Starting back in the early to mid-1990s, I used to cut silhouettes. All the time. I’ve probably done a couple hundred, at least. I’ve done scenes, people, animals and, my favorite,—kids with animals.
Then I got involved with artist trading cards, of which I cranked out about a hundred of them, too. When I take on something, I don’t do it half-assed, apparently.
Lately I’d been casting about for something to “artisticate,” as it’s known in my immediate family. Then, the coordinator of the kindergarten reading program where I volunteer asked me if I would cut a silhouette of her three-year-old daughter. Since she’s a friend and neighbor of my daughter, she’d seen some of my work on the walls of my granddaughter’s bedroom. I said I’d be glad to.
Now the silhouette bug has bitten again and today I dusted off my sharp Gingher scissors and cut out one of my favorites, a little girl using her umbrella to fend off an attacking goose. I plan to give it to the reading coordinator this next week on our final day for the year. She does a good job and perhaps has saved the program from the budgetary ax. (Always a possibility in Rick Perry’s world. *sigh*)
Anyway, here it is. Enjoy.
(It’s cut from velvety black silhouette paper and mounted on 5″ x 7″ card stock.)