The Hand Turkey Jive

25 Nov

Who decided that this:

handtraceWould make a good representation of this:


Even if you did this to it:


It still doesn’t look like this:


It’s as if you would have to break your fingers before you trace them in order to get something close:




If you flip it upside down:


Wouldn’t you agree…makes a better this:




Happy Thanksgiving:

jellyfish dinner

40 Responses to “The Hand Turkey Jive”

  1. Krishnan P Nair November 25, 2013 at 8:56 AM #

    I finally have a good reason to break my fingers…

  2. Dugutigui November 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM #

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. David Stewart November 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

    It looks like the realm of technically accurate hand turkeys is only accessible to those with amputated fingers. The rest of us can only dream.

    • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

      Score one for the amputees…

      • David Stewart November 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

        It’s about time, eh?

      • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM #

        This Aftermath premise has been in my drafts forever. I thought I would share:

        There is a cult named: The Black Eyes for their burnt out eye sockets due to their believing that spending time in the Aftermath sun will raise them to a higher plane of existence. Everyone avoids this cult when ever they show up. A little boy stumbles across a dead cult member outside the make-shift walls of a city and is blamed for killing her….that is all…

      • David Stewart November 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM #

        nice! sounds like a great story. I’m still wanting to write about the little boy that Edward met and how he escaped from the pirate city of Ipswitch.

      • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM #

        We need to turn this into a TV series for AMC

  4. Katie November 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

    I love the hand turkey. It was the one art project that’s pretty difficult to botch (because it’s just so awful in theory).

  5. silkpurseproductions November 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM #

    You are so clever. What if you traced around your fingers while the were closed? Sort of a half fist?

    • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM #

      I’m not that clever, I never thought of that!

  6. The Bumble Files November 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM #

    Ha! Chris, you’re right. But, I just love the hand turkeys, or at least the ones my kiddies make. That hand can turn up just about anywhere. Happy Thanksgiving to you! What’s in the dish? Do I see octopus?

    • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM #

      Yes! For thanksgiving dinner! Because hand squid instead of hand turkey…

  7. Blogdramedy November 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

    Turkey jazz hands.

  8. ksbeth November 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM #

    all i can think of is the old halloween prank of filing a rubber glove with water or jello and freezing it. oops – wrong holiday )

    • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

      What do you do with the glove after you freeze it?

      • ksbeth November 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM #

        it depends on your hobbies, and who am i to judge? for me, the water filled one is good to float in a punch bowl instead of a boring ice ring. and the jello one is for people to grab onto and get freaked out.

      • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 7:53 PM #

        OK, that makes sense.

  9. 1jaded1 November 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

    Hmm, if you turned the turkey pic around, it may resemble a hand. Don’t mind me, though, I can’t draw a straight line. Can’t even trace a curvy one.

    • Christopher De Voss November 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM #

      Try with your eyes closed.

      • 1jaded1 November 26, 2013 at 1:20 AM #

        I’d have to get along with myself to do that. I’ll just use my imagination. Happy Thanksgiving!

      • Christopher De Voss November 26, 2013 at 7:38 AM #

        Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Southern Sea Muse November 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM #

    Y’know some of the best art comes from those sources untapped. This is genius stuff. The kids on my unit would go bonkers (in a good way) with these parallels.Thanks…!

  11. gingerfightback November 26, 2013 at 8:53 AM #

    Must hand it to you…

  12. ohlidia November 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM #

    I agree with you Chris… Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much. 😉

    • Christopher De Voss November 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM #

      Happy Thanksgiving… (isn’t that the point?)

  13. pixiegirlkc52 November 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM #

    ANyTiMe I Look At MY Hand I Want A sandwich

    • Christopher De Voss November 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM #

      Weird. Anytime I look at your hand, I also want a sandwich.

      • pixiegirlkc52 November 27, 2013 at 7:44 AM #

        Pass the mustard. It’s Hand sandwich time.

  14. rayworth1973 November 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM #

    Looks like you went tasca hopping in Spain!

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