Friday, February 3, 2012

Sarah's Hands....Photo A Day Challenge Day 3 ~ Hands.

Hands.  They tell secrets.  They can expose our habits and give away our age.  They hold, they gesture and they speak.  Some are soft and have proof of very little work.  Some are rough and strong and hard-working...just like this pair of hands in the photo.  

These hands belonged to my great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth.  Of course, I never met her, but I have a feeling that Sarah Elizabeth was a hard worker.  Her hands tell on her.  Was she a gardener?  Did she work in the fields?  I'm sure she cooked, chopped wood and cared for little ones.  A strong, busy, hard-working woman.  

Hands.  They tell history.  They can open doors and connect us to our past.  Hands that were once tiny and newborn, soft and fresh, become a map ~ telling our journeys and travels and hard times.  If we're lucky, we will live long enough to carry our journeys in our hands.  To show the world that we gardened or painted or stitched.

Will my hands resemble Sarah's?  If I'm blessed with a long life, I would be proud to have hands like Sarah Elizabeth's hands.

Until tomorrow:
Gerushia's New World

P.S.  Obviously, I didn't take this photo myself, but I did take a photo of a photo for today's challenge.  :)

P.P.S.  On a whim, I decided to have a SUPERBOWL SALE in my Online Shop.   Included in the sale are the last 8 originals I have from my "Connecting Spaces" show.  They are straight up $50.00 each with free shipping worldwide!!  They are unframed and each piece measures 4" x 6".  Sale ends Sunday at midnight.  Have a look if you like!

Here are the 8 pieces being offered...

"Country Adventures Of a Fashionista"

"Guardians of the Questionable Motive"

 "A Simple Game"

"The Changeling Moon"

"The Uninvited"

"Sister Ophelia's Unfortunate Picnic"

"She Wore Her Heart on Her Cape"

"Lulu's Bigtop Playtime"

Thank you so much for having a look!  ♥♥


shell-rose creations said...

LOTSA great hands here!

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