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Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/18/2013 - 10:13 AM

Reading and participating in another thread about a fallen idol, I wondered who your idols were/are in life? Did you immortalize that person(s) in your art?


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Posted by: Jim Sauchyn on 01/18/2013 - 10:22 AM

My mother and father... and my grandparents..

My Dad fishing many years ago... 35mm slide I scanned and enhanced.
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My grandmother's old teapot..
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My grandfather's old John Deere binder.. this one was tractor drawn but he had horse drawn ones too.
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Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/18/2013 - 10:34 AM

My husband grew up idolizing Willie Mays. Today, he is still his idol.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/18/2013 - 11:25 AM

i don't have any real idols, though i still like Vlad the Impalor. not just because of his mustache. but to his stick to it attitude, so to speak. the guy even skewered spiders in jail.

---Mike Savad


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Posted by: Mo T on 01/18/2013 - 11:29 AM

John Lennon...


Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/18/2013 - 2:07 PM

Jim, a nice memory or your father and mementos from your family. Mo...McCartney was my fav Beatle.

As a teenager, I idolized Bobby Orr who played for the Boston Bruins. Now that I'm older, I laugh. This is one of those actions as a teen that can be embarrassing. I painted his picture, wrote a poem, and mailed it to him. In return, I received an autographed photo.


Posted by: Catherine Howard on 01/18/2013 - 2:47 PM

@ Janice... Bobby Orr was and is a down-to-earth wonderful and often shy person. In quiet, unassuming ways, he has done a lot of good in his life. Once, when I was about 22 or so, a friend and I ran into him and Darryl Sittler at the Toronto airport... and they kindly us a drink while we were all waiting for flights to somewhere.
My hero was my brother, Teddy... who died when he was only 43. After becoming disabled, due to a car accident... and in constant horrific pain, he spent his time looking after others including being a single dad to his 4 wonderful girls and doing volunteer work whenever and wherever he could.

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Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/18/2013 - 2:58 PM

Catherine, a wonderful painting and a heartfelt tribute to your brother, Teddy.

Thank you for your story about Bobby Orr. My son has given me the heads up on Bobby Orr's latest venture. He is writing a book about his life and one I will purchase.


Posted by: Yury Yanin on 01/18/2013 - 3:07 PM

I've liked and loved a lot of persons in my life, but I always tried to see and understand them as they were, not to idolise them. Alive they were much better then any idols. Thus I have not become kind of a pagan fanatic.Immortalise them in my art? I do not think that my art can become immortal, thus I never had such opportunity.I made some pictures of persons whom I love. Currently my grandson is starring in my art most often.
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Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/18/2013 - 3:11 PM

Yury, he is one precious little fellow. I love your photography. I know what you mean about grandkids. I waited 60 years to become a grandmother. Now I have three little granddaughters in the span of three years. Love them! Next week, two are staying with me. I will be taking lots of photographs, become exhausted and not spend much time here. They are well worth it.


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 01/18/2013 - 3:14 PM

I'd have to say Jimi Hendrix. He died a year before I was born, but as soon as I heard his music, it spoke to me on a level that nothing else ever had. It still does, too. I'd say that I've idolized him to some extent.


Posted by: Yury Yanin on 01/18/2013 - 5:35 PM

Janice, I understand you only too well and envy you a bit. I am 62 and I still have only one grandson. I am waiting for a granddaughter this spring though... What other idols could we adore more?


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