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Woohoo! Today is the start of SOYFI Week!

When it comes to icons, I’m not the most adventurous chap. I’ve stuck with the same flag and headshot from my Yahoo avatar since I first set up this blog back in October ’08. 
 
I have my reasons for not changing mine (not least of which is that it takes off twenty pounds AND twenty years), but that’s not to say I don’t enjoy some of the fantastic creations I’ve seen on my friends’ pages.
 
With that in mind, I’ve decided that here on An Englishman in New Jersey today is the start of SOYFI Week (Show off Your Favorite Icon Week). 
 
Here’s how it works:
 
Just post your favorite icon (or two icons if you prefer) in a comment below and I’ll upload them into this entry for other folks to admire. 
 
This event lasts all week, so if you’re feeling creative, why not have a bash at creating your own? Also, if anyone knows of a good website/journal entry where folks can go to learn how to make an icon, please let me know and I’ll post a link to it here.

ETA: a_r_williams suggests the following possible sources for icon creation: 
 

Adobe Photoshop ( which has some high and low price point software ), Adobe Illustrator, Gimp ( freeware ), and Inkscape ( freeware ).
 
Have fun! 

mtlawson   jimhines  heleninwales

brian_ohio  brian_ohio  jdawson001

  naomi_jay  a_r_williams  sandy_williams

faerie_writer  saetter  cathschaffstump

cathschaffstump  mela_lyn  mela_lyn  bogwitch64  babarnett  babarnett

serenity_valley  clarionj  musingaloud

mikandra  tracy_d74  tracy_d74

karen_w_newton  smeddley  smeddley

snapes_angel  snapes_angel  jjschwabach







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mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I can't choose just one as my favorite... I've got 105 on my journal at all times PLUS a folder of about 200 more that I swap with once in a bluemoon. But the one that says the most about me, I think, is the one I keep going back to as my standard.
mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Runners up...
mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Another... it says:

"She was comforted by the knowledge that they were helpless without her."

I have the actual post-its, found the pic online (so hard!!) then just used LJ to make an icon. Nothing fancy but it's also very 'me'. Though very ironic in the end b/c I was laid-off... though I still hear stories of how they don't know how to do stuff without me. :) Or have a few people call me to ask how I did something. And I help b/c it's not their fault my work was shoved on their plate b/c management was stupid. (Sorry... I've wanted to say that for 6 months and I know none of my ex-coworkers are friends with you... phew! I feel better.)

Edited at 2010-02-18 04:52 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Who knew LJ could be so cathartic? if you don't mind, though, I'll just use your first two icons :)
mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Use whatever you'd like!! In fact, feel free to go through my icons... just don't steal the ones that are actually me. ;) Course, who would want this one?

(Halloween, work, the IT dept was superheroes that I made up... course, we totally are.)
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Very Professor Trelawney :)
mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
HA!! I was the Green Geek... Saver of Paper! Revered Recycler! And general Hero to Users throughout the office...

(At this rate, you might get to see all my icons on your blog...) ;p
mela_lyn
Feb. 18th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Another set of post-its I have that I never took to work b/c it says: "They're real and they're fabulous!"

I find this amusing b/c my family is big chested and I had a breast reduction when I was 17 and it's one of those things that kind of goes with you and effects your life and attitudes more than you realize. But I couldn't find the pic with the words on it and I don't have any fancy-shmacy programs to edit it.

There are SOOOOO many more, but I'll stop there!!

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