How Mistress Michelle Lacy Inspired A Vast Collection of New Femdom Art

Written by Dirk Hooper

@DrPonyBatBond began by creating his own femdom artwork for Mistress Michelle Lacy, then started commissioning art from creators around the world. He’s been responsible for bringing a considerable collection of femdom art to us that wouldn’t exist otherwise.

This is a fascinating story that is informative about femdom, a Dominant/submissive relationship, and the power of art.

Here is my interview with @DrPonyBatBond and Mistress Michelle Lacy about who they are, about femdom art, and what it means to them.

Interview with @DrPonyBatBond


Art by @mooneaterart

How far back does your obsession with dominant women go? How did it all begin?

It goes back as far as I can remember. When I was about five-years-old I had a definite fascination with powerful women. The top two were Julie Newmar tying up Adam West in Batman. Julie looked purrfect in her catsuit. My other interest was Diana Rigg, in leather on the Avengers kicking ass and bailing out John Steed. She was the perfect Dominatrix archetype.

My parents bought me a black vinyl Batman rain cape that they just couldn’t get me out of. That cape became my first real fetish item, forming part of my early self-bondage and masturbation experiences from puberty through to college. Even as a thirteen-year-old, I used the poncho for a slave mask and for rudimentary breath play. I frequently fantasised being Batman tortured by Catwoman.

Art by @sardax

When did you meet Mistress Michelle Lacy? What made her stand out to you?

I found Mistress Lacy when I was trawling the Internet looking for femdom images more than four years ago. I studied her website and was enthralled, contacting her for a session. The chemistry in the session was amazing. Her ability to read and understand her client is mind-blowing. The rest, as they say, is history.

Mistress stood out to me for two reasons. The first came from photographs of herself with a leather straight jacket and hooded sub just sitting on the couch watching tv. It was a Netflix and chill date kind of image, the most natural thing in the world for them. It struck a chord.

For me, it showed that my kinks and fetishes were shared by Mistress. They were not weird or strange. That had a powerful impact on me.

The second comes from her amazing ability to use the written word to reach her reader, to educate her target audience through her writing skills. She writes beautifully, intelligently and makes a personal connection.

Art by @SpacePupSilver

What is your background in art and how does it fit in with your fetish lifestyle?

As a youngster, I drew nonstop. My doodles were everywhere. I loved copying panels in comics, particularly Marvel Super Heroes. My cartoons were in my annual school yearbooks and at one point, a cartoonist or graphic artist was almost my career choice. I am now retired from my first career and I am again back into my art, taking weekly art classes in pencil sketching, acrylic painting and digital art. I draw frequently, often including kink with vanilla subjects in the same piece of work.

Art by @Slaverycomics

When did you start commissioning for Mistress Michelle Lacy and why?

When I first met Mistress Michelle, I created a few art pieces for her which led to discussions about her background in art and design. We began swapping femdom images as we shared our art appreciation. Mistress is also a geek’s dream with her love of comics, sci-fi and all the things that most geeky men enjoy. I began to think that picture art of our sessions would be helpful in promoting her business. In addition, she appreciated and enjoyed it. There seemed to be few decent images of pony play art and that was an area that I was interested in promoting as well.

I asked someone on Twitter, whose art I admired, if they would do a commission. After sending them images of some of our sessions, it kind of blew their mind and it just snowballed from there. I enjoy the interaction and process of first meeting the artist and the give and take along the way.

Besides being a one-of-a-kind gift, what does commissioning art do for both of you?

Well, if the artist is particularly good, they evoke the emotions of the session and Mistress and I both get to relive, over and over, the endorphin rush of our time together. For me, it’s also a way to express my admiration for her hard work, skills and to let her know I’m moved greatly by our relationship.

Art by @FemdomGum2

What do you look for in an artist?

I can’t really pigeonhole the artistic style I seek, but I’d say there are two main thought processes in selection. Firstly: Do they get it? In other words, do they show real appreciation for fetish, kink, BDSM and petplay? Secondly: Do they have a distinctive style? I prefer a style that’s either super erotic or humorous/clever and have a hard-on soft spot for comic book styles as well.

Do you feel like you’re personally bringing more femdom artwork to the world?

Yes, I know I am. When I google Femdom, Femdom Art, Pony Play, Dominatrix, Mistress and Pony, or any other related words, our art is either the first page that appears or it is only one click away.

I’ve seen many other Twitter followers commission an artist immediately after seeing my latest piece on Twitter.

I know photos of our play and artwork inspire several artists, who have become friends, to draw both Femdom and pony play regularly.

