Friday, April 17, 2009

"Bow down to her on Sunday...


...and Salute her when her birthday comes!"
This little oil sketch is for the Illustration Friday topic, "Impossibility." My birthday is in a few days, and here is what I want: I want to go to a lovely little cottage I know of on Whidbey Island in Washington. It's big enough, so I want all my children and grandchildren to come be there with me. I want it to be a lovely day, so we can go to the beach and pick up seashells together. Then I want to have mussels for dinner, followed by chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. And I would also like to be about 37 years old again. All lovely impossible birthday wishes... at least for this year (and any year for that last wish, which is pure impossibility.)

The quote is from the song that is going about in my head today, "She Belongs to Me" by Bob Dylan, which starts out: "She's got everything she needs, She's an artist and she don't look back..." Well, OK. When I blow out the candles, I won't wish to be 37 again. Sigh... but the rest of it stands! Impossible or not...

15 comments:

Coreopsis said...

Happy birthday! May all your wishes come true! (will it?)

I really love the colors in this painting.

ValGalArt said...

i hope your wishes come true! beautiful :)

aimee said...

i love your interpretation of the topic! i guess that's the great thing about imagination - there's no such thing as impossibility there. your paintings are stunning - especially the one of your daughter-in-law reading. i can only imagine what your tapestries look like. wow!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Terrific piece! I think your birthday plan sounds so incredibly wonderful. Happy birthday.

Diane said...

happy birthday, dear! Hope you get all your wishes and more

juliet... said...

I'm not that far from Whidbey ~ can I come to your party too?! May your birthday bring the best to you all year!

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful colors and textures! Happy birthday to you!!! Those are all fantastic birthday wishes. I hope all of them come true. And if you close your eyes and are really still, you may just find yourself 37 again, if only for a moment. :)

Caroline said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and let's hope that as many as possible of your wishes come true (37 again - ah, wouldn't that be nice?!!).

Julia Kelly said...

Happy Birthday- and it sounds like a perfect birthday wish- but would change it to a beach house up north on the California coast-
Also have to say I love your header on your blog- lovely!

K Spoering said...

Thanks, Julia, that is the lower border of my Spring tapestry, which is called "A Time to Wait".

DEB said...

Hehe! Happy Birthday! I'd love to be 37 again. I'm 47. The best thing about 10 yrs. ago, is my kids were all younger and cute. Now that they are teens, I want to turn back THEIR clocks to the good old days!

K Spoering said...

Wait ten more years, Deb! They'll grow up to be delightful, and will hopefully give you grandchildren that have absolutely no faults whatsoever in your eyes!

Tal Landeau said...

Bon anniversaire, Kathy! Thanks for making tapestry weaving and creation so fun and fascinating. You are an inspiration to me. Best wishes for many more happy days ahead!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! And those are fabulous wishes. I'm sure all of them will come true, if not all at once.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!