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-- Sat, 12 Noc 2022 21:53 --

Drawing of a cat over a ketchup-covered potato smiley.

Black Cat Saturday.

-- Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:48 --

Photo of the moon over the ocean. To the left is the red glow from a fire

Photo through an old window of trees. The glass distorts the view.

Photo of a small rocky island. The sun is causing strong glare from behind clouds.

-- Thu, 27 Oct 2022 23:28 --

Drawing of a person in chainmail and elaborately decorated surcoat-y thing, holding a insect-powered lantern and a sword. On their back is a cage containing a small, blobby gremlin-creature.

-- Wed, 26 Oct 2022 18:14 --

Drawing composed around a central roundel. Inside the roundel are three figures dressed as jesters and a coat-of-arms featuring a bag of fries. Either side of the roundel are two figures, one has a dog's head the other is a skeleton-sort-of-creature wearing ramshackle mediaeval armour. The skeleton holds an ice cream that is being licked by the dog, using their very long tongue. Above the figures and roundel is a small angel-creature frying an egg.

-- Tue, 25 Oct 2022 01:00 --

Album cover for Surprise Party by Eddie Barclay

Eddie Barclay and his International Music, Surprise Party!, 1957 (source: Internet Archive).

-- Mon, 24 Oct 2022 20:48 --

Following from my previous post about building a gallery-ish place in Second Life, which was almost exactly a year ago...

Strip from Clemence to Feschenko regions in Second Life. Sandy, palm-lined road.

I moved to a different continent in December! From Heterocera to Gaeta 5; a more modern landmass, from 2008 no less. As is err... clear-ish in the picture above, my new location is a kinda beach-y balm-y sand-y sorta place. The ocean starts (out of frame) not far to the right. Further up the road is the HISTORIC Blue Moon Theatre (SL's number one owl-run venue), further down the road is a little airport.

The facade of the Clean Spoon Gallery.

Along with changing location, I have changed buildings. I am now using the 'Flower Shop' from a gacha by PLAAKA, which, while much narrower than my previous building, has some fun characterful features, such as the arched doorways, pink and green interior and an upstairs courtyard-space--partially visible in the picture below--which I have (over)filled with tropical plants Brand New Cherry Flavor style.

Birds-eye view of the gallery

Interior of the gallery, a number of small paintings on pink walls.

I feel like the narrower interior suits the smallness of the paintings, and it is nice not have a white cube space. The colourful walls and floors keep things appropriately non-serious. I am hoping to put a gift shop out in the back room, but I need to come up with some... well... gifts to sell.

Upstairs room

Upstairs room

The upstairs has no exterior windows, so is a sorta world of its own. Currently it is raining up there, thankfully no damp problems so far. The restricted space makes for a cozy clutter-y feel, having the courtyard as a semi-secret outdoor area keeps things from being overly claustrophobic. The whole thing is some weird combination of trailer and hobbit hole.

The gallery is currently OPEN o.O! It can be visited at Clemence, 209/162/25.

-- Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:17 --

Illustration by Carlos Schwabe for poem Benediction from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Illustration by Carlos Schwabe for poem Don Juan from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Illustration by Carlos Schwabe for poem Femmes damnees from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Illustration by Carlos Schwabe for poem Remords from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Illustration by Carlos Schwabe for poem Spleen et Ideal from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Carlos Schwabe, illustrations for Les Fleurs du mal, 1900 (source: Wikimedia Commons).

-- Tue, 11 Oct 2022 20:40 --

Work in progress animation screenshot. Drawing of a mask, mounted on an octagonal stand.

-- Sat, 01 Oct 2022 16:02 --

Illustration of a wooden holiday home on the shore of a lake, by Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

Illustration of a wooden holiday home set amongst palm trees, by Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

Illustration of an octagonal cabin on a beach, by Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

Illustration of two cabins in the forest, by Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

Great Ideas for Second Homes: A Portfolio of 20 Distinguished New Designs in Plywood, illustrated by Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Tacoma: American Plywood Association, 1969 (source: Flickr).

-- Sat, 01 Oct 2022 04:30 --

Drawing of a horned figure in the dress of a Landsknecht. In their right hand they hold a zweihander sword, with their left hand they embrace a beetle person in a tall conical hat.

-- Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:55 --

The Worship of Priapus, a page from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, featuring nineteen women and five men. In the foreground, priestesses sacrifice an ass beneath the phallic god’s herma.

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Venice: Aldus Mauntius, 1499 (source: Internet Archive).

Public Domain Review essay on the Hypnerotomachia by Demetra Vogiatzaki: here!

-- Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:42 --

Stage at the Blue Moon Theatre in Second Life decorated with palm trees, inflatable water sprinklers and flamingoes.

