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Monday, April 16, 2007

"Fortune" Illustration Friday



When I was a little girl my birthday was hardly ever celebrated. It is January 4th. My parents always told me it was too close to Christmas. When I received a present they would say "this is for Christmas and your birthday". Now that I am older I celebrate my birthday with gusto, never to be thrown into Christmas or other holiday celebrations. My good fortune is to always celebrate and acknowledge not only my birthday but the birthdays of family, friends and loved ones.

16 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a sad story, but a fun illustration!

rachel stoleru said...

love your style, great illo.

studio lolo said...

Jan 4th and Christmas combined? Your parents were milking that one! (sorry) This is a wonderful illo and I agree with you 100%. Birthdays are to be celebrated, each and every one of them. No fear of getting older, just be glad you're having another b'day! Great job.

Graham McArthur said...

Wondeful illustration. I love your work.

bookbabie said...

Your art does make me smile, love your style!

Janice said...

mine was the 19th of december... (moan) and IM with you... (though i tend to forget how old I am now..) (grin) ... awesome illustration..

Tara Ross Studios said...

thank you everyone!

studio lolo, yes they were milking that one!! lol!

RonniHall said...

So glad to see you posting again, Tara! I hear that...my bday is Dec. 27th! I've always had the same thing. Here's both presents! I hated that as a kid too. It could have been worse. We could have come early and been born on xmas. Love your art style...

Tara Ross Studios said...

I feel your pain ronnihall! Ha! The best thing to do is celebrate half birthdays, that would make mine 4th of July, How perfect! Fireworks!!!

mike r baker said...

This is SO beautiful! I love your work! - My best friend was born on December 24th. He also gets birthday/Cristmas presents. What's worse is his mother was born that day too and insists that they all go to her favorite restaurant on that night which he hates. - Well, happy belated birthday Tara! I'm so glad to see your art.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Thank you Mike. I feel so sorry for your friend. I think that's got my story beat! Ha!!!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Ha! I've got you ALL beat. My birthday is Dec. 24th, and I had to share it with my TWIN!

Anyway....great painting. I enjoy all of your artwork.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Kathleen, you are right,,,,,, !!! I'll be thinking of you on the 24th! oh, and your twin. smiles....

Jamie said...

I love all these "too close to Christmas" posts! Mine's December 30th. This year one of my kids wrapped my present in Christmas wrapping. For once I refrained from my usual complaining. That only took 50 years! hahaha Cheers to the Capricorns!

Halloweenville said...

thats a really sad story..but a beautiful piece of work...

Angeles said...

i absolutely looooooooove the character... your tecnique is very insteresting...

saludos