The Ant Farm Sessions

It’s been nine months  since Medici University ended, June 30th, 2015.

The LEA grants for the last half of 2015 included Art Farm Co op in which some of the avatars that were at MU participated. The group for both was VB Friends. As someone told me a few weeks ago, it is VB Friends, not VB Art or VB Creativity.

I felt it was important to document my time at MU in this blog and there were a few readers who would check in occasionally.  I also kept an under-the-radar blog for my own memories during Art Farm Co op. I mentioned it to a few people a couple of times.

I picked up an unknown reader for the blog, someone in the US, and am relieved they never shared their identity.

It’s been three months since Art Farm Co-op ended and I’m now sharing the link to the blog I kept about it.

The Ant Farm Sessions


Final Weekend

emotion in art_009On the final Sunday afternoon stroll around MU. This is a large copy of my thank you photo sitting on my studio plot. Many studios look the same as they ever were; others have been downsized very recently to minimalist displays of the latest works.emotion in art_001Nearby in Vashti is art from the Emotion in Art classes.emotion in art_002

emotion in art_003Laserskater’s studio is gone and this was remaining.

emotion in art_004RMarie Beedit’s studio.emotion in art_006Muse Beck’s studio.emotion in art_007Elle Thorkveld’s




Machinima Practice

I have a very new Vimeo account and have uploaded three videos which just about uses up my limit for the week.

Two of them, Terracotta and also Afternoon at Terracotta, have been uploaded to Flickr but I don’t think people bother to watch videos there and I don’t like the way it looks on my photostream.

My new (not cheap) laptop and new modem/router haven’t made an improvement in my Second Life experience but now I feel I’ve done all I can to improve it for now. And it’s great having audio that works on a laptop that will run SL.

I’ve purchased Fraps and so the watermark isn’t there but in the Lab viewer there’s instructions at the bottom of the screen for getting out of mouselook when I use it. And if I’m sitting the “stand” selection shows at the bottom of the screen. Rather than wait to find out, I went ahead and produced the three videos.

Two of the videos are really a slideshow of two places. Afternoon at Terracotta has short footage clips edited together. There isn’t much avatar movement but curtains are flowing in the breeze, there are birds and also waves at sea.

I took extra care with the soundtrack. It takes long enough that I might use some I like repeatedly.


Afternoon at Terracotta

The Monkey Temple