Student Writing: "When I draw I feel so focused...." by Amaya Smith

I went trick or treating for my birthday. I dressed up as a zombie. All of my skin was peeling. I took so many pictures. We were trick or treating for about three to four hours. I had a cake. It has a balloon, ghost, whipped cream icing, and it had a little witch on it.

When I draw I feel so focused. I learn from art. When we analyze art I can see what I want to see. 

--Amaya Smith from Personal Histories: Basquiat and the Bayou