Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hand #88 Shush

I had fun playing with my iPhone App Pudding Cam. It's always a challenge taking a photo of myself. Here's a hand expression we all know and have used at one time or another, to ask someone to be quiet or to hush. Generally this expression works well with young children when they are asked to use their "library" voice.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hand #87 Inksopts Visit Chicago

The Inkspots had fun in Chicago this weekend...traveling from China Town to the Magnificent Mile and all sights in between....  Pointer and Pinkie's favorite attraction was visiting the "Bean" at Millennium Park and riding on the train. Mrs Inkspot had the family pose in their hotel room window with lovely view of city below and with the flowers in the hotel lobby. 

(yes... we received odd looks as we walked the streets of Chicago with the Inkspots taking many photos....so many, it was hard to select for the collage! We could hear parents telling their children "oh look, that's a hand.... a finger family... isn't that cute!")


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hand #86 Porcelain

On my recent visit to China Town in Chicago, I discovered this porcelain hand in a store front window.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hand #85 Chicago

We're having fun in Chicago.... so many hands...so little time! Could not help taking a photo of a sign with no hands. Clocks are on every corner, making hands of time fitting for this collage. Enjoyed a yummy real Root Beer at Berghoffs. The fancy dressed up hand was taken at the Drake Hotel... lovely.... I want to stay there on our next visit. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hand #84 Touch

We just checked in to Hotel 71 in Chicago. While waiting for the elevator, the lighted wall lamp grabbed my attention, it's shade made out of glass beads..... yes, I'm one of those people...  if it looks interesting and is within reach, I will explore, to include touch 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hand #83 Wood

While browsing through the shops at Five Points in Jacksonville Florida, I found this interesting wood carving hand, displayed as a business card holder.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hand 82 Inkspots Vacation in Florida

Mr. and Mrs. Inkspot, Pointer and Pinkie traveled to Florida in a tightly packed suitcase. Their travels took them to Daytona, where they toured Daytona International Speedway. Next stop was Ocala. At the urging of Mrs Inkspot and Pinkie, they spent time in a souvenir shop taking family photos by the metal yard art (Rooster, Green T-Rex, Sun Flowers, Elephant). Pointer liked the T-Rex and Pinkie LOVED the elephant! Last stop Jacksonville where they enjoyed the beach. While driving along Beach Blvd Pointer spied another T-Rex (orange) and insisted on having his picture taken with it!     

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hand #81 Merlin

little bird.....a Gift for my friend Patricia, in memory of her pet bird, Merlin. I adored Merlin and always greeted him when I entered her home. Patricia's kitchen wallpaper made a nice backdrop for this photo.... bird in my hand

Did you know? A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.....This proverb refers back to medieval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hand #80 Sand

Happy to be back home in Florida with family, friends and visiting the beach every chance we get. My husband and I enjoy our evening walks on the beach after dinner....relaxing and peaceful...we clear our heads from the days "stuff" and talk about our dreams... hand in hand  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hand #79 Bullseye

The dart board in my daughters home made for an interesting hand photo. This is my Dad's creativity and contribution to the hand project! Thanks Daddy :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hand #78 Champions

These are the hands of Champions! In Daytona Florida.....can't go to Daytona with out stopping by the Daytona International Speedway...what an exciting place! I discovered these hands on the Champions Walk of Fame. Each controlled a car traveling at close to 200 mph ~ AMAZING!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Hand #77 Best Friend

A dog is a man's best friend... so the saying goes....
Meet my daughters dog Scout....her paw. She is so sweet! Still in the puppy stage of developement. It took many takes to get this one shot of her paw in my hand!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hand #76 Family

Spending time in Florida with my family.
Great opportunity to photograph family hands!
(top to bottom) my Father, my Mother and me

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hand #75 Generations

It's wonderful to be together again.....three generations (top to bottom) my Mother, my Daughter, and me

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hand #74 Calcium Carbonate

There are many uses for Calcium Carbonate..... Antacid.... relieves heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion..... or make a hand.......

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hand #73 Bird

Animal Hands ~ Temporary Tattoos for Talking Hands. FUN! Took time and effort to apply this bird to my adult size hand. Yes, these are for kids.... I'm a kid at heart...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hand #72 Magnesium Sulfate

After a long run I enjoy a nice... long.... relaxing..... soak in the tub with Epsom Salt. This Magnesium helps to soothe sore muscles...it helps the muscles relax and "unbind" after a long run.... also relieves stress, making for a great nights sleep! I had fun dressing this Magnesium Sulfate hand up with a ring and watch.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hand #71 Sister Sock It To Me

Two eyes, the other sock from Hand #21 "Sock It To Me" and a few every day items made this hand puppet come to life. She appears to be a mischievous one, wouldn't you agree? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hand #70 Bowl

Love this striking hand bowl. I would use it for a soap dish.
What would you use it for?  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hand #69 Bandages

Opened the cabinet this morning and a big box of bandages fell, scattering all over the floor. I noticed the variety of sizes and went to work creating this hand.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hand #68 Yikes!

My hand was delighted to find these silly monster finger puppets. Each with a unique hand of their own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hand #67 Jackpot

I passed by this nail salon walking through the mall..... WOW.... felt like I hit the "hand" jackpot! I don't frequent nail salons, so have no idea if this is a normal sighting or not. This display sure got my attention. I never knew there were so many ways to get your nails styled and colored.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hand #66 Creation Outside

This is Hand #53 Creation... Outside ...keeping with my love of the outdoors, putting the paint brush to hand...flowers appeared with a couple of ladybugs.

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. 
~Jim Carrey

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hand #65 Inkspot's Sunday-Best

Mr and Mrs Inkspot put on their Sunday best and brought Pinkie and Pointer to Lakewood Church. Quickly, as instructed by Mrs Inkspot, everyone hopped out of the car for a family photo before the storm began. Wouldn't you know...just as the photo was being taken, a big gust of wind came and blew off Pointer's shirt. He was not too upset, as his favorite ball cap stayed on, which was more important to him.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hand #64 Creation Inside

This is Hand #53, Creation.... inside
Without too much thought....I began to paint.... the end result made me smile

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~ Eleonora Duse ~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hand #63 Cool

looking for a hand to use as a display for jewlery, scarfs or what-ever... I know where you can buy one.....look what I found at Garden Ridge.... COOL


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hand #62 Ounce

 3 oz paper cups strategically placed makes a hand, I think?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hand #61 Independence

Independence Day is our American national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Popular activities include fireworks and flying our flag with pride!
In celebration, I painted my hand Red, White and Blue!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hand #60 Sweet

Preparing fresh fruit salad for tomorrow's July 4th picnic.... let's begin with a hand!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hand #59 Soap

Time for a new bar of soap in the shower.... HAND soap! ummmm.... carving time..... I used bath salts as a filler and craft wire for a little definition. My hands smelled good when I was done!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hand #58 Classic Blend

Found this behind the boxes of green tea in the cabinet.... a stale Classic Blend 100% Arabica Medium Roast coffee sample pack from a race "goodie bag" last year...... sprinkled the grounds on a white dinner plate.... Viola!