by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
|Butterfly art by SchulmanArt|
This morning I read a really good articla called "22 Things Happy People Do Differently" which actually is an article from Oct 2012, but I wasn't surprised when I read tip number 11 which said:
Everyone works at his own pace, so why compare yourself to others? If you think you’re better than someone else, you gain an unhealthy sense of superiority. If you think someone else is better than you, you end up feeling bad about yourself. You’ll be happier if you focus on your own progress and praise others on theirs.
and I thought "wow!" this is exactly what I am doing in my art classes and that is the secret to having everyone leave happy-- it isn't the tea and cookies ( although that is nice-- I do that in my private studio classes) but it is the positive energy of giving the students and opportunity to praise each others artwork!!
Both my live classes ( here in New York) are fully booked; however, I am now teaching online art classes!
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