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« on: February 22, 2010 10:25:31 PM »

This is my first year of art school after spending 3 years in University working on an English Degree.

For our 3 Dimensional Media course our teacher asked us to do an embroidery that represented our alter ego.  Well, beside my very happy creative-enegry filled art student, there is the writer side of me, that like many writers before is jaded and fueled by alcohol and cigarettes.  This is what I did:



a close up of the ashtray full of squished cigarette butts:


Close up of detail on the beer bottle:


Close up of detail on cigarette pack:


And just for a little background, Molson Extra is a pretty dirty ol' beer.  It's like 6.9% alcohol, so it's a strong beer with a strong taste.  Viceroy cigarettes are likewise pretty dirty, cheap as you can get cigarettes.  I'm not a smoker most of the time, but my buddy and I, who is also a writer, get together every now and then and indulge in our vices. tsk tsk... 

This embroidery took me 17 HOURS.  This wouldn't be too bad except that I'm a major procrastinator and waited until the day before the project was due to start it.  I embroidered for 17 hours straight!  My hands were so sore and crippled by the time I was ready to go to class that I could barely pick things up and had to wrap my hand in a bandage for the next 3 days.  Yeah, so I learned a little bit about not procrastinating on such time consuming projects...  Undecided  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 10:36:44 PM »

This is so awesome, I love the whole look of it. And I totally get what you are talking about. I was two years in to my English major and decided to start over with art and I have noticed since the switch that I am much healthier because I drink less and smoke significantly less.  

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 10:37:05 PM »

Dose me wanting to wear this on a t-shirk make me an hick??? cause I really do.. I hate beer and cigarettes.. but love cigarettes packs and beer bottles and you done hit all my warm and fuzzies with this embroidery!  
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 07:06:00 AM »

Love it!!  I think at one time that could have been my alter ego too - (note - Molson was the first alcoholiv beverage I got drunk off my ass on)  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010 03:20:57 PM »

That stitching is amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 04:26:42 PM »

Fabulous stitching!
I pity your poor hands after such a stitching marathon!
And yes, Molson Xtra is a dirty, dirty beer LOL
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 10:45:30 PM »

Wow...this looks like a scene from my desk back when I was an English major.

Incredible work.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010 12:28:39 PM »

your stitches are fantastic!  17 hours straight!?  The most i have ever embroidered was 8 hours straight and my hands were really sore. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010 02:32:48 AM »

Well done! But I think that my alter-ego would be your regular-ego  Cheesy
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Hilarious concept.  I love the cheap and dirty!
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