I've got me a loverly new avatar......

United States
February 23, 2009 11:24am CST
designed and drawn (painted) by our own wonderful Bo! Some of you know her and some don't, I suppose, but let me tell you, she is a wonderful artist with a flair for drawing women, beautiful women, and I chose to join my gypsy sisters in celebrating her artwork by making one of her pieces of art, my avatar. And I love it. It's Bo's vision of myself and I'm so proud to know she thinks me so beautiful. As something of an artist myself, I so very much appreciate hand-done creations, whether painting, sculpture (my own medium) or whatever the case may be. Art comes in many forms and it's not always what we think it is, is it? I see beauty in so many everyday things, and especially in people, certainly in our Bo and I wanted to thank her for this beautiful gift. Is there anyone you'd like to thank for giving you something wonderful, something only they could have given you? Care to tell me about it? p.s. I will go back to my old avatar at some point, only because it so vividly represents the Nova in me. But the one Bo made for me will be forever in my heart. And if she says it's ok, I'm going to have the picture printed and hung on my wall.
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@jeffela (120)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Just make sure it's well hung...*snicker* Some girl gave me a Dixon Ticonderoga number 2 pencil once...I always keep it in my pocket protector as a constant reminder that this person is an idiot. On a serious note, who me? Serious? Once in a while... Anyway, my friend Henry once took a fifty dollar bill and tore it in half. He gave one half to me and took the other for himself. Upon doing so he declared that individually, we have nothing - but together we have a nice dinner, a couple of drinks, and good conversation. Okay everybody, repeat after me...AWWWWWWWWWE!
• United States
23 Feb 09
*Snickers at the Froot Loop*
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@jeffela (120)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Irish, I wasn't being facetious! Henry was (is) a sweet boy with nothing but the best intentions...I can say that because I'm confident in my manhood! Yes - I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggonit people like me!! Bo, who you callin' fruit loop?!?!?
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• United States
23 Feb 09
I thought it was kind of sweet, myself, Jeff*S*
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
24 Feb 09
Gyspy Girls Pines - For all the moon lovers on the lot. Dance, dance, dance!
Nova you must wear this dress (get one!) when you and I are dancing under my pines. I will wear mine (I'll get one!) and together we will pay not only the moon homage, but also our lovely and talented Bo, who is of course welcome to join us, and Irish too, and Royal..............and OMG, it's gonna be a party of dancing gypsy girls and for one night we'll all dance as if we were young and perfect (which we are in our hearts and minds!) and people will come from miles around to bask in our dance! Sounds good to me..........
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
24 Feb 09
It worked, it worked Nova! Here's a picture of YOUR Pine that I dance under......
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Dancing under the tree!!! Dancing!! Dancing!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Mar 09
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• Hong Kong
24 Feb 09
it's really nice, how about mines one? i took it in 5 stars hotel's toilet when i was waiting my friends, haha ...... =]
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• United States
25 Feb 09
It took me a minute to figure it out, but once I did, I think it's great!! Very unique and interesting, Eugenia! ANd thank you for the compliment on mine. Welcome to MyLot too!!! I wish you many happy hours here. I'm sure you'll have a blast! I certainly do!
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• Hong Kong
26 Feb 09
haha...thanks =]
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@busibee (187)
• United States
24 Feb 09
What a neat avatar... it is really pretty. I don't (can't) draw, but I am pretty decent with Illustrator and Photoshop. I keep wanting to add some of my graphic art to my profile (but I keep forgetting)! Right now I just use my photo as my avatar, but I do want to make something original to use instead.
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hi, busibee. All of my more recent artwork has been done on my computer. I never considered graphic art until I started working with a friend who wanted some art work for his website. I played around with it for awhile, and decided I really like it. I would love to see some of your work.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
I would love to see some of your work too, busibee. I'm sure you're much more talented than you think you are. And how will you know till you get some stuff out there for people to see. Don't be shy. Take a chance. I have a feeling the rewards will be great, busibee.
