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The Genesis of a Line

Uppdaterat: 30 nov. 2021

Nona Orbach - author/Hebrew translation đŸ‡ŹđŸ‡§đŸ‡źđŸ‡±

Suzanne Axelsson - English editor/Swedish translation 🇬🇧🇾đŸ‡Ș


In this version you can access the text in English and Swedish.


photo: Nizan Sedler


The Genesis of a line 🇬🇧

Toddlers first lines are formed by chance from a sensory-motor need. They notice and discover that their body movements can leave a mark in substances.


Video by Jasmin Berman


Photo: Gili Bandersky


Photo: Ruth Hillel


They try this magic countless times, with immense enjoyment.

They then create deliberate lines and marks in their porridge that smears on the table, in the sand, and later on paper. As they grow up, they notice how marks can also turn out to be a symbol.


Photo: Orly Cohen Shulman



In the beginning, the marks can migrate to the walls and furniture as well.



I have always felt magic in those moments when I could witness how the brain and body collaborate.

Observing my toddler daughters, and later my grandchildren, while engaged in this learning/living - always felt wondrous and sacred.

These young pioneers are discovering the universe, and we are privileged to notice their journey.

It is a completely personal, intimate process for each child, at the same time, all humanity has experienced these moments for centuries.

We are fortunate to notice such miraculous moments.


Slow down. Look closely. Listen deeply. Take Notice.


The first #GrammarOfDrawing post can be read here and refers to the need to listen and take notice of the child engaged in drawing.


Uppkomsten av en Linje 🇾đŸ‡Ș

De yngsta barnen skapar oavsiktliga linjer i början utifrÄn ett sensoriskt-motoriskt behov. Barnen lÀgger mÀrke till och upptÀcker att deras kroppsrörelse lÀmnar mÀrken pÄ material.



Barnen provar denna magi otaliga gÄnger med enorm njutning.

Barnen skapar sedan avsiktliga linjer och mÀrken i gröten som smetar ut pÄ bordet, i sanden och senare pÄ papper.

Under uppvÀxten upptÀcker barnen hur mÀrken ocksÄ kan visa sig vara en symbol eller tecken.


I början kan barnens mÀrke ocksÄ migrera till vÀggarna och möblerna.

Jag har alltid kÀnt magi i de ögonblick dÄ jag kunde bevittna hur hjÀrnan och kroppen samarbetar.

Att observera mina unga döttrar, och senare mina barnbarn, medan de lÀr sig/leva, kÀndes alltid underbart och heligt.

Dessa unga pionjÀrer upptÀcker hela universum, och vi har förmÄnen att bevittna deras resa.

Det Àr en helt personlig, intim process för varje barn, samtidigt har hela mÀnskligheten upplevt dessa stunder i Ärhundraden.

Vi har turen att mÀrka sÄdana underbara stunder.


Sakta ner. Titta noggrant. Lyssna djupt. LÀgga mÀrke.

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jgb.cdg
2021ćčŽ9月01æ—„

Wouldn't be interesting to conduct the same examination with elephants? They are such great painters. How to they learn to draw?


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Suzanne Axelsson
Suzanne Axelsson
2021ćčŽ9月07æ—„
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let me know, if you ever give it a try.... not many elephants roaming around Sweden to interact with, let alone give space to draw... 😜

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