Childhood Self-Portraits (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 53)

Welcome to our weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).

My youngest presented me with his latest ‘oeuvre’ a couple of weeks ago. It was a surprisingly realistic self-portrait, medium: poster paints and wool, date: December 2012, place of creation: school.

It got me thinking about the other portraits we have accumulated in the family over the years, including my own self-image dating back to 1972-ish at a guess. My mum just kept it, as I will my son’s, forever.

So perhaps it’s time we compared our artistry skills over the decades?

Here is my family, as seen through the eyes of children.

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Mummy, painted by Mummy aged 5. The yellow hair is gone, the belly remains.

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Daddy, painted by Oliver aged 5. Part man, part dog?

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George, painted by George aged 6. Looking paler these days.

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Oliver, painted by Oliver aged 5. Bang on, I’d say.

We’ve all made them. If you’re lucky enough to still have a painting you made of your family or yourself as a child, then do share it! If not, perhaps your children have provided you with some portraits over the years – we’d love to see those too!

If you feel like sharing your memories, post here in our Linky. Each week we celebrate one of life’s little events, an excuse for a blast of nostalgia or a good family story. Do join us each Tuesday to see what we’re talking about!

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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

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Week 19 – Becoming a Parent

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Week 25 – Old Boyfriends

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Week 39 – My home town

10 responses to “Childhood Self-Portraits (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 53)

  1. No I don’t have anything like that. I tend to throw away things that will take me into my early days memories. I have lots of my daughters pictures of stuff but not of us. Shame really.

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