Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 18: Buon Compleanno!

My blog and I both have birthdays this month. My blog, at one year, is still a baby. I, however, am not – having entered a whole new decade of my life (a decade I used to associate with my mother and her friends…)

But life progresses and every birthday deserves a birthday cake. It’s been more than 20 years since I last ate a piece of Black Forest cake, but the memory lingers on. For this birthday celebration, I’ve painted my memory of that cake – layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and cherries soaked in liquor. It looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it? Cherries the size of plums on the top? Wishful thinking on my part, I guess.

I’ve enjoyed interacting with the talented and generous EDM members so much during the past year. I’m thrilled and inspired by the varied and beautiful artwork the members produce.

Thank you so much for visiting, leaving encouraging comments and suggestions - but most of all for sharing YOUR work!

8 comments:

Sherry said...

Happy birthdays to you! I have enjoyed getting to know you in a virtual way over the past year, and look forward to actually meeting you in September. Mmmm, Black Forest cake... I'll tell you, Sharon, virtual cake is the only cake that's going in my mouth for a while. Now that my "fat" jeans and heavy sweaters are giving way to more revealing clothes, I see I have some damage to repair. :)

Sharon said...

Diet now Sherry, because there are some fabulous restaurants and bakeries in Portland. Maybe we should meet for afternoon tea at the Heathman Hotel? Or perhaps a wonderful Tai restaurant, if you really want low carb. I'm looking forward to it!

A Brush with Color said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog! Definite cause for celebration! This black forest cake looks excellent to me--enjoy!

Sandy said...

Buon Compleanno to you both- How wonderful, and definitely worth a slice of cake WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? And like your blog you are not older, but BETTER. This cake IS good enough to EAT! I love your blog.Thank you for your inspiration to all of EDM.

Lisalou said...

Love your cake! Congrats to you and your blog!
Lisa

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog! Good reasons to celebrate and that cake looks very festive!

SCquiltaddict said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!! What a lovely post...the cake looks scrumptious!

africantapestry said...

I hope these wishes aren't too late, but seeing that we're still in May they may count? Happy blog celebration, your blog is always a joy to come visit and your work always inspiring!
And happy birthday! When is the date...I couldn't find it? I wish you a wonderful year with great surprises and great art and great food!
Ronell