I think Rick Castro may still have a price tag of $3,000 on this. You might be able to talk him down if you’re very nice and ply him with expensive tea.
I’m a little nervous. If I had a very stern Mistress, I might be in for either a severe flogging with a tree branch, or be forced to clean behind the stove. While it has been an awesome year, there has not been as much new art as I would like. Before I looked back, I was a little nervous about the year I’d be reflecting on. Looking back, I can thank Rick Castro and Antebellum gallery for some of the best art I’ve done this year.
I wanted to do a Fetish Artist Favorites 2015, where I’d say who was my pick for best fetish art Instagram site (Colin Christian, with Keith Weesner coming in second), best fetish web comic (Girls With Slingshots barely getting it as Danielle stopped new strips this year, honorable mention to Oglaf for their guest comic on Oh Joy Sex Toy), you get the idea.
There would have to be a section of favorites called But I’m A Little Biased. Best LA fetish event would be DomCon LA, best fetish venue in LA would be Lair De Sade (with Sanctuary coming in a very close second). Of course, and back to the point, best fetish art gallery in LA would have to be Antebellum, run by Rick Castro, but, I’m a little biased.
It could be said I’d be doing just as much or more artwork if it wasn’t for Antebellum, but Rick’s shows led me in different directions than in the past. While the paddle project was started last year, thanks to Antebellum’s Broken Heart art show, this year was when I really got to show off what I could do with the paddles and wood.
Click here to order the Beat My Valentine Bondage card from Etsy. Also coming soon as a paddle.
How can I forget. My first sale at Antebellum was in 2015!
Thanks to Antebellum, I’ve also been working on more fetish art with men. That’s been a challenge and the exercise has made me very happy. It also made things easier when going into the Tom of Finland art fair in 2015.
This piece has been condensed into a greeting card available on Etsy. Click here to order.
Speaking of Tom of Finland, this piece got started at a Tom of Finland workshop. I was inking it in at DomCon when Mark claimed dibs.
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This original was commissioned by Rick Castro for Antebellum. It’s still on display.
In 2015, I not only did one, but both SMUT events at Sanctuary. It was a hit and I had a blast. All systems are go for 2016!
This is what happens when I’ve done enough pieces to start playing with parts and put something different together. I got a request at SMUT for the 50 Shades Girl on a greeting card. I wanted to add a little something more, so I began putting in elements from other pieces.
This rounded out my work for events at Antebellum this year. While I like doing new pieces, I got to show off some of the older fetish artwork I had, including Wings Wetted Down, a pair I’m very proud of.
So, that’s it for 2015. Once again, a special thank you to Rick Castro of Antebellum, Tom of Finland Foundation, Forced Womanhood Magazine, Domcon, SMUT, Sanctuary LAX and Instigator Magazine, which will be featuring my new paddles in their first 2016 issue.
I’m already off to a good start on 2016. Tonight, I’m working on more stuff for Club Wick, I got three listings posted on Etsy, and had a special dinner tonight of Mongolian BBQ with noodles for long life, spinach and golden fried items for wealth, and pork for good luck.
Happy New Year!