christmas wish

Gift: Adult human hand mannequin

Description: A full motion human hand made from wood is used primarily by artists as a proportion aid for drawing

Cost: $21.99

Where purchased: Keeton’s Office & Art Supply, 817 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton (747-2995)

Why I like it: Though I am not an artist, this human hand could serve me admirably at my office desk to transmit my mood. For instance, if I push the fingers into a “thumb’s up” people know it’s a great time to come by with any news. It’s all in good fun, of course.

-- Richard Dymond, Herald staff writer