Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hand #118 Imagination

while talking with one of my clients on the phone, I suddenly found myself placed on hold for several minutes... taking a magnet from the file cabinet next to my desk, I began to play with it in my hand... imagination gone wild! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hand #117 37 Washes

 37 washes ~ Cascade ActionPacs...rinses away residue and leaves dishes sparkling.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hand #116 Reaching

Daily, I take a break from sitting at my desk, walk around the condo complex to stretch, check the mail and stop in the community room for a cup of hot green tea,. The community room has several pieces of art on display.... this one I like... Reaching Hands

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hand #115 Finish

SPEED.... the earth under my kicks
foot prints in my wake  
my hand seals the finish
as water I partake  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hand #114 Blue Fella

found these blue gloves at Ikea, added stick-on eyes, accents around mouth with a sharpie marker.... not too sure about this fella... attempted to take a photo with Bubbles...she refused!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hand # 113 Grapefruit

grapefruit... it's good for you.....a hand created from the peel

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hand # 112 Fab 5

2 Eyes (sharpie, paper, Elmers stick glue)+ Right Hand + Movement = The Fab 5 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hand #111 Pressure

Our bodies are amazing!
The hands are full of pressure points that can be pressed to stimulate both pleasure and pain.
Started Yoga classes this month. I'm learning about the pressure points in our hands, feet and all through out the body. Here's my art work illustrating the Left Palm Pressure Points.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hand # 110 The Extra Mile

There's no better place to run than in your own backyard. I run through several busy intersections, always looking up and ahead, yesterday I looked down. I have run this sidewalk time and time again, never seeing this precious little hand print! I was so excited to find it, that I clocked my fastest mile run home ever! (hand is located about a mile from our home) I don't run with my iPhone and there are no parking areas close by this location, so I ventured out for a long walk after lunch to take this photo.... going the extra was worth it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hand # 109 Kick

making turkey chili today...added some kick to the mix
Crushed Red Pepper 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hand #107 World

A rainy Sunday... time to break out the paints...... while creating the world in my hand, I began to reflect on one of my favorite quotes...

"A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?" ~ Khalil Gibran  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hand # 106 Vulcan

At dinner last night my husband reminded me of this Vulcan hand sign and line made famous by Mr Spock from the Star Trek television series
(photo of my husbands hand)

"Live long and prosper"  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hand # 105 280 Watts

Components of a 280 Watt hand: 1 60W soft white bulb, 1 60W small clear bulb, 4 40W clear decorative bulbs

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hand #104 Aluminum

I'm laughing out loud...the aluminum foil hand I created looks about as bad as the aluminum foil chicken leg on the box!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hand #103 Busy

Collage of my hands in action this example of the technology they reached for and operated with ease ... TV Remote, Cell Phone (reflection of my hand on iPhone taking photo), Nike+ Sport Band, Laptop Keyboard. Busy hands!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hand #102 Mr. Martian

A quick easy project... my two hands and two plastic stick-on eyes.... what is it? An inhabitant from the planet Mars! Meet Mr. Martian

Photographer: my husband :)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Hand #101 Approval

During this season of elections we see the candidates making this hand sign... thumbs-up, a sign of approval. We have the freedom to agree or disagree and will make our voice known on Election Day.

(as you can see this photo was taken at a movie theatre...walked by a life-size cardboard Will Ferrell promoting his new movie "The Campaign"...could not resist the photo opportunity)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hand #100 fingers

Today I ran my longest run to date, 20 Miles. It was humid, it was hot, it was challenging, it was a push to the end... the last 3 miles were brutal. Often I found myself focused on my hands & fingers. I kept thinking 2 miles per finger...only 2 miles per finger = 20 miles.... I CAN do it! This thinking kept me focused... today I was thankful not only for my health and well being but for my hands. Filled with JOY as I post on this 100 day of my hand blog. 


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hand #99 Direction

Which way to the Ladies room? Here's a popular "hand" directional sign. A very large hand spotted high above my head at Red Robin restaurant here in Houston.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hand #98 OUCH!

While opening a package of large heavy weight envelopes, my finger slid along the edge of one of the envelopes. OUCH! Left hand boo boo....resulting in a deep cut with nagging tender pain all day long. A good thing came out of something bad...a spontaneous on the spot hand post for my Blog! (smile)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hand #97 Luck

If you say that someone is keeping their fingers crossed, they mean that they are hoping for good luck. I have been doing a lot of finger crossing watching the Olympics!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Han #96 Lemon

Branches of lemon leaves make beautiful large wreaths. Thought I would try creating a lemon leaf hand. Not only was this difficult, the hand began to take on a life of it's I placed each leaf it would I decided not to fuss and just let them fall where they may  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hand #95 007

While walking in to the movies we passed a large display for the new James Bond 007 movie. My "SUPER" husband noticed Bond taking aim with both hands and could not resist getting in on the action with his one hand! My HERO!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hand #94 A-Ok

Photo of my right hand making "The Okay Sign". Here in the US it's a positive gesture, means "A-Ok". Divers use it as a signal to each other "I'm OK", "Are You OK?". Basketball players use this gesture when they score 3 points. In other countries this hand gesture is considered offensive. It has many multiple meanings both positive and negative. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hand #93 Alstroemeria

My husband picked out flowers for the house today. We enjoy beautiful Alstroemeria blooms because they come in many different colors and usually last about two weeks. As I prepared a vase for them, I had a vision for the petals...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hand #92 Polyethylene

Handi Wrap made from Polyethylene  
(wrapped my left hand - ready for a warm spa mitten)
also known as: Plastic Wrap, Cling Wrap, Food Wrap, Saran Wrap, Glad Wrap
Discovered in 1933 by Ralph Wiley, lab worker at Dow Chemical, Michigan USA

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hand #91 Home

I found these shells last week during an evening walk in Neptune Beach, Florida. At one time, they were comfy homes for little sea creatures. I carefully selected 6 for this hand art.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hand #90 ASL

ASL (American Sign Language) is a language that many deaf people in the USA and Canada use to communicate. ASL was derived from older European sign systems. Using my right hand I spelled HAND (top left H, bottom left A, middle N, bottom right D)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hand # 89 Dot

Breaking out the paints again, with a smile...this was fun! supplies: my left hand (rings removed), black and white paint, and one stick-on eye. Photographed with Pudding Cam App on my iPhone. Used kitchen cabinet for background. My Zebra hand... I named her Dot