Saturday, May 31, 2008

Shoot n Shoot

Today I am practicing my photography skills with the lovely and talented miss Darling Propaganda. We're doing what I call a 'Shoot n Shoot': I shoot her and she shoots me in return.

I'm excited to get behind the camera to shoot a little tush and tits for painting reference, and it's always fun when she tells me what to do.


Monday, May 26, 2008

More Burlesque, this Wednesday 5/28!

Hello lovelies-

If you missed last week's Burlesque extravaganza, you have another chance to see me perform with the delightful Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers this Wednesday in San Francisco.

Details and ticket purchasing information below, I hope to see your shining faces in the audience!

Much love-
Sweet M'Alice


That's right kids! It's time for another Haute House Burlesque Review!!
Brought to to you by none other than BOMBSHELL BETTY'S BURLESQUETEERS!!!

Come one, come all to the Stage Werx Theatre, just off of Union Square, where
we'll be back to amaze and delight as you sit back and relax in cozy theater
seats while sipping your beer & wine and enjoying the spectacle. Quite a nice
alternative to crowded bar shows!

This month's showcase features performances by:

Bootsy la Rue!
Bunny Pistol!
Chi Chis del Fuego!
Ginger Snaps!
Holly Highbeams!
Josie Starre & Sneak-A-Peak Sally!
Kiss Me Kate!
Lida Fire!
Peaches N. Cream!
Ruby Fuerza!
sASSy Hotbuns!
Sweet M'Alice!

and of course,
The Burlesqueteers!

with Odessa Lil as our *thwack* Mistress of Ceremonies!

Wednesday, May 28th
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

Stage Werx
533 Sutter St. @ Powell Street
San Francisco

$12 in advance(will call only) @
$15 at the door

The venue is a small, independent theater, and seating is limited,
so buy your tickets in advance! Presale ticketing ends at noon on the
day of the show!

5/28, more boobies!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Performing my debut solo Monday!

I'm performing my VERY FIRST SOLO Monday night at Hubba Hubba in Oakland. This is Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers night with the silly and delightful Hubba Hubba crew. Please join us!

Details below:

Burlesqueteers Monday at Hubba Hubba!

Uptown Hubba Hubba is back this Monday, 5/19, with BOMBSHELL BETTY'S
BURLESQUETEERS! returning to shimmy, shake & grind their way into your hearts
and psyches.

Booze, Beauties, Funny Fat Guys & Rockin' Good Times for all!
Now that's a damn good Monday night!


Bombshell Betty!
Bunny Pistol!
Kiss Me Kate!
Josie Starre!
Miss Kittie Whip!
sASSy Hotbuns!
Ginger Snaps!
Sweet M'Alice!
The Burlesqueteers!
Zip the What-Is-It!

And everyone's favorite drunks/MC's, Kingfish & Eddie

Doors 9PM, Show 10PM
21 & Up w/I.D.

And as always, it's just FIVE BUCKS all night!

1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(1 block from 19th Street BART!)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pin ups x 2

I love this photo!!

It's Sweet Cheeks & Sweet M'alice.

Sweet M'alice & Sweet Cheeks


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Orphan Works Bill

Is it an issue for artists to worry about? I don't know. When I dig in and research it, there are a bazillion different opinions on it.

From what I understand, the basis for the Bill is it allows for people to use older creative works when the copywrite holder has died (for 70 years past their death) or where the original holder cannot be found.

Film makers, musicians, etc. can not currently use this material, but the Orphan Works Bill would allow works to be used if the user can show that they made an attempt to find the copywrite owner.

I'm not going to attempt to convey the concerns of the art public because I don't fully understand but I have found some links. So if you are an artist trying to decipher it, read these and decide for yourself:

There is a lively debate happening here:

If you want to send letters to your congresspeople expressing your concerns, go here:

And six misconceptions about Orphan Works:

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's going to be an exciting month

I'm already booked with:

• Burlesque classes & rehearsals
• A 'you shoot me, I shoot you' photoshoot with Darling Propaganda
• And a solo performance, woo!

When the hell I'm going to paint, I don't know. I do feel like all of this is equally important to the art that I want to it's ok.

I also have to be easy on myself because I'm going to spend two weeks devoted to making art next month in Moux, France.

Diane Olivier, my instructor and one of my favorite people, sent me the list of materials last week. We'll be using pastels, charcoal, possibly watercolors and if I have room I'll bring my colored pencils.

It's been a looong time since I've devoted this much time to drawing and I can't wait to see how my skills improve after the class.

We'll be staying in a house built in the 1860s, taking trips to draw in the countryside in the mornings and afternoons, and we have two days off to do whatever the hell we want!

After the workshop, Bill is meeting me and we are going to tool around the region either by car or train. We're going to decide how we feel when we get there. For sure, we'll spend a weekend in Aix-en-Provence and then some time in Barcelona.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fancy new camera, Burlesque and more!

Well hello people-

I just picked up a fancy DSLR this weekend, I'm no longer a point and shoot girl. Hurray!

I had been on the fence about whether to go Nikon or Canon and am very happy with my new Nikon D40. It was a great deal and came with two lenses: 18-35mm and 55-200mm

Now I have a ton of stuff to learn, but it is very exciting. I will be able to shoot my own reference for paintings! This has been a goal of mine for the last 6 months or so. While I have enjoyed working with different photographers to get pin up reference, I want to be able to express my 'voice' from the outset of a project.

The only way for me to accomplish this is to shoot my own gals.

So this is going to be an interesting exploration, the photographer has just as much work to do as the model, and I will be gaining confidence in this area.

Part of my goal is to shoot burlesque performers in motion. Pin ups are fun, but I really want to capture the movement and sparkle of costumes and the sass and tease of the performer. Along with my goal to shoot, I am going to perform. I've been taking classes from local Burlesque queen Bombshell Betty since October of last year and I hope to be performing with her troupe, the Burlesqueteers, sometime this month.

There is also personal growth that go accompanies all of these new things in my life, I've been discussing with my therapist (Susan) how to push back the fear that comes from performing. We've talked a bit about how actors accomplish this, one way is to access an emotion that is already inside and bring it to the front (despite the fear). This is something I find really interesting and hope to pursue it and blog about it as well.


Another goal is to finish all three 30x40" portraits by mid May. Self Portrait red nighty Work in Progress
I am going to put them up for sale, so if you are interested let me know!

Paypal buttons have been added to my website and that makes purchasing so much easier.

One last thing: stay tuned for an exciting project that I've been working on with artist Jessica Whiteside. We're co-curating an incredibly sexy Pin up art exhibition with artists representing Hot rod babes, Kink, Burlesque and Rockabilly chicks.

Happening February 09 at 111 Minna.