I'm left handed for everything, as was my father, his father and grandfather, except when I'm using scissors, my mouse and carving the roast....I also used to bowl left arm but bat right handed in cricket. Don't know about being any more artistic for it, though....unless writing can be included, cos I can't paint or draw to save my life.
When I was at school during the 50's and 60's the teachers were forever trying to get me writing right handed, and yes, I would frequently get a rap across the knuckles with a ruler or cane to get me writing with the other hand...that is until my father went to the school and put the fear of bejesus into 'em (and he did, literally). His theory was that if I'm naturally left handed, then it would be unnatural if I were forced into writing right handed. Dad also told them that he sent me to school to learn, not to bring it home, so thay had better not to give me any more homework as I had more than enough to do around the place as it was. As of that day I never got homework again...thanks dad!
Here's one for ya's! I have a nephew who can write equally well with both hands, but more than that he can simultaneously start at each end of the sentence and join it up in the middle to make perfect sense. Hows that for ambidextrous!
Another strange thing I inherited from my father, his father and several grandfathers before him, as did my brother, sister and most of my cousins on dad's side, is that the two toes next to the big toe are webbed on both feet. My children and grandchildren also have them, yet my sister, who does have them, did not pass it on to her children or grandchildren. How strange is that!