developed by ambidextrous artist Donna Mikkelsen
Donna has been exploring ambidextrous drawing for over 25 years. She has developed her own unique style and turned her passion into a daily practice of drawing meditation. She uses her symmetry drawing method to create art and as a teaching tool for all ages.
on exhibit: SPONTANEOUS SYMMETRY
at First Village Coffee 123 Main St. Ossining
I’ve had a little obsession with ambidexterity since I was a small child so it wasn’t completely out the blue when at 19 years old I picked up two pens and started to draw. Something just clicked. My brain switched on in a new way and I have been exploring symmetry drawing ever since.
AMBI ARTS engages both hemispheres of the brain. It creates a balanced, happy meditative state. It has become part of my daily practice. I use it as a way to connect to my inner worlds, to listen to my body and give expression to things ordinarily unseen.
Listen to podcast:
DRAWING YOUR OWN PATH episode: #16
"Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation" with John Simon. Donna talks about the healing power of her ambidextrous art practice.
Find drawingyourownpath on iTunes or all episodes here: iclock.com/DYOPodcast Enjoy!