Awesome picture. I can truly recognize that teacher... long nails and all.
Your work reminds me a lot of Tim Burton, and do take that as a compliment. I know I sometimes get iffy when people say "hey, that looks like something [insert name] would do!", and I'm like "NO, -I- did it!". Hehe. Anyways, getting ahead of myself.
Hahah, shalom kita alef, nice touch. I suppose I rather chose to forget I chose forget my first school day, and I thank myself every day for that choise. You're an excellent artist, I like your eye for things.
Oh, just parents moving and naturally taking their offspring along with them. It was about seven years ago, so just before the major crashdown in the working market, the company they worked at closed down, so they didn't have much of a choice. Wasn't in any way a matter of safety, I don't think we'd have left because of that, even if it came down to it... and that was about it ^_^