Quite some time ago Elaine of Old Age is a Bitch did one of those question and answer memes. I remember thinking I would be answering no to almost all the questions. One of them was "Have you ever had your portrait painted?". I wondered how many people would be able to answer yes to that. Then I remembered. I could. My mother had my portrait painted when I was 8 years old, by a friend of hers. It has been hidden away for years and only came to light when we were sorting out my mother's things last year.
I have cropped it, so you're missing the gem of the little sailor dress my mother insisted I wore. There are limits to my revelations.
I don't believe I ever really looked like that, and I most certainly don't now, but in a rash moment I signed up for Twitter and decided to use it as my avatar. Now I'm wondering whether to use it as my avatar on the blog because I'm tiring of the greenish globe now. Any thoughts on whether I should change or not?