Deck the Halls!

Windlight Winter Art Show & Showcase_Winter LodgeWindlight Winter Art Show and Showcase opened Monday, December 7th and will run until Sunday, December 13th presented by Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association. This special holiday event brings together Second Life artists and creators on one sim with fun activities and daily entertainment, click here for an event calendar.

WINDLIGHT WINTER ART SHOW & WINTER SHOWCASE POSTERThe best parts of SL is the creativity of its residents and the Winter Art Show has 20+ artist participating with individual booths displaying their work for sale.  In today’s post, I’m honored to feature Ilyra Chardin Winter Grounds, a beautiful snowy bank landscaping in my winter lodge styling.  Ms. Chardin is an enormously talented designer and digital digital artist, specializing in mixed media storybook and landscape art, creating poetic serene portraits that welcome the viewer.  She’s been featured at The Raglan Shire Art Walk, Builders Brewery Relay for Life Art Auction, Windlight Gallery as a Windlight Fellow, The Cheeky Lady Art Gallery, Creations for Parkinson Gallery, and in Art in the Park (a Gallery that she curates).  Ilyra was featured in the November 15, 2015 issue of SL Enquirer in an article by Dean Lawson, entitled, “The Multiple Layers of Ilyra Chardin.”  She is a Windlight Artist and Feature Contributor for Windlight Magazine.  She is also a feature photographer, artist and writer for Avi Choice Magazine.  Please take time to stop by Ilyra booth at the Winter Art Show and explore her enchanting world…..Taxi please!

Another wonderful part of the Windlight Winter Art Show & Showcase are the merchants who have generously donated 100% of the proceeds of sale to ADA.  Above, I used a number of exclusive releases and 100% donations items from creators at the Showcase including Potomac Signature Homes, Park Place Home Decor, The House of Avro and Kaerri.  Stop by the event and check out all the offerings, participated in the Christmas Tree Ornament Hunt, buy a ticket to the Winter Queen raffle (100% donated), or cheer on your favorite Ginger Bread House builders!  If you prefer to donate directly to the American Diabetes Association, kiosks have been placed at the event or you can give online.  I hope to see you there!

Art Work: Winter Grounds by Ilyra Chardin & Solitude by Richie-Narstrom

  • Potomac Signature Homes: Rustic Holiday Living Room {sofa, loveseat, armchair, end table, table lamp, standing lamp & rug} & Dark Green Spruce Christmas Tree
  • Potomac Signature Homes: Basset in Bed, Holiday Wreath {not at the Showcase}
  • Park Place Home DecorWinter Garden Ottoman 1, Holiday Rattan Patio Chair {100% donation items}, Holiday Hanging Bag Planter w/Poinsettia,
  • The House of AvroSwag Garland with Baubles, Victorian Planter w/Poinsettia, Poinsettia Arrangement, Planter w/Bauble Poinsettia, Christmas Stocking w/Puppy & Christmas Stocking w/Cat
  • Kaerri: Mantle Decor, Filled Xmas Stocking, 2015 Red/Star Xmas Tree
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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Starry Starry Night dress

FashionArt Fair is going strong and today we return to feature Vincent van Gogh as muse for India Nadeau of N2 Pixel Studio with her Impressionism Gallery Dress “Starry.”  Van Gogh’s best known work The Starry Night (1889) depicts the view outside his sanatorium room in Saint Remy, France.  Currently it is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  During van Gogh’s stay at the asylum, his focus turned to greater imaginative freedom in art, desiring to paint the night sky by memory.  No other painting has enjoyed such an array of interpretations.  Designer India Nadeau of N2 Pixel Studio used a digitally hand painted texture for the “Starry” dress exclusive and it will only be sold at the FashionArt Fair (until May 31, 2014).  There are similar versions of the dress featuring a variety of color choices, also available at the fair.  I paired the tea length dress with exclusives from the FashionArt Fair: Nailed It FashionArt Set Slink Nails (Van Gogh), M&M Incorporated Brooke Heels (Bright Pack in Royal), Loordes of London A Touch of Deco #2 Necklace, and {NanTra} It’s a Mod, Mod World Pose Pack.  Also worn is Belleza Lindy Skin and D!va Yuko Hair (Collabor88 item). Taxi please…

Nails, shoes, skin, hair & necklace

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Boogie Woogie

Mondrain

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is a guiding light that re-imagining the world by reducing the essentials of form and color can form a new art movement.  Heavily influenced by Cubism and founding contributor of the De Stijl art movement, Mondrian’s art evolved into a non-representational form called neoplasticism: consisting of a white background, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and three primary colors.  Mondrian’s best example of neoplasticism is his Boogie Woogie series and Composition series in the late 1930-40’s (slideshow below), echoing city street, utilizing bright colors that leap from the canvas appearing to shimmer and draw the viewer in.  His work is astonishing in its simple yet elegance form and a great inspiration to the world of fashion including a series of Hermes bags, Yves Saint Laurent collection of shift dresses, and an iconic neoplastic Nike release.  Second Life designer Ms. Jaraloy Swords of Aidoru paid tribute to Mondrian by creating the Homage to PM Outfit, available at the FashionArt Fair.  The outfit includes a fitted mesh dress, pumps, chunky bangles and earrings.  I wore *YS&YS* Capri Sabot Slink Heels, matching Viareggion Handbag, available at The Dressing Room, and Nailed It FashionArt Slink Nail Set, available at the FashionArt Fair.  Judy hair by D!va, Ria skin by Belleza, and It’s a Mod, Mod World Pose #3 by NanTra, also available at The FashionArt Fair.  Taxi please…

Close up of Earrings

Mondrain Handbag

Mondrain Shoes

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Kinetic

Kandinsky 3

A truly inspirational artist is Wassily Kandinsky denoted as the foremost kinetic artist, blending art and motion, making a painting dynamic and jumping off the museum wall. Kandinsky serves as muse for Brianna Passiflora, designer of Brii Underground Wear for the FashionArt Fair, opening tomorrow, May 9, 2014.  A favorite of mine, his work was llargely influenced by music creating a whole series called Composition, which is the print of the Kandinsky Dress 3, paired with Liv Glam’s Aisha Tote & Fancy Slink heels {pantone HUD system}.  Check out the slide show below with some of my favorite pieces. Taxi please…

Kandinsky Full

LG Aisha Tote Bag

LG Fancy Slink Shoes

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