Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sofa-bound at the Flying Dutchman

Mainly monochrome this time, more so than usual. Some of these will get a wash of colour. Just concentrating on line at the event, no room to splash around with inky washes.

I sustained a sofa injury at the Flying Dutchman - wedged into the edge for four hours - was limping the next day. My other blog is called 'Drawing from an uncomfortable position' so I'm used to it.

Sometimes I can't bear to watch. And sometimes I flake with tiredness.

Subjects: Kitty Rea and Isabelle Hanikamu, Nina Russ and Missy Fatale, Dry Sin and Billie Rose, Skinny Art, Avalon and Jenna Switched, member of the audience.

Trying out new pen - Platinum 3776 soft fine

And some are too long for my scanner...

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Whither bound?

No one looks at this blog for the words so I'll just go into free fall for a bit.
Will I have to flee my country with diamonds sewn into my corset? Or shall I stay here? But where is here? There is no here here any more. 

Who was my paternal grandfather? No one knows. I could have had a whole new nationality to play with.

The pavements still look the same but I feel like an exile in my native land.

This visit to Bound at the Flying Dutchman in Camberwell is the first time out of my own home that I've felt relaxed since the aberration. The referendum.

Here, it's about acceptance. People have come from all over to observe the conventions of tying up other people. It's neat, with rules and safety shears. A girl from Berlin kindly has the same conversation with me that she's just been having with all her English friends.

The lighting is an odd colour, which I don't realise until the next day, when I see that ink which I thought was black turns out to be a harsh blue. So some of my drawings jeer at me in a National Front kind of red white and blue. I try to modify it with black.

I'm so stressed I give someone a beard which he doesn't have - forgive me.

Tonight's subjects: Red Lily and Elisa Farnese; Jonathan Ryan and Oryx; Dark Shibari and Kitty; Cad and Afsana; KoiKuNawa and Isabell.

More pictures if you scroll down.

Too big for my scanner