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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Music of Rebellion– Camury Reporting…


Innovative and unlike anything else that had ever happened before in music, Rock emerged in the early 1950s as a music that for the first time catered almost exclusively to the youth of the day. It helped erase the racial divide between black and white America, and also caught on rapidly in Britain, and other parts of Europe, notably Germany. British rock groups became a major influence on rock music in the U.S. The major raw creative force of rock music began to wane in the 1970s, so that mainstream rock had lost its creative drive by 1990. It gave way, however, to even rawer versions of the genre with various forms of heavy metal, and along with it punk rock, and grunge (alternative) rock.

Rock music has always been rebellious in spirit.  As for 1960s counterculture and folk rockers such as Bob Dylan, rebellion was an integral part of their acoustic and electric music. Social causes were dominant in rock music through the 1960s and into the 1970s, with famous rockers becoming cultural statesmen.

Rock has its roots in 1940s and 1950s and was heavily influenced by bluesrhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazzclassical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis.
Most rock bands include a vocalist, a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer, forming a quartet. Some groups omit one or more of these functions and use a vocalist who plays an instrument while singing, sometimes forming a trio or duo. Others still add extra musicians, such as one or two guitarists and keyboardist. More rarely groups also use saxophonists or trumpeters and even instruments such as violins or cellos.


Much more than a musical genre, Rock music created a way of life. It set the benchmark of behavior for thousands of people, and it influenced their style of dressing, acting and speaking.

Best Rock Clubs in SL



In Second Life you can visit several clubs, have fun and dance, while  listening to the great hits that represent the various styles of rock from the past few decades.




Wet Willie's Rock Club

If you want to have fun, listening to good music and dancing to classic rock, Wet Willie's is the perfect destination for you. The Club is popular in Second Life, where young and old music lovers come 24/7 to dance and enjoy 70's and 80's rock, blues and more in an eclectic urban and tropical setting.




Ohana Rock Club

If you want to hear good music, come join the fun in the welcoming place of Second Life for the best of rock of all ages. With live DJs playing their favorite rock orders, there's something for everyone's musical taste! The hosts are there to keep you entertained.





Greased Lightning

If you are a fan of classic rock from the 60s 70s & 80s, Greased Lightning is the ideal destination for you. The club features great music and great hosts.




Wild Angels Rock Club & Loung

For good music and fun times, you should go see Wild Angels. The Club is all about hospitality and rock music. If you want to feel right at home, this is the place for you. In Wild Angels, there's no room for drama, just rock!




Purple Gator Rock Club & Blues Club

Purple Gator features live DJ's and musicians, dancing, weekly themed events and more for you to have fun and listen to the best of rock. This rock club plays hits from the 60's through 90's, blues, southern rock and country.



Come have fun and enjoy the best of Rock in Second Life!

Monday, March 27, 2017

In honor of Relay For Life, Buckin’ Cancer will be presenting a two day concert! March 31st and April 1st





Fri. March 31st from 7:00 pm - 10pm slt; Beyonce performance begins at 9:00 pm & Sat. April 1sts from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Slt
Featuring The Divas Tribute Band plus special guest DJs, held in the concert hall in the sky. this event is geared to raise funds for research with the hope of one day ending cancer, celebrate the accomplishments thus far and remember those we've lost along the way. The night will begin with special guest djs and ending with a performance from The Divas Tribute Band. Their repertoire consists of “live” performances and music by the Divas of today. 



At every performance they offer a wide range of entertainment for their audiences. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 10 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in over 2 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. 


The two (2) day celebration starts Fri. March 31st from 7:00 pm - 10pm slt; Beyonce performance begins at 9:00 pm & Sat. April 1sts from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Slt; Rihanna performance begins at 8:00 pm. The performance is Avi-Friendly and open to the public, free of charge. Please join us as we fight for a cure. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

TIME TO SHINE AT THE SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER BALL! March 26th at 1pm slt



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TIME TO SHINE AT THE SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER BALL! March 26

 Dress to impress and come expecting a great time at the annual Relay For Life of Second Life’s Survivor & Caregiver Ball set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the Two Moon Paradise sim.

