Saturday, March 10, 2012

SURPRISE!

MORRIE & ME!

I was at a fabulous Contemporary Craft Fair today and look who I found!!!  This is Morrie.  I took a photo of him (with his knowledge and permission for a change) a number of years ago.  I had lost his business card and struggled with remembering whether his name was Morrie Elmer or Elmer Morris.  Anyway I referred to him as Morrie over the years.  He has played a big part in my workshops as the image I was working from and sometimes he was also the image the students were using.  I had not run into Morrie again until today.  It made my day!  I'm sure he was startled to find someone so excited to see him.  My friend took this photo and I took a few more of just Morrie but they came out about the same pose as before.  His beard and hat haven't changed a bit and with close inspection, this is the same shirt!  I am inspired to use his image again.  Here are some of the images I e-mailed to Morrie.  Thought he might want to see what I have been doing to his face over the years.











17 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

What fun to meet up with him again! He didn't realize how famous he's become, did he? :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Hah! I recognized his face from a painting you shared here before, Myrna! What fun to see Morrie again! Love all those paintings!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

What fun!

Tricia said...

Myrna! How wonderful to meet him again!!! He has been a great inspiration for you, and I have followed his transformation for quite some time :) Looking forward to your next great paintings using his image.

. said...

Thats fantastic, and I really like the different style paintings you made of him, by far my favourite is the second one from top. They are all great!!! Its funny how he hasn't changed, makes one wonder what kind of expression he will have when he sees your work you sent him.

Nancy Near said...

This is amazing! How great that you were able to find him and share your portraits with him.

Cory said...

what a pleasant surprise and what wonderful paintings...thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I recognized him even before you posted his name, does he realize how "famous" he is ;-)

I really enjoyed seeing all the watercolors you've done of him and am continue to enjoy all the beautiful textures you always create in your work.

Rita Sklar said...

Wonderful series of Morrie!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Myrna,
May I just say that your imagination and "try anything" approach to art never ceases to amaze and inspire me.
This post is the perfect example of it.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Meera Rao said...

thats exciting! and its wonderful to see all the variations of the paintings in one place :)

janice said...

I can only imagine how excited you were to run into him again! I'm sure he'll be pleased with the many ways you've portrayed him in your work over the years.

Melanie said...

that's awesome! Good story :)

debwardart said...

You must have made his day - or scared the heck out of him!!! All of the paintings are great - each one unique even though all were begun with the same inspiration.

Za faran said...

Love all the paintings you have done in different styles! Great you could meet the source of your inspiration again.

Carrie H. said...

I expect to see him in some sort of 3D project very soon.
Maybe wax!!!


:)

Sue J said...

What a wonderful series of portraits!

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