Thursday, October 23, 2008

"My Birthday Thoughts..."

"Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand...
and
melting like a snowflake..."
~Unknown

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."
~Kahil Gibran
I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star,
fragile as a flower,
a tiny sliver of one hour.
I dropped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know,
I held opportunity."
~Hazel Lee


"Where the spirit does not work with the hand...there is no art."
~Leonardo DaVinci

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and
creates a vision for tomorrow."
~Unknown

In gratitude and love, in joyful spirit and hope, I celebrate this day!
"WooHoo!"
~Me

31 comments:

MaryO said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret Ann! I wish you many more years of joy creating your delightful art works.

Betty said...

Oh, Margaret, Happy, Happy Birthday!! YOU are a celebration! The art in this post is mystical and magical. Breathtaking! And I loved the quotes. . . each and every one!! A huge Woo-Hoo to you!!!

Christie said...

Happy Birthday Margaret!! The hands are stunning & the quotes profound & the post a glowing tribute to you!

Odd Chick said...

Nobody does this better than you. And I loved the quotes.

susan said...

HAPPY bIRTHDAY, MARGARET! I loved your blog devoted to your day...especially your picture, the artwork and as always, the quotes! Hope you have a great day!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret!!! Your artwork today is exquisite!

Teri C said...

First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Your hand designs are fabulous fabulous fabulous!!!

I wish for you to have a whole day filled with love and happiness!

Lisa Reed said...

Happy day--today and every day to you, my blogging cyber friend. You surely know how very much I enjoy you, every day. Thank you for your art, your words, your encouragement of me and so may others, every day. Of all the blogs I love and follow, yours is THE most unique and inspiring.
With good thoughts and gratitude on your birthday,
Your friend,
Lisa

MuseSwings said...

Happy birthday! What a beautiful little Water Blossom! The hands and quotes are wonderful. Bappy Birthday to you!

Leslie said...

What a wonderful post!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I love your attitude. :) God bless you!

Anetka said...

Happy Birthday Margaret!!! Have a wonderful day:) I love your quotes you've posted.

Ps. It's my Mother's birthday today as well:))))

E-J said...

I drew a doodly/zentangly hand earlier this week which I have yet to blog, so was stunned to see this entry! (Mine is just a sketch - nowhere near as intricate and beautiful as yours.) Happy birthday, Margaret! I wish you a fabulous day full of creativity -and relaxation!

Anita Davies said...

Happy Birthday my friend...I have dedicated a post to celebrate the occasion on my blog.
Today, if you feel just half of the happiness you spread everyday...You will have an utterly memorable birthday. x

laureline said...

Belated happy birthday! What a lovely series of images you've created to celebrate your day.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy birthday Margaret Ann. What a inspiring set of quotes to go hand in hand. Especially the Wooo Hooo...

Barbara Weeks said...

Happy Birthday!

no way said...

Happy birthday and good cheer from Chicago! Today is my daughter's second birthday, so we're celebrating out here too. I just made some cupcakes, and I am sending you one in thought!

Enjoy the day and may you have a wonderful year as well!

Becky

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGARET. Love the hands and selected poems. Nice to see one of the wonderful Lebanese Kahil Gibran - I had his book called THE PROPHET when I was in hospital over 20 years ago and still dip into it regularly and bought others.

Nina Johansson said...

Happy birthday, Margaret! Hope you are having a superb day!

Ann said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGARET!!! Visiting here is always a celebration. Hope you had a fabulous day!

freebird said...

Happy birthday! Your hands are gorgeous and this is a great post. We all get to celebrate with you! But then, it always seems like a celebration when I visit here.

soulbrush said...

woo hoo and we all celebrate with you, my nephew's birthday too....he's 31, same age as you!!! happy day.

LISA said...

Happy Belated Birthday.

My birthday is October 25. You have made me think. I'm not getting any younger or healthier. The time is now.

Thank you.

Sandy said...

Happy birthday, beautiful post and I love the different ways your presented your art.

marianne said...

Happy belate birthday!
What a wonderful post! Love the hands and quotes, just beautiful!
Hope your birthday was a happy one filled with all the things you wanted.

studio lolo said...

Dear Margaret, Thank you for having another birthday!! You are a gift to us all. Your art, your words, your heart...a beautiful package to be celebrated, indeed!
I'm sending this post to friends and family who dare to complain about having birthdays :)
XXX Blessings, Lolo

Margaret Ann said...

I am tickled by your wishes and smiling from ear to ear...Thanks for stopping by! :)

Margaret Ann said...

I am tickled by your wishes and smiling from ear to ear...Thanks for stopping by! :)

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hi Margaret,
I loved the mendhi hand designs. When I lived in Fiji I often saw Indian girls with these hand decorations. Love the Prophet text too. Another book, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is also a favourite and I was lucky to buy one on a secondhand stall at our church car boot sale.
wendy

Anonymous said...

you really are very talented and I am very proud of you - love, your little sister:)

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks Paceli and Wendy! I would love to actually have this done to me!

Thanks Susan...Love you! :)