Some of the greatest artists in history have been lefties, including M.C. Escher, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Contrary to some reports, Pablo Picasso wasn't left-handed—despite this handicap, he turned out to be a pretty talented artist anyway.
Painting isn't the only profession that favors lefties. Studies have shown large numbers of left-handed students and professors in schools of architecture, music and math.
However, this doesn't mean that all creative subjects are easy for left-handed children. Using equipment designed for right-handers can end in frustration. Prevent the problems by investing in good left-handed scissors and smudge-free pencils and pens. Parents also can relatively easily switch the settings on computers to make a mouse or cursor more lefty-friendly.