Last year I took an idea from someone's post and I don't remember who
or what list . But it was a great idea and I want to share.
At my art show
I had a table with a sign -- MAKE A COMMENT TO THE ARTIST
"Take a moment to make a comment to an artist. Was there something that
you really liked? -- tell the artist."
I provided lots of note cards and a box to put the comments in. The
observationswere fabulous.... strangers responding to strangers...
After the show I published the comments and gave each student the cards
Yesterday I was going through my computer files looking for a form for
this years show. A student was sitting with me, when I came across
this from last year. (How could I forget how great this was?)
I asked her if I should do this again. YES YES She told me that she
had all her comment cards from last year in her sketchbook and then
went off to make a box so we could do it again this year. These
affirmations and acknowledgments from strangers were very important for
there is noting more encouraging than recognition from a stranger.
I'm remembering when I was in a high school musical. Two strangers came
back stage to tell me how terrific I performed. Those 2 strangers
became life- long friends of mine. They became my second mom and dad
----- it only took a moment for them to make a comment.
Try this idea
and thank you so much to whoever I got the idea from.