Monday, August 25, 2008

August 25 2008 -- one year

Pictures taken August 25th, at around 12 months/one year.

That does it for this contest. These are likely not the final pictures to be posted here, but one year has elapsed, and that is all the contest was scheduled to run. These pictures are all high resolution for your viewing pleasure.

The fifth wash took place about a week ago. Definitely one of the biggest changes between washes that I've noticed -- areas of contrast became much more prevalent due to them being worn harder than usual, but also less often. Lots of sweat, a little bit of blood. "Big Bear" constellation of paint is never going away. I guess that's good paint.

I'm pleased to say they're still in excellent condition and should last me at least another couple of years before any major foreseeable damage is done.

This project of mine is dedicated to Philip Henri Bousquet. We miss you so very much; take care of Roo.

Friday, August 1, 2008

August 1 2008 -- 11 months

Pictures taken August 1st, at 11 months.

Only one month left. I've been wearing these on weekends only, or as work permits, for the past three months.

These are due for their fifth wash. I think I'll put it off until the end of the contest and wash them then, for the final pictures. I'll still be wearing these for (likely) another year or so; they have plenty of life left in them, and the real wear has just begun.