My Left Hand

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by jmbroekman 3 Comments


Drawing with my non-dominant hand

By necessity, I have been drawing with my left hand. Even though I don’t play tennis, I somehow (was it the cello practice?) developed a wicked case of tennis elbow, that required a cortisone shot, and some mandatory rest of my right arm. Being the stubborn (or tenacious, however you want to call it) person that I am, I refused to let that stop me from my daily practice of drawing the flowers around me. The three drawings above are of a gloxinia plant that my friend Marcy gave me many many years ago. It continues to bloom several times a year, and just when you think it really is dead for good, it shows signs of life. Can someone clue me in to the lesson in that?!

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3 Responses

  1. Janet Lee says:

    These flowers flowing from your left hand look like dream flowers – less precise but no less of a full expression. Surely you have art flowing from you – it is not just limited to your talented right-hand!

  2. amy says:

    Wow! You seem to be ambedexterous (sp) my dear because I can’t do this with my right OR my left!!!
    Nice work, and hope you are truly resting that right elbow.
    Hope to see you and Al sometime soon!
    a big hug for you both and a scritch for the puppy!

  3. dan says:

    I wish I could draw like that with any hand.Hi to Tucker