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I got started creating silhouettes when my oldest daughter, Alice, was three. I had taken a photograph of her and thought her sweet profile in silhouette form would be a meaningful gift for my mother, who had always cherished silhouettes of my brother, my sister and I as children. Leaning on my graphic designer background, I created her silhouette in Adobe Illustrator. I was amazed that the result, so simple in its classic black form, was still so recognizable as my child and it actually brought tears to my eyes. I so loved seeing her sweet face in a new way that I wanted to bring that feeling to other people. So, in 2008, I opened my Etsy shop, Blue Clara Paper Goods. Over the years, I’ve drawn countless faces, pets, wedding couples, etc. and it never gets old! It is truly remarkable how something as simple as pure black can still show off the unique character of every individual I have drawn. The best compliments I have ever gotten are when clients tell me I made the recipient cry, because it reminds me of the way I felt when I first saw my own child in silhouette form.
Isn’t she the greatest?
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