I feel my painting was the best and most successful piece. The theme was sticky situation and the process was quite simple. First you were to come up with ideas and make thumb nail sketches. after you have decided what you want to do you Then you painted a base color if you so desired. Next you painted the back ground and the main part of your painting. The materials we used was acrylic paint and a canvas to paint it on and I used a medium-large canvas an I used my painting techniques that u normally use when doing a painting. I think I over came the most obstacles in the Kitten in a pot one. I had to over come using a hot glue gun because I burnt myself so many times I lost count. I also had to use a hammer to get the lead out. now that I look back I should have done smaller pieces and maybe more drastic color changes to make it stand out. Taking risk did help me in this project cause I tried something new and I worked for this piece. The cactus drawing for what's the point was the starting point and then the book carving showed a lot of growth. I thought of something a little more out of the box even though it is in a book and it showed that doing something different is okay and it can turn out good. I have never carved a book before and I thought it was a new yet fun experience. It did become frustrating at times but it turned out well and I had much more of a vision for this book. Also I got to use a new skill rather than just drawing something which is an improvement and I used more adventurous materials. The change in teaching helped me and was effective in my art because I tried a lot of new things that worked and some that didn't which is exactly what learning is about. For example using an x-acto knife to carve my book was some thing I never would have tried. This new way of teaching showed me that taking risk can be beneficial it may not always turnout perfect but I definitely grew as an artist due to this.