Monday, July 28, 2008

Celebrating

Why spend just one day celebrating your birthday when you can squander several? That’s what I decided to do this year, and I've been so busy partying that I've been too busy to blog.
People have told me in the past that they miss the birthdays they had as children, but I don’t. Having a birthday in the middle of the summer meant my friends were either on vacation, or I was. Celebrating is more fun now because nearly everyone is around.
Take the weekend for example. Carmi organized an art get-together at the Zion Cultural Centre in Toronto. Formerly a church, the space has fantastic lighting and plenty of room for everyone to have their own art table. After several weeks of family obligations, it was an opportunity to start working on some new art projects.
One of the highlights was watching Carmi creating felt embellishments. (Note to self: you will NOT become involved in fabric art until you’ve made serious inroads into all that paper you have).
Another highpoint for me—and Karen too—was being presented with a birthday cake and a bezel from each member of our art club (see above). This was a total surprise and now I have several new treasures to add to my art collection. I’m also thinking my new philosophy of life should be that every day is my birthday—and celebrate accordingly!

P.S. You can check out Karen’s bezels and the felting extravaganza on Carmi’s blog.

3 comments:

A bird in the hand said...

I hope you liked my tree of life!
xoxo

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday Susan!!! I always resented my birthday becuase it's on a day when everyone is out (new years eve). I'm glad you had a special birthday and I love those resin charms!

Hugs!
Sandy

Dale said...

what a wonderful gift to receive such lovely charms for your birthday!!! How fabulous. They are absolutely gorgeous.