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Assorted Challenges from iRez Virtual Magazine

Lulu was having second thoughts

Whiskey Monday and I launched the Single Frame Stories challenge a few weeks ago, inviting participants to create a narrative image from a text prompt we would provide each week. We received more than fifty submissions for the first two challenges, “Last Words” and “Illumination.” The image above is my take on this week’s prompt, “Grave Mistake.” […]

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One Frame Storytelling: The tortured non-artist effect

There was a thread on Twitter yesterday about art being a natural human capability rather than the arcane tool of a small group of creatives. @callmeSheBear “I actually used to think that way-that creativity was something only “special” people had. I was wrong.” @chesnut_rau “Through SL I have learned “creative” is not a closed door […]

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Meditation on The Burning House Meme

The Burning House asks people: If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question. I’m going to do the actual exercise they suggest, but […]

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When the going gets surreal . . .

  “Life: Surreal and Real” is the video version of two stories I wrote for Sunday’s Relay for Life fundraising edition of the 100 Word Stories podcast. Fortunately, there’s still time for you to submit an audio recording of your own story (no video required) and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Please […]

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Thanksgiving Video Challenge

Hi Guys, Vaneeesa here. Thursday 24 November is Thanksgiving day in America. It’s the day when colonial powers celebrate conquering indigenous peoples, or something like that. But more generally it’s a day when families get together and celebrate relationships and eat too much fatty foods. Many of us have our work or career communities, and […]

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Morning Coffee Challenge

In the world of your choice, snap a photo of yourself having a morning cup of coffee (wearing pajamas, standing at the sink, and gazing out the kitchen window is a nice way to go, but not required) and submit it to the group “Morning Coffee Challenge on flickr

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VB Previz #12 – Beth Levine

YOU are SO right! This “pair” of boots by Beth Levine (1914-2006) is just about the most amazing thing ever! And, yes, the whole “costume” you’re looking at is just the “pair” of boots, the model isn’t wearing anything else. What a wonderful future VB design contest that would be to have Designers create boots […]

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VB06 – Design Contest

Attention Fashion Design Students & Emerging Designers Scarf Design Contest Vaneesa Blaylock, Performance Artist, announces a Scarf Design Contest for students and emerging designers. The scarf will be used as the design in Vaneeesa’s next performance: == VB06: Golden / Red == The piece will involve 16 avatars wearing a scarf and red tights as […]

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VB04 / VB06 Dates Set

Vaneeesa, Seasprite, Leo @ St. Leo Main Gallery === VB04 – Prism === Saturday 27 June 09 – 1-3pm SLT Vista Hermosa Art Center http://slurl.com/secondlife/Little%20Andalucia/221/143/53 === VB06 – Golden / Red === Tuesday 7 July 09 – 2-4pm SLT (5-7pm, Local Florida time) St. Leo University, Main Gallery http://slurl.com/secondlife/St%20Leo%20University/8/127/23 Two exciting new performance works, VB04 […]

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