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started from the bottom now I’m he— shit, hold on


started from the bottom now my whole team — dammit

(okay, I totally stole that joke from a Tumblr comment, but whatever, it's funny.)

I love me some mashups - you know, where you put two things together and hope they compliment each other, like bacon and chocolate. I also love mythology and I love hip hop, why *wouldn't* they go together?

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king of Ephyra punished for being a liar liar pants on fire by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. (Also, "sisyphean", a description of a task that seems never ending, is a great word and it should be a part of everyone's vocabulary.)

"Started from the Bottom" addresses Drake's early life and career, you know, back when he was just rolling down the hallways of Degrassi Junior High.

Aaaaaaanyway, enough of the history lesson, this piece is hand-stitched in dark gray on cream-colored cotton fabric and mounted in a 7" natural wood embroidery hoop, ready to go up on your wall or to be gifted to your favorite fan of Ancient Greece, disgraced royalty or Canadian hip hop.

Also, if there are any mythology illustrations, 80s quotes, 90s quotes, swear words, rude sayings, rap lyrics, advertising slogans, portraits, or pretty much anything else you'd like to see translated into thread, let me know, I'm always open for commissions.

And if you can't get enough of me, feel free to follow me all over social media, I'm on Instagram (Supervelma) (this is probably where you'll see the most of my art... and probably too many pictures of my cats), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DropDeadQuirky), on Tumblr (http://supervelma.tumblr.com/), on Twitter (https://twitter.com/snozzberry) and on the website I really need to update more often (dropdeadquirky.com)

Sisyphus and Drake - Ancient Greece Meets Hip Hop - OOAK Hand-Embroidered Wall Hanging


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: embroidery floss, cotton fabric, embroidery frame
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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