Since dipping my toe in the water of life modelling back in October 2012, I think it would be fair to say that I have whole heatedly embraced it as a career.
I am now modelling several times a week most weeks. A few weeks ago I modelled 7 days in a row and some days had 2 assignments per day. Those days I am exhausted and by the end of that week my body ached.
You may ask yourself what is so hard about sitting still for 3 hours. I dare you to try it and not be sore.
Some weeks I have no gigs scheduled, like last week. That give me some time to rest and recuperate.
I have some regular groups that I model for and some people have been drawing me for years now. Others are thrilled to the first time to discover that I am a curvy model who is proud of her bulges and scars and stretch marks.
The artists are very complimentary of my ability to sit perfectly still for long periods of time. One once accused me of not breathing or blinking. Rest assured. I am breathing. And I think I blink. They also often ask me what I think about when I sit there. To be honest, I'm not sure.
Most times I think of nothing. Nothing at all. What a glorious feeling it is not to be worrying about something or someone, or making a grocery list, or remembering a phone call I need to make or an email I need to write, or tidying the house, or unloading the dishwasher, or nagging the children to do their musical instrument practise or my husband to clean out the garage (ahem!).
Modelling is the time where I allow myself to simply be. To be still and quiet while having your body turned into glorious pieces of artwork that is as unique and beautiful as each artist is an inspiring opportunity. They all see me differently. They all have different abilities and tools. They all produce art in their own individual styles.
I'm proud of my work as a life model. You should try it! If you want an opportunity, just leave me a comment.