Topic: art and music
Maybe Doc would know something about this: the relation of musical and artistic ability...
I remember one time when I was a kid in sunday school that I was drawing a picture of an elephant, which was apparently pretty good for my age, and my teacher said 'I bet you're a musician too'. Slightly stunned, I told her I played piano and a little bit of clarinet. She acted like she knew just because of the fact that I could draw.
So I guess my question is, is there a common "source" (like which 'side of your brain' you use most, or something like that) between art and music? I've heard other people talk about this, something about how people with mechanical skills like drawing have good hand eye coordination, which applies to both art and music, or "creative" people use certain parts of their brains more actively and both music and art fall under that category.
I realize of course that there must be perfectly good musicians who can't paint, or vice verce. So what do you guys think?? And just out of curiosity, what other kind of "artistic" hobbies might some of yall have outside music?