May 14, 2010

Hey Friends,
It's been a gooooood looong while hasn't it!
Well I'm not dead.

I went on a much needed extended hiatus.

And now I'm back.
but not here.

I moved out of Japan.
Now I'm in Australia.

New country = New blog

Swing on by for a cuppa and some catchin up!

March 9, 2009

throwing a bone

Just a little insight into my master plan.

November 30, 2008

Sketchtastic Week in Review

Hey Art Monkeys,

It's only been a week since the 1st Annual Dr. Sketchy's Exhibition Party and it feels like a lifetime ago.
The lights.
The glitz.
The glam.
It's a story told best with pictures.

Photos by: Gianfranco Chicco

November 22, 2008

Party of my Life

This is it!
This is what all the hard work has lead to.
This day!
It's not Christmas or my birthday and I'm soo excited I can hardly sit still.

I haven't slept or eaten properly in days and yet I'm on a natural high. I have no idea how it's all going to turn out but I am filled with such joy and pride and lust for life even if it all falls on my head I have had such an amazing time on this journey. I have worked with my very best friends and made a few more. It has been a labor of pure love for sure and there are no words that can truly express the appreciation I feel for all those involved in making the Dr. Sketchy's Exhibition Party a reality. You've made all these tiny thoughts into jeweled realities and I am truly moved.

To all the artists, models, dancers, staff, volunteers and supporters of Dr. Sketchy's Tokyo THANK YOU!

Lady Elle

November 17, 2008

Dr. Sketchy's, Tokyo Exhibition Party

Only 5 more sleeps until the big Dr. Sketchy's Exhibition Party and I can't hardly wait. Visions of dancing feathered ladies and Sketchtastic eye candy swim round my head and the excitement is best expressed through song! Check out this vid from the Dazzle Dancers that pretty much sums up the mood on Saturday night!

Saturday November 22nd
La Boheme on Kotto Dori
¥2500 +1 Drink (RSVP)
¥3500 +1 Drink at the door

November 13, 2008

Keith Olberman...

Gives it to you straight with no chaser.
Right On!

November 7, 2008

Hoop Video of the Day...AGAIN!

I was pleased as punch to learn that I was hoop video of the day again on Mostly because this time I wasn't trying so hard. Hooping at Glitterball this year was truly a dream come true. It was on my vision board and everything! There is something about this moment in history that makes me feel like anything and everything is possible.


Sketchy Drink Names

If you were a cocktail at sizzling hot burlesque exhibition party what would your name be?

Dr. Sketchy's, Tokyo is now holding court and taking your suggestions.
Be clever.
Be creative.
Be down right crass.

The chosen few will win bragging rights for a Sketch-ternity.

Debauchery is the name of the drinking game!

The winners will be on the menu at

in Aoyama at La Boheme on Kotto Dori on
November 22nd
Time 9p-2a
¥2500 +1 Drink w/flyer or reservation
¥3500 +1 Drink @ door
more details here.

photo by: Martine Cotton

November 4, 2008

Re-inventing self

Move over Madonna.
Usually the meglomaniac in me only uses this site for my own self-indulgent admittedly mastabatory personal pursuits but I just HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO share these photos of one of my very dearest friends Deanne "SuperStar" Tonking of

Recently she modeled for a variety of fashion photographers in a shoot that is the equivalent of a photographic jam sessions and the end result is a hooping portfolio worthy of any album cover this side of the Tachikawa! Truly breathtaking, stunning and unequivocally GORGEOUS. Deanne, this past year I have watched you radiate energy like a phoenix and you haven't even hit your zenith yet! All I can say is that I love it and I want more of it!

Photos by: Rampant Gian