Friday, October 31, 2014

The Temple Burned, Sunday, October 26, 2014

In many ways, when The Temple burns, it gives me an even more cathartic experience than when The Man burns. Perhaps it is after The Man, or knowing it is over. The reading of everyone's heart-felt feelings and thoughts culminates all my emotions and why I so love this event. I deeply thank so many people whose hard work and caring made it happen. It truly is a spiritual experience. The event is about us, our participation and contributions, and far more than a sum of its parts.


Dance Me

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Come for the Freebies, Stay for the Art, and Music, and...

Burning Man and Burn2 (landmark to the gate HERE)are about having an experience where everyone values The 10 Principles. It's a very different event than most of the big events in Second Life, it's not about selling things or asking for donations for a cause, it is about creating an experience of participation, respect for others and the land, having fun, and enjoying each other's true gifts.

"Breath of Life" necklace, gift from the build, Valley of the Temple of Ra

One of these principles is the culture of gifting. "The gift culture, then, is most useful because it is a social lubricant – a legitimate way of reaching out to our fellow human beings that is non-exploitive and establishes a connection between people who have no other reason to talk to each other. It has nothing to do with an “economy” but everything to do with breaking down the barriers that isolate us as human beings." (Creavet Magister, Burning Blog)

 Steam Gypsy Caravan in Jade

My gift at My Oasis in Gypsum

One of my favorite builds is done by my neighbors Dusty Canning and Camsie Melody in Gypsum, The Pot Dealer. The beginning of the interactive build has you seeing the pots coming off the potter's wheel. 

A mechanical man on a skate board, then spray paints the clay.

Without giving away all the fun, there are several things to "play" with, but be careful, not everyone leaves with one of these colorful pots as a gift:))

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tommorrow - Burn2 Opens - The Second Life Celebration of Burning Man

It was press day today, and I only have time to leave some images.

The Burn is about Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.

The Man
will burn a week from Saturday in one of the most awesome light and fire works shows in Second Life.

Here's a description of some of the builds, but it is an incomplete list, There's so much more to take in. 

The following are pictures by Mangala Taurog, truly an impressive, warm, and richly textured build (LM HERE). The music, intricacies, and variety of the kasbah experience only lacks the smells. I highly recommend taking the time to explore.

(the back of the build, incredibly detailed)

After you complete the maze for "The Valley of the Temple of Ra" you will find a wonderful Egyptian temple, and an awesome gift necklace, "Breathe of Life"

This build is the beautiful fractally (?) textured, "Silk Roads Rest Stop".

Come and experience! More pictures to come.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Camp Leo's Lair @ BURN2 2014 and Some Teasers, Too

Some Teasers

The builds are coming to completion. The event starts Saturday, October 18th at noon SLT. It's not too late to participate, join the Burn2 group for updates, and greeter training going on this week. I can't wait for the builds, the performances, the costumes, the fun and the experiences... It will me magic:))) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

That Time of Year Again.... Burn2 is on the Way

Breakfast on the Playa this morning. I'm doing a simple camp this year, not trying to be clever or have any sort of message, just creating a quiet oasis in all the dust and cacophony of sounds and visuals. I've  "stepped up" and taken on one of the Ranger Leads, trainer/educator. Training ends on the 1st, so I guess I just get to party:)

Friday, August 29, 2014

May Your Past Be the Sound Of Your Feet Upon the Ground

Carry On

I've been back at RL work a few weeks and have had very little time to play around. So.... short and sweet...

AWESOME hair by LoQue at The Dressing Room Fusion all color huds (fat pack) and a bargain at 70L

Necklace is an old gift (ty MC Widget) from the Second Life Burning Man Celebration, today known as Burn2. The RL event is at it's peak this weekend. Please come and participate.