Friday, October 31, 2008

Dia de Bloglandia rewind

Thank you for joining us.  Meet Allysandra, our guide.

Look who is in the parade.

Its Irving. He's been helping out on Wall Street lately. Too bad he's scared of bears.

And Silliberto. He adores all things theatrical.

You may have seen Dribbles on one of those days that ruin your hair.

They really do mean well. And Allysandra has everything well in hand.

Mama Rojo scares away those hot flashes. Although sometime she is one.

Sid is from New Orleans. Oh, the tales he could tell.

Loco Rocco is just here for the candy.


But keep a close eye on the twins, Pierrepont and Robespierre. They love to confuse and confound.


Everyone settle down.


It's time for our party. Not only is it Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, it's my birthday! I am so happy you are here to celebrate a special birthday with me. Come in, come in. There's plenty of cake.


Did you have something to eat? Some punch from the cauldron? Then it's time to meet the Sisters. They have guided our loved ones to join us.


Our dear Barbara, with the kitties Nails and Hi-Tops. She always loved roses and steamers and a good cup of tea.


Uncle Albie was bawdy and funny and loved his family and the finer things in life.


Grandma and Grandpa sailed to America as small children and must have liked it. They crossed the Atlantic whenever they could.



And my darling Yuki. There was never another cat like him.

And all the others we love and miss and celebrate. Before they return we will celebrate their lives. No sadness, no tears. Just joy at having them a part of our lives. Which they remain even now. 


And now go visit Stephanie here and see what else Dia de Bloglandia holds in store.

31 comments:

LostLuggage said...

Really creative! I love what you did with the photographs...most importantly..Happy Birthday, friend!

Kim Mailhot said...

What a fantastic celebration ! Great guests, lots of entertainment and cake! What more could you ask for !

Happy Happy Birthday Miss JeriAnn !

May your life filled with loud and quiet moments of celebration for the next year and onwards...

Cheers !
Kim

Surfnetter said...

You're so talented it's SCARY!!!

michelle ward said...

JeriAnn - thank you for the rewind, as now it's clear that it's YOUR BIRTHDAY! Happy happy to you girl!! Love all the festive characters. I want them for my parties. All that is missing is some groovy tunes.

glorv1 said...

Happy Birthday and very creative. I love it.

susanna said...

Wonderful and SO HAPPY! I was smiling all the way through your post. I can only imagine the parties you must throw! Oh, and Happy Birthday to YOU!

LaY hOoN said...

Happy Birthday !!!

You are so much talented and creative in those characters, love them.

Quilted Cavalier said...

Happy Birthday. You are very creative!

-Roberta

Paula Scott said...

Thank you for the inspiration and a wonderful post!
And, happy, happy birhtday!

Leau said...

Loved the parade and happy birthday!

Gillian said...

Beautiful pictures!

Mo'a said...

Happy Birthday. This is my first visit here...I am liking what I see :)
Your art is great fun and a wonderful way to celebrate the life of loved ones.

PLO said...

JUST DELIGHTFUL! I am having the best day so far...the creative inspiration from everyone recalling their ancestors (and pets passed) is such an honor to be a part of! Your calligraphy is absolutely beautiful...I would love to look at it all day! Have fun with your mischevious little friends!!! Thank you for sharing!

Viki said...

Happy Birthday,

I love your style.

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

This was so cleverly done, the art and their names and descriptions perfectly charming and were great guests. The shrine art was amazing and something you can have framed and hanging always.
Nice to meet you and Happy Birthday.

Sacred Yoli said...

Lovely tributes! Feliz Dia De Los Muertos to you.

(I am on my bloglandia Journey)

Shell said...

A lovely tribute to your family. I do love Silliberto. He can hang with me anytime. Happy Dia de los Muertos.

rachel whetzel said...

AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing!! I love your art!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Happy Dia de los Muertos! & Happy birthday to you, too!

This was such a fun, fun party - thanks for introducing us to all the guests and for having us in for a visit. :)

Christy said...

Happy Birthday! Loved your fun post!

Stephanie said...

I love everyone of the characters in the parade! The big ole hot flash girl has visited me many a time :)

The little altars for each person is lovely and the details beautiful!

Happy HAPPY birthday and thank you! for being part of the Dia de Bloglandia celebration!

x..x
steph

Kate I said...

This was a beautifully creative celebration and a big happy birthday to you! I'm sure that all of your loved ones who have passed, on were there for the festivities.

atrinkettreasury said...

ooohhhh such a creative celebration!!! thank you so much for sharing. i hope you have a fantastic birthday filled with tons of love!!!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday! You created such a lovely gift for all of us on your day! What a great way to remember your loved ones :)

Marilyn said...

Amazing art! And an incredible celebration...thank you!
Belated happy birthday wishes to you...Marilyn:)

Yoli said...

What a cool and touching collage! Beautiful job! Happy Birthday Scorpio!

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

What a glorious, colourful celebration, the guests at your party must have had a ball. Happy birthday and pleased to meet you. amanda

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi again JeriAnn ! Looks like you had a lot of visitors for your birthday celebration ! How fun !

Thanks for your comments and happy wishes for my hubby on my recent posts. To answer your question, my grandmother was not Jewish though we did call her "bubby" just like the Yiddish word. It was an abbreviation for Babushka, Russian for grandmother, made up by little Kim, her first granddaughter !
Have a super Monday !

Du Buh Du Designs said...

What a beautiful way to honor your family~so bright festive and full of life~

Laume said...

Your birthday is 10/31? So's my mom's birthday! Very cool.

Hi, I'm stumbling in late for the celebration. I'm totally loving your unique art. It's so rare to find something that's uniquely individual to itself. I'll definitely be back again for another visit.

dilettantesplayground said...

I had so much fun experiencing your "Rewind". What a great way to celebrate your birthday and your dear loved ones. What an interesting cast of revelers you have on your journey, too.

Happy milestone birthday!

--Mary