class of 2011

This is one of my favourite photos, even though it's a bit blurry and not all that flattering. That's my sister Kate on the left, me in the middle, and my mom on the right. This photo was taken at my first university graduation ceremony. That brown sash represents my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that I got from the University of Calgary in 2007. I love that the three of us are so obviously related in this photo...I mean, look at those smiles, or should I say that smile, singular. Tomorrow I'm doing this again, only I think I get an extra special gown this time around. Probably still no floppy hat like people who get PhDs at old English universities, but something special regardless.

When I think about my undergrad degree I think first and foremost about the amazing, lasting friendships that I made during that time. Some of my best friends in the world come from that degree, and I'm sure that this one will prove to have similar lasting effects. Secondly, I think about the mentors that I had in my first degree in the form of teachers who taught me so much about not only art, but also work, dedication, and inspiration. I'm pretty sure I still have all of them to thank for my achievements thus far. Looking forward to a hectic day tomorrow with parents in town and friends all around.

To celebrate graduation I'm having a one-weekend only sale in the Sadie shop. Coupon code CLASSOF2011 will get you 15% off in the shop all weekend long! Have a good one, everyone!


  1. Have a great day tomorrow and congrats!! It makes me wish I was already graduating, even though that's a good year and a half away. I think it's neat that you made some great friends through your degree. Hopefully I'll have similar luck :)

  2. you definitely look happy and proud in that picture! good luck and have fun at the next ceremony!

  3. Way to go! What a wonderful accomplishment. You should be proud! Congratulations!!!

  4. i love that you posted this most happy photo-- love the smile!

    and the goodness that not only came from a proud accomplishment but the lasting friendships. i can't wait to see a photo of this most recent ceremony. CONGRATS all around!


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