Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hand # 27 Stillness

The beauty of Glenwood moved me. Established in 1871, this romantic rural cemetery park, full of history, drew me in for a morning stroll. The stillness of these hands touched my soul.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hand #26 Tracking

Between the trail marker, my Nike+ watch and my five fingers, I'm able to keep track of how many miles I ran.... no miscalculations here!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hand # 25 Inkspot Family takes to the trails

The Inkspot family enjoyed their adventure in the Texas Hill Country. Pinkie and Pointer were excited to see a Texas Longhorn!

(They were not photoshopped into the picture. I pulled over on the side of the road, took Inkspot family out of the trunk and together we delighted the other motorists at a major intersection and a stop at Dairy Queen. My husband is a good sport!)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hand # 23 Chains of LOVE

 A warehouse concrete floor, chain wall and sunshine created the perfect conditions for my hand heart. Glad to have my husband around to take this photo with my cell phone! LOVE

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hand #22 Inkspot

Meet Mr and Mrs Inkspot their daughter Pinkie and son Pointer. 
In celebration of school being out for the summer, they are taking the kids on a roat trip for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.   

(my hand will never be the same)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hand #21 Sock-it-to-me

My husband is now short one sock.
With one tube sock, recycled eyes from a previous hand project and a red sharpie, my hand took on a life of its own.  
I had so much fun with this, I did not want to take the sock off!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hand #20 Oversized

I enjoyed a yummy and healthy lunch thanks to these Sandwich Artist hands at work. It always amazes me how they make sandwiches with these oversized gloves on their hands.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hand #19 Shutter Bug

I'll admit, while standing next to this man, I was planning on taking a photo of the same thing he was. One look at his hands on his camera, I changed my mind and made them my subject. He appears to be an expert "Shutter Bug".

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hand #18 Rainbow

spotted this interesting hand art while out and about  
Rainbow Hands... the joy you find after it rains

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hand #17 In Print

Suddenly, as I was about to toss a pile of old magazines, the thought of collage projects we were assigned to do in elementary school came to mind. Enjoyed creating this!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hand #16 Service

Once a month I volunteer at Feed The Children. On this day we packed 1,000 boxes of food. Can by can, my hand packed 1,000 cans of peas. An honor to put my hands to work and be of service to others. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hand #15 Heart

"hand hearts" are a popular expression these days. Thought I'd give it a try...


Friday, May 18, 2012

Hand #14 Expressions

What fun I had creating this one!
A little paper, sharpie markers, scotch tape and lip stick.... dressed up my husbands hand...we're still laughing.....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hand #13 Marching On

 tiny Boxwood's for dinner.  It's a lovely intimate restaurant with a beautiful garden court yard.  Reminded us of Europe. We were sitting next to a pair of hands... lucky me! Our dinner conversation included the phrase "Hands of Time"....  the o'clock minute hand and the o'clock hour hand....oh how they travel round and round...... often far apart and ever so close..... as time marches on

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hand #12 Help

I always pass this business on my way to the grochery store. Their logo took on a new meaning since beginning this 365 Hands Project. I made a quick u-turn to snap a photo. They offer maid services. Any one need a Helping Hand?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hand #11 Warmth

When we go out to eat I generally order a cup of hot green tea.This evening was no exception. I sat with my hands wrapped around the cup to keep warm. It seems restaurant establishments around here like to have the air conditioner set at Arctic temperatures. Forgetting my sweater, I spent the evening trying to shake my goosebumps!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hand #10 Remember

How does tying a bow around your finger help you remember things? Tying a bow around your own finger can be a challenge, trust me. I'll stick to writing a list to remember.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hand #9 Please Wave

As a child, window displays always intrigued me. I would stare and hope the lady in the window would wave to me. Out shopping today I captured a child's hand in mother's hand, so sweet... made me smile and go back in time to the lady in the window of my childhood and also think of my wonderful Mom on this Mother's day.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hand #8 Peace

While out and about I captured this grooy hand-gesture peace sign.
Growing up in the 60's and 70's , we used this sign often. We deeply understood it's meaning; a symbol of victory, for peace and truth.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hand #7 No FEAR

While stretching after a long run, I noticed a shadow on the wall behind me. It appeared to be reaching out to encourage me. 

Distance - No FEAR! As I train for my first 26.2 marathon in September.

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.  ~Swedish Proverb


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hand #6 Perfect Fit

I captured this photo at the Car Art preview show. The atrist hard at work placing the final touches on her car. This hand appears so comfortable with a brush in it. I'll bet they have been  painting together for years. The perfect fit!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hand #5 Crayons

Can't remember the last time I traced my hand. I keep crayons in my top desk drawer and gladly pulled them out for this project. I'm laughing! This is strange looking.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hand #4 Reflection

I enjoyed photographing the reflection of my hand.  As I snapped away, I recall being happy, smiling and squinting as the bright sun reflected off the mirror. Looking at the photograph now, mixed feelings stir. Words like fractured, and pain comes to mind. I did cut my finger once, requiring a visit to the emergency room. I could spend minutes, days, hours, weeks and months over analyzing this photo searching for some deep meaning.  I will simply smile; enjoy the beautiful blue sky, clouds, and the odd look of my distorted hand for what it is… ART    

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hand #3 Give Me A Push

You can’t help but smile when you see Randy and his Yaris. Randy created an Art Car and actually drives it every day around Houston Texas. As I slowly walked around his car covered in bits of glass, art, trinkets, signs and “stuff” …inspecting every inch…. I spied a hand! Randy was eager to share, the hand was given to him on a visit to Canada. He had the perfect spot for it, lower right rear, as if to give the car a push. If you look closely you will see the Yaris car name.  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hand #2 Praise Him

At church I am moved, joyful and happy...stirred up, as together we sing praise and worship songs.

Psalm 63:4
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hand #1 My Right

My hand came in to the world on a Monday in September 1958. I am open, helpful, willing and eager to always reach out and lend a hand to others.