It's not every day that you get to sit at your hero's desk in the very space that he made the comics you grew up reading. Getting a tour of Charles Schultz's Studio and his museum was truly a bucket-list moment!
Here is a painting of Snoopy that I made when I was in the fourth grade. I remember making this in Mrs. Beatty's art class, which was located in the attic of Gates Lane School in Worcester. I spilled paint and was very upset that I had "messed up" the picture. Mrs. Beatty encourage me to use that spilled paint as an opportunity to make something I wouldn't have otherwise. She ended up putting this piece in an exhibit of student work at the Worcester Art Museum. I still remember the excitement of seeing it presented on the wall!
And here are photos of me as a kid with my Snoopy dolls.