Thursday, February 22, 2007

Love and Happiness....

Love and happiness is what I am feeling after the most wonderful birthday party on Wed.

Here is the funky hooked bird with party crown that I made for Syd. It also has a party hat. This was inspired by a painting that I bought of hers at the Queen of Arts Show in November. We both celebrated our birthdays yesterday at her new workspace and classroom, the Art Clinic in Solvang, CA. Syd made the cool invitation using a photo from ArtFiberFEst that Pam Garrison took just before leaving. Our great group of art ladies (Penny, Maren, Patti,Colleen, Susan,Cindy, Barbara, Syd, Me, MIA- Pepa and Susan B.) gathered for a delicious lunch of curried chicken salad, pasta salad, mixed green salad, sundried tomato and goat cheese quiche, and fresh bread. Desserts included lemon tart, chocolate mousse cups, dark chocolate fortune cookies, and madelaines.
We had Goodie bags, small gold crowns, leis, and buttons for everyone.....Syd and I received the most wonderful gifts from our very generous friends. It is so fun to have such a great group of artists to play and celebrate with. We all have traveled together to artfest, art & soul and other fun adventures and ended up meeting to make art and teach each other our specialties. Syd and Carol Kemp's Art Clinic is now a great place to gather and "make stuff"....Thursday is the "open" day to work on whatever you want to bring in.... go take a peek if you can...they also offer some really fun classes for all levels...from ATC's to basic drawing... 1576 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang...

Photos to follow of the incredible presents from our art pals.....

5 comments:

ULLA said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! I can see from the photos you had a wonderful time! What better than friends and art on ones special day!!!
Hugs to you...

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Mary...I just left a comment on Syd's blog. You both look GREAT with your crown... they suit you both so well!!!

XO!

Debbie L said...

Happy belated birthday Mary! What a wonderful way to celebrate your day... with good friends, food and art! I LOVE that bird!

Hugs,

Debbie L

edina said...

Happy Birthday, Mary! Looked like a wonderful party!

Shari Beaubien said...

I LOVE your bird, Mary! Happy Birthday to you!! I'm glad it was such a fun and special time...

Hugs, Shari