I would be remiss if I didn't begin with my beloved art teacher, Sue Hand. I was just a wee thing when I started taking lessons at Sue Hand's Imagery--affectionately called the "Studio" by teachers and students alike. Younger kids, from Kindergarten through 4th or 5th grade, were taught by Sue's assistants. I still remember the terror that struck my heart when, somewhere around 4th grade, Sue Hand herself said I was ready to move up into her class. Her class was full of big kids, all the way up to seniors in high school! And what's more, they were good at art. Some of them really good. Take Leigh Pawling for instance. She
Sue said, "I'll be proud of you no matter what you do."
I want to have that attitude, towards my kids and anyone I have the priviledge to be proud of.
Sue, you are an inspiration to so many. Thank you for believing in me before I believed in myself!