Friday, February 06, 2009

My Birthday

My 37th birthday today.... See the streaks of grey at my temples? They seemed to magically appear in the last 6 months! I am rather entertained by them, since they're a little 'Bride of Frankenstein'....

Two years ago, Fromage gave me this beautiful Dendrobium for my birthday----which is blooming again exactly 2 years later! The buds have been waiting to open, just today, just for me.

Fromage's gift this year is Frog Woman. We saw this soapstone carving at a gallery awhile back and I LOVED it. When Fromage gave it to me, I sat down on the couch and closed my eyes. He put the package in my lap and it felt like a bowling ball...heavy! I knew exactly what it was!
The more I gaze at her, the more detail I find. I'll have to get ahold of the gallery owner and get her provenance....I'm sure she has an interesting history. I looked at her for a good 10 minutes before realizing there was a faint dot pattern on her forehead suggesting a tattoo or tribal marking. Also, her cleft chin is actually a vagina!!! (How cool is that!)
She is fabulous and I love my Frog Woman.
Already, it's a good birthday.
Tonight, we're off for a sushi dinner party with a few friends. I'm thinking of bringing frog woman to show her off....

I've had the flu for two weeks but I am FINALLY getting over it. Nasty stuff.
Also today? I am sending off my application for MFA studies. Yes. I. Am.
Too long talking/thinking/procrastinating over it. Time to just do it.