After my last few projects, I’m back to making cross-stitch reproductions of album covers, but with a twist- they’re now a lot smaller… Instead of a 12″ x 12″ (almost) life-sized reproduction, I’m now going with a 6″ x 6″ canvas. Instead of taking 30 or more hours to finish, I can crank these bad boys out in about 4-5. Admittedly, you lose a lot of the detail that you get with the larger projects, but I’m willing to make that trade-off.
For my first Mini LP Stitch project, I choose the classic Outkast albums Stankonia (2000). I’m hoping to do another edition of “A Musical History of the Naughty Aughties” (Part 1, Part 2) about the duo’s impact on popular music in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Right now, I’m trying to strike a balance of recognizing the seriousness of the current political climate, while still trying to preserve my mental health and engage in activities that I find therapeutic and rewarding. Cross-stitching and comic-making help me to do both. While I’m also working on some holiday presents for family, I should be producing and posting about projects on a more frequent basis. As always, stay tuned!