Sunday, November 22, 2009

Anniversary Silhouettes

Mom, if you are reading away now! I'm taking a risk posting this today. My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, also Thanksgiving Day, and I'm about to show you their gift.
Mom is not one to wait for surprises, so she is probably still here.......(tapping foot)..........(folding arms).........waiting for Mom to click away from this post!!!!

Ok, hopefully she is gone. Now let me show you what I made for them:

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a very sweet lady asking me if I painted custom silhouettes. I told her I had never done that before, but let me give it a try on my own children and I'd let her know if it was something I felt I could offer her.
So, I took profile photos of my children's faces and sat down to draw and paint. After I was done, my boys could recognize themselves, and said they liked them (this is high praise coming from them both!). So, I decided to ask my sister for her son's profile photo and see if I could paint my nephew's silhouette as well.

So three silhouettes later, the end result is the gift. I've painted all three of my parent's grandchildren in silhouette as a gift for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Here are my two boys; their profile photos I used to paint their silhouettes and their finished silhouettes:

This weekend I was busy painting the grandchildren of the customer who first inquired about custom silhouettes, and I sent out a little announcement last weekend offering custom silhouettes to customers on my email list and have also started painting those. Thanks to my email list for your orders!!

After my Mom and Dad receive their gift, I'll offer this on my website as well as my Etsy.
(Mom would probably peek if I put it on there now!)

If you are interested, just send me an email (also on sidebar), and I'll give you all the details.

Happy 50th Anniversary to my parents.....I hope I didn't spoil any surprises!


Doreen said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom & dad! :)

This is wonderful Suzanne!!! What a fantastic gift and a great will be busy, busy, busy with this new venture!

Wishing you and your family and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sending you a hug,

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

They're wonderful. You have captured their detail perfectly.
Now do you do kitties and doggies too?
Enjoy your Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Oh and a special Happy 50th to your Mom and Dad.
xo Susan

Nana said...

This grandmother would be thrilled with mere photo copies of two handsome lads. In the meantime, best wishes for super success in this new art adventure.

Carole said...

Good morning Suzanne. The silhouettes are perfect. They do look like your children. What a perfect gift for your parents. I'm a grandmother and I can tell you that you mean the world to me to receive them.
Take care, and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a wonderful, meaningful gift, Suzanne, I know your parents will be beyond thrilled. And what a great celebration you will all have, 50 years !! Congratulations to your parents. Happy Thanksgiving, xoxo Lidy

Caitlin said...


Those silhouettes are perfect!
It's something I'm certainly going
to keep in mind...

~Alberta~ said...

Suzanne, those are gorgeous! A gift to be treasured for years to come!

Constance said...

These are just perfect. I really enjoy your blog and your art. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving.

Rachael Kinnison said...

Theyre PERFECT Suzanne~ PERFECT! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving/Anniversary party tomorrow~ 50 years together is SO special~ please give them my Congrats
xoxoxo rachael

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Wow Cool Idea!!!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and YOurs!!!!
Many Hugs,

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a wonderful gift!! Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!

Just popped by to say Happy Thanksgiving!


Ruth Welter said...

Hey Suzanne,

Happy Anniversary to your parents. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I love, love, love your custom silhouettes...they came out so beautifully.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a wonderful gift. And handsome boys too!

Hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving.