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!

More venues are being added all the time. Please check back soon!

Sept. 9-10: Geppetto’s Toy Box, 730 Lake St. Oak Park IL. Please call 708-445-9906 for an appointment.
Sept. 23-24: Building Blocks Toys in Lakeview, 3306 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago. Please visit their website for appointments, closer to the dates:
Sept. 29-23: Building Blocks Toys in Wicker Park, 2130 W. Division St. Chicago. Please visit their website for appointments, closer to the dates:
Dec. 10: Smitten Boutique,1047 W. Madison St. Chicago. Please call for appointments closer to the date: 312-226-7777
Dec. 15-16: Gingerbread House Toys, 915 E Washington, Suite 3,in Bloomington Illinois. Please call the store for appointments: 309-827-8811

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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