Everyone knows I love to wander around in SL, well this LEA sim is great for doing just that in a watercolory immersive land. This artist in residence land grant sim made by CK (ceakay.ballyhoo) will be open through the end of this year 2016. There is a story that you can auto get and read upon landing that goes with the 11 sections and that can be found in the boxes by the giant easels that depict each of the 11 areas that are posed with an initial watercolor picture to literally walk through and into a setting that looks like the picture, there are resting and pose spots for pictures, and there are some odd creatures to enjoy. Don't miss the underwater area too! I enjoyed seeing this place that looks like a watercolor painting that includes moving things that also look like painted things such as butterflys. I also enjoyed the soothing colors that were primarily used. This place is well worth the trip. I saw LEA12 A Watercolour Wander on the SL Destination Guide and my friend Kathy Nikolaidis suggested I check it out saying it was just my style, and she was right!
Some of the intro info. from the artist states: "Welcome to A Watercolour Wander!
This sim has been made by Ceakay Ballyhoo (CK for short).
The idea started to form some months ago when she started to paint watercolours in RL. She had been playing with making her own textures through watercolour paint and watercolour pencils a while before that.
The paintings are all of landscapes and as a great lover of landscapes in both the virtual and the real world, she decided to try and mix her RL and SL art.
The idea of walking into a painting has always been a very attracting and intriguing one. Ever since reading Stephen King's Rose Madder and later watching Robin Williams in What Dreams May Come, the wish to do something with that concept has been on CK's mind.
There is a story that developed with these paintings and it is provided in an NC here as well. It is an extensive read. You can also find the story, with pictures, on the web, which will provide easier reading.
There is also a flickr page for the sim:
Please feel free to add your pictures to the group!
It is suggested to read the story before or while you are wandering to have the most immerse experience possible.
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