Friday, February 6, 2009

A DRIVE, A BIRTHDAY & A PAINTING

"One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late."
-Pablo Picasso

WONDERFUL WEEK-END Last Saturday was one of those special time worth blogging about. This time, my husband and I had a leisurely drive on the 405 freeway. Usually we dreaded it due to the long traffic jam. We made it to Newport Coast in about an hour and a half. We were invited to a birthday bash by a good friend named Lisa. We celebrated her 65th birthday in their time share villa on Newport Coast. The ocean view was gorgeous on a clear day. There were many guests. Everything was good. We came home loaded with good food, desserts and friendships.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH FRIENDS -Norma, Lisa (birthday celebrant), Ebb and Cristina. On the food table (by the right side) there was a mobile hanging on the chandelier with a quote: "Life is too short not to celebrate a birthday party." It's true and NOT too late......to celebrate and do something fun. Never mind if the economy is messy, celebrating 65th birthday is not the time to cut back our pocketbook and let our dreams hibernate. FRIENDS THROUGH THICK AND THIN- Say cheese! "HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!" The lovely floral painting was my birthday gift for Lisa.

19 comments:

Grammy said...

Aw, Happy birthday to your friend Lisa. It is a treasure to have life long friend. I love the painting and the meaning you put in it. You are so sweet.
Have a great weekend.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Grammy! Yes, having a life long friend is a treasure. Thanks for admiring that painting. Have a great week-end too.

Aspiring Artist said...

A beautiful frienship painting. And a very thoughtful gift for a good friend.

Ebb Tide said...

Aa- thanks for that very friendly comment.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

good cheer

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-Yes, good cheer to my friend and to all of us.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderful time. You are so good to your friends!

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Sandy! I believe in the famous quote: "Do unto others what you like others do unto you." So far all my "TRUE" friends are good to me. There are some traitors but they are not true friends.

Angel said...

May God continue to bless you with good friends.

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- thanks for wishing me that. I know that good friends are blessings.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

There are no chinese resturants in the villahe Omly pme check amd one general cusean The village is a bedroom community for those who take the train to chicago

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

u have it all ,thanks for sharing

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Lloyd-thanks for your comment.
I will visit your blog soon and will reply to your other comment.

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy birthday to your friend. What a lovely frienship painting!

Ebb Tide said...

AA- your greeting is appreciated. It's better late that never. And thanks for the compliment.

Michael O'Connell said...

thank you for the visit and kind words… your artwork is amazing…

Ebb Tide said...

Michael-Thanks also for dropping by and for the compliment.

Lina said...

I look at your blog from time to time. I enjoy reading it. It keeps me updated about you and your activities and whereabouts.

Ebb Tide said...

Lina=thanks for visiting my blog from time to time. It's like a diary but more on my artistic life.