Sunday, July 26, 2015


Welcome to my virtual abode.  Hope you enjoy your stay.  Here you will find resources for Austin's open studios and generally anything that would help a fellow model out.  Also, if you'd like to become a member of Paloma Art Models Guild, the form will be provided here shortly.  I'm somewhere in Indiana, but if you need anything all you have to do is knock (email) and I'll help y'all in Austin out.  Welcome.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow Art Models Guild

Hi there, I've finally settled down in the lands of winter.  Places where seasons exist.  Come join me in my little adventures.

Miss you.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Got lost again.  Cornfields are always good for that.

Driving in Indiana is almost like losing your way in a field; on either side of the road there are fields and fields of corn with a slight chance of alfalfa.  The upside is that I'm learning the roads instead of using a GPS.  But until I learn where 121, 35, 1, and 570 go; I'm lost.

I was in Piqua, Ohio today and will gladly be there tomorrow.  Yesterday, I got lost on the way back from Indianapolis (known here as Indy) and landed a ways North of my town, Winchester.  Today I was a lady and asked for directions, but still got lost.  I'm learning and racking up a lot of milage.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This post will be entirely about cars.  For those like me, who cannot tell a Chevy from a Subaru, leave.  But if you have the slightest inkling on how to make it as a model in the midwest, stay.

My odometer currently reads 87633.  I live in Winchester, Indiana which is a blessing in many ways, but in terms of my car it's a midway point for all my gigs.  Last Thursday I drove to Indianapolis to model at the Indianapolis Art Center - over 42 miles one way.  That trip definitely puts the drive to Georgetown from Austin in perspective (44 miles roundtrip).  I model in Piqua, Ohio which is about the same milage in the opposite direction.  It's kind of a blessing for you that I don't have the exact milage to each gig, but I write it down in a notebook in my car.

Why? When I was filing my taxes this spring I got $400 back for the miles I drove in 2009.  I read somewhere that the government pays you 25 cents per mile driven to contracting work.  If you model for ACC, you are a contractor and should write it down.  I got a savings account out of it.

I'll keep you posted on how my car is doing.  Her name is Pelirroja Peligrosa and she got me to Indiana for under $200. According to Jalopnik if you buy a Chevy Aveo, you can get a free Autobot.  Wish I had known, my boy loves Transformers.  Have a good day. 87633.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Changing in a public bathroom sounds as bad as it is.  I usually use the handicap stall since it's larger and sometimes has more places to hang garments.'s not that great.

With that said, I am happy to announce that the university I work at, IUPUI, has a changing room with lockers and a couch to sit on.  We are a lucky bunch!  I've always day-dreamed that the University of Texas would have at least a folding screen that art models could change behind.  I remember changing behind a chalkboard which was a half-baked idea: it only covered my breasts.  Changing in a storage room at ACC is not much better.  Students accidentally come to get supplies while you change.  And again, not everyone has this modesty of changing, but for those who do they should be covered, for lack of better words. 

I have no power in Austin, you do though. 

Image via Lassco, for much cheaper versions try these.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I don't think we're in Texas anymore!  I haven't written you all for the state of flux I've been in.  Everything's changing, and when that happens I get shy.  Don't ask me why.  I just can't change in front of people.

With art modeling there's this a. you're naked on stage or b. you're dressed.  People with clothes on don't get much attention they've got their armor on.  Being naked in the art scene is ... not really sexy, so I'm not nervous. I'm the figure they have to stare at and draw accurately.  But changing, oh my! For me at least I can't do it in public.  It's my modesty.  Another art model I know can't wear a bathing suit.  That's her modesty.  I know it's weird but it's partially why you haven't seen me on this blog.  There has been a lot of change.  I'm in Indiana now and all set up. Miss you.

PS Paloma Art Models Guild is now being headed by Kelli Bland in Austin. More details to come.  Take care.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

spring habit.011 fat and sex

There was a poetry reading I went to in Oxford.  I couldn't stop laughing.  The reader more of a slampoet or lyricist, the way he broke out into verse.  Basically FAT and SEX were neurotically repeated the way the magazines bombard you at the grocery store checkout.  This magazine boasts of 25 ways to have better sex.  Wait! No!  Let me tell you all of his secret fantasies!  No, no they got it wrong.  Lose weight and feel better naked in 2 weeks!  Only two weeks!  What do you have to lose?

Your sanity?

I know my boss reads this.  That's what any good boss does: keep tabs on her employees' public information.  She's powerful.  Perhaps it's because she can run four stores and keep it all together, maybe it's that she is so stern with employees, but mostly she works her ass off, and encourages everyone else to do the same. She's curvy like me. My point is with all this is, please don't worry about your weight when there are far more important things to deal with.  Maintain a healthy weight, put on five minutes worth of makeup, and wake up!

Men don't worry about their weight half as much as women do.  They have more important matters to worry about than their beer gut, hopefully.  Recently I have to catch myself looking at my dimply thighs and realize ... why the fuck are you doing this? It's ten o'clock, finish what's on your to-do list ... and I'm happier that way.  I finish things instead of obsess and waste time.  Time that I could be earning money or enjoying a good book.

You look fine ... really.  I know I can't see you, but I know most of you don't art model.  We've got clothes for a reason and they should be altered to suit you, not the reverse. Perhaps this is my anti-beauty message, and perhaps it's what happens to you if you devote too many hours a day to beauty.  I kinda lost my peace.