All I want…

Saturday, February 5, will be my 45th birthday.

I’ve seen folks post wish lists on here before; here’s mine, which is short.

If you have the impulse to get me something for my birthday, I’d like you to make something.

Don’t make me something, just create something for yourself: a collage, a drawing, a mailbox, a new hat. Make something by hand for you to have in your life. Let go of any judgements you have about your artitistc ability or being good enough, just spend some time making something.

That would mean the world to me.

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  1. I will attempt a dish I have never done before
    It will be from a traditional Japanese Kaiseki and selected to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients available to me. It will be consumed in silence with an exceptional wine.

  2. I will attempt a dish I have never done before
    It will be from a traditional Japanese Kaiseki and selected to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients available to me. It will be consumed in silence with an exceptional wine.

  3. You know? I cannot describe how much subtle anxiety I have about such a project — or even say exactly why it’s there.

    But I’ll do it. And let you know what I’ve done. Thanks for a good nudge, Bud!

  4. You know? I cannot describe how much subtle anxiety I have about such a project — or even say exactly why it’s there.

    But I’ll do it. And let you know what I’ve done. Thanks for a good nudge, Bud!

  5. Should I make it for myself and then keep it? Or make it for myself and then give it to you? There’s something very Buddhist about the latter. Although the first is pretty tempting.

  6. Should I make it for myself and then keep it? Or make it for myself and then give it to you? There’s something very Buddhist about the latter. Although the first is pretty tempting.

  7. Promise…there you go made something already…

    I keep a collage journal so Saturday will get an entry – and if I get around to working out how to post pictures to my entries (early days yet) I may even be able to show you.

    Incidentally, I reach 45 in June and I’m usually never one to read much into any birthday/age…but this one feels particularly good, don’t you think ?

  8. Promise…there you go made something already…

    I keep a collage journal so Saturday will get an entry – and if I get around to working out how to post pictures to my entries (early days yet) I may even be able to show you.

    Incidentally, I reach 45 in June and I’m usually never one to read much into any birthday/age…but this one feels particularly good, don’t you think ?

  9. Take only JPEGs, leave only pawprints

    Come to Bear Cafe from 3-6 pm at the Center the day after your birthday and watch me put Bears in bondage. Then I’ll have made some art for you, myself, and others which none of us has to carry home.

  10. Take only JPEGs, leave only pawprints

    Come to Bear Cafe from 3-6 pm at the Center the day after your birthday and watch me put Bears in bondage. Then I’ll have made some art for you, myself, and others which none of us has to carry home.

  11. *grin* I always enjoy your posts, they tend to give me a new outlook.

    I will attempt, then, to make something for myself between now and the 5th 🙂

    It might be a belated birthday present though, given my ability to be forgetful. 🙂

  12. *grin* I always enjoy your posts, they tend to give me a new outlook.

    I will attempt, then, to make something for myself between now and the 5th 🙂

    It might be a belated birthday present though, given my ability to be forgetful. 🙂

  13. I made you something, and I need your permission to post it. I e-mailed you at your earthlink account and got an auto response because your ISP thinks I’m spam. Will you get in touch with me asap?

  14. I made you something, and I need your permission to post it. I e-mailed you at your earthlink account and got an auto response because your ISP thinks I’m spam. Will you get in touch with me asap?

  15. a million and a half

    i’ve already made you something
    a few things
    they’re just things
    and they’ll be in the mail
    BUT
    i’ve wanted to make a leather hair-stick holder for months now
    and have two suede skirts i bought for cutting up for such purposes
    … i’ll send pictures
    and
    love

  16. a million and a half

    i’ve already made you something
    a few things
    they’re just things
    and they’ll be in the mail
    BUT
    i’ve wanted to make a leather hair-stick holder for months now
    and have two suede skirts i bought for cutting up for such purposes
    … i’ll send pictures
    and
    love

  17. Happy Birthday!

    I had forgotten about your request until reminded me. In honor of your birthday, I am going to bite the bullet and work on a small painting. With everything going on internally (in therapy), my painting has been on hold, frozen and fearful. I haven’t felt worthy of creating. My gift to you is my gift to myself. Thank you for the opportunity to jump off the cliff one more time.

    I hope your day is graced with wonder, passion, art, food, friends and sex. 🙂

  18. Happy Birthday!

    I had forgotten about your request until reminded me. In honor of your birthday, I am going to bite the bullet and work on a small painting. With everything going on internally (in therapy), my painting has been on hold, frozen and fearful. I haven’t felt worthy of creating. My gift to you is my gift to myself. Thank you for the opportunity to jump off the cliff one more time.

    I hope your day is graced with wonder, passion, art, food, friends and sex. 🙂

  19. mash potatoes

    Hi and Happy Birthday.
    A bit late in the day to start a suitable birthday gifting but I really like your idea – I tried to get something like it to occur last year for my 40th but believe it or not worklife conspired against me getting the message out.

    So anyhow, tonight I am going to make a big pot of mashed potatoes from yukon gold, blue, and a nice white sweet potatoe. I’ll try to be creative with the seasoning and shapes while serving.

    Cheers!!!

  20. mash potatoes

    Hi and Happy Birthday.
    A bit late in the day to start a suitable birthday gifting but I really like your idea – I tried to get something like it to occur last year for my 40th but believe it or not worklife conspired against me getting the message out.

    So anyhow, tonight I am going to make a big pot of mashed potatoes from yukon gold, blue, and a nice white sweet potatoe. I’ll try to be creative with the seasoning and shapes while serving.

    Cheers!!!

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