Friday, May 03, 2013

Not Getting It

It seems very silly
juvenile even 
AND  yet it can stop people in their tracks and say, "what the hell," and leave them laughing out loud. Who would think a silly little glittery screaming bug would have that much power. 
When I was in Saint Louis I left one in a pizza parlour and a little girl noticed. As she left she was clutching it in her hand and she looked at me with the biggest smile.
I am always intrigued by how such small acts can really make an impact within a community or to an individual. Free Art Friday fits in with that and a lot of people don't seem to get that either, including fellow artists. As a friend of mine who started the FaF Northamptonshire group on FB said, "it's like paying it forward with art". 
or
Random Art of Kindness ;)

It's about sharing, community, connection. 

You can read what motivated Ceramic Artist Linda Dixon to start a free art group in her hometown on the faf blog.


1 comment:

Margot Potter said...

It's amazing how powerful a small kindness can be. Lovely post!

xoxo
Madge