Genre: The Big Band Era

Genre designers are having fun this month with a theme that is admittedly out of the comfort zone for some of us.  I took inspiration from old photographs of women in my family attending afternoon dances at Elitch’s Garden in Denver, back in the 1930 and 1940s when they were young. And, of course, all the wonderful old movies on cable. The images, the films are monochrome, but I can imagine the color – and I bring you color in “Five O’clock” at Genre.

Spyralle Presents Five O'Clock for Genre

Spyralle Presents Five O’Clock for Genre

These fractals are right out of the Mandelbrot set, from somewhere down on the east peninsula of the largest bay on the south side, zoomed way in, of course. The bubbly texture is a Gaussian Integer layer. The farther in you go, the more flowery it gets.

Mandelbrot with Gaussian Integer bubbles

Mandelbrot with Gaussian Integer bubbles

There’s lots of tweaking that goes on between what you see here and what shows up on Spyralle’s Five O’clock – layers that were tried and not used, alternate color palettes, blend modes, rotations, repositioning, etc. Some of the images I use have been undergoing development and evolution for years. This group of relatively simple flowery Gaussians is based on work going back to early 2012.

Hair – Elikatera Looking in Brown 06
Skin – Curio Jewel Ruby 1 in Honey [Dark] – no longer available I’m sorry to say
Eyes – IKON Sunrise in Egyptian Blue
Shoes – Schadenfreude Razzle Dazzle Casinelle Shoes
Poses – oOo, from the 1920s and 1930s collections

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Archaea Eden

In exclusive premiere showing at Eden Rising, first round of The Co-op, mesh jewelry from Spyralle, in the spirit of ancient times…

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0305

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0305

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0312

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0312

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Spyralle Archaea Eden 0307

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Spyralle Archaea Eden 0320

Archaea is available as a set of necklace and earrings or as separate pieces. The discount price is good until the end of the event.

The fractals are varied colorings from the series I call “Monkey Mask.” There is one more color that I did not have room for at “Eden Rising.” It will join the others later at Spyralle.

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0317

Spyralle Archaea Eden 0317

 

 

 

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Orrery in Love To Decorate: The Magazine

I’m thrilled to have my work included in the new issue of this gorgeous publication! Art Scene editor Quan Lavender suggested the Orrery panels would be striking in light colors suitable for spring – so I made some! See page 170!

http://issuu.com/ltdmagazinesl/docs/ltd_magazine_mar_apr_2014

Spyralle Orrery Panel in the LTD gallery at Aakriti Arts

Spyralle Orrery Panel in the LTD gallery at Aakriti Arts

Here is the Iris & Cream version at the gallery show of all this issue’s Art Scene items. The new Orrery colors are exclusive to the gallery during this exhibition.

Spyralle Orrery Panel Lilac & Moss

Spyralle Orrery Panel Lilac & Moss

Spyralle Orrery Panel - Strawberry

Spyralle Orrery Panel – Strawberry

What appeared electronic and futuristic – or mechanical and steampunkish – in the darker renderings takes on a delicate organic quality in these lighter palettes.

Spyralle Orrery Panel - Lilypond

Spyralle Orrery Panel – Lilypond

Will these new colors translate to more Orrery for your home and garden? I am feeling inspired…

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Genre: Merfolk

Genre goes underwater for the March-April round, spilling treasure in all directions.  Spyralle offers these finny headpieces. They are unisex, mod, unrigged.

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece - Blue

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece – Blue

Original mesh and original fractals by Kerryth.

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece - Dawn

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece – Dawn

The stylized spiral and ripples suggest whirlpools, shells, curling horns.  The base formula is another old public formula from the Fractint days. Most of these are one layer; some have a decomposition overlay for added color depth.

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece - Shell

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece – Shell

The hair is Siiri from Emo-tions. The top and scales are part of the lovely Lumina Nymph outfit from Evie’s Closet. The skins are Mokatana by Glam Affair in Petal (Waverider Blue) and The Visitor by Curio in Petal Dark (Dawn) and Nebula (Shell and Surf). All poses from from the Avantgarde Line 1 set from Di’s Opera.

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece - Surf

Spyralle Waverider Headpiece – Surf

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Archaea

Spyralle Archaea Necklace Purple Gold

Spyralle Archaea Necklace Purple Gold

Archaea is a low tech version of the Wearable Comm Hub necklace introduced at Futurewave – because I thought the form looked ancient as well as futuristic. Archaea wraps gold around a spiral in enamels.

This introductory piece is available for a limited time in the 25-4-25 Hunt for March. Additional colors will be arriving soon.

Spyralle is under construction this month, so things are a little disorganized while we work around four ongoing hunts, and new releases are waiting on the new space to be finished.

The old main entrance will remain. The new main entrance is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/83/45/31

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The Romance of the Airship (Steam IX)

Spyralle Airship Pilot's Navigational Mask

Spyralle Airship Pilot’s Navigational Mask

The gears turn in time to the waltz, and you are mysterious and dashing.

Steam IX the Hunt runs through March 31.

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Twisted Hunt – Spring, 2014

Spyralle Sparkle Halo Mask - Multicolor

Spyralle Sparkle Halo Mask – Multicolor

More fun with mesh and scripting! The halo wreaths your head with flickering stars, free for the finding in this month’s Twisted Hunt. (And I’m not nearly evil enough about hiding things, so I move them around…) For Twisted Hunters, an all white Diamond version is included. Do NOT reset the scripts.

The fractal started as a simple Julia, but it’s drawn with an orbit trap algorithm in an asteroid shape. A little tweaking and we have one four-rayed star, just perfect. About 400 of them are sprinkled on the halo.

Hair: Elikatera Shine in Brown 04
Skin: Curio Jewel (discontinued)
Top: League Seashell Blouse in Cream
Eyes: IKON Sunrise in Egyptian Blue

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