Thanks! Super simple… Regular (non liquid) eyeliner+mascara, lipstick sometimes. I’m not great or savvy with makeup at all, wish i was.
I’ve looked into this actually and you can use peroxide however it takes larger quantities and as far as i know therefore not better for the environment :/ but thanks and perhaps i should research more!
i’ve done quite a bit of research and eco bleaches* seem to not be a thing; or perhaps i’ve missed something — if someone knows about this please message me! the good news is, for the few pieces i do use bleach on i make sure the material is at least ten or twenty years old, pure cotton and has been washed plenty of times. that way it takes very little bleach (one of those regular klorin bottles lasts me forever), which i dilute in a lot of water. i’ve tried other variants than chlorine which are supposed to be a bit better for the environment but they don’t work at all. there are many environmentally friendlier ways to whiten laundry or remove stains (gall soap is great) but not really to lift color from fabric.
i actually feel a lot of guilt about the caps of bleach i occasionally use, especially since my dyes are so low impact and i’m starting to learn about making plant dyes too. i wish i could make plant bleach :(
any insight from followers on this would be greatly appreciated!
*bleaches, as in, not whiteners or stain removers, but the stuff that actually removes color from fabric.
so so many of my artist friends are feeling disillusioned and sad about their work right now. personally i am ok because i do make ends meet working freelance and making clothing, but to be honest, just barely. people say “oh you must be so successful, just working for yourself with no day job”. well, yes, there is a little bit of success involved, i won’t be falsely modest. but you know what it is, way more than that? the fact that i know damn well how to make money, food and possessions last — which in a society where consuming and being wasteful is glorified is actually a rare skill. i live way below minimum wage, but i don’t accept help or handouts from anyone. i wish my income wasn’t tiny, i don’t find poverty romantic, this is just the way it is for me right now.
here’s the thing though — how do we as artists best support each other and how do we encourage the world to appreciate art rather than meaningless trinkets? i have over 6k followers on here and i don’t know most of you .. perhaps someone can offer insight?