I'm in an art class, I think I've mentioned on here that art is what I like to do. I like to draw and paint mostly. Well we've moved into the part of the semester where between now and when the semester ends we are expected to do three pieces of our choice. I wanted to do a painting, but the school only has acrylic paints. Acrylics are plastic, and very fast drying. You can do a lot with them, but they always have this cartoony feel to me. I just really don't like them. Not to mention that the school's supplies are beaten up, the paints and the brushes. Anyway, we have to tell the teacher before we start our projects what we plan on doing, and with what tools and such. The school doesn't have any oil paints, which is what I wanted to work with (even though I don't have much experience with them). I told her I'd like to work with oils but I would probably end up doing my painting in acrylic.

Well I went to school yesterday and she gave me a box with my own set of brand new oil paints that said "To Tanya" and "From Mrs. Duke". I just thought it was really kind of her, and I almost started crying right there (I know, I'm a baby). It's just that she didn't need to do that, but that she still thought of me outside of school and bought me those.

I am going to bake her some cookies and give her a little note that says thank you, but I'm not sure if that is appropriate. What do you guys think?

I'm really glad, because all four of my teachers are really nice, and two are really amazing. But Mrs. Duke is definitely my favourite teacher ever (she was also Nathan's favourite when he went to high school).

I'm doing a big drawing right now and if anyone is interested in seeing it when I'm done (probably later tonight) I will post pictures, and after I get going with the painting I will show you guys my finished work too.
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replied November 10th, 2007
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aw thats so sweet! You should bake her cookies or something so she knows she touched you. I think thats most good teachers goals, to touch a students life for the better. i would have cried. i wanna see your art when your done.
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replied November 10th, 2007
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wow, that is so nice. i don't think cookies and a note would be inappropriate at all!

i'm glad you have such great teachers.

i'd love to see your finished work!
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replied November 10th, 2007
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That was so nice of her! I wish I had teachers like that back when I was in school! I'd love to see your finished work as well!
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replied November 10th, 2007
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That was really nice of her! Cookies and a thank you note are perfect!!
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replied November 10th, 2007
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Okay I will be baking her cookies then. I didn't know if it would look really akward on my part, but I'm sure she wouldn't even think like that.

And thanks for the interest, I will post my finished work on here. The painting might take me a couple of days but I'll show guys what I have done of the drawing so far at some point today.
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replied November 10th, 2007
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That was very nice of her! I agree, I think cookies would be a great way to show her your appreciation! I bet she'd be tickled to get cookies from you.
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replied November 10th, 2007
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Awee you see there still are some really nice people in this world. I think the cookies and a note are a very sweet gesture in return...Good for you Tanya.Good luck on your painting....I would like to see it when its complete can you post it ?
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replied November 10th, 2007
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Cookies would be GREAT. I'll bet she will truly love them and the thank you note. Seriously. Let her know you appreciate that she thought of you. Because she obviously thinks very highly of you.
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replied November 10th, 2007
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wow that is really amazig, i think the cookies are definitely appropriate!

i love people who do things like that.
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