Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Eryl....

Happy Birthday Eryl...., originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

If it is April 8, that means somewhere in the world there is a Birthday,
specifically Eryl's Birthday !

So................ To a wonderful blog friend who always amazes me
with her wit, intelligence, kindness and courage, plus how could you
not crack-up over her avatar. . . I wish you a very Happy Birthday !

From your Arizona friend.

cake. . . parsnip
music. . . When I'm Sixty Four, The Beatles

I love this song, it is a hoot and as I am now that age...
Last year I sent you a torn paper Prickly Pear card and this year it
is a drawing of one ? I just figured out why. In April the Prickly
Pear is in full bloom and you see them everywhere, so I think that is
why I draw them so much at this time of the year. So another cactus
card !


  1. This card is BEAUTIFUL! I love what you did with the colors, so bright and vibrant!

  2. That's so stunning! Happy Birthday Eryl!

  3. Thanks for letting us know. I must now skip over to Eryl's blog to wish her all the best belatedly. Thanks Parsnip. From your 'real' Australian blog friend who sometimes tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth and sometimes embellishes her stories with half truths but only ever to add to the narrative tension, never to trick or to lie.

  4. Wow! The colours are amazing. I've loved the prickly pear since I first saw a photo of yours here, I'd only ever seen pale little specimens in garden centres before that. Knowing you is an education and a joy, X

  5. mollybot...
    Lately I have been really enjoying using colored pencils. I love the colors you can get from them.
    And Thank You for the Prismacolors !

    Thank You, I had a great time drawing this ! It was fun.

    I loved playing with the colors.

    I must find someway to get your blog on my reader.
    Hope all is well up North. Is it spring yet ?

    You must be a great writer because I had almost sent the Home Nurse Group to look in on you and your dog. I was that upset and worried over your post.
    I now read your post and believe them works of well written fiction.
    How is your leg ? Better I hope.
    So glad you liked the Prickly Pear Cactus drawing. They are fun to draw. Weird but fun.

    I so hope you had a fabulous day !

  6. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous piece! I love the glowing colours of the prickly pear and you've totally captured them. Congratulations.

  7. I did, thank you, and will tell you all about it as soon as the excitement has died down and I've got my head straight. Hopefully that will be before I have to mark student papers and make my next lesson plan!