Prim Perfect Garden Special

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Prim Perfect is please to announce the launch of a special publication on gardens and gardening in Second Life. Featuring reprints of garden-related articles from the magazine and additional photographs from various master creators, this special issue is a must read for enthusiasts of plants, flowers and trees!

For more information and to access this publication online, visit the Prim Perfect blog.

A great design by Winona Wiefel...nice work!

Calas Galadhon on Designing Worlds

Friday, February 18, 2011

In the latest episode of Designing Worlds, Saffia and Elrik visit the beautiful region of Calas Galadhon. This area is comprised of 9 gorgeous sims with incredible natural beauty and Victorian goodness. Created by Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith...get thee to Calas Galadhon ( 2/230/23)

To see more, be sure to visit my Calas Galadhon set on Flickr.

Primgraph #15 on Newstands

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The latest issue of Primgraph is now out. Check out this great Valentine's and romance-inspired issue brought to you by some of the most talented writers and photographers.

Find out about some of the most romantic places in the Steamlands and plan future excursions to some really great locations.

Congratulations to Saffia Widdershins and the particular Terry Lightfoot for yet another gorgeous magazine design.

Be sure to check out our special Quest for the Golden Prim lost journal pages written by our very talented actors. I am extremely pleased with their layout and hope you enjoy them as something a bit different between volumes one and two.

You can read the issue online by visiting Better still...get a copy in world for special gifts and links to a myriad of advertisers and their products.

Prim Perfect Issue 31 (February 2011) On Newstands

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The latest issue of Prim Perfect Magazine is now available. In conjunction with a great article this month from Annechen Lowey on tidying up your inventory, Prim Perfect is giving away – with the inworld Intellibook version – a special texture organizer (don’t worry, it has a ‘help’ button) as well as our own branded (and copiable) box to fill with storage items. And make sure you look out for other gifts and landmarks to our advertisers’ stores!

The Region of the Month is the very lovely Skybeam Estates which I was very fortunate to get to photograph for Jed Dagger's great article. Skybeam Estates is owned Charlene Trudeau who is also the Design Team for Relay for Life.

Congratulations to Saffia, and the team for another great issue. Excellent design and layout by the fabulous Winona Wiefel.

I was privileged to supply the cover photo for this issue.

Be sure to get the inworld copy of the magazine which has the great gifts in it. You can also read it online by visiting

Ekphrasis: PJ Trenton by Rowan Derryth

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A short documentary produced by Rowan Derryth based on the Ekphrasis piece she wrote about my work on the Prim Perfect blog.

Ekphrasis: PJ Trenton, by Rowan Derryth from Rowan Derryth on Vimeo.

'Ekphrasis' is a regular column written by Rowan Derryth which appears on the Prim Perfect blog, and profiles art and artists in virtual worlds. This film is an adaptation of 'Ekphrasis:PJ Trenton' which appeared on 4 March 2010.

Thanks to Rowan for all of her hard work in creating this really great documentary about my work in Second Life. While I was so impressed with the original Ekphrasis post working on this documentary and seeing the final results really amazed me...even more so as this is her first SL-based video.

I hope everyone enjoys watching this as much as I did getting to work on it.

Avalon Town Arts Initiative Launch

Floraclayflower Beeswing and Hypatia Pickens to Open the New AVALON ARTS INITIATIVE on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 4 - 6 pm SLT.

Avalon Arts Community is pleased to announce a new program for budding virtual artists: the Avalon Arts Initiative. The town is sponsoring prime gallery space for new artists to exhibit - free of charge, with the goal of fostering new talent in virtual art. “This exciting project was really Tricia Aferdita’s idea,” said Rowan Derryth, Curator of the Initiative, “but being incredibly busy with managing Avalon Town, producing and hosting Metaverse Arts for Treet TV, and directing two galleries, she brought me on board. I’ve been keen to work on a project with her, and it’s been great fun.”

A call to artists went out last month which laid out the guidelines for participation: “Featured artists need not be new to SL, but should have only started exhibiting in the last 6 months, and must have had no major gallery exhibitions in world. We looked for artists working with virtual media, as opposed to those importing and showing images of physical works.”

The first two artists to be featured are Floraclayflower Beeswing and Hypatia Pickens. Beeswing is an SL photographer who has only just begun showing her work, which involves some wonderfully conceived post-production in Photoshop. Pickens is a seasoned SL educator, and has been involved in numerous arts and education projects. However this is her first time showing her own work in a large gallery, which combines elements of virtual building and machinima.

The Arts Initiative also hopes to promote education across the arts in SL, and will host in world classes as well as sponsored events across the arts spectrum, such as literary readings and performances.

The opening of the first exhibit will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 4 – 6 pm SLT. The event will also include a poetry reading by Pickens at 4.30, as well as the screening of Derryth’s first documentary Ekphrasis: PJ Trenton, an experiment in taking her Ekphrasis articles written for the Prim Perfect blog and turning them into a short film format. “I suppose I can include myself in the ‘budding artist’ category since this is my first machinima,” commented Derryth. “I figured I should be brave and put my work out there for critique!”

Sunday will also see the launch of the education portion of the programme, when the Avalon “Art History with a Twist” lecture series takes residence with a talk by artist Gracie Kendal titled The Art of Transformation in Contemporary Self-Portraits. Through their use of costumes, masks, wigs and make-up, artists such as Cindy Sherman, Lynn Hershmann and Yasumasa Morimura explore the relationship between identity and appearance, illusion and reality. Kendal will explore the way in which contemporary artists present their fictional, or "other selves."

All events will be held in the new Avalon Arts Initiative Building in Tabula Rasa (

This is only the start for the Initiative, and applications will be accepted from artists on an ongoing basis. For further information, please contact Rowan Derryth in world.

Thoth Jantzen and Gulliver's Travels on Metaverse Arts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In the latest episode of Metaverse Arts, Tricia interviews Thoth Jantzen about his immersive build on the Veesim grid ( and takes us on a tour of the Gulliver's Travel build in Inworldz ( by Ub Yifu and Copan Falta.