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LEA23 - Chasing Morpheus

LEA23 – Chasing Morpheus

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (known as the LEA) is a group of 29 regions, donated by Linden Lab to the residents for the promotion of the arts on the grid, and managed by residents. There are two groups of regions – the Core Regions, which consist of nine regions that are generally occupied for three months at a time (although people can occupy them for shorter periods or apply for extensions), and twenty AIR Regions (or Artist in Resident Regions) which are granted to residents for a six month period.

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

Currently, applications are open for Round 13 of the AIR Land Grants (they close on May 3oth). That means that if you would like a full prim region on which you can build an installation, you can find out more and apply here.

So this week, Designing Worlds takes a trip to the LEA to see what sort of installations and events people have used their LEA land grants to create.

LEA21 - Light Thoughts

LEA21 – Light Thoughts

Firstly, we travel to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we see film and photos of a range of other installations before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

It’s a beautiful and fascinating show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

LEA10 - Whitechapel - Victorian London

LEA10 – Whitechapel – Victorian London

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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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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SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – an important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life – is now on the web!

We’ll talk with guests Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Our guests discuss these issues and more, sharing their own experiences and their hopes too.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fastening show – make sure you take a look!

Designing Worlds is now on a break until the end of April when we’ll be returning with a show all about Fantasy Faire!

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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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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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a very special show, dedicated to Elicio Ember and a special event called Filling the Cauldron – is now on the web!

Elicio’s father has suffered a major stroke, and the family is struggling to meet medical costs associated with his treatment. Since then various groups of people have been putting together ideas, and we’re pleased to announce that we now have THREE ways in which people can and will be able to help Elicio and his family.

Today’s show is therefore a repeat of the show we made last year about Elicio and his work, and his wonderful region – Cerridwen’s Cauldron, a place well worth exploring and at that time newly updated! But we’ve given it a special introduction to explain the situation, and what YOU can do to help.

And full details are also printed at the bottom of this post.

So please join us for a beautful and very special show at 2pm SLT.

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.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Filling the Cauldron

Filling the Cauldron is a week-long in-world event to be hosted at Holly Kai Park on the beautiful Blake Sea.


Saturday, April 1st through Sunday April 9th, inclusive.


  • Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue
  • An art display inspired by Elicio’s work
  • A silent auction
  • A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize
  • A photo contest with special prizes
  • A market area
  • Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items and visit his main store.

Website and Information

The Filling the Cauldron website, dedicated to the event, is now up and running – please bookmark it! There will also be further updates through this blog, Prim Perfect and other blogs – so keep your eyes out for news!

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Help Wanted

Right now we’re looking for people to get involved, including:

  • Musicians, DJs and performers willing to give up one or two hours of their time to perform on stage and help raise money for Elicio. Please see the Filling the Cauldron Entertainment Applications page for more details
  • Artists wishing to participate in our Art Show
  • Artists and creators willing to donate to our Auction
  • Merchants wishing to be a part of our marketplace and gacha
  • Volunteers willing to help run the event during the week

So if you are interested in any of the above, please follow the links and sign-up. And if you’d like to attend, make sure you bookmark / follow Filling The Cauldron to keep up-to-date with all that is going on. Bloggers, we’ll have information on blogging the event available through the Filling the Cauldron blog very soon!

GoFundMe Campaign

Available now is a special GoFundMe campaign organised by Vecchio Barbosa (Felix Büchler in RL), which is raising money to help Elicio and his family through physical world donations.

The campaign has Elicio’s full support and endorsement, as he is unable to run a campaign himself from Mexico.

If you would like to donate to help Elicio RIGHT NOW, please visit the GoFundMe page. You can also reach it via a link on the Filling The Cauldron website.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ember’s Cauldron Shopping Event

Ember’s Cauldron is a shopping event which will run for a month between March 16th through April 16th. Organised by Lerochelle Destiny, it is a store-based event in which people visiting participating stores can purchase special items in the knowledge that 100% of proceeds from the sale are going to Elicio and his family.

We will be supporting Ember’s Cauldron via the Filling the Cauldron website, where you will soon be able to see a list of all participating stores complete with SLurls.

If you are a creator / store owner and would like to participate in Ember’s Cauldron, please visit their sign-up page. Please note than all enquiries on Ember’s Cauldron should be directed to Lerochelle Destiny.


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