Within the last 24 hours or so the Bellisseria Continent has increased it’s land mass again by 40 new regions with a huge new addition of Squishy Pickle II regions east of the new continent.
This is very exciting news for the whole Bellisseria community. The top part of Squishy Pickle II the Moles have already built new homes, houseboats and some of the roadways. There are new water lakes going down south. Can’t wait to see what else the Moles build have in the works next.
Squishy Pickle II comes at a excellent time because the Bellisseria continent (known as SSP back then) first appeared on the grid back in mid August 2018.
New developments happening on the original SSP continent
There is a underwater sunken houseboat in Millers Pond on the new Bellisseria continent in Second Life. The only way to access it is by using a space suit or divers suit because of the high pressure that builds up.
Tansee Resident and Riannah Avora have started a new interesting movement recently to try and keep the LEA alive in Second Life. They have formed a new group in Second Life called LEA 2.0 The New Future – Save LEA ! which is worth joining. The group was formed to find positive people who are willing to share hopeful suggestions.
120 members have already joined the new LEA 2.0 group which is a good start and hopefully hundreds more will join in the weeks ahead.
Join the group today (free) and help save LEA!
Join Group to SAVE The LEA Sandbox, AIR grants, Core grants and the future of SL Virtual Art and Creativity. Be Proactive . This is an opportunity for “Positive” voices to be heard and be a part of the continuing growth and innovation of virtual art and creativity at LEA with dignified and equal respect to all concerned artists. Please Be specific with your suggestions . Offer reasonalbe solutions Send Notecards to Rianna Avora Baron or Tansee
On 25th July Tansee Resident and Riannah Avora apparently sent an email to Patch Linden and Derrik Linden about the new group effort to save LEA. Suggestions and ideas will be sent to Linden Lab next week.
The hope now is for the lab to respond back with an agreement which would be amazing news for the Second Life community and most importantly the LEA community. A new committee with fresh eyes and abilities will likely be formed soon if the lab accepts. If Linden Lab don’t reach an agreement then this will be deeply sad news indeed.
In LEA2 its now showing a message saying support LEA 2.0 on the map. Yes I totally agree everyone needs to come together and save LEA from closing down next month.
Please spread the word and lets make a positive difference as a community.
On Thursday 18th July the Linden Endowment for the Arts Committee announced that the LEA regions in Second Life will be officially closing down at the end of August 2019. The LEA Land Grant was closed by Linden Lab back in January 2019. Just a small number of the committee stayed on to administer the LEA Core regions for the remaining grant commitments apparently. Those grants are now coming to an end and the decision has been made to shut down at the end of next month.
The Committee of the Linden Endowment for the Arts regrets to inform residents of Second Life that the LEA regions will be closing at the end of August 2019.
In November 2018, the Committee decided that the best way forward was for the members to step down, and allow Linden Lab to revamp or re-organise the program, with new members if they wished.
At that time, the bi-annual Land Grant (the AIR regions) were shuttered. A small number of the Committee stayed on to administer the Core Regions until the remaining grant commitments ran their course. Those grants are now coming to an end, and therefore the LEA will be closed at the end of August 2019
It will be sad to see the LEA program be closed down and it will be missed by the Second Life community. LEA was founded back in 2010 then had it’s first events in 2011. The arts community and Linden Lab have shared a successful venture (exhibitions, programs & events) over the years showcasing the very best arts on the grid. LEA inspired a huge number of people to participate over the years in promoting arts in Second Life.
I think Linden Lab should start a brand new program after LEA closes next month to support the arts community showcase their amazing work. If the lab decide not to continue support then it would be very sad and a huge mistake. Today there are so many talented artists that would love the opportunity to showcase their work in Second Life.