Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hand 331 Green Plastic Easter Basket Grass Hand

this was a challenge.... reminded me of the Christmas tree tinsel hand I created back in December (Hand#233 Tinsel). Here, I applied glue to paper in the shape of a hand, pressed the plastic grass to the glue and let it sit overnight to dry. When dry, I cut out hand. Made a mess with this one... I'll be finding Easter grass throughout the house. for the next few months.
This hand has character... I like it! 

Green Plastic Easter Basket Grass Hand
Plastic Easter Basket Grass Hand

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hand #330 Yellow Marshmallow Chicks ~ Peeps

It's the season for Peeps, Marshmallow Chicks that come in many colors. My teeth hurt just touching these sugar candies.... has the same effect on me as nails on a chalkboard. Lucky for me I don't have a sweet tooth!
Selected traditional yellow Peeps for this "Sweet" hand.

Sweet Hand created from Peeps Marshmallow Chicks
Sweet Hand created from Peeps Marshmallow Chicks

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hand #329 Colorful Easter Egg Hand

It's Easter weekend! Many children are wearing their Easter Bonnets, participating in Easter Egg Hunts, and eating chocolate bunnies. 
I'm getting in on the fun with this Easter Egg "Hand" 

Colorful Easter Egg Hand
Colorful Easter Egg Hand

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hand #328 Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal Hand

It's spring and I'm looking for color ... found it.... Kellogg's Froot Loops
I think this cereal makes a pretty "SWEET" hand!

Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal Hand  Makes a Sweet Hand
Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal Hand makes a "Sweet" hand

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hand #327 Houston Rockets Get a Grip on the Basketball

We are big Houston Rockets basketball fans! The games are exciting. I enjoy watching the players handle the basketball with one hand.... holding it there ... one hand grip... attempting to confuse the opposing player with a fake pass.... it looks as if they glued the ball to the palm of their hand! We visited the Rockets gift shop where my husband reenacted "palming" a basketball... yes, this is a child size basketball... made it easy (laughing)

Houston Rockets Basketball example of "palm" hand grip on Basketball
Houston Rockets Basketball , example of "palm" hand grip on basketball

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hand #326 Graffiti ~ Chalk Hand on Parking Garage Wall

I asked our condo manager for permission to draw on the wall of our parking garage, up on the 6th floor, where the view's great. Permission granted, BUT it needs to be small and I have to wash it off when I'm done. Once I got up there and started... inspired to keep going and create hands.... lots of them... the urge to make a BIG hand was strong! I had to carry a bucket of water up with me to wash chalk off, making lots of chalk hand drawings out of the question.... maybe I'll get up there again right before a big rain!.....I'm hopeful!   

sixth floor parking garage chalk hand art
6 floor of parking garage chalk hand art

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hand #325 Butterfly Hand

Spring is here.... created this butterfly hand to celebrate the season

Butterfly hand to celebrate spring
Butterfly hand to celebrate spring!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hand #324 Fuzzy Stick Hand

love the eclectic look of this "Fuzzy Stick Hand" .... made out of pipe cleaners....

Eclectic "Fuzzy Stick Hand" made out of pipe cleaners
Eclectic "Fuzzy Stick Hand" made out of pipe cleaners

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hand #323 Shoe Hand Collage

It was time to throw away old magazines ... this time I searched for shoes... cut them out to create a "Shoe Hand" collage. If you are new to my Blog, check out this other hand collage, created with cut-out hands, #187 "Stars" 

Shoe Hand Collage
Shoe Hand Collage

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hand #322 Sorbet Lipstick Art

yes, I kissed paper after each application of Sorbet Lipstick. It was a challenge to create the "hand" shape. It looks weird, but I like it ...  giggle every time I look at it! Maybe I'll create a card for my husband???  

my lips created this Sorbet Lipstick hand art
 created this hand art with Sorbet Lipstick

Thursday, March 21, 2013

hnd #321 Textiles: Yarn Hand

worked with textiles today...
picked up this heavy yarn on sale for $1.00
Yarn +  Elmer's Glue = "Yarn Hand"

used Textiles to create this "Yarn" hand
Worked with textiles to create this "yarn" hand

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hand #320 "Rain" Hand Painting

Broke out the paints to create this "Rain" hand painting. Pleased with the results, think I'll frame this one!

"Rain" hand painting
"Rain" hand painting

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hand #319 Mary Jane Wrapper Hand

Mary Jane candy.....the taste of molasses and real peanut butter.... takes me back to my childhood days ... love the feel of the wax paper wrapper... used cuticle sissors to create this tiny hand.

Mary Jane Candy wrapper hand cut-out
hand cut-out of a Mary Jane Candy Wrapper

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hand #318 Painted Hand on the Perfect Rock

inspired by nature .... hand blog flowed over to my rock collection today.... found the perfect rock.... painted this green hand with pink heart

nature inspired green hand painted rock with pink heart
nature inspired green hand with heart painted rock

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hand #317 Happy St Patrick's Day

 it's March 17th... shamrock on palm of my hand... that's how my creativity flowed today...

