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A Show of Hands: Communicate

I learned the sign language alphabet in college, and I was fascinated by the concept of communicating solely through the use of one’s hands.  Most people can communicate to some degree through gestures, but it’s possible to have an entire conversation using sign language.  While some people are more than happy to express their feelings by flipping up their middle fingers, I stick to friendlier gestures when I’m trying to communicate.

“Communicate”–Graphite, Watercolor, and Pen

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A Show of Hands: A-Okay

Does anyone use the ‘okay’ sign anymore?  It was popular in the 1950s and 60s, but I don’t think the current hip generation has any idea what it means.  Someone warned me that it might have a negative connotation in other countries.  Just in case, I’ll stick to a warm smile.  Surely that is universal.

“A-Okay”–Graphite and Watercolor

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