The ball will be at

“The Survivor Caregiver Honor Ball is always a highlight of our Relay season,” said RFL of SL Survivor/Caregiver Co-Lead TS Darrow.  “This year will be no exception. If you are a Survivor and Caregiver this is your time to shine. You are the foundation of why we relay. The whole RFL of SL community is invited to join us for an afternoon to honor all our heroes!”

As part of the celebration, there will be special performances by Russell Eponym and Lisa Brune.

For more information, please contact Co-leads Shiran Sabra or TS Darrow.

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014, RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January 2017, RFL of SL celebrated raising $3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to 'Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!’

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

GeekSpeak – The Future of National Borders Join the discussion March 25th at 12pm slt



How will the lines and colours of the world map change in the next 100 years?  Will Europe still exist?  If it falls apart will there be more European nations than before?   Will England, Scotland and Wales separate?  Will Catalonia leave Spain?  Will China fall apart?  Will California split from the USA?

Or will all borders disappear in the next century?  If that happens will it be because great empires become established?  Or because we will all want to join hands and sing together?

In 1977 President Carter sent a message into space that said “We human beings are still divided into nation states, but these states are rapidly becoming a single global civilization.”  Is that still true?  Was it true then?  Was President Carter insane?

100 years is a long time.  Come and tell us what you think will happen in that time.  And what you hope will happen.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/141/128/51

Friday, March 24, 2017

COME AND EXPLORE ALL THE ACTIVITIES AT KiX



KiX is more than a store offering original animations and mesh furniture; It is a full sim experience. Bring your date for a day surfing at the beach or dance on top of the mountain. We have horse riding, fishing, skydiving, meditation and more. Free wedding service and intimate areas. New Resident friendly with info cards at the landing and a teleport system to discover the sim.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Major Fundraising Event on March 24th for Feed a Smile




On March 24th Rossini Events will hold a 10 hour event in aid of the Feed a Smile charity

This follows up our hugely successful events in January and February for the same wonderful charity.  This month we have been given the use of a terrific location right on the Blake Sea so it will be possible to sail there as well as the more conventional tp. 

 Again we have a hand picked array of some of the best performers and DJs that Second Life has to offer.

The timetable goes like this:


Bios of all the artists and DJs involved can be found here:


The event is sponsored by Meerkats Estates

The event will be held in The Pavilion ay Holly Kai Park 



About Rossini Events

Rossini Events was established in July 2016 - a collaboration between MichaelJ Rossini and Valeri Carissa. 


As well as providing private and public events we also pride ourselves on the charity fundraisinng events we organize.

We aim to have a charity event every month, and the charities we support are Feed a Smile, Relay for Life and Making Strides

To date, we have raised over 240k for these charities

Our success is largely down to the quality of our entertainers - we use only the very best.  We also use some of the very best venues in Second Life

Everyone involved in our events donates their time free of charge, and every penny we raise goes directly to the charity concerned.

If you have any questions, or require further info, please contact MichaelJ Rossini or email michaeljrossini@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Misfit Dance & Performance Art - "Misfit Follies" Showcase - Wednesday March 22nd at 6 pm SL


Wednesday March 22nd at 6 pm SL
Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents :

  " Misfit Follies  ~  a Showcase of Theater Dance Art "

Show time is 6 pm SL with pre-show music starting at 5:30 pm SL
More fun than you can imagine!  Join us!
Please arrive early to guarantee your seat

PlayBill

"Misfit's Toys"        
"Cinco de Julio"
"Peeping Tom"
"Spy vs Spy"    
"The Spider's Heart"
"Queens of DeNile"  
"Frank's Night Job"
"The Crown Dance"

Misfit Dance & Performance Art  ~  Prepare to be delighted.

