Monday, July 25, 2011

A new innovation in silhouettes

I give you, the patterned shadow! This one is of my cousin Maddie for her birthday:

I have been doing more events as well, I will post with images from a couple of those soon. If you would like to hire me as a Silhouette Artist for your party, wedding, etc. please contact me at:


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cutting Silhouettes for Weddings

I am available to cut silhouettes for Weddings, Parties and other Functions.
Contact me for details.

On June 11 I cut silhouettes at a beautiful garden wedding reception for a wonderful couple, Kendra and Matt. I cut two copies of each guest's silhouette, one when into the guest book to be signed by the sitter and the other was matted for the sitter to take home as a souvenir.

I even cut a special couple's silhouette while I was waiting to leave as a gift. The bride, groom and guests were all very pleased/impressed with the experience as well as their likenesses.

OSV Silhouettes

Now on display in the Village and the Museum Ed building in "cut-and-paste" form (the black shape is cut out and pasted onto white paper):







As well as in "hallow-cut" form (the negative image is cut out of the white paper and then pasted onto a black backing):




Sunday, June 5, 2011

Business Card for Silhouettes

So here is my finished business card*. I am available to cut silhouettes at weddings--I am doing my first of those this Friday--parties, and other events as well as in person and by mail. Silhouettes, tell your friends!

*address and phone number removed for internet privacy. For my full contact information leave me a message here or email me at


And just for fun, a few tea related sketches and a set of vegetable from non-costume day at Old Sturbridge Village. I do love my tea...actually I think the kettle is boiling just now. Cheers!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Went to visit my sister Becky in England the week before the Royal Wedding. Tried to keep a visual log while we were there drawing at least one--though usually two--pictures per day. The trip was amazing, I cannot wait until I am able to go back. I think I was meant to be English.


PS. via my little sister, a photo of the artist herself, hard at work finishing that sketch of Lyme Regis

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Spent the weekend at Old Sturbridge Village as "Esther Howland, Mother of the American Valentine". A Worcester original, she popularized Valentines--and thus Valentine's Day--in America with her handmade cards from 1847-1881.

Here are a few 19th century valentines of my own making:

And since Esther Howland made valentines ranging from $.05 to $50, my attempt at a $.05 card (needless to say, not too many of these, which is to say, none I could find, exist in this price range):

With Love,

Friday, February 11, 2011


A few practice silhouettes. If anyone feels so inclined, please post a photo of your profile and I will make one of you as well!

Soon to come: Esther Howland styled 19th c. Valentines

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmastide 2010

Just a few quick watercolour sketches from Christmas...

...and a Happy New Year!