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Sadie Lune at HAU!

Color drawing of Sadie Lune, a slim white femme wearing 80s workout wear. She is holding up an inflatable dolphin onstage in a theater.My friend Sadie Lune was part of a recent program at Hebbel am Ufer.

The program, “On Abolishing the Family – and finding Alternatives”, featured readings, a panel, pop-ups, and more. Sadie Lune performed as an ecosexercise workout instructor along with a screening of Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens short film.

It was very fun and beautiful to see Annie and Beth air-hugging trees on the big screen.

Color drawing of Sadie Lune, a slim white femme wearing neon 80s workout wear. She is sitting on an inflatable globe and holding a basket of flowers onstage in a theater.Sadie’s workout voice was amazing as she exhorted the audience to breathe and move.

The HAU staff had kindly organized a reserved chair for me, but I had forgotten to specify that I need a chair with arms and so I wound up exhausted from supporting my body and had to leave before the panel Sadie participated in.

I’m just grateful I was able to be there.

Previous collabs with Sadie Lune:

Second Annual Longest Night

The first Longest Night

The Lamp of Spring

My latest IRL portrait of Sadie, on a very cold Fall day.

Vampire Baby Jesus

Sadie in Thistle and Spire

Book release party for “As You Wish, my Lady” – vanilla

Book release party for “As You Wish, my Lady” – NSFW

Sadie’s piece in the Coven show at Schwules Museum

Sadie’s pregnancy photo shoot, documented

Vampire Lesbians of Neukoelln – NFSW

Diptych portrait of Sadie Lune and Jo Pollux

You can learn about Sadie’s work on her (NSFW) website. And here’s her Insta, and her twitter . My flickr gallery of drawings and paintings of Sadie is here!

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With your support, I can work from home or safely outside and keep telling the stories of Berlin.

Lani at Xantener Eck, two years later!

Lani, a nonbinary Hawaiian person with rainbow mirrorshades, lime green hair and black leather clothes drawn at Xantener Eck by Suzanne Forbes So happy to have had a visit from loved one Lani aka Foo and a chance to draw them rocking a peak Berlin look!

We got to sit outside our local pub and chat delightfully. When I’m strong enough to spend IRL time with a friend it invigorates me profoundly! And what a joy to revisit Lani as a portrait sitter. Previous drawing of them two years ago here! This was the first in-person drawing I have done since this one of my husband back in September! I have switched back to toned papers, and sort of resolved one of the concerns I have about using them.

Lani at Xantener Eck by Suzanne Forbes Feb 23 2024 auto pop edited scanArtwork on toned papers tends to have its value range badly flattened out by our scanner.

However, the editing program I use for my crude, simple edits, Pixlr, now has two auto settings that help a lot. The scan below uses the “auto pop” setting, and restores the greyed-out scan to closer to what the naked eye or camera eye sees of these mixed media drawings. A quick adjust to brightness and color temperature helps too. The hottest whites are still lost, but it’s much better, and the resolution beats our ancient ipad. Cool, right?

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