Saturday, March 2, 2013

Alive and Kicking....

Yes I'm alive, I'm alive....

Father forgive me it is 8 weeks since my last confession, errrrrrr blog post.!

8 frikkin weeks...how in the name of glory did that happen..??

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell...

CHA in Anaheim
Teaching Tour in the States
Paperworld in Frankfurt
Stitches in Birmingham
not to mention having a new heating system put in
teaching at my studio
prepping for classes
preparing for new workshops
designing lots of new top secret stuff
making absolutely essential new dresses
Being a Mommy Bear
spoiling a grand daughter
Appearing at no 1 baby's engagement
breaking of lap top and Mac!!!!

Not to mention all the day to day running of home and work and the pressure of having to be slightly magnificent some days and downright frikkin fabulous on others.......

As my Dad would say "I havent really had time to fart!!!"

Am I foriven...??

Do I have to do penance and say 2 Hail Mary's...??

No...

Fabulous, thanks for that...

If you've missed my shennannighans and tomfoolery whilst trying to pretend I am a normal functioning adult....then you could have caught up on Facebook. Not a day goes by without some utter babble/interesting posts from me.
If you are not already my friend on there, firstly, How Ruuuuuuuuuuude, and secondly Why Not...?
Come and join the fun, there are two of me. If it lets you friend me, it's the real me, if it only lets you like me it's the other me lol.
Confused..??? Join the club.

Seriously though if you are not already on Face book you are missing out on tons of fabulous updates, info, quotes, groups of interest, inspiration etc. It is so quick and easy to just add a photo, fling up a quote or keep connected. There you will find out where in the world I am, what I am up to , what dress I am wearing, what quote I am quoting, horrendous photos of me, you name it and it will be there. Go on give it a try.

In the meantime I have a little challenge for you. It's my birthday next week and I will be the big 50. Yes I know I don't look anywhere near it, he he he..!!! Or act it actually...!!

So I want you all to come up with something you think I may be doing on the night of my 50th. The more outrageous, outlandish and ridiculous, the better. Please no rude or smutty comments, this is a family blog you know and it's me who bears the brunt of peoples dislike, lol, so keep it clean and above board.

Maybe you think I would like to be Scuba diving in the Maldives or maybe polishing my Halo waiting for them to call me to the Vatican to fill the vacancy. Anything.

So leave me a comment on this blog post and next week sometime (yup, sometime, no fixed deadline) I will decide which suggestion tickles my trout the most. And you never know you might get sent some left over birthday cake, a torn cracker and a slowly deflating balloon, as a prize...amongst other things, if you're really lucky.

I'll leave you with some journal pages and a promise to be more blogworthy of you all...











Mwah you gorgeous gorgeous people

Enjoy xx

78 comments:

Peg Robinson said...

Well, Happy 50th! I have to say, it was a good year. I am sure you will be getting a mani/pedi/facial...etc. pampering before your tea-time with the queen. Sending bestest wishes. You look maaaa..valous darling.

heavenlycrafting said...

Hmm lets see

Skydiving off the Eiffle Tower

followed by Pizza in Naples

And a trip to Australia to have birthdaycake made by Zumbo's

to also ride a Kangaroo and do loop de loops in your private jet around the Harbour Bridge

before going around the world to kidnap your favorite crafty people, friends and famity to take them to a top secret location (hint Aurora Borealis)
for the shindig of the century!

ellen vargo said...

So... for your 50th... you will fly to Durham, North Carolina in the US to the spoonflower.com headquarters, where you will spend the day designing your own custom fabric... whatever you want... and then they'll print it for you and you can make as many dresses as you want! Oh... and you get to do this all by yourself... a whole day of alone time... no pressures, no deadlines, nobody asking anything of you except to create gorgeousness.... sound good? :) Seriously... Happy Birthday, Gorgeous! Love & Hugs & Snogs to you... Ellen xxx

ellen vargo said...

It's a real place by the way... check it out!

http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/new?create=fabric

Can you imagine? Fabric with all your quirky characters... or quotes... how cool would that be? :)

Unknown said...

Well "HaPpY 50th BiRtHyEaR!" ... I see you doing 50 things, over the year, to celebrate this wonderful milestone - beginning with an "Alice in Wonderland" tea-party for 50 of your closest friends in a remote, woodsy setting ... then off on a hot-air balloon ride - of course, you'll learn to juggle, sleep in the open air on a beach, and climb something. You've got all year to enjoy yourself (I trust you make it to my neck of the woods during that time). Party on me lady ☯.`•.¸¸.•´♥ღ ☼ ♥ ƤҼƌҪҼ ƌƝƊ ℒℴѵℯ *. ღ ☼♥¸.•´ ¸.•*´¨) ~ Theresa ~

susiesu said...

