Tuesday, May 26, 2009

happy birthday

Actually, it was yesterday and it was also a holiday weekend so I'm a day late. I recently came across a beautiful, large (12" x 16"), leather-bound journal with hand-made watercolor paper pages. It was a gift from my daughter several years ago, and of course, it was empty because I couldn't imagine what I could do that was worthy of such a lovely thing. And I decided that if not now, when? It seems sort of like covering the furniture with plastic waiting for a special occasion.

So, for my birthday this year (and the plan is, for many future years) I painted a self-portrait in the beautiful book. Here's lookin' at you, babe.


  1. oooh! Mary! it's so wonderful!!!! you're the coolest oerson i know!

  2. ooops---it's really PAO here, just on Aly's internet...i'm so inept at all this wireless stuff. sigh.