Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
Becca Ordinary’s image “Hope Is the Thing With Feathers” is anything but ordinary. I love how she captures the idea of the poem in a way that takes note of the birds, but goes in another direction. It’s imaginative and truly captures the spirit of the Dickinson poem. And poetry is what inspires Becca’s work.
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This picture is called “The Road Home” which might seem paradoxical. Do you see a road? But again, she was inspired by a poem. In this case, James Wright’s “Northern Pike.” Here is just a small part of the poem
We prayed for the game warden's blindness.
We prayed for the road home.
We ate the fish.
There must be something very beautiful in my body,
I am so happy.
Northern Pike, James Wright
“Let Me Begin Again” is a gorgeous landscape with a fabulous composition using the Rule of Thirds. Like many of her pictures, the title comes from a poem.
Let me begin
this time knowing the drumming in my dreams
is me inheriting the earth, is morning
lighting up the rivers.
Let Me Begin Again. Major Jackson
Becca Ordinary has not posted anything since January 2022. I wish I had come across her work sooner, while she was still working. Many of her pictures are tied to blog posts about the place where she took the picture and her musings on Second Life, art, and life. She called it The SLuggle and there she posted in January 2023. I love the name of her blog. Some of the SL neologisms are okay, but The SLuggle is brilliant. This is a SL lifestyle blog, not a fashion blog. There’s even a post about bowling.
All images copyright Becca Ordinary
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Cajsa Lilliehook is a sixteen year resident of Second Life, where she owned a photo studio, spent several years as a DJ at The Velvet, and for her first SL job, cleaned up prim trash. She co-founded and runs the It’s Only Fashion blog with her best friend Gidge Uriza. She also has a book review blog, Tonstant Weader Reviews and a cooking blog, Single Serving Recipes. She spends a lot of time researching and reporting on Republican sexual predators. In her first life, she is a retired grassroots leader who has worked for economic and social justice issues most of her life. She is also the minion of a cat named Nora.