1. PDA on Comic Book Resources

    PDA on Comic Book Resources

    I’m always excited when PDA gets notice outside of the pole community. That just means we can more people to notice pole dancing! (And maybe they’ll get addicted just like you and me.)

    Thank you to Larry Cruz for the following review on Comic Book Resources. I’m floored and thrilled by his open minded and pole-positive review.

    For me, the exotic-dancing connotations of pole dancing was a surprise…

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  2. NEW PLEDGE BONUSES ADDED. See below! What would you like to see? (Also, planning a new PDA giveaway next week. Stay tuned!)

Pledge $1.00 or more per comic
Access to blog writings and progress photos showing the comic I’m currently working on!

Pledge $10.00 or more per comic
- All of the above.
- Each patron at this level will be entered into a raffle to win a four pack of the current month’s Pole Dancing Adventures as art prints. Each print comes signed by me!

Pledge $25.00 or more per comic
- If you own a studio or pole-related organization, pledge at this level to have a logo and link to your company on the front page of Pole Dancing Adventures!

    NEW PLEDGE BONUSES ADDED. See below! What would you like to see? (Also, planning a new PDA giveaway next week. Stay tuned!)

    Pledge $1.00 or more per comic
    Access to blog writings and progress photos showing the comic I’m currently working on!

    Pledge $10.00 or more per comic
    - All of the above.
    - Each patron at this level will be entered into a raffle to win a four pack of the current month’s Pole Dancing Adventures as art prints. Each print comes signed by me!

    Pledge $25.00 or more per comic
    - If you own a studio or pole-related organization, pledge at this level to have a logo and link to your company on the front page of Pole Dancing Adventures!

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  3. eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal
We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!
However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 
The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 
The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.
And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

    eskiworks:

    The Workaholic Pedestal

    We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

    However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

    The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

    The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

    And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

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  4. Would you like to be a patron for Pole Dancing Adventures?

PDA continues to be a free comic and allows me to share the joy of pole dancing with you! If you like to become a supporter, visit my Patreon site and learn more! (Video forthcoming.)

http://www.patreon.com/leenisabel

If you cannot support at this time, please like and share it with your friends! Questions or comments can be PM’ed to me.

    Would you like to be a patron for Pole Dancing Adventures?

    PDA continues to be a free comic and allows me to share the joy of pole dancing with you! If you like to become a supporter, visit my Patreon site and learn more! (Video forthcoming.)

    http://www.patreon.com/leenisabel

    If you cannot support at this time, please like and share it with your friends! Questions or comments can be PM’ed to me.

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  5. Become a patron of Pole Dancing Adventures!

    Become a patron of Pole Dancing Adventures!

    Would you like to be a patron for Pole Dancing Adventures?

    PDA continues to be a free comic and allows me to share the joy of pole dancing with you! If you like to become a supporter, visit my Patreon site and learn more! (Video forthcoming.)

    http://www.patreon.com/leenisabel

    If you cannot support at this time, please share this post with your friends! As always, I welcome any questions or…

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  6. Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

    Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via tierdropp)

    Virginity is a social construct. Not a scientific fact.

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  7. Polerform Giveaway – Superhero Racerback Sports Bra & Shorts!

10,000 LIKES GIVEAWAY! Thank you for your support and laughs! As thanks, here’s a new giveaway from…

    Polerform Giveaway – Superhero Racerback Sports Bra & Shorts!

    10,000 LIKES GIVEAWAY! Thank you for your support and laughs! As thanks, here’s a new giveaway from…

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  8. well! I better keep working then.

    well! I better keep working then.

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  11. Let’s hear it for the boy!

    Let’s hear it for the boy!

    “What’s the big deal?”

    That’s the question I ask when it comes to men and pole dancing. I don’t understand why some studios feel the need to exclude men from joining our studios and our classes. I’ll check a site and and it’s explicit on the FAQ Page. “Sorry, no men allowed!” It seems unfair to assume that men don’t need to share in our “safe space” of sensual and erotic expression. What if…

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  12. That insane feeling when Juxtapoz magazine posts your artwork online! I’m floored. Xoxo http://www.juxtapoz.com/erotica/a-special-kind-of-lady #WomenArtists #poledancingadventures

    That insane feeling when Juxtapoz magazine posts your artwork online! I’m floored. Xoxo http://www.juxtapoz.com/erotica/a-special-kind-of-lady #WomenArtists #poledancingadventures

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  13. Aha! I colored it. That’s how much I love you. www.poledancingadventures.com #poledance #polelove #poledancingadventures #ouch #valentines #valentinesday  #womenincomics #sketch #sketchaday #pdbloggers

    Aha! I colored it. That’s how much I love you. www.poledancingadventures.com #poledance #polelove #poledancingadventures #ouch #valentines #valentinesday #womenincomics #sketch #sketchaday #pdbloggers

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  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m still not feeling well,  but I couldn’t leave you hanging so I did this quickie for you today. Wishing you all my love! Take care of those “pole kisses.”

Have you ever had a pole bruise that was shaped like something? A bunny, perhaps? ;)

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#polelove #polelife #poledancing #valentines #valentinesday #polekiss

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m still not feeling well, but I couldn’t leave you hanging so I did this quickie for you today. Wishing you all my love! Take care of those “pole kisses.”

    Have you ever had a pole bruise that was shaped like something? A bunny, perhaps? ;)

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    #polelove #polelife #poledancing #valentines #valentinesday #polekiss

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  15. Happy Valentine’s Day #poledancingadventures friends! I’m still not feeling well, but I couldn’t leave you hanging today. I hope you like this one! Love your pole kisses! -Leen

 www.poledancingadventures.com #poledance  #polelove #polelife #poledancing #valentines #valentinesday #polekiss

    Happy Valentine’s Day #poledancingadventures friends! I’m still not feeling well, but I couldn’t leave you hanging today. I hope you like this one! Love your pole kisses! -Leen

    www.poledancingadventures.com #poledance #polelove #polelife #poledancing #valentines #valentinesday #polekiss

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