I always wonder what people think of me when they see my hands. Try as I might, they always seem to look dirty. Whether I have paint under my nails or whether they are stained from coffee and walnut inks or some other concoction I'm trying that day, I always feel the need to explain. 'I'm not dirty, I'm an artist!'
Yesterday I was in the studio painting when I looked down and saw this ---->
It was comical enough that I snapped this photo. I had a meeting in a few hours and I knew that no amount of soap, water or soaking was going to clean up this mess. I'd just have to explain....again.