July’s long heatwave (often up to 35c with the humidity) has made me lazy
watering the garden mornings and evenings
much reading of books, from very good to some disappointing
a cooler weekend with a bit of rain restored some energy
and an urge to play a little more with a favourite image
here are a couple of variations on the black and white hand with magnolia leaf
now it’s back to hot weather and laziness and more books
sorry for being so quiet here – I’m on vacation time
hope you are all having a great summer!
Last week our 13 year old granddaughter was visiting. She was showing an interest in my hand-with-object scanning work and I invited her to “model” for me. We chose an odd object made of glazed clay, probably a little pottery studio glaze test piece of her mother’s. Like some of my stones, it has long been in residence on my windowsill beside this desk, inside a flowerpot.
I have been revisiting my past posts of ‘horizontal hands’ to refresh my memory on what I have previously done. I am still toying with the idea of making more related prints but smaller than the Hands series which I completed almost a year ago. Curiously, my friend Olga was just asking about the horizontals in my previous post, so I promised to post links to them here:
Below are other scans of our granddaughters’ hands:
As I was going through some image folders, I was delighted to find another “hand with object” yet unpublished, so here it is, joining others like it in the archives under Photoworks: Human. Compare it to hand with stones.
As you may know, some of my favourites became part of a print series called Hands.
One idea leads to another as I play with the scanner. I find myself returning to the idea of a series of smaller prints of images of hands with objects, like these ones. When and if I have enough of a collection, I may print these with my home printer.
As many readers know, I have done numerous ‘hand’ images on this blog. Some became a series of large prints in the HANDS series which I finished last year. These may be most quickly seen all together in the gallery if you have not already seen them.
I know I’ve been quiet here lately. We’ve had a full and wonderful week, first with friends visiting from Alberta whom we had not seen in something like a decade. Then yesterday friends from Victoria came for lunch. The weather was glorious all week as was the garden, most impressive for the Albertans! We are back to rain today.
Tomorrow we will attend the memorial and potluck for my late and dear aunt (as mentioned here), so I’ve been busy printing a card, gathering old photos of her to scan and print, and writing a few little ‘memories’ to share and reminisce over with her daughter, grandsons and several cousins.
Life should be back to normal next week when I’ll catch up with visits and comments at your blogs, dear friends!
My hand goes out to you, gentle readers, with wishes for a sunny, warm and happy Easter long weekend. Hauskaa Pääsiäistä, Joyeuses Pâques, Frohes Ostern, Happy Easter… if that is a tradition for you.
I like to think of it as a celebration of spring with daffodils and pussywillows and tender new green leaf buds. And of course, Easter eggs! Most of our treasured Easter egg collection has been made over the years by our daughters, especially the youngest. More photos of those Easter eggs: Easter 2006, Easter 2008
I am looking forward to seeing our granddaughters’ plant-dyed eggs, works in progress…