As a teacher one always wants to empower and inspire those who share the studio space. The reward for hard work is refreshing . I again saw this today at the completion of yet another drawing course. This student is seen here perusing her first portrait ever done. In short of an hour and a half she called on all the tools taught to her and instinctively tapped into her creator to recreate the face of another found to be so interesting to her. The hollow velvet sound of her charcoal skimmed and scraped the surface of the paper, her putty eraser pulling away to reveal the whispers of light . These moments fill me to beyond full. Well done Kim! Your hard work, patience and perseverance has been worth the journey.