Saturday, March 28, 2009

Photo-Hunt: hands


a painter in Taytay

These are the hands that create and shape something natural into something elegant and striking, giving it a universal appeal. From the rich craft heritage we learned from the Spanish in the 16th century, to eclectic influences, variety of locally available materials, and local artisans with excellent design flair and deft hands, Filipino design is one of the best in the world. Designers and engineers with university degrees continue to introduce new technologies and innovations but the furniture and handicraft industries still depend largely on the handing down of skills from one generation to the next.

a craftsman in Iloilo

Posted for Photo Hunt

25 comments:

Sidney said...

Wow...last picture...impressive work !

Sarge Charlie said...

this is a very nice selection for the theme

☆Willa☆ said...

those are what you called Creative Hands!
great entry!
PH:Hands

RJ Flamingo said...

Just wonderful! I love to watch the hands of artists at work!

Trying to reverse a personal trend, I'm "celebrating" over at my place - hope you'll stop by…

By the way, tonight at 8:30 p.m. - your local time - everyone is encouraged to participate in "Earth Hour". Join tens of millions of concerned citizens throughout the world in calling for action to save our planet for future generations. To get more information and to sign up for Earth Hour 2009, visit www.EarthHourUS.org

jennyL said...

we have so many great artists and they works are even sold abroad. nice take on the theme

Happy PH. Mine is up: http://jennytalks.com/2009/03/photohunt-hands.html

Gorgeous Nelly said...

Great hands that create great works of craftsmanship. Beautiful take for this week. Mine's up at http://prettyfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/photo-hunt-11-hands.html

Aileni said...

One thing about Hands - they are everywhere. No shortage of subjects. Good choices.

gengen said...

Wow I like your entries I miss Pinas....Happy weekend. Mine is also up.

isaiah said...

Thus is so cool and you had an opportunity to take a pic. Love the music when i come to your blog

Mar said...

Beautiful handicraft. Wonderful pics and take on the theme! Happy weekend.
Mine is up!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Very nice idea for the week. Have a great weekend!

ancient one said...

Hands working and making things wonderful... Loved this post!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

There's nothing nice that handmade, in my opinion! Great photos.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wonderful post! When I look at painted toys or dishes, I often wonder about who painted them and how they did it. My Photo Hunt is up! I hope you get a chance to visit me, too.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-hands/

Happy weekend!

Mudhooks said...

So many people's lives depend on their hands... and their eyes.

kay said...

I love the take on the theme. I love the way you were able to showcase our heritage as well.

I'm up.

Mojo said...

Fantastic photos, and story! Great take on the theme.

stan said...

I've been to Manila a couple of times. U guys have one of the most vibrant cultures in the world.

healingmagichands said...

this made me really stop and study the images for a while. I really like the repeated rhythm of pattern the painter is working on.

Dennis Villegas said...

Galing ng Pinoy! mabuhay ang Pinoy..masisipag pa!

Anonymous said...

wow...great craftmanship really admire the work...

Marites said...

Pinoys are really great with hands. :) Proud to be Pinoy.

*lynne* said...

Hi! What great take on this week's theme. I'm intrigued by what was going on in the first photo: are those petals being painted?

This week, I entered twice: two similar settings yet two totally different takes. Do check them out here and here.

cheers,
*lynne*

luna miranda said...

hello, *lynne*! i believe those "petals" are diecut tin, probably a shape of Santa's head. thanks for visiting.

Heart of Rachel said...

I admire creative people like them. Such beautiful craft work.