Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today I am 60 years old. I think this is pretty exciting. The past decade has been one filled with many changes...retirement, becoming a full time studio artist, becoming a grandmother, caring for my mother as she died, caring for my father, writing articles for magazines, selling my work, and having fun.

I can hardly wait to see what this next decade brings! I already know another grandson is on his way so that will be a wonderful first year of my 6th decade of life!

I am still on pins and needles about my commission. The couple were not able to get down to Scottsdale as planned on Friday to see the piece so now I have to wait until this coming Friday to hear. The gallery, however, opened my box of new work that I sent and really likes the discharged pieces that are very nicely framed. They like that presentation which I think I will do more of...at least for the galleries. They don't work for quilt shows but would work for art shows.

So, I want to do some playing with photocopier transfers and collages. I've been printing out lots of letters and other ephemera to do and now I just have to work on the substrates to get them ready. Just play time!

Oh yeah, I need to get back to the studio to finish up this new piece. I also have my design class there on Saturday so I will have to get the studio organized for that later this week.

I seem to have forgotten to mention on my blog that my Life Series discharged pieces are up on my website. Once on the home page, go to galleries and then hit the Life Series thumbnail and you will get a lot of thumbnail images. Be sure to click on each to view separately.

10 comments:

j.dávila said...

Happy Birthday! ¡Feliz cumpleaño!

Vicki W said...

Have a wonderful birthday! The commission will be LOVED - no worries.

Gypsy Junk Knits said...

Had I have known this morning, well I would have come out and said it, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Cheers and here's to a great birthday for a wonderful *old* leader.

PaMdora said...

Happy Birthday Liz! You've been doing some great work lately, so I'm looking forward to what you're going to do next.

LoieJ said...

Happy Birthday and more power to you!

Gerrie said...

My sixth decade has been quite interesting in many ways, but my most creative. I just started art quilting when I was 60! I know that yours will be full of exciting adventures. If I had known that it was your birthday, I'd a baked a cake!

TALL GIRL said...

Happy Birthday, Liz!!! 1947 girls rock!!!

Jeannie said...

Wishing a fun filled birthday doing what you love to do. Cheers.

Tina Marie Rey said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Good luck with the commission, but I know there will be no troubles and it will be well loved!

Judy said...

Best Birthday Wishes!