Final week! Not much to report other than that I think progress over the 5 weeks is very minimal but it will be interesting to compare the content with week one.
NOPE, nope nope. I attempted colour this week and decided it was a terrible idea. It is a completely different ball park of skill and is not a linear step in my project. Other than that however I’m quite happy with progress this week, my drawings are becoming more uniform and much neater although still nothing like the original.
I saved this research topic for last because it’s quite entertaining: Myths, legends and spirituality of the left-handed and ambidextrous.
Left-handedness has a strong stigma when it comes to religion, especially in Christianity being mentioned several times in the bible as a sign of being led astray or rebellious. It’s not just handedness that folklore refers to but the left side of the body.
“Evil spirits lurk over the left shoulder – throw salt over this shoulder to ward them off.”
“A ringing in the right ear means that someone is praising you. In the left ear it means that someone is cursing or maligning you.”
“Wedding rings worn on the third finger of the left hand originated with the Greeks and Romans, who wore them to fend of evil associated with the left-hand”
“When dressmaking it’s believed to be bad luck to sew the left-hand sleeve onto a garment before the right sleeve.”
There are also some who believe that left-handedness or ambidexterity is a sign of the spiritually superior and more likely to possess psychic ability. A study has found that being born left handed can be traced to an anomaly in neurophysiological structuring they called “anomalous cerebral dominance”. This is said to be an important psychic trait which leads to a more developed right side of the brain, where psychic ability tends to arise from.
All in all most of these superstitions and myths are not recognised in today’s society and modern research disproves the theory of left and right brain dominance.