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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 10:12 am
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Several people have suggested a thread for identifying members' avatars.  Well, what the heck.  Here's a thread.  I hope this is the right place for it.

I think "guessing" is in order, however.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2007 08:40 pm
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WOW :shock: I want to know the story behind Palestrina's avatar....great thread Debra........the big avatars here are wonderful. The members list is like a mini art gallery

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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 07:53 pm
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:)
OK.
So how do we go about guessing?
Is there some kind of order involved?
Do people line up to guess?
Or to be guessed?
Or should we just shout out?
And, are there PRIZES...?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2007 12:28 am
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Cripes. I hope you're not asking ME.
:?

The answers to all your questions are yes, until something more organized happens.  Yes.

I think we should just SHOUT OUT the answers until the Contest Committee is formed. 

They might want to specify prizes, too....to be awarded by, um, er, the nonexistent Prize Committee. 
:P

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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2007 11:31 am
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One I love is : Bilibin : Vassilia the beautiful


Thanks to Toadeater

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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2007 12:23 pm
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palestrina wrote: One I love is : Bilibin : Vassilia the beautiful


Thanks to Toadeater

ah ha! .......Baba Yaga's Hut ;)

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Mine is from an actual Tarot Deck, but it had a rather limited run.  One. :D

The Oxnyx Tarot.  3 of wands is the image on my avatar.

Marion

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Mine is from the Perfect Calm Deck which is not connected to tarot, but has interesting artwork.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 02:47 pm
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Hey, what happened to guessing???

I suppose Debra's is Nigel Jackson's Fortuna's Wheel's World.

Ok, then. That's four possessives in one sentence.

So, if someone can explain mine, I'll send them a prize.

And if you are particularly specific, I'll sweeten the deal...

:cool:

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 03:55 pm
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OnePotato wrote:
And if you are particularly specific, I'll sweeten the deal...

:cool:

If I guess right how sweet does it get? hmmmm hmmm? ;)

(I want that d'Onofrio portfolio *lust* *lust*)

LOL:D

don't worry,  I'm just kidding you. and besides I have no clue where that avatar is from :P


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Papageno, you haven't identified yours, yet, have you?

i wouldn't be able to hazard a guess, myself..

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Toadeater wrote: Papageno, you haven't identified yours, yet, have you?

i wouldn't be able to hazard a guess, myself..

Il Meneghello

Minchiate Fiorentine "Etruria" 1725


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Papageno357 wrote: OnePotato wrote:
And if you are particularly specific, I'll sweeten the deal...

:cool:

If I guess right how sweet does it get? hmmmm hmmm? ;)

(I want that d'Onofrio portfolio *lust* *lust*)

LOL:D

don't worry,  I'm just kidding you. and besides I have no clue where that avatar is from :P


Yikes, not that sweet!
But you do know how to pick them.

Ok, how about this:
If you guess what the prize is, I'll tell you the avatar.
:?

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 Posted: Sat Sep 29th, 2007 08:56 pm
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OnePotato wrote:Yikes, not that sweet!
But you do know how to pick them.

Ok, how about this:
If you guess what the prize is, I'll tell you the avatar.
:?
 
The prize is a little print of an image by One Potato! 

That's my guess.

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debra wrote: OnePotato wrote:Yikes, not that sweet!
But you do know how to pick them.

Ok, how about this:
If you guess what the prize is, I'll tell you the avatar.
:?
 
The prize is a little print of an image by One Potato! 

That's my guess.
Oh, but you have to guess what it is OF...
(Or it wouldn't make sense!)

ETA:
It's like one of those circular riddles...

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It's a King of Coins, I believe, for a new deck, possibly a collaborative one.  The artist is Bill.

Do I win? Do I win? :)

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And yes, my avatar is from Fortuna's Wheel. This is a lovely 22-card deck. The colors are quite beautifully shaded, the renderings are amusing, the composition is pleasing, and the production values are terrific.  Yay.

