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Breathtaking in their Tenderness

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Started working on The Sketchbook Project  http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject and made this sketch at Kahwa, one of my favourite Montreal cafes. As part of my writer's residency at McGill, I have a class of 15 students and have told them I'll do all the assignments I assign to them. This past week I asked them to venture outside their apartments and sketch something in Montreal, using their non dominant hand. Here's my sketch of Kahwa Cafe, a place where one of the owners makes and sells pottery displayed on shelves among the exotic coffee pots and camels and fronds. A place where there is always a handsome man peeling and chopping winter squash and potatoes to make something delicious in what I can only describe as a cauldron. Drawing with my left hand somehow lets the beauty and love of a place come through in a way that drawing with my right hand does not. The piece is then coloured using the dominant hand. My students have submitted drawings that I find breathtaking in their tenderness.




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On January 22nd, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
otherhanded
it's wonderful! i should try this. my drawing with the dominant hand is hardly worth talking about. hope the residency is all you expected & more!
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On January 22nd, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC), 534mu5 commented:
otherhanded
lovely! i must try this. my own drawing skills with the dominant hand are paltry. hope the residency is all you expected and more!
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On January 26th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC), tennilesunday commented:
It's true. The right hand wants everything to be perfect, whereas the left is grateful for whatever may come.
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On February 2nd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC), kathleenwinter replied:
I love this, Tennilesunday! Thank you.
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On March 23rd, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC), Marilee Pittman commented:
great idea
This sounds like such a fun idea. I'll bet you get fabulous results!
Ask them if you can post some.
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