair of auctions for you at Filling the Cauldron which are going to amaze you. Here’s the summary – read on for more details!

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is on now and running throughout the week, and you can visit the auction boards in-world at Filling the Cauldron either via the direct SLurl, or by heading for the Filling the Cauldron Welcome Area, where you can pick-up a teleport HUD to all areas of the event venue, and then just follow the banners to the auction spaces!

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

All Titan Avatars - Free the Cute!

All Titan Avatars – Free the Cute!

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

Just three of the items in out Silent Auction – follow the link to see them all on the web, or jump in-world and see them!

Live Auction

On Sunday, April 9th, between 10:00am and 12:00pm SLT, we’ll be holding a live auction at Filling the Cauldron – and you really, really will want to be there! There are some truly stupendous items on offer.

The live auction area is in the heart of the silent auction space, so you can’t miss it – just up the steps from the silent auction boards, on the raised grass area.

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

TLG Ballroom Fountain

All Titan Avatars - Free the Cute!

Landscape 1 by Elicio Ember
Watercolour and Ink on Cotton Paper 23 cm x 30 cm / 9 in x 12 in

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

The Night Theater will create a special dance for you!

Just three of the items in our Live Auction – Sunday, April 9th at 10:00am through 12:00 noon. – See the rest here!

Follow the links to our Silent Auction and Live Auction pages for more – and you can also reach them any time via the Event Activities menu open at the top of the site!

And don’t miss all the other things happening at Filling the Cauldron.

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Written by Inara Pey

Filling the Cauldron – our week-long fund-raiser between April 1st and April 9th, aiming to raise money to help Second Life creator Elicio Ember and his family -is NOW OPEN!!

Elicio Ember

Elicio is one of SL’s brilliant creators and a gifted artist. He’s known for his highly imaginative plants and fantasy designs provided through his Cerridwen’s Cauldron brand, and for his generous spirit and his involvement in charitable events such as Fantasy Faire.

Recently, Elicio’s father suffered a major stroke, leaving Elicio and his sisters facing significant and unexpected medical expenses after learning the insurance provided by his father’s employer does not provide cover for the care and rehabilitation he now needs. You can read more on his family’s situation in this letter from him to his friends.

So Filling the Cauldron is our chance to reflect Elicio’s huge heart and generous spirit by raising funds to help meet those medical expenses. We hope you’ll help us by feeding the donation kiosk here and those through the event area, and help to Fill the Cauldron with us!

And don’t forget! As well as the music and entertainment, we have more to see and do: there’s a marketplace with 20 creators, an art display, two auctions with some really fantastic items, a garden display – just follow the signs and use the Teleport HUD available for the givers on either side of this deck and take a look around – and be sure to come back through the week!

So what do we have to offer? A lot! Every day we’re inviting you to:

  • Come browse the marketplace and see what our merchants are offering, including special items with 100% of proceeds going to help Elicio and his family. Catch a list of our merchants.
  • See the silent auction boards and the fabulous items we have up for grabs, donated by some of the top talent in Second Life. See our full auction list.
  • Wander the art displays and revisit Elicio’s builds from the past and enjoy the art of noted Fantasy Faire photographers and our artists.
  • Hop to the Garden Design platform and view the creations by those who entered our Garden Design contest, then cast you vote for your favourite design!
  • Visit Cerridwen’s Corner and grab yourself some of Elicio’s fabulous designs and creations!
  • Join in with the dancing, singing and fun on our entertainment stage – see the day’s schedule below, and check the event calendar for more!

Take a look at the Saturday entertainment line-up

Everything is taking place at Hollykai Park (SLurl), generously donated for the event by Nber Medici and MarkTwain White of Hollywood Real Estate – so if you are looking to own land around the Blake Sea, with loads of opportunities for sailing, boating and flying – look them up!

To help you find your way around Filling the Cauldron, we have a series of teleport station where you can used map-based teleport, or you can claim a Filling the Cauldron telport HUD – which we recommend. The HUD will attach to your screen and ask to take teleport permissions – simply grant this, and then click the numbers on the HUD map to hop around all our locations – and even get to Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Elicio’s main store!

The Filling the Cauldron Teleport Maps – grab the HUD from the vendor under them (arrowed), and get around all the event locations even easier!

Our Merchants have been fabulously generous in providing goods for sale with 100% of proceeds going to the event – just look for the vendors with the FTC logo over them.

The FTC vendors – just look for the logo, and right-click PAY or BUY (depending on your viewer menu)

We’ll be talking more about merchants in the week – as we will about our artists as well, who have pulled together wonderful display of art celebrating Elicio’s work and Fantasy Faire, while John Brianna has generously donated a selection of his outstanding art for sale – all the pieces offered through Filling the Cauldron vendors, so 100% of all sales go to the cause!

There will also be posts about our line-up of entertainment through the week as well, and plenty of new about our auctions, which you are not going to want to miss.

So do drop by the event, keep an eye on this website and blog and do please help us to fill the cauldron for Elicio! Regular update on the amount donated will be given, and we’ll be publishing a breakdown of the totals after we close.

Event SLurls

Holly Kai Park is rated Moderate.

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One of Elicio's paintings - which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

One of Elicio’s paintings – which could be yours in Second and Real Life!

We have been telling you about Filling the Cauldron, the special event to raise funds to support Elicio Ember, the creator of Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

As part of the fundraising event, we will be having an TWO auctions – a SILENT one (where you will be able to place bids throughout the event from April 1st – 9th, and also a LIVE auction, to be held from 10am – 12 noon on Sunday 9th April at Holly Kai island.

And we have something very exciting already that will be on sale at the auction – a selection of drawings by Elicio himself that will be available not just inworld, but can be sent to you in real life as well, as a very special treasure to keep.

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

A Unique Gift from Sweet Revolutions!

We are currently looking for more items to add to the auction. These can be individual items … such as art, clothing, jewellery or furniture.  You’ll see above a really gorgeous item that has been donated an a unique gift by Sweet Revolutions – a beautifully detailed Mayan Temple.

But the items can also be special services – a boat trip around the Blake Sea; a hand designed scroll containing a favourite poem. We’ll be offering a Designing Worlds show made on the subject of your choice, and we also have two different and very exciting gifts from different dance troupes in Second Life!

Time and expertise can be just as valuable. For example, if you are a photographer, you could offer a lesson in SL photography or studio sitting; if you’re a machinima maker, you could offer to shoot a video on an event or a location of the bidder’s choosing; if you are a live singer, you might offer to give a private performance to the bidder and their friends. Just provide a description of what you’re offering in the form.

Whatever you’d like to donate for the auction, we’d love to hear about it – please complete the form below – or contact Saffia Widdershins inworld with any questions.

 

 

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