My good friend Shafali the Caricaturist made a case for lefties and as I have one in the family and today is his Onomastico (Saint Day?), I’ll wish my dear brother Lorenzo a Buon Onomastico! He’s the Paris-born misunderstood genius of the family – like most lefties, that is. They’re usually underestimated by their contemporaries (see Leonardo Da Vinci), so don’t worry, Shafali, I’ll always be rooting for you guys! Hey, even my hairdresser is a lefty, and I’m seeing her today, so I better be good to you guys, or she’ll ruin my looks, LOL!
As for my brother, he even had a double nationality at birth, just because he was born in France. The French didn’t care he had Italian parents, it made good numbers on their birth rate, LOL! I guess the French part was dropped almost immediately and when he went back to France nobody guessed on his birth certificate there was a ”Franco-Italian” nationality…
Anyway, that was almost 41 years ago! As the Lefty’s day is on Monday, where I already have a Happiness is, I’ll wish all the lefties of the world a happy World Left-Hander Day today – including to my evergreen Muse. And look, I even managed to find a picture I hadn’t already drawn!
But then I ran out again (I have 270+ files in my Keanu-drawings folder… that’s 11 years of drawings! ), so I procrastinated with more drawings of his “rival”… It’s not that I need to draw a new face, it’s that I can’t find new pictures of Da Muse to draw! While the other folder is brand new… and next drawing is of another face anyway – I might end up with a Bollymales calendar next year, LOL!
Well if I keep going at this rate, I can have a Hritik Calendar and a Keanu Calendar… we’ll see! I have only 8 programmed, but then I can reach 13 drawings – includes the calendar’s cover – by the end of the year… No drawings this weekend, though, I got a story to write, tsk! Not much time left before I leave, so… stop procrastinating, Barb!
Ahem… I actually finished that story, so I’m free to procrastinate and draw some more – although my dear reader of SKYBAND would probably prefer me to start working on the next chapter… where I’m also using one of these new faces, so I might consider it, LOL! Next pencil drawing on the list is Arjun Rampal, though. And now that I think about it, chapter 12 of SKYBAND is very interesting to draw – especially the cover, so I might do that as well!
See, I’m might not be a lefty, but I’m not normal either (like I mentioned in the comments to Shafali’s post). I stopped trying to be normal in my thirties, when I realized it was futile and hurt me more than anything else. So there you have me, the outsider who watches you with mild curiosity and some puzzlement and doesn’t care if she’s outcast – I’ve found my place outside of normality!
What is normal anyway? Being like everybody else? Sorry, I’m too creative to fit in a mold. And I’m everchanging, like a chameleon. Hence the pseudonyms, the different creative endeavors, etc. And to preserve the uniqueness, I’d rather not join the breeding factory! VHEMT, remember?
Have a great weekend, and if you’re a lefty, a World Left-hander Day on Monday 13!