How much work is there right now? Do you have any plans for the collection long term?

At any given time, I have two or three commissions going and have commissioned around sixty pieces overall. The price range is $30 to $200, although there are a few masters like Sardax who charge a bit more. I tweet them regularly to promote the artist, pony play or Mistress Lacy and have developed quite a following in the Twitterverse.

Presently they are all stored on my Dropbox files. Mistress Lacy has future plans to decorate the walls of her dungeon and use them in her websites. She has many pieces framed for display.

Art by @tejlorart

Is there someone you’d like to get some work from but haven’t yet?

Not at the present time, but weekly I discover other artists, unknown to me, looking at Deviant Art, Google or Twitter. I have attempted to commission work from some artists recently, but they have made the transaction so difficult with layers of digital hoops that I’ve just had to say, “no thank you.” It shouldn’t be that hard.

What has been the biggest surprise while building this collection of work?

That they all could disappear tomorrow!

We were all comfortable with the liberal policies of the Internet and took for granted that all the femdom artwork would always be freely available. I think the biggest surprise is how quickly artist’s careers can be ruined and their art disappear with the current climate of internet censorship. Tumblr has been ruined for NSFW artists and Deviant Art and Twitter may be on their way.

Art by @@SpacePupSilver

Is there anything you’d like to add?

I hope the art demonstrates how fun, talented and beautiful Mistress Michelle Lacy truly is!

I hope others see how wonderful a long term relationship can be with an experienced and capable Dominatrix.

I hope the art has provided inspiration for others to pursue their kinky dreams!

Interview with Mistress Michelle Lacy


Art by @DirkHooper

What led you to become a professional dominatrix?

I used to be a very ballsy bartender who would dominate my customers. It was just a part of my natural, out-going personality. I grew up around men and had mostly male friends my whole life so I was used to constantly putting men in their place and giving them a hard time.

Drunk men tell you their secrets so it was only a matter of time before they would spill their secret fetishes to their dominant bartender at 4 am. Instead of being weirded out, I surprised them by using their fetishes to torment them with. Why wouldn’t I tease someone with a panty fetish with my panties? Why wouldn’t I make someone lick whipped cream off of my boots? Is that supposed to be weird and something I wouldn’t do? That was how I felt, like it was just natural and no big deal.

At the same time, I was going to fashion design school and tearing pages out of magazines and filling my walls with fetish imagery and had been since my early teen years. I was obsessed with leather, latex, boots, and gloves. I loved stockings. Costumes. Wild fetish looks. Ads where women were stepping on men. Diesel had many ads like that.

Whenever a movie showed a BDSM club or scene I was internally freaking out. I wanted to do kinky mean things to men and it sexually excited me.

Shows like Aeon Flux and Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman made something in my brain just click into place. I was fascinated with Goddess worship and female-led societies. I wanted to be the evil Queen/witch in my Saturday morning cartoons with my henchmen, not the hero or the princess.

I’M A MAN-EATING KINKY SEXUAL BEING AND I DON’T BELONG HERE was how I felt everywhere I was.

It wasn’t long before I was trying to find out what my inner feelings all meant. When I discovered professional domination, it all made sense and being paid actually added to my attraction of it because I viewed the payment as a form of worship and paying tribute which was arousing and empowering.

Art by @mooneaterart

What does female domination mean to you personally?

Female domination is my lifestyle and also my career. It can be very powerful and very deep. It can give meaning to people’s lives when they submit to you and belong and are under your training or just under your thumb. Or it can give someone a therapeutic escape and a safe place to be themselves by submitting for a short time.

I’ve seen it alter peoples lives and men wanting to live their whole lives under female rule and I’ve seen it just used for some short term fun.

To me, it’s a feeling I get when I walk into a room for playtime. It’s like a hunger. I start studying the man in the room like he’s prey. I smell him. I notice changes in his voice. My brain starts just analyzing and going into an overactive mode of trying to best get inside this person’s mind and make him mine. I just want this person to jump when I say jump. I want them chained up and at my mercy. Sometimes I want to control the very air they breathe.

It’s hard to put it into words how I feel. I often have to tone way down my true feelings and desires in my professional scenes because I would be too intense otherwise in most situations.

Art by @TheSmuttyRogue

You’ve had a storied and fascinating career so far. What accomplishment or moment sticks out as something that was particularly gratifying?

One of the most satisfying experiences of my entire career so far has been the first Order Of Indomitus when we were saying goodbye to the slaves and most of them were sobbing.

