Thursday evening while I was waiting for Hannah and Dann to come by before leaving town, I went out to check the mail. These days there usually isn't much interesting mail to be worth going out there since we're not getting inundated with college brochures. This day a few things awaited me to put a smile on my face. The Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University sends out a newsletter at the beginning of each school year. I flipped through it quickly to find my sweet girl was pictured in there from Spring Student-Faculty dinner where graduates are honored. And, she was included in a list of recent graduates and what they're each currently doing. Hannah has been so successful at finishing up her college goals, after getting a little side-tracked along the way, and we are so proud of her and her amazing accomplishments. She is a very talented young woman with a very bright future ahead of her.
Then I open up the KC Jewish Chronicle. Each week when it arrives I flip through the pages to look for any big news and then when I have more time I go back read the articles. A couple pages in I found an article about the Urban Suburban show that opened this past Sunday in the Epsten Gallery at the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art. It was accompanied by a painting, and I was happy to see that the show was being promoted. I didn't stop to read, but kept on flipping and toward the end of the paper I was shocked when I turned the page to find my painting, Bright Torah, printed in full color and taking up a whole lot of real estate on that page. There are quite a lot of works of art in the show and this is my very first gallery show—I'm just so excited to receive this kind of recognition!
Finally I opened an envelope containing a lovely thank you note from all of the girls at Watkins Scholarship Hall at KU signed by all of the exec members for designing their exec t-shirts. How nice of them to take the time to do that and for even thinking about it! I'm just thrilled they were pleased with the way the shirts turned out, which they tie-dyed. (Oooh—I think a picture of a shirt is in order!) Rachel has been very fortunate to have had such a special, historic home to live in during her college experience and great women with whom she's shared the space. Rock Chalk Lady Llamas. :-)