My hands are really important to me. They are what I use to hold the
fork that holds the food. They are what I use to hold the camera that
takes the photo. They are often the hands that are in the photos. They
are what I use to to make the art. Some people even say my hands are
what I use to speak! Since the the incident where my nails suddenly
turned gross and half the internet told me I had athlete's foot of the
hand (internet, you were wrong) I have been paying extra careful
attention to what I put on my hands.
A couple weeks ago I was on twitter checking out who my brothers (Tod and Lee) were following and I saw that they were both following our step-brother (Tim) and then I started looking at who he was talking to because even though I haven't seen him in years, I saw we had a person in common not related to us. And somewhere in a sea of familial tweets, someone somewhere that I can't find now, had Melanie Mayron on their followers list. Oh, Melanie! Melanie played the denim jacket wearing photographer sister of the whiny ad guy on Thirtysomething. We watched that show religiously. I wore denim jackets and had a camera, too! Hmmm....look what I grew up and became! I clicked on Melanie's twitter stream and saw that she and her dad (a chemist!) have a line of natural diaper cream! I loved the retro look of the packaging and when I read the list of other uses for this cream including Schvitzy Tuchas, I was sold. I was also laughing. If a cream could help a schvitzy tuchas, maybe it could help my hands that end up covered in glue and paint and are washed repeatedly all day. And full of vitamins and essential oils- even BETTER!
Mayron's Good Baby has lived up to my expectations! I put it on my hands before starting a mixed media piece and it has kept my hands lovely! You don't need a lot and it won't make your hands feel all greasy and slimy and it smells light and fresh. Even while alternating between paint and glue and hand washing, I did not need to reapply and it seemed to make the glue come off my hands easier (a welcome bonus!). On a recent photo shoot in the Mojave Desert on a very windy and warm day, I rubbed the cream on my hands before starting and my heavy camera never felt slippery in my hands and my palms remained callus-free. You know what else happens when you roam the desert on a hot day? Your tuchas gets schvitzy. Mayron's Good Baby saved the day!
Mayron's Good Baby is GREAT for hands that make things. I'm sure it's good for baby's butt, too.
Good thing my hands led me all over twitter.
*Melanie Mayron has done a lot of good tv.
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