Thursday, December 30, 2010

An Enchanted Video

I just wanted to share a video I ran across on You Tube! I was so happy someone had done one for the sim and it turned out great :) The video below was listed under Sliennedunord in and filmed by Fleur2sable Tracy. I put the caption with the video right below it. Enjoy!

This place is fairy. It's an enchanted forest inhabited by unicorns. I loved to walk there, the atmosphere is magical. Elven Realm is a real invitation to sliennedunord

Friday, December 24, 2010


Myself and all the creatures of Elven Realm want to wish all our fellow Enchanted friends, including the Enchanted Dreamers group, Enchanted Keepers, and all Enchanted supporters a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season :) Thank you sincerely for all your support of the new sim, along with Friends of Animals, and also for spreading the word! This means a great deal to me :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fantasy Art Recognition

I plan to start featuring two photos, edited or unedited every week in the blog and also on the sim. One will be from within the Enchanted Flickr group and the other from the Finest of Fantasy Art in Second Life or All That Sparkles in Second Life Flickr groups. I will display both pictures on an easel and place it in the front area of the sim. I'd like to also keep them up, but move them to the cottage or castle (need to find the best place) at the end of each week, and display them all at once for a while, possibly the whole month or more. I plan to start this after the holidays, so keep an eye here on the blog and in Enchanted. I enjoy fantasy art so much and want to recognize those artists I feel do a great job, while also giving them more exposure in game and to people who may not be Flickr members. Thank you all again for all your support of the sim!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Enchanted Photo and Poetry Contest Winners!

I'd like to announce the winners of the Photo and Poetry Contests we had at Enchanted. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries, all were wonderful! All winners will be displayed in the cottage at Enchanted along with here in the blog.

FIRST PLACE: "The Kiss of Two Worlds" by Bright Leaf
Winner of a 1000L Studio Sidhe Gift Card

Contest Entry - The Kiss Of Two Worlds

SECOND PLACE: "Resting by the Brook" by Marius Drammond
Winner of a 800L Studio Sidhe Gift Card

Resting by the Brook

THIRD PLACE: Entry by Empty Inkpen
Winner of a 500L Studio Sidhe Gift Card

Contest Entry

Honorable Mention: "A Walk in the Forest" by Softpaw Sommer
Winner of a 300L Studio Sidhe Gift Card

Contest Entry A walk in the forest


"Fiery Summer courts Icy Winter"
By Jaylin Wytchwood and Marina Ramer
Winners of a 1000L Studio Sidhe Gift Card

Enchanted - Contest Entry: Jaylin Wytchwood and Marina Hyandi

On an Enchanted day in autumn
Fiery Summers eyes beheld
what was never seen before.
Icy Winter, new and fresh
covering the land with her frosty beauty.
So strange she was, so fair and tender
his heart went soaring high, and upon
wings of summers ray,
He went down to lay eyes upon the icy maiden,
turning fresly laid snow to water again, accidentally.

Her frozen eyes saw the fire fall and
watched Fiery Summer regard her
works, and melted them, and so she was angry.
Cold and loud like Winterstorm her voice was,
scolding him:
"What dares you burn my work, my snow, undo
my craft, delay my winters reign?"

Fiery Summer only smiled, for he has heard
what never he had heard before, her voice.
And love took his heart forevermore.
He knelt down and took her icy hand in his.
"Fair winter maiden, i am just the humble
summer, but my heart burns true...
Fair maiden, i need and... love you!"
Icy Winter regarded her suitor with wonder,
for only coldness ruled her heart
Long she stood there,
looking into Summers eyes,
estwhile her cold heart melted, and she
saw the fiery prince`s love,
strange and wonderful to her

Summer and Winter
Fire & Ice
Married in love, and they say,
since that moment,
Summer and winter changed in Enchanted.
The winters mild and friendly
The summers breezy and airy.
as one completed the other.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Grand Opening Success!

Collage by SeleneLily Galicia
I wanted to do a follow up blog on the Grand Opening we had November 20. What a day! We had a blast and it was a great success. We literally had 15 to 20 people on the sim all day and all evening long. What a wonderful turnout and now I think more know that the sim is here and hope they will return again and again :D I've noticed quite a few have posted pictures they took while visiting, and they're all beautiful. I just love to see everyone's talents and their favorite areas of the sim captured in pictures. I hope if you haven't already, you will enter our photography contest with some of those pictures. The blog before this one explains it all in detail. There's also a poetry contest going on.

Faery Sola of Studio Sidhe launched her brand new Unicorn multi-pose prop (5 poses) at Enchanted and it was very successful. She now has it available at her store, too. The pricing is amazing for all the work that was put into it...only 500L! We had other vendors on the sim that day, Simply Fae, Evie's Closet, Fallen Gods and Elvenbreath all participated. All the vendors were very generous and gave a percentage or all of their sales to our animal rights fund we donate to, Friends of Animals. The total we made from the vendors alone was approximately 20,000L! That is excellent for one day of sales! All of this money will be donated to the fund.

