Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday 21 June marks the first birthday of Artswipe. Such tender early years. To celebrate, Artswipe might eat some trifle, the kind grandma used to make. Grandma - the dear old cheese - would put some coins in the trifle sometimes; part of the fun was not knowing if you'd chip a tooth on a twenty cent coin. I miss grandma, I wish she'd been around long enough to share in my birthday milestone.

Apologies to all seven of my avid readers for being a slack bitch this month with the blogging. It's been a busy month running with the wolves, you know what I mean. The Artswipe was in a show this month at Commissioner Pilgrim, a new gallery at Arncliffe, at a street called Forest Rd. As an artist, I delight in such paradoxes - forests built on roads, that kind of thing. The lovely artist who works there Jemima Isbester asked Artswipe on MySpace to submit the I Can Eat Cake With Ellen image. Get down there and see it. I missed the opening because, well, Artswipe doesn't get out much these days. Since 9/11 it's been a hard slog. But slowly together, all of us, everyday, everywhere, are re-building community. And when you're having your first birthday at Blogger, that is enough of an incentive to outgrow the tallest buildings and the bitchiest art crowds.

In addition to my full belly of trifle and chipped tooth, I'm celebrating with a new image courtest of lovely Lucia, my second best friend at MySpace.