Feb 22, 2009

IF: Instinct

I decided to be bold and feature a closeup, a remembrance if you will, of my sophomore year in high school. Unfortunately, aside from the stunning green eyes, all other details are quite accurate, including the very large pimple in the middle of my nose.

It was picture day—photos to be taken for our school ID cards, which we were to carry on our most self-conscious persons all year long, to compare and...contrast. Pinned to our white and blue uniforms were red name tags. Mine might as well have been a label announcing the 8th wonder of the world that existed on my nose.

What do you think my instinct was when I saw it that morning?

10 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Lovely piece!

Indigene said...

Oh my! Did you pop it? Or put makeup on it, or tell your Mom you were sick? Or did you just take the picture? Inquiring minds want to know! :) Interesting illo!

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

wonderful illo.

Roberta said...

Lovely and honest!! What a great piece... I like your blog too!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Great illo!

Atsi-Batsi said...

Aaw, really nice. I can relate!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful illustration of a time I too remember.

Caroline said...

This is a super illustration - I like your style! Poor lass!

marcus said...

Great call on the close-up. Very nice piece - something we can all relate to i think.

Angela said...

I had quite a few bad pimple days when I just wanted to hide behind my hair. I love your style!