Well here is the news you have all been waiting for! Drum Roll. It gives me great joy to share this momentous accomplishment. I have applied ,and been accepted, into Sotheby’s Institute of Art Master’s programme in Fine Art and Decorative Design commencing September 2019. It is a definite WOW and actually, for once, words do escape me. What a privilege, what an honour, what an opportunity, what a dream come true. I shall be turned loose into the finest museums of Europe to get both a front and back look at all that takes place. Need I remind all of my readers that I was born in Saskatchewan? Hahahaha. The reality of it all has not thoroughly sunk in and many details must be worked out. The programme is incredibly well organized and welcoming. The school is located in the Bloomsbury in lovely Georgian mansions. It is small, intimate, cozy and so professional. It is, the antithesis of the horrors of London City University. The sheer chance, the serendipity and the grace that allows me to return to London does boggle the mind. I definitely shall speak of it.
I have been breaking the news gently to those close to me – in person and by email. The sweetest response came from Young Man.
He: I’m smiling from ear to ear for you. That is just wonderful!
Now the worst response came from David. David turned to his partner Greg and said in horror:
He: God No!!! You mean we have to put up with that woman again! I thought we got rid of her.
Me: Many profanities which, in all delicacy, I shall not relay.
I did a live video on Instagram yesterday. Congratulations poured in. One of my favourite artists, Jean Paul Langlois responded.
Me: Yeah, it seems so. And your art will come with me.
This blog shall stop but there is so much more to report. David and Greg took me to Ham House, Richmond, all decorated for the holidays. it was momentous, particularly in light of the news. The volunteer guides were amazing, telling of the history of the place and the paintings. Some pictures will be attached. It is described as a 17th century treasure trove. It is.