Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hand #272 Pooh

created with a 24 piece childrens Winnie the Pooh puzzle

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hand #271 Pricey

With Spring just around the corner, many people will be busy preparing for Garage Sales. These labels come in handy when pricing items. No garage sale for me, just one "pricey hand".  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hand #270 Dealt

"You don't have to be perfect for God to use you. Take the "hand" you've been dealt and make the most of it."  A quote from our Pastor Joel Osteen

my right hand holding a "hand"... blessed with 4 Aces!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hand #269 Shake

my right and left hand going in for a "shake"
enjoyed breaking out the finger paints tonight

want to learn the 6 tips for a good handshake?  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hand #268 Bear

Both our daughters are cat lovers... 
We have 3 cats in the family, Mr Bingly, Bear and Bear's mom, Britney. 
Only one of the cats is a handful ~ BEAR!
A cat gift bag, gold tissue paper under it creating the gold cats, cut out a hand from gold tissue paper with cuticle scissors

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hand #267 Reaching Out ~ Phase 2

"Lend A Hand" project is almost ready to launch.....
made 8 more play-doh hands today.... waiting for them to dry out and harden

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hand #266 DishPlay

Introducing Fred's DishPlay rubber gloves. I found these at a local shop that sells cool and interesting gifts. My hands are in water constantly since we have been "juicing" twice a day with the preparation of veggies and fruits, not to mention the thorough clean-up required for juicer. Wearing these gloves...bringing Fred and Martha to life... their animation makes me smile, adding a little fun while I'm at work in the kitchen.
my right hand Martha, my left hand Fred.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hand #265 Handerpants

discovered these while out and about today.... no words  ..... 
Baaawwwaaaaahahahahaha! (no, I did not buy them)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hand #264 Slogan

Do you remember this advertising slogan? 
"Let your fingers do the walking"
do people even use the actual Yellow Pages book anymore?
my fingers doing the walking.... (they would rather be running! hahaha)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hand #263 Bulletin

clearing off the bulletin-board resulted in this red push pin hand

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hand #262 Key

as I was walking home from the gym this morning, bundled up in my husbands large sweatshirt, the sun was warm and bright...casting my hand with keys shadow on the wall

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hand # 261 Reaching Out

 "Reaching Out"
Play-doh hands... I have 6 more to make for my "lend a hand" project... to be released soon!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hand #260 Construction

While running buy this construction sign, I did a double back and paused to lend the sign my hand. Funny to see a right hand on a left arm! Oh well, that's what happens when you take your own photos!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hand #259 Apron

Three's the charm! WoooHooo!
Today's 7 mile run in the sun, through the neighborhood streets near where I live, resulted in a wonderful surprise! This "family" hand print I found in their driveway apron. Looked like a recent driveway repair.
I assume hands from left to right: Child...Momma...Papa
  additiional comment: phone with me... ran on the side of the road today...a gutter run :) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hand #257 10 o'clock

My 10 o'clock hand
10 o'clock and 2 o'clock 
the proper hand placement on the steering wheel when you are driving a car 
Disclaimer: I was not driving while taking this photo... I'm sitting in a parking lot :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hand #256 Snack Artist

mid morning snack at my desk, hot green tea along with roasted pistachios. Just about to toss out the pistachio shells, when suddenly, I became inspired by the story on the back of the bag... "Snack Artist" ... nudging me to see the possibilities... not too much time on my "hands" today, I had to act quickly 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hand #255 Produce

Produce... there's nothing better than having a beautiful, big bowl of colorful produce on the counter.... pleasing to look at... even better when it goes from hand to mouth

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hand #254 M I C K E Y

Traveled to Austin TX today to attend my second cousins birthday #1 celebration. Mickey Mouse showed up! A BIG surprise for all the children... FUN! Mickey's hands got my attention ... had to post on my blog tonight!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hand #253 Wait

wait... and wait... and wait... I'm patient... we waited some more...
I'll find something to do while we wait on the check...
my hand shadow playing with spoon...
Excellent meal tonight at Johnathan's The Rub... Yes, worth the wait.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hand #252 Flakes

Angel Flake Coconut Hand
No-Bake Energy Bites ~ recipe requires 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
first things first... create hand, then place in oven to toast

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hand #251 BFF

After 4 days of rain, the sun came out today! Could hardly wait to get on my running shoes and go out to play...sunny and in the cool 60's... perfect for a 10K run (6.2 miles). I ran through several old residential neighbourhoods, new to my running route. One of the streets was slanted, had a high crown, good for water run-off but not for running. This road engineering forces me to run down the middle of the road. I was cruising along and a nice even pace... then smack in the middle of two cross roads... the intersection of Plantation Road and Cobblestone Road I met Emily and Staci. They are BFF's (Best Friends Forever). Sealing their friendship in the middle of the intersection for the world to see! I was so moved by the sight of their hand prints, I ran circles around them! Getting down on my knees, I took a closer look. For a fleeting moment I was imagining what they must have been feeling and could almost hear them giggling.
Snapping out of it...... HELLO? ~ get out of the middle of the road, I thought to myself...  quickly picking back up with my run.
When I finally returned home, I grabbed my cell phone, hopped in the car and drove back to the intersection so I could photograph for my Blog. What an AMAZING find... a beautiful gift... made my day!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hand #250 The Pits

Avocado pit carving can be a challenge... used a knife at first then switched to a paperclip (little less dangerous). It was cool to watch the "red" bleed through, watching the hand magically appear!  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hand #249 Hydration

running indoors on a rainy day ....  ends with a cool down walk and hydration. I like this photo of my hand and feet in action... it only took about 25 shots to get this one good photo.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hand #248 Change

14.59 Euro + one cent from Canada = Hand full of change!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hand #247 Delicious

Delicious! Sure do miss eating Chesapeake Bay Crabs!
With red paint on my right & left hand, overlaying palms, a crab appeared, much to my delight

Crab Facts:
Crabs are decapods (10 legs)
Crabs are crustaceans (their skeleton is on the outside)
Crabs are arthropods (they have segmented legs)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hand #246 Flavonoids

Spanish Onions also known as Red Onions have a higher concentration of flavonoids in the outer layers than white or yellow onions. These flavonoids help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Red Onions also contain the brain-boosting flavonol quercetin, which helps keep memory in top condition. I'm adding more red onions to my diet!   

peeling back a layer of a red onion, created hand with cuticle scissors 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hand #245 Mrs Rootstein

interesting view of my Rootstein female hand mannequin I found on ebay...
she looks so real...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hand #244 Warmth

perfect day to paint by "hand print" 
it's winter...a cold and rainy day... created my own sunshine or perhaps a spring flower? How ever you see it ... feel the warmth?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hand #243 I AM

a tender and touching show of hands.... Glenwood Cemetery Houston TX
over the years I have explored and toured many cemetery's, this is my favorite marker to date

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hand #242 Inkspots Celebrate 2013

Mr and Mrs Inkspot thought it would be fun to bring Pinkie and Pointer Downtown Houston to experience the cities new year celebration. It was cold and rainy.... they were glad to have a warm cozy hotel room to stay in, out of the elements. At the stroke of midnight they all went down to the third floor pool deck, with all the other hotel guests and while standing under an overhang, out of the rain, they rang in 2013!