Handedness and the integration of one's art.
Thanks to Dutch artist and blogger, Paula Kuitenbrouwer, for seeing my art as a way to unlock new possibilities. That is the idea: give up on reason a bit, and follow the brush. Except in my case, it is the pastel stick.
Her post, Changing from Right Hand Drawing to Left Hand Drawing (or vice versa), is advice for a reader who is suffering a loss of function in her dominant hand. My immediate reaction to this was how hard it would be for me to switch hands for writing, but that in art making there would be less trouble. My thought is that art is so much more than technique! It is ideas & reactions; expressions.
Image: Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519). Study for the Hands of Saint John, ca. 1491-93. Black chalk on paper. 11.7 x 15.2 cm (4 9/16 x 5 15/16 in.) The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. h/t: About.com.