Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ultimate Birthday Card and/or Virtual Quilt

Every year I attempt to think up something new and different to do on my birthday (which is coming up soon) It is the only day of the year that is a complete sentence and a military command. If you guess, I will send you an ultimate birthday card.
Two years ago, I invited a couple dozen folks to come and make collages. Each person made two 4" x 5" collages--the first depicted their birthday wish for me and the second, their greatest strength. The picture above shows all the collages.

I made color copies of the collages and cut their wishes into warp and their greatest strength became the weft. I wove strength into wishes and arranged the woven blocks into a 20"x 24" virtual quilt which I framed and hung in the entryway to my apartment. Not all, but many of the wishes have come true.

I am waiting for inspiration to strike for this birthday. I will let you know.

Oh yes, I still weave although it has been a while since I have let you into the studio. I seem to be called to the task of cleaning, preparing for a new year---the year of the Rat.


Sara said...

March 4th!



Bev said...

By Jove, I think Sara has it! I was going to say 2 March... but that's not really the verb, isn't it!

Sarah said...

I was going to say March first. 4th makes more sense.


Valerie said...

March fourth! Or, to meet your criteria for a sentence and command, March forth.

However, I am rather fond of a day that comes 10 days later in the month: Pi(e) day - 3.14!! Ever since my son learned that number in elementary school, I have tried to have pie with him at 3:14 PM on 3/14.

How smart of you to plan ahead for your birthday!

Cynthia said...

Ha, ha! March 4th! I've known that one forever -- my brother's birthday is March 3rd and mine is March 11th so we've heard a lot of March jokes (such as they are).

Valerie's Pi day is a great idea. I wonder how long I have to wait until my kids can grasp the mathematical concept?

Bonnie said...

March 4th it is! Sara, Valerie, and Cynthia send me your snail mail address by clicking on my "view complete profile" and clicking on "email", and an ultimate birthday card will be sent to you.

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Merna said...

Well, I wasn't first, but you share my mother's birthday -- March 4th. I enjoy the two wrapped silk necklaces I bought when you taught at our guild in Southern California a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Well, it has to be March Fourth!!! And yes, I did come up with that before I read the comments! LOL

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