In less then two weeks.
Though I have only taken an official art class for two years, I have been wandering around the art classroom for three. It has been my favorite room by far, a haven from the dullness of all other classes. There was no test or quizzes to worry about (well no hard one at least)and though there were always assignments I had to complete, they were all completely my own creations and no one could tell me exactly how to go about the process. There was a freedom I could not find anywhere else.
I never thought I had any talent in art. I had always enjoyed it but by comparing my art to the work of others I became discourage from pursuing It after middle school. I highly regret that that decision. If I could go back and change something about my time in high school it would be not taking art freshman year. I would have one more years worth of art work under my name. Though I have never been the best I have been able to develop and push my self as an artist.
My sophomore year I was highly dependent on Ms. Kiick, asking before every step of the process to make sure I was going exactly by book, I was never comfortable making my own decisions. This year I have become more independent and able to make decisions by myself. Because of that fact the art I have made this year is a deeper reflection of who I am as a person and an artist. That doesn't mean that Ms. Kiick hasn't been a great part of this year for me, always providing sound guidance and direction when I feel lost.
So thank you Ms. Kiick for everything. Art changed my life and I have developed a true love for it that will last my entire life.
Well bye HT! I will truly miss you (not so much the cockroaches).