End of Summer Self Portrait Challenge

“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

Linda Halcomb posted an End of Summer Self Portrait Challenge on her blog. Today is the day we are supposed to post our self portrait.

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.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 05:17:04

    Beth – as we say in Indiana, this is a hoot! You have in a very clever, funny way shown us your interests, avocations and vocations, your essence. Just amazing!


  2. asmalltowndad
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:37:36

    A complex woman, with a fun side to boot! Very clever Beth, it says a lot about you.


  3. Rick Daddario
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 01:59:20

    hahahahahaha aloha Beth – i like that we both see our self as more than just a face. …altho faces are cool too. i like the idea of collage and using clipart – that’s a great natural step – and the way you’ve done it, it becomes individual. cool on that. i like your thinking.


  4. Alex Zonis
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 14:56:17

    What a terrific idea, Beth! Grab everything that is you, through it together – and it is you! Lovely logo! I think it may serve you for a long time.


  5. Joan T
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 14:25:55

    Looks like you put all the pieces together to make your persona! Cool!!!


  6. Carol King
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 14:22:56

    What a great idea, you’ve incorporated many of the special things that make you YOU! Terrific!


  7. lesliepaints
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 09:31:41

    You are one multi-talented person. A Beth Parker Logo! You have included everything we warm to when we visit and read your posts. Good job!


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