21 October 2008
i found across this meme a while ago, & decided i'd have shot sometime. the idea is to draw yourself as a teenager next to your present day self, with any difference in style, haircuts etc shown side-by-side. i chose my fifteen year old self, seen next to the current twenty two year old me. the thing that is pretty obvious from the comparison is that i've cut down on my daily allowance of colour & pattern (namely stripes). at fifteen i didn't own a pair of plain socks, & didn't for a while. to the extent that one day as i was helping put up the school christmas tree, a PE teacher nearby - mid-conversation - asked me to pull my trouser leg up, revealing that days over-the-knee rainbow choice when i responded, to which she said to her colleague, "see?"
i think you can read my (messily written) notes if you click the above image. if you do have a go, the originator can be found compiling a list of everyone who's submitted their drawings here.
the postal service - such great heights