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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HANDS CAN BE VERY HANDY FOR HANDLING THINGS

This etching by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
remains one of the most powerful & beautiful
rendition of hands in the world of art:


They can be very helpful when you want to make
 a note or two before taking exams:

These are in my home.
A soap dish in the bathroom:

And a paper towel holder:

This is my husband (in desperate need of a manicure):

Many people use their hands while they talk:



The handshake is thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace 
by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon:

Sometimes almost touching hands is good enough:
You can be dealt a hand of poker, but rarely this good:
By the way, if you've never seen this 1966 movie, 
or even if you have, you should!!
Click here to see it in its entirety.
(You might want to do that later.  It's 1 hour, 35 minutes long.)


Even clocks have hands, but shouldn't the second hand
really be called the third hand?:

Kids draw turkeys by outlining their hand:

When we love you we like to hold your hand:

You can give me a hand either by helping or applauding:

In 1986 we had Hands Across America,
but not everybody participated:

Hands can let you know when it's safe to cross the street:

Some hands are sculptures (for holding palm trees):

But these are my hands down favorites. 
They are literally hands in art.
On the one hand, I'd like to try my hand at painting on hands
On the other hand, I know they're in good hands with Guido Daniele.
His website is www.guidodaniele.com.


Here are a few from an international AT&T
ad campaign he did:

France--Eiffel Tower:

England--Stonehenge:

Russia--Buildings:

 Norway--Viking ship

Mexico--Chilies

England--Queen's guards:

Thailand--White elephants 

Canada--Elk:

Caribbean--Tropical fish & coral: 

Italy--Grapes on vines:








There's something wrong here, but I can't quite put my finger on it, so I'd better sign off before this gets out of hand----fishducky