Monday, November 30, 2009

Long Time No See!

Well, believe or not I miss posting here! I have been working rather hard lately in many areas of business and personal life. Today is my stop smoking day, been a long time in the making however it is here. This day is the last day of November 2009, and my youngest son as I have stated in a previous post turned 20 this month so .. I decided that on his birth month would be a good time to stop, its a new era. So if I appear grumpy or unsettled, ramble, curse you, or befriend you, please forgive me now ok ..Laughs.. and in a few days please add me back as a friend lol. I have had this nasty habit and addiction to long. Hugs to all and please don't easy on me!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009



Please don't give anymore Cat Nip to Rare and his wife...omg

Known King Arthur for a short time compared to SL time but he is a very good King.. if you haven't explored Tiny Empires yet, just Im me or find King Arthur, you can't go wrong. Will show you soon things around the Kingdom, or direct you to him!!
Thank you King Arthur and many more SL Birthdays!!!(rezz days..opps)

Public Art Foundation Sculpture Garden

I have the great privilege to introduce this wonderful Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Graceful Aeon
(One of the Founders of Public Art Foundation Sculpture Garden)
Mention; Voy Lenov also Founder

Maekju 124,14,21 Public Art Foundation Sculpture Garden
Gallery owners are; Graceful Aeon, and Voy Lenov

Curator and Artist; Sandhya2 Patel

Sandhya2 Patel

I have known Sandhya2 Patel,(Sands as I call her) for quite a long time, she is a fabulous Sculptor making prim/ sculpties come alive! You will see some of her work upon entry to this wonderful place.
Some of Sands Work

Sandhya2 Patel Says;
sandhya2 Patel: Graceful is the gallery owner along with voy lenov
They own the land and asked me to make a gallery here
and wanted a place for me to show my work,
and also to be able to present art in many forms here.
There will be all kinds of visual and perhaps musical and other work here in the future. Now i help choose artists to show, so will grace and voy.

Thank you Sands for you wonderful contributions to SL

A chat with Graceful About this Gallery and coming events;

Butterfly Laa: Hello Graceful we met a ways back at an event near Lauks :):) I am wondering if you have anything you would like to say about your Art center here, what is coming in the future?

Graceful Aeon: We hope to get more people involved in donating toward keeping places like this and lauk's open.

We are also planning on seminars and workshops at Lauk's along with the exhibits and music and.. my dream is to host a conference on virtual material culture at lauks. Also with academics, artists, business ppl, communications ppl, lindens on how we determine what to protect here and how to do it. Graceful Aeon: And would you mention our dj, Waartza Quixote, one of the best in sl.

Thank you Graceful for keeping Lauks Nest open and thriving, and good luck with all you doing to keep it so, and also this lovely Gallery Area, letting chosen Artists show their work, its so great!!

First Artist I came upon was Beertje Beaumon, she does some lovely art, you will have to come see what I mean.


Conversation with Artist Beertje Beaumon;

Butterfly Laa: How long does it take you to do one of these? and what inspires?

Beertje Beaumont: it takes about 2 months to make 1 painting, I make the colors myself from powder paint,
and it's all made by hand. She uses material, gems, beads paint very unique art form a must see!!!

Second Artist I visited;
Cat Boucher


Conversation with Artist Cat Boucher;

Butterfly Laa: tell me what has inspired your art form?

cat Boucher: ohh that is difficult to say....i am doing the photos without photoshop. First cos i am too silly to use it and cos i think its challenging to do photos just with the possibilities from sl.

Butterfly Laa: Cat how long does it take you to do one of your photos?

cat Boucher: I can't explain technically but i try sometimes one hour till i have one photo as I like it from the light and so, I use lights I made myself and play with the Environment settings. Or I use a web or something to get an interesting effect. I see something and get inspired ..I seldom have a concept. For example the photos ....inner soul and with the soldiers, I was at the heknwein museum and saw his work, and than I had the idea to use his photos as background. I dont have a special theme its changing and depends on feelings and moods.
Butterfly Laa: your skin and your outfit makes a statement almost like your art :)
cat Boucher: I tried a bit to use also art from others so to speak, for example a friend of mine does skins ...and I need many skins for my work...and she is supporting me ...Lion skins.

Thank you Cat for your Arts!!

Third Artist;
Yanieck Mariani
This artist wasn't available to speak to, however very interesting work!

It was a very wonderful evening at this Event!
Please try to show your support for places like Lauks, its part of SL history! Many good memories become only that when places like this don't exist anymore. So come out and show your support!! KEEP IN TOUCH WITH LAUKS NEST WITH LAUKS NEST NEWS!!

