Lines Start Stories – imaginED

Dorothy S. Bass


By Holly BF Warren

Traces start out tales that unfold as you stage into encounters. As you place just one foot in front of the other, as you hold a pen, a paintbrush, a stick in the sand, a thread of ideas that stitch an notion to yet another, a movement or a drift of silence that composes a melody.

Lines open new chapters that commence with leaving.  We just carry the necessities and dip into a new narrative that starts with the touch of the line on a floor. Leaving a considered drop from our imagination, coming up with dots that are the steppingstone of the journey.

Words and phrases begin their journey by leaving our brain and are led by our arms that hold ordeals and sensation in the grip of existence. Proper hand, still left hand, backhand, shorthand or keyboard as life faucets its rhythm we consider notes that go sensuously touching our incredibly main. They are the keynotes, latchkeys, guides, translations, and openers. As constant marks they direct, enthral, captivate, and coach us to transfer or to stand nonetheless. The stillness of meditation, the marvel of musings, the natural beauty of questioning. The movement of connection, the exploration of the unidentified by our library of awareness and knowing by concerns that are like walking stick supporting our future techniques.

Lines really do not have endpoints and are infinite. We maintain on to a thread that gets our line and then interweave it with one more, when, twice and lots of moments in excess of. We seize and conserve these amazing threaded lines in our intellect, that as it is restless will discover techniques out and run together web pages and internet pages generating textbooks, albums, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and artwork. Narratives as blankets, pillows, scarves, clothes, ritual robes of our turning into.

Traces have a lot of attributes parallel apart for good, intersecting joined at a issue, coincidence strains that share a lot of prevalent factors, transversal lines intersecting two or additional lines. Paths, courses, routes, passages. They make ambages, techniques, ceremonies, styles, sounds, beats, orbits, and circuits. They are the offer chain of numerous cultures both created, drawn, sewn or imaginary. The footprints of our passage.

A painted line operates in the intellect of the thinker and invitations the seers to stability their feelings on it. One step at a time, a single thought at a time, knit and thread the knowledge into a personal narrative. Visual traces welcome you to join them to begin an imaginative journey that may possibly resonate with you. Like a paintbrush that operates across an empty house of the brain nudged by the uniqueness of the artist and the observer

The created line expresses the person’s interaction with mark making. The constant line shakes, flows, jumps and draws special imagined styles. No two folks have the precise similar handwriting. Like fingerprints they only belong to us. According to The Pen Organization (2022) there are 7 features that affect creating they are: age, temper, time used crafting, instrument utilized, health and believed patterns.

We might structure imaginative lines that thread, hook up, weave, knit, sew, paint, sing the wonders of recognizing with not realizing, with questioning and obtaining responses.

In accordance to Kristin Farr (Farr, 2022) lines in art can be thick, slender, horizontal, vertical, zigzag, diagonal, curly, curved, spiral, dotted. I would add jagged, intermittent, flowing, and squiggly. They are not just openers but build the whole entire body of the narrative that slides, swims, jumps, and dances together the contours of the artwork. Here there are stories inside stories. Narratives that welcome you to go beyond and visible. Maintain imagination’s hand and be guided, it will know the place to lead you.

Lines open up stories as they unravel life’s chapters. They image times, occasions, experiences, journeys, discoveries, imaginative wanderings, and celebrations. They develop into sentences, paragraphs, web pages, motion pictures, and canvases. Strains watch our heartbeat as life breaths into us. They are the strings of our life’s melody.

The lines we compose are infinite. We carry them all around in our minds, on our shoulders and throughout time in the hope to go away a mark of our presence and contribution in celebrating the wonders of who we are.

As teachers/educators/facilitators/academics/mother and father/buddies/men and women we may well design imaginative traces that thread, join, weave, knit, stitch, paint, sing the wonders of understanding with not realizing, with questioning and discovering answers. Strains sew curiosity and creative imagination with just one another developing bonds of expertise and bundles of pleasure at being aware of we are not on your own.

May well we inspire our learners to discover their traces. Special, gorgeous and vibrant.


The Pen Company Site. 2022. What are the 12 characteristics of handwriting? – The Pen Enterprise Website. [online] Offered at: [Accessed 23 February 2022].

Farr, K., 2022. Analyzing the Things of Artwork | 5 Techniques to Assume About Line. [online] The Mastering Community. Offered at: [Accessed 23 February 2022].

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