Taylor Cook, 11, loves to draw and uses her talents to inspire others.
Taylor recently designed the cover of the passport program for the Jefferson County Fair. She was asked to draw a scene from “Jack and the Beanstalk” to go along with this year’s fair theme, “Got a Good Thing Growin.’”
Taylor’s mom, Hilary, said Taylor was asked to design the cover after giving away one of her drawings.
“She gave away a drawing as a gift to someone in our ward,” Hilary said. “… The couple was impressed with her artistic abilities and asked her to draw the photo for the cover.”
Hilary said she was unaware that Taylor had given away one of her drawings.
“I didn’t know she drew a photo or gave it to them until they contacted us,” she said.
In past years, the fair board has asked children from the community to submit drawings for the cover of the passport program, but Taylor was specifically asked to design the cover this year, according to Hilary.
Taylor said she completed about six drafts of the program, with each one depicting a different scene from “Jack and the Beanstalk.” She ended up choosing the drawing that captured her favorite part of the fairy tale.
“My favorite scene is where Jack is heading up the beanstalk,” she said.
Taylor said she loves to draw and enjoyed doing this project.
“I like to draw because I like to see the different ways that things can look,” she said. “I don’t really know why. I think this project was cool. There were different scenes to choose from.”
She said this project has helped her learn more about how events are planned and executed.
“It’s helped me learn how much work goes into putting on these events,” she said. “I never realized how much work it takes to put on these activities.”
Hilary said she is proud of Taylor for her recent achievement.
“She draws all the time, and she has developed her talents, especially now that they have been able to bless the community,” Hilary said.
Taylor is the daughter of Hilary and Nathan Cook, of Rigby. She will attend Rigby Middle School this year.