My third grade teacher, Mrs. Duffner, gave me the confidence to believe in my art ability. We had an art project to draw an animal and I chose a buffalo. I remember she went on and on about how wonderful it was. Not like one little compliment, but over the top. She said she thought I really had a talent and a gift for coloring. That gave me the confidence to do more coloring as I got older. I got a college degree in art, and my final art show was in coloring. She inspired that confidence in me.