Also, I look exactly like this in real life.

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debra wrote: It's a King of Coins, I believe, for a new deck, possibly a collaborative one.  The artist is Bill.

Do I win? Do I win? :)

Almost was used for a king of coins, for a current collaborative that seems sort of nearly forgotten these days.
But that's weather in his hand, not a coin.

It's not from a deck.
And yes, Bill cut the woodblock, half a lifetime ago.

So, you're pretty close to winning.
If you stop now, you get the basic prize.
If you can identify it better, you get the sweet version...

So...?
(Or anyone else...?)

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MORE?  MORE is required?

Good grief.

Well, perhaps it has something to do with typhoons or hurricanes.

Hint would be nice.

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debra wrote: MORE?  MORE is required?

Good grief.

Well, perhaps it has something to do with typhoons or hurricanes.

Hint would be nice.

Well, I SAID you can stop here, and take the basic prize,
or go on and try for the extra good version.

It's hard to see that he's surrounded by water, because the bottom is a bit cut off.

You've already said your own hints.
All I need is a few specific names.

OK, new rule:
You have until midnight.:shock:

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Debra......I'm sending you a PM

call for Debra .....paging Ms. Debra......

(note to Adam: we need more emoticons)

Last edited on Sun Sep 30th, 2007 12:57 am by Papageno357

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Hm... Might that be Prospero? Summoning the eponymous Tempest?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 30th, 2007 01:16 am
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WHOSE midnight, one wonders?


The hour's now come;
The very minute bids thee ope thine ear;
Obey and be attentive.

So of course I listened-- to Papageno!  Perhaps...this island-bound fella is from The Tempest?

And although I felt that I should NOT take advantage of this insight:
Come, follow. Speak not for him
Papageno told me to Go for It

The little man on the island, Prospero from The Tempest by Shakespeare.


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Hey, if that turns out to be correct, I must admit that I could not have guessed it without debra's groundwork. So in that case, I cede the prize to her.

(And if it's wrong, all three of us can share in the wrongness.)

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Heheheheh I guessed because of Papageno but then got involved reading the play on-line!

It's a circle!

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Yes, Prospero & The Tempest it is!
From a cover designed for an Offset Lithography class project.

Since all three of you collaborated, more or less, I think three prizes should be awarded...

Ahclem, debra, and papageno can all pm me with a mailing address.

This contest is now officially closed!
Thank you to the participants!
:)

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That's so generous!

Would you post this image as an attachment so we can see it a little better?  :cool:

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debra wrote:
That's so generous!
I second that!

Would you post this image as an attachment so we can see it a little better?
And that too.

Thanks!

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that is very generous and it was a fun game :D.......a first for the forum here.

and btw.............I think that's a brilliant Magician card, yes, let's see the whole image


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Ok, by special request....
The source of my current avatar....

As I said, this was done for an Offset Lithography class at Cooper Union, circa 1983.
I cut & printed the woodblock, then it was shot as a halftone & offset printed as part of a book cover design.

http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves/onepotato/tempest.jpg

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OnePotato wrote: I cut & printed the woodblock
 

I love woodcuts and book covers. Mmmmmmm!

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I like everything about it....the gentle way he handles the storm, the black/white balance, the tension between movement and stillness, and the sweet stoutness of the magician himself, with his under-eye circles and his little ankle bones!

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very cool.....thank you for sharing that with us Bill :)

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i must say that i agree, the avatars are collectively very lovely.  since taking quesses as to their orgins went by the wayside... several members have shared their avatar info with us, i will tell you all about mine...it is a collage/painting that i created specifically as an avatar for this site...it was inspired by all the others...thank you all!
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I have to say, it's very lovely, I was wondering about that.

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I like it too!

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Debra's avatar reminds me of this:

Spinning Wheel
by David Clayton-Thomas

 
"Ride a painted pony
Let the spinning wheel spin"


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I've always been old.

