~ A Thriller Birthday! ~

Hi Friends,

Today is the BIG day, my birthday and I'm 30 AGAIN this year! '-)

First ~ I wanted to show some of the FABULOUS & VERY thoughtful gifts I have received earlier this week.

Joyce Stahl sent me an enchanting OOAK birthday present: "Michael Jackson Thriller" doll. If you do not know, I adore Michael Jackson and I'm his biggest fan. I'm also one of Joyce's biggest fans as well, and I am lucky enough to now own 3 of her magical creations!

JoycEE ~ I am overwhelmed by your generosity in sending me such a special gift. I will treasure my spooktacular MJ doll for many years to come. Thanks so much! IF you are not familiar with Joyce's magical dolls please visit her at her Enchanted Productions blog!

Sweet B ~ Sent me a lovely "Skelly Ball" paper mache ornament along with a recent auction win. Being the sweet candy girl that she is, she also included soda pop flavor jelly beans & chocolate Valentine's hearts. Thanks B for making my birthday SO "sweet" this year! Visit B and her delectable art goodies at her Sweet B Folk Art blog!

Crystal sent me a wonderful Edward Gorey tribute art book. Edward Gorey is one of my all-time favorite illustrators and has greatly influenced my art. Crystal you must have consulted your "crystal ball" to make such a perfect gift selection. I cherish our friendship and thanks for being SO thoughtful! Visit Crystal's dark wonders at her Gothic Rose Antiques blog!

Second ~ It's been a FULL week of celebration so far, and will continue through all weekend. I try to have the Oprah birthday and streeeeeeeeetch out the festivities as long as possible. I've had a lovely Mexican dinner out with my best friend, my Mom on Monday. I also did happy hour with some friends at a local tavern on Wed. evening.

Today's Agenda (13th) ~ Coffee & blogging fix this morning. Next off to McDonald's for two bacon egg & cheese biscuits and two hash browns for breakfast. A lovely dinner at Hunan Manor this evening with my partner. A fantastic Chinese restaurant that boasts a huge salt-water aquarium in the center of the dining room. You can see the fish swimming while you eat from any table in the house. Probably a DVD movie night at home afterwards.

Saturday the 14th ~ PARTAY ~ Going out on the town in Baltimore for a night of dancing at a local dance club (plus MANY rum & Cokes) ~ Cheers!!! '-P)

Sunday the 15th ~ Beef stroganoff family dinner hosted at my grandmother's house.

LAST but not LEAST ~ Thanks to all my friends that have sent me lovely emails, cards, & blog posts wishing me a wonderful birthday!!!

SpOOky Hugs 2 ALL

~ Thanx Patty / XOXO CK ~

Artwork © 2009 Joyce Stahl & Amelia Schaefer, All Rights Reserved.


October Effigies said...

Hey Hey!! Happy Birthday!! XOX

Leah's Art Magic said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!! I love all your gifts WOW! The MJ doll from Joycee is VERY cool! Lucky you! Your Birthday itinerary sounds like you'll be having a lot of fun!
Enjoy! Cheers!


Anonymous said...

HaPpY BiRthDAy!!! Your gifts are wonderful and you deserve it all! Hope your "new year" is fantastic and you get all the great things Life has to offer this year, Chris! Have a GREAT DAY!!!

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Chris, HAPPY BIRTHDAY... Great fun & spooky good gifts!

Your blog look's 'Marvelous Dahling' & 'Very Interesting'. Hope you'll have a lucky Friday the 13th too... Just think that way, it's always been lucky for us.

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”The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means & hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
~ William Faulkner

Also wanted to wish you & yours a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! When you can, I hope you'll check out my latest blog post too. For the top ten economical Valentine's Day Gifts, Romantic Tips & Love Advice. Actually these tips are good any time!

Remember to ~ LOVE ~ HUG ~ KISS ~ everyday...

Blessings For Health, Wealth & Joy!
XOXOs, Lyndy

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Kristen Beason said...

Happy Birthday Chris! You don't look a day over 29 ;+)

Have a fun trip and Joycee's doll is too cool!


Marie Patterson Studio said...

Happy Birthday Chris!
Enjoy your birthday and the weekend!


Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Woooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!!!!!

Happy Birthday Chris!!!!!!

I'm so glad you liked your MJ Thriller doll! When I saw the actual tattered Thriller zombie jacket at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame last year....I was so inspired! I just knew I had to make this little guy for you!

Have a wonderful, fun-filled and Enchanted birthday my friend!

I just wish I lived close enough to party with you on this special day! I think it's so cool that it fell on Friday the 13th too!!!!


~dani~ said...

Happy Birthday my spooky friend!! May you have a festive time filled with spooky good fun! Hugs~

Patty Benedict said...

WOW!!! Such wonderful gifts to a very sweet thoughtful guy!!!!You deserve to have a wonderful day!!
Bugs & Hisses

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

A Big Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday and Long HUG!!!! I hope you have a very SPECIAL DAY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best. I will be toasting you shortly with a Tom Collins! :)
BTW--love the MJ doll-isn't Joyce great!

Anonymous said...

Oh man that doll is awesome!! Well birthday boy, celebrate like there's no tomorrow and stretch your birthday for as long as you want. You deserve it!!

Random York said...

I love that paper doll!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

What Wonderful Friends and Wonderful Gifts!!!! Sounds like an Enchanting Weekend :) Enjoy!

Christopher A. Klingler said...

Dear Friends ~ THANK SO MUCH for ALL the thoughtful birthday well wishes, & hope you ALL have a VONDERFUL Valentine's day weekend!

You ALL made my birthday VERY special this year!!!

SpOOky CK (-: