custom work for eye want '1968: Vanished Realities' event this April 20th ~


[photos taken indoors at night]

_2121DSC_1180 _2122DSC_1181 _2123DSC_1182 _2124DSC_1183 _2125DSC_1184 _2126DSC_1185 _2127DSC_1186 _2128DSC_1187 _2129DSC_1188

_2130DSC_1189 _2131DSC_1194

eye see you


the original (not my work)

blurb about the event

"Nearly half a century ago, Chicago dominated the nation’s attention as never before or since--during the tumultuous Democratic convention, a week of startling scenes from Grant Park, the convention floor and the streets around the delegates’ hotels.  That momentous week symbolized a year of change that gripped the nation and the world.


The legacy of 1968’s vanished realities remain with us today, both good and bad, often in painful juxtaposition.  Gone are the Daley Machine and the Wallace legions demanding “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever,” rampant police brutality and the draft, replaced by a multiracial president able to count on a restrained, professional CPD to host a NATO conference on winding down a war fought by an all-volunteer military. So too, gone forever are the wild-eyed idealism of teenagers and college students who think music and “be-ins” can change the world and even the simple expectation that a promising young lady full of dreams can walk safely through a city park after visiting our president’s inauguration And Chicago, like other cities, still bears the scar of whole neighborhoods burned and looted in those late 60’s riots, never rebuilt, where grinding poverty still breeds persistent hopelessness.


“Vanished Realities” is a powerful show featuring never-before-seen images, capturing vast changes in the faces of ordinary and extraordinary individuals who were part of the ferment, from police officers holding truncheons to idealistic protestors, from politicians to entertainers, all seen through the lens of a young Chicago photographer, himself caught up in the hopes and fears tearing apart the city and the world. "

your wish has been granted - this human has an etsy shop :


now your wildest x-made dreams can come true


also a new batch has been borne of the wash  -

dye life lessons and tips from this round:

perfection is statistically unlikely

no matter the amount of planning, there are always surprises, and these are often the greatest gifts

less is more - no need to over-saturate your project

too much dye ? don't squeeze it out, it fades your color and muddies your crisp lines - instead place it over a grate so it can drip out while the dye sets

contemplate your color choices - [this is from someone who loves rainbows and has to exert self-control to not always default to the whole spectrum] often a small selection of colors will have more impact



powdered dye art in the sink

_995DSC_9476 _996DSC_9478 _997DSC_9480

chocolat swirls  - the middle one looks like one meditating with arms outstretched_998DSC_9481

my tied bundles of joy have been described as voodoo dolls, spiders, and octopi_999DSC_9483 _1000DSC_9484

custom men's high fashion drip dye ombre work for PW - pre-washout

_1009DSC_9495 _1010DSC_9496

PW custom work post-washout (un-ideal lighting - white is not as blue)


spider-puss about to dye

_1002DSC_9486 _1003DSC_9487 _1004DSC_9488 _1005DSC_9489 _1006DSC_9490 _1007DSC_9491 _1008DSC_9493

black 'baconator' custom scarf work for CD



dyed bundles of expectation

_1012DSC_9500 _1013DSC_9501


_1014DSC_9504 _1015DSC_9505

blue bumblebee

_1016DSC_9507 _1017DSC_9508

small sachet

_1018DSC_9509 _1019DSC_9510



_1022DSC_9518 _1023DSC_9520 _1024DSC_9522 _1025DSC_9523

custom work for High Five Freedom