Tag Archives: Merlin Gray

Alien Plant Life!

Twisty prim man, Scarp Godenot, has applied his clever architectural talents to an installation of alien plant life at the futuristic sim, Extropia. The work was well received by Scarp’s many friends and fellow artists at last night’s opening.

From the artist’s statement:

Alien plant life has virally invaded Extropia from a source deep in space and it is growing out of control. Fortunately the anti contamination squad has managed to keep the infestation contained to the spaceport. See these odd and strange new life forms. They have been determined to be harmless to avatar life so far…..

Scarp is a RL photographer and hobby gardener. Some pieces have witty botanical nomeclature derived from the names of his friends. Merlin and I were honored with the Nikkimartynalia merlinoskopteryx, a white, bushy plant with tall, thin, twisty flower stalks rising from the centre.

Slideshow of my photos

Presents!

Christmas Hair I have been longing for this hair with the soft scarf from Maitreya for quite some time. I was thrilled to find it in my stocking on Christmas along with the Prim Puppeteer vendor’s pack!

I used the free version of Prim Puppeteer to animate the monkey and other critters in our Rube Goldberg machine at Burning Life this year. But the free version doesn’t let you transfer the animated prims, so I’m looking forward to being able to create new animated works to give away or sell.

Merlin got handmade gifts this year. The blue plaid “house pants” were on his wish list. They have a string tie at the waist and I made them roomy and soft for sitting around and watching videos at home.
Merlin's Christmas Presents

The telescope was fun to make. I bought a kit of sculpt maps from Twisted Thorn to make the telescope parts. The telescope base piece is repeated in the stool legs.

The telescope, stool and the rug are linked together with the rug as the root prim. When Merlin sits on the stool in the custom pose, his camera view is locked inside the scope peering up at the inside face of the front lens textured with space images. He can scroll through images I downloaded from the NASA website by clicking the lens and he can add his own images to the selection by dropping them into the root prim.

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Nickola & Merlin

Best wishes to all for 2010

A Champagne Sail

After an enjoyable concert by Tamra Sands, my honey and I enjoy a sail in our formal clothes on the Blake Sea, part of the United Sailing Sims

After an enjoyable concert by Tamra Sands, my honey and I enjoy a sail in our formal clothes on the Blake Sea, part of the United Sailing Sims

DJ Mr Honey at Nantucket Yacht Club

The real SL sailors had a regatta today and a big party at the Nantucket Yacht Club to celebrate afterwards. Our friend DJ Mr Honey was providing the tunes so Merlin and I dropped in to join “Queen Bee” Helena on the dance floor and hang out for a while.

Me, Merlin and Helena dancing on Helena's chim to the smooth sound of DJ Mr Honey

Me, Merlin and Helena dancing on Helena's chim to the smooth sound of DJ Mr Honey


Mr Honey has a fine new DJ booth

Mr Honey has a fine new DJ booth