Sunday, 2 December 2012

Day 351-Ilona's Portrait




I first saw him in May this year. It was between him and something abstract. For me, the choice was clear. It was him at first sight. I asked Ilona if she could show me photographs of her life size painting of this miniature print so I could get a clearer picture. The artist did precisely that in an email.  In August, she did one better and I got more than just a clearer picture. 

He arrived, unannounced and of course completely unexpected.

Thank you, Ilona for making me very happy that day.
Thank you too, Birgit, for helping.



There is so much I want to know about him, this man whom Ilona referred to as Mr. Silhouette Man. The shaded profile, that black background, even his nickname conjures up for me events and scenes that are sometimes mysterious, often times moving and occasionally tinged with magic. 

I can spin a whole lifetime of stories around this picture.

And I most certainly will. 

21 comments:

Remco said...

mysterious but nice...

Margriet said...

And you're just the person to imagine all those stories...will you share some of them with us???

The Old Maid said...

Blind me...I hadn't noticed that at that time at all....;)
Yup the imagination is something for free and endless.:) Enjoy his stories dear Sam!

Hugs and kisses

ps.: how come you still have music over here? I've just noticed mixpod's shut down...;)

Ascension said...

Una buena e enigmatica foto, seguro que tiene una fantastica historia detras.....
besitos ascension

Drora's minimundo said...

A combination of Ilona's painting and your stories will be just great. A wonderful painting by a great lady artist.
Hugs, Drora

Maria Ireland said...

Wonderful painting. Great now we get to hear lots more stories :)
Hugs Maria

malu2 said...

Cuanto misterio!!que historia hay detras de esta foto?
Besos de las Malu´s.

Ilona said...

Hi Sans! Firstly I was so happy my surprise worked out good.
Next you also have to know that this man is a first class story teller, so......use your immense imagination and tell us some great stories on the way only you can do :D!! I am glad to know that I gave you a source for inspiration, you often gave me inspiration with your pictures on your wonderful blog!
Warm hugs, Ilona

rosanna said...

We are all waiting for your stories :o))

BiWuBär said...

I must admit I feel a tiny little bit like patting myself on the shoulder for being Ilona's partner in crime and making this stunning surprise possible by giving away your adress... *teehee* Everything about this painting is fantastic, the composition itself, the fact that it was turned into a miniature by the artist itself, that the artist is a very good friend and that she made you a wonderful and impressive gift of friendship... And now go on and tell us something about The Silhouette Man. Out of the dark he appears, coming out of the shadows... well, go on, tell us a tale... ;O)

Hugs
Birgit

Sans! said...

Agree, Remco :)

Sans! said...

Margriet, I will share all of them with you :):)

Sans! said...

Ewalina, when I found out that mixpod has shut down, I went searching for a new web player and found podhsnack.This is the website: http://www.podsnack.com/,

The free version is a little more painful to use but if you fiddle with it, you will get there. And they have one of my favourite songs "Pumped up kicks" by Foster the People. So no complaints :):).

Eliana said...

It really is an intriguing figure.
Hugs.

Sans! said...

Ascensión, ya estoy empezando a conocer Mr. Man Silhouette.

Sans! said...

MaLu, es la tecnología de impresión en miniatura de una pintura de tamaño natural. El artista fue Ilona :) :).

Sans! said...

Ilona, is he really a great story teller? Well now, there is someone else spinning the stories about 'him'. Not the real him of course, but a him inspired by him..hehehe..maybe inspired by your interpretation of him.

How's that for layering? :):)

Sans! said...

Birgit, THANK YOU :):). You are an amazing friend to all who know you , who may have never met you or have just met you once :):).



Daydreamer said...

Dear Sans, I remember seeing that picture and thinking what an amazingly talented lot of people there are in this Mini Blog World!!! And so Generous too!!! It is fun to learn that he is a storyteller... now his story is in the hands of a Storyteller.... What Fun this will be when we get to hear the Stories!!!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Sans! I wonder where the imagination will take you from this point now?I m sure it will be another masterpiece of yours!

carmen said...

me quedo a la espera de tus historias...

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