Personally, I find the Melbourne Fringe the most groovy festival of all, and that's really saying something in a city that has a festival for whatnot or other about every 5 minutes.
So I donned the lippy and my best black clothes and went in to Fed Square for the launch of Totem.
On account of the fact that I was in it.
But there were so many people, I couldn't see my bear anywhere.
Seriously, I couldn't find her.
I looked up...
But she was not there.
I looked down, and became momentarily distracted by Andricon Girl's dolls. I've admired her work for years.
I looked and looked, until I had quietly worked myself into a po-faced frenzy, convinced that they had lost her, or maybe left my bear out because she wasn't cool and groovy enough.
But then the crowd gaped just enough for me to catch sight of her. There she was, right in the middle of everything, residing comfortably on a quilt on the floor.
Such was my relief that I promptly burst into tears, and had to quickly nick outside for a fag.
After all, it's not every day you see your work in a Real Live Exhibition, and realise that you really did grow up to be an artist.
However, this crying like a girl at the drop of a hat thing?
Has definitely got to stop.
Totem - Dolls with Soul. Federation Square Atrium, Melbourne. Until October 12th.