O so glad you are back blogging - we missed you. Happy 50th Birthday for next week will come back with some suggestions later. Thanks for sharing your journal pages was getting withdrawal symptoms. Love your new spray ink colours, stencils and stamps. Def had fun with Bert!!!!! lol Susiesu xxx

Sara said...

Are you sure you're gonna be 50 and 29? Anyway... I think for you 50th birthday you will go out to dinner with you family and then treat yourself to a whole night of telli (possibly an "I Love Lucy" marathon)!?! Okay... That may not sound like an outrageous and wild time... however; since your life is so crazy on regular, daily basis... I thought it would be a change of pace to just relax... oh and a bubble bath with a totally gorgeous hunk of a man!!! LOL! Hugs to you and whatever you decide to do on your birthday... be sure to make memories!!! BTW... I LOVE your journal pages! You are the WOMAN!!!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh bonne fête...happy birthday to you salty and sweet Dylan...oh Yeah...as far as I can see in my crystal ball, you will start practicing Zumba and will adore it...you are my friend on facebook, I don't understand why I don't have any more some news...I will go and check my setting...bisous xxx

Beth Kimbler said...

A nice quiet night with loved ones is how I see you spending your birthday. Enjoy what ever you decide to do!

Lynn Hardy said...

Welcome back - I missed you - (I have been stalking every day just in case)! Loving your journal pages.
Welcome to the fabulous fifties! Perhaps Tim and Mario will whisk you off to Disneyland for some birthday fun? Or you could have Tex-Mex and a hug with the lovely Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. Maybe Daniel Craig could whisk you away to be the next Bond Girl (not sprayed with gold paint but fully Dylusioned instead)! I suspect that you will probably settle for wearing a new (vintage or handmade)outfit and having some lushous cakes at your Studio, followed by a slap up meal with your nearest and dearest, sharing a bottle of something nice with Mr Babe of Deliciousness and a spot of Northern Soul - followed by some Journalling as you'll be too excited to sleep! Am I getting close?
Whatever you get up to, I hope that you have a brilliant birthday and come back and tell us all about it.

Carol Gibson said...

Happy 50th birthday! I think you will be out skydiving, then off to a picnic and after that you will be dancing your shoes off in one of those fabulous newly made dresses. Then to top the night off you will have some sensational chocolates while riding in a horse drawn carriage. Sounds like a great birthday, maybe I'll do this for my
60th.

Zeffy said...

Happy birthday....welcome to the free fifties...you can do anything you please when you are over fifty......how about a trip to Greece to celebrate and relax in the sun.....with some good ouzo or wine...lots of delicious meze...and lots of crazy Greek scrapbooking friends,who by the way are only just starting to get into art journaling.......oh I forgot to mention the beautiful Aegean sea...so sparkly...

Nora said...

Welcome back :)
Have missed Your blogging, but finaly you have time. Love all Your products og of course Your art yournal. Lots of inspiration!

Esther said...

50! You.should definitely celebrate that.
I suggest you write down all of the great ideas you find here.
Putt them in a birthday hat.
Pull one out...
And do exactly that what's on there!
Scary and funny at the same time!

Enjoy your big 50!
X Esther

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Can't think of anything more suitable for you than going for a moon-dance on the moon, with a polka-dottet awsome dress, 1 gallon of champagne and lots of tiny elfes serving you whatever you want!!

Have a faboloufantastic birthday coming!!

hugs
Marianne

dragonriding said...

you could always just sit in your studio and journal Dy? and have Teresa make you some lovely cupcakes....surrounded by your frinds and nearest and dearest...Oh I forgot this is your normality....

Michelle Webb said...

