I've been working with Kara Brown on an avatar for my social networking sites, and am pleased to show you the jewel she came up with... and share what a wonderful experience it's been working with her on this project.
First she looked at my other avatars, which were mostly photographic, and then we talked about who I am and what I want to say about myself in this medium. She was totally open to my thoughts and feedback, and really heard the essence of my message.
I love what she did with the background, indicating a magical web of connection and inspiration, a green web that connects us to each other and to the natural world.
If you'd like your own, completely customized avatar, or have other illustration needs that could use her playful impressionistic style, give Tara a call! She's talented, intuitive, reasonably priced and I can't recommend her enough.