Friday, February 10, 2012

A Pretty Silhouette

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It will come as a great surprise to precisely none of you that I like old-timey things like silhouette art, a craft which somehow brings me closer to the Jane Austen movie of my life (Colin Firth edition, obvs.). Somehow.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've spied a number of silhouette-y gift ideas around these interwebs. What better way to surprise someone you love than with the, um, shape of your head? Yes. Whatever. It works:

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Speaking of silhouettes, Master P & I worked on one of our Valentine's gifts for me the Anonymous Husband today . . . thanks to fellow Mommy Mafioso & killer photographer Ziem, Master P had a session with renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson.

Turns out "renowned" means "worked Reese Wit*herspoon's wedding & To*m Cruise's birthday party", which I didn't find out until after the sitting. Not that I would have peppered him with 1,572 questions about imaginary BFF Reese had I known. Nope. Um.

Anywhoo, I love the results so much, I have two copies on display. In theory, I'm intending to give one of these to a grandmother-type person. In theory:

. . . the traditional framed silhouette . . . 

. . . and the modern, kids' art gallery "frame" (Pinterest how-to here)

Austin parents, Karl will be here doing sittings throughout the weekend; check his Facebook page for further details.

I'm silhouette smitten - anyone else getting in on this old/new trend?


Leslie said...

You don't see silhouettes much anymore. These are lovely!


Jen said...

Yes!! I recently had one made of my little boy ( after seeing Holly Mathers Interiors' blog (, as she has a few strewn about her living room as well.

Besides being a nice memento, I love the bit of formality silhouettes add to a living space.

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Yes! I love them! I even bought three black oval frames (a year ago) to do some of my kids. I (as usual) just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Emily said...

I am so glad you posted this. I've been wanting a silhouette to mark Jack's 1 year birthday...a professional one...not one that hacked up with my not too sharp scissors. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Sweet Master P! Yes, I was excited when I had BB sit for his silhouette by a visiting artist at my local consignment boutique (and queue freakout right now because I just remembered that the shop is closing and now I don't know how I'll get one made of LB...awesome.) And the other one did go to a "grandmother" type.

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