Drawing the Line – Where Creativity Begins


Lots of un-straight lines... Copyright 2011 - Bjorn Ansbro

This is to anyone who’s ever said, “I can’t draw. I can’t even draw a straight line.” The profound secret I will now reveal is this…

Straight lines have almost nothing to do with drawing. 

Lines are about character, expression, and intent. The most engaging stories, lives, and images rarely follow a straight line. A straight line? That’s what rulers and CAD programs are for.

So go draw or cook or dance or garden or write code without the tired dogma of the straight line. Squiggle things up a bit and encourage your children to do the same.

And don’t let another generation grow up with the idea that creativity ends with a squiggly line. In fact, that’s precisely where it begins.

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One Response to Drawing the Line – Where Creativity Begins

  1. Tony says:

    Whew. Glad to hear it… since “I can’t even draw a straight line.” 😉
    There may be hope for me yet.
    Tony

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