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Today at the WOW Festival I stood naked on a stage with eight other women while 40 others in the audience drew us. I have many reflections to share, not least the joy of meeting and getting naked with, and in front of, a host of utterly fabulous women! A post on that will follow in the next couple of days…
But for now I am sharing this image. Of nine I came home with this is the only one that features just me, which makes it seem most appropriate for Sinful Sunday (although I can’t wait to share the others too!). The artist was Annabel Bentley and I think captured me really well, although it will be interesting to hear what those of you who know me and have seen the whole me think. The most remarkable thing is that we only held each pose for ten minutes so this image took just 600 seconds. What talent! Thank you for sharing it with me, Annabel. xx
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Sinful Sunday


  1. F Dot Leonora

    yes, this captures you perfectly, i am only missing your smile! xxx

  2. Heelsnstocking & YSL

    Wow, great drawing. Really like it and pleased that you shared it with us.

  3. HappyComeLucky

    That is a brilliant image. It has caught your energy as well as your form. It’s amazing what a talented artist can do in those short poses.

  4. Modesty Ablaze (@ablazingmodesty)

    Oh this is just fabulous . . . I mean the drawing AND the story . . . I wish I’d known about this!
    I can’t wait to read your post about it. This is just so lovely!!!
    Xxx – K

  5. Naughty Corner (@Josephine_KK)

    sounds like a memorable time, love this picture x

  6. Tabitha R

    Wow – that really is fantastic – so much energy and life in it! How wonderful x x

  7. mmalflic

    What a fantastic experience and lovely drawing!

  8. mariasibylla

    This is fantastic! I love the energy and beautiful wildness of the sketch and I love that you participated in this adventure!! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  9. theotherlivvy

    Gosh, this is amazing! It so full of energy and I love the colours. I really must try life modelling one day, can’t wait to read what you have to say about it! Xxx

  10. atiya

    Brave! And what an exquisite image!

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  12. Jack (and Jill) (@jackandjillcpl)

    Such a beautiful image. I admire your bravery and your willingness to put yourself in that situation; I’m not sure I’d have the guts.

  13. Molly

    I can’t believe she managed to create this in just 10 minutes because wow is it so good. I think it totally captures the strength of your stance as I can completely see you up there owning yourself in that moment and that really comes across.
    I am really looking forward to hearing more about your day, it sounded fabulous. How did you hear about it?

    • Exposing40

      I never miss the WOW festival – it goes in my diary ahead of work and family birthdays! – and they just happened to have life drawing this year. Run my @spiritedbodies – will link back to them in my post. Xx

      • Molly

        I want to come next time. I have followed them on Twitter in the hope that I can catch it when they do tickets for next year

        • Exposing40

          I’ll let you know. I am a member so get early options. Xx

  14. Sweetendirty

    This is beautiful. I have never had the talent for drawing, but I loved the Figure drawing class I took in college.

  15. becknoire

    Wow. What a piece of art. Love it. So glad that you shared this.

  16. sub-Bee

    I am so envious of this. Life drawing modelling is something I’ve always wanted to do but I’m too much of a fidget to sit still for hours upon end!
    I’m absolutely stunned that this only took 10 minutes, it’s fabulous!

  17. Twigs at 100AcreSub

    Oh I love it! The movement and the colours so alive and a hint of timid

  18. Marie Rebelle

    It’s gorgeous. Indeed, amazing talent 🙂
    Rebel xox

  19. sirslittledarling

    To me it shows confidence, humbleness, and poise. Hands down on your thigh not covering your delicate parts, relaxed body, head seductively down – it seems very intimate. The artist captured an innocent beauty quality. Really like this!

  20. Life of Elliott... and all that jizz

    That’s pretty cool. I would love to have done that, posed and see the drawings. And of course to be in the audience with nine naked women in front of me. I’m sure it would be hard to draw.

    • Life of Elliott... and all that jizz

      p.s. I don’t know you, but the drawing captures an alive spirit. I would love to read your post on the experience of posing and what it felt like.

      • Exposing40

        The post is on my blog a couple of posts up – it’s called ‘A Brush With Spirited Bodies’

  21. Angela Maree Barnett

    WOW. 600 seconds, that’s so talented. And what a fabulous thing to have on your wall.

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