Pre-Order an autographed 1000 Avatars book by May 31st

Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it.”
– Laura Mercier

What started out as a set of 100 portraits to help illustrate the idea of online anonymity, has turned into a documentation of Second Life avatars at a challenging time of our virtual history.

The portraits record a moment in the lives of more than a thousand people who are, to me, fearless. These people have put themselves out there into the brave new world of virtual environments as explorers – explorers searching for anything and everything. They are amazing, creative, soulful people who I am so honored to have in my project.

I have collected these portraits into two printed books. Volume 1 of the first 1000 avatars photographed will be released on May 31, 2011.

Dedicated to my dear friend, the late Delinda Dryssen, “1000 Avatars” is a fine art book by Kristine Schomaker, aka Gracie Kendal.

It is a 160 page softcover book, 8″ high by 10″ wide, printed on premium quality paper to show the portraits to their best advantage.

Tuesday May 31, 2011
5-8pm SLT

at the new 1000+ Avatars installation at CSU Nothridge…                           


“1000 Avatars” lists at $62.95 USD plus shipping (see below) All copies ordered through me by May 31st will be autographed by Kristine Schomaker/Gracie Kendal.

You can reserve your signed copy by sending $62.95 USD plus shipping to my Paypal account at

$5 North America
$11 Europe
Please contact Gracie Kendal inworld or by emailing for shipping charges to other parts of the world.


20 Comments on “Pre-Order an autographed 1000 Avatars book by May 31st”

  1. SpaceCase M says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations!

  2. CONGRATZZZZZZZ!!!!! Gracie!

    love you, always,


  3. Mary Anne Clark says:

    Proud to be included in your project, Gracie! I’m going to suggest your book for our library! All the best — Max Chatnoir

  4. […] I’ve pre-ordered the RL book, and you can too! […]

  5. you did a ton of work and i admire this book! congratz!!!!! i am too focused on playing with a drawing ap on ipad lately…… and putting my art on tshirts….. hmmm. a book…. ponders the idea……

  6. i still want to paint and draw avatars…. do you think any of the people from this project might like to pose?

    • Heya evelyn… I’m not sure… if they would or not… you know.. check out Dr Sketchy’s drawing workshop, I think it’s every week.. they do sketching workshops using avatars as models. I think they are on Facebook too 🙂

  7. are they all just back poses? no front poses? i just bought the book.

    • Thank you so much!!!

      Yea, the book is all back poses… I did a lot of thinking of whether to out front poses in, but first it would be changing the focus of the project, from where it started in SL, since the walls in the installation are all backs. I wanted the book to mimic it. Second, there would have been way too many pictures…LOL

      Have a good day!!!

  8. […] along to the launch party for the “1000 avatars” book event tomorrow evening starting from 5pm SLT/PDT in Second Life hosted by Gracie Kendal. Congratulations […]

  9. Mairead Beck says:

    good luck with your party sweetness posing for the project was an honour for me although I cannot attend the party as its too late in the night for me in Europe I wish you all the luck in the world x

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  11. Tillie Ariantho says:

    And now a book with avatars front facing the camera. 😀

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