Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

OK, not really quite yet - the official day is the 29th, but about 9 years ago I decided that it would be fun to celebrate for the entire month of May.

*big cheesy grin*

Lucky for me, my family and friends are really good sports ... it's a lot of fun and I highly recommend that everyone adopt this method of celebration. This morning I woke to a little package ... uber-spouse & awesome-critter gave me a set of rechargable batteries (with a charger) - woohooooo! AND they brought me some sushi for lunch ... just a pack from the grocery store, but it was a FABULOUS treat just the same. No, I don't get prezzies every day till the 29th, but I do get random treats between now and the big day ... and this year it really is a big day ... I'm turning
++++ 40 ++++
hehe - pretty cool

I also got an email letting me know that I could participate in Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap. The deadline to sign up had passed (I didn't ask to be let in on the swap; just shared that I was a little bummed to learn about it after the deadline), so it was a really lovely and unexpected surprise receiving the email saying that I could join the swap ... how cool is that?!? I've never worked with vintage images and don't have a lot of collage experience. Just the same, I am REALLY looking forward to playing around with these fun little treasures ... I just checked out the images and they are super fabulous!

No updates on the Hub's challenge (my brain is trying, but hasn't quite wrapped itself around it ... I have ideas, but they are barely formed at this point). ... for some reason I keep seeing something like a gods eye ... hopefully I'll get it all together before the Sunday deadline.

I did work on the charms for the Black and White Charm Exchange last night. All the little plaques are sanded and one side has been painted black:

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely not the neatest paintress on the block (I admit it ... I LOVE getting my hands dirty when I paint). Tonight I'll be painting the flip side white. It won't take very long, so I'll probably get the chance to work on the panels for the Vintage Workshop Swap.

life sure is good. ~M~

5/1 before I hit the pillows update ... I did work on the charms again tonight. U-S was kind enough to take a couple more snaps for me. I think he's tired - they aren't as good as last nights shots ... ah well, they'll work:

I do like the reflection of my water dish - kind of looks like carnival glass.

Goodnight & thanks for all the fish! (tell me where I paraphrased that one from & I'll like you even better than I do right at this moment ...)


e. beck said...

ok ... your manicure is gorgeous, so clearly you don't paint THAT messy .... i am uber messy .....

and ... happy birthday month .... now say it back to me .... it's my birthday month too .... and as of about two minutes ago, i'm officially celebrating month long as well ..... i've not done an interesting birthday notion in a while ... when i was 24, i was so happy, that i turned 24 every year for six or seven in a row .... i still have trouble knowing how old i am ..... we'll just say 24 .... give or take DECADES ....

and .... can't wait to see how you'll meet the challenge ... sunday will be her in no time!

Jill said...

Love the idea of celebrating the entire month!!! happy birthmonth to you!!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

why thank you - did the manicure myself (says a lot considering I work in a salon) ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH, e.beck - May yours be filled with giggles and glee!

thanks, Jill :) said...

Yipppeee for Month Long Birthdays!! Hoooray!! ;) I am a super messy painter!!! Happy Friday! ;)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Month! Mine's in June...not too far off :-)

wahm922 said...

Happy Birthday - yay!

As far as being messy, is there any other way? If I'm not making a mess then I'm not really having any fun :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Now that's more like it! A month long celebration with paint in the studio with a magnificent manicure to boot! Go wild girl!!! Happy Birthday the whole month long... 40 hugs, 40 candles to blow, 40 wishes to make...

what will you wish for? It seems you already are one lucky gal in this superb creation we call life! xo, Monica

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks for all the birthday wishes! so far, so excellent. :) I'm liking the month being all about 40 (ok, and me, too) ... I do feel (am) tremndously lucky, but that doesn't stop me from since you asked, I'm wishing for:

a massage
a new camera
art supplies
a trip to New Zealand



cindy said...

Hey we do the birthday month thing here and we LOVE it! Cool, you are joining the Bird and Bonnet swap...awesome...yeah, they are cool images to work with.


Treasure Barn said...

Happy Belated birthday!

The black paint looks good with those white tipped nails!

Have fun, can't wait to see the end results!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

How's the birthday girl doing???

Staying naturally gorgeous as ever I presume!

Love the comments pouring in, laughter is the BEST beauty secret of all and no worries... they couldn't pay me to drink donkey milk-gag-!! I about died when I read that on AOLs link. ewww.

Left to come up with a theme to start my RR travels I thought BEAUTY QUEEN was a great choice. Admittedly I'm one who gripes to shave my legs and wear make-up but how cool at the end to discover new ways to treat oneself and become QUEEN? lol

Have a super day and thanks again for always leaving generous and kind comments... I'm smiling now because of YOU! ~Monica :)