On the Windowsill of Imagination – imaginED

Holly BF Warren (atelierista/art studio teacher/multimedia artist)

When we think we could possibly stare into room, glimpse out from a window, doodle, fiddle with no matter what is at hand, contact our head, or enjoy with our hair. Imagination weaves into our thoughts and nudges us into the realm of opportunities.

If your pondering were being a window, a area for observing and learning with an extensive windowsill, what would you put on it? If you uncovered flower pots that develop imaginative paths, what would you develop in just about every pot?

Every pot can develop an factor of everyday living that would enrich your instructing/occupation hence that of your college students/co-personnel. They could be of any size and condition, colour, and texture. Assume of the window as the threshold of your reflection which nurtures shedding light, distorting, building illusions, enlarging, and reducing your mind’s wandering journeys.



Listed here are some ideaseeds to muse and ponder on.

  • Basic
  • Nature
  • People today
  • Places
  • Reminiscences
  • Tales/narratives
  • Actions
  • Sensation
  • Discourses
  • Goals
  • Seems
  • Songs
  • A bit Unconventional
  • Condition
  • Colour/hue/shade
  • Shadow
  • Equation
  • Material
  • Sample
  • Place
  • Natural environment
  • Repurposed object
  • Apparel
  • Property/abode


You can develop your have checklist and or tweak the earlier mentioned kinds, as they are just setting up details.

How would it get the job done?

Create your individual windowsill and spot your pots with the ideaseeds on it. Think of the seed rising into a plant where every single leaf/department stems from the first idea you selected and utilize it to what you are doing. You can decide on additional than a single pot from which to draw inspiration. You can also hook up your imaginative wandering for a more highly effective impact.

You set the boundaries of your imaginative wanderings to accommodate who you are, how you educate and where you goal to guidebook your college students.

Below is an case in point of ideapots in which your ideaseeds increase and inspire views


Consider that we are arteries of creativity (Egan,1996) that bring nutrition to our learning, offering oxygen to our training. Could imagination be observed as an equation where there is a ongoing trade of features? I am wondering of imaginative mobile respiration.

Fascinated in looking through much more from Holly? 

Holly BF Warren is an atelierista/art studio teacher/multimedia artist creator of the Believe Tank and the Artelier. Holly performs as a artistic facilitator and mentor in Major and Early A long time. She is also the  narrator of the instructional landscapes she generates with her learners which invite the audience to step within the works of art made fueling the imagination of the viewer. Her mottos are “Learning under no circumstances stops” “When you move within your creativity you have found the door to oneself. Generally leave this door open, it is an invitation to see far and vast. Shut it and you will wither.”

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