If you're like me, you've always wanted to be a cartoon character. I don't know why. I guess I just love cartoons. Well, Tiffany Inglis can draw cartoons, and she is also a master in Photoshop. You see, Tiffany is a computer whiz AND a brilliant portraitist. She has a PhD in computer science, and she wrote her dissertation on "Pixelating Vector Art."
Clearly, she's not your average computer nerd. Anyway, Tiffany recently posted a custom wedding portrait on Facebook, and I was blown away by it. It looked right out of a Pixar movie. So I asked Tiffany if she would like to trade some beadwork for an avatar. I was super happy when she agreed. I sent her some photos of myself and my art, and with her magic, she made this picture of me, complete with wavy red hair and glasses. Isn't it amazing?
In my head.
But now I look like this on my computer too. You can see that Tiffany managed to include a Rivoli Urchin pendant, a Sweetheart Pendant, a top hat from felted wool sweaters, and a coat I made. (These are all things I've written tutorials for.)
In exchange, I made her this Rivoli Urchin Necklace in the colors Tiffany picked. I'm totally sure that I won this trade.