Dear Friends! Thanks for your patience with me and silly Typepad. Its slowly getting better although I still cant view my blog :( But fortunately for you I have a special guest blogger today, Kristie Barnett of Making Arrangements. Thanks for saving the day Kristie!
Silhouetted figures were very popular before modern photography. Often those black paper cut-outs were the only way to immortalize faces of the ones you loved. Even after photographic images were common, artists continued making silhouettes of lovely ladies and little children. Check out the profile of this smashing 1960's babe!
The art of paper silhouette cutting has experienced a resurgence over the last few years and is evident in the world of decor. Multiple silhouettes in a tight grouping make an eye-catching display.
I love the way these silhouettes have patterns integrated into the background or foreground to create a funky, updated effect.
Now you can find silhouettes on many decorative items such as pillows, fabric, bookends, even bulletin boards.
Today it's common to find silhouettes of things other than people, such as animals and trees. And silhouettes are instantly updated by adding color, not just the predictable black and white images we are used to seeing.
And of course, vinyl wall clings of silhouetted chandeliers are particularly popular these days. For more vinyl wall clings, check out my posthere.
I have a small collection of silhouettes that I picked up at an antique mall. I use them to decorate my window sills and to hang on a black tabletop tree at .
A couple of years ago, I went on a local home tour and saw these precious silhouettes in this lady's hallway. I asked her about them, and she told me she had them done of her children by this silhouette artist that travels around the country handcutting children's silhouettes. She gave me his name and a few months later, I noticed in the newspaper that this guy was coming a local mall for a weekend. I dragged my then-young children and stood in line for longer than I like to remember. But it was so worth it to get these precious works of art memorializing my girls at a certain time in their lives. Here's one of them:
Thanks to Heather for letting me guest host on her beautiful blog today! Hope you all have a blessed day. And hope you will check out my blog for decorating and party planning inspiration!