Thursday, February 2, 2012
Challenge #56 Non Dom v2
Back in the Spring, Diva challenged us to use our non-dominant hand to create a tile or Zentangle inspired art piece. Once again, we are challenged to create a complete tile using only our non-dominant hand. For me - it's my left hand. I can actually write a little with my left hand. It comes from years of self-preservation - my mother was a leftie and if I sat on the wrong side of her at dinner we'd clash elbows! Anyway - drawing is a little trickier. I found that despite my best efforts (that would be with brows furrowed and tongue sticking out) my hand would shoot off in odd directions spasmodically. It was actually pretty funny. Interestingly, I seemed to only be able to work from left to right. When I use my right hand I am not that "linear."
I tend to tangle when I need to focus. If I have to sit and listen, I find that tangling helps me focus and absorb what I am learning. I discovered that tangling with my non-dominant hand interfered with my auditory processing. I was listening to a lecture online this week and, as usual, found my attention wandering. I figured that I'd work on the challenge to help me focus... uhm... yeah... not so much. I had to stop so I could "tune back in" to the lecture. I suppose it has to do with dominant hemisphericity. Hmmm...that could be an interesting study someday.
Happy whole-brained tangling!