My story begins in 3rd grade when my teacher noticed me drawing on the back of a spelling assignment. Much to my surprise, she didn't say a word, but rather picked up my paper and walked back to her desk. As the day progressed all us kids were coming back from a hectic day of recess. As I settled into my chair, I noticed each student had a blank piece of paper on their desk. Mrs. Robinson asked that everyone flip over their page and began to hand out colored pencils. Rather than punishing me for drawing on my spelling assignment, she made a copy of the drawing for everyone and praised my artistic ability. Since this time, I have never stopped loving, and producing art.