Dr. Sketchy's of White River Junction has had two sessions now, so I thought it would be a good time to do a quick review. Our first session was "Hobo Chic" featuring Adora and Dangeresque, with entertainment by Fraea. I had about 15 attendees and, after paying the house, the models, and my babysitter, I just about broke even. I got a lot of positive feedback and made some new friends. Most of all, it was a really fun time. The artists who attended came from all walks of life, varied skill levels, and had different perspectives on the models. Dangeresque and Adora performed beautifully, holding difficult poses and allowing their individuality to shine through. I was proud of what I had accomplished, although I have to add praises for my team, without whom it would have been a disaster. My friend Leigh jumped in to be our MC, Jon is our photographer, and my wonderful husband is around as "security" and basically anything else I need. I can truly say that I could not have pulled this off without any one of them.
Our second session featured Annabelle the Clown and Funbags McGee as our models, plus a third clown, Bella Buttons providing additional entertainment. Again, the girls were wonderful; there is really no way for me to emphasize how much fun this session was. The clowns were great models and it was fun to watch them work the crowd (such as it was). I haven't seen MC Leigh laugh that hard in a long time. A local reporter showed up, and I believe he was both bemused and amused by the whole thing. We didn't have a great turn-out, though, which was a bit of a disappointment to me. I'm sure our bartender, Dave, would have liked to have sold more drinks, but even he was having so much fun that he is planning to ask his boss if he can work all of our sessions.
It's been a really great experience so far and I'm looking forward to seeing where I can take it.