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: email@example.com
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.
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!
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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!
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
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):