What made you want to participate in Art with a Heart?
It seemed like it could be a distraction from the long hospitalization I was having at the time.
What is it like working with the artists-in-residence?
It was fun working with all of them, really. Some were nice and laid-back, and others were more energetic. Working with these different personalities with their different art styles was AMAZING! I never felt like I was drawing in a boring classroom with them but in a fun and comfortable environment.
What are your favorite things about Art with a Heart?
They give you FREE art supplies! I've been drawing since elementary school, and I noticed that when it comes to being an artist, it's not cheap! The artists that are there to draw or paint with the kids are so nice; that makes drawing feel even better when you have cool people around you who have the same interest. The last thing is that they are there in the hospital, and you don't have to travel to them. If Art with a Heart was not there in the hospital, my long hospital stay at Wolfson's probably would've made me think less about all the good things to come after the stay but the horrible things going on at the time.
What art supplies do you like to use?
I use ANYTHING I can get my hands on! Though if I had to choose favorites, it would be: Faber-Castell ink pens, Pigma Micron ink pens, Copic markers, REALLY GOOD mechanical pencils, HUGE erasers, putty erasers, and marker/colored pencil blenders. Plus, I like to carry a small sketch book with me when I can.
Do you have a favorite artist?
Not to sound conceited or anything, but it would be myself at the moment. I just can't pick a favorite yet because I'm still exploring different art and different styles.