I met Anna through my partner who was one of her students at the 92nd Street Y. As I recall, Anna was once asked what was Anna's primary goal in teaching. She paused, and replied, so the story goes, that her aim was to teach creativity, to help people recognize and enjoy creativity within themselves. In that, Anna succeeded again and again from what I have heard from Anna's students, and from works I have seen of Anna and her students. Anna was encouraging, suggesting a pinch here, or a slice and fold there, a splash of color here, a spot of color or lack of color there. Art is, for my partner, fun. Whimsy is permitted, even welcomed. For that, I am forever grateful to Anna. And for Anna's friendship with my partner and me.