Sunday, October 11, 2009

Look what I got for my birthday :)

Well, I hit the big 51 on Oct 7th. I guess it doesnt matter too much, I feel the same. I wanted to share what my sister Stephanie painted for me. I love this painting, its my new happy place in my mind. lol Also for Christmas she did this colored pencil drawing of Lily. Stephanie took Lily for me when all of my other cats kept being so mean to her. I have no idea why they treated her so badly, but Steph came to the rescue and Lily could not be happier! If you notice in the right side bottom corner of the painting, you will see Lily peeking around the corner. Steph also crochets a mean blanket. I am trying to get her to open an Etsy shop too.

I have really been giving alot of thought to the different talent people have. I believe we all have talents and I hope you are finding time to learn about your own and develope it to its full potential. Whether you like to cook, write, draw, garden, dance, act, you get the idea.... go for it! I have started a new blog that is mostly a journal of sorts about living with limited mobility issues and finding inspiration for your own greatness. If you get a chance, check it out too. Because I do believe that my creativity is the icing on the cake of my life :)


Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Oh Gail! What a truly lovely gift to get and also so special coming from your sis!! Talent runs in the family I see! Enjoy with all of your heart!

GEORGIA said...

Beautiful, Gail! And such a meaningful gift coming from someone you love! Your sister must be as special as you's for sure you are both very talented!!

Hang the gorgeous painting on your wall, and each time you look at it imagine yourself in a restful, sweet place full of pink and pastel colors!! Enjoy!
Grandma G's

Marie S said...

Happy Birthday Lovely Gail!!
A very nice painting indeed.
I really enjoyed this post Gail, you are such a sweet person.
I am off to see the new blog.

lisa said...


What an awesome gift your sister created for you. She is very talented.


The Jeweled Postcard said...

Happy Birthday! That painting is beautiful and even more beautiful because it came from your sister!

Debbie said...

Hi Gail....I LOVE your new picture and how special it is b/c your sister painted it for you....talent runs in your family! What a beautiful happy place you have. I'm glad that Lily got a nice new home where she isn't picked on by the other kitties. You know pets are like children...sometimes they just do things we don't understand.

Pink hugs,

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Happy Belated Birthday! And your sister is so talented, the painting she did for you is truly beautiful!
Have a wonderful week!

Pei Li

Patricia said...

That is just beautiful. Maybe you should make a guest page on your website for your sister - you know, featured artist! She has got a special talent.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric,Fragrance and Findings

Marie said...

What wonderful gifts. And what a wonderful friend. i love your quote at the end of the post about your creativity being the icing on the cake of your life. Very well said.

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift, Gail. You sisters are both talented.

Susie said...

Hi Gail! What a lovely gift from the heart from your DSIS. We both have artist sisters!! I would say we were separated at birth, but I am a few years older than you.
The Polka Dot Rose
Your Birthday Twin

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

ohh happy birthday and you got some beautiful presents !

Wish we could find a loving home for little Wailin' as Willie and Wy just will NOT warm up to her. Sadly I don't think anyone could pass our background check :) so you blessed to have a good sister.


Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fabulous gift. Handmade and from the heart. My favorite kind of gifts.
Great new blog too my friend. You truly are an inspiration.
Love ya,

Natasha Burns said...

Happy belated birthday Gail! Your sister made you fantastic beautiful and meaningful gifts, how special!

rochambeau said...

Happy Birthday Gail!! Fifty one and terrific!! What a lovely drawing~collage of Lily Stephanie made for you.
Also your dress forms are very pretty.
I agree 100% in all that you write in your second paragraph, Gail! Will visit your other site now!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Gail, What a really sweet gift your sister created just for you. And Lily in the corner is so perfect......

Kath' said...

What a lovely sister to do all of that for you. Sisters truely know us more than anyone dont they ? My mom used to paint pictures for the family. I will have to share the different ones she has done. She made each of her kids one. Our DH's and all the grandkids too. Then called it quits on the pictures. Happy Birthday from Kath'