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Positive Vibes for Positive Brides by Psychic Medium Linda Lauren


You are preparing to get married and one of the first orders of business is to share the good news with family and friends. During that time is when you begin looking for the bridesmaids and grooms who will stand by you, helping you enjoy the fun stages of planning the wedding, from the engagement party to the main event, with the bachelor/bachelorette parties sandwiched somewhere in between.
With all that activity going on, the challenge is to keep up a positive vibe so you don’t get stressed. There are several ways you can accomplish this:
Meditate daily. Taking time out for yourself will rejuvenate you and help you keep you mood in high spirits. Put 10-20 minutes aside and sit quietly and breathe. You can add soft music, as long as it’s instrumental, and just allow your thoughts freedom. It will be a great pick-me-up as well as a centering. Make sure you make this time for you alone. Turn off your phone and ignore any communication that isn’t internal.
Be smart about how you use and post on social media - Don’t be a slave to it. Yes, I know there is that temptation to post every photo and video clip of things as they are happening. There is a better way to do that: delegate the job of posting to one particular person and decide what smartphone or camera they will use. There will be plenty of guests doing their own posting, but at least you will have the security in knowing that your end has been taken care of for you,
Make a To Do list - it doesn’t matter whether someone is doing things for you or whether you are doing them yourself, this can be a scattered time and even the most organize person needs to work with a list. As the bride, you have the master list and can orchestrate everyone from the maid of honor to the wedding planner.
This is enough to get you started and set the tone for a happy, stress free (as much as possible) wedding. Even if you take one of these into consideration, it will most likely make a difference for you. So....here’s wishing you a fabulous wedding and a long and happy marriage!

4th generation Psychic Medium Linda Lauren can be found flying around her Island ETU Abbracciare

Saturday, March 18, 2017

GeekSpeak – will we all become cyborgs? Join the discussion Saturday March 18th 12 pm SLT



Last week Elon Musk claimed that humans will become obsolete unless we merge our intelligence with machine intelligence.  Without doing that we cannot hope to survive.  Is he right?  Or is he crazy?

Would you choose to become a cyborg?  How would merging with silicon intelligence affect us?  Will there be two different human species?  Will primitive humans continue to exist at all?  What will it mean to be human in 200 years time?

Are people, at least young people, somehow being prepared for merging with AI?  After all we rely more and more on interacting with computers.  What changes has that made in human brains?

Whether you like the idea or hate it, come and discuss transhumanism with us.

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Inspired by celebs, made for SL! March 19th at 8 am SLT



InspirationSL reopens its doors on 19th March at 8am SLT to give you a free spirited feel, inspired by Gypsy Esmeralda!

Inspiration is back! It's time to give in to your wanderlust because this event is perfect for free spirits and travellers alike. For 3 weeks you can wander as carelessly as the breeze around this lovely event... not all those who wander are lost!

Also, there are gifts from every designer participating in the event!

What are you waiting for? Make sure to mark InspirationSL in your calendars today! Sunday 19th March 2017, 8am SLT!

The School of WrenNoir: An in depth interview with SL Artist WrenNoir Cerise - Dean Lawson reporting



WrenNoir Cerise is a Second Life Artist who creates incredible images using her skills as a mesh designer and her exploration of Second Life. I had the good fortune to chat with WrenNoir and learn more about the process by which she creates her images.
Dean : Could you tell me about your artistic experience in Second and Real Life?
Wren : I entered SL reluctantly at the urging of a friend. The reluctance was not because I didn't think I'd like it, but rather I thought I'd like it too much.  When I eventually relented, I found my expectations to be justified and maybe even overly so. As a visual artist in RL -- I have a Master's in Art Therapy --  the beauty of this world captured me and I immediately wanted to capture it right back. I began by taking photos of my avatar and soon friends were asking for photos. Then businesses asked for photos for vendor images, eventually I was hired as a photographer for various SL magazines, and then on to exhibit at SL art galleries. Throughout, I found people were hungry to find out how to create better images, but received few answers as many talented photographers are busy honing their craft. In the Spring of 2013 together with Nariko Okawa, I started an SL photography school where we teach everything we know from how to use the SL tools, composition, lighting, and how to truly SEE. I don't see this as creating competitors, but rather as supporting future colleagues who will push me to always improve my own craft. You can find information about the school, Visionaire, here: www.visionaireSL.com

