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Whom would you do a portrait of?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 13, 2006

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Photo of Emily Smith

“My daughters, because they’re beautiful. They would make good subjects, and I think they would appreciate it the most.”

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“The late great Don Knotts. He has a very distinguished nose.”

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“Jim Morrison. I love The Doors.”

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“My dog, Sam. He’s a basset hound. I would do it with macaroni and glue with some glitter.”

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paladin 8 years, 3 months ago

Alfred E. Neuman, the late statesman and patriot.

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

Wow, check out the twisted grammar of the question. They made the effort to include "whom," but they still put "of" at the end. Yikes.

Anyway, I would have liked to do one of C.S. Lewis. I would also like to do one of the primary members of my favorite band (Over the Rhine).

On a serious note, I won't be around here today after this. I have a funeral today. A friend of mine was killed last weekend.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060410/METRO/604100390

You know, right now, a portrait of her would probably be at the top of my list.

Back to your regularly scheduled OTS mayhem.

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jonas 8 years, 3 months ago

Absolutely. It was on sale.

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paladin 8 years, 3 months ago

It appears that what Mr. Herd has come forth with, this time, in beyond the pail.

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jonas 8 years, 3 months ago

I've found that when doing portraits of celebrities it's better to do dead ones because they're much easier to pose.

. . . but you gotta be quick. Wait too long and they all start to look pretty much the same.

/aisle seat. See you there!

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neopolss 8 years, 3 months ago

Two midgets perched on a fruitcake, each holding beef jerky sticks and balloons, with a pit bull chained to the ankle.

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trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

wow, sgt; my condolences on your loss. how tragic.

a portrait? my grandbabies! :)

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Dixie Jones 8 years, 3 months ago

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

This is an odd question but one I'm actually equipped (for a change) to answer.

I've done commissioned portraits of friends. Just for me, I've done my girls, my hubby, and my friends' baby boy that I kept for two years. Currently, I'm doing one of my oldest daughter while she still has a hint of child left in her. It is a watercolor and it (breaking arm here) is really turing out nicely. I find if I do what I really love, they turn out so much easier and nicer. I don't know that I would even consider doing a portrait of someone I didn't know personally. It would have to pay big.

As far as photos go, I snap everyone I know, willing or not!

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sgtwolverine 8 years, 3 months ago

Oh, yeah, one last note before I leave: my preferred medium is photography. So my portraits would likely be photographs. (I have marginal artistic talent with paint.) Thus, C.S. Lewis would be rather out of the question.

Thank you, trinity.

Have a great day, everyone.

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audvisartist 8 years, 3 months ago

Being a photographer, I'll take portrait shots of anyone. No playing favorites here!

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paladin 8 years, 3 months ago

My preferred medium is Play Dough. I have sculpted busts of several renowned individuals for which the medium seems appropriate, President Bush being chief among them. One can also make cookies from it, which are quite exciting and tasty.

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RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

I don't know. I am not really into portraits and art and stuff like that. It would probably be some sports figure or some historical person, maybe Jesus.

sgt - sorry for your loss.

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char 8 years, 3 months ago

I'm not too big on doing portraits. I can handle a camera, I guess. But I've posed for my husband the artist many times. Turns out the best paintings are when I fall asleep. I move too much when I'm awake.

and, because I can, I love Justin!! Way to go, lil'bro!

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Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

Oh sgt, I'm so sorry. What a tragedy. Be safe on your travels.

My daddy.

Did anyone notice balloons on the cars at Laird Noller yesterday and today? First a drug haven; now a helium haven. The shame.

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enochville 8 years, 3 months ago

I know that this is kind of random, but has anyone here seen the last portrait on the wall on your way to the cafeteria at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City? It is of a 7-year-old, blonde girl in a dress kneeling before a square coffee table playing chess, with her teddy bear as her opponent in a moderately lit, cozy living room with an active fireplace in the background.

It is simply beautiful. I want a portrait like that of my kids once I have kids old enough for it.

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

sgt, Just got around to reading the board. I'm truly sorry. Simply tragic.