 Happy St Patrick's Day!
shamorck on palm of my hand in honor of St Patrick's Day
shamrock on hand in honor of St Patrick's Day

Hand #316 Cold as Ice Hand

this cold as ice hand melted before my eyes making a puddle!
ice cube hand melts before my eyes making a puddle
Ice cube hand melts before my eyes making a puddle

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hand #315 Florida Place Mat Hand

don't you just love those state map place mats? Gives you something to read and talk about with your table mates while waiting for your meal. I always learn a unique fact to take away and share. Went to brunch last week while visiting our children.... I folded up the Map of Florida place mat and tucked it away to use here on my blog. Traced my hand... sweet cut-out hand art!

traced my hand, cut out from Florida State Map place mat saved from local resturant
Traced my hand, cut out from Florida State Map place mat

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hand #314 McDonalds has a show of hands

While sitting at a red light today, I spotted hands on the inside wall at our local McDonald's, which has recently been remodeled. I made a u-turn when the light turned green, parked and went inside to take a closer look. From the road it appeared to me to be a local school project or something along those lines.... There were two walls decorated with hands, wallpaper NOT a childrens school project! ewwww  .... my opinion... it looked really weird, did not seem to fit "McDonald's" .... not too sure what they are trying to convey to their customers. Two walls were decorated with "hands" wallpaper, one by bathrooms (entire back wall) and the other, the first wall you see when you enter the building.... so very odd.... 
The upside, I found hands! WooooHooooo! 

hands wallpaper found at local McDonald's in Houston TX
 "hands" wallpaper in Houston TX  found at local McDonald's

Hand #313 my hand to honor the number 3

Blog Hand #313 today! the 3rd month, March, the 13th day, and the 20013th year! WOW .... so here is my hand, showing 3 in honor of today!

my hand showing 3 fingers in honor of todays hand #313 on 3/13/13
My hand showing three fingers in honor of today's blog hand  #313 on  3/13/13

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hand #312 Henna Tattoo Hand Art

there was plenty to see and do at the Natural Life Music Festival. Passed a tent where you could buy Henna Tattoos. This hand art was very popular with the young ladies.  

Henna Tattoo hand art at the Natural Life Music Festival Jacksonville FL
Henna Tattoo Hand Art

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hand #311 Tie Dye Shirt created at Natural Life Music Festival

so thankful for the hands that helped me create my tie dye shirt at the Natural Life Music Festival in Jacksonville Florida.... had a wonderful time!

helping hands to create my tie dye shirt
the hands that helped me create my tie dye shirt

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hand #310 Uncommon Creation in metal

found this cool looking hand art today created by Phil Collins... (not Phil Collins the singer)  check out his website. One of his popular requests is creating hand art for parents of their children's hands.

hand art in metal
Uncommon hand art in metal

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hand #309 Helping Hands Movers ... need a hand?

Found hands today! Paid my monthly storage bill and found this business card on their counter. 

Business Card with two hands
Helping Hands Movers business card with two hands

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hand #308 "Hand in Hand" Car Mirror

sitting in our rental car today, the tiny mirror within side mirror caught my eye ... created this "hand in hand" with my hand

Hand in Hand car mirror
"Hand in Hand" Car Mirror

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hand #307 Dog Treats Hand

Enjoying my grand-dog Miss Ginny, who sat patiently while I made a hand with her tiny treats!

Dong Bone Treat Hand
Dog Treats Hand

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hand #306 Fox Tail Fern with Kale makes Hand

5 snips of Fox Tail Fern for fingers/thumb, added Kale for the palm .... ta-da!

Fox Tail Fern for fingers and Kale for the palm makes a hand
Fox Tail Fern and Kale Hand

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hand #305 Hand sculpture holding Yo-Yo

While visiting a dear friend in Jacksonville I noticed a hand sculpture holding a yo-yo on a shelf in her home. 

(my motto with this project "hands are where you find them")

With a big smile, I quickly went over to inspect it up close. It's very detailed down to the cuticle of the finger nails and finger prints!  The hand belongs to her son Clement. I contacted Clement to see what he remembers from the experience...he said  "I did that so long ago, I don't really remember much from the experience. I put my hand into some kind of gelatin like mold with the yo-yo and then they let it harden. Then they poured in the material for the hand. I think I was around 10 years old" 

 don't you just love it?

hand sculpture holding yo-yo
Hand sculpture holding yo-yo

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hand #304 Pine Cone Hand

while out walking my grand-doggie, Ginny, I picked up this little piece of nature for a hand creation...  
 Pine Cone Hand
Pine Cone Hand
Pine Cone Hand

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hand #303 Fernandina Beach A1A Sidewalk Hand Find

7.5 mile training run along the ocean on A1A, Saturday, Fernandina Beach, Florida yielded the macDaddy of sidewalk hand finds!!!! Looks like Luke enjoyed playing and creating hand art!

Sidewalk hands A1A Fernandina Beach Florida

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hand #302 hand to towel... dry the car

we appreciate the "hands at work" at our local car wash

appreciate the hands that wash the car at the local car wash
appreciate these hands at work at our local car wash

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hand #301 Hands leave fingers behind

hand-art on the car... nuf 'said

hand print art on a dusty car
finger prints reveal where hands once were