ever feel a little scrambled up? head a bit like a cotton ball? looking for clarity and can't find it? a few years ago i took a class by theo ellsworth at artfest. love that guy. he had cut out these head shapes and then prompted us to use our imaginations. at one point he suggested we draw with our opposite hand. for me that is my left hand. we were to learn to not fear our own imagination; to just let them rip.......-- my imagination, hand and pen did things on their own. they did not wait for me, my instructional over thinking self, to catch them. from random lines came houses, the alphabet, roads, maps, lots of stuff cramped into the head and shoulder space. i felt totally free because i was not using my drawing hand. therefore i was not using my mentally controlled hand. try it sometime. it has a surprising effect, both in actual practice as in the drawing experience and in looking inside yourself. things lurk in there that you had no idea could be there.
the results of this drawing session were a total surprise to me. imagine that.