Friday, 5 December 2008

Good etiquette

Its an odd profession, being an Erotic Artist. I recognise it as being odd. This week for example, a man I'd never met before came to my house, and within an hour of walking through the door, he's stark naked. That's got to be odd, hasn't it? He also announced, before he got naked, that the only woman to see him naked, was his wife of 48 years. And now me. So it was a big thing for him to do. He said he felt trepidation before he arrived. I can understand that. It may be normal for me to be around naked people, but not everyone else is used to it. But after an hour of us chatting, and getting to know each other, he felt comfortable about taking his clothes off, and I politely turned away whilst he did. He settled in the seated pose we'd previously discussed, and we chatted whilst I drew him. And by the time I'd finished the drawing, he felt totally at ease, to the point that he was happily naked whilst we discussed the next pose and went straight into it. This pose was his choice, as he wanted a lying down pose. So he lay as he had envisioned the pose, and asked me what I thought of it. I said quite matter-of-factly "Well, I can't see your genitals in that position" which amused him, and he shifted his position slightly, so that I could. He sniggered about that comment, as I drew him. And I said that I had presumed that was the point of the pose, that I could see them, and draw them accordingly! And he agreed, it was! We chatted alot about many subjects, he's a very interesting man whose lived an interesting life, and likes to try new experiences, which is why he finds himself in his 70's naked in my house!

He rang me the next day to say how pleased he was with the pictures I'd done of him, and the experience of it. Which was good to hear. He said he'd been in a local shop that morning and said to the shop assistant who he knows quite well "I was in this woman's house yesterday and she said to me, 'I can't see your genitals with your leg in that position'!!! "......... Mmmm... I think he's going to be getting a lot of mileage out of this new experience! It also turns out that a very good friend of his is another artist who I know quite well, and they are going to be having dinner together with their wives before Christmas, I can imagine that over the soup he's going to be saying "I was at this woman's house the other day and she said to me.... "I can't see your g....."!!!!

12 comments:

Luka said...

Aw, you have made that chap's Christmas! He can use that anecdote over and over again.

I think your profession is fab - beats working on the checkout at Tesco any day.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetie....heheheh. You had me laughing an giggling. Yes, he will get many miles out of that experience.

I think it's cute that he only has had his clothes off in front of his wife and you.

Will this be a Christmas present for his wife? hehehehe. What a wonderful present.

later sweetie...hope youhave a wonderful weekend.

Nolens Volens said...

Hehe ;)

Jackie Adshead said...

Luka - I think I have, yes! It certainly amused him greatly.

Thanks, yeh it is a bit different to working at Tescos....... You don't meet many naked men at Tescos do you?! (and that's possibly a "good" thing!!)

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - I'm glad I amused you. And yes it was cute about him not taking his clothes off infront of any other woman but his wife and me.

Its not a present for his wife, I think its a present for him celebrating "life" and being vibrant and alive.

Jackie Adshead said...

Nolens Volens - glad I amuse.... :)

Indigo said...

I think it's amazing that we as human beings can embrace life at that kind of age, and should take a leaf out this brave mans book, now is for living... taking another step in another direction, exploring new beginnings, well done to him, and you for making it posible for him to be naked with another woman and not feel wrong about, it is after all art, for you ... for him... celebraton.

hornymaleuk said...

Jackie

I can directly relate to his experience! The first time we met I was uncertain about posing naked. But we talked for quite a long time and looked at some of your work, and I soon felt comfortable enough to take my clothes off for you.

People sometimes ask me what it is like to pose naked. I usually reply that the worst part is undressing. I think it has much to do with knowing that it is not a sexual encounter.

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Yes, it was great that he wanted to explore new beginnings, and celebrate life. I was delighted to be able to help him make that particular journey. But he's told me since that I helped him to feel at ease whilst I was drawing him, and I think that was very important. But equally I had to feel at ease in his company too.

Jackie Adshead said...

Hornymaleuk - Yes, I know you can relate exactly to this, since you've posed for me before. I can understand that it is mentally difficult to deal with, but it isn't a sexual encounter, and a lot of people presume it is! I look at a naked body in exactly the same way that I look at a vase of flowers, looking at the best way to set up the composition, the angle of lighting, colours, style of painting, lines and shapes.

Trixie said...

At least he's got your name out and about with all that mileage!

Jackie Adshead said...

Trixie - Yes, that's a good point, he did, didn't he!