Some fabulous person bought you big black leather bound journal for your 50th, but this was no ordinary journal, it had magical powers. When you journaled on the pages, those thoughts and dreams came true! You didn’t realise this until you had wished for a creamy cupcake with an endless pot of tea and it appeared on the table in front of you. With your new found fairy wand you set about ridding the world of unsavoury characters and sent them off to a colourless planet for the rest of their days! Then you fed the starving, housed the homeless, healed the sick and made more hours in the day! Awesome! You completed your “To Do” list well ahead of schedule and you threw one big happy Northern Soul party, ding dong! Happy Birthday honey bun xxxx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Dyan I think your 50th birthday will be a truly decadent affair. You will awake to find your butler has laid out one of your fabulous bespoke creations for you to wear & run your bath. Elevenses will be served in the dining room where you will be greeted by friends & family, including Tim, Claudine, Wendy, Mario & Dina, who have flown in from the States, to lavish you with gifts.
In the evening the Tate Modern will be holding an exhibition in your honour, showcasing a selection of your canvases & creative art journals from throughout the years. Here you will sip champagne, whilst mingling with a selection of distinctive guests. Next, it's onto a club, but not before stopping at a chippy. Here you, your chauffeur & body guards (to protect you from all your adoring fans & the paparazzi) eat fish &chips, with dollops of tartar sauce, out of newspaper, off the roof of your limousine, in total disregard of health & safety regs.
Later you dance, into the early hours, with Will & Kate, proving you are only as old as you feel.

Susan c said...

shame about the geli pad my daughter asked me to get her one now i can't Barbara grey at clarity is the new uk distributor for geli art pads just been braging on create shame tried to get one now can't get one anywhere me really miffed love your samples so much x

Sue said...

I think you should come back to Florida (and I know you are!) and frolic with the flamingos!

Lee Kellogg said...

I echo Ellen Vargo, you get to spend the day either with spoon flower.com or Alexander Henry, they will let you play with as many bolts of their fabrics as possible. Then your birthday will just have to extend an extra day or two so you can make more essential dresses out of all the fun fabric you will have made/bought/been given. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and enjoy what ever you do.

Gloria said...

May you find your 50th year to be the best yet! As busy as you are, I envision a day ~ but let us dream BIG ~ a Whole Week spending your days being creative. No interruptions, no deadlines, only a lovely assistant to prepare & bring your tea & tasties when requested. Surrounded by all that inspires you, and having the choice of spending your evenings with those you Love most. Heck, you have glamour and glitz every day! It's time for some delicious ME time! Then you will be refreshed and ready for the next 50. Sending Love & Happy Thoughts to One who inspires and delights me each day.

texasbarb said...

I've read all the comments so far and they sound exciting and daunting at the same time.

For your 50th...a special spa day...or week...at some fancy shmancy spa where your wish is the command of the staffers. You are accompanied by only your bestest friend. You will relax, rejuvenate, and be pampered as only you deserve to be pampered.

Ahhh...sweet peace...something you so richly deserve...no one demanding your time.

Oh...and a nice cuppa when ever your heart desires it.

Of course you could always come to Texas like Lynn said. All us Texans who love you can get together at Jim's house and get terribly messy and covered with ink.

Marylou said...

3rd times a charm right!

Lucky you, Dyan, on turning 50. lucky? yes as much as I dreaded that event, turning 50 proved to be the start of the most fun years of my life and will be so for you I am sure.

as for the celebration, I think after the afore mentioned Tea Time with the Queen, I think you should take her in hand for a style makeover ala Dyan Style.. thinking of her in some bright hair, funky hat and a bright dress does make me laugh.

LaurieJay said...

On your 50th you will be served breakfast in bed by George Clooney, after which Anna Wintour will arrive to clothe you in the finest duds in time for your lunch at the Ritz with Daniel Craig. But you won't get too drunk because when you get home Tim Holtz and Jim Hankins and Dina Wakley will be waiting to have an art play date with you. Don't worry about cleaning up - Mario will see to that. (Sorry, Mario, hope you don't mind!! Love ya!) The day ends with you blogging so your faithful fans can see all the photographs of your fabulous 50 adventure day.
I do FB every single day and have been checking here frequently, too - to no avail until now!

Miranda said...

happy 50th birthday, as a surprise i think you will go for a swim with mermaids and all the cute little fish you drew (new stamps)

big hugs
you are marvelous

Karen Hought said...

Happy Birthday! I celebrated my 50th last year by jumping out of a plane from 15000 feet, strapped to a rather gorgeous guy called Martyn - I can highly recommend that :)
Whatever you do, hope your day is as amazing as you are.
Love
Karen xx

Tracey A. in NH said...

Happy 50th Birthday, Dyan!! I suspect you'll be on a boat cruising down the River Thames wearing a fabulous new dress and new do. Why not? They did it for the Queen...you're royalty and so very deserving of your own parade! Dinner will follow at Buckingham Palace and then 007 will pick you up in his helicopter and whisk you off to a private island for some well-deserved rest, relaxation and journaling, of course! Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy thoroughly!! (P.S. - Glad you're back to blogging!)

