So, the first day of my 60th year starts well. Emails, phone calls, presents and a slow breakfast hasseled by the cat & the dog (they know somethings up, we didn’t get up and go straight over the hill for exercise and straight down to work). Barbara and Lil have planned a 60th celebration for me tomorrow night, exactly 100 rsvp’s received with 36 well wishers either overseas or dispersed in other States and 21 rsvp’d with other scheduled events.

The invite was printed by Tom Lusch at Platypus Graphics as a gesture of thanks for all the print jobs passed his way in my lifetime. I started with a collage of portraits leading to the big six-oh but in the end I opted for simplicity – in design its mostly the stuff you leave out that shouts the loudest . . . and this was confirmed with the overwhelming positive response to the invite. We all look forward to an interesting evening and tomorrow night’s full lunar blessing, my friend and art patron Crow Hurst is supplying and pouring his New Zealand premium wine brands in his lead-free crystal also – our cups runneth over!

The x5 page downloadable .pdf has been updated three times already, it names all the people responsible – here.

The movie is made from two sets of pics supplied by Lil and Steven Thompson, George T has some also but not represented. The Dusty Springfield track is a favourite, the movie is a 12.2Mb download – here.

Eleven people used the invite image to stunning use, David Darling went even further with his card below: