Happy Strawberries was a project for one of my drawing classes at Community College of Aurora. This was a colored pencil demo the class did for other CCA students that were not art majors. this was the project that made me fall in love with colored pencils. My teacher, Kate O'Donnell, was a big influence on me when it came to colored pencils. This project also helped me understand and recognize undertones of materials and objects in daily life as well as photography. It took me 20 hours to create, and during those hours I learned many new techniques.