Sunday, January 18, 2015

I adored Bettie Page Reveals All

I started watching this documentary thinking that the whole Bettie Page thing was overplayed. She reminded me of too many rockabilly ex-boyfriends and too many girls who throw an obsessive amount of time into looking exactly like a 50's pin-up--an endeavor I find admirable, but also, mis-spent, in terms of movable, touchable sensual energy.

But the film was so well-told! A great deal of it was narrated in Bettie's rich Southern voice, from interviews done with her after she turned up in Florida, decades after her photos defined Americana eros.

"Bettie Page is revolutionary. The symbol of joyous, sexual freedom." It's true, I realize now. To me, it is not so much how her body looks, but what her face conveys when she poses. The impossible sexiness of well-rounded happiness, of delight....


I am ready to re-watch it! Want to join me?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year, my tidbits!

I hope you had cozy and relatively non-stressful holidays. I got so tired from entertaining family over Christmas, that I was down with the flu for some days, but then i magically rallied at 10pm New Year's Eve and thanks to magic dust, a blanket and a kindly entourage of friends, I ended up dancing barefoot on Central Ave in my leopard-striped fishies. I petted a lovely couple, they were wearing boas and next thing I know, they were wrapping me in their glittery feather.s, sending me off with the gift of fluff. Eventually, the friends and I traipsed home and fell asleep, disrobed, in a pile, as the sun was rising. on the bay.

The new year feels quite blank and open. Like, how will I ever finish writing my book? Who will I meet in Arizona? What is to be made of the silvery airstream trailer, that reads Unlocking Awareness: Portable Labyrinths. iI has been parked front of my place for days?  I watched Von Thiers "Nymphomaniac" when I was sick and found it to be self-punishing crap. Sensual awakening is nt about hard drive. It is about nuance and learning to play and be open again. I am in love with my body. Things can be gentler, less serious, more real...How accidental it is that any of us is alive? We can all be doorways for each other. xoxoxoxox

Contemplating the layout of new erotic art collages.



 A fur vest I got for Christmas makes me much of the creature!


Toro!

 Deciding to cloud bathe.




Sunday, December 14, 2014

the right to have winter with fruit on the bottom

The title of a failed poem I wrote under grey San Francisco skies. In Florida winter, the light is cut like quartz, freed from the heaviness of its summer heat. It is still sultry though...an elegant, floaty warmth. Come dream into that exquisite arch with me.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL through Dec. 31 2014. Call to find out!


Monday, November 10, 2014

bB has a carnivalesque time at the Dali museum


The carnivalesque (as oer Shmoop.com):


Ready for funnel cake? Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin sure was. He used the word carnivalesque to refer to moments when traditional rules and order are put aside, the world is turned upside down, and the routines of daily life are suspended. The term comes from the carnival celebrations during which people in Catholic cultures wear masks and have massive street parties right before Lent—like during Mardi Gras. The carnivalesque can indicate excitement, revelry, danger, and a certain topsy-turviness to the way the world works.
For example, all of the spells and enchantments in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream create a carnivalesque atmosphere for the lovers, in which the normal rules of life just don't apply.

 This barker is stepping on a lamb chop. There isa key, a key to my heart! Incidentally, ground lamb and rice is my new favorite dish. I will make it for you on our date, if you wish.


Bring your lyric appendage and I will give you the docent special.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two things to rhapsodize about today

TLDR's episode, Ask Leah. If you don't know TLDR, it is an NPR podcast series that stands for Too Long Didn't Read. TLDR being old chat roo m slang froma time when the internet was just one big community of nerds-in-the know. If I have a side job, it would be to do what Leah did--give love and intimacy advice to techie geek teen boys (before it was cool to be them). I suppose I would have to travel back in time for that, though.

And this: Sex Workers International Arts Festival in San Francisco, late May 2015.  Who wants to hire me as their tour guide/erotic art companion for this event? I have a ton of exciting friends i can introduce you to there! And if I can get a grant to go (from you!), I will definitely working on performing at the festival.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Heaven Was a Dallas Whore


Somehow, I never heard this Cash song until now.  It speaks to me about the big brothel in the sky where I eventually, hope to live.

Hoping to get an artist grant to go to San Antonio, work with vets, even. So Texas fellas, be thinkin' on me.