'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's All About Me!

Last Friday I climbed into some odd-looking regalia, was herded with a flock of other graduands into lines and then shown to our seats and finally climbed up onto the stage at the Aotea Centre in Auckland at my graduation ceremony, where I was 'capped' and presented with a nice embossed and signed bit of paper that says I have achieved a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art and Design.

We had a lovely celebration with family on Friday evening, and then did it all over again on Saturday evening and half of Sunday with most of the same people and well as a bunch of friends.  It has been a terrific weekend!

But now I want to send a big thank everyone out there in blogland who helped me through.  You know who you are!

You commented about my insects art last year, contributed to a 'what critters I like or don't like' questionnaire, and even helped me arrange the final work on a mock-up gallery wall.  Your support and input was very much appreciated.   Thank you!

Up on the stage.

With my 'kids'.

Post-ceremony headgear.


  1. It weren't anything...we were glad to be of help.

    Re the post-ceremony headgear: very fetching! It captures perfectly your shy and demure persona.

  2. Katherine,
    Congratulations you look very smart in your professorial outfit.
    You deserve it, not only being a great artist in skills but also communicating about it in an understanding way. It was great to follow the process of your development.

  3. Well done Katherine,a terrific achievement.

  4. Hard work, dedication and talent have found their just reward. You are a lovely lady and you deserve every bit of it. Good to see 'the guys' with you too.

  5. A proud day and so lovely to have your family there to share the moment. Did you design the balloon headgear yourself? It looks...erm...cool! Well done young woman!

  6. Thanks everyone.
    The headgear was a spontaneous collaborative piece - a natural result of a dozen bags of funny balloons, balloon blower-uppers and instruction sheets that my son supplied. The younger ones showed the way, and in the end everyone was making funny animals with shrieks of laughter, lots of squeaky rubber sounds, the squealing of escaping air, and the occasional pop, all washed down with copious glasses of bubbly and lovely food.

  7. Well done Kate - something to be really proud of. And I'm not just talking about the balloon hat!


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