Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Six Things You Don't Know About Me
The trouble with updating an expanding online presence regularly is that I'm left wondering, sometimes, just what the hell readers don't know about me. Answer: probably not much. Here are six things about me that I haven't told anyone:My first big crush was Ming The Merciless in the comic-book version of Flash Gordon.I was 18 when I first kissed a girl. And I was 27 when I first gave a guy head willingly. Until then, I had to be pushed into it. Literally. One guy finally turned me on enough to want to.I love old black and white movies, especially Pandora's Box, a silent melodrama starring Louise Brooks, one of my eternal crushes. If I wasn't an artist, I'd want to be a ballet dancer – Sylvie Guillem is another crush – or (on my few pious days) a medic for Médicins Sans Frontieres. I've worn Chanel Cristalle perfume since I was 16. I chose it after sniffing every fragrance in a department store. It smells like summer – and where I live, it's like summer all year round. I used to hate hot pink. I began using it in my art during late teens after deliberately experimenting with all the colours I disliked. Now hot pink is almost synonymous with my paintings. And my panties. Yes, I do wear hot pink panties.So tell me what I don't know about you.