Sunday, August 22, 2010

four oh!

It's my 40th birthday today! I'm really not sure how this happened. Where has the time gone and why do I still feel in many ways like I should be a little more sophisticated...a little more of an adult? Maybe it's a good thing...

For my birthday I thought it would be FUN to make myself a piece of art. So, here is my 40th birthday cake. I used a technique new to me, torn paper collage, for this piece and I'll share more about it soon!

Plans for the day have been a big I'll have to let you know tomorrow how the day went.


  1. Heather, Happy 40th Birthday

    I LOVE this cake!I want one like this one I turn 40 ( 2 1/2 years)
    Seriously this is a gorgeous cake. Would love to hang this in my kitchen.
    I still feel like that too...:)

  2. Happy Birthday Heather!

    There's a little quote I liked hearing when I turned 40 (almost 5 years ago).

    Forty is the old age of youth, and the youth of old age.

    My dad always said he loved that time of life because you now have the wisdom of time and still have great physical capabilities (Lord willing).

    I hope you have a wonderful celebration.
    Your mixed media creation is great!


  3. I loved being in my 40's. Enjoy this time--it flies by! Love the collage and what you did with the papers--that is one cool cake!

  4. Hope it was a swell birthday! 40!!! I'll be turning 50 in a few months...let me tell you, I have already been thinking about how to mark that one! Can't wait to hear how your BIG day was celebrated! And I LOVE the birthday painting!

  5. i'm one year ahead of you, heather!

    and i KNOW! i can't believe i'm 41?! i thought for sure i'd have it all figured out by then like my mom seemed to at this age- but she must have just been putting on a good front!! :)

    anyway, i really hope you had a great birthday and i hope the 40s are absolutely fabulous for you!!

  6. Thank you all for stopping by for my birthday!