Monday, April 5, 2010

Sky study 15


Dramatic. One of my favorites so far.

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Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to mee-eee,
Happy birthday to me.

45. Strange age. The number sounds sooo ancient, I suppose because that's the age young people (myself included, long ago) always give as "some middle-aged person, like, 45." Like, as a dismissal.

Anyway. Halfway between 30 and 60. Some days I still feel 30, some days 60, so I suppose that's appropriate.
(And some days, 90. But anyway.)

How could one fail to have a joyous birthday when eating chocolate for breakfast...and looking at this?




At the Purple Lotus hotel in Bangalore.



More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

23 comments:

SamArtDog said...

This is definitely one of your best. Looks a lot like a purple lotus.

Now that you mention it, In honor of your day, I think I'll have a piece of chocolate. Cherry chili chocolate. Yum.

Fernando Pena said...

Jala, feliz cumpleaños!!!!!
y el cielo que pusiste es un espectáculo.
Ahora, eso de que 45 te suena anciano.... que mal me hace sentir :)

Jala Pfaff said...

Fernando, gracias. Me siento vieja pero si tu' eres mayor, pues me alegro mucho de saber que mis mejores an~os de artista todavi'a quedan por adelante.

Sam - I think the whole world should (over-)indulge in chocolate on my birthday!! Go for it!! Glad you like the sky, too.

Dar Presto said...

The sky is fantastic.
Happy Birthday to you, Jala! I will celebrate with chocolate as well :)

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william wray said...

You are the queen of C&C (cats and clouds!)

bonnieluria said...

Happiest of birthdays Jala- I see the occasion is marked by many things of significance. ( refer to my email to you ).
Gorgeous cloud, this dark one.

Kaylyn said...

Ok! Happy birthday! I just ate a cadbury mini egg in your honor!

(goofy cat!!)

SamArtDog said...

Just noticed the Bangalore lotus again. Another amazing photo! There goes that gift again...

Double "D" said...

Happy Birthday Jala!

This is by far the most dramatic and expressive cloud you done. It's beautiful, I envy your talent.

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Dar - Please do! Thank you.

William - When do I get my crown? And my scepter...I've always wanted a scepter. ;)

Hi Bonnie - Indeed! St.Croix-nicity strikes again.

Hi Kaylyn, Rumi would like you to have more than just one measly little chocolate.

Sam - You are too kind.

Hi DD - Thank you much. Talent schmalent.

Ann Reyes said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu
Happy Birthday to you!!!
...and many more!!!

Ian Foster said...

Happy birthday for yesterday, I'm sorry I am a bit late with these wishes. Chocolate for breakfast?, sounds good to me.
I love the sky study, the best so far I think.

rahina q.h. said...

happy birthday Jala! hope you have a great day! And the cloud painting is just wonderful: it is one of those clouds which seems to be going somewhere purposefully.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Happy Birthday to you, Jala! You're still a spring chicken!

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Zum Geburtstag viel Glück,
zum Geburtstag viel Glück,
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag,
zum Geburtstag viel Glück.

My best wishes to you.
I like this blue beneath the cloud. It's very dramatic.

Pam Holnback said...

Happy Birthday. And, one of my favorites, too.

Jala Pfaff said...

Ann - Thank you! You sang with me!

Thanks much, Ian, and chocolate for breakfast was lovely, I recommend it.

Hi Rahina, Thanks. A purposeful cloud: I like that.

Hi Janelle - Am I? Okay, that sounds good.

Astrid - Vielen Dank!

Hi Pam and thank you.

diddamsdigitalart said...

One of my favorites of the sky studies, too! Dramatic and appropriate for a birthday! Hope you had a great one... from the perspective of 60+, 45 sounds pretty young to me. Like you're just getting started!

loriann said...

Happy Birthday Jala!!!
This is one of my faves too. You were inspired for your birthday!

Sonya Johnson said...

Happy belated birthday, Jala! I'm a year and a few months shy of my 45th birthday, but I think it will be something to look forward to.
The painting is sublime; your cloudscapes are all wonderful and inspiring, though.

Rumi's picture made me laugh out loud, and I had to show my mom :).

Jala Pfaff said...

Hi Donald. Glad to know I still appear to be a spring chicken. :)

Loriann, thank you. I think the drama of it (the cloud, not the b-day) seems to appeal to many people.

Hi Sonya, thanks. So we're close in age...not surprised! I still laugh out loud at Rumi. He can be a huge pest (knocking things over just for fun, e.g.) but he makes me laugh so much.

Barbara M. said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. My mother gave me a great piece of advice a long while ago. Don't tell people your age, and don't tell yourself your age, then you will never be defined by a totally artificial number. I liked the advice and I live by it. Your work is beautiful, and you are completely separate from a number invented by some man who invented the calendar. You'd be a different age in Korea, and in many other countries. See? Arbitrary.

Happy Birthday,

Take care,

Barbara