I can't believe another Friday is here. The last few months have been a whirlwind of work, family, projects, spring sports and the wrapping up of another school year. Parker finished 6th grade yesterday. She was awarded the Citizenship Award for her school, honoring her willingness to help anyone at all times and her ability to make everyone feel welcome. This makes me so proud! She has had a difficult time socially since moving to Pittsburgh. In part due to the age, kid politics and being the new kid - but sadly, she has not been welcomed into the school community in the way in which we had hoped. It's been a rough year. Lots of tears and frustrations and really mean kids and attempts at friendship that inevitably fell apart. 95% of the kids at her current school have completed their entire education there. And many had parents who have lived in this same community since they were born. This can be a hard thing to break into for transients like ourselves. So to find out that through all of the socially difficult situations, she has still been able to be nice to everyone and help out where needed made me feel very proud…and reminded me that this kid can weather just about anything. She's fantastic.
Ok…so now that I've gushed on about my daughter, let me gush a bit about my husband. Jeremy has been working like a dog the last few months on several large projects. Most recently, an installation for the Wood Street Gallery at Katz Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh. The Post-Gazette just did a nice article about him and the piece, which you can read here. It came together beautifully and is installed next to one of my favorite public art installations, Tony Tasset's Magnolias for Pittsburgh. If you are in downtown Pittsburgh over the next few weeks (i'm not exactly sure how long it will be up) stop by and listen.
And, now that I've gushed all about my family, let me gush about Jaime Beck! We have been working with her for the last few months to photograph a number of bags from our collection and I could not be happier with the results. Here are a few of the images she created for us. Aren't they beautiful??!!
|The Waxed Canvas Small Messenger|
|The Waxed Canvas Letter Bag|
Have a nice weekend!!