I feel great about participating in this program. I met a lot of interesting people, a couple of police officers, an EMT, a fighter fighter and a US Marine Corps veteran. I also met the Dudley Square muralist who taught me to mix colors to get skin tones.
My model is Colton, an EMT. We talked about how to stay fit and eat well. He taught me to ignore mass marketing of foods that aren’t good for my body.
Leslie is a great teacher, she told me to believe I can accomplish. I learned a lot about myself, that I can accomplish new things, things I felt I couldn’t do. I never thought I could paint but I did. I want people to look at my painting and think, Wow, he did that.