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24 Feb 09
I think your avatar looks fab!!! I have never been one for being creative, the most I get close to art stuff is doing cross stitching. I have a friend who is on here and she is very creative, she loves making things. She makes jewellery and does paintings. She is very creative, she designs cards and clothes. I wish I was as creative as she is.....
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Cinders, you ARE creative! We've all got SOMETHING within ourselves that is creative, whether or not we've found out yet what that thing is. You'll find yours. Give yourself time, and by all means, TRY stuff. Try things you think you can't possibly do. You might just surprise yourself. Really!
• Malaysia
24 Feb 09
It is stunning and I believe almost all the people will remember it after looking for a glance. It is indeed one of the most generous gift from a friend.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Hi Serena! Yes, it IS a very generous and beautiful gift, and I'm very grateful for it. You use the word "stunning" and I think that you've said it in a nutshell. Thank you so much for coming to my discussion and contributing so sweetly. I hope to see you again. Happy MyLotting!
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• United States
23 Feb 09
Nova, my dear, you may do with her what you wish, she is yours. I would like to thank all my friends here who have given me that little boost of confidence in myself to pursue something I love doing. I am truly flattered.
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• United States
23 Feb 09
Stop already! I love you, too.*S*
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• United States
23 Feb 09
I would like to see all 6 of them dancing in one discussion.
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• United States
23 Feb 09
I'm dancin as fast as I can, Irish and Bo! See me twirl? Ain't I purdy? Ya know, my mama called me a gypsy just recently when I was visiting because I wear so many friggin bracelets, and I must say, it rather tickled me. Especially since I knew I was going to change my avatar! And Bo, thank you. I will have it printed on (an homage to Jeffela) well hung too. Of course! Now. snap those finger bell thingies and dance, women, dance!!!!!!!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I went to your profile so i could see your avatar better and it is very beautiful. I love it. The colors are my favorites and it shows so much freedom. I doubt she would say no to you wanting to print it. She has a big heart and probably takes enjoyment out of people loving her stuff.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes, isn't she beautiful, gurl? I love her! So expressive and yes, she DOES show a lot of freedom. I think she's perfect for me! Oh, and she said yes to my wanting to print her, which I knew she would. She DOES take enjoyment out of people loving her stuff, for sure. She's terrific. And sooooo talented!!!
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Hey, wait a minute! You should ask her to do one for YOU!!! I'm sure you'd love whatever she comes up with, and she's really quite talented at capturing the essence of the person she's drawing too. So think about it, ok?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Can she make it green..? Just Kidding.. what about young child with it? I talk about my little sister so much on here it would be nice to have her in one since she is a big part of me..
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@royal52gens (5379)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I also received a graphic gift from Bo. I have also loaded it as my avatar as well as saving it on my computer. I also use it as an avatar on my profile on another site. I love it. It is so free and whimsical. When we all post in one discussion, it looks like a band of gypsies dancing. Thanks again, Bo. Novataylor, your new avatar is how I found you. I just had to know who the new gypsy was. So I went and checked out your profile and found this discussion. Hey, your skirt flies higher than mine. LOL
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• United States
1 Mar 09
You should have seen it before I sent it to you, royal. the skirt was so far up on the leg, you could see your butt! I decided to bring it down a bit*LOL*
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Ah, yes, my skirt does fly, doesn't it, Royal? I love it so much, this new avatar. Ya know, I intended to go back to my old one at some point, but I don't think I will now. I just truly love this one so much, and as I said above, to MsTickle, it so beautifully represents such a big part of who I am. That Bo has some psychic powers inside of herself, whether or not she knows it. And, I must say, I LOVE yours too! ANd I'm glad you found me. Thank you!!!!
