Monday, 14 November 2011

A birthday, a little Brad and a ball of wonderful


A huge happy birthday to my wonderful hubby.... just ask him he will tell you he is wonderful... and to celebrate I made him a painting of a cake... not an actual cake... but this low calorie , though perhaps somewhat flammable, cake. It was a choice of having a cake made or seeing a movie.... and he opted for movie... his choice of course being the birthday boy so Moneyball it was.
Now I have been known to not mind a bit of screen candy like the lovely Mr Pitt, but this was somewhat dulled by the fact that it was a movie about sport and maths... two of my least favourite things in the whole world... in fact sports makes up about my top ten least favourite things in the world....and if it had of been football I would have definitely attempted to drown myself in the popcorn.... and baseball is almost bearable... almost... lucky it was his birthday or I would have been groaning and grumbling the whole way.... but as it was I managed  to just mutter at times, and think I may have gotten away with him thinking I had tolerated it quite well...of course the peanut m and m's helped ease the torture.


Also boosting my mood was this extraordinary and unexpected piece of origami wonderfullness which I received this morning from Ally, who is one of Phantom's friends... how freakin amazing is this thing... It is an origami ball made up of these flowers all glued together and is now sitting on my shelf right at eye level and I am loving seeing it sitting there... making me happy and reminding me that teenagers are just too fantastic and that Phantom is one lucky girl to have a cool friend like the Alster!!!!

Head over to AEDM to see what everyone else has been up to today in their creative worlds... 

20 comments:

FranT said...

I love the birthday cake illustration! Did you know that they make molds just like that, all tippy and all. I just saw that online recently. I love your style and always looking forward to what you're coming up with next!
FranT
PS I know what you mean about the sports ;)

Paula said...

Beautiful cake and beautiful origami! Thanks for the tip on the art shops. I will definitely be checking both out. Paula :)

Jennibellie said...

Happy Birthday hubby (you're one good wife to sit through that!!! is all I'm saying lol) lovely cake painting, loving all the shooting stars :) x

Tracy said...

I wonder if my hubs would go for a gourd birthday cake? Hmmmm... doubt it. Ah well.... Beautiful cake! I'm with you, sports and math - I break out in hives. Eeeeewwwww. At least you had chocolate to get you through. :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Oh, how fun! Love the bday cake! Happy Day!

tammy vitale said...

I have a husband who is wonderful (and he will tell you) and ALSO (don't forget he says) Funny! And I see we share the same "love" of sports! So I quite enjoyed this post and thank you very much for sharing! I love the joy of your paintings! The images almost leap off the page. Wonderful!

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous cake, and fab flower! They look great in these bright colours :)

thepinkrachael said...

Luckilly my boyfriend isn't into sports, so I don't get subjected to that...just zombies and sci-fi stuff instead - just as bad! Love the cake! I want a real one like that for my birthday now!

Terrie said...

Very cool drawing and what a lucky hubby to have someone like you, willing to happily give up their preferences for his (if only for a couple hours!:)

I so enjoy your art, I look forward to each days efforts!

A Splash of Ida said...

Can I just tell you that your paintings are so lovely? :-) I am in love with them! They are always so colourful and they just always seem to be very happy. :-)

Oh, and happy birthday to your wonderful husband.

xoxo
Ida

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Happy birthday to the hubby! I absolutely love his birthday cake--it looks yummy :)

Nigel said...

Wonderful cake illustration, and Happy Birthday to Mr TFK. Personally, I'd have gone for the cake!

Julie said...

I love that you painted your hubby a cake! Math and sports are two of my least favorite things too!

Terrie said...

"Oh my giddy aunt"!!?? The comment you left me cracked me up! That's a new one to me!

Jen@small matters said...

I love your birthday cake - so festive! And your post is hilarious as usual. It's such a treat to visit here!

Lori said...

Love the cake!

Bobbi Lewin said...

Ewww sports films! I would have been doing a lot of muttering myself;)

Precious Worker said...

What a fun cake! Like the less calories idea.I also like peanut m+m's. Blow the calories.The origami is sweet as.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! (My hub's bday is later this week!) I love the festive cake you made him!! And those origami flowers rock - gorgeousness!!

Judy Hartman said...

Going to that movie was the best gift you could give your husband! Love the paper cake you made for him!