I discovered that our local art facility offered a non-instructed life drawing class in which artists could show up with their favorite sketching media, pay a fee, and be provided with a naked model for three hours. I wondered what it’d be like to be that model, so I rode my bicycle down there to employ. They hired me on the spot and asked me to cover the course for the following Saturday.
It is typical of me to leap before I look, and so on the way home I began to realize that I had no idea what an artwork model does, since I ‘d never been to this kind of class. Im not just a graceful girl. I never took ballet or gymnastics in school. I ride horses and go camping and backpacking. So when I got home I made some phone calls and located a school art instructor who gave me some tips over the telephone. That Saturday I showed up to find about 15 adults milling about drinking Starbucks. Following the initial introductions, I stepped up on the little stage and disrobed to started my first ever models. The funny thing is that I was incredibly nervous all morning until I took my clothes away. Once naked, I felt relaxed and comfortable and might feel myself taking charge of things. It was wonderful!
A few days after the school art instructor called me back to see how things had gone. I told beach hunters ‘d loved it and that several of the artists had commented that I was the best model they’d ever seen. She said, Great! So come work for http://tvamateur.net .
Ill see you next Wednesday. After that my phone was nearly calling off the hook from various other instructors with job offers. I wound up modeling all around town for a little over two years until I retired from it to god-fearing my time to a fresh horse with discipline issues that required a lot of attention.
All-in-all it was a amazing time in my life that left me with many fun stories to tell when I’m a little old lady at the retirement home.