I’ve always been a fan of Kitty’s Exotic Paddles, purveyors of top-of-the-line, hand-crafted paddles that are made of extremely find woods and treasured by spanking enthusiasts around the world. And spanking stars such as Clare Fonda and Chelsea Pfeiffer have wielded Kitty’s beautiful butt-blazing creations.
So when I found out Kitty was designing unique paddles with her own custom painted artwork, we here at CRR HQ had to get the scoop on this fresh and new cherry red goodness.
Thank you Kitty for taking the time to chat with the Cherry Red Report! Let me start off by saying your custom painted paddles are beautiful.
Thank you 🙂 You are always such a wonderful confidence builder and I really appreciate the love you show me 🙂
🙂 So how long have you been painting, and what inspired you to transfer that artistry onto your custom-crafted exotic paddes?
I have been painting, doing scratchboard and even a little sculpting since early childhood. Pictures have always been a strong form of expression for me. I don’t really know what got me to put the pictures on the paddles, but it just occurred to me one day and I started doing it.
Your work is full of striking scenes from nature, from Koi fish to a King Cobra and Grizzly Bears, in addition to more edgy imagery like The Grim Reaper. So where do you get your ideas for spanktastic subject matter?
I spend hours perusing images on the web and finding ones that speak to me. Eyes are a big draw to me, a lot of the character of a being comes through in the eyes. The picture really does need to speak to me in order for me to do the very best job I can.
The picture with the pup and the Koi fish really spoke to me, but I wasn’t sure I would be able to actually do it. It took me pretty much a whole day to complete it and I’m very proud of how it came out.
The water was the hardest part to portray in that paddle. It is my goal to get a very high quality digital camera so I can take many of my own pictures to use.
I see so many things in life that I would love to paint, but have never had a good enough camera to capture the image.
Do your own pets inspire you? I know you love animals–how many do you have and what kind are they?
My animals are a huge part of me, inspiration is only a small part of what they mean to me. Animals are very genuine and they look at life in its most simple form.
One of my purest pleasures is to share a moment in time with a wild animal such as a dolphin, or a big horn sheep, or even the lowly coyote.
When a wild animal meets your eyes with theirs, they touch you at the deepest level, a level not touched in any other circumstance.
As for my animal companions at home; I have a Mustang named Firefly that is related to Donner, the horse Disney used for their animated feature “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron.”
He is in human terms, her uncle. She was wild when we got her and now, she would jump in bed with you to sleep (and probably hog all the blankets), eat at the dinner table with you and of course take up the whole couch to watch TV if she could. She has to have her nose in everything you’re doing.
We have a slightly over a year old male Golden Retriever named Wesley that is a huge lovebug and really a gift from the Lord. He was born dead and revived, then at a couple of months old, he got a bad bacterial infection that the vet was pretty sure would take his life as well.
But he pulled through after three days of veterinary care. In the past two years, we have lost my black lab Hondo due to cancer at about eleven years old; my shadow kitty Sammy to we’re guessing a heart condition at five years old. And most recently our little eleven year old Tortie cat Cinnamon, so we were very worried about the possibility of loosing Wesley as well.
We have three kitties, Rockie, the brother to Sammy, and two new kittens, Patches and Ghost, who terrorize the house and keep us well entertained. The cats and the dogs get along fine together, in fact Rockie loves to snuggle with the dogs.
Outside, we have four adult chickens and a couple of about three week old babies that hatched out here. Inside, we have one baby chick that the mom outside didn’t want. We named her Piper and she is pretty sure she is either a dog or a cat, she’s not quite sure which.
She loves to sit on your shoulder, or on your keyboard if you’re on the computer. She is extremely personable and very talkative. Animals have always been very important in my life and they seem to know it. I have always built good relationships with them and am very good at getting their trust and their interest in learning.
In terms of how you paint these images and lacquer them and such, can you share a few of your tips and techniques? and how long the process takes?
Depending on the picture, it can take anywhere from a couple hours all the way up to a day or more. There are many layers of paint with different levels of opacity in order to get the detail and such.
After the picture is finished, the paddle sits for a day to ensure total dryness, then it receives two coats of an acrylic fixative made specifically for the brand of paints. I use very high quality paints and fixative.
Do you suggest using the non-painted side for cherry reddening activities?
Anything will wear off with enough use, even when well protected. So I absolutely suggest using the other side for any spanking you might wish to do.
What are some future designs that you plan to create?
I have some other large cats, bears, and other animals that I intend to do. I am also probably going to do some with people as well. Again, it’s the look in the eye that tends to drive me.
I’m very much a spur of the moment sort of person, as well as an opportunist. I am very fortunate to have some wood suppliers that like me and work with me.
I have some tree growers in other countries that go so far as to email me to tell me they got in really special stuff and send me pictures. They will even hold the pieces for me for weeks while I scrape enough money together to purchase it.
I’m always looking for the most unusual and most breathtaking for the different species. I believe that I have used more species of exotic woods than anyone else making paddles and consider myself very fortunate to have had the honor of working with these beautiful pieces of nature.
And have always maintained that I owe it to these pieces of beauty to give them the best possible shape and finish I can.
Do you get a lot of requests for custom work?
Yes I do get many requests for custom work. With those requests, I will fill them if I can. The Cobra was a custom request from Dana Specht. And I will also be doing a very pretty sea turtle design for Chelsea Pfeiffer.
I have done custom paddle sizes as well as shapes. I also have a fellow that does really fantastic laser engraving for anyone that wishes to have that sort of work done. I love to see my clients happy with their purchase and try very hard to do everything I can to make that happen.
And I have had requests that I could not or would not fill either because I don’t have the technology to do what they want, or I disagreed with the reasoning behind the shape. I am a rather opinionated person in ways and my goal really is to make paddles that provide plenty of sting and or plenty of impact with the minimal amount of surface skin damage.
To this end, I give my paddles a slight pillow shape, sand them down to a 4,000 grit and finish them off with a polishing wheel before oiling them, thus providing an extremely smooth surface with no hard edges.
If a custom order requires that I put holes in the surface, I will either send them to another paddle producer or talk them into a paddle without holes as when the holed paddle impacts skin, the skin goes up into the holes, thereby producing skin damage with every impact.
I do understand that some people are specifically looking for that and I do tell them where they can get it.
Also, I have had people bring me paddles that they purchased elsewhere and ask me to give them the Kitty’s exotic paddles treatment. I try not to do that too often because the lacquer really gums up my belt sander and the belts are about twelve dollars each.
Any other future plans for Kitty’s Exotic Paddles that we should know about?
We will soon be offering exotic wood-handled floggers. I am always thinking and imagining, some things make it to the site and others don’t. All I can say here is keep an eye on my site for new things.
Also, if anyone wants to be on my newsletter mailing list, they can email me at exoticpaddles [at] gmail [dot] com and I will put them on that list. I send out emails periodically when I have new and very cool items.
I am proud to say that my creations are at home all over the globe. I just sent products out to the Netherlands, and Denmark just this week. I mail a bunch to Canada, and I have mailed to Japan, Australia, England, Scotland and even the Middle East. I am constantly trying to build my worldwide name recognition and am always looking for supporters in other countries 🙂
Thank you very much for your time Kitty, and keep up the wonderful work.
Thank you for your continued interest in me, it is truly appreciated. I love your comments and you always bring a smile to my face as well. I wish you continued good health and good living.