Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NonDom weekly challenge #132

Oh boy this one was definitely a challenge. to use Bales as a monotangle using your non-dominant hand! I had to really think about this one. Bales is not a tangle that I had used before so first what I did was do a practice doodle with my right hand to get a feel for the pattern.
I was using a micron 01 pen but that one seemed to be running out of ink so I switched to  a fine point sharpie and jumped in.

Not too bad all things considered. I learned a few things about the process and myself. First, I had to really SLOW down. in order to control the pen with muscles that are not used to doing this kind of work I had to go slow and steady. I think I could increase my speed with a lot of practice.
Second, I found that if I drew a line in the opposite way than how I would do it right handed it worked better. I usually draw my lines from the top of the page downward and from left to right. The lines that came out best were when I was pulling the pen from bottom to top and right to left.
Third, I had to let go of my notions of perfect and just enjoy the Zen of drawing. By the end I was actually beginning to loosen up and enjoy the flow. Perhaps I will try more ZIA with my left hand using patterns that just flow from that side.


Anne's tangle blog said...

It was hard indeed, but as you said, it makes you learn a lot.
You did quite well.

Susan said...

I agree, I think we all learned a lot about ourselves from this challenge. Nicely done!

Anne's tangle blog said...

This was not very easy, but you did very well.

Donald Wilka said...

I like your first tile. Like the contrast between the finer line and the bold fill. May want to check you link though. The one on the Diva's site (#27) goes to an error page.

CeciliaKi said...

WOW you have an absolutely firm non-dom hand!!!