I came over here to this thread's title expecting to find stuff about real avatars, maybe what the difference between an avatar and an incarnation is, and other fun things. But...you know what the children in the marketplace were singing. (They want me to dance to their tune.)
I thought I had a nice "modernistic" avatar for a while, an abstracted pastel of the bride in the Song of Songs. Not only the subject, it was all the pretty colors that endeared me to it. I want the same one back because I haven't found any other multitinted substitute. jabcat made the other one work. This glorified typewriter has lesser glory being operated by a dunce.