Today this little girl
Happy Birthday, Kimbo !
I woke up early to receive phone calls from some of my favorite peeps.
And even got a home made banana bread baked for me by my Honey for breakfast.
After joyfully reading a whole bunch of sweet birthday wishes on Facebook,
I decided to take myself on an Artist Date in the studio.
I pretended I was at a Cold Play concert, listening to this album as I played :
I sang and danced along with Chris and the guys.
Chica even joined in the dancing for a couple of tunes.
And as the music played,
I created this two page spread in my moleskine art journal.
“The Buddha and her Garden”
(stencils, spray ink,Twinkling H2Os, Faber Castel pens and a blender, white gel pen)
I was so glad to see the beauty back after the uglies of yesterday.
(Though we have decided that uglies are necessary and valuable in their own right too.)
I also like that Buddha somehow became a woman here.
They say that all of us are the Buddha after all.
As I was soaking in the fact that I am 48 years old now,
I decided on one more major gift for myself.
I am going to work really, really hard at squashing the negative voices in my head,
and to stop the self-criticism that has been so much a part of my every day for so very long.
I am going to work to the best of my ability to turn
mean, cruel messages that I give myself
into positive, motivating and self-loving ones.
Starting today !
Starting right now.
So I am off to enjoy the rest of my birthday day.
Not sure where I am headed,
but I know that this beautiful, creative, shiny Rock Fairy Star
will be shining brightly as I go !
Thanks to all for the sweet, sweet birthday love !!!
Love and light!