Sunday, September 08, 2013
Got My Dye On
This is what motivated me to get dyeing. It's a pattern designed to approximate the Trinidadian flag. I had a specific request for it from Van over at Furiousball. He has run several marathons in order to raise both awareness and money for Epilepsy research and for Leukemia and Lymphoma research. He has run to honor his wife Abbe, who has epilepsy (and who is amazing for many reasons but not the least of which is that she herself ran a half marathon a day after having a severe seizure) a cousin fighting leukemia, other friends fighting cancer, and in memory of my own Aunt who lost her battle with Lymphoma. He's running another marathon soon and asked me to make a tie dye incorporating the Trini flag somehow to wear it during the race as a way to show support for me since I had my own fight with cancer (and it still feels bizarre to type that out). I was touched by his gesture. If any of you are able and willing to donate to his support raising for Epilepsy and Cancer research I'd be grateful if you'd pay him a visit here to do so. If you're not able to at this time, just a word of encouragement in his training might be appreciated.
This is one of several I did in some earth tones I picked up. I wasn't sure I was too crazy with the colors themselves but some other people saw the results in their sizes and begged for some new shirts.
The funny thing is they both refused to wear tie dye for many years because they felt I had caused them to OD on it. They were hardly able to wait for me to finish with these two shirts though before grabbing them up and putting them on. As you can see, Diana was less enthused about modeling but Calypso helped get a smile out of her.