Monday, December 31, 2012

Hand #241 Stroke

Around the world, people will have their eyes fixed on these two hands....
It's New Years Eve...we all welcome 2013 at the stroke of midnight....
while shopping at Ikea today I found this world clock, moved the hands to midnight for this photo, perfect for today's Hand Blog entry!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hand #240 Style

the easiest and fastest way for me to dry and style my hair is to use my left hand and fingers.... right hand holds the dryer... now out the door I go!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hand #239 Pulp

"pulp hand" 
leftover pulp from juicing carrots, apple, ginger, and spinach

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hand #238 Laundry

always look forward to a "helping hand" when doing laundry.... clothespins... good wooden ones .... no-slip, grip, strong and sturdy!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hand #237 Meeker

For Christmas we received this bottle of Meeker Merlot 2008 from Sonoma Country. This is a very special wine bottle (to me anyway).... it's from the Winemakers' Handprint Collection. I just love the bottle and curious to know what the Merlot inside will taste like! Saving this wine for a special occasion ~ the 365th day of my hand blog would be fitting, don't you think!    

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hand#236 Fifteen

my left hand ... the word HAND... written in 15 different languages

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hand #235 Angel

Merry Christmas
my left & right hand print created these wings.... right thumb, the halo and used paint brush to create body
Luke 2:10-12 "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Luke 2: 10-12 NIV

Monday, December 24, 2012

Hand #234 Santa

 At the mall, I lingered a long while near "The North Pole" watching Santa. He drew me in. For a fleeting moment I wanted to jump in his lap and share my Christmas list. Santa must have known about my Blog.... as he intentionally placed his white gloved hand down, making it stand out against the deep green of his sleigh, just for me .....he smiled at me..... I giggled with delight as I snapped this photo. This is SANTA!   
Santa Clause presents with kind and loving hands, that reach out to give Hope and Joy, as he makes wishes come true ... a wonderful sweet spirit, has he. As I witnessed this precious child sharing her Christmas list with such wonderment, all the while reflecting back on my children's Christmas visits with Santa.... my heart was full of Joy .... Merry Christmas Stephen and Caroline, Love You XO 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hand #233 Tinsel

I remember as a child, watching my Mom put the final touches on our Christmas tree. Taking her time, she would place the tinsel icicles perfectly on each branch, several strands at a time... from top to bottom, our tree was so sparkly and beautiful. Through out the week we would find tinsel strands from the tree make their way around the house, some even lingering long after Christmas.   
Reflecting back on this memory, the idea to make a sparkly "Tinsel Hand" came to mind. I definitely did not inherit my Mother's talent. What a big mess I made with this tinsel! There are strands of tinsel all over our house. I'm smiling..... thinking of Christmas past...Merry Christmas Mom, Dad and Carla   
Love You XO   

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hand #232 Sticky Fingers

as a kid, I always had sticky fingers after eating a peppermint candy cane

Friday, December 21, 2012

Hand #231 Golden

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hand #230 Praying Hands

staged this "praying hands" photo  
background: our porcelain nativity Christmas decoration.
foreground: propped up a cut out copied drawing of "praying hands" from a children's coloring book. 
I'm always amazed at the cool photos taken with my cell phone Puddingcam App.... this picture is my favorite to date.

 "This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger" Luke 2:12 NIV

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hand #229 Inkspot Family Christmas Greeting

This holiday season, may you honor those you love
and reach out a helping hand to those in need.
Best wishes for a magical Christmas and joyous New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hand #228 Medium

Great time last night! Always enjoy my husbands company holiday bowling party! My left hand fit for a Medium ~ GAME ON!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hand #227 Flashback

Having worked in dentistry for years, my finger has been bitten on more than one occasion!
Flashback..... a natural photo for me to stage.
Props: my newly acquired vintage mannequin hand and the funny wind~up chattering teeth I have in my office ....  I'm laughing!!!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hand #226 Hen

whenever I use my Hen egg cups, I smile....they are simply delightful!
Today I marked my breakfast egg with a hand... quickly took the photo as the ink began to run!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hand #225 Pearled

red food coloring added to uncooked pearled barley makes an interesting hand

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hand #224 Elf

"Elf at Hand" to assist with gift wrapping. Unfortunately this Elf lived up to his friends antics from "Elf On The Shelf"
needle, thread, paper hat, childrens green glove

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hand #223 The Marks

Meet Mr Marty Mark and his wife Martha. The Marks live next door to the Inkspot family.

two fingers of my hand and a marker... so the storybook grows...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hand #222 Today

Hand #222
Today Presents Me With 2's
Posted at 12:00 PM

I will run today12.12.12 a 12K (7miles) and start at 12:12 PM 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hand #221 Nontoxic

Crayola markers are nontoxic and washable .... left hand colored right hand... harder than I thought it would be.... I took a chance, wondering if it would really wash off! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hand #220 eBay

Yes, you can buy anything on eBay!
I won the bid for this vintage female mannequin hand.
It arrived in my mailbox today!
.... going to have some fun creating with this find 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hand #219 Trail Find

While playing outside this morning..walking and running the trails by our home, we found this huge leaf...bigger than my hand.... I think it's beautiful!
lower right photo... just as I took this picture, my husband participates, extending his hand   :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hand #218 Anatomy

While strolling through the book store, this Anatomy book grabbed me...double score, 2 hands on the book cover. Our hands are interesting, inside and out.  

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hand #217 Travel

This came to mind today as I opened my desk drawer to grab a pen.
Using crumpled paper for palm and pens from hotel stays for fingers
 "Travel Hand" was born
 (from left to right) Gaylord, Courtyard, Homewood, Hampton, Crowne Plaza

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hand #216 Yellow Fun!

