Monday, January 11, 2010

Loving Hand

Hands are amazing! I'm so thankful for my hands! They do so much! They can knit, crochet, weave, spin and create, write, draw and paint, garden and cook, play music, shower me and dress me, type, clean, pet my dog and my cat, drive, play games, talk with my deaf freinds, show love with an embrace, hold the hand of a loved one, feel, and soooo much more.

Because I love and appreciate them so much, I collect things that look like hands. I have several glove forms, cast iron hands, etc. I'm always on the lookout for them. A few years ago I spotted one at a little shop in Old Town Temecula. It was a little pricey so I didn't buy it. But, I haven't forgotten it. My daughter knew that when it came time to do Christmas shopping and bought it for me. I can't believe she spent so much on my gift but it shows me (in one more way) how much she loves me. What a sweetheart!

Here it is....


It's cast iron and heavy! And, as you can see, it's going to be a lot of fun to use when I do photo shoots of my projects...


It's holding some Hollyberry yarn that I've been spinning...


I love all the hands in my collection. But, this is one is special!

6 comments:

Sandra said...

love it! especially how it'sholding the yarn - what a great way to display it.

KarenB said...

That looks familiar! :-) That was a sweet gift from Lauren. Too bad I wasn't there when she bought it. That would've been a fun secret to have. ;-)

Hugs,
Karen

Lauren A. said...

I'm soooo happy you love it! You deserve it. I love you! =)

~Lauren

Sel and Poivre said...

That one really is a beauty - how amazing that its utterly static and yet conveys so much movement but even more - the potential for movement - I can't help thinking when I look at it that at any second its going to give tha ball of yarn a big squeeze!

jomamma said...

That is so cool.

Benita said...

With my husband being an artist, he is fascinated with hands. He can spend an entire three-hour session at the art center drawing the model's and other student's hands.

You new one is quite beautiful.