They were so overcome with emotion from living as a slave for the weekend, being initiated in a field fire ceremony and racing pony carts and couldn’t believe they actually did this. They were so grateful and so blown away by our patience and guidance in teaching them how brave they truly were and showing them what they were capable of.

When I looked over at the women they too were overcome with emotion. I don’t think any of us really knew how truly amazing the event was going to be until it happened and how much it meant to everyone there. Even though the feeling has been similar at all of the following events it was the first event that hit me emotionally with the reality of what we had done, of what I had done. That will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Art by @ShellesPuppy

If you could pick one thing, what do you think is a unique attribute that you bring to your sessions?

I think a unique attribute that I bring to my sessions is my creativity. I have done some really wild and creatively “out there” experiences for people that they didn’t expect and very much were blown away by.

I think there’s a certain laziness in my industry and a ” he’s not paying me enough why would I bother” attitude. Most women would think that I am nuts for doing what I do in my sessions but I just can’t do it any other way, because this is my passion and I like taking people on adventures.

For example, I once did a several hour sensory deprivation session where the sub really went into deep subspace. Every time I took his blindfold off the room was lit up in a different color, there were different props around the room and I was in a different matching colored outfit and the music in his sound-canceling headphones would change to fit the scenery around him.

There was an icy winter theme for a blue-lit room and I had rolled the bondage table by a cold AC vent and used ice on him and snuck peppermint oil into his hood. He still sees me 8 years after that session. He still talks about it and many more sessions we have done.

I’ve done so many wild and crazy abduction scenarios. Very creative sadistic scenes. I think that’s why I was chosen to teach “creative sadism” at Domcon one year.

I also think I’m very good at seeing people’s kinky potential and educating them/pushing them towards that. I want people to learn about themselves and grow and become better versions of themselves.

For example “You’re a heavier masochist than you think and you can handle a cane. You’re just scared of it. This is how you can overcome this.” Or “You’re actually a slave, not just a sub. This is what those feelings that you have actually mean. Let’s work on this and it will start to make sense.” I think this is why most of my business are repeat regulars.

Art by @ToniBabelony

Please tell me about meeting DrPonyBatBond.

I met @DrPonyBatBond a few years ago in South Florida after he loved a bondage photo of mine that he had seen on the web. We instantly hit it off and it’s always fun bondage bliss sessions with him.

Life gets in the way, but he tries to see me about every other month or so for his bondage pony session fun. We both love comic books, fetish art and we both draw. I’m always trying to find new and fun ways to tie him up or strap him down.

Art by @SpacePupSilver

How do you feel about the artwork that he has done and commissioned for you?

The artwork that he has commissioned has been so fun and wonderful. It touches me so much that he enjoys our adventures together and likes to see how different artists interpret those memories.

I don’t know why more people do not hire these wonderful artists for this work. Some of them are very affordable and it’s such a nice gift for both play partners.

What is it like to have so many different artists interpret your look?

It has been incredible watching how other people interpret me. Sometimes I am comic book sexy, sometimes Disney, sometimes bubbly. It’s very cool!

Art by @DonutPupper

Do you think the artwork has become part of creating your brand?

I definitely don’t think the artwork has been a part of me creating my brand because the artwork is a fairly new experience. I’ve been a pretty well-known Mistress for the last 8 of my 12+ yr career. Most people know me for other reasons, such as some wild and severe femdom videos I’ve made and being a very active online member of various femdom and fetish websites and more recently for creating Indomitus and Eden.

I do love it though and if ends up becoming a part of my brand it would be a very cool influence for others to hire these amazing artists.

Art by @slaveartist_u

What are some pieces that are notable to you?

I’m not sure if I have favorites. Maybe the Sardax drawings. I never thought anyone would ever gift me one from the legend himself. I love femdomgum’s drawing style. It also really love how hard spacepupsilver tried to nail drawing me because he’s used to drawing men. He did a great job. There’s so many cool ones. You did a great warrior woman one of me Dirk!


Thanks to Mistress Michelle Lacy and @DrPonyBatBond for sharing their stories with us!

Please leave a comment below and help me spread the message on their unique story.

You can see much more of Mistress Michelle Lacy at the links below.

More Mistress Michelle Lacy

MichelleLacy.com
OrderOfIndomitus.com
SlavetoEden.com
SissyWeekend.com

Dirk Hooper is an award-winning fetish photographer, award-winning professional writer, audiobook narrator, podcasting producer and host, journalist for the fetish community, BDSM mentor, and adult personal branding and marketing consultant for Sexy Networking.
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