It was a very fun birthday. It started with a pleasant trip to the farmers market. Lots of people sang happy birthday to me all day at the store. My new friend Xanthe came to paint a chair and bring me some presents. We did a Christmas in July swap for our Wisconsin etsy street team and she got my name. She gave me one of her beautiful soldered pendants. She also gave me a little loot bag full of all kinds of fun ephemera. I will have fun with that. It was a nice afternoon.
The birthday party was a blast! It was a nice blend of people who came and most came with gifts of booze. I think I'll have to have a after the birthday party just to drink all that wine! One of the best things about the party was the paint your portrait painting. I took a huge canvas and with the help of Heather and Kelly painted squares and then people painted their portraits in the squares. It was so much fun and the end result is just fantastic...already hanging in the dining room. It really got everyone talking and getting to know each other. We drank way too many margaritas and had more fun than should be allowed! Thanks to everyone who came and made my birthday a memorable one!