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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Paint With the Other Hand

To get out of a rut, you have to do something different. I wondered what would happen if I painted with the other hand. In my case, being left-handed, that would mean using my right hand. Although doing something the hard way can be satisfying in a weird way, I wondered what else I could accomplish? Perhaps a less detailed, more painterly effect would emerge because detail would be difficult.

I have to admit that I am somewhat ambidextrous. I write and paint with my left hand and use it for anything requiring steadiness and precision. But I use my right to eat, handle tools and for anything requiring a strong grip. To make sure I didn’t absentmindedly cheat with my left hand, I turned my easel around so my right hand ...

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