Monday, May 28, 2012

The Big 4-0!

As some of you know, Friday was my birthday.  It was a big one- I turned 40- ack!  But it was a great day, and I got so many nice things (more on that below).  

 Every year on my birthday, I do a piece of art.  To see past pieces, follow the links in this post.  Here is my piece for this year.  Since it was a momentous birthday, I wanted to do something that addressed that.  I split the piece into "Things I'm Proud that I've Accomplished in My Life" on the left side and "Things I Still Need to Work On" on the right side.

 The left side basically represents my children.  I've accomplished many things in my life, but I'm most proud of my children.

And the right side represents my marriage and my spiritual journey, both things I still need to work on.  I also added the dotted lines from myself to each child, because I need to work on being the best mother I can be as well.  You can also see the 40 candles I added for my birthday!

I love this piece and am so happy with the way it turned out!

And now onto the gifts I got!  I got so many wonderful things this year from my family!  All which make my vintage-loving heart smile really big!  But I got one big present that I'm still giddy over, and that has a really fun story to go along with it.  However, I still haven't had a chance to shoot photos of everything, so I'm going to be a meanie and just leave you a hint...  


I'm sure some of you will be able to guess what this big present was!  I'll share more soon....!

12 comments:

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Corey! A little late, but it's nice to extend the festivities, especially when it's "a big one"!

My Vintage Mending said...

Get out....It has to be a doll house to put that beautiful little cake in. Happy Birthday and many more....smiles...Renee

Kim K. said...

How fun! I can't wait to see your special little house. Happy belated birthday. I had no idea that your birthday was the day after mine. I've beat you by 4 years...you young thing!!

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday! Your painting is gorgeous and so meaningful. I have a technique question for you.. are you using acrylic paints? Does the white pen you use draw over the acrylic paints or is that white paint? Love i!

s a n s k u :) said...

What a great idea for birthday art! I realized few weeks ago that after this year's birthday, it'll be downhill towards 50! 50!!!!!!!! I can't believe it. I still feel like a spring chicken. :) The decade ones have been hard for me but once the actual birthday is over, I'm usually ok. Happy Birthday!

s a n s k u :) said...

ps. The downhill towards 50 is because I'll be 45 this year. After that, I'll be closer to 50 than 40.

OliversForest said...

happy birthday!! ANOTHER doll house! you lucky girl!

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Corey!! I am guessing a sweet vintage doll house!! Beautiful art piece!! Love your creations!! Have a blessed week!! xo Heather

gabrielle said...

Happy Birthday, look forward to seeing the present that goes with the wee cake

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy belated 40th!! I love your new doll and especially the history around it!Congrats also on Avery's feature!

Sandy xox

Jenny Holiday said...

I LOVE this piece!! Well geez I LOOOVE everything you do!! Truly! But yes..this is wonderful!!!

And that cake is so so so sweet!!

Happy Happy Birthday!!
xo Jenny

Daniele Valois said...

oh Happy Birthday! I love your new painting! Happy 40...I'm not too far from it either!

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