First of all, thanks to those of you who contacted me with birthday wishes. I did have a very nice birthday, finishing up with my mother's scratch chocolate cake and homemade peach ice cream. I got to celebrate with my youngest brother whose birthday is just one day after mine. I was 9 when he was born and practiced my mothering skills on him. He's still a joy to our family. In case you're interested, I received a wonderful pumpkin spice candle and mocha chocolates from my husband and kids, an antique "brown betty" teapot (made in England!) and new kitchen towel from my parents, my oldest son Adam is making me a very cool wooden sign for my studio, saying the name of the place, Blue Moon Studio, and my workmates bought me a cute coffee mug. So I felt well feted. I'm also getting something drastic done to my hair tomorrow--photos to follow. I've said for awhile now that I don't mind so much getting older as long as I can trade my youth for wisdom. Hopefully I'm getting there.
This afternoon I am driving a van load of artists to Lincoln, Kansas to attend a reception and gallery walk in connection with the VAAM Gallery exhibit on display at the gallery there. It is a 2 hour drive one way, so we won't be back until rather late (for me). We're all looking forward to it. If you're interested in seeing the gallery's website it is here. I will take photos to post later.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.