└oct 2022

October, Libra to Scorpio by the Tropical Zodiac

Posts from October 2022

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-- 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.

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