I’m very happy to be productive again in my new home studio! I went from having a 600 +/- square foot studio PLUS my additional studio downtown… to working in only a small corner of an apartment at the foot of our bed while we tried to sell our home and search for a new one. (During the holiday season, no less!!) This new one is not as large as my old home studio, but it goes up much higher and the bookcases allow me to utilize that space in a very organized and visible way. I also get the artists’ favorite, soft and steady Northern light through that window! I’m working on rematting and reframing my artwork to display on the walls next.
Thank you, everyone for your kind words. I’ve been back to work this week – staying busy is a good cure for now. Just wanted to show you some emailed silhouettes in progress. (It’s old fashioned hand cutting combined with latest technology – photos you email to me.) If you have questions about this process, try this link: http://heartpaperscissors.com/shop/ or email me. I’m not able to stop and talk on the phone very much at this point. Each day I snip, snip, snip, and then race to the UPS store to deliver, deliver, deliver. (I miss my SC UPS people – they knew me by name there.)
Hi! Time to update my status.
I am out of SC for now, but this does not have to stop your plans for getting a silhouette. For years, for all those people who’ve wanted a silhouette but couldn’t come visit me in SC, I have been doing silhouettes from my home studio for people all over the states and abroad! It’s a very easy process. 1) Instead of bringing your child(ren) in a car trip to see me, (or any age person or pet!), you can take photos from the comfort of your own home. What kind of photos? Click here: http://heartpaperscissors.com/silhouettes/order-by-email/2) Once I receive your photos, I enlarge them on my monitor as though they were sitting very still right across from me. Then I hold my scissors and paper up and start trimming until my paper looks like their profile. But you’d want to see what it looks like, of course…
3) As soon as I’ve finished hand cutting your silhouettes, I email you back with images of them for your approval. (I fold the paper before cutting so you’ll see two per subject, a left and a right facing silhouette.) Once you’ve approved the silhouettes, I can then write their names below in an elegant script (or leave blank), frame them (or place into plastic sleeves instead), and mail them safely to you.
(When it’s time to pay, you can click on my shop. http://heartpaperscissors.com/shop/ I will send your silhouettes to the address that appears in your invoice unless you direct otherwise.) E you soon!
The standard silhouettes are mounted onto 5×7″ acid free bristol board and you always get 2 per subject: a left facing silhouette and a right facing silhouette. That way you have one to keep and one to give away. But what if you need more? If you’d like a third or a fourth silhouette (or more), just let me know (from the beginning, if possible) and I will be sure to cut as many as you like. The extras are only $10 each – a great price for gift giving!
This silhouette is unique, she is one of three kids all dressed in sailor suits. Sailor suits are great for a little extra embellishment. Also, instead of writing out the name, we decided to do the initials only. (So glad I studied calligraphy when I was younger.)
Little girls are sporting such adorable haircuts these days. Cute little bobs and stylish coifs… There are so many pretty styles to choose from. When you take your little dear one to have her silhouette made, you may not realize, the bow that you may have placed carefully to the side of a parted coiffure… actually does not show up in the profile… or if it does, it overlaps and only a portion of the bow is part of the actual profile. But the bow is especially important in a short hairstyle – sometimes it is the best way to show the subject is a daughter and not a son. So usually, a silhouette artist hand cuts the bow as though it were placed on the very top of her head. I usually do this. But, as a mother, I also know that it makes a difference to me as far as how big that bow is or where it is placed… I may not even want the bow at all if it gets moved to the top, I may want it shown that it is always worn on the side, or that she only wears very small bows… So, this is what this little chart if for: all those mothers out there who would like to see some options. If you’re going to take the time to comb and brush each strand in place, I figure you might like to see some visuals. But don’t worry, if you can’t decide between them, your silhouette artist will know just what to do. So have a look… these are all profiles of the same little girl.
How a bow effects your silhouette.
The labradoodle didn’t come to the studio for photos. They emailed me a photo of the dog and she made the piece all the more special. The two sisters danced in the studio to Ring Around the Rosie and gave kisses and all sorts of great poses. Big sister leaning down to kiss her sibling was too cute to pass up.
I love projects that include the whole family! After creating all the silhouettes and getting final approval from the customer, I framed them all in a 16×20″ frame with greige mat. This will make a wonderful gift for the grandparents. All the names are written in an elegant script so they’ll know who’s who… even in years to come.