every single day, our mailbox and inbox is flooded with information about colleges, universities, art schools, scholarship info, financing school info. next week is the deadline to order her cap and gown. yesterday she had her senior picture taken for the yearbook. it's overwhelming. i know it's overwhelming for her, too. She has been taking ACTs and SATs and filling out applications for several different schools. Last night she sent off her application to PURDUE...our alma mater. That was exciting! She had to write an essay for that one and i think she knocked it out of the park. I so wish i could share it with you, but i can't. gotta keep our competitive edge. :) just trust me...it was amazing! Now, the waiting game begins...
Two weekends ago, Katie and I went downtown Indy to Herron School of Art for National Portfolio Day.
There were 25+ different colleges and schools represented there and she was able to meet one on one with them and have them review her portfolio. It was a very intimidating process. To open her portfolio, lay it down on the table in front of potential admissions counselors/teachers and listen to their constructive criticism. We had to wait in line to meet with most and so, we could hear how the reviews were going for others. It wasn't always pretty. She was stressed out as we waited. But, meeting after meeting, we heard incredibly supportive and encouraging feedback..."fearless, "advanced", "multi-faceted" and "natural talent". They had some great ideas, tips and suggestions, too. It was a stellar day. It was exactly what she needed to hear...to know that it's not just the people around her, the people who love her, that believe in her talent.
I promise to share more of her work over the next year. It's incredible to watch her spread her wings, develop her style, and gain confidence in her work. In the meantime, you can check out some of it on her blog, "illuminating kate" here.
Thank you for allowing me to be a proud mama and letting me boast about our girl. ♥
happy friday, friends.