RI, She would be fun to do a characture of...if I could do them.

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ms_canada 8 years, 3 months ago

s_s I hope you don't mind if I praise your ability in portraiture to this board. Folks, our sunny sue is amazing with a piece of charcoal. I have seen her portrait of her girls and it is amazingly beautiful. I got goose bumps looking at it. 'S-truth I would like to try and do a portrait of my sweet cat, a big fat calico named Tazzy, she is a beauty.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 3 months ago

I'd do a portrait of someone I don't like, because by the time I was done, they'd look really bad.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 3 months ago

I sure hope Katie Horner carries pepper spray.

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trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

enochville, during a nearly two week stint at children's mercy i walked by those portraits what seemed like a million times; it wasn't until the last couple days or so that i realized they were NOT photographs! i know exactly which one you're talking about. those are just absolutely breathtaking! i'd SO love to have something like that of my grandbabies. you can just feel those pictures breathing, simply awesome.

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jonas 8 years, 3 months ago

Forgive my ignorance, but could someone tell me where the Katie Horner hooplah came from?

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enochville 8 years, 3 months ago

trinity, I am glad you know what I am talking about. I am sorry to hear that someone's health necessitated you staying at CMH for two weeks.

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kansas_prairieland 8 years, 3 months ago

Katie Horner is no worse than that stiff over on Channel 27 (in Crapteka)....whats-his-face.....Bruce Jones!!!

Bruce Jones and his "Severe Weather Forecasts"!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!

Boy, does he ever know how to get a rise out of his viewers!!

All he has to say is (just before a commercial break)......

"Will there be snow in the forecast??!! I'll let you know when 27 News returns!"

....And then when 27 News returns.....turns out that the next five days will be sunny and mild.

No snow.

None at all in the forecast.

But then again, Bruce didn't actually say that there would be any snow!! He just asked the question!!--So his butt is covered!!

But nevertheless, the fact that he brought up the subject of snow in the first place was an obvious attempt to make as many viewers as possible stay glued to their seats--and an attempt to make the elderly viewers crap and/or pee in their Depends as they sit there waiting to find out whether or not they are going to be snowed in for a week!!

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Linda Aikins 8 years, 3 months ago

Maybe crop art of the Flying Spaghetti Monster would be appropriate.

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RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

kp- I believe that is there point, as is the point with most shows, try to keep the audience from changing channels. I remember when BJ was on channel 9 in kc. He does the same thing every person on the news does. Sort of like: "New information on a certain everyday household product that could release toxic chemicals and kill you. Which product? We'll tell you at 10!"

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trinity 8 years, 3 months ago

hah, no other weather forecaster cracks me up quite like "ted textor"; MAN is he INTENSE! ;) i think moreso than dear katie.

enoch, we just had a recheck for the grandbaby day before yesterday at cmh; thank GOD or whomever, everything has healed&she is aces! :) cmh was both a blessing&a curse; hated to be there, but the majority of the staff, save for a few REALLY crappy and seemingly out of place people, were just awesome. and i absolutely positively ADORE the cafeteria people, those gals&guys offered the BEST sympathy and concern above&beyond the people on the floor. seriously. my hat's off to those folks-plus the food was actually good!

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beatrice 8 years, 3 months ago

I would do a portrait of our next President of the United States: current Senator Hillary Clinton!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

OK, I hate to ask...what are 'smoke jumper boots'?

Ms_C, sent you my current artistic endeavor.

Bea, I'm a democrat, but you seriously gotta lay off the brownies.;o) You crack me up!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

OK, I looked up the boots...but please don't tell me what the soap has to do w/ anything!!! How about just a portrait of the bar of soap?

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Kontum1972 8 years, 3 months ago

Darrell Hamon (SNL) ...as DICK "shotgun" Cheney

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neopolss 8 years, 3 months ago

Who does Connie Morris think she is? Since when is her opinion higher than the rest of us, and since when does being a board member entitle ANYONE to an air of authority? I do not like her. She's shady, pompous, and mean. She doesn't deserve to still have that job.

