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Friday, May 14, 2010

On the other hand . . .

Try creating a Zentangle using your non-dominant hand. It's quite an experience. Here's one that Rick did:

Notice that although the strokes are uneven, they still give a consistent look to the overall result.

A quick web search on right-brain/left-brain returns all sorts of information on the benefits of using your non-dominant hand, particularly for us right-handed folks.

We think you'll enjoy playing around with this and will probably learn a lot from doing a few Zentangles this way. At a minimum you'll have a greater appreciation of what it's like as a child learning fine motor skills, or an adult recovering from an injury.

Try it . . . even if you don't show anyone your first one! But do another. It's amazing how quickly your non-dominant hand catches on - and begins to show its own style as it energizes a different part of your brain.

Have fun!

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Carole Ohl said...

I find it very liberating to use my non-dominant hand. The pressure is off because I usually don't EXPECT to have a 'decent' result. But often the results are surprisingly whimsical and sweet!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Very impressive! Something else to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Beauch said...

I heard that using your non dominant hand helps stave off dementia. Worth a try..thanks.

Zentangle said...

wow I Better hurry before it sets in! give me that pen.......m