Tuesday, March 3, 2009

jennyleefowler: custom silhouette portraits

Leaf Silhouette Custom Portrait
{ custom maple leaf silhouette portrait }

how awesome is this? seriously. i saw jennyleefowler's custom birch silhouette in an etsy finds email and clicked on it out of idle curiosity (probably because i loved *this* profile portrait etsy find from turnyourhead so much) -- and these are just so, so delicate and beautiful.

before, i admit i thought silhouettes and portraiture of this kind a bit trendy, cloying, self-involved. maybe even precious. then i saw these little pieces of art -- materials are wonderful, but even more amazing is that she doesn't trace, photoshop, or use shadows -- this woman cuts these out freehand -- with, in her words, "observation and terribly sharp little scissors." brilliant.

and what does this have to do with weddings, you ask? could be a gift portrait for your friends, or the image scanned for a save the date. or... ideas?

Ya Habibi, My Darling Tomato, Silhouette PortraitCustom Silhouette Portrait Pair
Custom Couple Silhouette-- Valentine SaleLeaf Silhouette Custom Portrait
Wing SilhouetteCustom Birch Bark Silhouette Portrait
Grand Custom Silhouette PairCustom Red Silhouette Portrait
more at jennyleefowler.etsy.com and jennyleefowler.blogspot.com

16 comments:

  1. These are amazing! Especially like the ones made from leaves. So creative.

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  2. These silhouettes are Fantastic !

    Gosh, now I will be looking at leaves in a whole new light. :)

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  3. Love them,they are beautiful!

    isthisreallife.etsy.com

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  4. I think those are so cute! How did they make the ones out of leaves???

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  5. Thanks so much for posting my work. Silhouettes always struck me as a bit stale until I started seeing them as real people in a moment in time. And I like people very much, and time is a bit precious after all. :)

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  6. These are so intense! At first I though I was just looking at a leaf. Then I looked closer and I saw a persons profile! Neat!

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  7. wow they are amazing!! wow..triple wow :-D

    Silvia

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  8. LOVE these! What a great way to use leaves in such a unique way!

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  9. ah i love these! thank you for posting.

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  10. you are awesome and i adore your finds!!

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  11. wow that is pretty darn amazing.

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  12. Incredible! They are the perfect bouttoniere for a fall wedding.

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  13. Oh wow, I LOVE the ones made from leaves! My mom has some on the black tissue paper from my brother and I were little. I've been thinking about getting a new one done of each of us so I've been looking at them a lot on Etsy, but somehow I missed these!

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