Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Layouts and Hands

WOYWW# 144
This week my desk has a pile of unfinished scrapbook layouts.  I went to a scrapbooking crop a few weekends ago at a local scrapbook store, and I got quite a few layouts almost finished.  I usually save the journaling until the end when I go to a crop, because I like to print the jounaling on the computer later at home.  This pile just needs some finishing touches.  At the top of the pile is a page I made that includes photos of my son and his girlfriend running their first marathon in Burlington, Vermont.  It was quite an accomplishment for them, and I found some great paper that has numbers scattered all over it.  I am going to add some directional arrows and journaling to finish it off.

The other project for me this week was to take photos of "hands" for my photo assignment class.  It was amazing to see what the other members of my class shot photos of.   They ranged from posed hands making hand shadows and petting dogs to hands on statues and clocks.  I wanted to take shots of working hands, and had a great opportunity at the school where I work.  Some of the students in the third grade are taking violin and cello lessons in an afterschool program, and I got permission to take pictures during their lesson.  The stringed instruments had such beautiful colors and curves, and the students hands were in very graceful poses as they played together.  This was my favorite photo, hope you enjoy it. 

If you'd like to see more creative desks, check out Julia's Stamping Ground.  It's a fun place to visit every Wednesday.


  1. Great LO's on your desk and a fab photo of working hands. Thanks for popping by to say 'hello', it is appreciated.

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

  2. Great shot of the hands in musical action - looks like you have the magic touch with the camera! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW...Sarah at 1

  3. Just adore your concept of working much more interesting than poses:))))
    xx 125

  4. I love the colours on the photo. But also when you look at the hands again you can see the youth and inexperience of the player (yes I suffered years of Violin lessons,). #112

  5. I LOVE your phot, great composition and the lighting is so soft, now just blur that background out a bit so you focus on the hands and instruments! It's an awesome picture! waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Love to see a pile of layouts! Must make you feel good! :) Tammy #118

  7. Hi Barb.
    Thank you for your comment.
    No, I did not use wax to adhere, though that is possible. I used modelling paste to enbed the first layer then varnish after that to adhere the next layer. Beeswax came next though it does not show up well.
    Kind regards

  8. lovely scrapbook page. Love the violin/hands photo. Interesting topic. Thanks for the peek. Have a great day

  9. Love the layout's and the pic of the hands very clever, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

  10. Adore the picture of hands ... Brilliant composition! Well done! Cx 176

  11. What a great stack of layouts! Your photo is fantastic too!!

  12. Lovely layouts! Have a great crafty week. Thank you for my snoop! Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) was #27 now #26

  13. Love the pile of layouts - I would so like to scrapbook but just never get round to starting - too many hobbies, not enough time.
    Interesting photo of hands too.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog

  14. What a great pile of layouts. You put me to shame. I have done one in the last 6 weeks!!
    That hand photo is gorgeous, so well composed.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #99

  15. Fab LO's and I love your hands pic! Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW, it's now Friday & I'm still snooping! Zo xx 60