Kate Bunney said...

Included in your celebrations you could come to Western Australia especially Albany on the beautiful South Coast and then as a contrast I would take you to Bali - you will love the colour vibrancy spirituality art work .....

On another note I can't find you - the one that let's you friend - on Facebook!

Just love the way you make life and art fun!

Susie K said...

Your big 5-0 shouldn't be anything less than fabulous! With your crazy busy schedule, I think you should spent the weekend in sunny California. We will take you on a tour of some of the finest boutique wineries...not the large production operations. The fun, small family wineries where the company is full of charm and the wine is all the best goodness. Maybe we will walk the town square visiting small boutiques and most definitely a working artists studio they have on the park. Drive a few minutes to the Pacific Ocean where we can indulge in some wonderful fresh foods for our dinner. And then we can sit at ocean's edge with sketch books randomly journaling or sketching the inspiration we came about during the weekend. Don't forget to pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate the milestone birthday. Dance barefoot at water's edge in the moon light! Cheers to a relaxing and creative birthday celebration!

Jackie said...

Well now 50 ........ Duty is calling.... The Queen is in hospital with a poorly tummy think you should take over her duties for your birthday week! Flood the kingdom with colour , teach everyone how to craft, ..........wear bright and cheerful dresses, advise the government, and remove tax on all your wonderful products!!!!!!!
Jackie

karen said...

happy birthday dylan, its my birthady this month too but i shall be 40.
As for what you'll be doing, i think you'll travel somewhere exotoic like Morocco, take a ride on a camel and drink moroccan tea in your carvan looking out at the wonderment of the world. Waited on and your every need met. How does that sound????

sara j said...

Of course you are forgiven...that list made me exhausted...but then I am a couple of years ahead of you - tee hee.
You know that any birthday ending in a a zero means you can celebrate (read do what ever the blazes you want) for an entire year, right? I bought myself a beautiful new sewing machine, used it for a couple of years and then went over to paper and mixed media. But the point is this: pick them all!! Do them all...pick one now, and another i six months. It's a ZERO birthday. Hip hip horray. ENJOY!!

olive said...

I dont think that 2 Hail Mary's is enough to get out of this!!! definitely a whole rosary at least.... I thought your list was just your normal day, darling Dy!!!xxx you put us all to shame. So you reach a magic number, just rock it as you usually do. xxx

thekathrynwheel said...

Woop woop! Welcome back to blogland :-)) We've missed ya! 50 is just a number, however that doesn't mean you should miss the opportunity to do whatever the hell you like! Go for it :-) xx

Donna Lange said...

I so missed you! And don't you know I'm going to use that saying your father used -- love that. I so passed the 50 bday -- no biggie! Just got my flossie stencil and cannot wait to make art with it. Good to see you back.

Cindy said...

50 years old!! No Way! I am not far behind you hehe. Well, my Mom was wild and crazy and she jumped out of a plane for her 50th Birthday. She was so funny, she kept waving at the camera and you could see the guy signaling her to pull the string and she just kept waving and smiling :-) She did finally pull the string and landed safely. She still talks about that and is so glad that she did it. I however will not be doing that, no way!!!! Have a wonderful Birthday!!! Whatever you do have fun!

Marjie Kemper said...

But of course you're forgiven... especially for the part where you were "designing lots of new top secret stuff". Oh YEAH!

Now as for the big Five-Oh.... hmmm.... I am thinking a super duper massage... followed by a long walk on a beach and/or a flop on a blanket on the sand where you just raise your hand to a fine beach boy who'll bring you something to quench your thirst, with an umbrella in it, of course.

Roadchick said...

On your 50th birthday (I can't believe it - you must be lying!)you will be spending the day with the Queen Mum, showing her how to get her Dylusions on and making fabulous, colorful, wacky journal pages before sharing tea with HRH and the corgis!

Missusg said...

hmm.. how's about feet up, chillens' serving you some treats and pressies... and an early night to bed! happy happy birthday!
i hope whatever it is it turns out to be as worthy as you!! MWAH!

sandy said...

WoW!
YOU are always worth waiting for you incredible woman!

Pamela Jaramillo said...

Happy 50th B-day whimsical woman. Hope you sleep in on your birthday and wake up extra fabulous and spend the day with your loved ones who serve you your favorite cake.

Ann said...

Fish and chips at the top of Blackpool Tower dressed like Elvis or John Lennon, followed by an abseil down in a gorrilla costume!!- seriously enjoy the day.

