Mia feels lighter than air on her special day, her birthday. A perfect birthday card! Original pastel illustration by Laura J. Holman.

Birthday Presents Poem

My Birthday!
I’m in Heaven!
I’m soaring like a bird.
A feeling like no other
A feeling quite absurd.
I’m floating over rooftops,
I’m floating in the sky.
I’m guided by my presents
Amazed that they can fly!


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Surrealism, fantasy, and a blend of love for animals and fashion mix together in a story that plays out in the viewer’s mind. Laura is an award winning art director and professional artist creating art for as long as she can remember.

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  • SandyDeLuca
    SandyDeLucaabout 4 years ago

    This is wonderful.

  • Thank you, Sandy!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotabout 4 years ago

    Captures the mood of a kid on her birthday exactly. Delightful!

  • Thanks, Dan, for the kind compliment!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Lana Wynne
    Lana Wynneabout 4 years ago

    Laura, you are a great illustrator! This is a sweet work, absolutely love it!

  • Thank you, Lana! So nice of you.

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsover 3 years ago

    hey Laura :D
    I was just searching for birthdaycards so i can invite new people to the greetingcards group and found your drawing here. If you want you can submit it in the group as a birthdaycard :D
    it is really nice by the way i love the fun colours.

  • Thanks Sanne, I will submit it. I’m glad you like it! :-)

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsover 3 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks so much Sanne! Great news first thing in the morning!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsover 2 years ago


    In the illustrated greetingcards group we have a nice birthday challenge for our first birthday. And i would love it if you would want to join.

  • Oh Sanne… I missed this post. I’ve been so busy with Valentine designs and products for my online stores on top of trying to do some more fine art type pieces that my visits to RB have been sporadic. But I did go and vote! :-)

    – Laura J. Holman

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