I had a conversation with a friend about hand prints and why we stop doing them as adults. ‘Because our hands don’t grow,’ she said, and a very valid point that I had not thought of.
Then we discussed that they do when we gain or loose weight, not that you’d want to document that anyway.
But I document near enough everything, I enjoy making things with no expectations and since I have no hand prints of my current and final hand size, I wanted one.
I used the back of my hand, pressed into air dry clay. I then painted it with water colour paint, then repainted the bits I didn’t like – and then painted more and wish I didn’t. Oh well!
I hope it isn’t seen as a vanity thing, because I really enjoyed it and want to make more.
(Even if it is, I suppose it doesn’t matter, because they’re for me)