Surrealism Challenge

This week’s Monday Meme was inspired by the Designers United Event.

Meme instructions: Create an image in Second Life that has a surreal feel to you. Don’t forget to share your link in the comments and add your picture to the Blog Memes flickr group.

Surrealism Challenge

Surrealism is a literary and cultural movement that originated in the 1920s. When I think of surrealism, the first thing that pops into my head is the work of Salvador Dali. Surrealism to me is a hyper realistic blending of dream and reality. Second Life is the perfect playground to push that balance from dream to virtual reality. For a detailed explanation of Surrealism, you can check out the wikipedia page.

I had fun letting my mind wander and the first image in this post is what came out of it. The majority of the items I’ve used are from the Designers United event, but that’s not a must for this meme. You can use anything within Second Life to create your surreal image. I’m looking forward to seeing your creativity!

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.


I also quickly wanted to talk about the second image in this post. The skin and accessories I’m wearing in this post are from Glam Affair. Glam Affair has recently renovated their whole sim and now it is all mesh! It’s definitely a sim to visit. I have plans to take some awesome pictures of it very soon. Along with the sim renovation they have a plethora of new releases including multiple new skins, hairs and accessories. Check out their latest blog post for all the details and then take the SLurl and head on over.

*Skin: –Glam Affair – Angelica – America 02 D by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: (Fashionably Dead) Swept Away Hair – Brunette 2 by Toast Bard (@ Designers United)
*Dress: (Fashionably Dead) Swept Away Dress – Cream S by Toast Bard (@ Designers United)
*Necklace: (Fashionably Dead) Swept Away Necklace – Silver by Toast Bard (@ Designers United)
*Hair Flowers: Glam Affair – My Cute Roses Yellow by Aida Ewing
*Glasses: Glam Affair – Baroque Frame Glasses Chic by Aida Ewing
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Stilts: Maitreya * Hera by Onyx LeShelle (@ Designers United)
*White Chairs: Seven Emporium – Chair Pile! by Agustkov (@ Designers United)
*Black Chair: {vespertine- high tea vintage chair – dali elephant} by Amelie Knelstrom (@ Designers United)
Balloons: {what next} Balloons by Winter Thorn
*Pose: Diesel Works Fly by Rogan Diesel

47 thoughts on “Surrealism Challenge

  1. I think this is one of my favorites of anything I’ve done recently, and I hope you like it too.

  2. […] I took this set about two weeks ago, and by happy accident, Berry’s meme this week is about Surrealism. The instruction said to create ‘an’ image, but I’m a rebel and just had to go one step too far…or 9 steps too far, even. Sorry, Berry! Join in the meme here! […]

  3. Can I be a brat and put 10 images, instead of one? :D –>

    This was fun, Berry!

  4. I’m a HUGE fan of surrealism since my teen years so this shopping event was especially thrilling for me. I decided to do a homage to my favorite painter, Rene Magritte. And although I’m not technically a blogger, I thought you’d like seeing the result.

  5. […] This week’s Monday Meme is a Surrealist Challenge. […]

  6. […] my small entry for Berry’s Surrealism challenge. Almost all items come from the Designers United 5 […]

  7. My very first time! It’s great to become a part of this amazing community! Thanks for the marvelous stimulus, Berry!

  8. Holy Crud that was a hard assignment, but if you check my blog ( you’ll see that I cleverly avoided it almost in it’s entirety!

  9. This was tough! I love surrealist art but I rarely try to make it myself. Had to give it a try though :D

  10. […] is the very first challenge of Strawberry Singh I take part in and so I am really excited to show my results… I took the pictures at my own […]

  11. […] week Strawberry came up with a wonderful new challenge: ‘create an image in Second Life that has  a surreal feel for […]

  12. […] Escape is my contribution to Strawberry Singh’s Surrealism Challenge, and I highly recommend doing it, not only is it fun but it is always great to express your version […]

  13. […] meme is for today just in case I want to add it in here,” and what do ya know, it’s a Surrealism Challenge meme! 2 birds, 1 stone – […]

  14. I love the challenge and your picture for it, Berry, is wonderful! Here’s mine:

  15. Not sure this one meets the vivid light/brightness of true Surrealism, but:


  16. I’m so in love with this theme and look. When I went to the Essences sale, my head was in the ceiling. LOL

  17. […] my immediate thought was this could be fun..  You can get all the details of the challenge here.   To participate the instructions are: Create an image in Second Life that has a surreal feel to […]

  18. […] am not really artistic…in the sense of stepping out of the box. But when Berry’s Meme challenged us to do something with Surrealism, I was curious. While I can appreciate someone else’s art, […]

  19. […] Strawberry’s latest Monday Meme was at once both simple and complicated this week.  Meme instructions: Create an image in Second […]

  20. inkie Loudwater says:

    This one was fun going to step out of my box more often from now on

  21. […] Strawberry Singh’s Surrealism Challenge.. you can do it too!  […]

  22. can’t resist the Surrelism themed meme, here is the link:

  23. […] in Second Life that has a surreal feel to you. Don’t forget to share your link in the comments (of this post) and add your picture to the Blog Memes flickr […]

  24. Yes, I know I’m late. I got stuck in a Dali painting and just found my way out!

    (that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it)

  25. […] to inspire us bloggers to join in and have some fun with it. This week her meme was about Surrealism.  The meme is perfectly timed with the current round of Designers United, wich also has Surrealism […]

  26. I joined in on the fun! <3

    Love your post and pics! Beautiful! ♥

  27. […] decided it was time to jump aboard Strawberry Singh’s Surrealism Challenge that she posted for her Monday Meme Challenge. I have been reading her blog and enjoying the weekly […]

  28. I’ve been following Monday Meme for quite some time and always plan to jump in and play….. well you got me at “surreal.” LOL
    Although this was not exactly what I had envisioned I am nervously going to share it here :P

    Thanks Berry!

  29. […] took a little time yesterday for a bit of adventure. Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme this past week was all about surrealism and dreams – and the very cool Designers United […]

  30. […] meme is for today just in case I want to add it in here,” and what do ya know, it’s a Surrealism Challenge meme! 2 birds, 1 stone – […]

  31. […] meme is for today just in case I want to add it in here,” and what do ya know, it’s a Surrealism Challenge meme! 2 birds, 1 stone – […]

  32. Hi guys, I was so blown away by all your pictures, they were absolutely beautiful an creative. Thank you so much for participating. I have posted two new challenges since this one, hope you guys can participate. Details in my blog challenges category:

  33. […] seeing Berry’s Surrealism Challenge, my dear friend Jim and I decided to give it a shot! This being a surrealism challenge, we decided […]

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