Sometimes you never know who you will run into at these events;
Cheen Pitney
a wonderful Sculptor in SL have known him a long time, we had time to chat for a bit and here is a bit of that LOL;

Cheen Pitney: butterfly eye
Butterfly Laa: Cheen! :)
Cheen Pitney: c'est moi
Cheen Pitney: butterfly eye
Cheen Pitney: did you see that piece in the corner
Cheen Pitney: wonder if it hurts to tatoo an eye
Butterfly Laa: yes I did :) never miss a butterfly piece!!
Cheen Pitney: slippery business I warrent
Butterfly Laa: yes it would lol
Cheen Pitney: hahah
Butterfly Laa: what on earth have you done to yourself?
Cheen Pitney: o this happened a while ago
Cheen Pitney: I think its some kind of sl fungus
Butterfly Laa: it happened ??
Cheen Pitney: it was self inflicted
Cheen Pitney: i'm afraid
Cheen Pitney: hahahah
Butterfly Laa: did yu get bored one day and sculpt yourself?
Cheen Pitney: well I built this thing and then decided to put it on my head
Butterfly Laa: nothing like carrying ideas with you
Cheen Pitney: with this nosey nose sticking out of it
Cheen Pitney: ah that is the inscrutableness of the artist..........oooooooooooeeeee
sometimes I see faces in the shapes
Butterfly Laa: I think I see a nose
Cheen Pitney: yes that is the only non moving thing
Cheen Pitney: other than the fluffball itself
Cheen Pitney: touch it
Butterfly Laa: nothing like it wow
GLOWING FLUFFBALL whispers: Purrrr....
Butterfly Laa: can say you are never be a boring friend :)
Butterfly Laa: oh my lol
Butterfly Laa: that is very cool!!!
Cheen Pitney: its fun
Cheen Pitney: an it hides my bald spot
Butterfly Laa: yeap LOL:)

Come see all the arts, enjoy...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

When your youngest is no longer a Teen!

This is my youngest with his girlfriend, they have been together for a year and a bit.
Well less than an hour ago was the 16th of Nov, the day 20 years ago I gave birth to him. I remember the day as though it was yesterday. About 4am in the morning contractions hit me, and by 8:30 am he was born. It was 10 years prior to him I had given birth before so it was like learning all over again, but I got in the swing of things fairly fast! The years looking back flashed by! Now here we are no more teens, that feels good and not so good. Happy to look forward to his future, sad to see past years gone so quickly. I hope his future continues to be bright, and he always remembers to stop to smell the roses along his life's journey, so it doesn't seem to pass by to quickly! Happy Birthday Matthew, Love MOM

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thoughts and some Interesting Facts

This year will soon becoming to an end, hard to believe another is passing so quickly.
Over this year, many wonderful things have occurred, I have met so many good people, so talented, and now good friends. We all have built a very strong community, and enjoyed many good events together.

I also have really enjoyed and continue to enjoy SpotOn3D, this grid/ virtual environment is growing very well, and we will be having a few surprises coming very soon.. that might really catch your ear! We have some top notch Designers in world now, and soon more to arrive. There are up coming events that I will be posting probably in just a couple of weeks or so. On Spoton3d right now we have just done the final upgrade of our Grid to Grid teleporting system, so its very easy to go back and forth to your favorites place with ease. You have to have an account on whatever grid you what to tp to or from. When your in spoton3d look at the top of the map and you will see the grids that you are a member of, just pick the grid and the name of whom you are there and teleport.. that simple.
Soon it will be possible to carry items back and forth with you during this process, however at this point you still would use Second inventory or Meerkat to transport goods to and fro. For those that are selling items on another grid, as well as SpotOn3D, we have something very good for your business. Our Double Dutch system allows you to sell goods on SpotOn3d and then have the same items with no other charges sent to another avatar on another grid. We have plenty of materials for your viewing on the web page at; or if your coming in world you will find all that material in our entry area called ETA. We also have someone available almost 24 hours a day to assist your needs, answer any questions that may arise. We also have a mail box at ETA for dropping note cards to us for those rare occasions when someone maybe on a break.
Life takes many twist and turns, however if you keep on the right path good things happen, and we find our way home.. Raven, you know what I mean!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Words of Wisdom...Take heed

This video is from many nations in the United States of America, Indigenous people of America. It is very clear..that this earth is suffering many problems..and if we don't change our way of thinking, of doing, we will not be anymore, its fact. Ask yourself.. what can I do? You can do a lot, its up to us all!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Beautiful Creatures

This isn't Betsy but a close look alike!

When I was young, my father managed a ranch in a small town in Florida. The Man and Wife that owned the lands spent most of their time up north, taking care of other lands they owned. They however entrusted my father, as a son figure to them, to take care of the some 1,500 acre ranch. It was a lovely place with three homes, we lived on one of them, with white fencing for several miles out lining the place. Contained within these fence lines we had 6 ponds, several horses, cow about 500, chickens, pigs, lots of dogs and cats. There were adventures at every turn for small kids to find, and my younger brother and I were quite good at finding them!

One of my favorite things to do though was to saddle up one of the most wonderful horses you could ever know, her name was Betsy, and so gentle she was. Lot of the horses we used for rounding up cattle, not sure if Betsy did much of that, however she loved to be ridden. One thing about her, she always liked to be first, don't dare let another horse run faster than her, probably due to your bloodline being quarter horse. She and I would travel all over the land there, and I would spend time brushing her after, she also loved a good carrot and a hug after ours ride.

