My very dear sl sister and friend, Mimmi Boa, is the featured model in the very last designer post from my event POE5. Here beautifully elegant Mimmi is showcasing the lovely skin gift from Blush Skins as photographed by the gifted Skip Staheli. This exquisite gift from Blush is a fine example of the many beautiful and fabulous gifts that were offered during the Peace On Earth hunt by nearly 200 of Second Life’s most generous and creative designers.
It seems fitting to end this year with a post featuring Mimmi because she graced the very first poster for the POE back in November of 2008, just a month before she would be crowned Miss Virtual World 2009, so is a nice way for me to bring these 5 years full circle. That is Mimmi, 4th from the left, representing Italy in the first photoshoot for Peace On Earth hunt.
A lot has changed about SL since those days and there are usually at least two dozen hunts a month now. POE has to compete with all sort of events for attention, but still we manage to rise to the occassion and all because of some extremely generous, talented, and caring people understand the importance of giving back to their community.
Thank you to all of you from sponsors to designers to blogers to hunters you all contribute to the special feelings of togetherness shared during this holiday season and this event and i wish you all many blessings into the New Year!
Founder of Peace On Earth Gridwide Hunt
Cinders Vale, our host, will be talking to Sequoia Nightfire and ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat of the Peace on Earth Hunt, now in its fifth year! She’ll be hearing all about their plans for what is probably one of the best known hunts on the Second Life calendar.
There is a beehive of activity at Sequoia Nightfire’s place. For the fifth year, Sequoia is stirring up her holiday magic to bring together the largest grid-wide hunt of the year, the Peace on Earth Hunt (POE5), which begins December 1.
Every year, I look for a notice from Sequoia saying that she has had enough, she is worn out, and she can’t do it anymore. But, like “The Little Engine that Could,” she just keeps right on chugging along.
And every year, the hunt gets bigger. Sequoia tries to keep the number around a manageable 200. Last year, she had twice that many applications. Obviously, many people were disappointed. I was disappointed when some of my favorites from previous years did not make the final list.
Because of this heavy demand to participate, Sequoia is making this year’s hunt “by invitation only.” She and her crew are scouring the grid, looking for unique stores of quality designs (General and Moderate only), and checking the status of stores from previous POE hunts.
But Sequoia has a strict guideline for choosing stores for the hunt. You gotta be the best, or be different, or be amazing. Be something no one else is, and you have a good chance of being asked to join the hunt.
POE5 – And the little engine keeps on chugging along, and the Peace on Earth Hunt tradition continues.