get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, U.id as uid, if(U.id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (U.id=19, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Willis Vision – 11 x 14 (a painting by Denny)

Submitted by denny April 22nd, 2011
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Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

Just so everyone knows, I am not obsessed with Allee but every time I paint I think of her.  So what I have done as a tribute for such amazing inspiration is to paint something every now and then as my way of saying, thank you to her for this new hobby and passion.

Here we have all the “Willis” primary colors such a pink, purple and orange.  Please note the “Mac Morange” lips, the purple, grape-like, number she is wearing and her hair which I cannot for the life of me figure out what happened there!  I also noticed when I was finished that the tv dials look more like a pigs face.  Most of the time I know where I am going with a painting idea but there are times when I change something mid-stroke (get your minds out of the gutter) and make a change.

9 Responses to “Willis Vision – 11 x 14 (a painting by Denny)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Another accurate likeness from my official portrait artist!

    My hair looked like that this mornng. Niblet and Sweet Potato were guarding my head and my hair looked like a box when I woke up.

  2. denny

    “Official portrait artist”. I like that title.

    Your comment killed me here! Is there any way we can get a picture of your feline inspired hair-do?

  3. denny

    I figured that but it was your commentary and the vision I had in my head. You should see my hair after having a chihuahua sleep on it.

  4. denny

    Michael, there was something magical about watching that entire crowd do the hand-clap during the playing of the “Friends” theme song. Gave me the chills.