Lines and Grace is About Your Story
There's something unique that we all have -- our Story.
Our story is so engraved in our souls that we always find ways to tell it.
Whether you're posting that selfie on social media, logging your travels in a notebook, planning in a planner, or journaling in your beloved bullet journals or hobonichi.
We're all telling the story only we can tell : the story of you.
Where it all started
I started designing storytelling stickers after I faced with a very real problem.
One thing I love other than drawing is journaling. I've written decades in my journals and each entry was a remarkable moment or an invaluable insight into my life that helped me learn from my mistakes and make the right decisions.
The problem was as media became more and more visual, I found less and less time to read through those invaluable life lessons I had noted. Not just the demand on my time, but the allure of other people's stories at my fingertips.
It became a challenge to sit down and look back on entries and entries of text when there's Facebook stories or Instagram Stories of other people's lives in full production that just keeps me and I'm sure others (looking at you) riveted and me (our) thumbs scrolling from one to the next. So much so that I end up being like this.
I realized that a lot of everyday invaluable life experiences and good stories were often overlooked due to a lack of visually stimulating media.
Current visual media demand a lot of skill and time. Many amazing storytellers had neither the skill to draw, the time to learn to draw by hand or learn a new software, or the budget to hire an artist.
What can an Engineer, an Artist, and a Storyteller do together?
As with all our stories, our stories have many chapters. My decade long chapter of being an engineer, gave way to a new chapter - "and they lived happily" and the "ever after". The artist in me and the storyteller had been waiting for a decade for this. But what can an engineer, an artist, and a storyteller do together?
In engineering, we found solutions to other people's problems. So you can understand how the Engineer in me had a light bulb eureka moment.
if ( need visual stimuli && can't draw )
then STORYTELLING STICKERS
After months of drawing and designing by hand, the engineer, the artist, and the storyteller in me have initiated a simple yet revolutionary way of telling the stories : Storytelling Stickers. Even though you don't draw, you now have a way to tell your story visually. Finally you can.
Show and Tell
So what are you waiting for?
Immortalize the conversation that inspired you. Capture happiness, sadness, anger, and all the feels that made you log that in your journal. Color your mood in. Go curly, straight, natural. Let a picture speak a thousand words.
Let's put our focus back in the right place and re-learn invaluable life lessons, re-live all the moments we felt loved, and re-love the story that is uniquely ours!
Make the story of you.
Your story deserves to be told -- and seen! No matter what kind it is.