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
They are really beautiful. I know I've said it several times now but they are. These pictures epitomise a free spirited, happy woman, secure in her beauty, power and abilities. I wish I had such talent.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
24 Feb 09
yes, I certainly have seen bo's work. She is very talented. I see you are dancing too. I love your new avatar. Cudos to Bo.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
I love it, moondancer! It's so free and seems to be dancing with abandon, spinning, joyous and completely unselfcounscious. There are certain songs that compel me to dance like that and I call it "Spin Dancing". I'm so blown away by the coincidence in the avatar, ya know? Weird. Wonderful.
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• United States
26 Feb 09
aaaawwwww that is a lovely sentiment and lovely thoughts of the drawing. It brings a stronger life to her. A wonderful tribute to her. Maybe you can type that in on the picture that you frame. She is beautiful. I too listen to music and dance around the house. It's strange and wonderful that is something that we may not do as much as we use to but we have not lost that side of us.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Gah, I wouldn't have noticed this discussion if I didn't take a good enough look. Interesting avatar Nova. Quite dynamic and expressive. I'm still using my character but finding more images of the character. I might switch up again, or maybe move to another character altogether.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
Yes, isn't she, progamer? She's definitely dynamic and expressive. BohemianHeart made her for me, especially for me, and I'm tickled pink with what she's done here. She's so talented, and if you look around a bit, you'll see some other gypsies, all different, but all done by Bo. She tries to draw the person as she "sees" them and I think she's brilliant and hits the nail on the head every time. Your avatar is great, progamer. If you ever find something that you feel suits you better, you'll change it, but why fix it if it ain't broke, eh?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Nova, your Avatar is very pretty. It matches you perfectly. I could see your smile when you are dancing... HUGS
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• United States
25 Feb 09
HELLO, pola!! It's so great to see you!!! And thank you so much. Yes, I am definitely smiling, especially now....
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi nova! I must say that Bo is an incredible artist! I am quite envious of this particular piece of work! I love all of her drawings of these gypsy women! I would love to have one of them for myself! I wish that I was a member of this "sisterhood" too! I wouldn't mind having this one hanging over my couch in my living room! I have been searching for the perfect piece of art for that spot for quite some time now and this one would be perfect! But, it is yours and it does suit you so well! This woman is a free spirit as I picture you are, my dear nova! I just love the way Bo has captured this dancing gyspy in mid-dance! She truly has a gift! Treasure it always!
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• United States
1 Mar 09
Opal, hunney, you want to join my little band of dancing gypsies? I will see what I can find for ya.*S* Give me a few days, k?
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
It is very beautiful and I must say, I much prefer it to your other avatar. What a great talent your Bo has! I would love to be able to draw and paint something recognisable and beautiful.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Ha, ha, MsTickle! So ya didn't like the other one so much, eh? lol, yeah, I know, it was a bit startling, wasn't it? I love my new one. It's truly beautiful, and represents a big part of myself, the part that celebrates love and life....great to see you too, btw, darlin. xx
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
See my big cheesy grin smiling at ya???
@mummymo (23709)
25 Feb 09
Nova my darling it is gorgeous - nearly as beautiful as I always envision you! There are so many people that I am grateful to for presents and thoughtfulness but too many to mention! I have to say there are several wonderful people here who have helped me more than theycould ever realise and I will never be able to repay them for what they have done for me! Love and Hugs xxxxx
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Oh mummy, you're such a love! And any presents, cards, or whatever that you received were more than well deserved. You should be forever and completely spoiled!
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Mar 09
Very nice indeed!
• United States
3 Mar 09
Thank you, Dawnald!!! So - have you asked for your own yet? I know she'll do it. lol, poor Bo! Look what she's started here! She'll be workin till next friggin year on these things! I'm just soooo happy I've got mine. It's absolutely perfect, just perfect. Great to see you, dawnald, and thanks so much for the friend request. I think I granted it in under 30 seconds! A record!!!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I really like your avatar! It caught my attention in a discussion we both responded to and made me visit your profile to get a better look at it. I hope you were able to print and display it.