ART: PROOF THAT I’M INSANE

Table Of Contents
1. Art: Proof that I’m Insane
2. April Classes/Events (Oakland, Santa Cruz, DC, SF, NY, Philly, Baltimore)
3. NY Rope Dojo registration now open (Apr 28/29)
4. May Classes/Events (SF, Sausalito, Milwaukee, Chicago)
5. New ForteFemme dates added. July 20-22 San Francisco
6. AIDS / HIV Fundraising – Need Your Support
7. My Online Hangouts


1. ART: PROOF THAT I’M INSANE

Loony, crazy, nutbag, touched, unhinged, dotty, daft, loco, bonkers with bats in my belfry – Now there’s proof positive that I am all that. Why? Because I’ve decided to finally forge forward with my irrational desire to create large scale installation art for the general public. For years I’ve been experimenting with these expressions (though often confined in the realm of ‘erotic art’ or freaky fun fringy clubs). I feel like I’ve been holding myself back. Why? Because, that next step that will make me truly happy is a scary, new uncertain place for me. I’ll be honest, the process of finding and applying for shows and grants is really intimidating… Lately a series of events is showing me that the universe is simultaneously taking me by the hand, and kicking me in the ass, to go to that scary place.

So I will.

Plus side: A community space in San Francisco invited me to install a work for the entire month of April 2013.

Minus side: OMG I have no funds and no pending funding at this time!

Plus side: This gives me a opportunity to learn that and ask for help and information. (hey dear reader, do you know anything about this sort of thing?)

Minus side: The huge installation I am planning will require lots of help. I’ll be seeking items from other people, as well as assistance with building.

Plus side: I’m bless with friends and readers who like fun project – which they’d get to be a part of… and gives me an opportunity to meet wonderful people.

I’m putting this forth here, as a bit of a teaser and motivator for myself… I’ll be announcing more about this journey and this particular project in my digital and flesh spaces.

I hope you’ll stay tuned as be my accomplice (or cheer leader).

Thanks!

With love and lunacy,

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS: (Oakland, Santa Cruz, DC, San Francisco, NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore)

OAKLAND

• Sun 4/8 "Make ‘em blush, make ‘em squirm. Humiliation Play" at the Looking Glass Studios 3pm-5pm Tickets

SANTA CRUZ

• Wed 4/11 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" at Pure Pleasure

WASHINGTON DC

• 4/14 – 4/15 Series of workshops for DC Rope group.
"Kinesthetic Rope", "Predicament Bondage", "Rope Speed & Flow Drills"

SAN FRANCISCO

• Mon 4/16 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" at Good Vibrations on Polk St.

NYC

• Thr 4/19 "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture&quot: at Museum of Sex
• Tue 4/24 &quot:Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" for Long Island Leather N Roses

• Wed 4/25 "Rope: Flow & Speed Drills" at The Iron Bell Academy in Astoria
• Thr 4/26 "Humiliation Play" at Purple Passion
• "Rope Bondage Dojo" Pre-registration required www.RopeDojo.com

PHILADELPHIA

Classes at Passion 101 Classes
• Fri 4/20. 7pm "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Sat 4/21. 2pm "Hands-on Rope Bondage"
• Sat 4/21. 5pm "Rope Body Harness"
• Sun 4/22. 1pm "Flogging: Amazing Hands-on Training"
• Sun 4/22. 4pm "Art of Feminine Dominance"

BALTIMORE

• Mon 4/23 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Sugar

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3. NY ROPE BONDAGE DOJO REGISTRATION OPEN

The next Rope Bondage Dojo ® weekend intensive will be in NYC over the weekend of April 28-29, 2012

Info & Registration: www.RopeDojo.com
Space Limited: 30 students
Cost: $380 /solo $675/pair

* Please note that the CLASS TIMES ARE DIFFERENT FOR THIS NYC DOJO. Noon to 8pm both days.

Prerequisite: Willingness for serious learning. Must be able to tie your shoelaces. No experience necessary. However, those with experience will be appropriately challenged.

Includes: 16+ hours of intensive training from four Dojo Cadres. Emphasis will be on balanced education focusing on “Heart-Mind-Hand” approach, covering rope skills, scene managements, psychology, history and more for both those who tie and those who are tied.

Included: morning nosh, delicious lunches, afternoon snacks & other goodies.

For more information see the curriculum and FAQ at www.RopeDojo.com

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4. MAY CLASSES/EVENTS (San Francisco, Sausalito, Milwaukee, Chicago)

SAN FRANCISCO

• Sat 5/12 Reading my original smut at "Perverts Put Out"
• Tue 5/15 &quot:Flogging: Amazing Hands-on Training" at "The Citadel"

SAUSALITO

• Sat 5/19 Cooking up an art project at ICB art gallery. Stay tuned!

MILWAUKEE

2 Classes at Tool Shed Boutique
• Tue 5/22 "Joystick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Wed 5/23 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her"

CHICAGO

• Thr 5/24 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Steamy Sex Bondage w Scarves" at Early to Bed
• 5/25 to 5/28 ShibariCon! Presenting several classes.
• Tue 5/30 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at The Pleasure Chest
• Wed 5/31 "Art of Feminine Dominancequot; at The Pleasure Chest

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5. NEW FORTEFEMME DATES ADDED!

I just added another weekend in San Francisco of the Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive.

San Francisco: July 20-22 (registration opens 5/20)
New York: November 2-4 (registration opens 9/2)

This program is limited to 9 women. Registration opens two months in advance and sells out quickly.

For more information on the weekend go to: www.fortefemme.com

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6. AIDS LIFECYCLE FUNDRAISING - NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Heeeelp! The fundraising this year’s been really difficult… though the economic vital signs are improving, it’s still not healthy…

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

Please support me in my efforts to raise funds for critically needed HIV services through AIDS LifeCycle.

I'll be volunteering as a Roadie at this year’s AIDS LifeCycle, helping 2,000 cyclists ride down from San Francisco to LA in 7 days, raising awareness & funds while having a challenge of their life...

I suck at asking people directly for this, especially in tough economic times. Would you consider supporting me? How about just the amount of a cup of coffee? Or a week's worth of coffee?
Thanks! (Yes, it’s tax deductible!)

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

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7. MY ONLINE HANGOUTS

Social Networking Slums & places to procrastinate

Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Facebook
Google + Midori Midori
FetLife Midori_SF (Drop by “Midori’s Lounge” group there!)
Kink Q&A

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