Dean : Could you tell me about your artistic influences in Second Life and Real Life?
Wren : I am not sure you have enough room here, Dean! There is such a huge number of creative people just in SL never mind RL. If you take a look at my Flickr stream, you will see that I follow over 500 people. But I will try to name a few for you since you asked. I love the work of Deborah Lombardo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/harborgalaxy/) she has the most amazing way of using color... and that's no easy! People get Ph.D.s in RL for color theory! It's hard! Needless to say, my work is nothing like hers but I hope to one day approximate it. I think pretty much everyone also loves Anouk Anna (https://www.flickr.com/photos/anoukanna/). She is incredible with crips clarity, lights, and shadows. A brilliant image maker. Nic Bour is another amazing image maker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/102433698@N06) who is a genius of the use of light, as is SL Senna (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65872974@N03/). I honestly could name so many more: Laura (Mrs. S), Magissa Denver, Isa Messioptra, Lil' Frenchie elo, Nimoe Constantine. Ah, I see a pattern now, the ones I truly admire are using the SL image-making tools to the utmost to showcase the beautiful lights and shadows and colors we can achieve.
As for RL, I love Vermeer, Chagall, Magritte, even Dali. But what influences my SL image-making is not painters, but photography from the fashion industry. I love being able to represent people/avatars in a way that just grabs a viewer.

Dean : I’m impressed by the use of texture and shadows in your images. Do you use an editing software such as Photoshop? If so could you elaborate on what software you use and what types of adjustments you make to your Second Life images?
Wren : Thank you. Shadows are completely done in SL and SL gives us tremendously beautiful shadows. People don't realize just how powerful the SL tools are for image making, and I think it might be hard to believe that I use exceptionally little post-processing software in my images; however, when I do, it's Photoshop all the way. Sometimes, I just get a bug and want to push playing around with Photoshop, so those image are well worked over. My favorite things are layers. I usually take many snapshots of exactly the same image but with different lighting conditions, I layer them, and then use masking techniques and layer modes, to combine the layers. Sometimes I overlay textures for extra oomph, and those are images that I pull from the internet making sure they have the proper rights. www.pixabay.com is a great source as is Flickr. People just need to be sure to respect the usage rights of the image creators.
Dean : The avatars featured in your images have great detail as do the clothes they are dressed in. Are there avatar and mesh clothes designers you would recommend to photographers who are starting out in Second Life?
Wren : Thank you again. Yes, it really is important to choose good work from SL creators because in the end that saves you from having to 'fix' things in post processing programs. Skins in SL are a big thing if you want to photograph avatars. A cheap skin can look flat and cartoonish, but a well-crafted skin can show off skin pores, moles, highlights, and look natural. Some of my favorite skin designers are Lara Hurley, League, The Skinnery, YS&YS, Atelier Pepe, DeeTaleZ, and the very artsy Kooqla. I am enjoying the introduction of mesh heads very much too. This saves you from once again 'fixing' the SL classic avatar from showing all the triangular planes. With mesh, the curves are really curves, rather than flat small planes arranged to look like a curve. As for the clothes, that is a completely mixed bag. Since mesh bodies came about I stick strictly with mesh clothes. Applied textures are still not crisp enough for me. You will will I have lots of stuff on the avatars' heads, those flowers are from Lode and LaGyo, while the jewerly is often from Mandala.

Dean : As detailed and compelling as some of your avatars are I also find your backgrounds very interesting, do you create your own backgrounds or do you find them by exploring different sims?
Wren : I do both, Dean. Sometimes I rezz trees and objects I own around the avatar, and other times I go to a sim and pose there. I adore SL. I really do. I will never use a flat, pre-photographed background because you just can't get a realistic depth to it, in my opinion. I came to SL for the promise of visually creativity (which it delivers in spades!) and want to utilize it as much as possible. When I can completely get away from post-processing I do!

