In April 2015 we celebrated Littlefield Grid’s 2nd anniversary, we put up a VAR region for our community to display their creations, thoughts and ideas, it was a wonderful event, thank you to all that participated in the event.
At Littlefield Grid we love nothing more than a party/celebration….
Our fabulous Anniversary Expo is back! We would like EVERY Littlefield Resident to participate this year. After all, YOU ARE THE GRID. You are one of the wonderful people who is the life blood of our community. This party is for you!
2nd Anniversary Expo
It is easy to join in the celebration. We have a variety of spaces this year, from very small to very large. There are places for all different kinds of contributions. Building is encouraged but is not required. You can do something as simple as a photo… or build an epic installation.
The Expo opens April 4 so you’ve still got two weeks. Come on over to Littlefield Anniversary region, claim your space and pitch in!
HOW BIG ARE THE EXHIBIT SPACES?
This year we are offering four options:
Poster 2×2 – holds 1 photo and an optional short text message. Super easy!
Booth 12×12 – perfect for a small creation, a photo wall or a few small objects. Quick!
Field 60×60 – enough space for your epic build. Big!
Gallery – small building to display a collection of images and/or a few small objects. Thought provoking!
HOW DO I CLAIM A SPACE?
If you are a Littlefield resident you can simply help yourself. Come to the region Littlefield Anniversary. Maps are at the landing zone. Find an empty space that you like, rez a prim on it, notify an admin and start building. First come first served.
If you don’t see any empty spaces in the size you want, ask an admin and we’ll make one for you.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING EXHIBITS?
The Anniversary Expo is April 4-30. Please complete your exhibit by Friday, April 3.
WHAT DO I PUT IN MY EXHIBIT?
Be creative – make anything you want. Say something about yourself, about our community, or tell a story on a theme that is meaningful to you. Share something cool that you made. Offer good wishes to the grid, tell about good times you had this year, or share your dreams about the future.
BUILDING NOT REQUIRED. You can create an exhibit using photos, or even text. We can help you with a display for photos, and even a way to display plain text. Or, if you have an idea, but don’t know how to make it, team up with a builder buddy and collaborate.
I NEED SOME IDEAS!
Here are a few to get you started.
TELL A STORY. Use photos and objects to tell the story of your life in the virtual world. Maybe it’s about your relationship, or your adventures (or misadventures), or your RP community. We ALL have a story. We want to know yours!
SHOW YOUR INTERESTS. What are you passionate about? Gardening? Decorating? Fashion? Music? Use your exhibit to share your passions.
PROVIDE SOMETHING FUN FOR PEOPLE TO DO. It doesn’t have to be “about” anything. Some of the most popular expo exhibits are just fun activities that give people a smile.
PLAY WITH AN IDEA. Choose a theme, and create a “collage” that expresses your thoughts about it. Some possible themes: Friendship. Dreams. Community. What do these things mean to you?
PROMOTE YOUR CAUSE. If you represent an organization, a lifestyle, an RP community or something similar, create a small poster or exhibit to let people know why it’s so great.
GIVE A GIFT. If you have a store in Littlefield, make a new exclusive item to share only at the Expo.
Just a reminder: We will be sharing photos and video of the Expo all over the internet. As always, please make sure that everything in your exhibit is an original creation. If you obtained some of your content from another grid, please be absolutely certain that you know exactly who the original artist was, and that the original artist gave permission for the item to be shared.
Remember, Littlefield is about people – about YOU. We want to celebrate the best of what Littlefield is, and what it can be. We want to celebrate you.
If you have any questions, please ask Camryn Darkstone, Toy McBride, Dirk Mathers or Walter Balazic.
Thank you for a wonderful second year, and here’s to an even more spectacular third year!
Littlefield Grid has come along way with content since we began long ago in OSgrid. We had one wonderful clothes maker, Ada Wong, poor Ada was so over worked back in the day, without her we had no shoes or boots etc she worked very hard to make us girls all look great. But since we started our own grid nearly 2 years ago we’ve come along way, many wonderful content creators have joined our family and we have many sims with shopping now. I believe, I may be a tad biased, we have some of the best fashion in opensim.
So my post today is to show you all what is available on our grid. We have a wonderful range of clothing, including mesh clothing skins, makeup. This is just an example of what is available, there is so much more to see, so come on over and explore.
Thank you to all our wonderful creators.