Stage for a DJ set at the Blue Moon Theatre in Second Life. Backdrop by me, props, inflatable unicorns, sprinklers etc. courtesy of Sath Gandt.

-- Tue, 13 Sep 2022 13:58 --

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Such were the mystic rites, ceremonies, and incantations used by the ancient Theurgists to burst asunder the bonds of natural order, and to obtain an awful intercourse with the World of Spirits-.

Magic Ceremonies. Such were the mystic rites, ceremonies, and incantations used by the ancient Theurgists to burst asunder the bonds of natural order, and to obtain an awful intercourse with the World of Spirits-.”

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: The Necromancer. Awful Invocation of a Spirit.

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: The Seventh Bullet. Der Freischutz. The Grand Scene of the Incantation.

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Edward Kelly, a Magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster.

Necromancy. Edward Kelly, a Magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster.”

Page, illustrated with a print, from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Original Fragments. Relative to the appearance of Apparitions, and the Secrets of the Invisible World, and none of which have ever been published. Communicated. By Raphael, the Astrologer.

Original Fragments. Relative to the appearance of Apparitions, and the Secrets of the Invisible World, and none of which have ever been published. COMMUNICATED. By Raphael, the Astrologer.”

Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, London: Knight and Lacey, 1825 (source: Internet Archive).

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:50 --

Digital drawing. Two figures stand next to each other. One has a cavalier beard and moustache and rapier at their hip. They are wearing a sweater and sweatpants, on the sweater is Hangul text from a soju advert. The other figure is wearing a chicken mask, poncho and shorts. On the poncho are soju bottles. They are carrying a shopping basket, inside of which is an enormous beetle with a human face.

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 15:39 --

Photo of a sixties modern courtyard.

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00 --

A person with an owl's head and magenta wings, wearing a witch-hat. They are stirring a cauldron with a tree-staff.

Close up of the owl-face. Three coloured spheres occupy the positions of eyes and mouth, linked by a triangle.

The Owl Demiurge.

-- Sun, 11 Sep 2022 17:23 --

Set of stickers showing various scenes and characters from the 80s adult horror anime, Call Me Tonight.

Sticker set included with the soundtrack to Call Me Tonight /Call Me トゥナイト (1986), Rumi Natsumi and Hiroyuki Watanabe.

-- Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:20 --

Boat Race, oil painting by Anders Zorn. Two girls sit on a jetty, watching a boat race between two boys.

Anders Zorn, Kapprodd, watercolour on paper, 1886 (source: Wikimedia Commons).

-- Wed, 31 Aug 2022 21:17 --

CHYMICAL GARDEN of DELIGHTS album cover

¡Album re-release! CHYMICAL GARDEN of DELIGHTS. Some EQ adjustmenting and stuff... probably sounds even worse now, no doubt! PLUS new, strange album art and more Bioshock-appropriate track names. Listen on Bandcamp.

Track list:
01 Service and Support
02 Apollo Square
03 Arcadia
04 Medical Pavilion
05 Point Prometheus
06 Smuggler's Hideout
07 Olympus Heights

-- Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:39 --

Photo of a Blender screen on which is a semi-visible, semi-posed humanoid with extra bones for potential wings, tail and centaur hind-legs.

-- Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:07 --

Second Life screenshot, a wire shelf displaying various posters for sale. A sign reads: 'The thinking avatar's Original mesh! Original art! Fabric Posters! only two-hundred Linden-dollars, one land-impact each. copy, no mod, no transfer. Perfect for any modern interior: Swanky office! Fashionable morgue! Cult temple! Pasta restaurant!'

Design for a poster, featuring King Charles I in a spacesuit. Text above reads 'Moon 1642'.

Design for a poster. Two masked supplicants worship an owl carrying a bell.

Design for a poster, featuring a collage femme person in a suit over a 1950s advert for tailoring services. Text from the advert reads 'HARD TO FIT?'

-- Sun, 15 May 2022 23:34 --

THE PRESTIGIOUS NET album cover

¡New album release! THE PRESTIGIOUS NET (Pilgrimage to the Food Village). Listen on Bandcamp, if you dare...

Track list:
01 food court hello :P
02 towardsgrocerystore
03 Azure Skies
04 STARHILL
05 INSTANT DESSERT
06 New Package
07 hoteldelaluna ~ check in
08 hoteldelaluna ~ check out
09 Canals of Mars
10 L O W E R N I B E N
11 URFAVORITES

-- Sat, 14 May 2022 18:25 --

A green goblin-wizard-witch stands in the middle of a room with palm tree wallpaper

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