Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Part Two...A Couple of Days Late...:)

 First, I taught a zentangle inspired art class...
with my loyal "art partner in crime" Carolle...as my assistant.
The class even came complete with some "goodies"
for class members to take home...:)
 We
looked at endless examples and patterns and designs
and then
 inked, and tangled, and laughed.
Some members displayed their finished art...
and
I was even able to catch most of the class members before it was
to say farewell.
After gathering up supplies
and returning the studio to pristine condition (lol)
I
headed out for a special birthday salad luncheon...
...and wine party with my sketchbook art friends...
in celebration of my big day...
and Paulette's too!
 We had delicious food...
and it was all accompanied by champagne...
iced drinks,
and many, many, many bottles of wine.
A gigantic thanks to Barb...who thought up the whole idea
and
who hosted all of us in her beautiful home...:)
The company was delightful...as were the views from the patio
overlooking the golf course...
...making it the picture perfect place to enjoy dessert:
including
 Barbara's famous
 Kahlua vodka chocolate bundt birthday cake,
(Thanks, Charlie for making it...)
and
Char's chocolate raspberry brownies
"ala Giada"... 
and...yes, there was even more wine...
accompanied
by some really hilarious stories...
and
the enjoyable
seasonal beauty of a lovely, late October
Arizona day.
Ah!
Yes, indeedy...I feel blessed.
It is so rewarding in life to find friends who truly
understand both me and my Muse.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful memories.

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”

~Stephen Nachmanovitch

7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. Friends are the best gift.

Alex said...

Looks like an awesome birthday! :D

marianne said...

Looks like a perfect day.
What a celebration in all ways :)

Mary Walker Designs said...

Happy Birthday everything looked delicious.

Teri Casper said...

Happy (belated) birthday! You sure know how to celebrate in style! So much fun.

Clare said...

Hi Margaret, Happy Birthday. What an exciting way to spend it too. Love all the tangle and loved your remark, 'inked, and tangled, and laughed.'. Glad you enjoyed it.

studio lolo said...

I wish I were there with you to celebrate the wonderful artist and spirit that you are!

And also to drink wine ;P

Happy Birthday!!

X♥X