Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rental Homes are now available !!!

Three homes are available for rent in our Celtic Community called Sapphos Commons:

The community is in a park-like setting, replicating a rural English Community.

The homes are a mix of Victorian, and English Country cottages, and come with:

- 400 prims for the tenant's use
- High quality Internet radio
- Digital television
- security system
- intercom system
- Fireplace of your choice

Very reasonably priced at:

$8 USD/mo , payable in Lindens

Notecard Marlena Poliatevska for details,
and visit the community to see our region, located in Gowers..

email address:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

"The Night for Day Series" by Alizarin Goldflake

A show of hanging scrolls and new digital drawings by Alizarin Goldflake will open on Saturday, January 23, at 3 pm PST in The Art Conservatory at Sapphos Commons.

This is a show of many Firsts. It is the Grand Opening of The Art Conservatory at Sapphos Commons, featuring RobertSteven Smythe (of Artemisia fame) as the curator. All of Alizarin's digital drawings are seen in Second Life for the first time. And also for the first time, all of the work inside the Conservatory will be avaible in Real Life at

The Art Conservatory web page:

Centerpiece of the digital drawing installation on the second floor, the "Day for Night Series" consists of scripted images that change their time of day before the viewer's eyes. These four variations on a an image are of a summer cottage overlooking a wildflower meadow, with a glimpse of the ocean in the distance. They come from a RL series of digital monoprints in which the black & white drawing is constant throughout the two dozen prints, while the color is unique to each individual print. The four scripted drawings are accompanied by a selection of four new non-scripted images.

Alizarin's hanging scrolls are on display downstairs (also outside in the park as wind-interactive banners). These scrolls represent an RL direction that is recent for the artist and uses a creative approach she discovered in Second Life. The physical presentation of the collages was inspired by Japanese art, specifically paintings which are displayed as hanging scrolls called kakejiku.

Lastly, Alizarin's popular "Metempsyche's Garden" graces a frozen pond outside where skaters can skate and mingle with the giant white particle drawings blowing in the SL wind.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to Sapphos Commons

This Blog is about our rural English Community, located in SecondLife, and is also the home of our art conservatory. RobertSteven Smythe is our Art Curator and our first SecondLife Art Exhibition is scheduled for later this month.