Sketchbook Idea. Form something new from what is already there. Be poetic! Don't let the written word scare you if you don't normally work in it. Learn to use words in your art in ways no one would expect!
Beginning a class or school year with this question would serve as a basis for teaching the specific students. Keeping this board up all year would also serve as a reminder to the importance of art. Also, allowing students to read what their peers have written might create critical thinking that they did not initially think of.