Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm so Excited & I just can't hide it...

I am as happy as a clam, however happy that is. I have been squealing over this since last night!! As the title of my blog suggests, I am VERY excited, thrilled to death, overjoyed over some uber terrific news I received.Let me give you a bit of a back story. I am not so sure how long ago it was that I was introduced to the art of a very talented, sweetheart of a guy named Ricky Daniels. I was on a bbw forum, chubby parade I believe, when I first discovered his work. The sketches were of BBW pin-ups and other bbws dressed very burlesque in style. Even though, they were rough sketches they were wonderful. I was so impressed with this man's talent and passion. His passion for BBW really shines thru in his work. I thought he had quite a similar style to Les Toil, who I am a big fan of his artwork as well. Anyway, I commented on how I really liked what I saw on his posts in that forum. Many months later, he had posted more pics on another BBW forum,fat-forums, this time. I recognized his work almost immediately.I noticed on one of his posts that he had his own blog, so I decided to check it out and I was not one bit disappointed. I was in awe. I enjoyed looking at his variety of artwork and began following his blog.

You will definitely want to check out his blog. It is well worth it if you are an art lover or BBW lover. So anyway, fast forward a bit and we come to the part I am literally giddy over. Ricky Daniel's Big Girls Sketch Blog recently celebrated it's first anniversary and Mr. Daniels himself decided he wanted to change his blog logo for 2011.He was looking for a model to be his BBW pin-up girl in his logo. And just guess who was chosen??! (points at self lol) ME!!!! Well, technically it is just a drawing of me, but still you get what I am saying. I can't tell you what a thrill and honor it is to be drawn by this man. He emailed me the sketch and I was just speechless. He says he thinks it might be one of his best works yet.WOW! He was happy that I liked the sketch but the man has no idea!! I am ecstatic. He made my day/week/month!! I feel so silly like a school girl babbling on and on but I feel so privileged for my likeness to be drawn and especially by an artist that I like and respect so much. It is a rush to be immortalized in pencil. (or whatever medium he uses) I wonder if Mona Lisa felt this way when Leonardo told her he wanted to paint her. lol

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