I planned on making these light purple, but the color didn’t work out. It was fine on test leather, but on actual shoes it didn’t work. I tried to cover it up with some brown dye, but they still don’t look right.
I’m going back to kakishibu dye for the next pair. That seems to work better for me than any other dye.
Jon Gomm is one of my favorite musicians, able to impress me when I’m feeling my most jaded with music. Not many people can play the way he plays acoustic guitar, and fewer still while singing. This is his most recent video, Everything.
I wasn’t planning on recoloring any more shoes, but a cheap eBay pair in natural was too good to pass up. Now they remind me of the ocean.
I’m sorry to hear that my friend Lucius Shepard died. I never met him in person, but he was a strong part of my online life for years. He was a brilliant author, the harshest movie critic I ever read, and a well of fascinating stories about his life, many of which were incredibly odd.