Happy Belated New Year!
I hope 2016 is treating everyone well. We here at SKIN SAVER have been very busy. We were recently at IMATS LA with Nigel’s Beauty Emporium. I had a wonderful time. It was an opportunity meet up with some old friends and make some new ones. Thanks to IMATS we will be meeting with a distributor in Australia to see if we can bring SKIN SAVER LOTION down under. Many thanks to Nigel, Ramonda and Gina for letting us share their booth.
Last week I had the privilege to speak to IATSE Local 706 members about SKIN SAVER LOTION at the semi-annualEducational Craft Meeting. It was great to be able to share SKIN SAVER LOTION with my brothers and sisters in the union. The feedback was great. Thanks! to Brian Kinney for inviting us to educate the members of IATSE Local 706 on the benefits and uses for SKIN SAVER LOTION in the professional make-up and hair worlds.
I wanted to take a minute and reflect on an event from 2014. Last year the Make up Community lost a great artist. His name was Dick Smith. He was considered the “grandfather” of special effects make up. Creating make ups for such classic films as “The Exorcist” and “The God Father”. Dick was responsible for many of the techniques and products we use today as professional make up effects artists. He was a generous man and shared his knowledge of our craft with anyone who asked. He loved our art. He was truly an inspiration and he will be missed.
As we forward into this year, it is that quality I would like to continue to develop in myself……to share and inspire others through art and (since I’m in this industry) make up artistry. To quote my Aunt Gin, who also passed away in 2014, ” We must desire to inspire, before we expire”.
Be well and stay inspired,