Toys for Tots...thank you for your support!

Monday, December 10, 2007

December 8th and 9th saw some of Second Life's best known musical talents come together with artists and fashion designers for an incredibly successful fundraising event in support of Toys for Tots. All told, approximately $450,000L was raised for this very worthwhile charity.

I was honoured to have been asked to participate and took the opportunity to get creative and shoot some images specifically for the event. They had been looking for very specific themes in the art to be sold...and I just didn't feel I had any existing images to contribute. I am actually glad that I didn't...I had alot of fun setting up a bit of a studio shoot...including the one posted here.

Paula and I went to see the our first SL fashion show...the culmination of the two day event. OMG! The bidding was fast and furious...perhaps a little insane at times...but all for a good cause. By the time I worked out wanting the bid on something...the darn thing already had bids up over $1,000! It was quite something to see...congratulations to all involved.

Ultimately I ended up selling 9 works and purchased one from another artist.

East meets west at Landon Arts

Monday, December 3, 2007

East met west at Landon Arts tonight as my Japanese friend and fellow photographer Sakura and I had an exhibit opening at Louis Landon's fabulous Landon Arts sim. I enjoyed writing up the group notices and getting them distributed to all and sundry. I assured Montana, who is Louis' manager, that I was certainly not trying to steal her job...she laughed and told me to be careful what I wish for. ;-)

The night was a great success, with about 40 to 50 people dropping by to hear our good friend Louis Volare (RL jazz pianist and singer/songwriter Louis Landon) play an impromptu. I encourage you to join Louis' Peace Revolution group in SL so that you can find out where he is playing. You don't want to miss one of SL's premier musical performers. Visit his web site at to find out more about his music, listen to samples of his songs, or order his cds online.

I met some wonderful new people that evening, while reconnecting with some old friends.

Overall the night was fabulous, between Louis' fabulous playing, Paula's cloned hair and HatHead rocking the umbrella...alot of fun was had by all.