well here i am april 3 days before my 49th birthday! since my last post I've taken a year off paid work I've 3 weeks of long service to go then I'm going to have to find some work or its back to lentils for this crew! I've formed an artists collective and opened a shop in red hill, its soooo great iii post some photos of the starting, its a grand idea I've got 9 artists each contributing to the rent and they get 1005of their sales they also have to sit the space and help advertise etc I've got some non members who have their work on commission at 1/3 and the profit from these goes back into scholarships in the arts to students, we have now $330 in scholarship money in 3 weeks we have only been open for about 8 days I'm super happy i know just how important scholarships can be to young people, they can save lives, they can give young people purpose and pride, recognition is such a powerful thing especially when the student is not great at things such as sport or school work. anyway iii aim to write at least each week in here to keep a record of whats happening. RED ARTISTS are go!