Birthday Fun

July 17th, 2008

Today, I am 32. Well, not til 9 something in the evening CDT or 10 something in my time zone. Thanks for all the birthday wishes and thoughtful comments on my last post! Above is some birthday love. The super cool journal is from my bff (she also made that cute card) and I picked up that sweet little book as a b-day gift to myself. Part of my birthday fun today included popping into the library, a lovely walk and window shopping around in town, picking up the little book about a baby whale, eating an m&m cookie from my favorite bakery (yum) on a park bench, purchasing a little tube of paint, and painting with my headphones on. I also received some great email birthday wishes including this video from my brother-in-law and his wife:

The hilarious part about this video is that I don't know those people and neither does my brother-in-law. He just found the video on You Tube. Apparently it was made for an 8 year old named, Leah. Hehe.

Above is the beginnings of "Ophelia." I kind of liked just like this, but I need to follow through on the image I dreamed earlier. Below is the next stage in this work-in-progress. That yellow-ish orange sky is just a layer and won't be staying like it is now. And I haven't started the tattoo yet either! Lots more to do. But I thought you guys might enjoy some sneak peeks into the progression.

Tonight, the hubster is taking me out to my favorite restaurant and before that I may paint some more and/or read on the porch. I hope your day has been a lovely one!

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Yay! Today is my mother’s birthday also – she’s 75!! Here’s wishing you as wonderful a life as she’s had. For fun, check out my blog where I’ve listed 75 things about her. One for each year – it was HARD!!!! LOL!

Have a fun evening & happy, happy birthday!


Oh Leah! Happy birthday!!!!! You dear thing! :)

Happy Happy 32nd B-Day! The world is a better place because you were born. Big Hugs!

Happy Birthday, Leah! You are SOOOO young, and so wise! I’m wishing you many, many more years, even better than those that have come already. Blessings and peace and joy, O

Sounds like you had a fun day!

The video is cute and so funny you
don’t even know them. LOL!

Happy Birthday to You, Leah,
Happy Birthday To You…
Happy Happy Happy Birthday…
I’ll Play a Tune on My Mandolin
For You, in Celebration of Your
Happy Birthday Today…
Many Many More I Wish For You,
Happy Birthday Leah Celebrating You!

God Bless Your Creative Life!!!

Happy Birthday, Leah,
and God bless you.

Belated happy birthday wishes to you, dear Leah. Sounds like an idyllic day. That painting is amazing – already imbued with strong atmosphere and emotion.

Happy Birthday Leah

What a wonderful painting. I like the combination of dark blues and the orange shades, beautiful and thoughtful.

happy birthday! and love the painting!

Happy birthday to youuuuu, happy birthday to youuuuuuu *up on tip toes*
Happy birthday dear lovely LEAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhh

Happy birthday tooooo youuuuuuu!

*does a little dance, shakes her booty and waves*

It sounds like you have an amazing day planned! I’m sending you heaps of love and best wishes. Birthdays are magical days. They’re our own personal New Years, a time for new beginnings and a time for looking back and seeing all you’ve done!

Happy birthday Leah!!!

Your Ophelia is looking deep and stunning.

May magic guide your steps today!

I am glad you had a lovely day Leah ~ you deserve it!


Sorry to be a bit late but the wishes are even larger because I am :)

Your Ophelia looks like it will be stunning!

You’re an inspiration to us all.

This painting is going to be such a stunner! It’s already stunning!!! Have a wonderful day, I’m sure you’ll savor every minute.

Happy Birthday Leah!!
I had a beloved cat named Grayson, so I loved seeing that book in your photo.
Hugs from your old(er) sis-in-arms, Connie

Well happy birthday to you! Dad would have been 100 today! May you live long and prosper!

Happy birthday, Leah! May it be a year of love, opportunity and joy. I’m wishing you all the very best!

(The video is hilarious!)

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy you had a happy day. Yeah you!

Happy Birthday Leah!

(Sorry I’ve not been around much – I’ve not disappeared off the planet just off the computer for a bit… hope to be back in another week or so)

Roses are red
Violets are blue
The best is yet to come,
Your are perfect at 32!

Not my best, but not my worse either!

Happy Bee-lated

Love, Karen

Belated happy birthday to you, Leah!

Oh Leah I love your Ophelia! (Sounds like a country song!) When I went to art school centuries ago (it feels like), I had a long phase where I painted Ophelia myself. At the time, I even “stole” a sweet little kitty from this house of college boys that were not taking very good care of the litter their cat had. I named her Ophelia. A few months later she, to my horror, jumped out a window and died. Moral of the story…always be careful when you start getting into the Ophelia phase…there could be somekind of tragedy connected to it!!

Peace & Love!

(PS I’ve been 32 since December..and it’s been a good age!)

How funny, the u tube birthday greeting for another Leah… I laughed out loud…well, smiled really big. I’m glad to hear that YOUR birthday was ever much as happy as the eight year olds BD.
I could taste your M & M cookie, and also drolled over the cool gifts from others as well as yourself.
May you have many, many, many more.

Like the progression of the painting too. Will watch for more.

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!

HI! glad to see you got the journal :) It was a lot of fun to make…Here’s a happy belated birthday now that I am back in the land of internet, but I’ll call you with more official wishes soon
your bff

Thanks for the e-mail. I know I may be a little late but happy birthday. Hope you are well and get all you wish for. A lot of happiness and love your way. Have a nice evening.

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