Play-Doh Fun! 
Hand size is a little larger than a quarter. Play-Doh has changed over the's now much softer when you first take it out of the container and the strong fragrance I remember as a child is gone. It now comes in so many fun colors too. Looking forward to creating more with Play-Doh...   

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hand #215 Sugar

sifted powder sugar over my right hand ..... thinking of SNOW!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hand #214 Wreath

Using the "hand" cookie cutter my sister sent me (see Hand #194 Thoughtful) I baked sugar cookies over the weekend. To ring in the winter holiday season....a wreath..... gloves to wear in the snow!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hand #213 Cake

the next best thing to baking a birthday cake for my sister? painting one!
"Hand" Cake
love you Carla 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hand #212 Shark Bite

I pray this is the closest my hand will ever come to a shark!

 A shark bite in a beer can.  Made me sad and at the same time furious to think what we are doing to our oceans and the sea life that inhabit the vast sea. Yes, I did bring this unique find home with me for a reminder and conversation piece. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hand #210 Fish

enjoyed the sun, sand and surf last week...
 inspiring me to create a "hand" fish

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hand #209 Inkspots 70 Feet Up

Pinkie and Pointer could not wait to race to the top...70 feet up! Mr and Mrs Inkspot huffed and puffed their way to the top....oh what a view! They visited the Port Isabel Light House in the heart of Port Isabel, Texas. The top of the of the tower offers a 16 mile view. The light house was built in 1852 as a working beacon for vessels entering the Brazos Santiago Pass.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hand #208 Smucker's

I enjoy Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter ~ creamy   Ingredients: Peanuts
hit the bottom of the jar today.... here's the last tablespoon


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hand #207 Inkspots say WHAT?!

While on vacation the Inkspots made a spontaneous stop at Bobz World of the Seven Seas. From the looks of the large outdoor display of tropical fish, jungle animals, and dinosaurs, Mr and Mrs Inkspot had hoped Bobz World would be a children's adventure; a place of games, fun facts...a museum of sorts. After all, the outside display was attractive and drew them in from the road, with a large sign that read Grand Opening!  It appeared to be a fun indoor place for Pinkie and Pointer to let off some energy. BUT, as they walked through the shark mouth... through the glass doors, they discovered... WHAT?! A Tourist Trap! There was no indication that this was a store! Souvenirs abound, from hats, shirts, frames, brick-a-brack and shells from all over the world. Mr and Mrs Pointer laughed out loud as they walked briskly through the large store in disbelief, before heading back to the car to be on their way. In addition to the laughter, the only other delight was the fun family photo opportunity. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hand # 206 Message Center

While waiting on a prescription at the local drug store, I asked where the Ladies Room was. The clerk left her station and showed me the way, through a large set of doors, by a water fountain and past the employee lounge area... Yahoo!  I stopped dead in my tracks to take this "hand" photo of their employee message center... hands are where you find them!
Made my day... 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hand #205 Strolling

strolling hand in hand on the beach..... the classic couples beach photo ..... I have no idea who these two are, but they gave me the perfect "hand" photo for todays blog post. LOVE

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hand #204 Castle

Walking the beach at South Padre Island, Texas we passed a family on vacation who hired a local professional sandcastle artist to teach them the art... they were working on a lovely castle for Thanksgiving! We enjoyed watching their hands at work.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hand #203 Sweet Stripes

When I have a tummy ache, "melt in your mouth" Soft Peppermint always helps me feel better. Thanksgiving Day, yesterday, these sure came in handy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hand #202 Gobbler

In celebration of this Thanksgiving Holiday, "Hand Turkey" art work  

If anyone would have told me at the young age of 54 I would be finger painting a Turkey for Thanksgiving, I would have thought they were out of their mind. 
Painting a turkey is less labor intensive and more fun than cooking one! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!   

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hand #201 30 Flavors

this is a treat....I pick out all the "Very Cherry" ones to eat first! 
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans ~ 30 Flavor HAND

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hand #200 My Stars!

In honor of this 200th "hand" day, here's a hand I created using exactly 200 star stickers...sharing one of my favorite quotes...

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand" ~ unknown

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hand #199 Multi-Use

I have seen Duct Tape used in many ways.
Why not make Duct Tape "hand" Protector
... looks cool
Now time to remove it....
tried to peel it off my hand... turned it inside out... OUCH!
I did manage to get tape off along with removing a layer of my skin! 
what was I thinking.....
The label does read: Repairs In And Around The House

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hand #198 Crystal Ball

I have passed by many a Palm Reader since starting this hand blog. This lighted hand sign is my favorite, which just happens to be in our area of town.  Made a quick U-Turn in traffic to pull in their parking lot for this photo. The Crystal Ball caught my attention too. I didn't know people really read crystal balls, did you? I'm curious.....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hand #197 Heaven

Today, while running errands, my husband and I paused and smiled as the sun captured our hands in the parking lot ... perfect

I love the way your hand reaches out and holds mine...
I believe this is heaven to no one else but me


Friday, November 16, 2012

Hand #196 Sharpie

My wonderful, handsome, loving husband arrives home tonight...
...time to hide some love~notes around the house for him to find
"hand" to sharpie... words to paper....


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hand #195 Continuous

created from one continuous piece of flexible silver...
a necklace usually worn around my neck 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hand #194 Thoughtful

Always a JOY to receive a surprise gift in the mail! My thoughtful sister sent me this "Hand" cookie cutter. Baking of "hands" in my future... stay tuned

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hand #192 Nooks & Crannies

This morning I enjoyed a Thomas Whole Grain Hearty Muffin... full of those nooks & crannies. Used cuticle scissors to cut out this hand prior to toasting.