Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday Hometown Shootout - Handmade

I've been buried in grandchildren this week.  But I did find a "handmade hand" -- and since I inherited it from my grandfather, it might be considered a hand-me-down handmade hand.

Joseph Cowell, my grandfather, sculpted this while studying in Paris.
He said he used his own hand as a model.

We keep it on the mantle over the fake (propane) fireplace.  But I take it down often because the surface has a great feel to it.  And sometimes I use it as a paperweight. 

Which makes it a well-handled, handy hand-me-down handmade hand. 

BUTLER (to Bagman):  "Mark finds more and more ways to embarass us."

BAGMAN (to Butler):  "Yup.  Ya gotta hand it to him."




17 comments:

  1. It is a lovely hand-me-down and when you take down that hand which you do keep in a handy place, I can see that it make you happy.

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  2. That is a pretty neat homemade hand me down of your dad's hand. My creative.
    QMM

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  3. A hand-me-down hand made by hand how handy for this hand-made challenge! :)

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  4. It's a lovely sculpture, which no doubt will be handed down to the next generation.

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  5. Not everyone gets to hand on a hand! A lovely thing to have!

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  6. A nice hand-me-down and a good one for the handmade prompt.

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  7. It almost looks like he is holding a computer mouse. He was ahead of his time.

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  8. That's beautiful! Your grandfather was a gifted sculptor.

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  9. It is beautiful and was obviously made by a highly talented artist, but I still find it a bit spooky somehow. Been watching too much Harry Potter maybe.

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  10. be honest this week and spotlight your Hand made by hand.

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  11. I don't think you could have got many more hand mades out of your beautiful sculpture, but then I feel I could be wrong..

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    1. I really like it. Not only is it well sculpted, but, being an artist, it must be very close to what your grandfather's hand looked like. Something very cool about that.

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  12. I think this is awesome. Whenever you're missing your grandfather, you can still hold his hand.

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  13. Good choice. My first picture for this theme is a hand-made sculpture of the artist's own hands as well; only I wasn't related to him!

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  14. I've got to hand it to you -- it's not often you get to embarrass both Baggie and Butler.

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  15. You come from a long line of talented people. Sorry I can't do any more "hand" jokes. I think they about covered them. Ha!
    Haven't been around in awhile, but out of sight does not mean out of mind.

    Hope you have a relaxing Memorial Day. I will be off to shoot the raising of a football length size flag. Will have to get out the old wide angle for that. Too bad you are not here. I could use a...no, not going to say it.

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  16. Sculpted by your grandfather while he was in Paris... Nice job! Maybe one day you can tell something more about this grandfather? (Or have I missed a previous post?)

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