the big 4-0

Yep. I turn 40 today (when the hell did that happen?), and when a girl turns 40 she really wants some cake. In my case, however, I’ve had my heart set on some cake from one of my favorite artists, Martha Rich, for years! Well, today my birthday wish came true…

Look what I got! An original Martha Rich vanilla cake with gooey chocolate icing. Yum! Only a slice though … I am 40 now … I can’t get away with having a whole cake like back in the good old days {Thanks Martha – I absolutely love it! And thank you so much to my parents who commissioned it! xo}

And with that, I’m off to play hooky for the day – see you tomorrow!






comments (22)

  1. Jörg /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:15am

    Congratulations! May your next 40 years be full of joy and nice people and – of course – art! :)

  2. the jealous curator /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:23am

    thank you! : )

  3. kateri /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:34am

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day and this piece of cake !!

  4. rossana taormina /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:38am

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Stacy | The Lacquerie /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:41am

    Happy Birthday Danielle! Wishing you all the best ;)

  6. Jen /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:41am

    Well Happy Birthday Lady! Love the gift.

    Enjoy your hooky day.

  7. Kari /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:48am

    Great piece! Happy Birthday!

  8. Mary Gaspar /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:50am

    Awesome gift and have a very Happy Birthday!!!

  9. Miss Ruth /// 05.14.2013 /// 8:34am

    Happy Birthday!

  10. Jonna Pedersen /// 05.14.2013 /// 9:32am

    Happy birthday! Congrats on the Day and the beautiful painting. Lucky you ;-)

  11. Ninotchka /// 05.14.2013 /// 10:32am

    Happiest of birthdays, Ms. Danielle! What a great gift. I love me some Martha Rich. Cheers to you both lovely ladies! xo

  12. Hila /// 05.14.2013 /// 10:49am

    Happy b day! And so many more to come!!!

  13. Lucy Mora /// 05.14.2013 /// 12:33pm

    Have a wonderful Birthday from us Australian followers!

  14. Laura /// 05.14.2013 /// 2:36pm

    Happy Birthday, you young thing!

  15. the jealous curator /// 05.14.2013 /// 3:01pm

    thanks for the bday wishes everyone! xo

  16. Shannon /// 05.14.2013 /// 7:57pm

    What an awesome gift! Happy birthday!

  17. annton /// 05.15.2013 /// 12:03am

    happy birthday from the studio!! I have been there already and promise you, it’ll get even better from now on.

  18. rins /// 05.15.2013 /// 4:13am

    Happy birthday!
    congrats with the cool cake painting

    And yes isn’t it weird, turning 40?!
    I am still not used to the idea I am there already : )

  19. mark /// 05.15.2013 /// 7:16am

    Oh happiest of birthdays to you! You don’t look a day over 30 and you have the spirt of a 21 year old! Keep up the amazing work!

  20. Ana /// 05.15.2013 /// 12:58pm

    Happy birthday and wow, what a great gift :D !

  21. danielle (aka the jealous curator) /// 05.17.2013 /// 7:45am

    thanks so much everyone! i love my new cake, and i ate A LOT of real cake. ready to head into my 40s ; )

  22. Stephanie /// 05.22.2013 /// 5:19am

    Happy birthday! I turned 40 in March, such a milestone! I’m not sure how I feel about it yet LOL I had LOTS of cake too. And wine.