silhouettes. They're so lovely and elegant and classy. When I saw these silhouettes, I knew that I wanted to do something similar for our family-- make a silhouette of each person so that we can remember how they are at this moment. And with a few clicks around on the Internet (what would I do without you?), I discovered that it's quite easy to do using Photoshop (or in our case, our linux equivalent... yeah, I am married to a computer guy). So here's our first silhouette, me. I made mine on the computer, printed it, and then cut it out of black construction paper. Hopefully I'll upgrade to some fancier black paper next time I go to the paper store. I think I might add some pearls around my neck. Ben is coming soon, and those two sweet girls of mine as soon as I remember to take a profile picture of them when they're awake.
Now I need to find some funky vintage frames at the thrift store like this or this or this.
And for the record, my silhouette is definitely not going to be hanging over the mantle permanently! I just haven't figured out where, and the babies are napping so I can't nail any holes in the wall at this moment so I subbed it in for existing artwork (a silhouette of birds, actually). Perhaps in the hallway?