Dean : Some of your images contain more than one avatar, do you collaborate with other SL artists?
Wren : It's always a pleasure to work with other people. The only criteria I require from them is patience! hehehe.  When you have more than one avatar, the time for the work doubles as one must adjust shadows, light, objects, and poses for both. 'Night Fishing for Mermaids' and 'When Venus Rises' were collaborations with Alles Klaar who is well-known for having multiple avatars in her work, and little Quintense also makes an appearance in 'When Venus Rises.' SL is a social platform after all!
Dean : You have a lot of positive reviews from students. How could someone contact you regarding lessons? Do you charge for lessons?
Wren : I do teach in SL. Myself and Nariko Okawa founded Visionaire which is an SL photography school. We realized that there was a real thirst for people to learn how to create better images. Many amazing photographers are so busy with creating images that they just don't have time to answer questions or teach, so we decided to carve out a bit of time to be able to do so. In the end, when everyone's work improves, we all benefit. We teach everything we know and hold nothing back. However, nobody is compared to anyone else. We all start at a certain point, and what we want is for people to improve from that point. Classes are intense, though. We meet for a minimum of 2 hours (usually 3), once a week for 10 weeks, then we have a break and a graduation exhibit. It requires real commitment on the students' part as well as our own. Yes, we do charge. My philosophy is that while there is real satisfaction in making a contribution (and I have volunteered in both SL and RL), this level of commitment shouldn't be cheapened. Payment actually insures that the student will stick with it and pay attention too. As Adriel Huntress, one of our graduates said: "[17:05]: ahh i had so much fun and learned so much! i met some fantastic people and got to know you more. I have walked away with not only a better understanding of photography and art but also some very lovely friendships :) I spend money all the time here in sl lol have regretted a lot of it lol but I would have paid double knowing now what I know about your class :) You have an amazing way about you and are so positive and supportive. You really are a fantastic person and have a wonderful skill at what you do :)"
If people are interested in learning more, they can go to www.VisionaireSL.com. They can send an e-mail to www.VisionaireSL@gmail.com or send me a NC if they have any questions or want to be put on an advisory list.  There is a new semester starting on April 23rd and we only teach 2 semesters per year (Spring and Fall).
Dean: Is there anything you would like people to know about you or your work?
Wren : I am super friendly and down to earth. I adore people who want to learn and it doesn't matter to me how far they are on their path. As long as they want to learn I have the greatest respect for them. As for my work, I just hope it resonates with people in some way and that it showcases the tremendous possibilities for beauty in Second Life.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Top 10 Trends from Second Life Fashion Spring 2017 – Camury Reporting



Spring is almost here and our hearts are warmed by the revival of the terrestrial flora. It's time to put away your heavy jackets, and wear lighter and more colorful pieces.
Spring brings back some of the pieces that were stored in our inventory and this is very good thing, because that allows us to save some lindens by re using some forgotten pieces that will inspire your Spring wardrobe.


Metallic
Metallics were already here this winter and is also hot for spring. If in the past, the metallic of the time was silver, now it is colorful! Let the rainbow of color transform tones and shine this spring. That shine will also appear in the makeup, especially in lipstick shades.

Slip Dress
Another piece that is trending this spring that you will see in many stores in SL is the so-called slip dress. It is nothing more than a dress with a shape inspired by sweaters, it is tight and descends snug to the body.


Orange Is The Warmest Color for the season
Orange, coral, terracotta ... the diverse shades of this color will warm up spring in Second Life. Hot and full of life, the orange tone will dominate different styles, from Boho Chic to Retro. Nice!

Navy
 "Navy"  has never gone out of style and every season the stripes come back with new proposals.  Look for that forgotten T-shirt in inventory and mix it with jeans, or black leggings, leather jacket and slippers.

Accessories
The big accessories are still in high demand and are some fun items that make for a more stylish look. To incorporate this trend, women can bet on maxi earrings, mirrored sunglasses, tote bags, and sandals with colored straps.



Chokers
Chokers are very sexy necklaces very short and close to the neck, much appreciated in  Second Life to hide the line off toned neckline that some avie find difficult to mask. Chokers have been around for some time now and are still very popular for spring 2017 . Although the most used choker model is black, you can find them in a vriety of fabrics, chains and even super delicates.
For men:


Sockless
The "no sock" style, with visiable ankles is in with cropped Pants or Joggers. Complete your look with a white Adidas Stan Smith low-rise sneaker.

