A Blast From The Past: My many faces

I was recently organizing my sewing closet. I switched from folded and stacked fabric to rolled and easily visible fabric, still in tubs. It’s so pleasant to go into the closet now.

I’m not here today to show you pics of my organized stash. See, I also found old photos.


This is a 6 or 7 year old me on a trip to the United States, and I’m guessing Disneyland.


This is a 15 year old me, recently arrived in the U.S. and starting 10th grade. The school I went to didn’t recognize my 9th grade records from Colombia but luckily we moved schools so it became a non issue.


College me visiting Colombia in 1998 with the shortest hair I’ve ever donned. My long time friend Kendra and a young girl- I don’t recall her name.


Back in college. Me, on the left, in a production of The Skin of Our Teeth.


Playing a dead girl who danced traditional Mexican zapateado at Teatro Milagro in Portland, OR. Worked there for about a year before the Hubbinator and I got married and moved to Chicago.

There were a lot of pictures of my touring days with Tears of Joy puppet theater. Oh, the days before digital photography, how I miss you. Well, not really. I’m happy with digital cameras.

Hope you enjoyed this blast into my past.

12 thoughts on “A Blast From The Past: My many faces

  1. Brooke says:

    hehe – what fun to see your old photos! I especially love the first one (you were so adorable!) and the college production photo (where you a gypsy? I’m not familiar with that play). Thanks for sharing!

    I think I do so much better at documenting my life/projects now that I have a digital camera – I still need to scan a bunch of old portfolio pictures from my pre-digital days.

    • Leila says:

      I clearly remember my days of no front teeth.

      Yes, I was a gypsy in Skin. It was the Fortune Teller. She had a great huge long speech that was so full of awesome. I used that monologue as an audition piece it was so good.

  2. Tia Dia says:

    I was just strolling through the years prior to kids last night! What a hoot to look back and see all the fun stuff. I miss those footloose fancy-free theater years…. 🙂

    • Leila says:

      it was fun. I like running into hidden photos like that. I’m just leaving them there for the next time I do a big clean up so I can rediscover them once more.

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