Ah, so as of Friday the 1st October, I am 22 years old. To be honest, I'm glad that 21 is over, I feel that it was overrated.
I flew home via Port Macquarie on my birthday and have been spending the past few days relaxing at home and eating way too much.
I got some nice presents. My brother got me a book called 'Cocktails and Rocktales', i.e. A rock n roll themed cocktail book :P
Got a cookbook, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' from Mum, which looks a little bit amazing. Dad got me a letter opener with a treble clef embellishment. I also got underwear, a cute notepad saying 'I only like stylish people', a nightie, a blank recipe book to write down recipes I like, a set of Maxwell Williams cutlery and a gorgeous, GORGEOUS black and white fur jacket. It is amazing. Oh...and 2 x $100 gift vouchers for David Jones. I can't wait to take them to the CBD and have a stroll around! I love going to David Jones, especially with my Mum. Sometimes when I go by myself I feel like a bit of an out of place young punk.
On my birthday we watched the DVD of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which may just be my new favourite film. I haven't read the book, but I'd really love to now. Geeze, I can't wait to finish uni/my degree in November so I can do some leisurely reading that is not a part of a university literature course! As enlightening as study is... And man, Noomi Rapace, who plays Lisbeth Salander is an absolute BABE. I am now convinced to get my nose pierced and get a hoop. Opinions? I was talking about it to my Mum and Dad and discovered that they are anti any piercings that are not on the ears. Hrm.
I just watched Stephen Fry live from the Sydney Opera House as apart of the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas. he is amazing. I love him so so much. What he talked about...about art, and the need to do something because you feel as though that is what you are meant to do with your life (i.e. creative impulses) was so inspiring. Dad was watching it with me, and I hope that he can understand perhaps how I feel about my life and what I want to pursue and achieve. I feel as though, although he is proud of me, he doesn't quite understand me.
OHOHOHOHOHOOHOHOH I HAVE AMAZING NEWS. What may have just made my birthday. I have been offered a SOLO EXHIBITION/SHOW at Gallery Eight in Miller's Point, Sydney (basically in The Rocks). I am so bloody excited. It's going to be from 18 February -10 March. I had to submit an exhibition proposal by the end of last month, and just sent in in on the 29th September and got the e-mail back on Friday. I am really taken aback and suddenly really excited about taking photos and making art again. I'll be exhibiting my COFA Annual artwork, so it's nothing new, but I think it will be an fantastic opportunity to try an get my work, and my name out there. I know it will cost a bit of money to have a solo show, but this is such an opportunity that I cannot turn down.
Well, I'd better go and be social with the family.