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I look like I strangled a cactus

Friday, June 29, 2012

I think it's from wiping down the tile with a wet sponge, to get the excess grout off. Holes in my fingers on one hand, and cuts on my palm of the other. Owie!

I keep washing my hands to make sure these owies don't get infected, but the water makes them sting!
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BESEVEN 7/1/2012 10:45PM

    Who was it who once said, "Beauty is pain"? They were referring to thinks like plucking eyebrows and working out, but I suspect it applies to the beauty of art too!


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PHEBESS 7/1/2012 5:32PM

    Ah, thank you for the helpful hints, Platinum!

And yes, Ellen, we suffer for our art! (At least, my hands are! You should see the pinky joint - has become malformed due to cutting tile! My hands look OLD!)

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PLATINUM755 7/1/2012 4:05PM

    OUCH! I feel for you...I have really tender hands. No joke. I have thick suede gloves to do simple raking (and I'm not talking raking a large area...I'll have torn flesh and callouses for weeks. You may want to check out stores that sell industrial strength gloves, like Grainger.

Also, try use an antiseptic gel/ointment (oil based if possible) on your hands after washing. The water itself may not be the only reason your hands sting...injury plus water leads to dry skin which pulls. If you have time, put some cotton gloves on your hands after using the gel/ointment.

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WATERMELLEN 6/30/2012 9:02PM

    Yikes! Sounds very uncomfortable.

Il faut souffrir . . . pour faire L'arte!!

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PHEBESS 6/30/2012 11:55AM

    I have some heavy silicon gloves, but they have little holes. I used them Friday, because my fingers were too sore to work without gloves. (And now, I somehow keep re-opening the holes on the index finger. I bled on a check this morning!)

I'm working on it!

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GINIEMIE 6/30/2012 9:06AM

    I think that disposable gloves might have helped. Keep cleaning and I hope your hands heal quickly.
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GAYLLYNNE 6/30/2012 8:32AM

    Sorry you are having those problems. I learned years ago that disposable gloves are a great way to go!! Feel Better!

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JLPNURSE 6/30/2012 8:00AM

    Aw, feel better!

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