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paladin 8 years, 3 months ago

Does anyone know if you can get the Mumps when you are an old fool, if you had a shot when you were a little dummy?

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RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

Thanks multi - pretty funny.

Here is a clean joke, not that great, but it is hard not to chuckle at the end of it. I am sure that a lot of people have heard it before:

A guy hears a knocking on his door. he opens it up, and no one is there. He looks all around and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat. He picks it up and throws it into the yard.

Ten years go by, and one day he hears a knocking on his door. He opens it up and no one is there. He looks all around, and he finally sees a little snail sitting on the doormat. The snail looks up and says, "What the heck was that all about?"

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

RI, OK, that commercial was good for a laugh! Weird! Katie, get the pepper-spray!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

I think most immunizations are only good for about 10 years. That's just my completely uneducated opinion. Makes me seriously think about getting some boosters.

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horrific_changeling 8 years, 3 months ago

Okay, if R_I can bring out the old clips to make you laugh.. don't miss this one, the men especially. It'll being back old memories! Ladies,Mothers, don't fear, it's clean and something to think about!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8LEMkWSFL8M&search=odd%20funny

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Kontum1972 8 years, 3 months ago

the notorious Alvamar HEMP grower's.....

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Kontum1972 8 years, 3 months ago

Weather people...hmmmmm......heather tesch & sharon resultan....gunga lunga baby...!

& mb Zappa

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beatrice 8 years, 3 months ago

militant: LOL! I recommend she not take a trip to the Grand Canyon with John McCain, either.

sun-sue: of course I'm joking, just seeking (unsuccessfully I might add) to get a rise out of the kooky konservatives around here. Besides, everyone here should know that I would much rather make a portrait of Michael Moore! Or rather, I would want to make another portrait of the Great M. Moore, which I would add to the personal shrine built at home to his greatness.

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acg 8 years, 3 months ago

MD not to mention what depo can do to your mental health. It was originally used for chemical castration of rapists and molesters. They tweaked it a bit for birth control purposes when they started giving it to women. I used depo for a year and it made me so sad/mad I wanted to kill myself and then others and then myself and then others again. I can see why it's a great birth control method. You don't want to have sex with your man, you want to kill him instead. Depo is evil.

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mztrendy 8 years, 3 months ago

i think in order for us to not get our posts removed, we should post on the wrong story. like about the trainwreck here, and portraits on the trainwreck. How long do you think it would take LJworld to catch on? Do they employee someone to sit there and read the posts? any openings?

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mztrendy 8 years, 3 months ago

good to know, now i can finally sleep at night.

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acg 8 years, 3 months ago

I have Cheeseburger in Paradise caught in my head and it's been like 3 days. I may go insane.

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paladin 8 years, 3 months ago

If there is kissing involved in order to catch the Mumps, I shouldn't have to worry. Unless you can catch it/them from kissing your dog or your turtle. Actually, I would like to have a large portrait of my dog on black velvet. Perhaps, one of my turtle, too. Or, the two of them together.

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acg 8 years, 3 months ago

...I like mine with lettuce and tomatoes. Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes.....

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mztrendy 8 years, 3 months ago

wow, you weren't kidding huh acg?

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

acg, you better hop on over to the racetrack and get you Jimmy Buffet burger tonight. They've been open for 30 minutes already and you're waisting time, girl! (Gosh that sounds good!) Alas, my grub is already in the crockpot. :*(

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 3 months ago

Because it is Thursday. Is this a trick question?

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horrific_changeling 8 years, 3 months ago

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 3 months ago

it has been friday for many hours in Pakistan, India, Russia, even in Israel.
wow, this board got quiet when the sun went down today!
'night all.

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 3 months ago

guess his point was, it isn't friday the 13th, then when this thread started in the yesterday dimension.


oh, okay I'll answer this question: myself...honestly, I've been sitting for a full painted portrait by friend=professional painterguy. no, not immodest, started it when thought was good chance was gonna die.


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RonBurgandy 8 years, 3 months ago

No, I just really wanted it to be Friday, which it is now, so it's all good now.

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