This is possibly the best fun I’ve had in a while. This group of hens were really enjoying themselves in a beautiful large mansion they had rented for the weekend in Cheltenham. I was a surprise for the bride and I was working for henswithpens.com on this occasion.
The girls had been warming up with some practise exercises when I arrived but they had no idea what to expect. Penny the art tutor snuck me in so I could get ready without the girls noticing.
When the moment was right the Bride was blindfolded and I snuck into the room ready to strike the first pose. After some giggles and introductions and some drawing instructions from Penny, we got going with the first sketch.
The girls were very merry from whatever they’d already been drinking. It was a large group with around 20 women. They had already been clay pigeon shooting that day and had celebrated the night before with a meal in the house. (Did I mention the house had a hot tub!?)
The girls produced some fantastic sketches and there was a lot of characters in the room. The mother of the bride even had a clay skulpting table and she decided to skulpt me out of clay rather than draw me!
I would have loved to have stayed longer and been a Buff Butler for them too but I already had other plans arranged for that night.
It was a delight to entertain this hen party and they were very welcoming made it a lot of fun for me (with plenty of flattering compliments about my body!)
Ben Lowrey – Buff Butler and Life Drawing Model. Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cotswolds, Swindon, Somerset, Cardiff.