It DOES work! I have actually used just that tactic! They often start
with "whisper" and then forget partway through, but it does, in fact,
work in dreams and reality!
From: Judy Decker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:24 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: "light" lines --"Whisper" "Whisper"
A chuckle for you....
Just had to share that this even worked in my
dreams.... Thanks Bunki - and whoever shared it
originally. Do throw in a bit of drama, too - What
would a whisper line sound like? Did I say "WHISPER!?"
-- "No, I said whisper" (softly). How would a whisper
line move? Can you all picture me acting out whisper
lines for my students in my dream? The sixth graders
loved it! So what if they laugh at you (you will be
chuckling at yourself, too) - I tell you - the eighth
graders who had me before remembered my "whisper
lines". If it can work in my dream - why not in your
Bunki knows middle school kids better than anyone I
know...What works for her has got to work with your
Gosh - do I ever need to get back into the classroom!
I am missing out on too much fun.
P.S. This is how I got around the problem - all
drawings were begun on newsprint - that is where all
of the mistakes were made - heavy lines, grid lines,
whatever - we didn't care. The drawings were all
transferred to good drawing paper (or whatever the
surface) using Seral graphite transfer paper - which
does give you a very light line that is easy to erase.
It does tend to extend the project a bit - take a bit
longer that way - but no one ever said I had to get so
many projects done in a 12 week period.