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I'm posting mostly over at Quirky Cookery right now, where I play with my food and teach you to have fun with it, too. Come check me out?

A New Quirky Jessi? Time for a Makeover

Across the web, I'm known as this image:


I never planned to stick with it for 2 1/2 years, but it caught on and I stuck with it. There's not much to work with there, but I've played with it a few times...like for this banner that was needed for a site that I won a contest on:


On Bloggeries, it was once brought up a battle between "monkey and bunny" because my avy was a bunny and the other guy's was a monkey. It took more than a few seconds for me to even register that, though, because as a general rule, I don't associate myself with a bunny.

I recently got a review that said "Cat lovers you have got to check this out. Jessi has a great sense of humor while being quite informative! FUN SITE!" and I thought, "hmph, yeah, I do mention cats quite often around here." Over the years, I've associated myself with cats quite often as well and I have several username variations that care cat oriented, too...but never had I actually branded QuirkyJessi as such.

Over the weekend, I went browsing for some new images to use another project I was working on and I ran across the cat you see in the top picture. Well, actually he looked like this:


And I switched him to this:

I was going to just edit the colors a bit and then kick off a contest here that I've been contemplating with a nice LolCat variation for Quirky. Instead, I ended up mimicking my lovely little branded QJ logo and just ran with it. Oops.

No, it's not meant to be an exact replica either, lol. If it was, I would've done several different things to make it the same....like playing with his eyes to make them lopsided, hehe. And some of the features are over-exaggerated so when I shrink it down to avy size, you'll still be able to see. I was just having fun with it and this is where it ended up. I thought I'd share with you guys since I've talked about cats here a whole lot more than I have bunnies.


So what do you think? Could I pass off as a kitty in bunny disguise?

fairyhedgehog said...

Well, it's certainly quirky!

My initial reaction was not to like it as much as your current avatar but I think I could get used to it.

Jessi said...

Well just so you know, I don't plan to replace my current one. I like it and use it everywhere. And I really don't like the big version at all, but in order to make the small one look decent, the big one needs harsh lines and such. I just thought I might mix it up a bit with the avy sized one. :D

Jessi said...

It's the smallest one. The last one I posted is about the size that would be used as an avy/avatar on a forum, but they're even smaller for other things....like the ones you see when you leave a comment here. For the most part, I'll be leaving it as what I already have because that's what people recognize me by, though.

Crimzen Creative said...

I think it's hilarious, quirky and creepy (the eyes) all rolled into one great package. It's a perfect avy because it makes you want to hang out and stare at it - or maybe I am just weird that way :)

Jessi said...

I was hoping for that actually, lol. I was going to change his eye color a bit, but I just kept looking at them instead, haha! I put it up on a couple smaller sites I'm a part of that aren't strictly blogging places, so it's funny trying to get used to seeing it.

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