It’s stuck me recently the huge effect these “Fantasy Fannies” have had on people – especially women. And the difference between them and anything else I’ve painted EVER before. I’ve painted loads of things in my life – and hope I continue to do so – and I’ve had some wonderfully positive reactions to things I’ve painted – tears of happiness, tears of recognition, acknowledgement of emotions or past happy memories, wonder at techniques for painting eyes and capturing the soul of an animal, wonder at the likeness of a favourite pet, excitement at secrets hidden within a painting, joy of erotic experiences captured in my artwork. All positive, and personal. And to a point, I know that its because the person who has seen the painting I’ve painted for them, knows me a bit as a person too. Even the bloggers who have bought artwork from me, know a bit about me from my blog, or website. They may not know me as a person, or would even recognise me if we were to meet face to face, but they know me a little as a character.
And then I unveiled the fantasy fanny “Queyntes” on my blog. And sat back, and waited quietly for the comments…… And boy, was I surprised at them – at the fact that complete unknown bloggers came to look at them, through other bloggers pointing the way through their own sites – “There’s Jackies artwork- go and have a look at it!” and they came, in their droves to look. And see. And comment. And email me. And…………. to ask me to paint theirs too. Wow! What interest!What a response! What HAVE I done I wondered? What HAS my artwork done? And you know what – its done exactly what artwork should do
…………………………. it’s spoken to you…………………….
Its touched a nerve, its made you think, its spoken to something deep inside you, its made you happy, its made you want to join in. Its touched you…………
And that is what art should do. And its MY art that’s done it. And most of you don’t know ME as such, so my personality is of no concern, its my ART that has done it, standing up, on its OWN. And I find that AWESOME.
And the fact I was voted in the top 3 for Sugasm too, for the first time, just adds to the Wow factor…….