The Random Writings of Rachel: Art Versus Reality

Art Versus Reality


This is the most recent drawing a student made of me.

Below is what I looked life in real life at the time:




Some might find it disconcerting to have others randomly draw you, down to the pleats on your dress and the dangling earrings in your ears, but I don't. Why would I? I'm intrigued by cartoon Rachel and her adventures. I wish I were as cute as she is, for she never seems to have a hair out of place.

I'm also pretty much in love with the bazillion buttons that I sewed onto the back of this eShakti dress a few months ago to make it more exciting. Too bad they weren't featured in the drawing. I think I'm going to have to start requesting portraits in 360 degrees if all of the details of my outfit are going to be captured.

P.S. I love my job. I love my students, even if they didn't randomly hand me pictures of myself. I love dressing up for work and being Teacher Rachel (I would never punish my ESL students asking them to call me Mrs. G-unpronounceable-Spanish-word). Language learning is such a passion of mine that I'm only rather surprised that I didn't stumble into this career any sooner.

22 comments:

  1. that dress is amazing on you! you look so pretty! love the extra flair too ;)

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  2. WOW your student is talented. They got you and your pretty coral dress - I can totally see the shape of that dress. It looks gorgeous on you, by the way.

    It has been a pleasure catching up. Welcome by sometime. <3 Ada.

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  3. AWESOME drawing!!! Wish I could draw even a thousandth that well! ^_^ I LOVE your dress!!!! I should add something exciting like that to some of mine! =D

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  4. Very nice drawing! Looks like the student did a great job (though took the artistic liberty of adding glasses)!

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  5. Love the buttons on the back! I'm waiting on my eshakti dress to be shipped!!

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  6. ha! I clearly haven't woken up yet. For a second I thought the last shot was a cleavage one (which seemed VERY un-Rachel!) anyway, what a fun detail. I should be having an eshatki dress coming soon which I'm excited about.

    Cartoon Rachel looks like an anime librarian, I think :)

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  7. I think the sketch is beautiful! Love the glasses. Ha.

    Karen H.

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  8. Some people are so talented with drawing. I wish I was more. I love that dress by the way too.

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  9. Awww... I think it's precious that your kiddos want to draw you!!! :-)

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  10. WOW! your student is really good at drawing, thats amazing! you are cute in both real life and as an anime character :P

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  11. I love the drawings! How neat to be able to see yourself the way your students see you :)

    How wonderful that you've found your calling. I was devastated when I realized teaching was not for me, but then I realized that there are other ways to "teach." Just trying to figure out a way to get paid for it. Haha :)

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  12. That's a lovely dress and such cool buttons on the back - great additions!! :) The sketch is really good too, you've got a talented student on your hands!

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  13. I love that dress on you, and the buttons are so fun! She did a great drawing of you! I like that she gave you glasses even though you weren't wearing any, lol. How fun to be developing such great relationships with your students!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm glad you are enjoying teaching so much! It really is an incredibly rewarding job. And the cute drawings are just an added bonus!

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  15. So happy for you that you're loving life! And I wish I had people drawing such flattering pictures of me. Love it- great resemblance.

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  16. I absolutely love the buttons on the dress! So cute!

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  17. Love the dress and especially the buttons! And the drawing is perfect. I need more artistic ESL students in my life, clearly.

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  18. Those buttons are extra cute! It says a lot about you as a teacher that you have students who use their time and talents to draw you something special. Lucky them, and lucky you!

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  19. Ha! That is so much fun : ) I totally recognized you. It is the twinkle in your eye that gave it away.

    LOVE that idea on the dress. Letting you know in advance I will be "borrowing" it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  20. oh my! how lovely....you are beautiful, Rachel!!

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  21. Aww, that is so sweet! Real Rachel and Cartoon Rachel are both cute - she would totally make a great cartoon show though!

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