TEA WITH THE QUEEN IN MIAMI BEACH


This is an entirely hand made collage that features cantaloupe silhouette of Queen Elizabeth 2's profile on an aqua background. It's like tea with the Queen in Miami Beach!! Very strong graphic quality. Sort of what I'd call neo-traditional pop art and perfect for gift-giving. Work is mounted on an 5x7 board, ready for framing or even perfect on its own! Limited edition piece signed and numbered by artist on the back.  
Layered with non-yellowing protective coating and available here

ROYAL PROFILE



Blame it on my English blood (one of many strains this "mutt" - me has, including Italian, French, Irish and Native American), but I have a fascination with the Queen Elizabeth II's profile. I have had some fun pairing colors with these silhouette collages I created. They are both available now in my shop.

**Don't forget that I will also gladly create a custom silhouette of someone you love! You can buy a custom silhouette package in my Etsy store as well, specifying your color preferences. Time to get scissor-happy, kids!!

CUSTOM SILHOUETTES



These are two custom silhouettes that I created for a client in Chicago of her two dogs, Bernie and Henry. I am also happy to capture your children or a loved one in any size or color combination. These would make a great gift for a birthday or the holidays. Contact me for more info here.

I hope that you all have an outstanding weekend and I will see you on Monday!

A NEW CHAIR SILHOUETTE COLLAGE

The latest in my ongoing series of handcut chair silhouette collages, this piece features an inticately delicate Chinoiserie style chair on a geranium pink background (so intricate that I had a serious case of scissor cramp upon completion!) Measures 12 x 16 inches on board with protective coating. Ready to frame or perfect as is! Limited edition. Available now on my Etsy site.

ELKINS CHAIR SILHOUETTE COLLAGE

Welcome to the first official week of Spring!

This is an new addition to my shop. An entirely hand made collage, not a print. This collage features a white, intricately hand-cut silhouette of a classic Frances Elkins designed chair on a luscious lilac colored background. It's triple-coated with a clear and non-yellowing protective coating. Very strong graphic quality. Sort of what I'd call neo-traditional pop art. Work is mounted on an 12 x 16 gesso board, ready for framing or even perfect on its own!

Limited edition piece signed and numbered by me on the back. Click here to shop!

ROBBY SCISSORHANDS

This is my favorite of his pieces - "He had been treated shabbily, but he was determined not to return bad behavior with bad behavior, but to rise above it. Rise above it. Rise above it. Resolving himself not to be dragged down to the grim faced level of their bitter existences. But to always return a frown with a grin and a scowl with a smile and a song and rise above it. Rise above it. Rise above it!"
Wow - a great deal of wisdom in this message and an especially apropos reminder considering some individuals I've run across lately. Karma does happen, people.

My dear grandmother would have loved these, as she was a huge fan of silhouettes and her entire bathroom was decorated with them. Hmmm, do they have Google Reader in heaven?

This is so simple and beautiful - "You're in my head".

Offbeat humor that makes you smile - "This bell will ring when I am cruel to you and make you cry - this bell will ring when we go bowling next"

This is the amazingly phenomenal work of Scissor Master - Artist Rob Ryan . I have admired his work since I first saw it a couple of years ago. He has shown his genius craft worldwide, has published a book and also sells his work via Etsy. Just look at the detail and intricacy - not to mention the wisdom and the dry, British humor.
Having worked extensively with scissors myself (and suffered many a case of "scissorcramp"), I have quite an admiration for someone who has taken his scissor craft to a whole new level and elevated the skill of cutting to fine art. The best part is that his wit is equally as sharp as the scissors he uses to express it. Check out his blog here.

CANINE PROFILES

Silhouette of Bernie, a Chicago dweller

BERNIE

Henry's handsome profile

HENRY -
If dogs are a man's best friend, then why aren't there more dog portraits hanging on our walls? Here are a couple of commissions finished recently for my client, Michelle, in Chicago. They are custom silhouettes of her adorable canine friends, Bernie and Henry. They were done on 12 x 12 x 2 inch aquabord in complimentary colors to hang as a pair. Besides silhouettes, I also paint dog portraits. If you are interested in immortalizing one of your furry friends, or giving a unique, un-boring kind of gift, please don't hesitate to contact me!

ELKINS SILHOUETTE ON LILAC


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Elkins Silhouette on Lilac by Anne Harwell
16 x 24 x .75 inches * 2008
Mixed Media (acrylic, painted paper, board)

This original is for sale now on my Etsy site. It's a much larger scale work than most of my prints and previous collages. Features a large hand-cut silhouette, painted black, of an Elkins chair on a lilac strie background. Surface is 3/4 inch board. Black finished edges, no frame necessary, ready to hang with groove and wire on back.

LOUIS STRIKES AGAIN!

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This handcut silhouette collage features the classic silhouette of a fine French Louis XIV bergere, in a beautiful shade of aqua on a leafy background the shade of a regal purple. This is a limited edition, completely hand-cut and assembled collage - 6x6 on gessoboard. Numbered and signed by artist on back. Several of these small collages would make a great statement grouped together on a wall! Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend!

GOING GREEN


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This handcut silhouette collage features the classic lines of a fine French Limoges china coffee pot in heavy, textured black on a light green, mini-circular patterned background. This is a limited edition, completely hand-cut and assembled collage - 6x6 on gessoboard. Numbered and signed by artist on back.

LILIBET IN LILAC


Blame it on my English ancestry, but there's just something I find so appealing about this monarch's profile! This handcut silhouette collage features the British regent in all her regal splendor on a luscious lilac colored background. This is a limited edition, completely hand-cut and assembled collage - 6x6 on gessoboard. Numbered and signed by artist on back.


SF GIRL BY BAY


Just wanted to thank Victoria of SF Girl By Bay for including my "Royal Silhouette" collage in a photo grid today as part of today's post. Victoria is a great style/art/decor scout who always manages to spot something beautiful or unique and pass it on. Her writing style is warm, personal, witty and insightful. If you aren't already one of her readers, check her blog out now. I know you will soon be adding her to your favorites list.

ROYAL SILHOUETTE


Hand-cut 3 layer silhouette (11x14)
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This is an entirely hand made collage, not a print. Collage features white hand-cut jewelry on black silhouette of Queen Elizabeth 2 of England's profile with a purple and white leaf-print background. I had fun creating this partly because of it's very strong graphic quality. I also love the silhouette for it's classic beauty - feels like decorating a stamp or coin and colorizing it a little. Sort of what I'd call neo-traditional pop art. Work is mounted on an 11x14 gesso board, ready for framing or even perfect on its own! Protective coating included. Signed and dated by artist on the back.

GARDEN PAVILION SILHOUETTE COLLAGE


Hand cut silhouette on paper mounted on gesso board (8x10)
This collage was inspired by English garden pavilions of the 18th century which were modeled after Oriental architecture. This collage features a hand-cut silhouette of one of these pavilions in black on a contrasting yellow polka-dotted background, complete with protective finish and painted edges. This collage comes ready to frame or can be left as is! Signed and dated on back by artist.

TEA SET SILHOUETTE COLLAGE


Hand cut paper silhouettes on paper collage (14x11)
These silhouettes are of a classic Limoge teapot, creamer and sugar bowl. Solid blue on a light-green and white leaf print. A sublime color combo, trust me! Ready to be framed or left as is with protective finish and painted edges. Signed and dated on back by artist. Available on my Etsy site.