The first major art project I can remember was single-handedly making the promotional bulletin board for the school’s book fair. I was in kindergarten and it was supposed to be a project produced by the entire class. The other students quickly lost interest and I ended up spending days doing all the work myself even staying after school several times to meet the deadline. It was a 3’ x 10’ scene of students buying books at the fair. It was made of entirely of colored yarn glued to the paper background. I remember the faces were spirals of yarn. My mother thought it was fascinating that I took on this project on my own and worked so hard on it. She just got a glimpse of my future work ethic.