This video reminds me of the spirit of horses, as I knew them when I was young, just thought I would share a small bit of past.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009


I have know AM for 3 years now, haven't been able to speak to him much but very much enjoy his installations. If you read this and haven't yet seen what splendid things he does seek his profile under his picks, many of them are there. The work he does is like walking into a fine Art painting, walking into a beautiful canvas, and feeling its essence. Plain and simply he is an extreme artist!
Check out "The Space Between The Trees" here
Met with him today while visiting his latest creation, our conversation was brief, however very pleasant. Along with one of his YouTube features, some photos for you to enjoy. Found that when I was there wanted to stay!! Thank you AM for your awesome work!!

This video will give insight to many of his installations

I will leave the rest for you to go and see, always wonderful work.. always!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Burning Life Elven Style

I get around quite a bit in SpotOn3d and Second Life and a couple other Grids, and in my travels I try to sometimes have a bit of fun...Smiles In Elven lands Burning Life was really very well done, lots of great artisans which will show you some of what I saw!
Don't argue with them!

House of Cards ( I can't do that in RL)

How did they do that? Pretty cool

Walk through 4 levels of light and sound

Representation of the four elements

The Elvenator (Changes you forever more..smiles)

Well there was so much more to see and so many more I could show you, you will just have to attend next year to see for yourself. I will say really enjoyed the fireworks, and many more builds there, met a lot of nice people as well, was a fun filled time.

Tough Junkie

I have known this young man over 11 years now, have seen him over time build awesome career as a Hip Hop rapper, and he continues to climb.. the charts. This man is wise beyond his years, and very dedicated to his artistic rap style. Jacksonville, Florida being his home town, he plays locally as well. Will continue to watch him as time goes on....GO JUNKIE.. and hugs....Peaces

The circumstances which preceded Tough Junkie's manifestation remain unclear. From the information that is available it has been determined
that a culmination of frustrated mental energies and unrecognized talent created the perfect storm for his emergence. So it is said that his birth
occurred in a high school cafeteria, but there is much more to the story that only a few notable scholars have been able to decipher from his lyrics,
unfortunately they soon perished leaving the world still unsure of how this juggernaut's origin came about.
Throughout Junkie's life, music has been his outlet, lifeblood, inspiration and focus. In the late 90's he became fascinated with beat production,
initiating him well beyond music appreciation and fascination and redirecting him towards creation and experimentation. Without access to a
computer, Junkie filled in the missing pieces by incorporating two dual cassette players and a Sony Walkman in what he later found out was a
technique referred to as "Pause Breaking". Continually stumbling upon commonly used and sophisticated production techniques, his infatuation
with creating music grew exponentially. Realizing the importance of music in his life, he continued to educate himself and became familiar with the
technological and structural aspects of production. Although his love of music has no ideology and takes no residence in a single genre, his own
talent and creativity expresses itself through Hip Hop. From the very basics to the sophisticated specifics, every detail oriented to music that he
has studied encompasses the styles he learns, the technology he incorporates and the music he absorbs continually throughout his life.
Spanning over a decade from the beginning of his journey until now, with 43 albums in his past, his official debut album has a home at Colemine
Records (OH). With international exposure, there is hope for a struggling scene that has endured some of the most detrimental setbacks and
obstacles that a collective, in its infancy, can be presented with.
Junkie is proud to present to you his debut album, Grab What You Can. Colemine Records is one of the few outsiders able to recognize the
untapped talent available in this undying scene and Junkie gladly takes the role of humble ambassador eagerly carrying the duty to bring the credit
that is due to his birthplace and to the Hip Hop genre as a whole. Junkie would like to apologize in advance for the mental reprogramming that
entails the continued replaying of his oscillating styles, philosophical story telling and unconventional production you won't find on TV or the
“This album, musically, plunges to levels of hip-hop artistry and aesthetic abstraction that scarce few dare to dive.”
- Jon Bennett, WMSR

314 Regent Drive, Middletown OH 45044, United States
(513) 292-4219 •
Tough Junkie – Grab What You Can
Artist: Tough Junkie
Title: Grab What You Can
Label: Colemine Records
Cat. No: CLMN 12002 (CD)
Barcode: 845121005516
Release Date: June 9th, 2009

1. A Starting Point
3. Every Dream
4. Hidden Monsters (feat. Piasco Picasso, Mal, Strike 3, and DJ SpaceMikeSpace)
5. FFJB RMX (feat. Willie Evans Jr.)
6. Towel Fight Loser
7. Even More Better (feat. Matt Amburgy on organ)
8. Feel Free (feat. J. Dash and J-Mincey)
9. Splitting Wigs
10. Rhyme Time With Grand Champ (feat. Grand Champ)
11. Even More Recap (feat. Rideout and Matt Amburgy)
12. Hot Line (feat. Knight Krawler)
13. Grab What?
14. Transitions