Sunday, April 13, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH!
Originally uploaded by linfrye
My dear friend, Keith (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yorkielover/) , is enjoying a birthday today - and so, with sunshiney flowers, I sent BUON CUMPLEANOS across the pond!

Tulips are original to Persia and Turkey. According to one authority, tulips were given their name from the Turkish word for gauze (which was the material wrapping their turbins) and reflecting the way tulips look in full bloom.

In the language of flowers, tulips take on various meanings -- most of those concerning love and friendship --- and yellow and orange and red tulips- symbolize fondness and cheerful thoughts -- and so I add these to my birthday wishes for you, Keith -- a most incredible artist, friend, and mentor!

May this be as special a day as YOU are Keith -- HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

BACI BACI!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic! We have beds of tulips about to open on the median right in front of our apartment, and I'm going to try to paint some a la Lin!
Shirley

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the playful way you've accomplished the spring tulips. The colors are wonderful!

Tami said...

Beatuiful, Lin! You are so thoughtful. Bless your soul...

Teri C said...

Gorgeous tulips Lin! That lucky birthday boy!

Joan said...

Wow!! These are so vibrant and full of life!! Beautiful job on these!!!

Linda said...

Lin -- what beautiful wet in wet work on this one -- and I love all the little splashes and splatters! How cheery and perfectly done!

SCquiltaddict said...

Lovely tulips...great job Lin