A.W Designs – Ada Wong – Littlefield SW
Silk Dreams Designs – Marisela Bouchard – Littlefield East
Little Miss Mischief – Cerridwen Melody – Littlefield East
Dirty Girl – Amy Storm – Littlefield
Urban Storm – Amy Storm – Littlefield NE
AfterDarkWear – Toy McBride – Littlefield East
The Boutique – Toy McBride – Littlefield East
Black Swan Fantasy – Amy Storm – Littlefield
Darkstone for Men – Camryn Darkstone – Littlefield
Menswear Boutique – Littlefield East
LC – Loru Destiny – Littlefield East
Eclectic – Chelsea Louloudi & Toy McBride – Littlefield East
Les Visages – Ada Wong – Littlefield NE
Sparkles Jewelry – Lisa Taft – Littlefield
Baubles Jewelry – Littlefield East
Our last Adventure Club tour for the year in November was to Mudpuddle Cleanslate’s region Arles.
Mudpuddle is the “creator of Van Gogh’s Virtual Arles, a beautifully landscaped sim showing 17 of the views that he painted during his time here. At each viewpoint I have placed an easel showing Van Gogh’s finished painting.”
When we first started to wander around the sim my first reaction was “Wow” what an amazing build, I can tell that much love & thought have been put into this region from Mudpuddle, it is truly wonderful. The thing that struck me the most were the colours, I loved the vibrant colours you see as you explore the region. We were also very fortunate enough to have the creator Mudpuddle be our tour guide. He is a very warm and informative host.
Here are some of my favourite snapshots.
I asked Mudpuddle to put into his own words a little about his creations.
“I first became interested in Van Gogh about 20 years ago now. I was using Acorn computers at that time and had my own monthly double page spread in an Acorn computer magazine. The article was called Brush Strokes and covered all aspects of computer art. I was frequently given new art software to either try out or review. A nifty bit of 3D software found its way to me called Illusionist which let the user set up a 3D scene, light it and then render it as a still image.
For me The Bedroom by Van Gogh was perhaps instantly recognizable to most people and so I thought about creating this painting using the new software but instead of the normal view, show the end of the bedroom that Van Gogh painted it from.
In early 2000, Adobe were working on their own 3D product called ‘Atmosphere’ and for its time, was an amazing piece of software. I tested it for a while until its release. This software allowed the user to create 3D worlds but this time you could actually move around within the virtual space. Also, it was uploaded to the user’s own server and you could meet other people, go to their creations and vice versa. Needless to say, I was hooked and this time built the bedroom scene again but also the Yellow House in Arles. Sadly after only one year, it was taken from the shelves simply because it couldn’t compete with that other online community known as Second Life.
Therefore, I joined Second Life, bought a small parcel of land and built the same there, just the bedroom inside the yellow House, oh and the grocery store next door of course. I was offered the use of one third of a full sim which I jumped at, built the same again there but also more buildings behind the Yellow House…and right at the bottom of the street, I built the Cafe Terrace and Night Cafe. Sadly the owner couldn’t afford the tier any longer and so I bought my own Homestead. Now I was really buzzing, more and more paintings came to life and I landscaped the sim to resemble what I referred to as a ‘Mini’ Arles. Again I had to let this go after two years for reasons of malicious stalking.
One year later some people who had been to my homestead and loved what I had done there, invited me to build Arles on their full sim, pretty much all of the space at ground level. There were promises that it would be a permanent fixture but this wasn’t the case and so yet again I had to take it all down again.
Chelsea suggested I move to OpenSim and join the Littlefield community where you get 30,000 mouth watering prims to play with. This I did and after about 8 months, the new Arles has been reborn and this time around, it’s the best ever….I’ve reworked some of the old buildings, remade solid doors as opposed to alpha ones, even made completely new scenes, including a few surprises that you can teleport to.
I’ve even made a machinima movie showing the new Arles with a specially written soundtrack by Keoki Trask, a ‘new age’, ‘progressive’ composer. The movie as is the music, is called ‘Le Royaume du Arles’, ‘The KIngdom of Arles’ and already has some great comments said about it on my youtube channel. The movie runs in HD at full 1080p.
After so many tries at rebuilding, taking it down time and time again, I simply cannot face having to go through that again. It’s very tiring and disheartening and now this is the 5th and final time that I will build this….hopefully it will stay in Littlefield, something that the community here can be proud to own.”
Mud, 18th November 2014
Thank you Mudpuddle for sharing your creations with Littlefield Grid.