Thursday, July 28, 2011


Here I am again, another birthday, another year older!  But I guess the good thing is that I'm still here, still healthy, still enjoying life.  This has been a relatively quiet year, by choice, a year of reflection, a year of inner changes.  A year of learning to cope with old hurts that keep trying to be new hurts.  And I think it's the reflection and the learning to cope after such a long time that has made it a much lighter and happier year.  It certainly has been a fun year of learning art, making art, and best of all making so many wonderful new art friends.  Art has brought many of us together, the bonding that has taken place in workshops is amazing.  And of course there are all my old, old dear friends.  I still have friends from kindergarten, grade school and high school that are so special to me.  Well...I guess I'm getting sappy on my birthday and I'm allowed, it's my day!  :D
Thank you again for all of you that sent me such sweet birthday posts, private messages and emails and even snailmail cards.  I do still love those snail mail cards, don't you?  You made my day very special.   And I know my next trip around the sun is going to be even better than the last! This photo is of the beautiful area I live in..and those colors will be back again all too soon!


carlanda brown williamson said...

i'll be first! happy birthday again sweet friend. great post! xo

joanne said...

the sun is shining just for you today... happy birthday and happy new year of you! :)

Tee Thompson said...

Happy birthday sweetie!


Michele Emma said...

Your essence is just as beautiful as the landscape you are daily graced to view.

Rita alias alatvian said...

Happy birthday, Petie!
Nice to meet you here!
Great post and a wonderful image!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Petie said...

Thank you all so much!! WoW what an amazing day.

Kristin said...

Wow...that Carlanda sure is fast!!!... Yep Happy HaPpY BiRtHdAY!!! ...kick up em heels and have a couple of Martini's xoxo