Saturday, January 26, 2008

All Behind Me Now!

Well, it's all behind me now...the first 50 years of my life, anyway! I found this photo taken back when I was about 30.

Twenty years ago...really?!?! Where did that time go? Where did this woman go who could fit into a size 4 skirt??!?? ha-ha

Thanks so much for all the birthday greetings and emails and thanks, too, for your continuing support in checking my work, my struggles, my trying new things, and just saying hello once in a while! I'll be busy with figure drawing and a visit to Manifest Gallery to see their new show that opened last night (I don't do openings - too many people) and lunch out and then out to buy - wait for it - buy for my very special 51st birthday - a - yes, you'll never guess - a new -

pillow! ha-ha Nothing says old and decrepit like wanting a new pillow for your birthday so your neck and head and shoulders don't ache when you get up in the morning!!

Then I'm going to do a self-portrait later today so stay tuned.


Tracy Wandling said...

That's pretty sassy picture of you...very cute!
Hope your day is grand, and the year is filled with much learning, exploring, adventure, and PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING!!!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda! Hope you don't mind but I've tagged you on my blog! Bwa ha ha ha


Dawn said...

Hi Rhonda,

great blog! Love your work. Happy Birthday! I have added you to my blog roll. thanks for stopping by.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much, Tracy, Pablo, and Dawn :) It's be a terrific day so far and will share when I catch my breath a little. Sassy pic - yeah, I was doing Tina Turner (you don't get much more sassy than that!). Dawn, I love your photos and have you listed on my faves but I need to add you to my blog listing sidebar (if you don't mind). Now I have to check out what Pablo is up to over at his blog!!!

Ces said...

Happy Birthday. I found out from Sandy's blog that it was your birthday. Hope you celebrate the entire month. My daughter's birthday was yesterday and she had her twelve year old birthday parthy today. Good, talented and bright people born at this time of the year.

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday!! 50 is a great mark in life - I'm glad that you're celebrating in high style!

Michelle Himes said...

Happy Birthday, Rhonda! Great photo! I never looked that good at 30. But then, I had three kids by then. I'm coming up on 63 - that sounds so strange - the numbers just don't make sense anymore.

Looking forward to seeing your self portrait.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, Ces, Michelle and Suzanne. Yes, Michelle, 51 doesn't make sense to me anymore! I know just what you mean :)
But it was a wonderful day and I'm continuing it through tomorrow, at least (good advice, Ces :)

Nava said...


RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Nava :) I've actually been having a birthday weekend!