Monday, April 4, 2011

I Seem To Be a Sudden Outburst of Feeling

A couple weeks ago I asked my favorite art teacher Dayna Collins if she would facilitate an afternoon of art with friends for my birthday. She was free last Saturday (she's a very busy lady!) so the invites went out.

Two of the couples invited had medical emergencies (they actually did) and couldn't make it. The rest of us headed down I-5 and were greeted by Dayna's wonderful smile.

On the road I soon discovered that if I was to ever to take an extended road trip - Blake is the one who I'd want to take it with...he's continually hilarious, his glass is definitely more than half full!!

Before we start our Collage Up a Storm art project, Dayna has a warm up exercise for all of us to do. Muse Cubes that have written words of sound and movement. Each of us rolled the dice and the dancing and laughing and bending and yelling began!

We were now ready for the project to begin. Each of us were given a canvas. Dayna has a vessel containing words of what she wanted us to do. Ink, Paint, Pastels, Sand Paper, Picture, by one she pulled one out and we only had a short time to do as she told us to.

Two hours later, we are done Collaging Up a Storm! Along with the invites, I had asked each person to bring a chopped up vegetable for Stone Soup (it was cooking while we collaged). I asked Dayna to read the Stone Soup story to us all....

....and then it was time to eat. Dayna had also picked up this wonderful bread and the most yummy cake ever!!

After eating it was time for show and tell........

Blake's turn

Kristi's turn

Dawn's turn

Stan's turn (he thought he should be voted best ~ I kinda agree since he did incorporate BABA on his!)

And Mine

A most perfect afternoon spent laughing and arting and eating with people I love.

And then to continue "pre" birthday festivities.....dancing at Clyde's with the girls and one old high school boyfriend (who somehow thinks he's one of the girls)!

I love my masterpiece! (I changed just a couple of tiny areas when I got home)

A nail in the wall, and it has been hung! Stan wants to hang his too, the wall has yet to be determined.

It's going to be tough to top my pre-birthday. But I just got a call from The Golden Girls for Saturday afternoon.........


  1. Wonderful photos, fabulous activity!!! This is very inspirational! Happy Birthday!
    Nancy T

  2. Bobbie, such fun to relive our day through your blog post! You are blessed with great friends and family and it is so cool they were all willing to spend the day making art with you (and listening to me reading a story!). Thank you for asking me to be part of how you celebrated your birthday.

  3. SO SO SO FUN!!!!!! :)