Brenda Ferguson (July 9, 1959 – March 23, 2015 ) was always intrigued by hands and the stories they tell. One Hundred Hands was a shared artistic endeavor involving a series of 100 paintings. It was an opportunity for you to provide the images she painted...and a chance for Brenda to capture a moment in your time. On this blog she shared your images, the paintings they inspired and the process of creating them. She invited "you to join me, creating art together, hand in hand."

Friday, April 23, 2010

# 57 010

Number 57 posing for his Freshman Football photo.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Gilmour 009

This is our daughter Molly, with her morning coffee in her favorite mug.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Threads of Love / Kaerleiksthraedir 008

(spelled Kærleiksþræðir in Icelandic)
This is Bína in Iceland. She was stitching this piece for her yet to be born first grandchild, a grandson, who would eventually be named Egill.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Making Strides 007

Mary sent in this image of her goddaughter and her boyfriend at a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Mary's best friend, her goddaughter's mother, is a cancer survivor. Mary says, "Whenever I think of hands, I think of this picture and the love it represents." I think that says it all.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Meeting Grampa 006

My friend is the proud grandfather of two grand boys. This is Teague when he was 7 months old. Soon he will turn 6 years old. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of his Grampa Bruce in his eye.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

To Market 005

Photographer, Barbara Motter, sent this photo of a trip she took to China 25 years ago. When I began this project, it hadn't occurred to me that I might be painting hands from all over the world!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Human Touch 004

This is Sophie, an art appreciator, outside the Museum of  Modern Art in Houston, Texas. I was delighted to receive this photo. How perfect for One Hundred Hands!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Author 003

My dear friend, Kathy Mallat, is a children's book author and illustrator as well as a fine artist.
She recently had an exhibit at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. There was a lovely reception where folks eagerly lined up for Kath to sign her books.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Day 002

Ever since our three children began school, I've taken their photo next to our front door. It's been a fun way to watch their physical growth through the years. This was taken on our son Lucas' first day of high school.

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