I love B.Day's I think they should be celebrated to the fullest. My Hubby takes the day off work to celebrate with me and it is great to have a day completely devoid of obligations and commitments. But unfortunately I was not feeling so great so the big plans were put on hold. I really wanted to go out and do something, so we managed to get to the Pearl District here in Portland for a late lunch. OK, it was "Happy Hour" but who's checking. :)
After a sufficient time getting "Happy" we drove around and I took some photos of the great blend of architecture that has become the Pearl District. (Will be sharing those another day :)
It was, for a long time, a section of disused commercial buildings and home to a major N.W. brewery but over the past 20 years has grown into one of the biggest urban re-gentrification project in North America. A wonderful mix of beautifully renovated warehouses and innovative modern structures, a blend of offices, restaurants, housing, shops and so much more, it is a lively place.
Birthday Candles and Flowers on the table for dinner at home. So, even if I didn't do what I planned I still got to celebrate my B.Day only in a different way. :)
Also, Stacey at Artsnark blog awarded me a Sunshine Award for my Blog, Thanks Stacey. :)
This means a lot to me coming from an Artist I admire. Check out Stacey's Etsy Shop Artsnark see why I admire her sooo much :)
And last but by no means least, a special "Thank you" to my Blogger Buddy Anna over at
A Beader's Blog for blogging about my latest Giveaway. :)
Talking of which, if you haven't entered my late February Giveaway to win an 8 x 10 photo of your choice from my new Etsy shop you can do that now there is still time :)
Hope you are all having a wonderful week :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.