Saturday, May 3, 2014

My New Avatar by Tiffany Inglis

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? 
I actually look like this. 

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.
Thanks for looking.


  1. This is sooo cool, Gwen! I think you and Tiffany BOTH won!

  2. Absolutely amazing!! Really a very original picture! You both won!

  3. It really is amazing! I love it. And she should love the necklace.

  4. Oh that is perfect Gwen. Love the coat. :)

  5. She does beautiful work. Your avatar is great and I just noticed that she got your sweater coat! Awesome!


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