Monday, June 2, 2008

365. Birthday Skull OR (Can you have your) Skull Cake (and eat it too?)

Frosted Birthday Cake. So yes, today is my birthday and I made my own cake (OK I decorated a cake made by a local grocery store famous for its cakes)! At one point I considered making a fondant covered, sculpted cake from scratch, but then realized I didn't want to spend my entire birthday making a skull! That said, this still took around 4 hours to make/photograph. The cake will be eaten by my family tonight and I will of course post some documentation afterwards. I'm sorry I can't share a piece with all of you out there, but I hope you know how much I appreciate the support and encouragement I've been given over the past year. It's been an incredible roller coaster ride and I couldn't have made it through with out you all. And don't worry the site won't disappear at midnight tonight. So tune in tomorrow for the beginning of Skull-A-Day 2.0 and see what happens.

43 comments:

shannon said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with the world. It has been great fun looking at this site every day and I look forward to 2.0.

rkt said...

Happy Birthday - got introduced to skulladay at #27 the skoon and have been looking forward to all the new installments ever since. Thank you for the year (and more!) in skulls.

Tim said...

HBD!

Also, thank you for the site, it was a very inspiring project. I've been on board since skull #37.

xmyheartinbloodx said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOAH!
gah i can't believe its been 365 days but i found a bit of a flaw...this year is/was a leap year you owe us skull 366. lol can't wait to see skulls 2.o style
also an idea, i work in the dairy department at my local grocery store and i've noticed the empty crates range in color (black gray and some red) and they easily stack 8 high, *cough* 8x8 skull

dyedinthewool said...

Happy Birthday - and thank you for sharing all of your adventures in skull-ing!

Brandi Sims said...

yay! happy birthday!

can't wait to see what 2.0 will be like!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy your cake, and thanks for the last year.

Jerome said...

Congratulations on all accounts!

Chris Z. said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on a year of successful skulls!

r4kk4 said...

congrats and happy bday!! what a way to end the series! awesome!

10thirty said...

Happy birthday! I'm so excited that there's going to be a 2.0... Visiting this site every day has been a huge part of my morning routine for the past year.

Albert said...

Happy Birthday Noah and congratulations on filling a whole year with awesome skulls! This is/was definitely the most creative daily blog I've subscribed to. Thank you!

lisa said...

happy birthday! thanks for the interesting skull to go with my coffee everyday and tomorrow (I was sweating it too). I'm glad to know this will go on. you rock!

Badinia said...

Yes, happy birthday, congratulations, and thank you for sharing your projects! You've made my outlook even MORE morbid...but in a fun way!

Glenn Case said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on reaching Skull #365!

ROCK!

Glenn Case

Amelie said...

happy birthday! congratulations on your completion of skull a day! I've been checking this blog for about half a year now and I just want to tell you what an amazing imagination you have! you're very talented =]

pearsonmetalart said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks for the ride!

Kim said...

I knew you were going to do a birthday cake for your last skull!!! It looks demonically tasty.

Happy birthday, Noah. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, it's been such a delight -- you amaze me. :)

Looking forward to your future artistic endeavours, skull related or otherwise. All the best, mate.

Christopher said...

Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday, and I came home to find a gift from you in my mailbox! THANKS!

Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

now get some REST!
Thanks for a wonderfully creative year.
now go have a Happy birthday!
xoxo

Anne Copeland said...

I wish you the very best life has to offer for this birday and for always. You have brought so much joy to all of us and I am so thrilled that you will be doing another skull project. I look at Skulladay before I even look at the news or anything else! Have a great one! And thank you from me too. You are such a fantastic artist and so inspirational. Peace and many blessings, Annie

Ken said...

I've been checking skull-a-day everyday since last August or September, and have been amazed at what you can make a skull out of!
I look forward also, to what 2.0 will bring.
Many thanks for sharing your talent with us, and may your successes continue.

kitty said...

Super duper Happy Birthday wishes to you, Noah! Thank you for sharing your creations with us - often including your readers/fans and friends.

Thank you in advance for Skull-a-Day 2.0 =)

PARTY!!

silvergirl said...

i can't believe it's "over"...! Thanks for all the inspiration, Noah. You're awesome!
I first found this blog way, way too late, on Skull #233, Dirt Skull (for Jackie), which is still one of my favorites. i had just lost a friend, and it was very poignant for me.
Anyway, it's been a fun ride. Happy birthday, and thanks again! (Looking forward to version 2.0 as well... and i fiercely second someone's Leap Year remark!! Ahem.)

thedarkharlequin said...

happy birthday, can't believe I've been watching this daily for a year, but I enjoyed every single post. Can't wait to see where the new skull year takes us.

tuffy said...

happy birthday and congrats. i've been enjoying your work most of this year and never commented... so it's about time.

looking forward to 2.0...

kelly said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on making it through the year!

Your posts have been very inspirational... I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of v 2.0.

Nikoli said...

Happy Birthday! Great job! Looking forward to 2.0! It's been absolutely inspiring!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday!! I've been following along (and even submitted some skulls back in Oct) but don't comment much... It really has been great seeing all of your skulls! thank you for sharing them with us

rnjenny1 said...

Its my B-day too! Happity one to you!
Cant wait for 2.0!

Monster-Maniac said...

Happy Birthday, Noah! I got here from Neatorama, the veggie skull. It's been marvelous seeing what the creativity of one person can spawn. Every skull unique, made (or spotted) out of love. You did (and will continue to do with Skull-A-Day 2.0) great things for artists, bloggers, and skull lovers. What a lovely brain you're housing in your skull!

Citizen said...

Last C said:

Happy C-Day to you.

This feels like the bad icebreaker game from my support group.

Hi my name is C and I have been skull-a-daying (coined a new action verb there) since Number 3 which coincidentally is what number "C" is in the alphabet. HUMMM?

My favorite skull by default is Number 32 . Come one you didn't C that coming?

I know I have been slacking on my comments recently, but let me refresh your memory to the comment section of Number 300 . Looks like a cyber contract to me.

Thanks for the memor-Cs.

JoE said...

Happy Birthday Noah! And congratulations for making it through!

I'll be checking to see what you'll come up next!

--JoE

VVV said...

its been a great ride
félicitation et merci d'avoir partagé avec nous, Noah
all the best

Lei said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations!

Andrew said...

Happy Birthday Noah. Best of luck to you for the next year. Hope it's a great one.

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Pen-blwydd hapus iawn i ti!

That year has gone so fast...

Mica said...

Hope you saved me a piecE!

Crafty Mama said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on making it all the way through!

j said...

this is amazing!!!
you are a man of many many ...many talents!

David said...

Happy birthday and congratulations. I loved every skull and I'll be sure to keep watching. This project was incredible, very inspiring to all creative individuals.

Suzanne Dargie said...

Thank you SO much for bringing "Skull-A-Day" into the world.
I hope to contribute some work to your "Skull-A-Day 2.0"
Best Wishes!

crazywithchezwiz said...

I just wanted to say congrats and thanks for keeping me and hundreds of others entertained with you're brilliant and creative skulls. You're a great artist and this site has been a great daily visit for me.