Happy April Fools' Day
Now I don't usually send e-blasts back to back, but I couldn't let April Fools' day pass without a mention, as it has special meaning for me. I also hope you'll take advantage of my little April Fools' Day offer below, of free shipping on my spring notecard collection, today only!
April Fools' Day, a day for pranking and playing practical jokes on those considered to be fools if they fall for them, has surprisingly become a day of some significance in my life. Here's why, rewind some 30 odd years...
April fools day was always a fun day, growing up in the UK. You paid a little more attention to things to anticipate and avoid being pranked, especially at high school. That said almost every year without fail our art teacher would manage to out smart and out prank us in some quite monumental and elaborate ways, often planned over months!. One in particular took advantage of my excitement and insecurity. At 17, I was high on life after being accepted into art school, until I received a rather formal letter one morning from the art school, with instructions for an essay and self-directed project for all incoming students. It was loaded with art speak gobbledy gook, my heart stopped and my excitement turned to fear and dread. That morning I arrived at school early and marched into the art room in a panic waving the letter, desperate for some help. Mr Welsh, arms folded with a smirk on his face, didn’t leave me in my misery too long. I’d been had, well and truly! Fast forward 5 years...
...Age 24, young and carefree, I arrived in the US on April's Fools Day 1989, and was relieved to find my BFF from High school, waiting for me at New York's JFK airport. I think both of us were quietly suspecting we'd been pranked and we're relieved to see each other at the airport!. Fast forward quite a few more years...
...After working in a career with the British Government in New York City for 18 years, I left to start a new career in the Arts. It turned out my last day of employment was March 31st, and the first day of my new chapter was April 1st, 2006. September of that year, I began an MFA program at the New York Academy of Art. Fast forward a few more years...
...on April 1st, 2012, I married my husband at Dubois Beach in Stonington, CT. and settled into our new life in our home in Mystic, and my studio at the Velvet Mill in Stonginton CT.
So fool or not, April 1st marks some meaningful moments and anniversaries in my life, for sure!.
Happy April Fools' Day to you ;-)
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A Few of My Favorite Paintings
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