With a plaster cast I created of my right hand (using alginate to create mold and plaster to make cast, finished off with glaze), this 365 Hand project comes to an end. My husband and I have the perfect bottle of wine to share in celebration of a wonderful, fun, interesting and educational year! (See hand blog post #237 Meeker)
I’ve learned much over the past 365 days… here’s a list of the highlights~ Success …. Reached my goal... I can do anything I put my mind to.
~ Support … I could not have done this 365 project without the support of my husband who had to live with my daily “hand” chatter, antics, creations and photos.
~ I found the artist in me… I’m an Artist… commissioned the first 50 hands for Art-O-Mat
~ Time … NO EXCUSES… I found the time daily to be creative and blog.
~ JOY … I found joy each day … from creating, making a mess, the smell of paint, glue, crayons and markers, working under pressure, feedback from family, friends and strangers, to the simplest hand finds which brought a smile to my face, as I went out and about my daily activities....creating memories covering the full range of emotions...silly to serious
~ Sharp … my mind is clearer, I make business decisions quicker and easier and I am not so hung up in details and the “what ifs”. I’m more creative with my business and daily tasks at work.
~ Discovery.....I love hand prints in concrete… if I drove a cement truck and laid concrete for a living, I would leave a hand print in my work at every job. I’m sure they have rules about that. I wouldn’t make it long on the job!
~ I learned to Blog… this was my first…. and won't be my last
~ I appreciate my right and left hand… they are of value and I don’t take them for granted
~ 4 ongoing projects as a result of this 365 Project
Lend A Hand Project (helping others)
The Inkspot Family (children’s book)
Art-O-Mat (small hand sculptures for sale)