Chris said...

I think whatever you decide to do - You will be absolutely fabulous darling!!!! Nice to see you back I've missed you x

sandy said...

How about dancing on the bar in Manhattan?

Veronica said...

Happy bday! here are some of my ideas (maybe not crazy enough!) : a) Ferris wheel in London blowing the candles of the cake and singing happy birthday when at the top. b) Create a fantastic cake using your new couture line stencils with a sewing theme (tho because if your birthday, maybe let someone else do the hard work and you just enjoy the result) c)Because it's all about you and you have to be spoilt, choose 50 people to write/say/sing/create/etc something about how you met/your relationship. This one has a lot of possibilities (i.e. 10 people, 5things; 5people,10 things; etc)

I havent read any of the other comments so hopefully I'm being original here :-D Enjoy your 50th and keep inspired as always. Cheers!

Kay Wallace said...

Just completed an art journal page about my "bucket list!" I am 69 years old, and one of the things on my list is to go skinny dippin' on my 70th birthday (sadly, it is in January!). You might consider this option for your celebration! Happy birthday, Dyan! So appreciate your inspiration and humor, not to mention you products!! Kay Wallace

nellyandnoopy said...

Happy birthday Dyan!!
Well you've heard of yarn bombing? How about journal bombing!! You could fly around the world in a fabulous. Moustache print dress and spritz and stencil and stamp all the landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty! Then have a shopping trip, and a trip to Disneyland! And for your present a giant full colour statue of pondering petunia with toadstools for hair outside Buckingham palace!!
Xxx

cathsheard said...

50 next year for me...
Spend your 50th in New Zealand, enjoying our amazing scenery and food - maybe traditional lamb roast? (after you've taught a few classes in the land down under of course).

Sweet Red Clover said...

I say you go to exactly where your favorite place in the whole wide world is, eat all your favorite foods, sing loudly and proudly your favorite songs all day long and hang out with only the best people you know! Then, when it is your unbirthday (there are 364 of those...or 365 if it's a leap year), you hop on a plane and come to my house and we can just play and be crafty, because you seem like the most fun person in the whole wide world of fun people and I would love to meet you in person...May 19 is my birthday, and I'll be 30...and if two people hit a birthday ending in 0 on the same year, then you know you are soul mates on some level! (Wow, that kind of sounds creepy...but I mean it in a completely non-creepy way...) I'm sending hugs and squishes and happy wishes your way, awesome lady!

ljrhew said...

Happy 50th Dylan. Get ready to have Big Fun on the next part of your adventure. For your big bash I see you traveling to Totoville aka Kansas where you will convince Dorthy to give you her ruby red slippers so you can strut down the yellow brick road singing happily. When you arrive at the Emerald City Glenda will be waiting to grant you a birthday wish. So Dylan, what will you wish for? Whatever you choose to do on your special day remember all of us will be celebrating with you. Enjoy :)

danda said...

Happy Bday from Italy. I'm one of yours fan. Just today I'm going play with dylusions with several italian girls!!! We wait for you in Italy, one day... We hope!!!! Have a good and perfect day my dear

Angelica said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thank you for beeing here in our usually so gray world! You really make it a better place :)

Redanne said...

Wow Dyan, 50 today! You seriously do not look 50...... just came by via Gentleman Jim's blog to wish you all the very best for today - combined with Mother's Day it will be a lovely one for you. Cannot think of anything clever but hope you have a wonderful fun filled day! Happy Birthday!!!

joy said...

Happy 50th, Dy!! What a wonderful milestone. I really can't think of anything more that the others haven't already mentioned, but just spending your day with loved ones surrounding you, enjoying a lovely meal in your favorite restaurant and relaxing for the whole day would seem to be a fairly unusual day for you, since you are always such a busy bee!

Whatever you decide to do, I'm sure you will do it COLORFULLY!!!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Dylan and after seeing Jim's cake I know that you are out for the time of your life with some hunky cowboy, boots, horse and all! Just try keeping all that straw out of your hair and horse .... off your boots! Hope you have a great day in whatever fantasy you chose to celebrate it in. thanks for all the sharing you do.

Scrapthat said...

Just wanted to wish you a very happy Birthday Dyan!
Wishing you many many more! :D

Terry Harrison said...

I now have a user id to add to my earlier comment (although you can probably see my identity at your end)

Well "HaPpY 50th BiRtHyEaR!" ... I see you doing 50 things, over the year, to celebrate this wonderful milestone .......

