How to interpret what she says

Posted in Art, Painting, Rant, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Master Nick

No means no.

tgarden4web-master_nickOf course, “No,” should be self explanatory. (I paint images of women in bondage, and even I know to respect a no.) Yet people get this wrong all the time. In fact, “No means no,” is getting to be an old expression, specifically because so many apparently still need the lesson repeated. And it doesn’t end there. Do you know, there are a few other subtle and not so subtle cues which some still miss? For those who may need a bit of clarification, don’t worry. I’ll walk you through them. Continue reading

Criticize or Create

Posted in Art, Nude, Painting, Rant, Stage and Screen, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by Master Nick

What do you want to do?
Have you ever spent an hour and a half or more watching a movie only to find afterward that you wanted your time back? Have you ever thought, “My five year old could’ve done that,” regarding a painting in a gallery? Have you ever finished reading a novel not because you enjoyed it, but because you’d started to read it, and you bloody well finish what you start? Have you ever heard music that just plain irritated you?

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Burlesque and Hipsters

Posted in Art, Burlesque, Fashion, Flyer, Rant, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Master Nick

Fashion, like painting, writing, dancing and making music, is an art.

Master_Nick-BBBR-indie4webThe following solely represent the opinions of me, Master Nick, and do not reflect the views of the any burlesque troupe so far as I know.

I’ve created a great many flyers for burlesque performances. I want my flyers to convey at a glance the sort of experiences we’re hoping to provide, and perhaps be works of art in themselves. Most themes give me something to work with, at least a seed from which something specific can grow. But this is not always the case.

I stripped the flyer for last night’s show of my usual artistry, and took it down to bare essentials. Why? Because the theme was “Indecently Indie”, a tribute to Indie music. 

What is the look of indie music?  Continue reading

Indecently Indie Tuesday Night Tease TONIGHT

Posted in Art, Burlesque, Erotica, Events, Flyer, Grins, Music with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Master Nick

The Bodacious Bombshells Burlesque Revue brings you delicious dancing and sultry striptease set to indie music!
UPDATE! Comedian Robert Berry has just joined the lineup!

★ Raven LaRoux as your Mistress of Ceremonies
★ A bevy of bodacious bombshells, of course
PLUS peruse the unfettered fiction and explicit art of
Master Nick!
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Suppressing Imaginary Nudity: Update

Posted in Art, Erotica, Fantasy, Horror, Nude, Painting, Succubus, Writing, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2014 by Master Nick

Master_Nick-Rise-AboveSwarmI recently wrote about hearing from Facebook that one of my posts had been reported for nudity. To recap the salient points, it wasn’t my post but rather a reply to my post, and there was no nudity. Still, FB went on to say, “We’ll review your post in the next few days. If we determine that it doesn’t follow our standards, it will be removed.” Since then, some FB gatekeeper has apparently imagined nudity where there was none, and removed the post.

I didn’t think censorship could become any more ludicrous, but here we are.

By the way, the artistic nude Continue reading

Nudity? What nudity?

Posted in Art, Burlesque, Fantasy, Horror, Nude, Painting, Rant, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Master Nick

I’ve been spending less and less time on Facebook, in part because I’m focusing my time and energy on writing my second book, and also because Facebook is now utterly pointless. Here’s one more step on Facebook’s march ever deeper into irrelevancy.
I still log on to FB from time to time, mostly wrapping up the last of my business there and moving it all to
Master_Nick-RecaptureToday, FB tells me that, “Someone reported your post for containing nudity.”

I hope to include a number of drawings and paintings as illustrations in my next book, and I have a great many finished and posted already. I’ve been hit repeatedly for the unflinching nature of my work. Upon receiving word of this report, my first guess was that the self-appointed morality police had once again made an arbitrary distinction between art and pornography, and decided that one of my paintings fell on the disreputable side of the line.
Still, I’d barely been on Facebook of late, so I could not guess which post had raised some stunted person’s ire. Seeking clarity, I looked back at the post in question. Continue reading

Burlesque Meets Indie Music

Posted in Art, Burlesque, Events, Flyer, Music with tags , , , , , , on June 29, 2014 by Master Nick

INDECENTLY INDIE: A Tuesday Night Tease

On July 22nd, the Bodacious Bombshells Burlesque Revue brings you delicious dancing and sultry striptease set to indie music!
★ The ravishing Raven LaRoux shall star as your Mistress of Ceremonies with Co-emcee Libertine the Obscene!

★ ALSO STARRING: Sugar Cheeks ★ Persephone Pon Farr Belle Du Jour ★ Jenna Jezebel  ★  Bella Blue Eyes ★ Batty Brûlée ★ Penny Weiss ★ Dulcinea Discordia ★
assisted by our charming Chickadees and gorgeous Guy Fridays!

PLUS peruse the unfettered fiction and explicit art of
Master Nick!

Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21 and up! 
Which room?
Witch Room
1815 19th St. Sacramento Ca 95811
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