We're excited to be hosting Joyce Redman, a Silhouette Artist, this weekend at Lullaby Lane! These timeless portraits make a great (hint, cough, nudge, wink…) Mother's Day Gift idea! I can't wait to add my kids' silhouettes to our gallery wall! Here's more info, as well as a quick interview with Joyce:
Silhouette portraits - $20 per child, add’l copies $10 each
April 25 11:00am-5:00pm & April 26 10am-4pm
Joyce Redman will be creating the timeless art of silhouette portraits, intricately cut by hand and mounted on a background. Silhouettes make wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents, as well as creating your own family heirloom. Joyce is a third generation silhouette artist and started cutting silhouettes at the age of ten, and has worked as a silhouette artist for 28 years. Call Lullaby Lane at 419.878.0127 to sign up for your time slot!
What are the silhouette's made from? I use a special paper made for silhouette cutting- flat black on one side, white on the working side. Silhouettes are mounted on a white or off white vellum heavy weight paper.
We've got wiggly toddlers. How long will you need your subject to sit still? I have worked with all age children, and can work with the wiggly ones. I will usually have the littler ones sit on Mom's lapand look at a book. The initial silhouette takes about 5 min to complete.
How did you get involved with such a rare craft? I began cutting silhouettes with my Grandmother: Hilda Mayer, Mother: Gloria Kelley when I was about 9 years old. They had a studio in the upper peninsula and I spent my summers with them there. They would let me cut and practice to keep me busy and entertained. I started working in the business when my three children were old enough and beginning to look at college. My Great Aunt, Audrey Waite, was also a silhouette artist and worked a lot in the Toledo area.
Thanks so much, Joyce. We're looking forward to hosting! Please call us at 419.878.0127 to sign up for your spot today!