Carla said...

happy birthday, enjoy this day with family and friends.

silvergran said...

Life begins (again! :)) at 50! Have a great B'day week!
I predict some quiet time on the ranch, Rodeo riding, followed by a BBQ provided by gorgeous cowboys!

Petrina Case Studio said...

Happy Birthday - hope it's a fun filled day. Oh hec, lets make it a full birthday week.

Gentlemen Crafter said it was your bday today.

Happy thoughts,
Petrina Case STudio

Robyn said...

I wish you a happy birthday
A Joyous and celebrated birthday
To my friend Dyan
May she have a long long life!
You have a friend in Montreat, NC!

blessings,
robyn, aka forrestwife

Lynn Hardy said...

Happy Birthday Dyan! I know you got a cake as I saw it on Jim's blog! Hope you had a good Mother's day too.

Candy C said...

My dear sweet, Dyan! You lovely, ravishing 50 year old gorgeous hunk o' woman! First of all...I am wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Fifty is the new thirty, you know! :) Let's see...what you will be doing on your birthday. Well, if you were REALLY responsible, you might be grabbing a nice colonoscopy or a mammogram. This is the "baseline" year for that, you know. :) But, I am betting you will NOT be being responsible on your birthday and you will be running the streets of England in nothing but your "birthday suit" with strategically placed polka dots! You will be singing at the top of your lungs some fabulous 50s songs...to commemorate your big day or you will be serenaded "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" by your throngs of fans and friends. Whatever you are doing, do it WELL and enjoy your very special day!! Much love and hugs your way! <3 Candy

Kaye said...

Happy Birthday, Dy. I'm a new fanatic...I mean fan...and just sent a friend request on Facebook. I think you should spend the day participating in...not just watching..a good old-fashioned American rodeo!

isisimaginings.com said...

I've just sent you a friend request so that I wish you happy birthday on Fb. Until then; HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you're having a wonderfully fabulous day.
PS LOVE your journal pages, they're gorgeous.

wustaz said...

Happy early birthday. I think you should come north and dog sled in the great white north. I'll hitch up my lab and my cockapoo. Can't guarantee your ride would last too long, but it would definitely be memorable!!

Isabelle said...

For my 45th birthday I'll go (wish)to jump from Sky Tower in
New Zeland...maybe you can try it before me...and say if feeling worth it...or just relax a bit on a beautiful beaches from Tahiti...Huuuummmmm!!! with coconut bread...huuuuummmmmm Yummy!
By the way ; just tell you wish have a class with you...(Montreal ,Canada ???) You.re so FUNNY and joyful.

Maureen Hayes said...

Happy birthday! 50 is the new 30 they say! I want you to do whatever brings you joy and happiness on your birthday (boring answer, yes, but the truth).

ljrhew said...

Don't you hate it when your fingers don't work right when your trying to send an important b-day message. I just wanted to let you know that even though I tried to make you a Dylan instead of a Dyan that this crazy yank still wish you a Happy Day. Next time no e-mail from the phone :) hope your day is a Blast.

Laughing Through Life said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't say thank you enough for opening my world! My wish is for you to have a peaceful and relaxing day.

Laughing through life,

Laura

Brit Sviggum said...

Happy birthday, yesterday :) Hope you had a fantastic day! It was my birthday too, and I sure had a great time. I was on this big crop event in Norway, together with your good friend; Dina Wakley :)And it was super! I love your work, and I hope I get the chance to take one of your classes one day :)HAPPY BIRTHDAY, again.

grandmad1ana said...

Happy Birthday from one of your Canadian fans.There are stacks of us who love what you do!
Have a lovely day doing what YOU want to do...
Diana

Nan said...

Happy Birthday! I really hope you go on FOREVER! It is so much fun watching your videos!

April said...

Happy 50th!
On the night of your birthday I think you will be misting & stenciling the moon. It's such a lovely textured canvas & imagine how luminous it will be. We will be able to look up in the sky from locations all over the world & see your birthday art.

midnightscrapper said...

Your birthday has been and gone but I just wanted to say Happy birthday :-) hope you had an awesome time

pbp908 said...

Well darn it all - I missed your birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day doing only what you wanted to do and nothing else, unless it involved a hot air balloon trip over wine country with an incredibly handsome... oops! That's my birthday wish!

sandee said...

I know I am late to the party, alwas am..but I think you should cover yourself head to toe in paint. Stand against a white back drop and let your friends and family splatter you with paint! It would be so Dylan! Will look you up on FB too...don't want to be considered rude after all! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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