Our truly twisted night with Rebecca Nagle!

(photo by Jen Swanson)

I honestly believe Rebecca Nagle has to be one of the best models we’ve ever had.  Just look at that pose above.  Just LOOK AT IT.  Goodness gracious.  Rebecca did one pose after another that if you had asked me an hour before I would have told you was impossible to do while precariously perched on one of the Windup Spaces’s tables.

Admittedly, while it was happening I was more nervous than a long-tail cat in a room of rocking chairs, but when it was done and she wasn’t dead or hadn’t snapped in half like a twig, it was amazing.  I think it’s the only time I’ve ever heard the crowd gasp or have a sudden intake of breath at every pose.  With each successive pose I found myself mentally reviewing how to make splints, how to talk responsibly to a 911 operator while tanked (a valuable skill every Baltimorean should have), and wondering if we had an emergency contact for Rebecca.

I needn’t have worried though.  Take a look.

(photo by Jeff Schock)

(photo Jen Swanson)

(photo by Jeff Schock)

(photo by Jen Swanson)

(photo by Jeff Schock)

(photo by Jen Swanson)

Ashleigh Haddad

(photo by Jeff Schock)

(photo by Jeff Schock)

(photo by Jeff Schock)

By the way, we had two photographers this session, Jen Swanson and Jeff Shock, who took all these lovely photos.  (Jeff took all the ones after this point, so I’m going to stop labeling them.)

Our first contest was the opposite hand contest, where if you’re right handed you draw with your left, if you’re left handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidextrous you should ask Paco Fish to teach you how to juggle and not waste your skills CHEATING AT LIFE.

Anyway.

The two winners got mystery concoctions from Russell.

John Brewer

John Brewer

Brian Dugan

Brian Dugan

Ashleigh Haddad

The second contest was the best incorporation of Marcel Marceau since it was his birthday.  Marcel Marceau was a mime or something.  Mimes suck, but apparently Alexis thought he was important.

The prize was Ragnar’s Kings of the Road, generously donated to us by Baby Tattoo Books to give to you because they’re neat.

Brian Dugan

Our last contest was the best incorporation of whatever accessory was included with the Munny donated by Atomic Books, which was a placard on a stick, a picketing sign if you will.

Obviously Atomic Books is also neat.  Check out their awesome Munny show—Vinylmore, Munnyland–which you can still see if you check them out at Falls Road just off the Avenue in Hampden.

Ashleigh Haddad

John Brewer

Special thanks to Rebecca Nagle for doing an absolutely heart-stopping (almost literally) job, to Bill for holding down the fort at the door, Jeff and Jen for photos, Russell for slinging drinks and records, and of course to generous sponsors for this session, Atomic Books and Baby Tattoo Books!

Our next Dr. Sketchy’s is Monday, April 12th, with Viola Van Wilde of Gilded Lily Burlesque for a special Twin Peaks themed session.  If you never watched Twin Peaks, don’t worry, all it means is you’ll get to see Viola wrapped in plastic.

She won’t be dead though.  At least I hope not anyway.  We try folks, but we’re only willing to go so far.

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One response to “Our truly twisted night with Rebecca Nagle!

  1. Viola Van Wilde

    Hahaha. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your old-man simile (long tail cat/rocking chairs). I’m going to ask you to start describing things every time we hang out now.

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