Monday, February 16, 2009

This is How I Rolled

As soon as I got home from school I would put on my play clothes, lace up my skates and hit the sidewalks with my best friend.

11 comments:

The Renzntzman said...

I skated alot when I was a kid. Had them old skates that you had to tighten with a key.
Fun collage!

onehuman said...

Radical!!!
Love the radio

what's up withthe white leg???

scrapatorium said...

D, the girl is a paper Frankenstein. I used about 10 different images to make her. If you look closely, you can see that her shirt is different on each side, for example. The legs too are from several different images, thus some parts are color and some b&w.

Marty, you had old school skates!

onehuman said...

Cool,
but I had one more question...
Who is on the Tshirt?

Punwit said...

I'm guessing Shaun Cassidy, but I was reading MAD magazine then, not Tiger Beat so I'm not sure. This turned out to be another fantastic theme, by the way-- I didn't plan to do another one, but felt inspired!

Punwit said...

And do kids even HAVE school clothes & play clothes anymore?

vivienne strauss said...

I am laughing out loud! That is Shawn Cassidy on the shirt of course! What, no yard balls on your skates? I loved skating in the late 70s and early 80s, think about it every time I hear "Another One Bites the Dust".

Hugh Musick said...

Shaun Cassidy never goes out of fashion.

Crafty Dogma said...

She doesn't look like a Frankenstein. The sun visor's pretty cool. You must have been pretty good at skating with all that practice.

wastedpapiers said...

Great! I used to love skating too and had the old sort with a key- leather flaps with laces to do up over the toes and leather strap round the ankle which chafed something rotten! Basildon was ideal for skaters as it had lots of ramps and wide pedestrian areas. They would probably ban you skaing these days in the this culture of health and safety paranoia!

scrapatorium said...

thanks for the nice comments everyone!

I knew Viv would know it was Shaun!

Larry, apart from Tiger Beat and Bananas, I read MAD too, and Cracked, Sick, etc. My uncles, who were in their teens at the time, worked at a large newstand so I had my share of comics and fun reading material.

Viv, I did think about the balls for my skates, but then forgot to put them on! Only a skater would have noticed that!

Michael, I was thinking about how when I was a kid, we would roller skate/ride bikes/skateboard WITHOUT helmets and knee pads and we all lived through it just fine. Maybe a scrape or two, but no broken bones.