Of all the animals that Theresa Cordier has painted to brighten up the walls of the Early Learning Center (ELC) on the campus of UAH, her favorite is the octopus. "I thought he was going to be easy, but he lied to me – he took me a week to paint!" laughs the Madison, Ala., native. "When you look really closely, octopuses are not one color. And the more I got into it, he went from orange to pink. It was just challenging, and so the way he turned out made me happy."