We also had a DJ who played at the sim for 2 rounds, 3 hours each. His name is Jack and he played a variety of music, anything from Enya to Rock. The second round we had quite a few out on the dance "pond" showing their moves. Even Squiffy the unicorn was out there dancing!

I want to thank my good friend, SeleneLily Galicia for her help hosting the Opening and also for helping with getting the word out about the Opening. Also, thank you to Faery Sola for all her hard work on the Unicorn and having it done in time for the Opening. She's become someone I consider not just a "business partner", but a nice and good friend in the process :) Most of all, thank you for everyone's support of the sim! I'm so glad you are enjoying it! I've heard so many different descriptions, "peaceful", "beautiful", "amazing", "so much put into it", "reminds me of my childhood", "like a fairy tale", and the list goes on. Thank you all and please visit any time!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Enchanted Photo and Poetry Contest!


Please submit photos taken at Enchanted of Elven Realm in the Enchanted group in Flickr:
Label your entries "Contest Entry" where the picture title usually goes, so we know you are submitting it. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes given! You may submit until December 5 and we will announce the winners on December 7.


Show your creativity and imagination and submit a fantasy-themed poem inspired by Enchanted! You may submit a notecard in SL to Natalie Montagne OR to my email at, Please don't forget to put your SL avie's name on the notecard/email! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given! You may submit until December 5 and we will announce the winners on December 7.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful artistry and imagination in pictures and on "paper"! Have fun!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

An Enchanted GRAND OPENING Saturday, November 20!

I know I've rather neglected this blog since Enchanted opened! I've been busy working on other things, plus have been out of town off and on quite a bit. I have something very special I need to tell you about. Yes, we opened Enchanted a while back, but never had an "official" Grand Opening, so we plan to do that next Saturday the 20th of November. I hope everyone can come :) Our major event is the launching of one of my favorite creator's (Faery Sola of Studio Sidhe) latest and most magical creations yet! If you're a fantasy buff like me and love beautiful and magical things, you can't miss this! Here is the slurl to the sim:

We will also have a photo and poetry contest you can enter at the event. There will be first, second and third prizes for each contest given away. All photos need to be taken in Enchanted of Elven Realm, plus poems written should be original, fantasy themed, and use Enchanted as inspiration :) I can't wait to see all that creativity out there! You may submit pictures to the Enchanted group site on Flickr. Please just type "contest entry" as the caption and upload the picture. You will have to join the group first, it is open enrollment. Here is the link:

As far as the poetry contest, please submit your poems on a notecard in Second Life to my avie, Natalie Montagne. You may also submit to my email at Be sure to put your name on them! Both contests earliest entry must be on the day of the event or after. We will accept entries up until December 5, and the winners will be announced on December 7.

We are planning to have a DJ off and on the day of the event and possibly some other things in store. A percentage of all proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of Animals fund. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Introducing Elven Realm's Enchanted!

On the bridge from light to dark

I've created this blog especially for events, happenings and special writings pertaining to my new sim, Enchanted. I've wanted my own region for quite a while and knew all along what I'd like to do with it. My vision was to create a beautiful, magical fantasy forest incorporating realism with a touch of whimsy. I think it turned out above and beyond what I envisioned and I'm very happy with it. Andrek Lowell (creator of Chakryn Forest and Bentham Forest), environmental designer extraordinaire, is who I entrusted in creating the sim. I believe with both our ideas, creativity and his designer know-how, together we've created a lush, dreamy fantasy land for the delight of all elves, fairies, pixies, nymphs, fauns, drows, wizards and yes, humans of Second Life. If I left anyone out, you are welcome too!

Rainbow waterfall and little chapel

Relaxing at the gathering spot

This amazing sim has a variety of "areas" to visit, along with hidden caves and places all over to discover. Alot of thought was put into placement and flow of each area. If I tell you every single must-see, it will ruin the surprises for you. A few of the areas are the mushroom forest, unicorn pasture, flower field, fae gathering spot, mermaid inlet, candy cove, and the dark forest.

The mushroom forest

The castle tower at sunrise

The premise of the sim is to serve as a refuge or sanctuary for the rare unicorn, dragon, and all other woodland animals. You will see many animals of all kinds scattered throughout the land. Also, a percentage of any donations given to Enchanted will be in turn given to the national animal rights advocacy group, Friends of Animals. There is a group you can join, plus we will have a Flickr group page to submit pictures taken at Enchanted and, of course, this blog site. There are also two quests that can be completed on the sim. Enchanted is definitely worth a visit and once you do, I think you'll want to return many times again!

The dark forest

The underground mermaid inlet

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