The Art of Silhouette




Few people realize what a wealth of detail exists in a well executed silhouette. Cassidy cuts hers from life in the traditional way, using special folded paper and scissors only, without preliminary drawing, shadow tracing or digital manipulation. Each silhouette is hand-mounted with special glue on 5”x 7” art boards, ready to be framed or placed in your scrapbook as an heirloom to last for generations. Cassidy also has special black oval frames for sale, made just for these silhouettes.

When her schedule allows, Cassidy goes to children’s boutiques and toy stores creating classic hand-cut silhouette portraits of remarkable warmth and detail in just minutes.  Since she can cut any age child, many parents bring their littlest children too – even babies. There is no better gift for moms and grandparents than a custom, hand-crafted work of art of their little ones — especially when the cost is so reasonable! (Please call or email for current prices.)

Cassidy is also available for fundraisers and private parties in the greater Chicagoland area. Add her to your next event to give it that special touch! Whether you are planning a mitzvah, wedding, birthday party, anniversary party, grad night, father-daughter dance, quinceanera, baby shower or French market, your guests will have a great time watching her create these unique mementos with nothing but her eyes and a pair of scissors. These truly are party favors that will be kept and cherished for years!

April 15: Brilliant Sky Toys, 21540 W. Field Pkwy, Deer Park, IL. Call 847-438-8300 for appointments.

April 21: Learning Express Toys, 610 Commons Dr. Geneva, IL. Call 630-232-8697 for appointments.

April 27 – 28: Geppetto’s Toy Box, 730 Lake St. Oak Park, IL. Call 708-445-9906 for appointments.

April 29: Gingerbread House Toys, 915 E. Washington St. Ste,3, Bloomington, IL. Call 309-827-8811 for appointments.

May 5,6,7: Building Blocks Toy Store, 3306 N. Lincoln Ave, Lakeview, Chicago IL. See website for appointments:

May 11-12: Building Blocks Toy Store, 2130 W. Division St, Wicker Park, Chicago, IL. See website for appointments:

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME! You may or may not get a spot, but many times you can, as not everyone makes their appointments. Please remember to come a bit early for your appointment, but you may have to wait as it is not always possible to keep right on time.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see what your child looks like in silhouette!

Please call or email Cassidy for availability and pricing: 630-859-3551

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