Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Friday or Saturday (it's all a fog) I saw a person on Flickr who drew with her nondominant hand so I tried drawing with my left hand, too.
It took a lot of energy to work with my left hand.

Then, I've survived a teenage sleepover. Just two girls, but it was CRAZY. I didn't think it would be that bad. I don't remember being like that as a 13 year old. And poor James couldn't understand that the girls didn't want to play with him. Even though I was happy that Caitlin has someone who enjoys the things she does, I was glad when it was over on Sunday. While it went on, I locked myself in my room and played with markers.

These are like starbursts I used to make as a child with crayons.
Sunday, Gary went back to KC. This gave me some time to make Valentine's Day cards for my students. I had fun.
They are bookmark sized.

Happy Valentine's Day


MJ said...

What lucky kids to get personalized Valentines from their teacher!

I wouldn't dare post photos of drawings by my left hand!

Cozyflier said...

Wow Annemarie, you have so much talent! I can't draw right handed, let alone left handed! Your students are indeed very lucky to receive handmade Valentine's. Hope you laminated them!


Shan in Japan said...

Love the marker drawings. Sounds like a good way to keep yourself occupied during a teenage sleepover:) And, I agree with the above post, drawing with my right hand is hard enough!:) I guess that is why I like writing in Japanese, it makes me feel like an artist!

Anonymous said...

No Annemarie, we weren't like that... we were quite, shy and neat little girls... but I would love to have a sleepover with you and 'outburst' your daughter! Ha! It looks difficult to write or doodle with the other hand, I'm not going too... I have enough trouble drawing right! Love your Valentine-bookmarks!!!

Shell said...

wow! great drawing! not sure i could do that!

Thinkie said...

Not bad, non-lefty! I'm pretty much ambidextrous but when I couldn't choose I was taught to write and draw with my right hand. There are other things for which I prefer my left hand. I sometimes write with left but haven't drawn with it for a while (not with my right hand either, btw ;-) ), I should try to see if I still can!

thekathrynwheel said...

Congrats on surviving the sleepover (I dread the sleepovers - don't know why them call them that when they DON'T SLEEP!) Hey, your left hand drawing is great for a non-leftie! Have a good day :-)

Linda said...

You are so talented! When I had surgery on my right hand, I learned to do a lot of things with my left hand -- but it wasn't drawing.

Hilde Iren said...

thank you so much for calling in spring for me :)) It might have helped already ;)

Wish you a great weekend!
Hilde Iren

miruspeg said...

Looks like you are ambidextrous Annemarie! I have TWO nondominant hands when it comes to drawing... writing too as I can barely read my own writing these days.

Hope I will be able to have several sleep overs in 2012.

Hope you have a peaceful weekend.
Peg xxxx

Roban said...

Great left-handed art, and I love the Valentines for your students.

... awww sleepovers. Our last one consisted of the girls pulling an all- all-nighter. They finally fell asleep when I ran out to get breakfast for them. Everyone was sound asleep when I got back.

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