How would yours look?

I swiped this from Jennifer Harvey at Thursday Drive. It requires a little work, but not so much, and the results can be amazing.

How it’s done:

  • Answer each of the questions below.
  • Surf over to Flickr (set up an account if you don’t have one — it’s quick and easy) and type your answers (one at a time) into the search bar.
  • From the choice of pictures shown only on the front page, click on the one that moves you.
  • Once the page with your picture opens, copy the URL.
  • Surf over to the Mosaic Maker, set up your mosaic, and paste your URLs.
  • Click “Create!”

Here are the questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. What high school did you attend?
  4. What is your favorite color?
  5. Who is your celebrity crush?
  6. What is your favorite drink?
  7. Where would you go on your dream vacation?
  8. What is your favorite dessert?
  9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  10. What do you love most in life?
  11. Choose one word to describe you.
  12. Your Flickr name?

You won’t get exact hits all the time, or even most of the time, but that doesn’t matter so much: what you want is something that sums you up, and if there’s an occasional departure from literal truth, well, who’s going to complain? Not me.

Here’s mine (click here for a larger version):


Photo credits:

  1. Charles by night
  2. Spaghetti junction . .
  3. The Vigorous Church at Fulbourn
  4. green spar
  5. Pleasantville
  6. return for refund.
  7. Ponte vecchio
  8. homemade berry ice cream
  9. Hey Unknown! (I want to go there with you)
  10. The girl from Ipanema
  11. Ooh look down there — a camera!
  12. 100_3407

Some photographers have asked that their photos be withheld from the Mosaic Maker site; I lost one of my originals. It’s easy to swap in a new one, though.


  1. McGehee »

    24 June 2008 · 8:46 am

    I was able to guess the subject of the first picture (for obvious reasons, I imagine — plus, it didn’t look like Charleston), and the answer to the second question from that picture (living in metro Atlanta helped).

  2. GreenCanary »

    24 June 2008 · 4:48 pm

    Pieces of Me

    Got this from Dustbury, who got it from Jennifer Harvey, who I think got it from someone else. This is what you do…

  3. Jennifer H »

    25 June 2008 · 1:53 am

    Yours is really interesting! (Well done, working a bikini shot into the mix. ;-) )

    I love that so many have taken the time to do the mosaic. For some reason, it seems to appeal to a lot of people. (It did, to me.)

    Thanks for the link!

  4. The Breda Fallacy »

    26 June 2008 · 1:07 pm

    a life in pictures

    I stole this photo meme from – it takes a little work, but the results are lovely. How it’s done….

  5. donnaville »

    27 June 2008 · 3:33 pm

    How would yours look? Like this…

    I so rarely do this type of thing but I saw it at Dustbury (he swiped it from here)and I quite liked it enough to give it a go.

  6. Open Book »

    27 June 2008 · 3:38 pm

    Stolen Moment(s)

    Four more day until sanity can return. So to fill the void, a meme. And while I’ve seen this bit everywhere, I opted to steal it from Charles. Because you know what they say about imitation and flattery. Nobody deserves the honor of being imitated more…

  7. Dr. Jan »

    1 July 2008 · 3:21 pm

    What an honor! smooches

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