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Congratulations Julie

Julie Fletcher is my niece.  She is my husband's sister Amy's daughter and she's graduating from high school this year.  As you can see, Julie has artistic talent.  This is a self-portrait that she drew and received outstanding recognition in the Tempe Union High School District Art Show representing Desert Vista High School. 

Julie was accepted at Arizona State University but in a special division of the school.  You might be inclined to think party school when you hear ASU.  But  nothing could be further from the truth in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.  This is a special school for students who are really serious about their art.

Julie also has a talent for music.  She plays the flute, piccolo and keyboard.  She recently won the Outstanding Senior Girl Award for the Desert Vista Marching Band where she played piccolo for the last four years.  This was based on three attributes:
  • Dedication
  • Attitude 
  • Skill
Julie will probably be embarassed that her Aunt Debbie wrote this blog post about her.  You see, she tends to be a bit shy and doesn't promote herself.  But I think many artistic people are like this.  There is so much that goes on in Julie's creative mind and personally I can't wait to see what will emerge. 

Isn't this the cutest photo?  I love this shot of Julie sitting on her Uncle Greg's lap when she was much younger.  Precious memories!

It will be so exciting to see what God has planned for Julie's life.  As she receives training and guidance in the field of art, I just know ...she will blossom.

Julie, we are so proud of you. 

Congratulations to Julie ~ 2010 Graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Debbie, this is precious! Congratulations to your darlin' niece!! She is so talented and her accomplishments are quite impressive! I can't wait to hear how ASU goes this fall. We're still looking at different universities for child #1!!


  2. Way to go Julie!! How exciting as you look ahead and go further with your art and talent. ASU is a great choice!

    I know your aunt and uncle are really proud of you! There's nothing like having one of our own family members excel... it makes the rest of the family look good too!

    Your Aunt Debbie is a special friend of mine. I will sure join with her in praying for a great future for you. I love the self portrait you did. I tried that, and it made me look like a 'smiley face' with hair! :D

    And Julie... don't be shy about the comments you get... it's a real blessing to see a young person like you doing such an excellent job in her life. Makes us all happy!


  3. Hi Debbie,

    I love to meetings friend how love Jesus and peopless too.I like always meet new blogging friends.Thank you!<3



    Congrats to her and thank you for sharing her talents with us today!

    Love you,

  5. I love the picture!It has an almost hypnotizing sense of reality almost like you're looking into the soul of a person and their looking back. I don't know a lot about art, but she seems to have something very special. Good luck Julie!

  6. Wow Debbie, Julie is an incredible artist! Portraits are especially difficult and hers is SO good! God has gifted her with quit a talent.

    Yay for you for giving her a shout out like that. I think you are right about artistic people not being self promoters. I have found that to be the case with a lot of artistic people.

  7. WOW...I can certainly see why you are soo proud of her. Her portait is amazing. Her accomplishments for high school are wonderful and just imagine what still lies ahead for her as she goes off to college and this special training. How fun. I think she has a pretty wonderful Aunt too. HUGS, Debbie

  8. way to go, julie! such talent!

    i pray blessings on all her endeavors.

  9. Congrats to your beautiful niece, she is greatly talented.

  10. That was sweet Debbie. Congrats to Julie!

  11. Congratulations to your niece, Debbie! She is very talented indeed. Thanks for sharing her talent with us, I wish her the best!

  12. Yes, I joined with you and others in saying, "Congradulations, Julie. Job well-done.!"
    Debbie, keep us posted on how this beautiful young lady is doing with her future.


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