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As promised I’m back to share some photos of my 50th birthday party. My friend Vicki Riley took the photos for me and gave them to me in a beautiful album. About 40 of my friends showed up to celebrate with me and Lee Ann Womack‘s band played jazz for about 2 hours just for me. I guess it pays to sleep with the bass player! (my husband Randy)
My friend Cassie helped me frost some canning jars and I used those to hold gerber daisies (my favorite flowers) and the smaller ones I used for candles. I sprinkled Hershey’s Kisses (my favorite candy) around the jars. I printed about 200 Moo postcards of the photos from this blog and a few more that’s I’ve taken since and gave them away as party favors. I also framed some photos to give away as door prizes. My friend Lisa ordered my cake with one of my favorite photos of my family on it and a rastersized photo of me, which was made using Rasterbator, was put up on the window behind the band. When you haven’t had a birthday party in about 24 years and you’re turning a 1/2 century old, why not?
I had a wonderful time and I think that this stage of my life is going to be the best one!
Ok – so I can’t wait till I get my super-duper blog going….my creative juices are clogging up my arterties. I’m starting a new iphone pix blog called JanLovesiPhonePix. Nothing fancy, just some photos that I’ll randomly share from my phone. I’ll be by to check out my blogger friends photo blogs as soon as my big 50th birthday bash is over next week. I’ll post some iphone photos maybe. I’ll let you know when the Grace Happens blog is up and going.
iPhone Self Portrait and Only 1 More to Go!
I haven’t posted a self portrait in awhile. So for you guys who may not follow my new blog, here’s a little something to remember me by. I took this with my iPhone and edited it on my iphone and in Picnik.
I’m so appreciative of all who have stopped by and you who have left comments/ compliments. I’ve enjoyed meeting (and I use that loosely) you here on the ‘blososphere” (sp) and I’m just in awe at the talented artists I’ve come across since last August. I’ve learned quite a bit this year and I am still going to take that photography course. I’ve only been talking about it for a year. But hey, time and money you know.
About 10 weeks from now I will turn 50. I’m so grateful to God for blessing me in my life thus far. I’m planning a big milestone birthday celebration! It will be catered, my husband’s band (LeeAnn Womack’s band) will play jazz and I will be displaying 100 of my favorite photos from this blog. My party guests, if they so choose, can take one home with them. Maybe I’ll come back and post some photos from my party. (sorry about the name dropping, but that’s what we Nashvillian’s are so good at.)
I will be starting a new blog in the next month and it will be called “Grace Happens”. I will place the link to it on this blog in a few weeks. I don’t know if I will post on this blog anymore, I will probably incorporate my photos on the new blog. (That is, if I can figure out how to work WordPress.org) It’s greek to me so far.
I’m making it sound so final, but I will be visiting you guys from time to time.
Only one more tomorrow. I’ll try to make it good.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 (a priestly blessing)
Now that I’m here near the end, I can’t seem to get any inspiration. I’ve stooped to light painting, or whatever you call it when you push the shutter button and shake the camera in front of lights. Not much skill to it, but sometimes you get some cool looking colors. Here’s one that I took of the dashboard lights in my car.
(taken with Canon SX110IS and edited in Picnik)
Dinner for Two
Tuesday night my husband made dinner for me. Everybody all together now….AWWWW how sweet of him. He made broiled salmon with cayenne, dill, lemon juice and olive oil–sauteed shrimp with cayenne, butter and fresh garlic–asparagus–salad. It was delicious. This photo does not do it justice but I had to snap one before we ate. Does it make you hungry?
(taken with Canon SX 110IS and edited in Picnik)
Wow, I can’t believe that I only have 5 more days on this project!!! It’s gone by so quickly!
Here’s a photo of some peppers that I was cutting for my husband’s omelette the other night. They were so beautiful and colorful that I couldn’t resist taking some shots of them. I think it took me about 40 minutes to actually get them cut up. I guess my husband will cut them up himself next time.
(taken with Canon PowerShot SX110IS and edited in Picnik)