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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finger Spelling Inspired Art Project

While I'm on the subject of crafts, I wanted to share this picture my son made at school this year. His assignment was to create a picture featuring his hands. He chose to illustrate finger spelling in a colorful, fun way. For anyone unfamiliar with ASL, the hands below are spelling out R-U-S-T-Y, the name of our dog, from the perspective of the person signing.

Yes, I know the Y is shown sideways - most likely because he ran out of room on the paper but perhaps it could be artistic license.

My son had never mentioned this assignment to me so it was a wonderful surprise to find it among the many art projects he brought home at the end of the year. I plan to keep this one and perhaps even frame it.


Liz said...

I love it!

(e said...

Awesome. I like the positioning of the 'y'. :)


Lauren said...

I love it!! When I was in high school, I did something like that too- only thing was it didn't require hands, but it had to make people think about it and figure it out. So I made this:

My mom kept it when I brought it home and now it's hanging somewhere in her house. Hahaha.

Your son is very good, by the way... I never like to draw hands, but he's got it down!

Lauren said...


SpeakUp Librarian said...

Thanks for all the positive comments, everyone. I'll be sure my son sees them.

@Lauren - Your art is amazing. Good job and thanks for sharing the photo link.

kym said...

Total awesomeness!

Danielle said...

beautiful I love it Definitely frame it! Hes got talent!

Jonathan said...

Very cool!

Did you know that there are some famous Deaf artists who make amazing artworks out of just fingerspelling?

I have more information in my classroom. Email me if you want me to pass on the names of the artists.