In the two days I'm in town this week, I made time to visit my high school art teacher. She no longer teaches at the school I attended, but works at my sister's high school. She's a truly incredible woman. After a stroke and a hip replacement, she's still finding time to make sure she can be there for her students. They truly are hers. I've never come across another teacher about whom everybody had only good things to say. She shaped an incredibly large part of who I am today, and I wouldn't trade my memories from her class for anything.
Except for my teacher, my high school did not prioritize the arts very highly. She really was the foundation for a great program and I can't thank her enough for helping me harness my creative side.
It's in her honor that I've added a link at the top of the page for my artwork, so feel free to look through it.
|My print that won in 7th grade. Looks very ordinary to me now.|
When I was in middle school she submitted some of my work to a national competition called the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. I was fortunate enough to win in my seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade years and I attribute every bit of my success to her. She not only allowed me to explore life in my own creative fashion, but also gave me access to the validation that every person craves.
It was great to see you today Rosie. Thank you for everything you've done for me and for hundreds of others. May the world always be full of people like you.