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You don’t have to be ambidextrous to be an artist.  

(But you probably already knew that.) 

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When I was about 10, I tried for months to train myself to become ambidextrous.   

Why?  Because my bus driver told me that ambidextrous people are artists and I wanted so badly to be an artist.  Side note:  elementary school bus drivers have quite an impact on a kid’s life, but that’s not my point here.  Much as I tried and willed it to happen, my left hand just did not perform (even when I dislocated a finger on my right hand and could only use my left for months), so I eventually gave up on the idea.   

Since then, I have learned two important things: 

One: we’re all creatives, we just express that creativity in different ways.  So, even though I couldn’t draw like my classmate, Clint (my standard for what defined a true artist at the time), I am still an artist.    

And two: Don’t copy another artist and try to be something you are not.  It took a long time, but I finally figured out that working in layers, trace paper and Illustrator suits me quite well.      

So keep up the good work my artist friend! 

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  1. Terry J Walker says:

    Hi Jennie, I’ve been checking out your website. It is so elegant and beautiful and effective. I love you patterns and your style. Your writing, here and there throughout your site, and especially in your journal, is so delicious. I am super impressed.
    See you at our next meeting. Hope you are having fun with your family.

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