Saturday, January 7, 2012

POLL: What's your favorite position?

The Kama Sutra is famous for its varied positions in which a couple can enjoy the rigors of sex.

Porn movies are famous for trying to incorporate (dare I say stuff?!) as many positions into one scene as possible.

Romance authors get to use words to describe all sorts of Tab As into Slot Bs.

Question is: In real life, what's your favorite sexual position?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Temptation Thursday

Temptation Thursday features gorgeous images of whatever resonates my inner naughtiness.

Today, I'm sharing an image of Hugh Jackman. The man is hot in just about anything, but garners lots of purrs from me as Wolverine in the X-Men movies. This picture of him, though, is intense and seething with layers of "do you know what I want to do to you?" <happy sigh>
What do you think? Like it or hate it?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The art of the Pin Up

I love pin up art! My favorite is stuff from Gil Elvgren. This talented artist created over 500 oil on canvas paintings of women from the 1930s until 1972. His compositions were always tasteful, playful and innocently sensual, even when displaying overt nudity.

I'm not sure what it is that draws me so much to his work, but I have all sorts of calendars and prints and saved images of his work. Sometimes when I'm working on a project, I'll flip through the file just to get a visceral reaction.

Gil Elvgren "Easy to Handle" 1948
Mr. Elvgren worked as an advertising artist and created illustrations for companies such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. He has become widely recognized as the Master of the Pin Up.

But before Gil, there was Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the famous Gibson Girl of the 1900s. His vision of the American female as both beautiful and determined still resonates with people. I love the way his subjects always look so refined and refreshed. Probably the point, huh?

Charles Dana Gibson "Gibson Girl" 1900s
While technically not known as a Pin Up artist, Mr. Gibson's work was featured for over 30 years in weekly magazines as pen and ink drawings.

Boris Vallejo "The Egyptian Queen"
Frank Frazetta "The Seduction of Lilith"
And what would a Pin Up favorites list be with Boris Vallejo? His fantasy works are absolutely astounding. His attention to realistic musculature detail juxtaposed with fantastical images of otheworlds is astounding. His artwork has been featured in paperback fiction on covers for Conan, Tarzan, Doc Savage and a host of others.

Where one finds Boris, one must also give props to Frank Frazetta. Another wildly popular fantasy artist, he, too finds the beauty and sensual in images of horror and unbelievable. A lot of his work is also available in calendar form, but he did many movie posters and album artwork, as well as tons of unattached paintings.

What about you? Have any favorite pin up artists? Any favorite images? 

Wishing you deliciously naughty thoughts,