Right Brain vs Left Brain

One of my all time favorite writer’s is Julia Cameron author of  The Artist Way.

I have the companion book to this called the Artist Date Book. I’ve only ever skimmed the date book, but just having it nearby me is enough of a reminder that I need to take action.

artist way


The Artist’s Date Book – by Julia Cameron

With a blogging brain that’s a little empty, I decided my new approach would be to take a book that I had bought last summer at a garage sale called Landscape Meditations by Elizabeth Mowry and try paint a picture. Since we’re in a Polar Vortex right now, I choose a snowy field thinking I could best relate to this picture.

book copyThe original picture by Elizabeth Mowry


My Picture

So hopefully I have activated my “Right” side enough to get a blog out today


Some right brain/left brain Google facts: but apparently this is all myth now a days according to About.com Psychology

“The Right Brain

According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

The Left Brain

The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:

  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning


  1. Have you ever tried writing with your non-dominant hand? The two hemispheres, when the other is individually sedated, can appear to have different personalities. Such writing can be like hearing your inspiration directly.

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