An Ode to…Miss Kate Barton

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"It's one thing to dream, but when the moment is right, you've got to be willing to leave what's familiar and go out to find your own sound." -Howard Schultz This quote from Mr. Starbucks automatically makes me think of Kate Barton.  I met Kate when I lived in Charlottesville & we instantly bonded over the book, The Artist's Way & music by Cat Power, Amos Lee, and Bon Iver. We would talk on her porch until long hours of the evening with endless bowls of popcorn and red wine.  At the time, Kate was working as a nurse in the NICU unit at UVA hospital & whenever she had a free moment, you could find her in front of her easel.  She always had a dream of opening her own art studio & when the moment was right, she took a leap of faith and opened Skylight Studios. Skylight studios is located on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.  If you haven't been, grab your afternoon coffee & RUN (don't walk), but run & check Kate's artwork! p.s. Talk about a thoughtful wedding gift...Kate surprised us with this painting of our bulldog, Sukie!

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