I saw my mate Lucy Felthouse, the erotic writer last night. Isn’t it funny how a job description can be seductive? Mmm….. I like having a friend who’s an erotic writer, probably as much as some of my friends enjoy introducing me as their friend “the erotic artist” and waiting for the various reactions!!!!
It’s a while since Lucy and I have seen each other so it was good to have a girly chat and talk about what we’re both up to in the world of erotica. She’s as busy as I am with various projects, and we both are very similar in how we tackle work and try to promote ourselves in the hope of finding more work. I know for instance, that neither of us have time to watch television, because she’s busy writing, and I’m busy with my art. She asked me how I was getting on with the “Fantasy Fanny” paintings that I started work on six months ago, and I told her I’d had to, very reluctantly, put them on hold whilst I did dog portraits (yes, I know, hardly the same thing, BUT if someone wants a commission, I’ll do it, whatever the subject matter!). I can’t wait to get back on to working them, they’re a really exciting project!
And there were plenty of other things to chat about, whether certain images I’d seen in a book were erotic or not (we seemed to have more or less the same opinions on those!), whether certain practices were deemed erotic or just plain disgusting (and you have to bare in mind that we are BOTH VERY broad-minded on this subject, so I won’t go into details of what exactly we both found disgusting!), whether uniforms are erotic (Yep!!!!!!!!) and how we both show attention to detail on our work, so that we can we confident that we’re showing the best possible version to the rest of the world. She also made me smile when she said that some people think that everything she writes about has actually happened to her. Wow, lucky girl, if it’s true! But, some people just don’t seem to grasp the fact that she can create a fantasy and portray it as a story. I wonder why. I presume that people don’t make the same assumptions with my paintings. Or do you?
So, all in all, it was a great night and we found loads to talk about, as we always do. And I don’t think we mentioned the price of butter once…….