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Re: lefty's

OH...well, I still play with it...and Fimo clay. And I still blow
bubbles on the back porch!! HA. And the other day...I bought my kids
coloring books and crayons...keep in mind they are 15, 15, 15 and almost
18. A friend visited with her little girl (6 years old) and she was
coloring..the next thing I know...ALL of my kids were coloring with her.
I watched in amusement..then bought them their own. They were thrilled.
Sometimes...you just have to be a kid. (It's the little things in
life...ya know)

Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
Wow! Quite impressive!

Well, using the dominant hand for positioning makes sense, but not for what
I would think of for molding/shaping. That would take 2 hands equally -
like in Ghost. It's been too long since I worked with Play Dough to give any
account of how I'd've used it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lefty's

> One of mine. Some worked was commissioned by our calligraphy
studio...and I did the work on it.
> Well, regarding the play-dough...if you are wrapping a coil or
> imprinting designs on it....what hand would you use? The dominant one. I
> didn't have a dominate one.
> Kitty wrote:
> Jesse,
> > When I used Play-Dough..I would shape and mold
> > with both hands...
> How would anyone, right- or left-handed, shape/mold Play-Dough with only
> hand????
> > I have some artwork ... that I did when I worked
> > with him...and one of the pieces now hangs in Morocco...in the palace.
> One of your pieces in the palace or his?
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To:
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 9:21 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] lefty's
> > I was ambidextrous as a kid - MAJORLY - when I colored, I had a crayon
> > in both hands, when I drew a picture, I had a pencil in my right hand
> > and a crayon in the left. When I used Play-Dough..I would shape and mold
> > with both hands...then I went to kindergarten. They would not allow me
> > to draw, write or cut with my left hand...so there ya go. Why do people
> > CARE? When I asked my grandfather, who did calligraphy and copperplate,
> > he said it was because the pens they used back then were designed for
> > the right hand, like scissors, and to make or convert one of the pens
> > for the left hand was just considered a hassle and because they used ink
> > in a bottle, if you used your left hand (we right from left to right) it
> > would smear the ink before it was dry. And penmanship was a major deal
> > back then. Regular handwriting was a work of art and they were graded on
> > it. Now that three year olds are using the computer most of that has
> > gone by the wayside. And...by the way...I was taught
> >
> > calligraphy, Spencerian and copperplate by an 80 year old master who
> > used to design the diplomas that hang on the walls (he did them by hand
> > and had them reproduced). When I do envelopes and such, I just doodle
> > and use crappy old calligraphy pens...but I have some artwork and
> > calligraphy (illumination with 14K gold on it) that I did when I worked
> > with him...and one of the pieces now hangs in Morocco...in the palace.
> > Kind of cool, huh? LOL (just some trivial info for ya'll)
> >
> >
> > Jess
> >
> >
> > Tchessie wrote:
> > Wow- there are alot of lefty's here! Me too.
> > Just to clarify- both sides of your brain are involved in activities
> (motor
> > and language), just sometime more one than the other (that is unless you
> > have no corpus callosum). The majority of lefties are ambidextrous to
> > degree. Most right-handers are only right-handed.
> >
> > Theresa
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> > Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:50 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!--lefty's
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 06/24/2004 8:59:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> > Interesting- how many folks on this list are left handed? My hand is
> > raised!
> > I have "mixed dominance" and it's genetic. My grandfather had it, as
> > at
> > least one
> > of my sons. When I was young I could write with either hand - can't
> > legibly with
> > either one any more. I could also read upside-down and backward. I
> > sometimes
> > studied upside down because it made me have to concentrate just a bit
> more.
> > My youngest son shares these traits.
> > My grandfather was a newspaper man who claimed to take down information
> with
> > both hands at once - but I didn't really believe him. Mixed dominance
> means
> > that neither side of your brain has complete control. One effect is that
> > tend to stammer - not a Mel Tillis sort of stammer, but an inability to
> get
> > the
> > word out that I want to say. I also have very strong visual memory, but
> > frequently can't find the words to go with the image. It is said that
> > right
> > brain has no language, so lefties are at a loss for words, but I haven't
> > observed
> > that
> > to be the case.
> > It's interesting that left-handedness has been seen to be a threatening
> > aberation in some
> > cultures. Some of the brightest people I know are lefties - maybe that's
> why
> > less gifted
> > ones saw them as a threat.
> > Auralie

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