I've noticed that taking art classes can be so consuming, but I do believe my hard work is paying off. I've been in my first ever drawing class for about a month and 2 weeks ago my drawing teacher hung one of my pieces in an art department display case. While I am excited about this, I do feel like this is not my best work--it's simple lines, and we weren't allowed to erase. I didn't even like the "still life" I set up (but it had to include certain things like shoes and kitchen items). But still, I was/am incredibly nervous about taking art classes, so this is just another instance that is helping me to believe I can do this.