March 2, 2011

HANDS

Five Generations
In celebration of International Women's Day, March 8


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About a year ago, I had the lucky opportunity to see and read about a very interesting piece of art on the Holiday Forum.

Jeanne, the creator of the work, wrote in her post,
"This is a five generation 'hands' picture.
From top to bottom, my grandpa's hand (on a walker),
my Mom's hand (quilting), my hand (crocheting),
my daughter's hand (laying on a portrait of her children),
and my grandson's hand holding a book he's reading."

I immediately contacted Jeanne about the piece,
and with her encouragement, set about making my own
Five Generation Hands picture.


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The finished piece, matted and framed, hangs in the entrance to our hallway.
It begins with a photo of my grandmother's hand and ends with my daughter's two daughters.

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Close-ups of the individual pictures follow.



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My picture: Created with Comic Life software.
Jeanne's picture: "I made this as an art project done in early 90's when I went back to college...at that time, NO DIGITAL in photo classes. I took all the pics ...printed what was called 'Kodalith' negatives & processed the picture manually onto the fabric. My art professor said it needed to be 'rougher'...so I used barbed wire for a hanger and 'irregular hand-stitching' around the pictures."

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Update, March 10, 2011:
Apparently Jeanne's art work has inspired more than one
full-time grandma/part-time photographer. Here's another variation on the theme by Karen (username: purplemoon), a poster and Keeper of the Archives on the GardenWeb's Holiday Forum.

If Jeanne's work has inspired you, please contact me about adding your creation to this posting, so that others may be inspired as well.

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I am linking to:
Nikki's Nifty Knacks for Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day,
the Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday and
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
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13 comments:

  1. I can not tell you how much I love this!! It has my head just spinning as to what I could create.

    Yours is simply wonderful.

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  2. Your artpiece is beautiful and I'm happily following you!

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  3. Denise, I love both of these! So glad Jeanne inspired you to make this photo collection. It must touch everyone who enters your home.

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  4. Family heirloom, for sure! You definitely created a beautiful, beautiful pc of art & portrayed the "nurturing" of each family member. TFS, Denise! Jeanne S.

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  5. This is a beautiful post ... and what a beautiful sentiment you've created. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing this ... and thanks for visiting my site.

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  6. Oh, how lovely! What a wonderful keepsake! I love this idea.

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  7. This is just amazing....Oh, how I wish I had one of these....oh, what a treasure...Happy VTT!

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  8. That is just awesome, they are both incredible.

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  9. Lovely! J's is beautiful too!
    Hope this posts, tried 5 times!

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  10. A beautiful, personal work of art. Thank you for sharing the idea and for stopping by my post. Haviland was owned by Americans, designed for and sold in America, but manufactured in Limoges, France. Cherry Kay

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