Getting My Mojo Back

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.)

girl with goose



13 thoughts on “Getting My Mojo Back

  1. I can’t believe that we’ve been blog buddies all this time and you’ve never mentioned this talent. You just whipped that up, huh? Your artisticating is amazing! :)What else are you going to dazzle us with?


  2. When I was young back in the olden days of the 1950s, someone did a silhouette of my profile. I have never seen this type of silhouette of an intricate scene. This is amazing! What a talent.


  3. I’m interested the silhouettes for your grandchild’s room because I’d like to do that. Can I contact you to find out more? I live in Central Texas, too, and surrounded by Republicans and cats as well. Wonder how close we live to each other? I’d drive a ways just to meet another liberal!


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