frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Am 49 Years Old

I didn't get a chance to blog about it yesterday, but I finished the Good Deed quilt. I'm glad to be finished with it. I presented it to Vicky today. Here is Vickie holding it...

Also, It's my birthday. My last year with a "4" in the front of it. Tomorrow I am going to the salon and changing the color of my hair. Normally it is dark brown, but after tomorrow it will be "Burnt Mahogany." Not a giant difference, but we'll see what I think of that. Once I had my hair highlighted, and I really didn't like it much. Definitely not worth the cost and the time it took.

Joe gave me a nice necklace and a book: The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb. If you don't know R. Crumb, well, you probably should, even if you end up hating him. He is thought of as the father of the underground comic. My first run in with R. Crumb came when my dad bought a Janis Joplin album called Cheap Thrills. It was a live album with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the cover was illustrated by Crumb. I would look at that a lot, the illustrations really appealed to me, even at 8 years old. I'll give you some links to investigate if you feel like it.


momtofatdogs said...

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to yyyyooouuuu.


jeanamarie said...

many happy returns!!

self taught artist said...

49 is still young isn't it? i just turned 48 and it all feels the same as 45. hope the hair job was a success.

have you seen the doc on r crumb? i've watched it numerous times, i thought it was fantastic!

Kim Hambric said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Enjoy that last 4-something year. I hear that the next decade is supposed to be even more spectacular . . .

Jane said...

It's a beautiful quilt, lucky Vicky!
I's true 50 is the new 40, well I have to say that as I'm 52 this mth.
I love Crumb, so does my partner.
I work with a chap who really looks like him, imagine my glee when I saw his wife for the first guessed it a large lady and quite buxom, I had to surpress a smile.