How do you recognize a masterpiece?
A few years ago, I donated a coupon for a portrait to my school's fall festival. This little guy won! For a dollar donation ticket, his dad got a portrait of his kindergartener. A couple of years later, a second grade teacher in my school asked me if I'd painted him. She said, "In reading group, we had the vocabulary word masterpiece. I asked if anyone knew what that meant. He answered. 'Mrs. Eaton painted me when I was little! It's a masterpiece because my dad hung it in the living room.'"
And now, that kid's in fourth grade and in my class. I think he's pretty much a masterpiece!