Kaleidos Hope, the creator and owner of OtherSkin returns to sponsor the Faire. She shares with us the stories behind her new releases and her creative themes and wishes. You can read more about Kaleidos in her last year’s interview.
This is your second year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you return and do it again?
The Fantasy Faire is indeed the best event grid wide. Last year, I made the decision, to support it in the best possible way. It’s not only the feeling of a return at home after a very long travel, it’s as well the charity and the altruism, to change world, who stands behind this wonderful idea of sharing the love and passion for fantasy.
Are there any common, continuing themes in your work, items that belong together, or is each creation a separate entity?
*laughs* This is a good question. Yes, there are indeed themes, who return in my work. For me creating is much more than doing an article or something who sell, being an SL creator means for me talking about my soul and my inner truth.
My most popular theme, seems to be the wish, being in good health. But continuing here, strikes me as a very depressing direction to talk about. I am glad, being still a part of the SL creator world, with some small and new releases after long breaks from time to time. 🙂
What are you bringing to the Faire this year? Give us some sneak peeks or teasers!
This year I continued to work on the idea, publishing some special items exclusively and only on the running Fantasy Faires in Second Life.
The 2015 release “Cured” and as well the 2016 release, called “Prophecy” can be bought in the OtherSkin booth on the “Blackmoor” SIM.
– hear my voice –
The story behind:
Once upon a cure, there was a woman, she was wise like the spirit of our ancestors, she was benevolent, kind and warm hearted.
She always told the truth and she was able to take a look behind the veil of time.
Not like the most clairvoyant women, she was admired and welcome.
She wore the greatest honor and the greatest burden, proudly and graceful:
“The beard of the wise woman”
One stormy and rainy night, while the wind howled around her small cottage in the desert and the flashes streaked through the darkness, like one idea was running behind the next one, a young man knocked on her door and she welcomed him with tea and some food.
After he was warmed up, he started to cry on her shoulder:
He traveled all so long and far, has visited so many towns and met so many faces, but all was senseless, there was no cure for his sick and beloved wife.
He asked the wise woman of town for consult.
“I will tell you an old and nearly forgotten story”, she stared to talk with her warm and friendly voice:
“There was a bird, gold like the sunbeams, his voice brought out the sweetest melody, that made your heart shake, he was elegant, proud and full of love and gentleness.
He slipped out of it’s egg into a world made of gold. There was only light and peace, who surrounded it’s life. It was a good life he had, without pain and diseases, it was so good, that he has forgotten, that there was darkness, he came from. Each day was a reason to live, to enjoy and to laugh. He had many friends and was closely linked with everyone, especially his family.
He loved “The Empire of Light” and his favourite amusement was, to discover it and thought, he knew every corner and each place of it. But one day he knew, he was wrong.
He flew away out, it took days and he flew further and much more further, till he reached the border of the empire.
His eyes blinked as he noticed something different. His mind wasn’t able to express, but there was something he never met before. It’s hard to explain, how you feel, when you notice something, you never thought it could exist. His heart was beating and he started to shiver, but he gathered all his courage, he was able to find and flew directly into it.
Suddenly, all the light was expired, he was belted by absolute darkness. He wasn’t able to see and his eyes needed a long time to adapt to. He flew deeper and deeper into the other world and with each beat of his wings, his heart was beating heavier. A flood of pain, fear and loneliness went through his body. All these emptiness and longing filled his eyes with water and a tear curled softly out of his canthus and fell noiseless into the dark room.
He became observer of the metamorphosis of his own charity:
The tear turned into a white and silver shimmering bird, who screamed out a beautiful noise,
during it’s own birth. ”
“Today we know this bird as bearer of hope, as messenger of peace, as enlightener and as our cure, who comes to us into the deepest and darkest night.”
“I see this bird waiting behind the veil”, the wise woman told the young man.
“Waiting from the beginning, to be reborned again and again.”
“Thus will it ever be!”
What are your favourite fantasy realms?
Fantasy realms are unlimited and timeless, diving into other worlds, means setting your soul free. I love them all, how shall I commit myself on only one direction, if there are so many ideas, to express yourself and your feelings? I am a very versatile personality, who love as well trying something new here and there sometimes…
What are you looking forward to most this year in the Faire?
I think the most stirring time for me will be the set up and visiting all the great Fair designs. I am as well curious about all the beautiful releases, who will be available and made with love and devotion by all my fellows. I hope, 2016 will be a successful event, with tons of donations and many content customers and participants.
Thanks for your time and passion Sonya, it was again a pleasure for me, to talk to you!
Thanks as well to everyone out there, who decide, to read this small interview!
Thank you, Kaleidos, for taking the time to chat with us. Thank you for bringing your passion into the fight to find the cure!