Monday, February 22, 2010

Fearless Hands

POTD - February 22, 2010

I_Heart_Faces Button This week’s theme at iheartfaces is all about hands. I have been thinking about this one for a while.

Here’s the directions from iheartfaces: “Show off those teeny-tiny baby hands, chubby toddler hands, the soothing hands of a mama or the gnarled, wise hands of a grandfather. We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!” In fact, there doesn’t even need to be a face.

I desperately wanted to do something different to showcase hands! I have tons and tons of beautiful hand shots…but I wanted something different since I know that there will be lots and lots of baby hands, chubby toddler hands, and gnarled older hands. So I thought about these things:

What does my child do with her hands??

Do I really want to showcase her and all the nasty things she does with them??

She picks up gum and trash from sidewalks with these hands!

And then it came to me!

Yes, she touches everything…and I truly mean everything!

But the most amazing thing, even when she touches already been chewed gum and other gross things, is that she has fearless hands. Hands that explore her world…hands that have already taught her many many things in her short life…hands that reach out to hold…hands that reach out to touch…hands that reach out to love ALL of God’s creatures.

Hands 3I absolutely adore these hands!

Make sure you check out all the other hand entries over at iheartfaces. I am looking forward to seeing all the other great photos!

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17 comments:

Patricia W said...

Awesome!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Very creative : ) I love it! I love how you thought outside the box. And it can never hurt to have your sweeties little face in there. She is precious!

Braley Mama said...

so sweet~~~~!!!!!

Danielle said...

Great shot!! My very girly girl daughter surprised me the other day when she held a snake...who knew?

Teresa Hart said...

Cute! I love it!

picsbymic said...

What a great shot and an adorable little girl!

elizabeth said...

Thats awesome! Love that your daughter is so brave...

Linds said...

oh my word. is that thing alive? what a brave little girl!

Beverly said...

so cute

McKay Family said...

Yes...very alive! It's one of the family pets...and this was taken just after giving him a bath! She loves to help bathe him!

Punk Rock Mom said...

what a fearless little girl. Amazing!

Sara said...

Really great shot! That smile is infectious!

Becca said...

definitely creative and beautiful shot -- although it gives me the willies a little that she's holding that creature! :-) haha

janeellinghaasphotography said...

What a unique shot! Her hands are so precious, and she has an infectious smile too! Lovin' the lizard.

shirley said...

Lindsay - such cute hands! I want you to come visit my blog (my shirley319 one) for a special award.

jenny said...

thanks for the comment on my photo! we're all so proud of what we did last weekend.

try the video again, or search "Tucker Haas" on youtube. you do NOT want to miss out! =)

your photos are gorgeous! i only stumble upon a good one of my own by accident, but you have talent!

April W said...

Oh my that is a brave girl lol! I love it. Very original Idea!