1st Place: Jarrod Beck for House 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
2nd Place: Ororeia Resident & Kyra Nachtigal for House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
3rd Place: House 5: Aja Direwytch for Barn House by RVi Design
In addition …
We invited the competitors to submit stories to go with their homes, if they wanted to, and several did. You can read these stories by clicking on the signs by the gates of each house. We were so impressed by the stories that we decided to run a second competition for the best three stories.
These will be judged and the results announced at the Final Lantern Ceremony at 4pmSLT on the roof of the theatre on Hope 3 – when we all ride the Lanterns (more details about that to come).
And that will be followed by a party in the gardens of the Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo (designed by undercoverlady), dj’d by DaveOSaurus.
DerGirlo juggles an artistic nature, a philosophical soul and a scientific nature. A modern renaissance gal who has actually worked those type of fairs. She loves nature, books, walks, motorcycles, photography, as well as art and creation in all it’s forms.
She’ll be talking to Saffia about her store, Flying Arts. Eclectic and sometimes eccentric offerings of food, furnishing, fashion, fun , buildings, photo props, landscaping and more. Flying Arts creates whatever catches the imagination and offers it up to enrich your enjoyment of Second Life.
We’ll be seeing some of this at the Talk tonight – and DeGirlo will be offering a special gift from Flying Arts for one lucky winner of our prize draw (open to all attendees)!
Photos of the individual houses by Wildstar Beaumont
The fourteen homes on Hope 3 now all have decorators – and until 26th February, the decorators will be at work. After that you get the chance to vote on their efforts!
Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.
There are fourteen houses in nine different designs.
House Numbers 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels House Number 1 will be decorated by Arween Whitfield House Number 8 will be decorated by Jarrod Beck
House Numbers 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes House Number 2 will be decorated by Dictatorshop House Number 9 will be decorated by CaraTriple
House Number 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes House Number 3 will be decorated by Dame Roxan
House Number 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven House Number 4 will be decorated by Ororeia & Kyra Nachtigal
House Numbers 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design House Number 5 will be decorated by Aja Direwytch House Number 5 will be decorated by SeXXXy Bliss (Silent Hope)
House Numbers 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses House Number 6 will be decorated by Kaerri Rae House Number 13 will be decorated by DevinVaughn (with assistants Akira Voorhees, and Fullpleasure)
House Numbers 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites) House Number 7 will be decorated by Prokofy Neva House Number 14 will be decorated by Mrs Sterling
House Number 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven House Number 10 will be decorated by Gem Henley
House Number 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes House Number 11 will be decorated by Alec Rogue and Roshy Aura
Timetable: February 13th – 19th – people applied for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate. February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best. March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!
We will be posting more details about the house builds as our decorators share them!
2pm SLT: Sandi Glas will be talking about her stylish and elegant homes and the romanticism of working in an old fashioned way – with prims.
She’ll be demonstrating some of the techniques she’s developed over years in Second Life.
And in addition, there’s a special prize to be won! Sandi is offering a place in a draw for everyone who attends the session, with the prize being a fantastic Natane Home (which you can currently see on Hope 3 in the decorating contest). Who would want to miss that?