Flux

Due to the need to lower her monthly SL costs, Seraphim has been steeling herself, over the last few months, to take New Placebo Gallery down, and sell/abandon the land. She’s been slowly taking stuff out of the gallery the last 6 weeks, or so, but decided to bite the bullet and go for it, this morning. She’d just started taking pictures down, when her friend Adelina, asked her what she was doing. Seraphim told her, and Adelina said she had a surprise for Seri, which turned out to be this space, on Adelina’s land, where Seri could set up a gallery…

… it’s not at all anything Seraphim would have thought of to show her work in, but she loved it the moment she saw it…

… probably for exactly that reason. The byzantine feel of the building will make a perfect backdrop for Seraphim’s eclectic work…

… she is looking forward to taking her time setting this unexpected space up…

… she loves the concrete and stone details…

… once again…

… things are changing for Seraphim. As always…

… everything is in flux.

DreamLand

Seraphim went to Eterea, recently. The place had a pleasant, sleepy atmosphere…

… thought Seraphim, as she snuggled down the cosy steps… WTF?! thought Seri…

… as she was suddenly standing, knee deep, in someone else’s dreamscape…

… a waking dream walker, she felt this couldn’t just be one person’s dream…

… she was in some kind of dream-powered reality…

… there was hardly any sound on the gentle, warm breeze…

… perhaps that was geese, on the wind? She wasn’t sure…

… how did she get in here, again?…

Found Space

Seraphim loves it when she finds a random space that makes a good backdrop for photography…

… she was at an event, the other day, and she noticed, across the way, another space that had been set up for an upcoming event…

… that had lovely, retro colours…

… and interesting shapes…

… but was entirely empty. She couldn’t help shooting off a few rolls of film…

… of herself…

… looking fairly elegant.

The Zap Gun

Decades ago, before anyone had made a famous film based on a Philip K. Dick book, Seri’s human was an avid Philip K. Dick reader. If you’ve ever actually read one of his books, you’ll know the man was in a league of his own for ideas and character development. Although classed as scifi, his writing was more like surrealist writing, often quite dreamlike. There was often a dark humour, too…

… one such story was called ‘The Zap Gun’. In it, America is the most powerful nation on the planet, because it has the eponymous zap gun, a weapon so formidable, every other nation just gives up competing. Then, aliens invade Earth, and are unstoppably advanced with their weaponry… naturally, the rest of the world looks to America to save their bottoms…

… except… there IS no zap gun, it was all a hugely successful marketing job, fooling the world there was a super-weapon that didn’t actually exist. The Americans have to scramble to save face, as well as the planet. They come up with a handheld, physical game, that has a little guy stuck in a maze in it, a maze he cannot get out of. The little guy in the game somehow emits something that makes anyone, human or not, who plays the game, feel enormous empathy for him… they have to get him out of the maze. The humans beam the game into the alien space ship, and it’s game over for the aliens…

… Seraphim thinks that’s what’s at play with her new telly. The kitties in it aren’t even stuck, they look perfectly happy… but they aren’t actually doing anything, except looking really, really cute… Seri can’t stop adoring them.

Country Girl

Seraphim visited Walsh County, today. It is obviously a trendy destination, as it was crawling with people, and she couldn’t get much in the way of the kind of empty-landscape images the place so obviously lends itself to. Seraphim, whose human spent it’s childhood around top-dressers (crop dusters) and the culture of top-dressing pilots, found it amusing that the paddocks were being buzzed by a four-seater, family tourer-type plane, trailing fertiliser dust, the type of plane that would simply never be used as a top-dressing machine… except, of course, in SL (:

Horns

Seraphim decided to grow some horns, this morning. She found herself a peaceful place, and concentrated on what she wanted…

… and these beautiful horns sprang from her head, complete with filigreed ornamentation…

… she felt a bit woozy, afterward…

… but that feeling soon went away.

Mushroom Village

Yesterday, Seraphim acquired this super-cute ‘Mushroom Village’…

… she was visiting a store called ‘Ever Green‘, for the first time, and saw this straight after she arrived, and was instantly smitten with it…

… it’s a tiny, animated village…

… adorable little critters do adorable things… a dog chases a cat, a sheep goes for a blast on a skateboard, a frog rides a duck…

… when the windmill stops spinning, an owl flies out of a tree, and restarts it, by landing on the highest vane, and causing it to slowly rotate downwards… then the owl flies off to another tree…

… Seraphim thinks it’s one of the most delightful things she’s ever seen in SL.

Upstairs Down

Seraphim was on the third floor of her new home, decorating one of the rooms in a deliberately minimalist way. She decided to go downstairs. The third floor is the last place she’s really focused on, since she bought her new home, a few months back, now. It is all quite spartan, compared to the two floors beneath it…

… some rooms are almost empty…

… as you approach the stairs, more decoration becomes the norm…

… and as you descend the beautiful, red marble stairs, you descend into a world of art and decoration…

… into the home of a dedicated collector…

… of SL arts and crafts.

Gallery No.8

Seraphim visited Gallery No.8, the other day…

… a bright, spacious gallery, filled with colourful kaleidoscopic images…

… Seraphim used to make similar kinds of work, and still finds this type of image interesting…

… there’s a little shop that seemed to be selling SL, as well as RL, products…

… there were some cosy little galleries, upstairs, which had different styles of art by the same artist who made the kaleidoscopic ones…

… Seraphim was smitten with one, and now she has her own.