Well, basically everybody agrees that 2016 was a flaming trash fire, but I wanted to take some time to go back and find the good things that happened to me this year. For one thing, Peri and I both got accepted to Evergreen State College. But lots of amazing things happened to me in 2016. Here we go!
image (c) Nebulosus Severine / 2015
Too Many Flowers, the provocative installation by Nebulosus Severine at the INTERMUNDIA gallery, will close & be dismantled on 1st August, 2015.
Nebulosus is currently looking for a new venue for the installation, with hopes to expand upon it and bring it to a wider audience.
Please join the Intermundia Meta-Kosmonauts group for future announcements about the art of Nebulosus and guest artists at INTERMUNDIA.
Despite being initially behind schedule, we are doing pretty well.
We made it to from Buffalo, NY to Milwaukee, WI by night time, as we planned. And, we were able to spend a little time visiting some friends along the way — In Chicago, and in Milwaukee.
We had originally planned to stay overnight with our Milwaukee friends, but we both have colds and didn’t feel like sleeping on the floor — we really just needed a good night’s sleep, & didn’t want to get anyone else sick, anyway.
Is the hardest part over?
The packing has been completed.
The Amtrak shipment has been shipped.
The going away parties have been partied.
The oceans of farewell tears have been shed. At least for now.
Now we’re on the road. We left later than we planned, but the journey is under way.
More updates as I can post them.
It has been well over a month since my last update, and Moving Day is only 12 days away. I am both excited and extremely anxious & sad about it.
What a whirlwind this past month has been. Among the things that have happened in the last 30 days or so:
I’ve had the student art showcase at school, some doctor’s appointments, got my hair done, celebrated my 10th Second Life anniversary (aka my Rez Day), spent time cat-sitting, went to a couple of local theatre productions, had my graduation ceremony, (finally) had a (pretty successful) yard sale, went to a going-away party hosted for me by some dear friends, spent bonding time with my family, discovered that one of our outdoor/stray cats had died unexpectedly… In between I’ve been packing like crazy, selling things on Ebay & local town classifieds. Trying to sell the big items, my car & my exercise bike, sometime this week. All the while, the process has become more complicated due to major road construction on my street. Great timing.
This week is crunch time. I have to actually finish packing, for real. I’ve been putting the rest of it off, because I am still somewhat in denial about the idea that I will never live in this house again in less than two weeks. All of the things that make my room look like my room (the things hanging on the walls, etc) will have to come down. It’s a weird feeling. I’m excited for the adventures ahead of me, but also very traumatized about leaving behind my loved ones who live here on the east coast.
More updates soon, hopefully!
I finally made it to school to work on matting my Slaughterhouse-Five-themed artworks for the upcoming Student Arts Showcase. Mentally/emotionally, it was not easy for me to be there. But at least I have something to show for it now. I’ll have to go back later in the week to mat my digital self-portraits to foamcore because they’re too large to be matted with the materials we have.
Moving forward, although slowly, with the packing. Now I’m focusing more on clothes, which I will be shipping to my new home via Amtrak freight.
You guys, I never thought I’d say this, but… I think I have too many socks.
Here are the student artworks I would have matted today for an upcoming show at my school — if it had not been for my anxiety.
For what it’s worth, I’m going to post a preview of those works. All of these were completed in my Independent Study illustration course (which I created myself) in the Fall 2014 (and my final) semester. I don’t have really great pictures of the non-digital ones, unfortunately — some haven’t been scanned yet for higher-res images, and one is too big to scan anyway. Add a potato quality camera phone, and… well, they won’t look as good as they will in person. Eh, I guess most art is like that anyway, right?
Posted in the chronological order in which they were created.
Project #1: Photo reproduction combining 2 artworks and/or photos
INTERMUNDIA’s first guest artist is Sowa Mai (RL artist Stephen Beveridge). Today, as of 10 AM PST we are officially open. As we arrived, we had the chance to chat & catch up before guests arrived. We’ve worked together before, but it has been many years since we’ve been able to do so, since I haven’t been able to log into Second Life much in the past two and a half years. In this session, we chat about the nature of art in SL: inspiration, methods, and the recent art climate — including the newly-opened Museo del Metaverso. Later, we are briefly joined by Banrion Constantine, another Second Life artist with a lot of metaverse art under her belt. With permission, I am posting excerpts of our conversation here. (*edited for conciseness & clarity)