To make a long story short, this little snafu has put me behind
I took my laptop to the IT department at my school, and with the help of my trusty ol' Mac-obsessed friend Jason, we turned my laptop into a hard drive and transferred everything over to a substitute Macbook for me to use until they can suss out the issues with my personal laptop.
Thank god . . . Because now I'm in India. And you know how blog-happy I get in India, right? Just you wait. Patience is a virtue.
So without further ado, I present a brief question and answer interview with the lovely Anna.
How long have your been at Stamford? 3 years. I may be staying one more year or longer.
How old are you? 9
Where are you from? Rio, Brazil
What languages do you speak? I am learning Chinese. But I speak fluent English and Portuguese.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an artist or an actor or a vet or a biologist.
If you could make anything in the world, what you want to make? A giant piñata pig. No! A sketch of a pig. A giant pig!!
When did you start making artwork? When I was pretty young, about 3. But my artwork was just lines, they did not form anything like a face or a heart.
Do your parents do art? My mom is an author. She draws how her pictures should look. My dad works in a company. So my dad, no; but my mom sometimes.
Do you have any brothers or sisters? Yes.
Do they make art? Yes. My brother likes to make circles, faces. My sister is better than me. She makes . . . You know in Italy? Those buildings with the monsters on the top? Yeah, gargoyles!! She makes those.
Can you tell me a little bit about the mask you made here? Well when I was designing the mask, I was thinking something like two colors that would look good together. First I thought of blue and green, but it didn't look well. So then I thought the yellow and orange. It's just a design. On the rays, I did a pattern of light yellow, orange, darker yellow, and red. And on the eyes, I did a bit of orange and smaller yellow. And the smallest of all was a not-so-dark orange. And if you look upside-down, I did a pattern under the eyes: white, red, and yellow. It symbolizes a lion because lion is . . . Singapore means "lion city", I wanted to do something like Singapore. Not to look like a lion, but resemble one.
Do you have any questions for Anna? If so, please leave them in the comments section below and we'll answer them as soon as we can . . . And check out my first student-focused interview here. Happy day!