Sunday, March 31, 2013

Such News!

Self portrait - Janet Hall

Not everyday news.  Garry and I are incredibly proud of our daughter Janet who is pursuing her dream of becoming an animator.  She has been accepted into the Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College.  Janet has popped up a few times in these pages in the five years since I started this blog.  There's Janet and her brother Gavin.  Janet winning a writing award in high school.  Janet and her prom dress.  Janet meeting the Daleks.  I know I bring her up quite often when commenting on blogs if she has a perspective to the subject at hand.  So, for those of you who may have wondered, she does exist.  Click here for an illustration she did for this blog.

Last year Janet took an Art Fundamentals course at Sheridan to test her talent and commitment, and to get that all important post-secondary art credit.  All of her family and friends were certain that she would be able to attain this next goal.  However, the time period between the portfolio submission and the admissions offer will always be known to me as the Pepto Bismol era.

Janet has been surrounded by artistic people.  Her Aunt Paula's sketches have been the pride of the family for years.  Her Aunt Maureen is a former professional photographer who brings that standard to her annual photos from the Toronto International Film Festival which are garnering online fans.  Her Aunt Tracey is an award-nominated photographer who runs Tracey Nolan Studios along with other enterprises.  Tracey also worked in production in animation with the likes of Derek Lamb and Kaj Pindal.  I can boast no such beneficit influence.  However, a close examination of my "parenting plan" reveals a concerted effort and no little expense toward the happy goal of spending as much time as possible just sitting around the house watching cartoons with my kids.  Aha, bragging rights!


18 comments:

  1. That's lovely news, big congrats to Janet!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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  2. A real chip off the old CW. Congratulations to Janet, pursuing the noblest art form of all. According to my brother.

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  3. How great it must be for her to be part of an artistic family.

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  4. Laura, I shall pass along your congratulations.

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  5. JTL, your brother knows what he's talking about.

    Thanks from Janet.

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  6. Rich, it is nice to have all these artistic folks around most of the time.

    While Janet was working on her portfolio we discovered that artists aren't always the easiest people to live with.

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  7. Awesome news and her self-portrait is very impressive! Is an Oscar for animated short in her future???

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  8. Funny you should mention that, Rick. Thanks to Janet I was familiar with all of the Oscar nominated features and shorts this year, but had only seen one of the live action flicks ("Lincoln"). For us, the big deal was the animation categories.

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  9. That is MOST awesome, CW! Congratulations to your daughter and, heck, your whole family! (Love the self-portrait, especially the footie socks, for some reason, LOL.)

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  10. Caftan Woman, as animation buffs ourselves, we're doubly thrilled for you and your daughter Janet! Life is all the more wonderful when your job is actually something you love to do anyway! We're rooting for Janet's continuing success in her chosen field! Heartiest congratulations to Janet and her proud mom and family, from all of us here rooting for her here at Team Bartilucci HQ! :-D

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  11. Thanks, S&S. Those socks slay me too!

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  12. I'm happy to pass along the congratulations, Dorian. Gavin is going to think she's doing this just for him.

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  13. How Awesome is that!!! Congrats!!

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  14. I'll pass along your pat on the back, Dawn. Thanks.

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  15. Just adding my congratulations, that's great!

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  16. Thanks, Cliff. All these good wishes are greatly appreciated by the #1 kid.

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  17. Terrific news, C.W. Belated congrats to your daughter. This is no small achievement. Getting into an art program, I mean.

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  18. Thank you so much, Yvette. Janet especially appreciates your congratulations.

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