Sunday, 15 April 2007

Chocolates for my Birthday?



Chocolates for my birthday, no Golden paints and wait for it, a DREMEL. My wonderful husband is always full of surprises at Christmas and birthdays. He knew I'd been hanging my nose over a Dremel, but I didn't expect Golden paints as well, how fantastic. He took me to this terrific little cafe called 'Ripe' in the hills for breakfast and now he's making a special dinner for me and my family, what a gem.

I had another big surprise on Friday night, I went into Borders bookstore and was checking out the beading magazines. I was checking through Australian Beader mag. and shock horror there in the index was a photo of one of my necklaces. I finally remembered I'd sent them photos of some of my jewellery last year and, as I'd had no reply, completely forgot about it. I flicked through the mag. and there was my necklace on the Gallery page. What a thrill, I'm not sure if this means I've been published.

25 comments:

Corrine said...

Oh I think it means you've been published! congradulations, and happy birthday too!
Corrine

Julie H said...

What a sweet and generous husband - did he eat the chocolates to provide the trick box? You will love your dremel - mine is permanently plugged in!

Congratulations on being published too!

Gisele said...

Happy Birthday Ro, have a wonderful time & congrats on the publication :)

Jen Crossley said...

Have a great Birthday Ro.
You will LOVE your Dremel I dont know how I lived without mine!!!
Jen

carla said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts, too... your husband clearly knows how to please both the artist and the woman with such gifts:> And congratulations on being published... it sounds like a happy birthday all around!

carla said...

Oops... i see...he hid the paints in the choclate box! So what happened to the choclates?

Steph said...

Hey! Happy BirthDay! and congrats for having your work in a magazine!

Abby Creek Art said...

Yes...you've been published! Congrats, Ro...and HAPPY HAPPY Birthday. How wonderful that your husband is spoiling you. You deserve it! xoxo

Judy Wise said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on being published! Oh, the mighty dremel; you're ready for anything now. I'm happy that you have new toys and a sweet DH.

Susan Tuttle said...

Happy Birthday Ro! What a special day filled with wonderful gifts and surprises!!!

Of course that means you are published! Congratulations!

Warmly,
Susan

jo said...

Happy Birthday Ro!!!
What a lovely, thoughtful husband! I dropped a few hints about the Dremel on our last visit to Bunnings, Mothers Day is just around the corner.... Ooooh, look at all those Golden paints, can't wait to see what you produce with all of that!
Congratulations on having your work in a mag, must go out and get a copy!! Let me know what issue it is.
Take care.
Jo

Jo Wholohan said...

Happy Birthday Ro!!!!!!
Hip Hip Hooray :))

Sharon said...

Gee, of course you have been published. Congratulations. I'm late but happy birthday and what a honey you have to do all those nice things. And paints and a dremel too! What cha gone do with the dremel? Oh, I know play ART.

annie said...

happy birthday...and yes...you have been published...post it for us! sounds like a wonderful birthday...husband is on a roll!

Ev said...

a belated happy birthday wish to you Ro, what a lovely haul of goodies you got. Congratulations on being published - your jewellery is stunning so I am not surprised (though it would have been nice of them to LYK)

belinda said...

happy belated birthday! what a generous and attentive husband you have. i love golden paints. they are so opaque, schmincke cannot compete. i have never used my dremel, don't know why ...

michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Lots of loot, and in print too?
Congrats!

Dotee said...

Happy belated birthday Ro!

What wonderful gifts from your husband.I haven't used Golden acrylics before but have heard they are beautiful to use.And am sure you will get a lot of use from your dremel. With all of your wonderful found object work and jewelry!

A big congratulations on being published too. Well done.

Ursula Clamer said...

Happy birthday Ro! What fabulous gifts, and I agree...you have been published, well done. Ux

Judy said...

Awwww Ditto ditto ditto...to everything. Congrats on your b'day and being published. What a darling of a hubby you have. All the best for another creative and successful year.
xoxoxo

Megan Pickwell said...

Well Ro, golden paints definitely look good enough to eaat!
Happy birthday.
Meganxx

Karen Cole said...

Happy Birthday, Ro.

Looks like you have yourself a gem of a husband as well.

I've been away sooo.......also loved your new necklaces!!!! especially the mica. I'll have to try one of those Nina workshops.......or....maybe one of yours!

Judy Scott said...

What a day and great big huge congratulations, youre a published artist!!!!
Golden paints and a dremel too, its on my list!! Ive just started a beginners jewellry course ~ dont think Ill ever make a jeweller but its great fun. Belated Happy Birthday too, Jx

Bronwyn said...

Er...what's a dremel? (& what does one do with it?)
I found you via another blog - & now I'm going back to explore more of yours.

Ro Bruhn said...

Hi Bronwyn
A Dremel is a great little power tool that cuts, drills polishes, even gets paint off your hands, according to Assemblage guru, Michael deMeng.
I use it in my jewellery making.
Thanks for visiting
Ro