“Courage is the human virtue that counts most — courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That’s all any of us have.”
– Robert Frost
The Essence of Me
Computer Generated Clipart Collage
I tried to paint myself, three times. I can’t capture the resemblance, so I decided to do what I call a clipart collage.
Starting from the top….
1. The little business card is a logo I use on a lot of paperwork, like quotes or letters. It’s being held by a stock clipart lady from Printmaster Platinum 17.
2. Of course I have to add a lady at the computer. So much of my work is done on a computer and then I do all the blogging, website, wetcanvas, etc. (stock clipart)
3. I need a boat in there, since I live on a lake. (stock clipart)
4. The books are front and center. They are my motivational books. I made this part from boxes and text.
5. Purple cow is there, because it makes me smile! (stock clipart)
6. We have to have the woman in the plane. Wheeeeeeeee! (stock clipart)
7. And of course, the painter-lady. (stock clipart)
All of this is “welded” together, pixel by pixel, so that it could even be cut from vinyl, if I wanted to make a sign from it.
For more self-portraits of various artists click here and go to the comments section. Other artists, who participated, have left their links there.
About Robert Frost
Robert Frost, the influential American poet known for his rural settings, uncluttered language, and meditative themes, wrote the poems, “A Road Not Taken” and “Mending Walls,” among many others. He was born in San Francisco in 1874 and moved to Massachusetts at age 11. He ran a farm for ten years, selling it to move to England and become a full-time poet. After achieving his goal, he moved back to New Hampshire. His ambition was to write “a few poems it will be hard to get rid of.” He died in 1963.