Monday, November 05, 2007

silhouettes and other things

I made this as a Christmas gift for K. She is still young enough that I can show her things and she doesn't question what they are for so I showed her this. It was interesting to listen to her interpret it. It will hang in her bedroom or in the living room, I am not sure which.

I wrote a tutorial at Suite101 about how to make your own silhouettes from photos.

Other new articles include:

What Makes Waves?: Answers for Kids about the Ocean

How to Make a Photo Ornament

Handel's Hallelujah Chorus: The Story of the Culminating Chorus in The Messiah

A photo ornament that I made last years.


  1. What a lovely gift. Something to be proud of. I love the idea of the photo-tree-ornament.

  2. I show Issac his gifts all the time--he doesn't care --he likes knowing what is coming, not so keen on surprises. This is adorable.

  3. What a beautiful piece and somehow the silhouette does tellits own story.

  4. Anonymous5:45 AM

    I nlm & grandma would be interested in hearing what K had to say about the silhouettes. NLM

  5. Very nice take on an old style of art. I like the Victorian feel.


  6. such a great gift that can be saved and treasured as she gets older...
    I still have lots of christmas tree ornaments that were made my my girls when they were little... including pictures of them glued to things...
    love your ideas

  7. Oh Melissa ~ it's beautiful; what a treasure! My sister and I were always best friends (and still are very close). I love anything that celebrates the beauty of sisterhood.

  8. That is so wonderful. Gifts and decorations with kids' photos or artwork are always the most special.