Weekly Photo Challenge: “Hands”
It’s interesting that this is the challenge for the week because from time-to-time I think about my hands.
Not all of my art is photography or digital illustration. I paint and draw; been at it from the cradle, so I depend on my hands considerably.
I don’t know what I’d do without my hands at this stage of my life or at any stage. Could I learn to adapt with my mouth or feet as some have? Perhaps but I’d honestly rather not.
I love to write too, especially science fiction. Modern technology would help me out there so long as I could afford it; there are amputees all over this world who can’t.
I’ve often told people that I don’t plan to ever retire from making visual art. The only ways that I’ll stop is if my physical or mental health deteriorates to the point that I am unable to continue or I am dead. So, I make it a conscious effort to not take my hands for granted.
I’m thankful to God for my hands, as much as I am thankful for all of my senses and the ability to focus and utilize my ideas and dreams in creative and productive ways.