Thursday, October 2, 2008


A couple people asked me how we did the silhouettes, so I'll just post it here.
But first, look at these clowns at Logan Airport this afternoon, wearing sweatshirts for the first time since, oh, last February ...

So, here's how:
We used a dim room, where I tacked up white butcher paper on the wall. I set up a flashlight, aiming at the wall. The kids took turns sitting in the flashlight beam, and I used one hand to hold them still ("Hold STILL, honey!") and one hand to trace their profiles with a pencil. It took, maybe, three minutes. Then I taped the butcher paper to a big sheet of black construction paper, cut along the tracing, let the kids decorate the white ones (I hung the girls' embellished versions on the door of their room, as if they're looking at one another), and saved the black ones for mounting and framing.
Next time I'll even get the eyelashes in the right place. But I think it really captures them, in my totally humble and unbiased opinion, you know?

P.S. I see that Sarah Palin, bless her heart, has been taking elocution lessons from President Bush. All together now: Nu-CLEAR!!!


Becca said...

I love this! It seems straightforward enough that even I could potentially do it, and that's saying a lot. Plus, they turned out just beautifully.

nicole r said...

you're here :) yay! will i get to see you on sunday?

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Vanessa said...

Love the picture of your cuties.