I recently started a graphic design class for non-majors, thinking I have a few creative genes in me...it should be pretty easy.
My perception was wrong.
After tracing along some outlined images in Illustrator for our second homework assignment, choosing a color pallet and theme, the teacher went around to each student to provide feedback.
I nervously awaited his feedback and encouragement.
Teacher: "Those are really cool."
Me: giddy with excitement, trying to not overly express my enthusiasm for his positive response... "Thank you."
Teacher: "No, I mean your color scheme is cool."