Lines Start Stories – imaginED


By Holly BF Warren

Strains commence tales that unfold as you phase into activities. As you put a person foot in entrance of the other, as you maintain a pen, a paintbrush, a stick in the sand, a thread of views that stitch an concept to a further, a motion or a drift of silence that composes a melody.

Traces open new chapters that begin with leaving.  We just have the necessities and dip into a new narrative that begins with the touch of the line on a surface. Leaving a imagined drop from our imagination, coming up with dots that are the steppingstone of the journey.

Words and phrases start out their journey by leaving our thoughts and are led by our arms that maintain ordeals and experience in the grip of life. Suitable hand, remaining hand, backhand, shorthand or keyboard as lifestyle taps its rhythm we choose notes that go sensuously touching our really main. They are the keynotes, latchkeys, guides, translations, and openers. As steady marks they guide, enthral, captivate, and mentor us to move or to stand still. The stillness of meditation, the surprise of musings, the beauty of questioning. The motion of connection, the exploration of the unfamiliar through our library of understanding and comprehending as a result of concerns that are like strolling stick supporting our next ways.

Strains really do not have endpoints and are infinite. We hold on to a thread that gets our line and then interweave it with a different, the moment, two times and many times over. We seize and save these wonderful threaded lines in our head, that as it is restless will locate strategies out and run alongside web pages and pages making books, albums, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and artwork. Narratives as blankets, pillows, scarves, outfits, ritual robes of our getting to be.

Traces have lots of homes parallel aside without end, intersecting joined at a stage, coincidence strains that share several common details, transversal strains intersecting two or extra strains. Paths, programs, routes, passages. They build ambages, methods, ceremonies, patterns, appears, beats, orbits, and circuits. They are the provide chain of numerous cultures both written, drawn, sewn or imaginary. The footprints of our passage.

A painted line operates in the head of the thinker and invitations the seers to stability their feelings on it. One particular step at a time, a single believed at a time, knit and thread the practical experience into a individual narrative. Visible traces welcome you to be a part of them to get started an imaginative journey that might resonate with you. Like a paintbrush that runs across an vacant house of the mind nudged by the uniqueness of the artist and the observer

The penned line expresses the person’s conversation with mark earning. The constant line shakes, flows, jumps and attracts exclusive believed styles. No two folks have the actual similar handwriting. Like fingerprints they only belong to us. According to The Pen Company (2022) there are 7 things that influence composing they are: age, temper, time put in crafting, instrument utilized, wellbeing and thought patterns.

We could style and design imaginative lines that thread, hook up, weave, knit, stitch, paint, sing the miracles of being aware of with not being aware of, with questioning and finding responses.

In accordance to Kristin Farr (Farr, 2022) traces in artwork can be thick, skinny, horizontal, vertical, zigzag, diagonal, curly, curved, spiral, dotted. I would increase jagged, intermittent, flowing, and squiggly. They are not just openers but build the entire physique of the narrative that slides, swims, jumps, and dances alongside the contours of the artwork. Here there are tales in just tales. Narratives that welcome you to go outside of and noticeable. Maintain imagination’s hand and be guided, it will know in which to direct you.

Traces open up stories as they unravel life’s chapters. They image moments, functions, studies, journeys, discoveries, imaginative wanderings, and celebrations. They develop into sentences, paragraphs, internet pages, movies, and canvases. Traces check our heartbeat as lifetime breaths into us. They are the strings of our life’s melody.

The lines we compose are infinite. We have them all-around in our minds, on our shoulders and across time in the hope to go away a mark of our existence and contribution in celebrating the miracles of who we are.

As instructors/educators/facilitators/lecturers/parents/close friends/folks we may well design imaginative strains that thread, connect, weave, knit, sew, paint, sing the wonders of understanding with not understanding, with questioning and acquiring answers. Traces sew curiosity and creativity with a single an additional producing bonds of know-how and bundles of joy at realizing we are not alone.

May possibly we encourage our college students to find their lines. One of a kind, gorgeous and vibrant.


The Pen Corporation Website. 2022. What are the 12 qualities of handwriting? – The Pen Corporation Site. [online] Available at: [Accessed 23 February 2022].

Farr, K., 2022. Examining the Aspects of Artwork | Five Approaches to Feel About Line. [online] The Understanding Network. Available at: [Accessed 23 February 2022].

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