Mild Style I

I've been getting itchy with doing new things, which I think happens naturally if you make cat toys for months straight. I haven't touched cross stitch since 'nam, and the cross stitch aisle at the store was creepy so I decided to do something on my own. I looked into graffiti cross stitch and found mrxstitch, which was really heartwarming but not really what I was looking for. I like this sort of thing because it involves absolutely no 'illegal' activity. I'm not the smoothest of people and really, I can be very clumsy at times. This is like graffiti for 80 year-olds, it's awesome. It involves absolutely no do-gooders looking to get you arrested for stenciling Nintendo characters with spray mount.

My attention span and I got kind of frustrated and decided to use the tiniest picture ever via a Beautiful Decay that was just there waiting to be cut up. I had the hardest time finding a picture of usable graffiti larger than 2" x 4". Beggars can't be choosers (thanks mom), so I used the picture I found. It says 'Chief' and it ain't my work. I wish I could use a better color combination, sad thing is that olive green doesn't really pop on black. I had to hand draw the pattern onto the cross stitch grid, and at times was pretty confusing. I used 14 ct. Aida, if that makes a difference. I've watched a lot of Sopranos while doing this and Christopher is becoming more and more attractive to me (Fila suit and no Fila suit). Is that bad?

Here's the very slow progression.

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