One of the biggest issues with hanging student art work is what to use so that it will stay up. At times, I believe the builders & painters are plotting against us to make a "non" stick wall! Buildings can be too humid, warm, dirty, high traffic...all of which impact the viability of work being able to be displayed for any length of time.Tape, wall tack, hot glue, wax tabs, Velcro dots, and a host of other products works in some of the situations. There are schools that do not allow hot glue guns to be used because of the possible damage that "might" occur. Other schools won't allow ANY type of adhesive in fear of it leaving marks, damaging the paint, or some other assorted non-sense. You want to share the amazing work created by your students, but it can be challenging at times to do so. Will it stay up? How long will it stay up? Will it stick?
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
2 Timothy 1:5
This verse is such a beautiful illustration of living in a way that "sticks"!
Timothy's mother & grandmother lived their life in a way that made an eternal impact.
Will it stick? You invest into the life of your children, your friends, individuals the Lord has placed in your life. You share your knowledge, experiences, training, hopes,dreams, and love. Sometimes you wonder if this investment is going to have life long (and eternal) impact. There are questions that cause you concern. There are choices that seem to be in opposition of all the things you've taught. There are days were they seem to push you away as you try to build into their life. Will it stick? God has called each of us to share the love he has given us with those he puts in our path. At times it is a long term investment....family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Other times it is a brief encounter (yet can have major impact). No matter which it is....we have been given the opportunity to make the most of every situation. This world of ours needs to see, feel, experience, and know the love of God. We are not responsible for what they do with it......if it sticks. We can only be responsible for faithfully sharing his love with others.
Will it stick?
I pray so.