Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Birthday Present!

Well, it's not my birthday until the 13th, but lookee what I'm getting from my parents, oh boy oh boy!!  An original watercolor painting by my absolute favorite illustrator, David McPhail. 

13 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh.. it's beautiful Paige!!! Lucky girl!!! xo

ale balanzario said...

What a great present!! its beautiful!!

Happy birthday in advance!!

Jehanne said...

That is a lovely gift.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wonderful gift! Happy Birthday. :)

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Very cool.
My favorite illustrator is Barbara Firth. I fell in love with her work when I happened upon the children's book "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" while working in a bookstore back in 1992.

Years later, I sent her the manuscript of my own children's book. She liked it and forwarded it to an editor she knew, and I just missed getting it published - (as Maxwell Smart would say) - "by that much".

Anyway, enjoy your gift and... "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" (tomorrow).

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

June said...

You are a lucky girl, but I think you deserve it.
Have a lovely birthday.

Laura Zarrin said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you spend it doing exactly what you want (I figure that's making art). What an amazing gift!

Phyllis Harris said...

Wowza!! That is so beautiful and HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theartofpuro said...

Oh!It's beautiful!Happy Birthday:)

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks everyone!! :0) I'll make sure to post a picture of it framed and on my wall. I'm getting my studio painted this month, so that will really help it stand out.

Paige Keiser said...

Awesome story, Stephen! I love her work too. How nice of her to do that!

Michelle Henninger said...

Wow, what a super cool present and what super cool parents!! Happy Birthday!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Paige ~
Yes, Barbara was exceptionally nice! She wrote to me that she liked the "Prodigal Son" aspect of my story, which, of course, was clearly my intent.

Unfortunately, at that time, I think all publishers of children's stories were looking for the next "Harry Potter", which definitely worked against me. Oh well...

I will forever appreciate Barbara's effort on my behalf.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'