Designed to balance, center, and activate your whole mind and body, this exercise may surprise you with your what non-dominant hand can do!
• 2 sheets of Bristol paper • Oil pastels, markers, or pencils
• Take an oil stick in each hand. • Close your eyes and breathe deeply and slowly for a few breaths. • Place your pastels anywhere on your paper, and without lifting the pastels, let loose, letting each go wild, drawing independently and also interacting with each other. • On a second sheet of paper, bring your hands to the center of the page, and mirror the same shapes at the same time with both hands. • Repeat as desired.
• This exercise is also fun on a smaller page. You may enjoy trying it in your sketchbook with pens or pencils. • Jot down a word or two about how you felt doing this exercise. • What other resources can you add to your art-making that you maybe ignore or forgot about?