Adventures in Mental Hygiene
DO try drawing with your left hand! When I was modeling for life drawing classes, one semester I noticed this one guy in a graduate level class was drawing no better than I can (I quit trying in eighth grade) and then I noticed he had a cast on his right arm, and decided he wasn't a natural left-hander. I came back to that class several times over the semester and he improved amazingly in a few months. I also heard him talking to some of the others, saying when he broke his arm he'd wanted to drop the class, but the teacher convinced him he'd learn just as much using his other hand, and he said it was amazing what he learned by having to do things freshly. Good luck with the surgery!Mary Anne in Kentucky
I vote drawing with anything (along with Mary Anne's post). People use their feet and their mouths. Once when I was in a funk (about something -- but prior to cancer) I read a book about a guy in an iron lung and he couldn't draw at all. Poor guy never even had sex until he paid a therapist to do something for him. Somehow the fact that I could move inside my depressed little unhealthy (at the time) world, his horror enabled me the vision of more positive things inside of my drama.
Hope the surgery went well!
thinking about you...Miz.
Good luck with surgery...make sure to milk it for all it's worth and get your Scottiedog to take good care of you!Maybe now would be a good time to try drawing with your feet!!!
Hope the surgery went well for you! And I agree with everyone else - try using your left hand (I use mine all the time....oh, wait, I am left-handed!!)
I sure didn't get much time to be the blogger. You got so much better so soon. I am so glad.
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