16 March 2011

NonDom - The Movie

Laura set us a great challenge (using our non-dominant hand!).  So this whole tile, from start to finish was done with my left hand.

"NonDom" (click on images to enlarge)
Familiar tools.


Unfamiliar tool.

Due to nerve damage, my left thumb is in a splint...
Yep, great timing, Laura
This is what the string looked like at the beginning.

(Click on image to enlarge.)
And, rather than writing one of my usual long blog posts, I decided to show you what happened this week.  So, this is me, tangling left handed:


To me, this just goes to show that, as Rick and Maria say,  

"Anything is possible... one stroke at a time."

For some truly inspirational ambidextrous art, most calligraphers have to go no further than our bookshelves, to find one of Arthur Baker's books:


And one of his beautiful bi-directional alphabets!


Footnote: I'm Celebrating three months of blogging!


Coming up this weekend: Artwork from some of our Tuesday Tanglers!

25 comments:

  1. I've said it before and I'll say it again... Kit this is awesome, amazing and awe-inspiring. Puts my drunken monkey with Parkinsons Disease attempt to shame :)

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  2. LOL! I enjoyed Non-Dom, The Movie! Now seriously, hope you are not going to be long in that splint. Your approach to this exercise was more positive than mine was; you prepared a little. As I watched your hand, I thought you might be holding the pen a little different than you would with your dominant hand...more fingers resting on the barrel, just a little extra support and control. I may go back and do another and, believe me, I never thought I would say that! You did a great job on everything here Kit, the post, the movie, the photos and the tangle. (((hugs)))

    P.S. Your non-dominant handed tangle looks like my normal ones! ;-)

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  3. So wonderful!. It has such a charm to it. I am so glad you did one in non dom because I had the opportunity to see the beauty of this tangle!

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  4. Kit, love your video, music, tangle, everything. You took such a gentle positive approach to this challenge and almost made me want to try again... maybe not. But love your tangle, it's just lovely.
    Congrats on your 3 month anniversary thanks for all your great shares and art!

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  5. Love the video! What a funny idea and you did an excellent job on it. And your tangle is excellent. Even with the splint.

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  6. Such a beautiful tangle design! Non-dominatrix did not hinder your beautiful creativity! And you used a #005 micron??? Wow. Such control.

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  7. congrats on the blogging milestone! loved the video, sorry about your thumb!

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  8. I'm amazed at your rounded shapes! I must be quite right-hand dominant; I found circles quite a challenge. Nice video too!
    --Margaret

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  9. This certainly does have a charm about it! Maybe that splint is the secret weapon for making such a stunning non-dom-hand tangle? You'll have to post the link where we can get one ;)

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  10. The video is great! Congrats on your 3 month anniversary!!! Yay!!! Hope your thumb gets better soon! :)

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  11. this was wonderful to watch and listen to, quite an inspiration in more ways than one! I think it also shows that the creativity one already has, probably enables one to use the non-dom hand with more success than most people who don't have the creative aspect. (like my husband, he can barely type on the computer!!) I've always thought that people should at least learn to play the piano or drums, where you have to use both hands (and some feet!!)
    Excellent video.

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  12. Hoorah, you. It was hard--and gave me a vast appreciation of people with brain injuries trying to recover, and people unable to use their dominant hand for any reason. Mine is VERY shaky!

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  13. Goodmorning Kit! You are a star!
    Your tile reminds me of the gorgeous rolling hills down the Huon Valley. After your left hand work out I hope your thumb was OK. Thanks for the music, you created a Oscar winning production!

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  14. Hey Kit!!! Your design rocks!! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award, to accept it, head on over to my blog! Keep up the good work!! :)
    mnartgal.blogspot.com

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  15. that's it I'm getting a thumb splint so I can do such cool work!

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  16. Boy, Anon was a bit cheeky *cough*. Well, you managed to break my study streak for the day...thought I was doing really well but then I had to watch your tube. I intended to 'fast forward' but the floating comments were too good to miss...so, thanks lovey :p~ Great post *grudgingly says as she returns to her books*

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  17. Fan-freaking-tabulous! Great video and my gosh but you'll be an amazing CZT!

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  18. I am Speechless! I can't think of great adjectives. Love your video and your left handed tangle is awesome.

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  19. Just awesome! The tangle.. the video.. everything!

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  20. DEAR Kit, I was going to tell you I Hated you and the beauty of your left-handed work--then I zoomed in and realized that is wasn't as Perfect as it looked at first.

    That's good, cause I really didn't want to hate you : )

    The whole post, video, etc is fantastic!

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  21. You did a great job with your left hand. Love your video too! You are really talented with your art and with technology!

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  22. @MaggieKatTangles: LOL!
    @Everyone: thanks so much for your support. ♥♥

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  23. WOW – you did such a great job. Your tile is awesome! I watched the video two days ago and had to interrupt my pc-session before leaving a comment…
    I enjoyed looking over your shoulder while tangling!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  24. hope your thumb is better this week! :) Love your video! Your tangle is beautiful as usual...I two find relaxation in dots! :)

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