Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hand #149 Name Game

While making this banana hand, I began singing the Name Game song I learned as a child. Using the name Katie as an example, the song follows this pattern:
Katie, Katie, bo-batie,
Banana-fana fo-fatie

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hand #148 Knock-Knock

While searching for unique hands in Venice Italy, I found this dainty hand door knocker  (I tried it and it worked)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Hand #147 SYNERGY

While walking in downtown Denver CO I came across this large piece of beautiful "hand" art, titled SYNERGY. It was created commemorating an endowment for the Center for Entrepreneurs University of Colorado at Denver. An entrepreneur myself, this spoke to me. I could not have started my company without the help of others. I count my blessings daily. I'm grateful for past and continued support and encouragement from all who have and continue to have a hand in my success!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hand #146 TEAM

Visited the Denver Broncos Team store after our tour of their stadium. Look at what I found...  A very cool HAND... 
purchased, carried it home proudly, and it now sits in the perfect spot in my office to inspire me!  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hand #145 Altitude

Altitude Balance.... Hand, Water, Turbulence ......  ta-da!  
totally bored on a flight to Denver this past weekend

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hand #144 Inkspots Visit Denver

Mr and Mrs Inkspot, Pointer and Pinkie took a quick trip to Denver Colorado this past weekend. They arrived happy, safe and sound! Thankful.... after their previous adventure, where they were tossed around in their luggage and lost for three days!  Their room at the Hyatt had a great view! Once settled in, they took the light rail to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Home to the Denver Broncos football team. The tour was AWESOME. Their favorite highlights; going in the visiting team locker room, touring the press box, and standing on the field!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hand #143 Dangling

Wandering the streets of Venice we came across a flea market, full of interesting items. I especially liked this lovely wooden statue..... she appeared to have been through trauma over time, scratched and damaged in areas....her right hand was dangling by a wire... could not resist holding it for this photo...all the while, wishing I could bring her home, fix her up and place her in my office.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hand #142 Cones

When traveling (airport in Rome Italy) I manage to stop for ice cream every chance I get...our hands in husband and I are double-trouble! FUN

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hand #141 Dali

While in Venice Italy we visited the largest collection of Dali sculptures in Italy. His work is so intense...some times obvious and some times more subtle. The Dali Universe Venice exhibit was AWESOME! My favorite work of his, the melted clock titled Profile of Time. What a joy to see the original work of art (melted clock over tree branches). Here below is an example of the melted clock in a hand (to my delight - a HAND!) one of many souvenirs for purchase.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hand #140 Coca-Cola

Found this Coca-Cola bottle art in Venice Italy.... a hand! How cool is this?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hand #139 Gloves of Venice

Enjoyed visiting this colorful leather glove boutique in Venice Italy. Tried on a soft, supple pair.... many colors to choose from.... love the smell of leather!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hand #138 Celebration

Yesterday was my last run before the 26.2 mile Marathon in Denver this Saturday, Sept 22nd (my 54th birthday). This last training run was one of closure, reflection and excitement in anticipation of crossing the finish line in celebration of my continued health, life & birthday. I went out for a 4 mile run and took a route through shady, tree lined neighborhood streets..peaceful and quiet except for the occasional dog bark and chirping bird. Look what I found! A HAND! (this is the second "on the run" hand discovery ~ see Hand#110 The Extra Mile)
When I returned home, I hopped in my car, returning to spot to photograph for this Blog. It took me a while to find the hand again and I think a few of the neighbours were peeking out their windows wondering what I was up to. I spied the hand to the left of the first shadow forward, near the gutter, in the photo below. The hand was faint around thumb and palm area, as it appeared to have been there for a long time. This beautiful 'Hand' discovery was the perfect Denver send off ~ made my day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hand #137 Safety

I often tag along with my husband on business trips. While he attends meetings during the day, I find myself often venturing out alone. I'm always up for exploring! As preached to me in survival and safety classes I've attended ~ always be aware of your surroundings. My experience in Venice Italy was a good one, uneventful, I felt safe.  I photographed a few hands that mattered... (hotel fire alarm, No Entry sign at pier  & hands of Venice Police in San Marco)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hand #136 Save Lives

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

I lathered up, washing both hands, but by the time I dried my left hand, picked up my phone to take this picture, the bubbles began to disapate. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hand #135 Inkspots visit Venice Italy

Mr and Mrs Inkspot, Pointer and Pinkie were excited to be taking their first family vacation out of the U.S. After being lost for three days in luggage, routed through Germany, Switzerland, and Rome... finally arriving in Venice Italy.... bent, torn, tired and damp.... what an adventure! 
Wasting no time, they strolled the walkways and traveled the waterways of Venice. Pointer and Pinkie enjoyed all the boat rides. Mr Inkspot ate lots of pasta. Pointer's favorite thing was seeing the inventions and drawings of Leonardo da Vinci ~The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Mrs Inkspot loved the Opera ~ G. Verdi Latraviata (brought her to tears) and Pinkie's favorite thing, ice cream!  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hand #134 Graffio

While strolling near Campo S. Trovaso in Venice Italy last week on vacation, I found an old building marked with graffiti. Hand prints were part of the works. It's sad to see these very historic buildings defaced...yet still the smiling hand warmed my heart. Touching it, I could not help but smile back. 

Did you know? .... the word graffiti is derived from the Italian word graffio (“scratch”)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hand #133 Pledge

Reflecting back on my days as a Girl Scout.... while raising our Right hand, together we would say this Pledge...
"On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hand #132 Star

Precious tiny hands holding a star. Found this little statuary in the courtyard of our condo complex..I think the dirt enhances it's beauty.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hand #131 Spike

a fast and simple painting on my left hand... meet Spike the bird

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hand #130 Corny

having some fun while preparing dinner... things got a little corny... hahaha

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hand #129 Hepburn

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others." ~ Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hand #128 Gator

 Painted my left hand in celebration of college football season 
 Florida Gator Hand

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hand #126 RPS

Here's a classic two player hand game. Rock, Paper, Sissors is often played to determine who goes first in an activity. Rock breaks sissors, Sissors cuts paper, Paper covers Rock

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hand #125 Confection

This sweet white confection, tiny marshmallows, are difficult to work with... but easy to pop in the mouth! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hand #123 Camo

Well here's an interesting hand created with the lint from our dryer.  
Appears to be a camouflage glove fit for an outdoor woman.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hand #122 Swirl

On the weekends you will find us at our favorite frozen yogurt shop SWIRL. I enjoy sitting in the cool "hand" chair and twirl around like a 5 year old while eating my yogurt!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hand#121 U.S. Patent #6,281

Spring + Clasp = Safety Pin
The safety pin was invented by an american mechanic, Walter Hunt in 1849
 U.S. Patent #6,281


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hand #120 No Body

Went shopping at Academy Sports for rubber boots to bring to Venice, Italy. While walking throughout the store I found a mannequin arm just laying on top of a pile of "stuff".... no body attached..... just a lovely arm with hand....
I could not help it... I picked it up and walked around the store taking "hand" photos. I gave her a "High 5" for making my day!
Even the store employees were laughing. My husband said I could not buy it. We never spotted the female body it was missing sad to place it back on the pile of "stuff"