Monday, November 17, 2014

Embracing the "Yuck"

This week's Diva Challenge is to use your non dominant hand and do your tile.
I did that and was actually somewhat pleased with the result. One thing that I did was to breathe which seemed to help control my strokes. When doing my shading I laid my pencil and tortillion down like you do when you trace something that is engraved. This made it easier to have some control over what I was doing. I tried to do tangles that would not require a lot of filling in.I even did my signature orb with my non dominant hand. This is a fun excercise but not one that I will be repeating (intentionally) any time soon.

"Out in Left Field" Tangles: Fricle, Florz, Web(variation)

Every Inchie Monday's challenge was "weapon". I chose a bible scripture for my response: "No weapon formed against me shall prosper."
Inchie: weapon

30 comments:

  1. Cute tile. Interesting that you found holding the pencil and tortillion on the side easier to control. This is how I was taught to draw as it gets you to use your whole arm and therefore gives more expression and control. "Drawing is not writing"

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  2. I am so impressed with your non dominate artwork. Very cool. I do also love the inchie. Very deep and meaningful!

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  3. I am impressed with how nicely your tile turned out, and the Inchie is quite the inspiration.

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  4. Dear JL, you did a fine job with these challenges. I've not the courage yet to draw with my left hand. It could get ugly. Strong words make a powerful weapon. Have a brilliant day! c

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  5. Awesome job using your left hand, and I love your Inchie!!! Perfect!! :0) have an awesome week!! :0) Share Humanity

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  6. Well done off-hand challenge Tile. I wish I would have thought of your breathing technique. It was an interesting challenge. Very thoughtful Inchie.

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    1. Thank you. The breathing comes from reading Linda Farmer saying "remember to breathe". I often find myself holding my breath and this time I took deep breaths to steady myself. Now I need to remember to do this when working on other stuff.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tiles and your mindful adaptations. You took a tough challenge and figured out how to make it better. All by breathing. Wonderful.

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  8. Your tile is done well, this breathing is a good thing (always is).

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  9. ahhhh...thank you for the reminder to breathe! It really was an intense experience because I think we all want to share something that we feel is worthy of our efforts. In reading everyone's experiences you see that vulnerability. This has taken courage for all of us...good on US!

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  10. Your tile turned out very nice. I wish I had looked at the other submissions before I did mine, so I would have remembered to take steadying breaths. I may have to try another one and see if breathing helps. Your inchie is a wonderful sentiment that bears remembering.

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  11. congrats on your tile - I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try this challenge as I have very little function in my left hand because of arthritis - I think yours is great

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  12. I didn't look at others' work before I tried my non-dominant hand "yuck". Otherwise, I definitely would have tried your holding the pen sideways method. I did hold my breath (I think) which didn't much help. I chose a "web" also. Nice work. You did a good job of embracing the "yuck".

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    1. Thank you. I think the breathing thing really helps center you as you make your strokes.

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