Diva challenge 321 - Non-dominant hand with auras



This week's challenge from "I am the diva" Laura Harms is to tangle with the non-dominant hand, using tangles based on auras.  I've done exercises like this before, and while I love the concentration/mindfulness and don't mind the unique "character" of the results, it's always such a physical struggle, and I end up tense and looking forward to being done.  So this time I challenged myself to stay relaxed.  I don't know that being more relaxed made a difference to the tile's appearance, but it made the whole experience pleasanter and more "zen".  You can clearly see that I even did the shading and smudging left-handed, which is always the hardest part of these exercises for me.

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  1. Awesome job! Definitely made me appreciate the ease of my dominate hand.

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    1. Thanks, Vonnie. We did the non-dominant hand theme once on the Traveling Tangles Project, and I had a partner who was ambidextrous. She did her half of our tiles using her FOOT, and the results were amazing.

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  2. This looks great Pat! I've never done non-dominant hand drawing before. I discovered that I was so focused that I forgot to breathe! But I really enjoyed slowing it all down and just watching the little wiggly line progressing along the paper! :)

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    1. Thanks, Deanne. And that's a great description of the process.

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  3. I sure had a good laugh as I saw how wiggley my lines were, it was fun though.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Trudi. Laughing sounds like a great response to this challenge.

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  4. Looks great. Shading and smudging off-handed was surprisingly difficult for me too.

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  5. I love this tile Pat! The squiggly really brings it to life;-)

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    1. Thanks, Michele. Now that you mention it, I agree with you. A nice observation.

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  6. Smart to keep the real objective in mind as you worked on this tile. I'll bet we are all wobbly, but that's okay! Nice work!

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    1. Thanks, Jean. It's also occurred to me that the same thing is true in everyday life, that remembering to relax and breathe will make any challenge go smoother.

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  7. Nice work. This type of challenge always seems to result in some good perspectives. Also interesting to see what people are willing to try.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I once did a non-dominant hand theme for a traveling tangles group, where each partner does half a tile and then swaps for the other partner to finish. My swap partner happened to be ambidextrous, so she did all of her tangling with her FEET. Talk about amazing what people will try. Looked pretty good, too.

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