Here's the source. It's a Japanese banner I cut into three pieces and hung from a bamboo pole. Astute viewers will note it is backwards.


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debra wrote: I've always been old.





I edited the reference to age. He is timeless as I am timeless as you are timeless, and we are all together timeless, I am the mercury man, I am the mercury man, koo-koo-kajoob.

Love that banner!

Weird at 4:17 a.m.

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[The main artwork is by Susan Woldman from her Relationship Cards]

I was going to post this as my new avatar but didn't want to die from a lightning bolt.

I am however going to be in BIG trouble when New York wakes up.

Scuttles back to bed at 4:38 a.m. . . . .

 

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debra and quidlimit...

thank you both for great graphics

...i love seeing the images....the horse head is an outstanding avatar and what an

eye, to capture that little area from the banner

... the relationship cards are so well designed, i am going to send a deck to my daughter!

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acucent wrote: ... the relationship cards are so well designed, i am going to send a deck to my daughter!


Wow, isn't that great??!! I also have her Contemplation Cards which is another 54-card deck, created a bit earlier than the Relationship Cards.

I found her artwork very fresh and lively. I bought the decks, and have been using them for 6 weeks or so to draw a daily card by the computer. I find that  pulling a single card like that is a good way to connect to a new deck.

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I was looking at the member's avatars, and I think I recognize the one for Strange2. Is it the Rocambole Tarot?

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Quarkling wrote: I was looking at the member's avatars, and I think I recognize the one for Strange2. Is it the Rocambole Tarot?
You are correct, that is from the Hermit card on the Rocambole Tarot, or what some have referred to as the Mayan Lego Tarot.  I really like the geometric tribal energies in this deck.

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Surely, my avatar is no mystery to anyone....:P

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Ambriel wrote: Surely, my avatar is no mystery to anyone....:P

Lovely Queen of Cups from the Victorian Romantic!

I am currently working on the court cards for that in my visual journal.

The Queen of Wands insisted on the purple paper to go with her dress. And then ALL the Swords said they'd look well with red. As you can see, the Queen of Cups is gazing at the green paper and thinking how WELL she and her companions would look with green--always thinking about others and their emotional well-being.

The Pentacles are Burgundy, they like red earth and lots of wine. I personally feel the Page looks a bit soused, but young men do like to carouse.

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:) Well Q, you are right next to my heart...my beloved Victorian Romantic Tarot. 

Isn't is lovely?  My deck of choice, the deck of my soul. 

And yes, that is me, the Queen of Cups, ...always putting others before myself...well, 99% of the time anyway. :P...but that's what mother's do. :D

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The Victorian Romantic is definitely in the top 15 for decks I like. I have so enjoyed working with it.

The colours always seemed nice to me. But more importantly, it brings out memories of my own life. Words, images, it's a nice deck for reconnecting via art and experience in the journals I made for it. I have the plain deck so I made my own journals.

I don't think I've ever done a reading with it--I'm sure you are scandalized, but I bought it for the art connection and the opportunity to do a visual journal with one deck, so that's the way it works well for me.

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Quidlimit wrote: ....The colours always seemed nice to me. But more importantly, it brings out memories of my own life. Words, images, it's a nice deck for reconnecting via art and experience in the journals I made for it. I have the plain deck so I made my own journals.

I don't think I've ever done a reading with it--I'm sure you are scandalized, but I bought it for the art connection and the opportunity to do a visual journal with one deck, so that's the way it works well for me....



:shock: Oh soooo scandalous!  LOL! 

:P Just kidding...I do enough reading with it to make up for anyone elses lost time anyway.

But you are right, it a visually stimulating deck....aesthetically pleasing to the eye and  just plain beautiful.  ....Don't tell, but I print the cards on plain paper sometimes and color them myself with color pencil....I'm a VR lover, like no other. :cool:



 

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...victorian romantic is one of my fav's too!  love the journels, quid...show us more....is there calligraphy?  are you pulling a card each day or asking questions....

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