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.