THE WAITING GAME.
Tate has applied to 8 colleges. This is his personal journey and thus I won’t share much here…but I will say this….waiting for your firstborn child to hear where their life will take place, next year, away from you, away from their home…your home, your family…well, it is hard. On almost every level it challenges you to detach, compartmentalize your feelings…set aside whatever it is that this process brings us for you….because believe it or not…it is not about you and as hard as it is for you to breathe sometimes…it is about their journey which takes place tucked within yours. It is messed up!!! It is Very Very super humanly hard. All of it.
And yes, exciting. And thrilling and great …He has gotten 2 “yes'” and one deferral…here’s hoping…and praying…and cheering him to the finish line….”Yay…go …but not too fast…go!”
Anyway. last year, IN A DEPARTURE from my usual ANIMAL AND BARN paintings, I painted a small cudesacs’ worth of color UVA Rotundas….!
They made me excessively happy…lending color to the classic, many sold at PATINA, a brilliant store in Charlottesville that has everything I want and need and could see in my home and in all the colors!!! I love PATINA. But,as UVA is one of Tate’s picks… I pinched the AQUA AND CORAL Rotunda painting for us and it has inhabited the kids bathroom ever since. Of course, the Aqua and Coral Rotunda painting…. like all of my paintings , it is always for sale…but for now…we enjoy the colors…and the classic.
While we wait.