Lago, an artistic senior, agrees with Gillispie's statement. She has a variety of interests and hobbies, including drawing, making useful objects out of duct tape, crocheting, karate and, most importantly, painting.
Lago has been involved in karate for five years, earning black-belt status. She has created numerous items from duct tape, including a backpack that withstood two years of lugging around textbooks, and she has big plans for a duct tape prom dress in her future. She currently carries a purse that she crocheted in a week's time.
However, those things are not as important to her as painting. Lago has been painting since she was a child but didn't become heavily involved in the art until recently. As an AP Studio Art student, she has been investigating new ways to improve her work.
"[In AP Studio Art,] we get to explore different mediums of developing a voice in our work," she said.
Although she admits she is probably better at drawing than painting, Lago said she still likes painting better. Part of the reason why she enjoys painting more is because she is still working on perfecting her style.
"Whenever you see one of my paintings, I want you to know it's one of mine," she said.
The quest to perfect her work is exactly why Lago loves painting so much.
"Painting gives me a goal, something to work on," she said. "I love the challenge."
Despite their different interests, Lago and Gillispie agree that a creative challenge can make activities much more interesting.