Have you been taking a lot of shit lately? Does it ramp up your anxiety, especially when you do nothing about it (like me)? Well stop it. You deserve better. We all deserve better, from others and from ourselves.
After months of work, I finally finished it! The design isn’t mine but for those of you who might want to create this for yourselves, you can buy the PDF here and the artist is JackTheStitcher. I did do a few alterations from the original design, but I mostly followed the pattern.
Okay, first of all, if you haven’t read Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh then you really should because it’s amazing. And this artwork is all hers, only the stitches are mine.
I’ve had this picture printed out for a while and finally stitched it to a) practice embroidery more and b) have a reminder of how much her work means to me. When I was just starting to recognize my depression for what it was, I read Depression: Part 2 on her blog and went “Yes! This is it! This is exactly what I cannot put into words.” I laughed and I cried and I felt hope, because I knew someone else understood what I was going through even if I didn’t know her personally.
I’m very proud of this piece even though I did get wine on it.
Tl;dr I stitched a picture from a webcomic and now I have a sore spot on my thumb.