Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birthday Party Thanks!

You are all so lovely to have joined me at my birthday party! Thank you so much for your good wishes. We have filled our list of 21 party favor recipients and I will be posting them ASAP!

If you commented earlier but haven't sent me your postal address, please do:

Please think about attending Miss Vanessa's Mad Tea Party in a couple of weeks. Visit to pick up your invitation and the details. Vanessa's Tea Party is where I learned about blog parties! She is amazing!

Happy Solstice!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Birthday Party Favors

There are a few party favors left ... remember to send me your postal address - - and I will send one off to you! Love, Robinsunne

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!

Hi, hello! Welcome to my birthday party! I am so glad that you could come over for a visit.

May I get you some iced tea?

I have always loved my birthday because it falls in the early summer when the flowers are out and gardens are looking so, so beautiful. Will you come see?

My birthday is less than a week away from the Summer Solstice. This turning of the Wheel of the Seasons is all about our connections to water, the rivers, lakes, and oceans, and to the gods and goddesses who rule them. Blue and turquoise are the colors for this season. Please come in and see how the garden and the Great Wheel conspired in beauty for me this week:

Oh! And look! There is someone behind the flowers...

Why, it is two of my studio friends! They have been hanging out with me lately as I have been designing their clothes. I call it a Single line Doodle.

Here is a close-up (albeit a fuzzy one). I started at his heart and then moved out to the squiggle, on to some swirls, and leaves, and more squiggles. The trick is to never lift one's pen from beginning to end and fill the whole area with designs and writing - anything you like!

Both of these puppets are made of two triangles about 9" tall. I cut separate heads, hair and hands. I used doublestick tape to affix them to their sticks and planted them in an empty flower pot.

Well, let's have some cake, all right?
My birthday table has rose petals from another part of our garden, and that lucious cake was made by Boynton-McKay Restaurant on Main Street in Camden, Maine. I ordered it especially and one of the owners and her daughter invited me in back to help decorate it with these georgous flowers. Don't worry, it was after hours and I wasn't in the way at all. Boynton-McKay is one of Camden's hot spots, keeping locals and visitors well fed and happy.

Aren't the flowers great?

And look at this rose petal - it is a heart!
Will you have a slice? Look at all of these layers!! I love this cake! Perfect, perfect for a party. Thank you, Susan!

Later today, as a treat, some friends and I are going to go to Pizza Hut to support their very generous partnership with A Family For ME - the adoption program in the state of Maine to match children and families. If you are in Maine from 4 - 8 PM on June 16th, I hope that you will join us!!

Now I would love to give you a party favor. If you leave me a comment or write to me at then I will send you one of the little packages I have... there are a couple of ATCs, a tiny book or two, a couple of postcards and some other treats from my studio. I have 21 little packages to mail out, because ... well ... I am over 21!

Thank you so much for spending some of my day with me. Send me a note and I will send you your little birthday gift!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday Blog Party soon!!

Hi, Do you remember last fall when I had a blog party? And last year on my birthday I had an ATC give-away? Well, this year I thought that I would combine the two ideas and have a Birthday Blog Party! I am really excited about this: there are so many details to figure out: decorations, the menu, the guest list - well, that's easy: you!

So: my birthday is on June 16th and I invite you to stop by for some tea and cake. I have invited a few other friends as well who all would love to meet you (and, of course!!!) I will have some party gifts for you!
And in the meantime: I was interviewed by Anya this morning about ATCs for her magazine, and she told me about a website that I hadn't been to before. Check it out: Lots of ATC and collage in general materials. Have fun.