My art career at Mercy High School has changed me in many ways. Not only have I gained more skills in creating artwork that I know what to do with but I have learned a lot about myself and the kind of art I enjoy making. While I enjoy trying new things and seeing how far I can stretch myself, what I truly enjoy is making pieces that are important to me. Pieces that hold special significance to me or that they were when I first stepped out of my comfort zone are what I enjoy making the most. This is why I am not pursuing a career in art because I would rather have my art be for myself and helping me figure out new things about myself rather than having no say in a commissioned piece. I have also learned that I should not compare my artwork to others. By being surrounded by girls who make amazing pieces I have learned that comparing what I can do to what they have done will not help me in furthering my skills. We all have different skill sets and styles when it comes to art, so it is obvious that our pieces do not look the same. The fact that everyone has their own style of art is what makes art so special to me. I think if my art was exactly like someone else's I would not have as much fun in creating art because I know it would be a copy and it wouldn't have any meaning to me. Having the ability to be creative will really help me in life when I trying to make something new out of something that is cliche or expected.