My earliest memory is in kindergarten, working with modeling clay. I made a
giraffe. I remember the sister (Catholic school) making a big fuss over it
to my mother. She was impressed that I had put details like the little horns
on the giraffe's head and spots on the body. Throughout school, I was always
the student asked to make signs and pictures for projects. In high school,
was the art director on the school paper. Art always made me feel good about
myself---still does! Fun discussion, makes you reflect on what and how we
say things to our students.