Ripple Effect

Katie Eitzen's avatar Katie Eitzen

In my role as a school librarian, I often encourage choosing kindness to the students of Shawmut Hills K-8. We use books, videos, coloring, and writing. This year, I read the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. In this book, the characters learn about the ripple effect even the smallest act of kindness creates by taking turns dropping a stone into a bowl of water as they say one kind thing that they have done. The story really made the kids think about the impact "each kindness done and not done" has on the people around them. Each student then received a small stone, and they shared their own acts of kindness as they dropped it into a bowl of water. I took the original photo of this image during the activity, and altered it using Photoshop. The entry consists of a 16x20 canvas print, the final product of the library activity, and a chance for viewers to share small acts of kindness they've done or received. My hope is to encourage our community and visitors to choose kindness.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: print on canvas
  • Width: 16 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 20 inches