Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting
Kiki Jonston’s “Blackest Eyes” featuring a beautiful crow, one of many crows and ravens in the group Corvidae – SL. With 347 members, there are plenty of gorgeous pictures among the 2200 pictures in the group. Corvidae, or corvids, include ravens, crows, rooks, as well as magpies, jackdaws, jays, nutcrackers, choughs, and treepies.
But if you say corvid, most people will think of ravens, rooks, or crows, and that’s what you will find in Corvidae – SL.These are some smart birds. This month, researchers found they make statistical inferences and can understand analogies. They know what they know and can think about it. They have self-awareness, something humans like to think is their province.
For more of these clever birds across Second Life, click here:
Winter Greystone has “Eleonora” looking as though it’s Edgar Allen Poe’s desk perhaps when he wrote “The Raven?” There is a gorgeous quote from Poe about dreaming during the day. It begins “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night…” There’s more, click on through to the picture.
Alexa Boura’s “Secret Garden by Cica Ghost” is one of the many pics that show us corvids can be lighthearted as well. They can be generous. A friend of mine gets frequent gifts left on his back porch by a neighboring crow, year after year.
Corvidae – SL is a great group. It’s well-moderated, keeping the pictures on topic. I love that Second Life Flickr has so many crows they have their very own group. Check your picks, if there are corvids, join the group and add them.
All images copyright the various artists
Suggest images and Flickr feeds to Cajsa: Cajsa’s Choices is devoted to unique, artistic, and innovative virtual world-based images and screenshots that showcase the medium as an art form and Second Life as a creative platform. (Generally not images that fit on this Bingo card.) To recommend the best in virtual world imagery, tag the picture with #CasjaNWN or tag Cajsa Lilliehook by adding her to the photo.
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.