Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
This just makes me want to go out for sushi. I have only used the above rolling mat once for it's yummy sushi-rolling destiny. I like eating sushi rolls better than making sushi rolls. My favorite ingredients are unagi, maguro, sake, avocado, tobiko, and real crab (not Krab).
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Another glove mold from my hand collection! I have photographed each side of the glove mold against two different backgrounds. Two rusted brackets extend from the bottom.
I saw an interesting re-purposed glove mold online several months ago. I searched but can't find it now of course. Brackets held the form to a wall and dangling from the fingers was a working light fixture. The hand above would be great for that purpose. Even one of the porcelain molds would work. So many hands... so little time and even less electrical wiring skills.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My mother turned 80 today! She doesn't really like my hand collection - specifically the glove molds. I think it's the quantity as well as the starkness that make her uncomfortable. That's OK because I really don't like her Hummels. (do not google "Hummels" unless you enjoy little figurines of children made by German nuns)
But mother says she likes the above pillow. Maybe she says that because I made the pillow. Anyway... I love her very much.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lessons learned - put lots of padding in basket next time - don't re-hide same six eggs over and over.
Little Hands terrorized Frodo all weekend... Luckily Frodo can run fast.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I took multiple anatomical liberties with the bunny skull because I wanted the illustration to have a somewhat playful undertone. Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I photographed this sculpture at the Tate Gallery, London in 1994 (sans flash)... Great hand - very strong.
Enlarge to get the best dot-impact.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sometimes (actually often) I just make stuff that has no purpose... no concept... no direction... This is one of those occasions.
Maybe in some crazy alternate universe, the above symbol could be signage for an Orthopedic Upper Extremity Hand Specialist Clinic just for Women. Or it can live here on my Habitual Hand blog with all the other completely irreverent images.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Why do I have two copies of the same coffee table book? Answer: both were gifts. One is still shrink wrapped... waiting to be re-gifted to someone who will never see this blog (that means almost anyone).
Friday, April 15, 2011
Not much differentiation between the hand, foot and the tail of the common sock monkey. The inspiration for this post came form Ange from at The Daily Turtle. I have a bigger hand-made sock monkey that I intend to feature at a later date.
Yes - my bejeweled bangle reads "Love Bites"... Happy Friday!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Step three of three: the pixel based image from step two has been imported into vector software (Adobe illustrator CS5). An auto trace function was manipulated to smooth edges and simplify form. Individual vector points allow for specific modifications.
Finished illustration still maintains an overall gestural quality and also conveys the mood and emotion of an angry little hand. The smooth bold quality allows for better reduction and a streamlined presentation.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If doodles could bite... this one would need a rabies shot. This doodle has anger management issues.
Step two of three: Still in the doodle stage - just bolder and more scary in my opinion. Bolder lines and increased contrast will make converting this angry little doodle to vector much easier.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
What can I say? Found this in one of my notepads of rough sketches and meeting notes. I must have doodled it last Fall.
Step one of three: scan doodle.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I am not sure what this glove mold is made of... it is not made of porcelain. I have two of these flat dark gray hands. They are very light in weight. They could be a mix of plastic and ceramic. They could be made of a heat tempered polycarbonate. I have no idea.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Detail From Wire Mesh Hand Swatter / photograph
Another hand from my hand collection... This hand is made of wire, wire mesh and wood. It resides in my office cubicle. The edges are a little on the raw side.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Detail Of Leather Hand Shaped Riding Crop / photograph
Another hand from my hand collection: Although it's made of leather, I don't think this is a real riding crop...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Another hand from my hand collection: I am not sure why this molded plastic hand was described as a Nintendo Hand on ebay. Perhaps it was part of a purchasing display. It seems indestructible, which is why I will allow my 2 1/2 year old nephew play with it... he isn't very interested. I guess it's kind of creepy.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
This could be a glove mold but I am not sure. I store this semi-creepy hand in a plastic bin deep in the bowels of my garage… it’s made of super heavy aluminum and is missing the thumb – the guy on ebay who I purchased it from said “I sold all the thumbs for scrap metal”