Printed Short Sleeve Shirt
You will notice Floral, Tropical, Minimalist, Striped, Chess Prints on Short Sleeve Shirts this spring. You can complete your look with light jeans or shorts.


Monochrome Styles
 The visual valuing a color tone only gains strength in spring! If you like to wear solids like  all white, all black, all blue, etc, you can mix it up by playing with shades. Combining very similar colors or accessories in another color, gives you variety without getting too far from the monochrome!

If you liked  the trend forecast for this spring, don’t forget to leave your opinions and comments down below. Your participation is very important to us!


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The images that appear in this article were taken from Marketplace

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ART DREAMS : An in depth interview with SL Artist Jolie.Lisa - Dean Lawson Reporting

 

Taught by Masters from the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts.... Jolie's  style and techniques blossom with color and sensuality.  Her work is post -Impressionist and Fantasy. Additionally Jolie earned a dual B.A. in Art Studio, Art History and received a state Teacher Certification in Art Education K-12.  After many rewarding years teaching Art in public schools Jolie is happily exploring new worlds in digital arts.  
 
 

Dean : Could you tell me about your experience as an artist in real life?
 
Jolie : My work in virtual/digital art is a new direction in a long art career.  I am classically trained in plein-air technique in real life and studied intensively to painting from life, be it portrait, still life or landscape.  I started showing in publlc shows at the age of 19 and that same year worked as a sidewalk portrait artist for Walt Disney World.  In the next few years I was often involved in instruction of drawing and painting as well.  It was then I decided to complete a university degree in Studio Art and Art History combined with a state certificate in Art K-12.  I taught many wonderful children in many schools, mostly inner city. After finding myself retired I discovered an extremely enjoyable virtual world with my new computer and became immersed in Second Life.  In this world the landscapes and tableaux available seem never ending and various;  there is always a new scene or setting to challenge me and to capture.
 

 
Dean : Could you tell me about your experience as an artist in Second Life?
 
Jolie : I explored first and made many noob blunders : ) learning to navigate.  As soon as I was comfortable with things I started noticing avatars in poses with light and shadow . I learned I could assess them as a figure or portrait study. That is when I started taking photographs and looking around for editing programs that would not be too complex.
 
 

Dean :  Some of your images appear to have multiple layers, including text, could you elaborate on the technical process by which you create your images?
 
Jolie : I work as much as possible in the same manner I would in RL.  I start with the broad composition and add general color scheme and tonal layer first.  I work up from non detailed to highly detailed things in the picture plane, balancing the tone and contrast all through.  And I "save" in between each layer.
 
 

Dean : What are your artistic influences? What inspires you?
 
Jolie : I studied with Elliott McMurrough and with Henry Hensche, both teachers from the Cape School of Art in Massachusetts. I will add a link where the theory and lineage of this awesome school can be learned.
 
 
 
Dean : Is there anything you would like our readers to know about you and your art work?
 
Jolie : Art work is not, first of all, a product. It is a working of the mind whose outcome improves with practice and skill.  Not trying to sound lofty but many people see a gallery as a "business" where the success is measure in number of sales.  Truly if I were to be concerned with these matters above everything I would be making products more easily sold. 
However my studies with Elliott and Henry began when I was a terribly confused yet talented adolescent who had no idea where to go or what to do.  The strength of character, the orderly thinking , the ability to qualitativeley assess art all began in my studies with these two great teachers whose names are well known in the American art world of plein-air painters.
My life took a few turns that made relying on my career as an artist impossible although I always kept painting.  I eventually earned a college degree and certificate to teach public school art which I did for 10 years.
 
Happily I discovered a thriving art community in SL and the option of using new techniques, the wonder of windlight settings and the ability to virtually travel to so many exceptional locations.  My personal art career revived itself and here I am learning something new and extraordinary every day.  The more I exhibit or use Flickr to share my work the more skilled I become at pushing boundaries and striving for excellence in my work.
 
 

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