antebellum artist~ PALANCA has left us. i called him plancha, (which means iron) as a little nick~name.
plancha was possibly the best foot fetish artist to date. his artworks were featured in antebellum's ~ FOOLS FOR FEET exhibition way back in 2008.
palanca was a sweet man, very creative and original. i have fond memories of him sucking my toes thru an entire dinner party. he only came up for under the dinning table once the entire night.
i know you are in foot heaven dear plancha~ RIP

here is a repost from TOM'S BLOG~
Sadly, Pedro Santillana a.k.a. PALANCA,
passed away yesterday, Tuesday 22nd July.
He was having liver problems related to his HIV condition for some years.
Palanca with a blow-up of his work in 2008
Pedro with a blow-up of his work in 2008
FEATURED ARTIST: PALANCA. The Foundation recently connected with a wonderful artist out of Peru, whose artist name is PALANCA… He is presently visiting the states, and we have been working with him to assist in pricing his works and looking for ways to expose these wonderful creations to a broader public. -ToFF’s Dispatch, Summer 2001
PALANCA – crudely sexual and delicious. In 2001 Palanca went to Los Angeles where he met the founder and the curator of Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF). He showed at the Tom of Finland Art Fair, L.A. Pride’s Erotic City and TOM’s Bar. In L.A. he also met filmmaker Chris Maher. In 2007 he was honored with a Special Recognition from ToFF. -TOM’s Blog, April 2014
PALANCA, Rub Feet, 1997, Graphite on paper
PALANCA, Rub Feet, 1997, Graphite on paper

Pedro Javier Santillana Cruzado goes away
leaving the best memories his family and friends can treasure,
both as a person and as an artist.

repost courtesy~ tomsblog~ antebellum associate


to date~ the most special tea salon took place @ antebellum on 7/23/2014.
as the story goes....
rick castro and his dear friend & antebellum doorwoman~ kate mcconn planted a victory garden about one year ago. last september our pumpkin patch took hold and two beautiful great pumpkins began to grow. during june 2014 we harvested our great pumpkin. 
i brought our great pumpkin where i requested antebellum diva talea violet maven to bake something special with our squash. 
talea violet maven christened our great pumpkin~ TOODLES.
on july 22nd we prepared and baked our great pumpkin, creating many pumpkin treats!
this took use the entire day starting @ 1:30pm.
talea violet maven infused her wisdom and energy in every pumpkin dish.
splink raven & i eagerly assisted.


now on this special day~ july 23rd~ 2014 we celebrated our accomplishment.

tea guests~
michael henderson
talea violet maven
christopher lissner
jeff neff
windon newton
kate mcconn
splink raven

once the witch tea bell was rung...
i decided to serve~
black first flush tea from the charleston tea plantation~ the only tea plantation in america.

accompanied by~
spicy pumpkin soup with coconut milk
pumpkin bread topped with roasted pecans
roasted pumpkin seeds
roasted pumpkin skins
vegan pumpkin pie
pumpkin cobbler
all pumpkin goodies were created by talea violet maven
as we entered happy hour~
splink brought out her signature 
rose' pink wine
i brought out  velvet devil merlot
which i served~ diane keaton style~ over a full glass of ice.
every tea guest was part of the salon for a reason. 
the great pumpkin tea salon was a beautiful ritual/ceremony/celebration.
at approx.. 8:20pm i rung the witch tea bell and the salon was complete.

kate mcconn & i are so proud of our victory garden accomplishment. we hope this is just  the beginning of our off~grid lifestyle. we thank everybody for the efforts in creating the great pumpkin tea salon featuring~ TOODLES.
all photos courtesy~ talea violet maven & michael henderson~ antebellum correspondents