This week’s I am the Diva challenge is to do a Zentangle or ZIA using your non-dominant hand. Now I have done this in the past, one time when I was very judgmental and frustrated with my tangling, and it helped loosen me up and altered my perspective. So I wasn’t necessarily intimidated by the Diva’s challenge; I knew what it felt like and knew I would “survive.”

I sat down at my table, pulled out my little sketchbook, and said to myself “Just try Fengle and see where it goes.” I found that my left hand likes to draw more free flowing, organic, circular lines more than straight ones. I think it’s because those don’t usually have to be very precise. I found also that it made a big difference if I let my lines flow rather than trying to make them look a certain way.

I enjoyed the challenge; it really helps me to ease up and enjoy the Zentangle process. A good reminder what it’s all about.

For a fun read about my sister’s “Lefty” experience, check out her blog.

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